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Beelzebub 1,026 (18/10/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on October 24th, 2009

Simon Harris.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, cd=cryptic definition, dd=double definition.

Across
1 COCKTAIL BARS – COCK + (BAR in TAILS).
9 ASCENDANCE – DANC[e] in A SCENE.
11 PEN PAL – PEAL “involving” (N + P).
12 DISCAL – (A CD IS L)*.
14 INTERCESSOR – I + N + TERCES + SOR[e].
16 KERMA – [thic]KER MA[sses].
17 GOLD NOTE – GO + (TO LEND)*.
19 PLETHORA – THOR[n] in PLEA.
21 TRAMP – [abrup]T + RAMP.
23 CREDULOUSLY – CR + [s]EDULOUSLY.
24 NEATER – N + EATER.
25 USNEAS – UNEAS[e] “about” S.
26 EPHEMERIDS – (M[ayflies] + SPIED HERE)*.
27 SHIRT DRESSES – (SHRED SISTER’S)*.
Down
1 COPING-STONES – (SIGNPOST ONCE)*.
2 OPEN-SOURCE – 0 + PENS + OUR + CE.
3 CANTAL – CAN’T + AL[l].
4 T-CART – TRACT<.
5 INDEBTED – INDEED “holding” BT.
6 BASSET HOUND – (ASSET + H[ave]) in BOUND.
7 ANCORA – COR in ANA.
8 SELF-ANALYSIS – (ASSES[sment] + FINALLY)*.
10 SPEEDOMETER – DEEPS< + REMOTE*.
13 ARMOR PLATE – (MORE PART LA)*.
15 COLOURED – COED “suppressing” LOUR.
16 KARAHI – KARA[c]HI.
20 OBSESS – BOSSES*.
22 JOSIE – IS< in JOE.

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