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Beelzebub 1,027 (25/10/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on October 31st, 2009

Simon Harris.

Apologies for the later than usual blog. I only found out yesterday that I was expected to work today. So anyway, here's Beelzebub 1,027, which I found to be a fair bit more challenging than recent puzzles.

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

Across
1 SANSERIF – (S “restrained by” SANER) + IF. “S” for “strangeness”, from physics, was a new abbreviation to me.
7 HALL – H + ALL.
10 MINEFIELD – MILD “accepting” (FEE IN)*.
11 PONG – dd.
12 PALABRA – PAL + AB + RA.
13 PLANET-STRUCK – PLAN + TEST* + RUCK.
15 LIVID – L + DIVI<.
18 SLABBERY – SLY “to capture” [j]ABBER.
19 VILIPEND – V + I + LIP + END.
22 AEDES – [larv]AE DES[troyed].
23 DECALCOMANIA – (LEAN ACADEMIC)*.
24 ASINICO – (1 + C) in [c]ASINO.
25 KILL – dd.
26 PECCARIES – PEC + CARIES.
27 EYRE – hom. of “air”.
28 APIARIES – PI in (A + ARIES).
Down
1 SUPPLY – SUP + PLY.
2 AEOLIPILE – (I + LO + EA)< + PILE.
3 SIGNIFICANCE – (FIGS IN)* + (CAN in ICE).
4 ENZED – Z in DENE<.
5 REPTILES – (E + PT) in RILES.
6 FILTH – F + [t]ILTH.
7 HEART-BREAKER – (ART in HEBRE[w]) + RAKE*.
8 ALBUMEN – (BUM in ALE) + N.
9 LEAKEY – LEA + KEY.
14 CORBEILLE – COR + (BEE “around” ILL).
16 TANDOORI – (AID OR NOT)*.
17 GLACIER – G + (LIE “about” AC) + R.
19 VIDAME – VIE “to protect” DAM.
20 PSALMS – PS + ALMS.
21 PLICA – C in (AIL + P)<.
22 AMNIA – A + MAIN*.

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