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Beelzebub 1,028 (01/11/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on November 7th, 2009

Simon Harris.

I was rather proud of how well I did here, managing all answers but one before even opening the dictionary. I won't tell which one defeated me as it's one of the easier ones here!

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

Across
1 SWEEP-WASHER – SWEEP + WAS + HER.
10 THINLY – THIN[g] + L[ad]Y.
12 VEXER – X in VEER.
13 RUSSULAE – ([a]S USUAL)* in [fo]RE[st].
15/16 AURUM POTABILE – A + U + RUM + POT + A + BILE.
17 HARRIS – HARR[y] + IS.
20 AGASSI – A GAS + IS<. Andre, of course.
21 AEETES – (TEE in SEA)<.
23 BESSEL – BE + LESS<. Friedrich Bessel.
25/28 COLONIAL GOOSE – COLON + 1 + (G[out] “tucking into” A LOOSE).
30 SUPERIOR – PERIO[d] in SUR[e].
31 ROSET – ROSE + T.
32 DUENDE – END in DUE.
33 LETTERPRESS – LETTER + PRESS.
Down
1 STRAP-HANGERPH in STRANGERS.
2 WHUP – [fello]W + HUP.
3 ENSEAR – ENS + EAR.
4 PLUMB – PLUM + B[ranch].
5 AVAILABLELAN in AVAILE.
6 HEJURA – HE + JURA.
7 EXPRESS – EX PRESS.
8 REPULSE – RE[d] + PULSE.
9 CREMAILLERES – CRE[w] + MARSEILLE.
11 ISN’TS in INT.
14 DISSOLUTE – SOLITUDE’S*.
18 AEROSOL – (SORE + A)< + O[ld] + L[inament].
19 REHOUSE – EH in ROUSE.
22 TASSET – TAS[k] + SET.
24 SNORER – (N + OR) in SER.
26 ONE UP – NE in OUP.
27 IAIN – I + A + 1 + N.
29 MODS – MO[o]DS.

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