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Beelzebub 1,037 (03/01/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on January 8th, 2010

Simon Harris.

I’m not sure if this was hard or easy – I made heavy weather of it at first, managing only a few answers in a first session, then raced through the rest on returning a day later.

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

Across
1 INNSBRUCK – I + (NS in NB) + RUCK.
11 ELUDES – LUD in [d]EE[p].
13 UNAUNA in (U + U).
14 BALL – dd. Nicely misleading clue.
15 PANACEA – ACE in (PAN A).
16 ATHANASY – AT HAN[d] + [e]ASY.
18 ROARERO in RARER.
20 DUEL – DUE + [c]L[ash].
21 MIMOGRAPHER – (PROGRAMME + [t]HI[s])*.
23 OSTEODERMIC – [d]O[ctors] + (SOME CREDIT)*.
25 NOVA – ON< + V[ery] A[bruptly].
27 AKIMBOA + [s]KIM + BO.
29 THIRTEEN – (I in HRT) + TEEN.
32 TAIAHAS – AHA in TAIS.
33 TWIN – TWIN[e].
34 PRAT – TARP<.
35 LIEGE – EG in LIE.
36 STREAKIER – STREA[m] + KIER.
Down
1 DEBARMENTBAR in DEMENT.
2 FLAT – L in FAT. “Natural” is used here in the musical sense.
3 FULHAMS – FUL[l] + HAMS.
5 NEON – [o]NE ON[e]. A deceptively clever one that took a bit of figuring out.
6 SHASTA DAISYS + HAS + (DAIS in TAY).
7 BUNYIP – BUN + YIP.
8 RUAIDHRI – (AID in RUHR) + I.
9 UNCE – UNC[l]E.
10 CAESEE in CASE. I made life difficult for myself by writing in CEASE first – I suspect I wasn’t the only one!
12 SPARROWHAWK – (ROW + HAW) in SPARK.
17 ALE-CONNER – AL[l] + ECON + N + [be]ER.
19 ROTAVATE – A VAT in ROTE.
22 EMMEWED – EMME[t] + WED.
24 EITHNA – (HATE IN)*.
26 OP ART – O’ PART.
28 LIAR – RAIL<.
30 RILE – RI[f]LE.
31 EIGGI in EGG.

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