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Beelzebub 1,040 (24/01/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on January 29th, 2010

Simon Harris.

A good week, I think. This took me several sessions, but I was determined not to cheat. Everything was ultimately solvable, though 1ac was unfamiliar enough to require some undirected Chambers-browsing on my part.

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

Across
1 TROU-DE-LOUP – (OLD ROUTE)* + UP.
10 ROUT – dd.
11 UNGAIN – [r]UNG + IN.
12 OPEN-ARMED – (PEN in OAR) + MED.
13 BESTOWAL – BEST + (A in OWL).
15 ESKERS – ESK + [d]E[b]R[i]S.
16 BARDO – BAR + DO.
17 HISTRIONISM – (IN HIT OR MISS)*.
19 PERSPECTIVE – (P in PERSE) + [a]CTIVE.
22 ENTIA – (AIT + NE)<.
24 DROOLSDR + SOLO*.
26 METAPLOT – MET A PLOT.
28 PALSGRAVE – SLAP< + GRAVE.
29 LITTLEL in LITTE[r].
30 BUSK – dd.
31 MATELLASSE – (TELL + AS) in SEAM*.
Down
1 TRIBESPEOPLE – (RIB in (POET + ESP))* + L + E.
2 ROBER – SOBER with its ends swapped.
3 OUTSKIRTS – SKI in (RUT SO)*.
4 DEPORT – R in DEPOT.
5 ENEW – E + NEW.
6 LUNATIC – (I + TA)< in LUNC[h].
7 UGRIAN – (G + AIR<) in UN.
8 WIELDS – I in WELDS.
9 AND NO MISTAKE – (N in DOMAIN*) + STAKE.
14 FRIVOLOUS – (IV in FOR*) + LOUS[e].
18 REFEREERE + (ER in FEE).
20 ENTAILTA in LINE<.
21 SIESTA – [fanta]SIES TA[inted].
22 TRAVELT + RAVEL.
25 LOESS – 0 in LESS.
27 TALL – [s]TALL.

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