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Beelzebub 1,041 (31/01/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on February 5th, 2010

Simon Harris.

A mixed week for me. I proudly managed all but a handful quite quickly without opening a dictionary, stumbled on a couple more, then failed on 4dn having inexplicably written in HORNPIPE at 4ac. More care is clearly needed in future.

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

Across
1 OLEO – O + LEO.
4 CORNPIPE – from HORNPIPE, with a “change of character”.
10 DEGREE DAYS – (A GREED) in DEY’S.
12 ADMIRALS – (SLAM RAID)*.
13 MIMESIS – M + (ME in (IS + IS)).
14 RAVE – [b]RAVE.
15 ESAU – [arrogat]ES AU[thority].
17 KHMER – K + H[o]MER.
21 DERRIERE – ERR in (DIE + RE).
22 RUISDAEL – RESIDUAL*.
23 YRAPTYR + APT.
25 ALBI – AL[i]BI.
26 ASMA – [syri]A’S MA[inly].
28 WERWOLF – W + FLOWER*.
30 DISSUADE – D + (DA< in ISSUE) .
31 GINGER BEER – GIN + GERBE + ER.
32 STRATOSE – O in (STARTS< + E[ggs]).
33 BRIM – BR + I’M.
Down
1 ODOMETRY – 0 + DO + MET + RY.
2 EGOMANIA – (ME AGAIN + 0)*.
3 ORFE – F[ish] in ORE.
4 CEASE – C + EASE.
5 OEDIPEAN – (ONE PA DIE)*.
6 NAIF – A in FIN<.
7 PYRRHIC – (YR + R + H) in PIC.
8 PULVERABLE – ((VERA + B[oy]) in PULL) + E.
9 ELSE – [nov]ELS E[vidently].
11 DISCURSIST – (R in DISCUS IS) + T.
16 PRECEDES – REC in PEDES.
18 MELLOWER – ELL in MOWER.
19 RENIFORM – INFORMER*.
20 ASPASIA – PAS in ASIA.
24 FRERE – R in FREE.
26 ADDS – A DDS.
27 DUNT – dd.
29 WEBB – B in WEBB. Sidney Webb.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,041 (31/01/10)”

  1. Conrad Cork says:

    Simon

    Thanks for the blog. I really enjoyed this one. Nearly fell for hornpipe too, but some strange force made me hold back. :-)

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