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Beelzebub 1,046 (07/03/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on March 14th, 2010

Simon Harris.

Blimey this was a tough one. That, plus most of the week spent at a conference means this week’s posting is a little late.

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

Across
1 ETAPE – E + TAPE.
5 ADREADS – A + D + READS.
11 XEROX – REX< + OX.
12 HEIMWEHHE + I’M + W + HE<.
13 PRASEP + RASE.
15 TEMENE – MEN in TEE.
16 MUENSTER – [m]EN in MUSTER.
17 LOIRET – IRE in LOT.
19 SINOLOGIST – (NO LOG IS) in SIT.
22 CALCEDONIO – (CO + CO + LEAD IN)*.
28 NOTING – NOT[h]ING.
29 BARRETTE – Elizabeth BARRETT Browning + E.
30 ABEIGHS – A + B[oat] + EIGH[t].
31 HOLSTSM in HOLT.
32 MACLEOD – (CAME + OLD)*. I’m not sure which old spy’s real name this is, perhaps Banda MacLeod.
33 SPLAY – ‘S + PLAY.
34 ALTERNE – ‘T in (A LERNE).
35 TYIYNY “repeatedly seen amongst” TIN.
Down
1 EXPULSE – EX PULSE.
2 TERROIR – I in TERROR.
3 ARABIN – RABI in AN.
4 POST ROAD – POST + (A in ROD).
6 DETERGENTS – DETER + GENTS.
7 RIENZI – RIEN + ZI[p].
8 AWETO – A + WET + O[range[.
9 DENES – DEN[i]ES.
10 SHERDS + HERD.
14 AUTOCHTHONCH in AUTO-THON. Here, AUTO-THON is a nice nonsense back-formation from AUTO (religious drama) and e.g. teleTHON.
18 ISOTROPY – I + SOT + ROPY.
20 LINDSAY – LIN + D + SAY.
21 LOGHTYN – LOG + HT + Y + N.
23 LIEGER – I in LEGER.
24 NIELLI – (IE + L + L) in Ni.
25 OBAMAAM in OBA.
26 CABAL – CAB + AL[l].
27 ERECT – E + RECT.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,046 (07/03/10)”

  1. Beelzebub says:

    Implausibly enough, Mata Hari’s real name was Mrs MacLeod, following a marriage to a Scottish sailor.

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