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Beelzebub 1,048 (21/03/2010)

Posted by Simon Harris on March 28th, 2010

Simon Harris.

I’d say this was about average difficulty for Beelzebub, without too much to comment on, other than the unusually large number of abbreviations used – which became evident on formatting the HTML for this post!

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

Across
1 CRYPTOLOGIST – CRY + P + TO + LO + GIST.
10 ROSARIAN – SARI in ROAN.
12 QUINTET – (N + [char]T) in QUIET.
13 SABOTSS + AB[b]OTS.
14 FREERR in REEF<.
15 DISADORN – (SAD + OR) in DIN.
17 AYES – A YES.
18 SEALGH – GALES* + H.
20 MERGES – ERG in MES[s].
21 CAPECA + PE.
23 CAMISADOC + AIMS* + ADO.
26 NOTED – NO + TED.
28 VARIER – RAV< + IE + R.
29 TOTALLY – TO + TALLY.
30 PINCHGUT – (INCH + G) in PUT.
31 MEETING-HOUSE – (EIGHT MEN)* + OUSE.
Down
1 CRASSAMENTUM – (MASS< + TUNE*) in CRAM .
2 ROMANY – OMAN in RY.
3 PAGOD – (DO + GAP)<.
4 TRITIDE – TRI[m] + TIDE.
5 LAURASIA – (AURA + S) in LIA[r].
6 GENRO – GEN + RO.
7 INTERLACINGL in (NINE TRAGIC)*.
8 SNEEN in SEE.
9 TETRAHEDRITE – (THE TRADE)* + RITE.
11 SABRE-RATTLE – (RE + TART*) in SABLE.
16 SASSOLIN – (L + I) in SASSO[o]N.
19 ENDARCH – END + ARCH.
22 PLEXUS – LEX in PUS.
24 MEANT – [troubleso]ME ANT[ics].
25 ORTHO – [p]ORTHO[s].
27 OOZE – O + OZ + E.

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