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Beelzebub 1,050 (04/04/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on April 12th, 2010

Simon Harris.

A mixed one for me, initially thinking I’d be done in record time, but eventually almost failing to finish at all. 5dn is yet to be explained.

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

Across
1 MIDDLE SCHOOL – (CHILLED MOODS)*.
10 APPEAREDAPP + EARED.
12 NOSEMA – (A MESON)<.
13 TREFA – REF in (T + A).
15 CARREL – (R in CARE) + L.
16 EYELASHES – EYE + L + ASHES.
18 DRAYS – ‘D + RAYS.
19 DEGRADE – D + E GRADE.
20 AILETTE – A1 + LETTE[r].
23 RARER – R + A + R + E + R.
25 RE-EMERGED – (MERE GREED)*.
26 IDOLUM – I DO + LUM[p].
30 NAIAS – (A + I) in SAN<. I'm not sure why SAN = "tub".
31 ISOLDE – LIE[be]S[t]OD*.
32 SEMESTER – (SEES TERM)*.
33 METAPHYSICAL – (CHEMIST A PLAY)*.
Down
2 I-PODI + POD.
3 DEEPLY – DEE + PLY.
4 LAMBASTE – BAST in LAME.
5 ERAS – I didn’t quite follow this one: “Put nothing in for endless periods of time“.
6 SEICHE – ICH in SEE.
7 HERR – HE + R[uh]R &lit.
8 OVERLARGE – OVERL (LOVER, with the L at the end) + RAGE*.
9 OFFEND – OFF + END.
10 ANTEDATING – ANT + (‘D in EATING).
11 HALBERDIER – (L + B[litzing] + E[nemy]) in HARDIER.
14 SEALPOINT – (SPANIEL TO)*.
17 EGRESSES – EG + [d]RESSES.
21 IODATE – I + 0 + DATE. I made life difficult for myself initially by writing in the almost-plausible but patently wrong I + 0 + DINE.
22 TEMPEH – MET< + HEP<.
24 ARIOSI – A RIO + SI.
27 LAVA – AVAL<.
28 RIMY – [g]RIMY.
29 IDEA – I + DEA[r].

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,050 (04/04/10)”

  1. TimR says:

    5d Put nothing in for (in crossword?) = eras[e]. Doesn’t seem quite right though….. Only works if you have put in the wrong thing first!

  2. Beelzebub says:

    Chambers defines ERASE as ‘to replace with characters representing zero’

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