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Beelzebub 1,051 (11/04/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on April 17th, 2010

Simon Harris.

This seemed a tough week for me, reaching for the dictionary with about two entries written in. I think it was just the vocabulary that did for me, as the clueing seems clear and there’s nothing that didn’t make sense in the end.

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

Across
1 LAPSTRAKES – PARTS* in LAKES.
11 KNOPKN + OP.
12 RETIRACY – RITE< in RACY.
13 COWAN – COW + AN.
14 ADULTS – ULT in ADS.
15 HITCHING POST – (ITCHING + P) in HOST.
16 ONE-ERS – NE’ER in OS.
19 ATHEISES – (THE + IS) in SEA<.
20 NEW AGERS – NÉ + WAGERS.
24 OTELLOO + TELL + O.
25 CRASSAMENTUM – CRASS + AMENTUM.
27 YAKUTS – YAK + U[sing] T[rue] S[iberian].
28 LECCYCC in LEY.
29 THALAMIC – A LAM in THIC[k].
30 SHIM – H in SIM.
31 SEVEN-A-SIDES + EVEN + (‘S in AIDE).
Down
2 ANOINTED – I in (ANON + TED).
3 POWTER – T[axes] in POWER.
4 SPACE CAPSULE – PACE in (PLACES US)* &lit.
5 REGISTER – GIST in RE[ad]ER.
6 KIDGIE – KID + GIE.
7 ERUPTIVENESS – (UPSET IN VERSE)*.
8 SALON – AL[l] in SON.
9 ACTS – [f]ACTS.
10 CYSTOSTOMY – (SOT MOST)* in (C + [surger]Y + [surger]Y).
13 CHOANOCYTE – (TOO CHANCY)* + [jailhous]E.
17 THROMBIN – M in (THROB + I + N).
18 PELLUCID – PELL + [m]UCID.
21 GUSTAV – GUST + A[djust] + V.
22 ELTCHI – (T + CH) in ELI.
23 KAKAS – KAK[i] + AS.
26 RAHU – [corne]R A HU[nted].

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