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Beelzebub 1,053 (25/04/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on May 2nd, 2010

Simon Harris.

Brilliant, finally a whole Beelzebub completed without recourse to references, and in reasonably good time too. Whilst I’d like to think I’m getting better, it seems more likely that this was a relatively easy week.

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

Across
4 GOSLARITE – (GALORE IT’S)*.
11 AREA – A REA[der].
12 ICEMAN – CINEMA*.
13 MANSHIFTANS in MIFT[y].
14 CERIC + IRE<.
15 VENICE GLASS – ‘VE + (G in NICE LASS).
16 REEF – FREE, with the front F “moving to back”.
17 DEIFISAL – IF I’S in DEAL.
18 AFRAID – A + F + RAID.
24 TABRET – from BATTER, with each half reversed separately, so BAT< + TER<.
26 ARCH-POET – (CH + Edgar Allen POE) in ART.
27 FEAR – FEA[t] + R.
29 NUCLEAR FUEL – (LANCE RUEFUL)*.
30 ESME – [relativ]ES ME[ant].
31 OVERSTEP – OVERS + PET<.
32 SOFTIE – OFT in SI[t]E. Really nice clue.
33 HERA – HER A.
34 TELEOSTEI – LEO in (TEST + ID<).
Down
1 CAMERA – CAME + AR[m]<.
2 GRAVE – triple definition.
3 VENEERS – EN in VEERS.
5 OPHIDIAOP + HID + I + A.
6 SLICED LOAVES – (LOCAL DEVISES)*. A reference to the saying The best thing since sliced bread.
7 LIFE INTEREST – (I.E. RENT ITSELF)*.
8 RECLIMBREC + LIMB.
9 TARSAL – TAR S[e]AL.
10 ENISLE – (IS L[ively]) in ENE.
19 ATHLETE – LET in HEAT* &lit.
20 FAT-FREE – AFTER* in Fe.
21 GREETER – ([mal]E [chauvinis]T) in Germaine GREER.
22 SANESTSA + NEST.
23 CRUSOE – SO in CRUE.
25 TREPANT + REP + AN.
28 ALERT – R[oadworks] in A LET.

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