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Beelzebub 1,055 (09/05/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on May 16th, 2010

Simon Harris.

Back down to earth with a bump for me, after doing very well indeed the last couple of weeks. There’s a fair bit in here that I can’t explain, and even a bit of guesswork, I’m afraid.

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

Across
1 TOWNSCAPING – not sure about this one: Work of urban designer being weak, panic’s developed in guild. I can see PANIC* in there, and maybe G for “guild”, but “being weak”?
10 EURATOM – RAT in MOUE<.
11 TAPS – dd. Apparently to a Girl Guide, “taps” is “a song sung at the end of a meeting or round a campfire”.
12 LLANOSL + (N in LAOS).
14 LEVEE – (V + E) in LEE.
16 SERAC – RA in SEC.
17 SKY-TINCTUREDC in (KIT DYE TURNS)*.
18 CAPLET – CAP + LET. I made life difficult by writing in TABLET early on, thinking of TAB as in “keep tabs on”.
22 LECTORCT in (LEO + R).
23 PEDICELLARIA – ((ICE + [braw]L) in (PEDLAR + I)) + A.
25 LEARN – LEA + RN.
27 CORNU – (OR + [collectio]N) in Cu.
28 TOWSED – (WET SO)* + D.
29 AN MO – (O + MNA)<.
30 TONDINO – (N + DIN) in TOO.
31 PASTORALISM – ORAL in (PASTIS + M).
Down
1 TELESCOPICAL – (L in TEES) + (PIC in COAL).
2 OULAKAN – ([k]ULAK + [tavern]A) in ON.
3 NANA – Na + NA.
4 STORIED – EDITORS*.
5 COSENTIENTC + ONES* + (I in TENT).
6 PALET – PAL + ET.
7 ITERUMI + (U in TERM).
8 NAVARATRA – (ART + [c]ARAVAN)<.
9 PSEUDORANDOM – (SUPER MOOD AND)*.
13 OSCILLATOR – ILL in…I’m not sure. Swinger badly restricted by censor with rule after opening.
15 HYPODERMA – (RE + DOPY + H)< + MA.
19 BELLONA – another guess based on BELL + ON + A. Bellona was a Roman war goddess. I’m not quite sure how this makes her “vigorous” so I’m happy to be corrected here.
20 HOIDENS – DEN in (HO + IS).
21 PIANOS – PI + (O in ANS).
24 CRUST – C + RUST.
26 AWDL – [o]LD WA[y]<.

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,055 (09/05/10)”

  1. Richard Heald says:

    1 Ac is W(eak) + PANIC’S* all in TONG (= guild).

    13 Dn is ILL in CATO (= censor) + R(ule) after OS (= opening).

  2. nmsindy says:

    Re 19D, Chambers gives definition of BELLONA as ‘a woman of great spirit and vigour’

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