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Beelzebub 1,057 (23/05/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on June 1st, 2010

Simon Harris.

A tough week, I found. I’m still a little 34ac with regard to explanations for 22ac.

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

Across
1 TASK – T AS K. Clever one, read this as T becomes K, and therefore “Bert” becomes “berk”.
4 FOOTMUFF – FOOT + MUFF.
10 ZONURIDAE – (U + RI in (A DOZEN)*.
12 IMAX – 1M + A X.
13 ITERATE – [l]ITERATE.
14 LINCHL + INCH.
16 ENDS – [fri]ENDS.
17 TEL AVIV – VALET< + I + V.
19 MISPRINTING – M1 + SPRINTING.
22 COUNTERSEAL – COUNTER + SEAL? Not sure about this: Be more secure regarding fish chased by pinniped.
23 ALL-STAR – (L + ‘S) in ALTAR.
25 BUHL – (L + HUB)<.
29 SCREE – SCREE[d].
30 IMPERIL – IMPERI[a]L.
31 SORI – SO + RI[d].
32 ELEVENSES – (EVEN in ELSE) + S. I spent a fair bit of time trying to squeeze Fe in here.
33 REDARGUE – GREADE< in RUE.
34 HAZYZ in HAY.
Down
1 TRILEMMA – TRI[a]L + EMMA.
2 ADMINICLE – (I END CLAIM)*.
3 SO-AND-SO – (O in SANDS) + O.
4 FOGHORN – FOG + [s]HORN.
5 OUTGENERALS – (LONG AUSTERE)*.
6 TREY – TR[oll]EY.
7 MIRZA – Z in MIRA.
8 UDALU + LAD<.
9 FEEL – FEE + L.
11 NICTITATINGN + I + C + TIT + A + TIN + G[eneralise].
15 GIGAHERTZ – A in hom. of “jig hurts”.
18 VELLEITY – (I in VELLET) + Y.
20 TRUSTEESTE in TRUE.
21 NEUROMA – (OUR NAME)*.
24 SHEVA – SHE’VA[t].
26 BIER – BI[tt]ER.
27 SPED – SPE[n]D.
28 BRER – B[o]RER.

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