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Beelzebub 1,058 (30/05/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on June 7th, 2010

Simon Harris.

Slightly late, slightly rushed post this week, but a quality puzzle as always.

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

Across
1 SPEARHEADING – (EAR + HE) in SPADING.
10 AGAR-AGAR – AGA + RAGE + R.
11 CIERGE – [con]CIERGE.
12 SIENNAI in SENNA.
13 MYTHISM – MY + THIS + M[iracle].
14 ATILTL in AT IT.
15 Q-TIPQT + I + P.
17 BRAINLESSB + RAINLESS.
20 CHEROKEESC + HERO + SEEK<.
22 EMUS – [th]EM US[ually].
24 GARNI – (IN RAG)<.
25 NIFFERS – [s]NIFFERS.
27 EPOCHA – EP + O’ + CH + A.
28 MEDICI – MEDIC + I.
29 SALARIAT – ARIA in SALT.
30 SLIDING SCALE – C in (DESIGN IS ALL)*.
Down
1 SOCIABLENESS – (I BLESS OCEANS)*.
2 PHILTRUM – PHI + LT[d] + RUM.
3 EGERIA – EG + AIR<.
4 ACRYLIC – CRY in ALIC[e].
5 RAGE – RA[n]GE.
6 EASY TERMS – (MY TEASERS)*.
7 ARITA – [im]ARI TA[bleware].
8 IGNITE – [l]IGNITE.
9 GRAM-POSITIVE – GRAM + POSITIVE.
13 MOLE DRAIN – MOLE + D + RAIN.
16 IRENICAL – IRE + IN< + CAL.
18 SKALDIC – SKA + L + DIC[k].
19 ZUFOLI – FUZ[z]< + [s]OLI.
21 EROICA – ERO[t]ICA.
23 SEHRI – H in IRES<.
26 JETS – JE[s]TS.

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