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Beelzebub 1,063 (04/07/2010)

Posted by Simon Harris on July 12th, 2010

Simon Harris.

Either I’m getting the hang of things, or this was a relatively straightforward week. I think I finished mostly unaided, just checking a few of the more obscure terms in Chambers before writing them in. Good stuff all the same.

Seeing Beelzebub printed on a white background did make me wonder if the new designers had finally reached the puzzle page of The New Review, but it looks like we’re back to the familiar grey for 1,064.

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

Across
1 SCATTERGOOD – (S + GOT TRACED)*.
10 PACOS – PA + COS.
11 MAULGRE – MAUL + ERG<.
13 INDENT – [m]IND ENT[irely].
14 ROLY-POLY – POORLY* + L + Y.
16 ADARA in (AR + R).
17 SNARL – dd.
18 PERPETUAL – PET in PERU[s]AL.
20 IMMINGLED – [d]IMMING + LED.
21 CONGE – CON + EG<.
23 BEEP – BEE + P[rint].
25 HOT HATCHHO + THAT + CH.
27 LOCULI – L + OCULI.
28 LICENSE – ENS in LICE.
29 SIREN – SIRE + N.
30 ROLLERBLADE – [trawle]R + (LABELLED OR)*.
Down
1 SPORADICALLY – (PO + RADICAL) in SLY.
2 CACODEMON – (CODE + MO) in CAN.
3 ACCLAIM – [f]A[r]C[i]C[a]L + AIM.
4 TONY – dd.
5 EMBOURGEOISE – I in (BE SOME ROGUE)*.
6 RAIL-SPLITTER – (I + L in RASP) + LITTER.
7 OLDEN – [g]OLDEN.
8 OGEE – O + GEE.
9 METALLOPHONE – MET + ALL + OP + HONE.
12 SPHENE – P[at]H in SEEN*.
15 TRAJECTED – (RAJ in TEC) + TED.
17 SEETHE – SEE + THE. It took me a while to find THE = “how much”, but it’s there.
19 URETHRA – RET + HR in U + A.
22 GRUEL – [exi]LE URG[ently]<.
24 ECCO – E + C + CO.
26 AXIL – X in AIL.

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