Fifteensquared

Never knowingly undersolved.

Beelzebub 1,067 (01/08/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on August 7th, 2010

Simon Harris.

This was one of those that went in very quickly indeed, but that I couldn’t quite finish unaided. In fact, if anyone got 15ac purely from the anagram then I’d be very impressed!

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

Across
1 OUTDO – (T in DUO<) + 0.
5 SUPREME – (P in SURE) + ME.
10 SQUARE-SAIL -[w]ARES in SQUAIL .
12 PLASMA – LAMP’S* + A.
13 ARIGHTS – (GRIT HAS)*.
14 LAPS – hom. of “lapse”.
15 MOSBOLLETJIE – I in (JOB TO SELL ME)*.
16 STIRPES – STIR + PES.
21 SPLURGEPL in SURGE.
22 HARLEQUINADE – EQUIN[e] in LAD in HARE.
23 ACTA – [m]A[s]C[o]T [w]A[s].
24 ORTOLAN – LOT in ORAN.
27 STERIC – TRIES* + C.
28 MOSS-LITTER – MO + (S L in SITTER.
29 CRUSTAETA in CRUSE.
30 CHECKC + HECK.
Down
1 OSSA – O + S + S + A.
2 TUNISIA – (IS + I) in TUNA.
3 DANG – DAN + G.
4 ORTHOPAEDIST – (TOP EDITOR HAS)*.
5 SETTLES – (TT + L) in SEES.
6 PALAEOLITHIC – PAL + A + (OLI[d] in ETHIC).
7 RIALTO – LAIR< + TO.
8 MUMPING-DAY – MUM + PIN + (D in GAY). The 21st of December, I believe.
9 ERASED – RAS in [n]EED.
11 PROTRACTOR – (ROT in PR) + ACTOR.
17 SPURTLE – SPUR + (E + LT)<.
18 URALITE – RITUAL* + E.
19 PHASIC – HAS in PIC.
20 CLAROSC + (R in LAOS).
25 OATH – [politic]O AT H[ustings].
26 NARK – [protectio]N + ARK.

Leave a Reply

Don't forget to scroll down to the Captcha before you click 'Submit Comment'

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


9 + = thirteen