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Beelzebub 1,069 (15/08/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on August 21st, 2010

Simon Harris.

I seemed to race through this one unaided, though almost inevitably not without a slip. At 15dn I substituted in an initial M, in the optimistic hope that MACE might mean “reprimand” somehow.

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

Across
1 PROTOPLAST – PRO + TOP + LAST.
11 YEAR – YEA + R.
12 GLADSOME – LADS in (GO + ME).
13 ASSIZE – A + S + SIZE.
14 BRIG – BRIG[h][t].
16 KAISER – IS in REAK<.
17 TARTARISE – TART + A RISE.
19 IRRECONCILED – I in (CLERIC + DON’RE)*.
20 SCAVENGERING – S + C + AVENGER + IN + G .
23 PREGNABLE – BANGER< in P[i]LE.
24 PROZAC – OZ in CARP<.
27 TERN – [pun]TER N[otoriety].
28 ACTONS – ACT[i]ONS.
29 IDEALESS – DEALE[r]S in IS.
30 LADY – LA[r]DY.
31 DRESS SENSE – (RES + SS) in DENSE.
Down
2 RESEARCH – RE + SEAR + CH.
3 OAST – [r]OAST.
4 TRISTE – S[tuff] in TRITE.
5 PLEURONECTES – (SOLE UP + RECENT)*.
6 LARKING GLASS – LARKIN + G + G + LASS.
7 ADNASCENT – AND* + ASCENT.
8 TORSOL – TORSO + L.
9 AMIE – AMI[c]E.
10 BEGRUDGERS – BEG + Barnaby RUDGE + R[eceive] S[etbacks].
13 ANTISEPTIC – (IT’S PAIN ETC)*.
15 LACERABLE – LACE + RAB[b]LE.
18 FENLANDS – (N + LAN) in FEDS.
21 ADORED – ADO + RED.
22 RATTLE – [p]RATTLE.
25 REDD – REDD[en].
26 ROAN – 0 in RAN.

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