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Beelzebub 1,074 (19/09/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on September 25th, 2010

Simon Harris.

Almost an unaided finish this week, albeit with a couple of slips, and I wasn’t quite brave enough to guess 24dn without a bit of research.

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

Across
1 CZECHIC – C[o]ZE + CHIC.
6 COSTA – COST + A.
10 ON THE PROWL – (POLE THROWN)*.
11 ABHORS – AB + HORS[e].
13 FOAL – A in FOL.
15 AT HOME – H in A TOME.
16 HORS DE SAISON – (RADISHES SOON)*.
17 MAKE A BOMB – MAKE + A BOMB.
19 INUTILITY – I + NUT + (LIT in I + Y).
21 AGENT GENERAL – GENERA in A GENTL[e].
23 ZAFTIG – AFT in ZIG.
25 EUAN – E[xeter] U[niversity] A[dmit] N[ew].
26 STREEK – STR + EEK.
27 CHARGEABLE – CHAR + (E in GABLE).
28 SEEDS – D[ay] in SEES.
29 SUDSERS – DS in SUERS.
Down
1 COACH – C + [r]OACH.
2 ETHE – ETHE[r].
3 CHOUSE – C + HOUSE.
4 HEROD ANTIPAS – (THE PARANOID)* + S[ort].
5 CREASOTED – DECORATES*. I made life difficult here by instinctively writing in the more familiar CREOSOTED without checking the anagram.
6 CONTAMINATED – CON + TAMIN + ATE + D.
7 SLOOSH – SLOO[p] + SH.
8 TRAMONTANE – TRAM + ON + T + ANE.
9 ALLENBY – (N + B) in ALLEY. Edmund Allenby.
12 BROADGAUGE – (GO + A GUARD)* in BE.
14 DEBUGGERS – DEBU[t] + [a]GGERS.
17 MEAZELS – hom. of “measles”.
18 DEFACE – DEF + ACE.
20 LEPRAS – PR in LEAS.
22 LAKES – from SLAKE.
24 HEBE – HEBE[tate].

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