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Beelzebub 1,076 (03/10/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on October 11th, 2010

Simon Harris.

Almost caught up with these now. This was a nice, tough one including lots of hard words that were satisfyingly solveable from wordplay.

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

Across
1 REMODIFYMOD in REIFY.
7 SNAP – N in SAP.
10 UREDOSPORE – (POROUS REED)*.
11 POST-WAR – (RAW + T + SOP)<.
12 PERCA – PER CA[put].
14 ORCHESTRATOR – (O + SHORT CARTER)*.
17 SKELL – K in SELL.
18 HIPPURIC – HIP + PURI + C[erotic].
20 ANTINOMY – (TIN + MO) in ANY.
21 RINDS – [g]RINDS.
24 INTIMIDATING – I’D in INTIMATING.
26 AGAST – GAS in AT. A friend informs me that the Kip is the monetary unit of Laos, equal to 100 at.
27 ETRURIA – TRUE* + AIR<.
28 CANTELOUBE – ELO in CAN TUBE.
29 ARES – [f]ARES.
30 IDOMENEO – I’D + OMEN + E[n]O.
Down
1 REPO – [hi]RE PO[ssibly].
2 EXORCIZING – EX + ORC + I + ZING.
3 MUSCI – from MUSIC, slightly changed.
4 ORTHOPEDISTS – HOPED in (TOTS SIR)*.
5 DEWEY – W + E (partners in bridge) in DEY. This is the “decimal” chap.
6 FORTUITY – TUI in FORTY.
7 SPEAKING TUBE – (PEAKING + T in SUB) + [s]E[a].
8 NORTENO – R in (NOTE + NO).
9 PEARLEYE – PEAR + ([acut]E in LYE).
13 COLEMANITE – (ONE CLIMATE)*.
15 THERIACA – (HER + I + AC) in TA.
16 URNFIELD – (FUN + IDLER)*.
19 PENTANE – (N + TAN) in PEE.
22 GARUM – G + A + RUM.
23 SIREN – SIR + EN.
25 GAJO – (O + JAG)<.

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