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Beelzebub 1,080 (31/10/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on November 10th, 2010

Simon Harris.

A very tough one this week, I found, with lots of new vocabulary. Blogging without Chambers in front of me, I suspect I may have wrongly hyphenated a couple here.

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

Across
1 THREE-LEAFED – (REEL in THE) + FED.
11 ILLAQUEATE – (E + A) in (ALL QUIET)*.
12 ILLY – [s]ILLY.
13 GRUEL – GRUE + [mi]L[k].
15 SOLONIAN – SOLO + (I in NAN).
17 CALL-BIRD – BILL* in CARD.
19 SHOOT – SHOO + T.
20 TREILLE – ILL in TREE.
22 TRENISE – INERT< + S[erenad]E.
23 TREYS – [da]Y in TRES.
24 RATE-CAPS – RAT + SPACE<.
28 COEDITOR – (OED + IT) in COR.
29 TEIAN – (I in TEA) + N.
30 SHOE – sort of reverse cryptic. (SHOE + R)* is HORSE.
31 URTICATION – (OUR TITANIC)*.
32 SURMISTRESS – (TR in SURMISES) + S[chool].
Down
2 HOLOPHRASE – POLO< in (HAS HER)*.
3 RILLE – [g]RILLE.
4 ELENCTIC – L[awyer] in (E’EN + CT + I + C).
5 LARIATS – LA + STAIR<.
6 EQUAL – EQU[in]AL.
7 FERNBIRD – (R in FEN) + DRIB<.
8 EAUS – E + A + US.
9 WELL-DESIRED – D in (WILL SEE RED)*.
10 PISISTRATUS – SATIRIST* in PUS[h].
14 EARLY DOORS – (ROAD SORELY)*.
16 LONE PAIR – (ONE + P[roton]) in LAIR.
18 LET’S DO IT – (SOD TITLE)*.
21 REPENTS – PENT in RES.
25 AO DAI – ODA in A1.
26 ETHNE – N in ETHE.
27 AITU – IT in Au.

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,080 (31/10/10)”

  1. flashling says:

    Hi Simon, my email is down so I don’t know if you got my reply but the swap’s on for Thursday. Flashling

  2. Simon Harris says:

    Hi, yes I got it – many thanks for stepping in, I appreciate it.

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