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Beelzebub 1,082 (14/11/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on November 25th, 2010

Simon Harris.

A tough week, I think. At least, I had to rely heavily on Chambers while both solving and blogging. 3dn evades my explanation for the time being.

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

Across
1 TRALATICIOUS – (OUT + SATIRICAL)*.
11 EXIT WOUND – EX + IT + WOUND.
13 REAGENCY – A in REGENCY.
14 AFLAMEAF + LAME.
15 COHOG – HO in COG. A rare instance of a familiarity with Family Guy helping with Beelzebub.
16 WROTE – W + ROTE.
17 SIGNEUR – SIGN + RUE<.
19 DE REGLE – DERE + G[a]LE.
21 THEATER – T + HEATER.
25 MASTIFF – MA + STIFF.
27 RESTS – [co]RSETS*.
28 INTER – INT[eg]ER.
29 JUPATI – PA in (JUT + I).
31 SCENARIO – (CE + IRAN<) in SO.
32 DAUPHINE – (PUNISHED A)*.
33 PHRONTISTERY – (TRY + THE PRISON)*.
Down
2 REEF – from FREE with its “top”, F, moved to the end/bottom.
3 ABALONEShellfish solely available in July/August?.
4 LEGATO – LEG + A + TO[ne].
5 AXEMEN – ([hendri]X + [pag]E) in AMEN. A great surface reading, though I can say from experience that finding any two guitarists who agree on the “ultimate items from Hendrix and Page” would be very hard indeed!
6 ITCHIER – I + (CH in TIER).
7 IONONE – O[range] in IN ONE.
8 OUPHEOUP + HE.
9 UNMOULD – UN + MOULD.
10 DRAW IT MILD – (RAW + LIMIT*) in DD.
12 DEGRESSION – DEGRE[e] + (S[ome] I[ncrease] in SON).
18 THANNAH – T’ + HAN + NAH.
19 DEFICIT – ICI in DEFT.
20 GISARME – IS ARM in GE.
22 A TEMPO – ATE + MP + O[rganise].
23 PRUNES – P + RUNES.
24 REPAST – REP + AS + T.
26 STOUR – ‘S + TOUR.
30 TIER – TI[g]ER.

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,082 (14/11/10)”

  1. flashling says:

    Hi Simon, I think this http://www.infoplease.com/spot/history-of-august.html may explain 3dn AB seems to refer to the crossover from July to August + alone. Nasty clue though.

    Flashling

  2. Gaufrid says:

    Hi Simon
    Chambers may help more than infoplease. One entry under ‘ab’ is “The eleventh civil or fifth ecclesiastical month of the Jewish Calendar (parts of July and August)”.

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