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Beelzebub 1,084 (28/11/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on December 7th, 2010

Simon Harris.

Despite a relatively sprightly start, this became quite a tough one to blog, with a lot of obscure terms knocking about. In the end I think I’ve almost explained things, with a few question marks dotted around.

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

Across
1 GADSO – ADS in GO.
5 BUBBLER – BUB + BLE[a]R.
11 AGILE – [fr]AGILE.
12 EMSE – ES + ME.
13 ENROLLEE – ROLLE[r] in ENE.
14 GRAVEDIGGERS – G + RAVE + DIGGERS.
15 LOGOTYPE – (GO in LOT) + [h]YPE.
18 IVANHOE – (AN HO) in I’VE.
20 ACID – A + CID.
22 ANTI – [t]ANTI.
23 PRINTER – R in PINTER.
26 STACCATO – CASTS< + CAT + 0.
27 RETINISPORAS – RESPIRATIONS*.
30 EPISEMON – EP + I + SEMON, or EP + IS + EMON I think, though I can’t confirm the “Greek province”: Old Greek letter recording island backing Greek province.
31 NEVE – NEVE[r].
32 AGOOD – AGO + DO<.
33 GROSSLY – GROS + SLY, I guess, though again I can’t be sure of GROS for an “Old King of Sweden”.
34 SONSY – SON’S + [obesit]Y.
Down
1 GANGLIA – G + ANGLIA.
2 AGAR – A GAR.
3 DIVAGATE – DIVA GATE. A nice idea, I liked this one.
4 SLAVONICISES – (VIOLIN CASE)* in SS.
5 BAND – N in BAD.
6 UNRIPER – (PRUNE + R)*.
7 BIOGENIC – O in (BIG EN) + I + C.
8 BELGIAN CONGO – (BEGAN COOLING)*.
9 EMERY – M in EERY.
10 REEST – from RESET, with a “slight change”.
16 THUSNESS – (SHE’S NUTS)*.
17 OCTAROON – ACTOR* + 0 + ON.
19 OPTIMAL – OPT + I + MA[i]L.
21 DROSTDY – (OST + D) in DRY.
24 KRENG – NERK< + G.
25 LEPER – P in LEER.
28 SOAY – O[rkney] in SAY.
29 AVOS – A + V + OS.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,084 (28/11/10)”

  1. nmsindy says:

    Simon, I did not do this, but I think the old king of Sweden is GR O S and that the Greek province is NOME (reversed)

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