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Beelzebub 1,087 (19/12/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on December 28th, 2010

Simon Harris.

Judging by the mess I’ve made of the grid, I must have found this one pretty tough going. Having said that, on blogging there doesn’t appear to be anything particular troublesome in there.

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

Across
1 CHANCELLOR – CHANCE + ROLL<.
10 POLEMARCH – POLE + MARCH.
11 ILEUM – (L in I.E.) + MU<.
12 PHARE – hom. of “fair”.
13 TIMES – M[agician] in TIES.
15 SPANISH TOPAZ – SPAN + (HIT SO)* + ZAP<.
16 ALMOST – (0 in ALMS) + T.
18 GAME – GAM + E.
19 GAIN – [a]GAIN.
20 SOUTAR – SOU + TAR, I think.
22 ANDOUILETTE – (DEAL IN OUTLET)*.
24 BRAKE – dd.
26 ETWEE – E.T. + WEE.
27 TERCE – [wai]TER CE[ased].
28 SOMMELIER – LIE in (SOMME + R).
29 SPLENDIDLY – (PL + END + I.D.) in SLY.
Down
1 CRISSA – ([b]R[a]I[n]S + S[cientist]) in CA.
2 HOLOPLANKTON – (LOP + LANK) in HOT ON.
3 ACETAMIDE – ACE + T + AMID + E.
4 COMMISURE – (MISSU[s] + R) in COME.
5 ELSE – [exp]EL SE[rpent].
6 LEASHES – (ASH in LEES).
7 OAHU – OA[t]H + U.
8 ACROAMATICAL – (AMATI + CA) in LORCA<.
9 WHEEZE – WHEE + Z + E[ntertainer].
12 PETIOLATED – PET + I + O + LATE + [stamping-groun]D.
14 SPATTERED – (AT PEST)* + RED.
17 TRIBBLE – RIB in T[a]BLE.
19 GANESH – G + A + NESH.
21 REMEDY – [ste]M in REEDY.
23 HEMP – HEM + P[eddler].
25 REIN – RE + IN.

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