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Beelzebub 1,089 (02/01/11)

Posted by Simon Harris on January 9th, 2011

Simon Harris.

Another unaided solve this week, although I admittedly made a couple of slips which I was later able to correct by checking Chambers.

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

Across
1 NOBLE SAVAGES – NOB + SLAVE* + AGES.
10 EGLATERE – E.G. + LATER + [emerg]E.
11 NAME – from AMEN, with the N moved forward.
12 CLOUDLESS – (LOUD + L) in CESS.
15 FETE – from FEET with the final half “backtracking”.
16 SCANSORIAL – SCANS + (I in ORAL).
18 SERF – FRES[h]<.
19 UPTAKES – TAP* in UKES.
21 IN-DEPTH – (N + DEPT) in (I + H).
22 NISIN + IS + I[talian].
23 ITINERANTS – TINE in (I + RANTS).
24 AAHSA + A + HS.
28 ENDOSCOPE – (O in ENDS) + COPE.
29 EROS – EROS[e].
30 CALCULAR – (U + L) in CALCAR.
31 SYDNEYSIDERS – (DISNEY* + D) in SYERS.
Down
1 NECESSITATES – SCENE* + (I in STATES).
2 OGLE – [fe]EL GO[bsmacked]<.
3 LAUD – [b]LAUD.
4 SELL-OUT – S[p]ELL OUT.
5 AREA – ARE[c]A.
6 VESTITURES – (TV SET I SURE)*.
7 GAVELKIND – GAVE + (K in LIND).
8 EMPTIEST – TEMPI* + EST. Ravel was French, so “is, for Ravel” gives EST.
9 SEVEN SISTERS – S[cheme] + EVEN + RESISTS*.
13 DESIPIENCE – DIES* + (I in PENCE).
14 HARDIHOOD – HAIRDO* in HOD.
17 CENTAURY – A in CENTURY.
20 PHENOLS – HEN in POL[i]S.
25 D-DAYDD + AY.
26 SCUD – dd.
27 SPAR – SPAR[e].

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