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Beelzebub 1090

Posted by Jed on January 16th, 2011

Jed.

As always Beelzebub provides variety with clarity.

*=anag   <=reversed    ( )=dropped

ACROSS

1   SEPTET PTE in SET

5   SLUICE SLU(b) +ICE

10  ASPERSIONS AS + I in PERSONS

12  GULCHING CHIN(a) in GLUG<

13  DIAMOND-HITCH I AM ON DH in DITCH

14  ICTIC I(he)CTIC

16  SHENT drunk’s SENT

17  MUTTONY MUTT + (t)ONY

19   HIRUDIN HI + RUD + IN

20  LORNA LORN + A

24  ORBIT OR + BIT

25  DISASSOCIATE SO + CIA in DISASTE(r)

26  REEQUIPS REE + QUIPS

27  GUIDE RAILS RAISEDLUGI*

28  COYOTE COY + (n)OTE

29  SILAGE IL(k) in SAGE

DOWN

1  SAUDIS UDI in SAS

2  P-PLATERS LATER in PPS

3  TERMINUS A QUO ARUMQUESTION*

4  TSUNAMI S(urfing) in IM A NUT<

5  SILDS ILD in SS

6  LOCHS CH in LOS

7  UNHISTORICAL CHARIOTINUSL*

8  CONCINNITY CONC + INN + IT + (da)Y

9  EIGHTY (w)EIGHTY

11  PICHICIEGO PI + CHIC + IE + GO

15  SORBARIA SORB + ARIA

18  UNCOPES UNCO + PES(t)

19  HYDRIC DRY* in HIC

21  AT EASE A TEASE

22  G-SUIT US< in TIG<

23  ASIDE A-SIDE

3 Responses to “Beelzebub 1090”

  1. flashling says:

    Got quite a lot of this but the PP start to 2dn despite thinking of PPS led alas to my giving up. Should this have been indicated as 2 (?) words. At least I seem to be getting better at these without aids anyway.

  2. Beelzebub says:

    As with Azed, hyphenated words are treated as single, so P-PLATERS is (8). The idea of a word starting PP was a nice trick, I felt.

  3. Simon Harris says:

    Thanks, Jed and welcome aboard! It’s about time there was some variety among Beelzebub bloggers :)

    I must admit that the PP___ caught me out. I assumed I’d gone wrong somewhere until I remembered that hyphens aren’t indicated.

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