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Beelzebub 1096

Posted by Jed on February 27th, 2011

Jed.

Some rare gems are revealed in the answers of this week’s puzzle

( )* = anagram    [ ] = omitted    < = reversed

Across

1   It’s mostly separate, and also known as Propithecus

SIFAKA SIF [t] AKA

6   Illustrator’s purpose mostly encompassing another one

SENDAK END in SAK[e]

11  Stubborn creature, tailless, bearing parasites and mosquitoes

CULICES LICE in CUS[s]

12  Lecherous figure mostly producing strain locally

SILEN SILE[n]

13  Actor, I fancy, engaged in using the mouth in a speaking style

ORATORICALLY (ACTOR I)* in ORALLY

16   The old learn about a subatomic article

KAON A in KON

17  Tip of rocket unusably repositioned on the earth

SUBLUNARY (R UNUSABLY)*

19  Inclines to retain urine, being divergent

SLANTWAYS WAY in SLANTS    (way = urine?)

20  Region of Europe and Asia in which lutetium is found

ANDALUSIA AND A (LU) SIA

22  Drug being repeatedly left untested

POTENTIAL ENTIA plural of ENS = being repeatedly?

23  Bringing this small thing will do for the morning

ATOM   ???

26  Oil? Botanist worried about onset of regular reproductive process

STROBILATION (OIL BOTANIST R)*

27  Sinister male abandoning the hard stuff

EERY E[m]ERY

28  Sound of inebriation, after swallowing booze back – having this effect?

HEPATIC TAPE<  in  HIC

29  Forest-trees: apparently unexciting displays

DRYADS

30  Some widely thought-of pretty Welsh girl

DELYTH wi(dely th)ought

Down

1   Film director deleting repeated element in chase

SCORSE [se]

2   One has use from history and by legal right

IURE

3   Ferry toll bad, adversely affected truck

FLATBED LORRY (FERRY TOLL BAD)*

4   Polynesian demigod: it’s clothed in gold

AITU IT in AU

5   They may be flying near to USA

AERONAUTS (NEAR TO USA)*

7   Going out with Earl’s son, going steady, we hear

ESCORTING E S “courting”

8   I’d twisted two muscles (I landed on yard) showing capacity to swell

DILATABILITY ID<   LAT  AB  I LIT Y

9   Join in marriage keeping on with my adopted name

ALLONYM ON in ALLY M

10  Time to shun crucial home economist

KEYNES[t]

14  Mostly explicit hint of rough sex, describing heavenly body

FULL-ORBED FULL O[n] R BED

15  Worker accepting old seat, presented in January

HANSELLED SELLE in HAND   hansel is an inaugural gift given on first Monday after New Years Day

18  Craftsperson who could produce trinket?

KNITTER (TRINKET)*

20  Humbled and mortified after giving up heroine

ABASED ABAS[h]ED

21  English not about to grasp old logical process

ELENCH E [c]LENCH

24  Millions avoiding loud rock music and other things

ET AL [m]ETAL

25  Girl’s avoiding local hassle (wool contamination)

MOIT MOIT[her]

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1096”

  1. Beelzebub says:

    Just a couple to note

    If you bring A TO M you get am or morning, and SLANTWAYS is LANT in SWAYS

  2. Simon Harris says:

    Thanks, Jed. This was a tough week, I found, and without the pressure of blogging, it has taken me until now to finish it off. I certainly needed your explanations for a few!

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