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Beelzebub 1098

Posted by Jed on March 13th, 2011

Jed.

Couple of unresolved issues at 12across and 24across

( )* = anagram    < = reverse    [ ] = omitted    dd = double definition

Across

2    I chance upsetting one in thrall to worker (skilled builder)

MECHANICIAN    (I CHANCE)* in M I AN

11   Arab duplicated some important West African tree

ARAROBA    AR AR OBA

12   One Glaswegian repeating name – this name?

ANNE    AE  NN   ???

14   Hydraulic power unit? Unseemly jeer suppressed

WATERJET    (JEER)* in WATT

15   Yard of booze not initially satisfying

YUMMY    Y [r]UMMY

16   Equip counter with built-in container

FURNISH    URN in FISH

17   Hidden hoard remains behind stone

STASH    ST ASH

18   Try out a stencil, ignoring outer parts

TASTE    ouT A STEncil

19   Chess piece in set cracked being once hit

STROOKE    ROOK in (SET)*

23   Very French to constrain river in nozzles

TWYERES    WYE in TRES

24   Drunk dodged leaving joint

INKED    [l]INKED    why L for dodged?

26   Historic award backed by some glitterati

ARETT    gliTTERAti<

28   Silly hazard involving uranium and energy

PUERILE   U in PERIL E

29   Prince’s friend not offering to stop relationship

RATIO    [ho]RATIO    hamlet

30   Investigator working to trap director in writing

PRODNOSE    (D in ON) in PROSE

31   Watch terms in private schools slip by

ESPY    terms = ends of last 4 words

32   Curtain restraint that is black, with rope around

TIEBACK    (IE B)  in TACK

33   Again picking playing of celeste in operas

RESELECTING    (CELESTE)*  in  RING

Down

1    Orchids? Daughter filling beds with clay mixture for each

LADYSSLIPPER    D in LAYS  SLIP  PER

3    Set aside English ship to receive weapon

EARMARK    ARM in  E  ARK

4    Eats greedily – stomach pain looses power

CRAMS    CRAM[p]S

5    Sailor on vessel shifting bow to the rear

ABAFT    AB  [cr]AFT

6    Old bear around track turning up in the countryside?

NATURE   (RUT in EAR)<     ear = bear = barley

7    Express leaving awkwardly with scarcely any motion

INERTLY   IN [exp] ERTLY

8    Many deaths, note, in the motoring era?

CARNAGE   N in CAR AGE

9    Number Ten confused with ethics following article

ANESTHETIC    A + (TEN ETHICS)*

10   Hose old flower that is hiding ground in Holland

NETHERSTOCKS    STOCK in NETHER[land]S

13   Plump young child, new sure to wriggle – being this?

PUT TO NURSE    PUT (N SURE TO)*

20   Change colour of every door , spurning yellow sadly

OVERDYE    (EVERY DO)* [or]

21   First, say – degree that’s popular, secured by exam

ORDINAL    D IN in ORAL

22   6 hard to be represented as 9?

URETHAN    (NATURE H)*   anesthetic = number

23   Part of sponge set in trough

TYLOTE    LOT in TYE

25   Mass and energy correctly recorded, as in subatomic particle

MESIC    M E SIC

27   Interpreter of law to talk at length, wasting time

RABBI    RABBI[t]

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1098”

  1. Rishi says:

    I think 24 is
    [j]INKED
    For jink, Chambers has
    vi to dodge nimbly; to make a sudden evasive turn (aeronautics).

  2. Simon Harris says:

    Thanks Jed and Rishi. Scandalously, I’ve only just got around to polishing this one off. Was beaten by 11ac and also 14ac, though can now see that they make perfect sense, as one expects from Beelzebub.

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