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Beelzebub 1,103 (10/04/11)

Posted by Simon Harris on April 17th, 2011

Simon Harris.

Of the last two weeks’ Beelzebub puzzles, I think I got lucky, having struggled to get anywhere with 1,102, and having raced through this one unaided.

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

Across
1 FASHERY – (AS + HE) in FRY.
7 OTTOOTT + 0.
11 ILLITERATE – ILL + I + (RAT in TEE).
12 GEOTECHNIC – TEC in ECHOING*.
13 STIRT in SIR.
14 SKETCHSK + ETCH.
15 TROUBLETR + [d]OUBLE.
18 GRADUALIST – (LAUD + A)< in GRIST.
19 BELGRAVIAN – (VILE RAG)* in BAN.
23 VERMEIL – ([privat]E + RM) in VEIL.
24 MERITS – TIRE< in MS.
26 BINE – BIN +E.
27 PRECORDIAL – (RECORD + I) in PAL.
28 PONTONNIER – (NONE ON TRIP)*.
29 RATU – [jee]R AT U[npopular].
30 TRAGEDY – AGED in TRY.
Down
1 FIRSTA – FIRST + A.
2 ALSTROEMERIA – (STALE AIR MORE)*.
3 HIERURGY – ER in (HI + URG[e] + Y).
4 ETON – E TO N. Very clever, a sequence of ten letters in alpahbetical order.
5 RETOLD – RET + OLD.
6 BACKHAIR – ([wor]K in BACH) + AIR.
8 TENTH – TENT + H.
9 THICK-SKINNED – (HICKS + KIN) in DENT<.
10 ORCHAT – OR + CHAT.
16 BARITONE – BAR + IT + ONE.
17 SLAM-BANG – LAMB in SANG.
19 BUMPER – BUM + PER.
20 VENDOR – V + DRONE*.
21 BLEARY – LEAR in BY.
22 CREPT – (RE + P) in CT.
25 VINA – VI + N[e]A[t].

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