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Beelzebub 1104

Posted by Jed on April 24th, 2011

Jed.

Another tough call this week from the prince of the fallen angels

 

Across

1  Painter’s coloured in nonsense

BOSCH    C in BOSH

6  Newspaper’s to follow the crowd

RAGTAG    RAG+TAG

10 Drunk here, in midst of a great time?

BEERHALL    (HERE)* in BALL

11 Prostitution no great deal for a guy

HARRY    HAR[lot]RY

12 Soldier, perhaps, is gripped by afternoon passion

PISMIRE    IS in PM + IRE    pismire is an ant or emmet

13 Composer thinks etc in variation form

SCHNITTKE    (THINKS ETC)*

15 Quantity of liquid waste, with no duplicate element

LITER    LIT[t]ER

17 Railway worker to pay for ruse involving criminal mate

FOOTPLATEMAN    FOOT + (MATE)* in PLAN

19 Requesting no money, speakers give boosts

INVIGORATORS    INVI[tin]G + ORATORS

24 Tumulus? The writer’s around over the top

MOTTE    OTT in ME

25 Respond excessively: nothing that should precede collapse of TV career

OVERREACT    O (TV CAREER)*

26 Company right to bring in risky item: a comedian

CORBETT    BET in CO RT

27 Seaweed left froth after ebbing

MAERL    (L + REAM)<

28 English vicar supports homeless people?

EVICTEES    E + VIC + TEES

29 Fish suitable for gull?

SUCKER    to gull is to dupe or hoax

30 Intimidate head of prep school, calling yard in

PSYCH    P + Y in SCH

 

Down

1  Part before accepting Shakespearian role?

BEHALF    BE + HALF

2  Pub avoiding novelties for successful receptions

OVATIONS    [inn]OVATIONS

3  Russian city council not half interrupted by a scoundrel

SARATOV    A RAT in SOV[iet]

4  Erotic drawers no attraction possibly – see what I make?

CORSETIER   (EROTIC [draw]ERS)*

5  Measure of clarity that’s involved in her elopement

NEPHELOMETER   (HER ELOPEMENT)*    an instrument for measuring cloudiness

6  Born again Christian initially under restraint – tar Dean converted

REINCARNATED    REIN + C + (TAR DEAN)*

7  A scientific organisation is up-beat

ARSIS    A RS  IS

8  Small amounts are swallowed by small birds

TAITS    A in TITS

9  Trick no longer played in card game

GLEEK double definition

14 Various tots elate – not us!

TEETOTALS    (TOTS ELATE)*

16 Rough skill one displayed in artifice mostly

TARTARIC    (ART A ) in TRIC[k]

18 Spy initially avoids suffocating with liquid refuse

MOTHERY    [s]MOTHERY    mother is a slimy mass of bacteria

20 Marine creature in two bodies of water nothing less

SEALCH    SEA + L[o]CH

21 Latin speakers, very old ones, about to depart

VOCES    V O [a]CES

22 Dry and fine after ten

XERIC    X + ERIC    eric is the blood-fine paid by a murderer to victim’s family

23 Rising saeter apparently reveals mountain edge

ARETE    saETER Apparently <

 

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