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Beelzebub 1,107 (15/05/11)

Posted by Simon Harris on May 15th, 2011

Simon Harris.

A relatively swift, but not unenjoyable, solve this week. Not an unaided finish though, as I did have to check a few unfamiliar terms and senses in the book before entry, for example 28ac and the “thief” sense of 24ac.

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

Across
1 VISAGISTE – SAG IS in VITE.
10 ROUTINEER – I in (NERO + TRUE)*.
11 ROOSAR + O + OS + A.
13 RACEME – R + (E in ACME).
14 GROTTOES – (ROT + T) in GOES.
15 EDDY – [old-fashion]ED DY[namo].
16 QUIRE – U in (QI + RE).
17 THERMOSTAT – MOST in THE RAT.
19 INFIDELITY – [al]L in (I IDENTIFY)*.
23 NARCO – [u]N[f]A[i]R [a]C[t]O[r].
24 PRIG – dd.
26 FINALISE – FIN + (S in A LIE).
27 SEGUED – (G + U) in SEED.
28 RAMIN – RAM + IN.
29 SLIP-COACH – (CHIPS + COLA)*.
30 SURCARGE – CHAR in SURGE.
Down
1 VERGERV + [m]ERGER.
2 INORDINATELY – IN + ((DIN + ATE) in ORLY).
3 SNOODNO in SOD.
4 GOATEE – GOA + TEE.
5 STREAMLINE – (TALES + MINER)*.
6 ENCRUST – ([cha]N[cel] in ECRU) + ST.
7 PEEWIT – WEE< in PIT.
8 DEMORALISING – (MAD RELIGIONS)*.
9 BREVETREV in BET.
12 CORREGIDOR – E.G. in CORRIDOR.
18 HICCUPS – (C + Cu) in HIPS.
19 IN ESSE – [f]INESSE.
20 FRIGID – RIG in FID.
21 INARCH – (C + RANI)< + H.
22 EGENCE – [detectiv]E + GEN + CE.
25 RIMER – [p]RIMER.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,107 (15/05/11)”

  1. jmac says:

    My first Beelzebub, so I don’t know whether it was a typical example. I did enjoy it a lot though. I thought the cluing was very accurate and although there were a few unfamiliar words, I didn’t need a dictionary trawl to solve. Look forward to attempting another one when I next buy an IOS. Thanks for the blog Simon.

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