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Beelzebub 1,117 (17/07/2011)

Posted by Simon Harris on July 24th, 2011

Simon Harris.

A fairly tough week, I found. Completed this in several bouts over the course of the week, finally hitting the books in order to get the puzzle blogged today. I can’t quite see the wordplay for 7dn.

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

Across
1 C-SPRINGSCSP + RINGS.
6 JENA – EN in JA.
9 EBRILLADES – ILL in (E + B + RIDES).
10 EARWAX – (A in ER) + WAX.
12 ACIDSC in AIDS.
14 FACINOROUS – (0 + CAIN FOR US)*.
16 DIPLOMA – DIP + LOMA.
17 PERCALE – PERCA + LE.
21 ISOTOPE – I + (O in (STOP + E)).
22 NODATED – NO + DATED.
24 ECUADOREAN – (U + CE)< + ADORE + AN.
26 SELKY – ELK in (S + Y).
27 SMYRNA – (MY + RN) in SA.
28 TELEMETERSLEM in TEETERS.
29 YEAR – YE + AR[e].
30 ODORLESS – DO< + OR LESS.
Down
1 CHEFCH + EF[t].
2 SEA ANEMONE – (SEE A NAME ON)*.
3 PERCH – PER + CH. The “a” wordplay for PER is always hard to spot.
4 IRANIANR in (IAN + IAN).
5 GLORIES – (R + I.E.) in GLOS[s].
6 JACULATORYJ + A + Cu + L + A TORY.
7 EDISONHe invented end of match after reflection.
8 ASSUAGED – AS + (Ag in SUED).
11 WIT-CRACKER – (ITC + R) in WACKER.
13 DUMB PIANOSM in (BONUS PAID).
15 EPINASTY – E.P. + I + NASTY.
18 LIE-ABED – A in (LIEBE + D).
19 MONOMER – NOM in MORE*.
20 ADELLA – DELL in AA.
23 VERSE – [a]VERSE.
25 NAOS – A in SON<.

4 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,117 (17/07/2011)”

  1. Rishi says:

    7d: He invented end of match after reflection (6) EDISON

    Could it be the reversal of NO SIDE?

    When once a match ends, there’s ‘no side’.

    Maybe they go to their individual hotel rooms.

  2. Rishi says:

    Re 30d ODORLESS

    Isn’t there a specification that only UK spellings of words are used?

    Or did the clue indicate that it’s the US spelling that is needed?

    Simon, I didn’t solve this puz. I would be grateful for a clarification.

  3. Simon Harris says:

    Hi Rishi, and well spotted.

    I don’t have the exact clue in front of me just now, but there definitely was an indicator that the US spelling was required. I think it involved Obama somehow, but could be misremembering!

  4. Pelham Barton says:

    Re 7dn and further to Rishi @1:

    no-side the end of a game at Rugby football” Chambers (1998) p. 1098. Presumably there are similar definitions in other editions and other dictionaries, but that is the one I have to hand.

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