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Beelzebub 1,119 (31/07/11)

Posted by Simon Harris on August 7th, 2011

Simon Harris.

A very tough puzzle that had me pecking away at it for most of the week, though it was very satisfying when I did manage to work things out! There were a lot of new words to take in, but fortunately just the one remaining clue where I haven’t grasped the wordplay.

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

Across
1 CHEEKPOUCH – (H + KEEP*) in COUCH.
10 OUNCE – U in ONCE.
11 BOLERO – BO[w]LER + O.
12 INDECORUM – DINE* + CO + RUM.
13 TELLTALE – (LL + T.A. + L) in TEE.
16 CHANT – N in CHAT.
17 MISERE – IS in (M + ERE).
18 SMALTO – MALT in SO.
19 PRUNED – RUN in PED.
22 SCRIMPS + CRIMP.
24 TIRED – IT< + RED.
26 CREPERIE – PERI in CREE.
27 BUPRESTID – (BIRD UPSET)*.
28 LABILE – LA + BILE.
29 CEDAR – [noti]CED AR[ound].
30 CONTRAVENE – RAVEN in CONTE.
Down
1 CONTEMPTIBLE – CON + (BIT< in TEMPLE).
2 HUMERI – HUM + IRE<.
3 ENCLOSURE – CLO[g] in ENSURE.
4 KENTE – KEN + T[i]E.
5 PEDATE – P.E. + DATE.
6 OBELUS – O.B.E. + LUS[h].
7 CLOCHARD – CHAR in CLOD.
8 TRUANT – (R in TUAN + T.
9 SOMATOPLEURE – (MORE TO SEAL UP)*.
14 TALIGRADE – GILA< in TRADE.
15 TENEBRIO – BEEN* in TRIO.
20 RITUAL – (UT in LAIR)<.
21 DORSET – I’m unsure here, though the R and SE seem clear: Take right direction in county.
22 SAETER – A in TREES*.
23 MAIDAN – AID in MAN.
25 SPICAS + PI + CA.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,119 (31/07/11)”

  1. nmsindy says:

    I think, Simon, that it may be DO (take) R(right) SET(direction) with Chambers justifying it.

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