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Beelzebub 1,123

Posted by Simon Harris on September 4th, 2011

Simon Harris.

A rare occasion where I can explain every clue, I think. Not to suggest that this was easy, rather it was classic Beelzebub, I thought.

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

Across
1 WATERMANSHIP – (PAIR WHEN MAST)*.
9 ENTREE – EN + TREE.
10 RECALLREC + ALL.
11 DOUSER – DO + USER.
13 TEETH – [passiona]TE ETH[os].
14 HIT OUT – HI + TOUT.
15 BELLETRIST – (SIR + TELL)< in BET.
16 ENAMOUR – (N/A in EMO) + UR.
21 MILEAGE – MI + LEAG[u]E.
23 BARLEYCORN – (LORRY CAN BE)*.
24 ONEYRE – ON + EYRE.
26 PICOT – PI + COT.
27 FOSSAE – OSSA in Fe.
28 NECKEDN.E.C. + KED.
29 HIPPIC – HIP + PIC.
30 DILETTANTISH – (I + LETT + ANT) in DISH.
Down
1 WEATHERBOUND – (EAT HERB) in WOUND.
2 ANDEAN + N + DEAN.
3 EROTEMA – (MORE TEA)*.
4 MESCLUM – (E[a]S[y] C[o]L[d]) in MUM.
5 NERITE – ENTIRE*.
6 SCAT – dd.
7 ILL-USE – I + L + L[o]USE.
8 PLATTDEUTSCH – (DUST ETC)* in Sylvia PLATH.
11 DEBARREDB in (DEAR RED).
12 VOIDANCE – DAN in VOICE.
17 RICKSHAKS in (RICH + A).
18 PERIAPT – PERI + APT.
19 SANSEI – (SANS E) + I.
20 PERFET – (F + E) in PERT.
22 GNOSIS – SONG< + IS.
25 YOKE – O.K. in YE.

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