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Beelzebub 1,125

Posted by Simon Harris on September 18th, 2011

Simon Harris.

A top quality puzzle of medium difficulty this week, I found. Just one question from me at 10dn, which is a shame because I’ve a feeling it’s the best clue here.

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

Across
4 WAMPISHED – (A + M.P.) in WISHED.
11 RHOS – RHO[de]S.
12 CONTOUR – CON + TOUR.
13 CONNOISSEURS – CON + (UR in SESSION<).
14 HACKETTE – sort of a reverse anagram, in that RARE + HACKETTE is (THE CARETAKER)*.
17 SLEDGEL in SEDGE.
19 DEMOD + EMO.
20 TENEBRITY – TEN + EBRI[e]TY.
22 SEED CORALCO in (RED SEA)*.
24 NARC – RAN< + C.
25 ENNAGE – (N + N) in EAGE[r].
27 ORRERIES – RE in [l]ORRIES.
29 MOTIVATIONAL – (I’M VALIANT TOO)*.
30 PROBANG – PRO + BANG.
31 SENASEN + A.
32 STREETAGE – TREE in STAGE.
Down
1 ARCHSTONE – (ON THE CARS)*.
2 SHOALED – ALE in SHOD.
3 CONCENTRATOR – (NOT CORRECT + A + N)*.
5 ALOE – ALO[n]E.
6 POSTRIDER – RID in POSTER.
7 INSECTC in INSET.
8 STEADY ON – STEADY + ON.
9 HOUSETRAINED – (URINE TO HEADS)*.
10 EURO – this is probably a very topical &lit, but I can’t see where the “EU” comes from: Currency that’s – well, in Greece – run out.
15 TEREBRANT – BERET< + RANT.
16 BOYLE’S LAW – BOY + (S in (WE ALL)*).
18 DESCRIBE – CRIB in SEED*.
21 PAGEANT – PAGE + ANT.
23 EVOVAE – OVA in EVE.
26 RORT – R OR T. R and T being the ends of the word “rampant”.
28 EIGG – I in EGG.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,125”

  1. Pelham Barton says:

    Re 10dn: eu is the Greek for ‘well’. It can be found in Chambers in the etymology of lots of words beginning eu-.

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