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Beelzebub 1,127

Posted by Simon Harris on October 2nd, 2011

Simon Harris.

A satisfying Sunday puzzle as always. With a bit of patience I managed all but one entry (4dn) before reaching for help. I think I’ve explained everything this week, but do ask if anything isn’t clear.

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

Across
1 PASS UP – (PUS + SAP)<.
6 NOOBS – 0 in NOBS.
10 OTHERNESS – (SHORT SEEN)*.
11 DEARD + EAR.
12 LOCUSTAE – (EATS + U + COL)<.
13 INGEST – from TINGES with its first, the T, moved to the end.
17 OODLESL in (0 + ODES).
18 MADEMOISELLE – MAD + EMO + (I.E. in SELL).
19 PROPENSITIES – (OPEN + SIT) in PRIES[t].
21 APOLLO – PO in (ALL + O).
24 EGOISM – ([a]IM GOES)*.
25 SEABOARD – BOA in (SEAR + D.
26 STEM – dd.
27 TORREFIED – TOR + (IF< in REED).
28 ELVENL in EVEN.
29 DANDER – [crow]D AND ER[upting].
Down
1 PODIUMp + ODIUM.
2 STAGE DOOR – AGED in ROOTS<.
3 SHREDR in SHED.
4 PROTHONOTARY – P + ROT + (NOT in HOARY).
5 UNCLOISTERED – (RECLUSE I’D NOT)*.
6 NEUROSIS – EUROS in SIN<. I had no idea, but apparently the EURO is the arid-zone sub-species of the most widespread kangaroo, the Common Wallaroo.
7 OSSA – SS (S can be “saint”, so two of them makes “saints”) in (O + A).
8 BRACELET – BRA + (E in CELT).
9 SPERSES + PER SE.
14 ILLIMITED – ILL + IMI[ta]TED.
15 HARP SEAL – (PALER HAS)*.
16 AMELCORN – (MEL + C + OR) in AN.
19 PARSEE – PAR + SEE.
20 SUMMER – SUM + MER[e].
22 EOSIN – (ONE IS)*.
23 OBOEO in O.B.E.

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