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Posted by Simon Harris on October 16th, 2011

Simon Harris.

A very tough week for me. It wasn’t long before I hit the books.

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

Across
1 RENVERSEMENT – (VERSE + MEN) in RENT.
10 EXUL – EXUL[t].
11 HAUSFRAU – HAU[l]S + FRAU[d].
12 CALANDRIA – LAND in (C + ARIA).
14 PADLOCKS – OLD< in PACKS.
15 EPRIS – E.P. + SIR<.
18 A-LA-MORT – ALAMO + [utte]R + [defea]T.
20 MACLEL in MACE.
21 TENIA – IN< in TEA.
22 WYCHELMC in (WY + HELM).
25 MIAOU – AIM< + O.U., or alternatively Oxford.
26 OPOPANAX – (POP + ANA) in OX.
28 MYDRIASIS – MY + DR + ((I + AS) in IS).
29 ALISTAIR – A LIST + AIR.
30 HANI – [afg]HANI[stan].
21 LONDON BRIDGE – (GOLDEN BIRD ON)*

Down
1 RECREATIONAL – (Handel’s) CREATION in REAL.
2 EXAMPLED – EXAM + P + LED.
3 VLADIMIRV + (DIM in LAIR). One of two characters who were “Waiting for Godot”, thus “theatrical waiter”.
4 RADAR – RAD + AR.
5 SURDITY – (DR< in SUIT) + Y.
6 ESILE – (EEL IS)*.
7 ERICACEAEE + ((ACE + A) in RICE).
8 NARKN + ARK.
9 TUSSIE MUSSIE – EMUS is (TUSSIS + I.E.).
13 FRANCOLIN – FRANCO + L + IN.
16 MAHI-MAHIHI in (MAMA + HI).
17 ALLOYING – 0 in ALLYING.
19 RWANDAN – WAND in RAN.
23 LAY TO – LAY + TO.
24 CARIBA in CRIB.
27 POLO – from POOL, with the LO “upset”.

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