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Beelzebub 1,131

Posted by Simon Harris on October 30th, 2011

Simon Harris.

A very challenging week, though typically not short on quality from Beelzebub. 15ac is this week’s challenge for readers to explain.

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

Across
1 ASCLEPIAD – SPECIAL* + AD.
11 MOOI – MO + OI.
12 PROCAINE – (CA + i) in PRONE.
13 DUNNIEWASSAL – (LAND AS UNWISE)*.
14 PATELLA – PATE + ALL<.
15 ARARSTrees in area beside river held by prince.
16 MISERE – (I + S) in MERE. An undertaking in various card games, I believe.
17 AMADAVAT – (MAD in AA) + VAT. “Aa” is a type of volcanic rock from Hawaii.
18 CHIASMAS – (I in CHASM) + AS
23 HONEST – HO + NEST.
24 DALLEL in DALE.
26 COALMAN – ALMA in CON.
27 BANDERILLERO – BAND + (ILL in ERE) + R + O.
28 LITIGANT – LIT + (NAG< in IT).
29 ANEW – [cr]ANE W[orking].
30 NEUTRETTO – (NOTE UTTER)*.
Down
2 SOUARI – A in (SOUR + I[dealistic]).
3 CONTAMINANTSM in (CONTAIN + ANTS).
4 LINERS – LINE + R.S..
5 PRELIMP + MILER<.
6 ACARIDS – RID in A.C.A.S.
7 DASH – dd.
8 DISHEVELMENT – DISH + (ELM in EVENT).
9 ONAGRA – ON + AGRA.
10 VELVETEEN – TEE in (V + ELVEN).
14 PATCHABLE – (BELT A CHAP)*.
17 ASSIEGE – (S.S. + I.E.) in AGE.
19 HOT AIRT.A. in [c]HOIR.
20 ANOINT – NATION*.
21 PALLAE – (L + A) in PALE.
22 CLARET – CLARE + T[aste].
25 ODIN – 0 + DIN.

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,131”

  1. Richard Heald says:

    15Ac is A(rea) + R(iver) in RAS.

  2. Simon Harris says:

    Of course. Thanks, Richard.

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