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Beelzebub 1132

Posted by Jed on November 6th, 2011

Jed.

7 across was a cerebral stretch …. and 19 across not in Chambers …  splendid clueing

 

ACROSS

1 Sky cataloguer reduced 40 per cent of stars – most out of order

MESSIEST    MESSIE{R} STars    Charles Messier French astronomer

7 Nineteen characters back in lecture area

STOA    counting back in alphabet from S to A

10 Rheumatoid arthritis drug – perhaps 8 per cent treated

ETANERCEPT    ETA = 8  (PER CENT)*

11 Fighter dispatched by earlier shell

ORMER    {f}ORMER

12 Poet’s opposing profits initially taken

GAINST    GAINS + T

14 Source of blast: what is left seems ruined

STEAM WHISTLE    (WHAT IS L SEEMS)*

15 Scottish offer to go round highland – from this attendant

GHILLIE    HILL in GIE

17 Tolerated receiving butts of joking routine?

STOOGED    G E in STOOD

19 Expression of gratitude which heads a Buddhist principle

TATHATA    TA THAT A

22 Unmannerly but sounded bullish about bridge

LOWBRED    BR in LOWED

23 Scheme initially failing afer one’s eradicated flower

PLANTAIN LILY     PLAN  {i}(NITIALLY)*

25 Nose is recast, revealing basis of bone

OSSEIN    (NOSE IS)*

26 Publicity agent’s parade’s closing Old Street

PASEO    PA’S E O

27 Thickness? Succeeded rebranding stupidities, overlooking it

SPISSITUDE   (STUPID{it}IES)*

28 Fighting dogs ignoring a commotion

TOSS    TOS{a}S

29 Drug, mostly pure, served in mince

HASHEESH    SHEE{R} in HASH

DOWN

1 Fraternity member curtailed farmyard noises

MOOS    MOOS{E}

2 Attention: the rooms will be split open by force from landslides

EARTHFALLS    EAR T F in HALLS

3 Parts of feet seem damaged, I accepted

SEMEIA    (SEEM)* I A

4 Less hesitant, working in secrecy

STEALTHINESS    (LESS HESITANT)*

5 Tolkien creature to know wind

ENTWIST    ENT WIST

6 Characteristic of Dubliner finally revealed in Joyce?

TRAITOR    TRAIT O R    William Joyce alias Lord Haw Haw

7 Cutting edge slices boards badly

SCISSOR BLADE    (SLICES BOARD)*

8 Husband given to wine for an interval

TENTH    TENT H

9 US lawyer concluded and waited to move flag

ATTENDED     ATT ENDED    golfing expression

13 Futile session involving English in plane

SLEEVELESS    (E in LEVEL) in SESS

15 Epic events in trade treaty: one supports entry

GATEPOST    EPOS in GATT

16 It’s brought in trouble in Scotland without much delay

FASTISH    TIS in FASH

18 Philosophy students implying love is found in gentle touches

TAOISTS    (O IS) in TATS

20 Increase in iron provided by salad plant

FRISEE    RISE in FE    variety of curly endive

21 Principle in book unaltered

BASIS    B AS IS

24 Rising call for attention draws in grand old character

YOGH    G in HOY<

< = reverse    ( )* = anagram    dd = double definition    { } = omitted

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