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Beelzebub 1,133

Posted by Simon Harris on November 13th, 2011

Simon Harris.

An over-long pause between solving and blogging means that little of the solving experience remains in my memory. However, everything seems very clear and explicable.

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

Across
1 MIC – MIC[e].
5 GARDYLOO – GAR + D[irt]Y + LOO.
11 ON HEAT – N in (OH + EAT).
12 AQUINO – from QUINOA, with the A “pushed to [the] fore”.
13 ODEUMS – [wi]DE in SUMO*.
14 BEG OFF – BE + GOFF, the latter being an archaic spelling of “golf”.
15 NEW CALEDONIA – a reverse anagram, as “OCEAN LAD I” could be clued as such.
17 USERS – US[h]ERS.
19 ASTERIAS – (AT SEA SIR)*.
22 ZAIBATSU – BATS in (U + I + AZ)<.
25 FLUON – FLU + ON.
27 LONGITUDINAL – (UNTIL LOADING)*.
28 PINERO – (IN + E) in PRO.
29 SEAPIG – (AP + I) in SEG.
30 URINAL – I in URNAL.
31 SENILE – SEN[s]ILE.
32 SEASHELL – A SHE in SELL.
33 NYEN + YE.
Down
1 MOONCALFMO + ON CAL[l] + F.
2 INDEWS – I + (D in NEWS).
3 CHEWET – CHE[f] + WET.
4 LEUCAEMOGENSL in (GENOME CAUSE)*.
5 GAMAY – A in GAMY.
6 RABELAIS – I in (SALE + BAR). “Bar” is apparently a Scots word meaning a funny incident or story.
7 YUGOSLAVIANS – (SAVOY MOSTLY S)*.
8 LIONEL – (I + ONE) in LL (“lines”).
9 ON FIRE – (N in OF) + IRE.
10 OOF – FOO[t], as in “foot the bill”.
16 DIASTOLE – ISOLATED*.
18 SQUILGEES + QUIL[l] + GEE.
20 GLOIREG + (I in LORE).
21 BUNNIA – NUB< + (I in NA.
23 TENPIN – TE[st] + NP + IN.
24 SNAILY – AIL in SNY.
26 ADEEL – from ADELE, with the L or “left” moved to the end, thus “later”.
28 PUS – PUS[h]. “Push” meaning “company” was new to me, but it’s right there in Chambers.

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