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Beelzebub 1,135

Posted by Simon Harris on November 27th, 2011

Simon Harris.

Perhaps a medium-paced week for Beelzebub, so not the easiest of puzzles by any means. Still, with a bit of persistence, I managed all but a couple of answers without resorting to aids. Of course, Chambers came out to help finish things off and put the blog together.

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

Across
1 GOBBET – GO + B + BET.
6 ARIUSI in SURA<.
10 PROPOUNDSP + (OP in ROUNDS).
11 ASANA – AS + ANA.
13 AT LAST – ATLAS + T[ire].
14 HEWING – HE + WING.
16 JUSTICER – JU[g]S + (C in TIER).
17 MUGGLETONIAN – MUG + ((LET ON + I) in NAG<).
18 HEART-TO-HEART – HEAR + ((0 in THE) in TART).
20 UNTOWARDU + NOT* + WARD.
24 SWANNY – N[u]N in SWAY.
25 DIK-DIK – KID< twice.
26 STAGE – ST + AGE.
27 ABSEILING – I in (BILE SANG)*.
28 ELSANS in ELAN.
29 PICENE – PIC + ENE.
Down
1 GRAHAM – RAH in MAG<.
2 BRAWNW in BRAN.
3 BONING-ROD – (ON RIG)* in BOND.
4 TONGUE-TACKED – TONG + (ETA in [b]UCKED).
5 QUAESTORSHIP – (OTHERS AS)* in QUIP.
6 ANTA – [europe]AN TA[bloid].
7 ISAAC – [v]ISA + AC.
8 UNSWEARING – (N in U.S.) + WEARING.
9 SATURN – SAT + URN.
12 SEQUENTIAL – QUENTI[n] in SEAL.
15 CINEMATIC – (ITEM I CAN + C)*.
18 HUDDLE – (DD + L) in HUE.
19 TWYERE – (WE TRY)* + [pip]E.
21 TIKAS – SAKI + T.
22 INANE – NAN in I.E.
23 HISNH + (S in IN).

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