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Beelzebub 1,141

Posted by Simon Harris on January 22nd, 2012

Simon Harris.

A good challenge this week, with plenty of unfamiliar terms. I’m at a bit of a loss to explain 10dn, unfortunately.

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

Across
1 THRANG – TH’ + RANG[ers].
7 QUALM – [e]QUAL M[easure].
11 RHIPIDIUM – (HIP + I’D + I) in RUM.
12 ELBE – [k]EBLE<.
13 NACARATS – (STAR + CAN)<.
15 EPHA – E.P. + H[umanitarian] A[id].
16 FRONTIERSMEN – (SENT IN FORMER)*.
18 GRAYEST – YES in GRAT.
20 MARG – GRAM<.
21 WISH – [s]WISH.
22 CYPRIAN – PAIR* in NYC<.
23 ASTONISHMENT – TONISH MEN in ST.
25 MIFF – MI+ FF.
29 BOUGHTEN – OUGHT in BEN.
30 ATEN – E in AT N.
31 CLINICIAN – (I + N + I + C) in CLAN.
32 ESSAY – ES + SAY.
33 ACACIA – AC + AC + I + A.
Down
1 TREIF – T + REIF.
2 RIB-ROAST – (BAR RIOTS)*.
3 APEX – APE + X.
4 NINETEENTHLY – (NINNY + THE TEE + L)*.
5 G’DAY – D in GAY.
6 RICKETY – KET in RICY.
7 QUADRAPHONIC – QUAD + RAP + H + ON + I + C.
8 ATAP – A + TAP.
9 LUTHERANS – (ENTHRAL US)*.
10 MUSANGFool cornered African hunting cat.
14 IRRISIONS – (I + SIR)< in IRONS.
17 MAIEUTIC – (I AM)< + CUTIE*.
19 SCIATIC – SCI + A TIC.
21 WAMBLE – W + AMBLE.
24 TANNA – TA + (A + N + N)<.
26 FUSS – FUS[e]S.
27 SENA – ANES<.
28 RACA – A C in RA.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,141”

  1. nmsindy says:

    Thanks for the blog, Simon. Re 10D, I think ‘African’ = San is put into mug = fool to give musang = hunting cat

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