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Beelzebub 1142

Posted by Jed on January 29th, 2012

Jed.

Found this an enjoyable walk in the park

 

ACROSS

4 Daughter occupying rebuilt church in one unknown nobleman’s domain

ARCHDUCHY   D in (CHURCH)* all in A Y  one unknown

11 Misplaced joke about priest getting little rise

KOPJE   P in (JOKE)*  from kop – a bank of terracing at Liverpool’s Anfield ground

12 Detached about what produces ground-ivy

ALEHOOF   EH what! in ALOOF  alehoof is ground-ivy glechoma hederacea

13 Loudish, sporting Chanel No 5 in restaurant? Not for me, thanks

I SHOULD COCOA   (LOUDISH)*  COCO Chanel  A fifth letter in restaurant

14 No longer continue for sure to retain book

ABYE  B in AYE  archaic word for continue

17 Seeing scrawled name on contract

SIGNEE   (SEEING)*

18 Edge getting hot where stubble’s burnt

ARRISH   ARRIS H

19 Rushed into one comfy spot, overturning screen

TRANSENNA   RAN in (AN NEST)<

21 Dragonfly expert has nothing on sectarian

ODONATIST   O DONATIST  Donatist is an African Christian sect member

24 Cartoon character you once associated with poet

POPEYE   YE after POPE Alexander

26 Local gossip because of the woman

COSHER   COS HER

28 Pirate trader swallowing sovereign

KIDD   KIDD{ER}

29 Difficulty speaking could be hard on a thespian

PHONASTHENIA   (H ON A THESPIAN)*

30 Live in immaculate religious building

MINARET   ARE in MINT

31 Country, I reckon, yielding its former currency

INDIA I TAL[L]Y lira omitted

32 Greek, say, with African ready to retreat? Not officer material

GREGARIAN   GR EG NAIRA<  of a soldier of common rank

DOWN

1 Go downhill when given duplicate eye examination

SKIASCOPY   SKI AS COPY  retinoscopy

2 Abusive term? ‘Drip’ and ‘pig’ turn up

WOSBIRD   (DRIB SOW)<  means whore’s bird

3 Observe no home GP wandering round hospital for heartbeat monitor

SPHYGMOPHONE   SPY (NO HOME GP H)*

5 German journalist about to make statement, missing central point

REUTER   RE UT{T}ER

6 Cadet with lace tangled in shoes

CALCEATED  in shoes  (CADET LACE)*

7 70% of builders adopting company’s room designs

DECORS   half of builDERS with CO inserted

8 Acknowledgement of unfortunate discovery, dropping odd bits of much dosh

UHOH even letters mUcH dOsH

9 Chickens mostly succed easily retaining good health

COCHIN-CHINAS hens from Vietnam  CHIN CHIN in COAS{T}

10 Gangsters stop mild oaths

HOODS   HO ODS

15 Type of pasta, wild, outrageous one

MANICOTTI   MANIC OTT I

16 Excellent road, beset by carriages, showing end of life

CHAIRDAYS   (AI RD) in CHAYS

20 Sadly idle in raised foreign cash, pleading poverty

NEEDILY   IDLE* in YEN<

22 Certainly native of Patagonia identifies South American resident

AYMARA   AY MARA Patagonian hare

23 Muslim around observation post, the embodiment of wisdom

SOPHIA  OP in SHIA the meaning of girl’s name Sophia

25 Work getting a lot of wages in Biblical port

OPHIR   OP HIR{E}

27  Problem with son riding horse

SNAG   S NAG

< = reverse    ( )* = anagram    { } = omit

 

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