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Beelzebub 1,147

Posted by Simon Harris on March 11th, 2012

Simon Harris.

I hope this is roughly the appropriate date to post this one. Beelzebub competition closing dates seem to have shifted recently, to give solvers an extra week to get their entries in. We’re unsure whether this is a permanent change, but we’ll attempt to make sure we post the solutions after the printed closing dates.

This week’s Beelzebub seemed to be of average difficulty to me, and there are some great words in there: 29ac and 7dn are particularly nice, though I’ve not had much luck working them into conversation yet.

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

Across
1 SATRAP – SAT + RAP.
5 TITFER – (T + F) in TIER.
9 ELEUTHERARCH – HERA in (CULT HERE)*.
11 MAINFRAME – MA + (FR in (I + NAME)).
12 MICELLAR – (ICE + LL) in MAR.
14 OGEE – O + GEE.
16 HAKAM – KA in HAM.
17 HALF STEP – (HAS FELT)* + P.
20 SPIRILLA – (I + RILL) in SPA.
22 STEEP – dd.
24 EMEU – E-ME[n]U.
25 WORMWOOD – (M + WOO) in WORD.
27 RATTLEBAG – R.A. + (BELT< in TAG).
28 PHLEGMAGOGUE -(H in PL) + E.G. + MAGOG + U + E.
29 SWEDES – W in SEDES.
30 TEENSY – N in (TEES + Y).
Down
1 SEEM – SEE + M.
2 ALLIGARTA – A + ((LIG + ART) in LA)
3 TERCEL-GENTLE – (ER in NEGLECT&lt) + LET*.
4 AT A LOSS – (TA + LO) in ASS.
5 TENACE – NET< + ACE.
6 TARTARIE – (E + IRAT[e] + RAT)<.
7 FRANKALMOIGN – (MARK NO FLAG IN)*.
8 RHEUMY – HE in (RUM + Y).
10 HILT – HI + LT.
13 MALLEOLUS – (ALL in ME) + SOUL*.
15 EFFECTED – C in (EFFETE + D).
18 PRIMAGE – RIM in PAGE.
19 USURPS – U.S. + [t]URPS.
21 PROEMS – PR + SOME*.
23 ARBA – [particul]AR BA[ron].
26 DREY – E[ggs] in DRY.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,147”

  1. Dormouse says:

    I have no difficulty getting 29ac in conversation. Do you perhaps mean 28ac?

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