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Posted by Simon Harris on April 29th, 2012

Simon Harris.

Quite a tough week, though I think I’ve at least managed to expain everything. There seem to be relatively few anagrams this week, along with a great deal of abbreviations in the subsidiary indications.

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

Across
1 HAPPY EVENT – ((P + PYE) in HAVEN) + T.
10 ABLE – [f]ABLE.
11 GNOMONM in (G + NOON).
12 STERNMOST – (RN + MO) in S + TEST).
13 CONDIGN – DIG in CONN.
15 HAIRYH + AIRY.
17 SIRCAR – SIR + CA + R.
18 TAPACOLO – TAP + ACOL + O.
20 TROPICAL – (ARC PILOT)*.
23 FIERCEF + [p]IERCE.
25 BYRON – BY + NOR<.
26 MALTESE – ALTE[r]S in ME.
28 CAPARISONCA + PARIS + ON.
29 ELICITE + LICIT.
30 IDES – from IDES, the S moved from first to last postition.
31 SHELLYCOAT – (CLOTHES LAY)*.
Down
1 HATCHET-FACED – (BREED + A DEFECT)*.
2 ABROADAB + ROAD.
3 PLENIPOESP + ((NIP + O) in LEES).
4 YETI – [portra]IT EY[es]<.
5 ELEGIAC – (LEG in I.E.&lt) + AC.
6 ENNUI – (N in [m]ENU) + I.
7 NOMARCHY – MARCH in YON<.
8 COSTALA in (COST + L).
9 ENTEROPNEUST – ENTER + (ON UPDATE)*.
14 SCORRENDO – RE in (SCORN + DO).
16 REPROACH – PRO in REACH.
19 PARASOL – AS in PAROL.
21 RIBALD – RIB + LAD*.
22 COSMEA – (S in COME) + A.
24 CURIE – I in CURE. Discoverer of both Radium and Polonium.
27 LOGY – LOG + Y.

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