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Beelzebub 1,159

Posted by Simon Harris on May 27th, 2012

Simon Harris.

A tough puzzle that had me plugging away at it all week, only just finishing in time to crack on with the following week’s Beelzebub!

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

Across
1 CANTHARIDAL – (A + RID) in CANT + HAL[f]).
10 OLIVE – 0 + LIVE.
11 SEVRUGAR in (GAVE US)*.
13 ETALON – ET AL + ON.
14 NIBELUNG – NIB + E + LUNG.
16 ANASTROPHE – (PART HAS ONE)*.
17 ELSE – from EELS with the first E moved to the end.
19 RENTALR + ENTA[i]L.
21 RAFFLE – (ELF + FAR)<.
22 HULL – dd.
23 SNAIL-PACED – (NAIL in SPACE) + D.
26 COLLAGEN – COL + LAG + EN.
28 NELIESNE + LIES.
29 STEAMER – A.M. in STEER.
30 VIRGO – VIR[a]GO.
31 WALDSTERBEN – (BELT WARDENS)*.
Down
1 COUNTERSENSE – (NOTES CENSURE)*.
2 ALTIPLANOL in (ON + ALP + I + TA)<.
3 NIMB – [fa]M[ily] in NIB.
4 HEAL-ALL – ALA in HELL.
5 ASCUS – Cu in ASS.
6 RE-ENTRY – REEN + TRY.
7 DRAGONHEAD – (AGON + H) in DREAD.
8 AULA – Au + LA.
9 PANHELLENION – (PLAN HE)* + (0 in LENIN).
12 BENEFICIAL – (N in BEEF) + I + CIA + L.
15 CHALLENGECH + (N in ALLEGE).
18 DEPOSES – E.P. in DOSES.
20 ENCLAVE – CLAN* in EVE.
24 ALERTR in [v]ALET.
25 PLEA – [sto]P LEA[der].
27 GARB – BRAG<.

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