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Beelzebub 1,161

Posted by Simon Harris on June 10th, 2012

Simon Harris.

A fairly swift solve this week. I had to reach for a thesaurus to fully grasp 23dn, and neither the pasta nor the Italian family at 27ac were familiar, so that one required a brief web search. I still can’t explain 6dn, so I’ve reproduced the clue in case passing readers can do better.

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

Across
1 WITTOL – (IT + T) in LOW<.
5 EPICALPI in LACED<.
10 ACCELERATEDACC + (E.R. in ELATED).
11 TOERAGS – TO[o] + GARE<.
12 ADEN – [l]ADEN. I think L is “railway” as a derivation from “el”, short for “elevated railway”, such as that in Chicago.
13 ENERVATED – (V.A.T. in ERE) in END.
16 ALLSORTS – (L + L + SO) in ARTS.
17 CHAR – CHAR[m].
18 AT ONCE – TON in ACE.
19 OSSIFY – OSSI + F[airl]Y.
20 MUTT – MUTT[on].
21 UBI SUPRA – (AIRBUS UP)*.
24 TSARITSAS – (TART IS)* + S.A.S.
26 SLEW – dd.
27 ANELLI – A[g]NELLI. Anelli are small rings of pasta, while the Agnelli appear to be a wealthy and powerful Italian clan descended from the chap who founded FIAT.
28 STRONG-ARMED – (M[on]STER DRAGON)*.
29 SASINESA + SINE.
30 ENSURE – ENS + URE.
Down
1 WATERCOURSES – (WEAR STOUR + ESC[aut])*.
2 ICONS – CON in IS.
3 TERRORIST – ERRO[r] in TRIST.
4 LEGALLY – LEG + ALLY.
5 ERST – [nev]ER ST[opped].
6 PALESTRAGymnasium see composer dropping in.
7 CEDARNUT – (RUDE + AN)* in CT.
8 ADEPT – [foo]T PEDA[l]<.
9 LAND SET-ASIDE – (ALAS DESTINED)*.
14 DOOMSTERS – MOST* in DOERS.
15 BASINETS – (IT’S BEANS)*.
16 AFFUSION – (OFF IN USA)*.
18 AIR RAGE – I in ARRA[n]GE.
22 BALSA – BALSA[m].
23 PALER – PAL[t]ER.
25 ACNEN in ACE.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,161”

  1. John Clark says:

    For 6 dn, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Pierluigi_da_Palestrina

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (3 February 1525 or 2 February 1526 – 2 February 1594) was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music, so drop (in) and you get palestra

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