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Beelzebub 1,163

Posted by Simon Harris on June 24th, 2012

Simon Harris.

The usual high quality Beelzebub puzzle, of medium difficulty I think. Just the one at 28ac that I can’t fully explain.

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

Across
1 ASSIST – ASS + [g]IST.
6 ENGRAM – N in MARGE<.
10 SOMATOPLEURE – (TO SEAL UP MORE)*.
11 SCABROUSS + (B in CAROUS[e]).
14 SMALT – M[ovie] in SALT.
15 BOTANIST – (OBTAINS + T)*.
17 TAEL – (L + EAT)<.
18 DEONTIC – (E in DON) + TIC.
19 EARLESS – [f]EARLESS.
22 DAURDA + U + R.
23 RACLETTE – LETT in RACE.
24 FANONF + ANON.
27 MELODIONM + OLDIE* + ON.
28 GIGANTOMACHY – GIG + some things I don’t fully understand: Engagement with headless spirit in some mythic war.
29 ESTRAY – SET* + RAY.
30 DESERT – dd.
Down
2 SOCAOS< + CA.
3 SMATTERING – MATTER in SING.
4 STRINGERST + RINGER.
5 TOOK – TO + OK.
6 EPUISSE – E.P. + (I in USE).
7 GERMANDER – GERM + AND + [greenhous]E + R.
8 ARILLI – RILL in (A + I).
9 MEATSCREEN – (CAN SEE TERM)*.
11 SUBTERFUGE – (USE BUG [a]FTER)*.
12 CANTATRICE – CAN’T + A[nother] + TRICE.
13 MALLEOLAR – LEO in MALLAR[d].
16 TOILSOME – OILS in TOME.
20 ABATISA + (I in BATS).
21 SAFETY – (F + E.T.) in SAY.
25 PLODPL + DO<.
26 MOHRMO + HR.

One Response to “Beelzebub 1,163”

  1. Dormouse says:

    28ac GIG (engagement) + (S)TOMACH (headless spirit) in ANY (some)

    Couldn’t see it at first last week, then it came to me, but when I went back to it just now, I couldn’t remember what it was and had to work it out again.

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