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Beelzebub 1,175

Posted by Simon Harris on September 16th, 2012

Simon Harris.

A slightly rushed post as I’m fairly late with this. One that I’m not sure about at 1dn.

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

Across
1 DABBLER – A B[i]BLE in DR.
7 SHAH – HAS* + H.
10 AGIOTAGE – (IOTA + G) in AGE.
11 SHRIVELLED – SHRIVE + DELL<.
12 PRESS – dd.
13 PLANAR – LAN[d] in PAR.
14 SECTS – SEC + ST<.
17 SMASH-AND-GRAB – (BAGS HARD MAN’S)*.
18 SERPENT-EATER – (R + PEN + TEAT) in (SEE + R).
23 MARSH – MAR + SH.
25 SOMATA – ATOMS* + A.
26 ZOOEA – ZOO + EA.
27 DUNDERFUNK – (UNDER + FUN) in DK.
28 EVACUATE – AVE< + CU[r]ATE.
29 DEFY – DEF + Y.
30 MAHSEER – SHAM< + [v]EER.
Down
1 DISPOSSESSED – I can’t quite see how the “concessions” bit of this works: Finished protecting existence with special concessions upset and deprived.
2 ASHRAM – ASH + RAM.
3 BARESARK – BARES ARK, presumably from the same etymology as “berserk”.
4 BRISE – B[ring] + RISE.
5 EGESTA – (SEA GETS)*.
6 COLLIDER – COL + [g]LIDER.
7 STEAL – hom. of “steel”.
8 AGLAIA – LAI[r] in AGA.
9 HEARTBREAKER – (ART in HEBRE[w]) + RAKE*.
15 CHESTNUT – C + H.E. + STUNT*.
16 ARTHOUSE – SHOUT* in ERA<.
19 EVOLVE – from (V + LOVE)< + E.
20 TAPETA – TAPE + T.A.
21 EGENCE – E.G. + [f]ENCE.
22 SAUCY – UC in SAY.
24 SOFAS – [place]S OF A[ssembly].

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,175”

  1. Pelham Barton says:

    Hi Simon

    1dn: “concessions” is SOPS, so it is (ESSE + S + SOPS)< in DID.

  2. Simon Harris says:

    Ah yes, that makes sense. I’d convinced myself that the SP was “special”, which didn’t leave me much to work with. Thanks for the explanation!

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