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Beelzebub 1,191

Posted by Simon Harris on January 8th, 2013

Simon Harris.

A pretty stiff challenge this week, with plenty of unfamiliar words. I was grateful for the extended deadline, as it gave a couple more days to complete the puzzle and blog.

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

Across
1 THRUSHR in (THUS + H).
5 OFFEND – OFF + END.
9 AYUNTAMIENTO – (UNITY ON A TEAM)*.
11 SPINETS – PIN in SETS.
13 SAKER – SAKE + [wa]R.
14 IDIOM – (I + 0) in DIM.
15 ANSATED – SATE in AND.
17 GLASSHOUSE – (SLOG HAS)* + USE.
19 TIGER SHARK – (G in TIERS) + HARK.
22 BORACIC – CAROB< + IC.
24 ELAND – ELAN + D.
26 VLACHL in (VAC + H).
27 DOMINEE – (MINE in DO) + E.
28 ILLUSTRATION – TART< in ILLUSION.
29 EPOCHA – (PO + CH) in [m]EA[l].
30 STYLET – STY + LET.
Down
1 TAPSALTEERIE – (SALT in TAPE) + ERIE.
2 RUCKS – dd.
3 UNSEALED – (LANES DUE)*.
4 HAPLESS – (P in HALE) + SS.
5 OMIT – [v]OMIT.
6 FINISH – IN in FISH.
7 ENTIA – EN on AIT<.
8 DOOM-MERCHANT – (MORON MATCHED)*.
10 CANFIELD – (IF< in CANE) + LD.
12 SOLSTICE – STIC[k] in SOLE.
16 MORALITY – LIT in MORAY.
18 SHOWERSS + HOW[l]ERS.
20 RADISHS in (HID A R).
21 PAOLOA in POLO. An Italian silver coin.
23 CAVILC + (V in AIL).
25 ANTA – [americ]AN TA[bloid].

4 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,191”

  1. Conrad Cork says:

    Thanks as ever, Simon & Beelzebub.

  2. Dormouse says:

    In 7dn, why is EN “nut”? That was the only one I couldn’t parse.

  3. Raich says:

    NUT – en (printing) – Chambers has it.

  4. Dormouse says:

    But not in the definition for EN. Didn’t think to look under NUT. :-( Thanks.

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