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Beelzebub 1,195

Posted by Simon Harris on February 3rd, 2013

Simon Harris.

A solve of two halves for me this week: a brisk start followed by fairly slow progress through the remainder.

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

Across
1 SCAPUS – CAP in SUS.
5 LALANG – [p]LAN in LAG.
9 HAIR-RAISER – (AIR + R) in (I SHARE)*.
12 DISPONEE – (IN SO DEEP)*.
13 CLAVEL in CAVE.
15 KYPE – [unluc]KY PE[rch].
16 MISRATES – (S + RA) in MITES.
17 CONSTANTINE – CONS + TAN + TINE.
19 NEEDLECRAFT – (DEFECT LEARN)*.
20 GRUESOME – G[roup] + RUES + EMO<.
23 CIAO – hom. of “chow”.
25 CHURNC + H + URN.
27 INTERTIE – TIN* + (T in ERIE).
28 TYROSINASE – TYRO + SINE + AS + E[nzyme].
29 KYOGENK + YO + GEN.
30 TRASHY – ASH in TRY.
Down
1 SHOCKING PINKS + (KINGPIN in HOCK).
2 AIDA – dd.
3 PROVENDERP + (END in ROVER).
4 SAIVITE – VIA< in SITE.
5 LISTS – dd.
6 ASPER – [j]ASPER.
7 ARNAA + RAN*.
8 GREASEMONKEY – (EASE + MONK) in GREY.
10 SEDENTARY – (EDEN + TAR) in SY.
11 GLYCERINE – (CRY FEELING)*.
14 MATACHINA – MAT + A + CHINA.
18 ACMEIST – AC + (E in MIST).
21 SERRE – (R + R) in SEE.
22 ORTON – ORT + ON. Joe Orton.
24 OTTO – [m]OTTO.
26 UPAS – UP + AS.

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,195”

  1. Dormouse says:

    Ah, I finally see 25ac, thanks. I was reading “vessel” as the definition, and was thinking there must be a word “curn” meaning to move restlessly.

  2. Simon Harris says:

    Glad to be of assistance. In fact I had similar thoughts for a while, though I was trying to make H in TURN (as in “toss and turn”) work. You never know, there could be a vessel named a THURN.

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