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Beelzebub 1,205

Posted by Simon Harris on April 14th, 2013

Simon Harris.

Apologies for the tardy post, and many thanks to Gaufrid for pointing out the oversight. This was quite a tough week, so there are a couple I haven’t been able to explain fully. I’ve reproduced the clues in those cases.

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

Across
1 TALLISH – ALL in THIS*.
6 AECIAA + (I in ACE<).
10 HEAVY PETTING – (V + TYPE*) in HEATING.
11 ROSTRATE – TRAT in ROSE.
13/25 CHAVUTTI THIRUMAL – A in (HURT MUCH VITAL IT)*. Not a familiar term by any means.
14 ABEL – ABE Lincoln.
15 ARROW – I think this must be a dd., but can’t find the “other” definition: Formerly used missile.
19 IRRELIGION – GIRLIE* in IRON.
20 POSITIONER – (SORE POINT I)*.
22 GRIEFE in GRIF[f].
24 ACOL – LOCA[tion]<.
27 ROULETTE – LET in ROUTE.
28 APPENDICITIS – APP + END + I.C. + IT IS.
29 TEADE – (A + D[river]) in TEE.
30 SCHMUCKSCH + MUCK.
Down
1 THECA – HE in ACT<.
2 AETHRIOSCOPE – (CO-OPERATE + HIS)*.
3 LAZARIST – not sure: Catholic call to prayer not entirely right in border region.
4 LVOVV in VOL<.
5 SPOT HEIGHTS – (PO + THE) in SIGHT.
6 ATTIC – A[r]T + TIC.
7 ETRANGER – RANG in RETE<.
8 INTEROCEANIC – (NICE REACTION)*.
9 AGELONG – A + GEL + ON + G.
12 STYLOLITHIC – (CITY SOIL L[ef]T)*.
16 ORIELLED – (RILE* + L) in (0 + ED).
17 HIRI MOTU – (I + RIM) in (HOT + [timbukt]U).
18 APPARAT – PARA in APT.
21 CTENE – (EN + ETC)<.
23 FLASKS in FLAK.
26 URIM – [p]URIM.

2 Responses to “Beelzebub 1,205”

  1. Gaufrid says:

    Thanks Simon
    I can’t help you with 15ac but 3dn is:

    AZA[n] (call to prayer not entirely) R (right) in LIST (border region)

  2. nmsindy says:

    I think in 15A, it may just be that they are no longer used today (I think), but happy to be put right if that is not so.

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