Listener Crossword 3938: Solution Notes

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Babel by Noggs

Puzzle explanation

The languages used are shown in the table below.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Origin Type: Explanation
ACROSS
1 CAMASH CHINOOK 3: MA in CASH; CH + NOOK after I
6 ZARF ARABIC 3: Hidden; ARAB + IC
10 KACHINA DOLL HOPI 2: HOP + I
11 EONS   1: ENS about O
15 KHUSKHUS PERSIAN 2: Definition (silky-haired cat)
16 NGAIO MAORI 3: NG + AIO(li); I ROAM <
17 BESIEGE   1: EG in (BEES I)*
18 IMBASE   1: I + MBA + SECOND – COND
20 TAHR NEPALI 3: Odd letters in TeAcHeR; NEP before (Mohammed) ALI (Cassius Clay)
22 EDDY OLD NORSE 3: DYED*; OLD + NORSE(l)
24 WAPITI ALGONQUIAN 2: AL(l) + GON(e) + QUI(t) + AN(d)
26 TRISULA SANSKRIT 2: SANS + K + RIT
29 SAMEL   1: M in SAE + L
30 CARNAUBA PORTUGUESE 3: A + RAN* in CUBA; definition (Man-of-war’s nationality)
33 HYMN GREEK 3: (NYMPH(o) – P)*; definition (Dangerous sort of gift)
34 SNICKERSNEE DUTCH 2: Definition (wife)
35 EKKA   1: AKE < around K
36 KARROO KHOIKHOI 3: KA + RR + O + O; HOIK with K at start, twice
DOWN
1 CHETNIK SERBIAN 2: SERAN(g) about BI(sexual)
2 MANGABEIRA TUPI 3: AMBER AGAIN*; IT UP*
3 SHAKO HUNGARIAN 2: HUNG + ARIAN
4 HIGH GOTHIC 3: HIGH(t); GOT + HIC (Latin)
5 ENDUE   1: (Corleon)E + N + DUE
7 ADUKI JAPANESE 2: JAPAN + E + S(outh) + E(ast)
8 FLAUGHT   1: (HUT + FLAG)*
9 ULES NAHUATL 3: (g)ULES; ATL(atl) after NAHUM – M
10 KOB WOLOF 3: K + OB; (Fi)O(na) in WOLF
12 SHIA   1: HI(ndus) in SA
13 OSSA   1: O + ASS <
14 CHERIMOYER QUECHUA 2: CHA about (Cointrea)U after QUE (Spanish)
17 BEY TURKISH 2: TUR(ned) + KISH
19 MORAINE FRENCH 2: Two definitions
20 TWA   1: T’ + WA
21 AILANTO AMBOINA 3: AT A LION*; IBO A MAN*
23 DUAN GAELIC 3: (DUAN(e) EDDY) – EDDY; homophone GAY LICK
25 PATH   1: PAT + (Ba)H(ai)
27 SNACK   1: SN (Tin, 50) + AC (Actinium, 89) + K (Potassium, 19)
28 LUCES   1: CLUES*
29 SALSA ITALIAN 2: IT (abbrev for Italian, ref vermouth)
30 COSH ROMANY 2: ROMAN + Y(outh)
31 BARK DANISH 2: Definition (kind of pastry)
32 EME   1: Hidden
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