Listener Crossword 3987: Solution Notes

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Fizz Buzz by BeRo

Puzzle explanation

Turns through 90 degrees were to be made at letters EGJNOTUY, and at the perimeter. The unchecked letters which were to be highlighted spelt “champers” (= fizz) and “drain” (= buzz). Clue answers are shown in the table below.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
CLUES
1 CONCATENATION CON + CAT + ENATION
2 ONYCHA Hidden, ignoring the linking word “and”
3 ICONOCLASM I + CON + O + C + SMAL(l)*
4 INTERLAY INTERPLAY – P
5 REALM MAHLER* – H
6 LAISSE I in A LESS*
7 AYMARA A + MAY* + R + (Victori)A
8 TESTAMENT-DATIVE TEST + A + MENT + DATIVE
8 TITANOMACHY A MYTH ACTION* & lit
9 MYRIAD M + Y + R + AID*
10 HAIRY AIR in (H(enri) + Y(ves)); reference poilu = hairy
11 CYNIC First letters
12 ICHABOD I’ + CH + A + BO + D
13 STERN STERN(algia)
14 CLAY Alternate letters; reference clay pipe
15 SAME SOME, O replaced by A
16 DEAR Homophone (DEER)
17 CRADLED LAD* in CRED
18 MONET MONEY, Y replaced by T; Y = 150, T = 160 as medieval Roman numerals
19 ALCOPOP COP in A + LO + P
20 ARAB (BAR + A) <
21 SNEDDED DENS(e) < + D(ock) + ED
21 SEPT SEPT(imal)
22 SCAMP S + CAMP
22 SERIEMAS RAISES* about ’EM
23 MACS MACDONALDS – DONALD (meaning “world chief”)
24 BODHI TREES SO THE BRIDE*
25 CABA (ABACI – I) <
25 COILED C + OILED
26 NEMATIC EMICANT*
27 SPEAR S + PEAR
28 DODGER RED DOG*
29 LUCES CLUES*
30 SOCINIAN ACTIONS IN* – T
31 LYDFORD LAW WORDLY FAD*
32 IDEA Hidden
33 DENVER BOOT BEND OVER TO*
34 COSEC COS + EC; reference cosec(ant) in trigonometry
35 DELI SOILED < – OS
36 DITT DITTIT – IT
36 DEANER NEARED*; reference shilling = bob
37 ENDIZEN EN + D + EN + I + Z + E + N
38 PIER (trum)P + IE + R
38 PECULIAR PE + C + U + RAIL <
39 FROG GOLF <, L changed to R
40 SENA SEN + A(mmunition)
41 LONER L(iszt) + ONER
42 EVITA EVITATE – TE
43 DROW OR DWARF* – FOR
44 BRAN Hidden; the indicator is “of”
44 BOOR BOO + R
45 WALDORF SALAD FAR AS ALLOWED*, E changed to ’D
46 ZINE INEZ, Z moved to start
46 ZONE ZO + N + E
47 NOTED ED with NOT at start
48 NORN N OR N, ie, no choice but N
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