## Conflict Resolution by Kea

### Puzzle explanation

Corrected misprints in clues spelt “Sum of clashes and misprints”. Solvers were thus to add the numerical values (A=1,27,53; B=2,28,54; etc) at each clash cell of the clashing letters and the misprinted letters as they appeared in the relevant clues. This is shown in the table below.

 Across& Down Clashes Misprints Addition 1 & 4 S + E co(R)set + curle(W) 19 + 5 + 18 + 23 = M 10 & 3 O + E radi(O)s + unde(F)iably 15 + 5 + 15 + 6 = O 12 & 5 E + R a(V)id + (C)oney 5 + 18 + 22 + 3 = V 15 & 2 A + O S(i)n + he(F)ted 1 + 15 + 9 + 6 = E 17 & 14 T + E (H)ailing + (T)ower 20 + 5 + 8 + 20 = A 18 & 15 R + P (J)ut + scou(T)ing 18 + 16 + 10 + 20 = L 21 & 8 N + I (W)ed + conce(R)t 14 + 9 + 23 + 18 = L 24 & 9 P + E S(L)id + (P)awed 16 + 5 + 12 + 16 = W 25 & 23 U + A (M)uck + Loo(F) 21 + 1 + 13 + 6 = O 29 & 26 W + M (L)ock + U(V) 23 + 13 + 12 + 22 = R 31 & 22 A + L s(I)x + (H)arrow 1 + 12 + 9 + 8 = D 33 & 16 X + E (L)at + ma(D)den 24 + 5 + 12 + 4 = S

The 12 clashing cells, in grid order, thus provide the instruction “Move all words”. The final solution was therefore a new fill of the grid using the original answers in new locations, completely eliminating clashes.

### Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

 No Correction Answer Explanation ACROSS 1 co(S)set NANNYISH NINNY + ASH, A and I swapped 6 HOKE H(am) + OKE; North American usage 10 radi(U)s TERTIALS TITLE AS * about R 11 AECIUM (MU(d) + ICE + A (are)) < 12 a(M)id HERERO RE in HERO 13 SAHIBA AS BHAI * 15 S(O)n ESAU Hidden 17 (F)ailing LEAN-TO LEPANTO – P 18 (C)ut ROSE TREE RO(d) + SET FREE – F 21 (L)ed HENCHMAN CH in HENMAN; see led captain 24 S(A)id OPINED O + PINE + D 25 (S)uck FUSC Alternate letters 27 ANDREA ND in AREA; see meaning of name 29 (H)ock IMPAWN IMP +AWN 30 OUBAAS BAA’S after OU (“or” in French) 31 s(E)x SALIC LAW (LI + CLAW) after SA 32 ECHO EC + HO 33 (S)at EXPANDOR RODE < about (X + PAN (verb)) DOWN 1 NYAS Hidden; “sore” as a hawk 2 he(A)ted NACHOS CH in NAOS 3 unde(N)iably YOU BET OU in YBET 4 curle(D) ETHYLENE (THE + L(ondo)N + EYE) * 5 (M)oney HIRE H + IRE 6 HARMAN ARM in HAN(d); reference policeman 7 OLEINS (Domin)O + LENS about I; other dictionaries confirm “Fats” 8 conce(I)t ECOTOXIC OX in (CONCEIT * – N) 9 (S)awed LEASOWED LEO SAWED * 14 (P)ower PEGASEAN PEG AS + EAN 15 scou(R)ing EPSOMITE EP + SOMITE 16 ma(I)den CREDENCE C + RED + (MEN – N) + CE 19 ZILPAH LIZ < + HAP < 20 ENHALO First and last letters 22 (N)arrow CANULA LACUNA * 23 Loo(T) MARAUD MUD about (A + RA) 26 U(S) AMIE AM + IE 28 ASAR AS + AR