Listener Crossword 4065: Solution Notes

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X by Pilcrow

Puzzle explanation

The corrected misprints in the clues defined X as “perfect symmetry”. The 90-degree rotational symmetry of the grid was shared by the actual entries, each clue answer appearing four times, appropriately oriented. The clue answers and corrected misprints are shown in the table below.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

Correction Answer Explanation
CLUES
  UNCHARACTERISTIC (CHARACTER + I) in UNSTIC(k)
(P)ieces BERLIOZ OZ after LIBRE(tto)
rod(E) RAID RD about AI
Ma(R)k SMIT MIST *
(F)our UNISON U(mpire) + (NO + SIN) <
s(E)e UNNOTICING UN + NOT ICING
In(C)ite HOY H + OY
(T)ail ANOUROUS (URANUS + OO) *
pa(S)t CONODONT CO + NOT about (DON)
b(Y) THIS (mus)T + HIS(t)
Sa(M)i’s REIN Two definitions; Sami = Lapp, rein = reindeer
Slu(M)p SLOUCH (SOUC(hong) + H) about L(oudly)
p(E)rson TIN GOD (spou)TING + OD
(T)ake IONIZE E-ZIN(e) < after IO
(R)evere ICON I(njuries) + CON
slipper(Y) SNOW MONS, reversed and upside-down
  ZIZZING (ZING with ZZ at start) about I
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