Listener Crossword 4082: Solution Notes

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Pangrams by Sabre

Puzzle explanation

Clue answers and extra words are given in the table below. The across pangram was JYNX VELDT GOWF ZIMB QURSH PACK; the down pangram was LYNX JAB VUG DESK CWM FRITZ QOPH.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Extra word /
Component
Answer Explanation
ACROSS
1   MANXMEN M + AN + XM [Xmas] + (lat)E + N [November]
6   CARIB (R(evolution) + I) in CAB
10 Druse / VUG SKRY Hidden
12   AS OF A + SO + F(ib)
13   WALI (I + LAW) <
14   TYG Hidden
15   VU QUANG OX VU [French seen] + QUANGO + X
16   PUSS PU + S(tatistic)S
17   GETA E in GT [drop] + A
18   JOY O(ranges) in JY
19   STALLINGERS SLINGERS about TAL(k)
21 German / FRITZ ATOMY A + TOY about M
23 valley / CWM BARAZA BAZAAR *
25   TO COME T + O’ + COM + (welfar)E
28 ounce / LYNX TOMAN T(arnish) + O’ + M’ + AN
31   DEFRAUDMENT AFTER EDMUND *
33   MYS (e)MYS
34 stab / JAB TA-TA T + AT + A
36 character / QOPH AGON A + G(reek) + ON
37   MYOLOGIST IS GLOOMY * + (Ruper)T
38 bureau / DESK ZAG G after ZA
39   AGED A + GED
40   ARCH Hidden; reference Bunyan
41   SAMA (O)SAMA
42   MOTET MOTE + T(hrill)
43   SESTETT SET about STET
DOWN
1   RISQUES QU in RISES
2   EXOMIS (SIX + (w)OME(n)) *
3   FOZIER Alternate letters
4   REMAP EM in RAP; mutton = em in printing
5   HIGH Three definitions
6   CLEEVES CAVES, A replaced by LEE
7   WEATHER VANE (WE HAVEN’T + (on)E + (ide)A + (fo)R) *
8   UPTOWN UP TO + W(ashingto)N
9   BUFFI BUFF + (Puccin)I; reference Puccini’s Turandot
11   WAISTCLOTHS SCOTTISH LAW *
18   JAW J + A + (la)W
20   PAH (oom)PAH
22   ORESTES ROS TEES *
23   BAD BARD – R
24   EVOVAES A in EVOLVES – L
26   THROAT THAT about (R(oom) + O(n))
27   TWI Hidden
29   THESIS “THE SIS”
30   ESTERS (t)ESTERS
31   DARER (DR + RE <) about A
32   REIKI (R(olfing) + I(nstructor)) about EIK
35   SUCH SLOUCH – LO; definition is “What”
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