Listener Crossword 4092: Solution Notes

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Misprinted Auditions by Bufo

Puzzle explanation

The corrections to misprinted letters spell out “Each unmisprinted form is part of an answer”. The last word that is part of each answer is omitted in the grid entry and appears in misprinted form as one of the extra words in the clues. The table below shows (in parentheses) the words not entered in the grid, and the corrected misprints, together with the clues for which they provide the unentered portions. The title is a misprinted version of "Misprinted Additions".

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Correct
extra word
Explanation
ACROSS
1 SWAP( LINE) D(E)al: 2dn S + WAP + LINE
4 LATCHKEY( CHILD) d(A)y: 13dn CH in (LAT + KEY) + CHIL(l) + D
9 TREASURE(-HOUSE) (C)ry: 27dn (R(asher) in TEA HOUSE) about SURE
11 README( FILES) (H)ouse: 9ac RE + MADE * + FILES
12 EDEN( VALLEY) j(U)ngle: 16dn EEN about D + V + ALLEY
14 BABBLING( BROOK) hu(N)t: 31ac BABBLING + B + ROOK [chess]
15 PLUS( FOURS) (M)ill: 19dn PLUS + FOURS; the plural indicates at least 2 × 4
17 STAIR(LIFT) Ma(I)l: 30ac T’ in (S + AIRLIFT)
20 PLATFORM( SOLE) de(S)k: 3dn PLAT + FORM + SOLE
22 ON AN EVEN( KEEL) a(P)ple: 6dn KEEL after (NAN + (don)E) in OVEN
23 DOLLY(-SHOP) wa(R): 25ac DOLLY + POSH *
25 MAN-O’(-WAR) g(I)n: 33ac NOW in MAAR
26 COLLARED( DOVE) mor(N): 18dn COLLARED + DOVE [N Am for dived]
29 ALTA( MODA) (T)ong: 8n (DOT + ALMA) * + A
30 DIRECT( MAIL) Lin(E): 1ac CREDIT * + MAIL
31 NATIONAL( HUNT) chil(D): 4ac (IN TAUNTON) * about (A(ugust’s) + L(ong) + H)
32 THE GREAT( UNWASHED) (F)iles: 11ac (Alfred) THE GREAT + (W H AUDEN’S) *
33 SLOE( GIN) bro(O)k: 14ac GIN after homophone (SLOW)
DOWN
1 STRIPPED(-DOWN) Bea(R): 7dn (SPED + DOWN) about TRIP
2 A RAW( DEAL) for(M): 10dn A + WAR < + DEAL
3 PEDESTAL( DESK) l(I)ft: 17ac PED + TELE-ADS * + SK(y)
4 LAMB’S( EARS) (S)ame: 21dn LA + MB + SEAR + S(pider)
5 TURBO-RAM(-JET) sho(P): 23ac J in (TRAM OR TUBE) *
6 CRAB(-APPLE) c(A)rd: 24dn PARCEL * about BAP
7 KODIAK( BEAR) ea(R)s: 4dn I in KODAK [verb] + BEAR
8 YING( TONG) Je(T): 5dn Hidden
10 PENITENT( FORM) D(O)ve: 26ac PEN + I + TENT + FORM
13 ALL FOOLS’( DAY) (F)ours: 15ac (FOOL + S + D) in ALLAY
16 CONCRETE( JUNGLE) mod(A): 29ac COLE about (N + CRETE + JUNG)
18 THE MORN’S( MORN) ski(N): 28dn THEM + MORONS * + RN
19 RUN OF THE( MILL) v(A)lley: 12ac RUN + OF THE + MILL(wall)
21 ALL THE( SAME) dow(N): 1dn (AM in THESE) after (A + L(ong) + L(ie-in))
24 IDIOT( CARD) (S)ole: 20ac I + (ACTOR DID) *
26 CAST(-IRON) un(W)ashed: 32ac C(heques) + A STIR + ON
27 A FAR( CRY) K(E)el: 22ac A + CAR * in (F(ound) + RY)
28 SEAL(SKIN) i(R)on: 26dn SEALS + KIN
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