Listener Crossword 4094: Solution Notes

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Wet Wet Wet by Lato

Puzzle explanation

The group was the Lake Poets, anagrammed as “stake” and “pole”. Associations using parts of their names are shown in the table below. Their respective subjects were represented by: lent lilies (daffodils), old salt (Ancient Mariner), La Pucelle (Joan of Arc). The location was Dove (10ac) Cottage.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Correction/
Extra word
Answer Explanation
ACROSS
1 Fe(E)l PLATES I out of PILATES
5   ALLURE ALL + (p)URE
8 s(C)ar ULOSIS Homophone (YOU LOW) + SIMON’S (Cowell) – (M + ON)
9 beam GUENON GUN about (macaqu)E + ON
10   DOVE Two definitions, one Scottish [Dr Finlay], one Ecstasy
    EXCHANGE (Ans) + WORDS = Row (27dn)
12 braid EPAULET EP + AU + LET
    STAKE Part of anagram of LAKE POETS
15   LIGN-ALOES GALLEON IS *
19 song AREDD A + REDD [Scottish, Lulu]
20   INRO IN + OR <
21   PAX PA + X
22   ENGRAIL (GARDEN – ’D) * + I’ + L(awn)
    TAM (Ans) + WORTH = (Tamworth) pig (18dn)
24   UTES (SET UP – P) <
    PIECE RIDGE + (Ans) = beam (9ac)
28   STEEPENED (E + PEN) in STEED
29 Ju(G)s EWERS SEWER, S to end
    OLD SALT Ancient Mariner
31 st(O)p GIVE OVER I’VE [I (setter) HAVE] in GOVER(n)
    ACHE SOUT + (Ans) = braid (12ac)
34   LINEAL LI(t) + NEAL
    PORTER COLE + (Ans) = songwriter (33dn)
35   EMERGE EME + REG *
36   LATEST TEST after LA
DOWN
    JUDE HEY + (Ans) = song (Beatles) (19ac)
1   PLO Alternate letters; spurious reference to a member of Wet Wet Wet
2 plan(T) LOVAGE AV < in LOGE
3 W(A)sh TIE Two definitions
4   SECTOR SECT + OR
5   AGHA A + GHAT – T
    LENT LILIES Daffodils
6   UNGAG (G + A + GNU) <
7   ENVENOMED DEMO < after (EVEN about N)
11   ASSAI ASS (goop) + AI
13   UNDESERVER UNDER about SERVE
14   ELEGIT (cas)E + LEG IT
    LA PUCELLE Joan of Arc; there is no “La” in The Chambers Dictionary
16   IRATE PIRATE – P
17   ENAMEL EL about NAME
18 pig TRACE T’ + RACE; forgotten = obsolete
23   NISSE NISSE(n); reference Nissen hut
25   YEOVIL LIVY < about E O
26   ENACTS TEN ACTS – T; Shakespeare’s plays have five acts
27 Row SEINE Hidden
    POLE Part of anagram of LAKE POETS
30   TERN RENT *
32 Ban(T)er ROT TOR <
33 songwriter HET HE + T(heatrical)
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