Listener Crossword 4100: Solution Notes

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Table-turning by Kea

Puzzle explanation

Clue answers are shown in the table below. The removed/added letters and initials spelt “Cut in three along grid lines; connect as new oblong”. The grid was to be cut and reassembled as shown in the solution grid (not available here). The perimeter of the new grid contains the second line of “Our meddling intellect / Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things: / We murder to dissect” from Wordsworth’s The Tables Turned, as well as the poet’s surname.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Letter/Entry Answer Explanation
CLUES
16ac +C: CIRSNAKE RAKES IN C + IRS + NAKE(d)
7dn –U: HORS HORUS HORS(e)
13ac (T) JONAH JAH about ON
31ac +I: TIUU UTU UU after IT <
14ac (N) OZEKI Hidden reversed
20dn –T: NIMILOR MIRLITON MILOR after IN <
17ac (H) WHEY H in WEY
12ac +R: RAREHWYL WHALERY (RWY + L) about (A + REH)
4dn –E: IWRAM WEIMAR WR in 1 AM
3dn +E: EEKY KEY EE + KY
38ac –A: OSMROO AMOROSO OS + M + ROO
1dn (L) TROWS WORST *
9dn –O: ENA EOAN Two definitions; Ena is short for Eugenia
10dn (N) SAKERS SHAKERS – H [200]
37ac –G: SLANIHTF FANLIGHTS HT in FINALS <
21ac (G) STROMB STROMB(oli)
36ac +R: SUNROOFE OF NO USE SUE about (NR + OOF)
24ac (I) DUELLER DULLER about (exasperat)E
33dn –D: TRA TRAD ART < (Tatum, jazz pianist)
34ac +L: SOLST TOSS SOLSTICE – ICE
29ac –I: STLOCK LOCKIST (K(ant) + COLTS) <
28dn +N: HOGN HOG G in HON [Honey]
15dn (E) IDOLS SOLID *
5ac +S: SSHAPEST SPATHES SA about SH + PEST; reference plant arum
32ac –C: OCTODEIN DECOCTION EIN [German] after (DOT CO(m)) <
8dn (O) PONK ON in PK
1ac –N: TIGEMI ITEMING TIG + EMI
26dn +N: SCHNO COSH NO after SCH
22dn –E: BRLIST BRISTLE BR + LIST
25ac +C: ESCIMS SEISM SCI in EMS
11dn (T) THEBE T + HEBE; rhino = money
23ac +A: VAOGIRE VOGIER Hidden reversed
19dn (S) TOCKS BUT + answer = behind
18ac –N: DALEST SLANTED D(ogm)A + LEST
27dn +E: AUTEO AUTO A + UTE + O
21dn (W) SULCAL CALLUS *
30dn –O: TESH ETHOS Hidden
24dn (B) DROWS SWORD <
6dn +L: SLIEVE SIEVE VEILS < + E
31dn (O) TOOM TOO + M
35ac –N: WARGI RAWING WAR + GI
2dn +G: GREETER RETREE Two definitions
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