Listener Crossword 4111: Solution Notes

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News Quiz by Stan

Puzzle explanation

Misprint corrections spelt out the question “Can you name the most N, E, S and W states of the USA?” Hawaii is the most southerly state; Alaska is both the most northerly and westerly state. The Alaskan Aleutian Islands cross the line of 180 degrees longitude and so, technically, Alaska is also the most easterly state. Ambiguities in jumbled entries were resolved by the location of the letters of “Alaska” and “Hawaii” at appropriate extremes of the completed grid. Highlighting the Pacific Ocean was not required.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Correction Answer Explanation
ACROSS
1 Dan(C)er ALMA A + MAL with L(aryngology) moved to the front
4 (A)itch ICEPACKS CHICKPEAS * - H
10 Virgi(N)’s MADONNA MAD + ON + N + A(eneid)
12 (Y)ear ANVIL AN(no) + VIL
13 s(O)w P-CELTIC PC + ELT + CI <
14 Ho(U)se DOODAH DOO(r) + HAD <
15 Ru(N)e ASHAKE ASH + RAKE - R
16 s(A)mple SPEC SPEC(imen)
19 (M)aking VITRIFACTURE (ACT + VIRTUE IF + (c)R(imes)) *
21 n(E)w AD REFERENDUM AD + RE + FERE + (MUD + N) <
27 al(T)o AULA (U + (A after L)) after A(ssembly)
29 (H)ard DREICH DIRE * + C + H
30 s(E)x INCEST IN + (SET + C(ombo)) *
31 dro(M)e MAJORLY JAM < + ORLY
32 Bl(O)ke AIDAN (A + AND + I) *
33 (S)ore ALGESIS (A + IS) around LEGS *
34 (T)ool CHAINSAW WAS < after (C(ranberry) + HAIN)
35 Argo(N) AIRT A + I + R(ecognition) + (los)T
DOWN
1 ar(E)a AMADAVAT MAD after A + A + AV < + T
2 hor(S)es LAZOS ZEALOTS * - T(ast)E
3 d(A)y MOIDER MOI + D + E(xciting) + R
5 fi(N)e ENCHAFE (CHA + F) in ENE
6 o(D)e PAEAN PA (per annum) + EAN
7 bo(W)ler IN THAT I + N(eed) + T + HAT
8 Pant(S) KICKER KNICKERS - N(arrative) - ’S
9 eas(T) ALOE (LO + E) after A
11 le(A)d DIOPTRE EDITOR * around P(hotographer)
12 (T)oo ALSO (Primordi)AL SO(up)
17 dat(E) BUDLESS BLESS around (U + D)
18 (S)it DEMOTIST (SIT < + (ac)T) after DEMO
20 (O)y ARMILLA (ROYAL MAIL) * - OY
22 (F)athered DERMIS SIRED < around M(outh)
23 rever(T)s ELIJAH EL + HAJI <
24 (H)ubs NUCLEI (CLUE IN) *
25 Imag(E) ICON I(nsect’s) C(hange) O(f) N(ature)
26 cr(U)el THRAW TH’ + RAW
28 (S)ack ASTIR AS + TI + R
29 c(A)ve DEAN A in DEN
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