Listener Crossword 4121: Solution Notes

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To ... by Navajo

Puzzle explanation

To a Mountain Daisy, To the Toothache, To a Louse and To the De’il are all “addresses” by Robert Burns. The address for Listener entries, 63 GREEN LANE, ST ALBANS, HERTFORDSHIRE, was to be highlighted in the grid.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
ACROSS
1 MOUNTAIN DAISY (UNION DISMAY AT) *
10 ERNES (n)E(a)R (i)N(l)E(t)S
12 BINS 2 meanings
14 GALERE (E + LAGER) *
15 ACHED A + CHED(dar)
16 HIT FOR SIX (FIX THIS OR) *
17 THREE-PIECE (THE + E + RECIPE) *
18 TAPES T + APES
20 HOPPERS (c)HOPPERS
23 TOOTHACHE TOOT + H + ACE around H
26 TILL 2 meanings
27 MEAGRE 2 meanings
28 ENATE (s)ENATE
29 LOTI LOT I (one)
30 PLANETOID (PILOTED AN) *
32 LATEENS LATE + ENS
34 SPRAD PR (pair) in SAD
38 POSTAL POST + A + L
40 BANSHEE (ANS + H(er)) in BEE
42 AUTOS SOT < after (A + U)
43 COVEYS CONVEYS − N
44 FEOD F + DOE <
45 SCAIL C in SAIL
46 HERTFORDSHIRE HEREFORDS with T for E + HIRE; ref. Pride and Prejudice
DOWN
2 ORGIA (B)ORGIA(s)
3 NEAFE NESCAFE − S/C
4 AVER 2 meanings
5 NIE EIN <
6 ASCI (f)ASCI(nating)
7 INHERITOR (HEROIN TRIP) * − P
8 SPECS SPECIES − IE
9 YODELLED YELLED around OD
10 ECHT BRECHT − BR
11 SLOSH SLO(w) + SH
13 NAPPE PE after NAP
17 THREEP THREE P (pence)
19 POETASTER PO + ET + ASTER
20 HARL CHAR LURED − CURED (surrounding)
21 OCEAN (AE in NCO) <
22 ETAT ETA + T(rek)
23 TELEPATH PATH after L in TEE
24 TAIT TAT around I
25 HENS 2 meanings
30 PEASE AS in PEE
31 ESNES E + S + N + E + S
32 LOUSE L’ + OUSE
33 EL 2 meanings
35 PSYCH P + SY(n)CH
36 AESIR RISE < after A(rmageddon)
37 DEIL (LED + I) *
39 TOFT (wha)T OFT(en)
41 AVID DIVA <
43 COO C + OO-
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