Listener Crossword 4146: Solution Notes

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What It Says by Waterloo

Puzzle explanation

Fragments of answers separated by “and” were to be concatenated in the same grid entry. Fragments separated by “or” were each allocated to one of multiple available entries (in either order). “P and/or A” was treated as both “P and A” (PA) and “P or A” (P, A entered separately).

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
1a, 68a TRANSFORMATION (FROM SINATRA NOT) *
7a, 3d SORTED DESTRO(y) *
8a, 33d MANDATORY MANDY around ROTA <
11a, 47d EORL (E + R(eligion’s) L(iturgy)) around O
12a, 67a LORN (squa)LOR N(ow)
13a, 4d, 60d MORATORIUM (ORATOR + I) in MUM
14a MANDE MAN + D(emonstrate) E(arly)
16a, 49a, 70d CORMORANT CAN’T around (R(evel) + ROOM) *
17a, 42a SORN SOON with R for O(ut)
19a, 20a, 54a DORMITORY (N)IMROD < + TORY
22a, 41d NORIA (AIR + ON) <
23a, 26d SHORT-HANDED SH + (ANOTHER + D + D) *
24a CANDOCK CAN + DOCK
27a, 55a HANDIWORK (WEIRD * in HANK) with O for E
28a, 7d CORSET (R + TESCO) *
29a LANDE (b)LANDE(r)
30a HANDLE CANDLE with H for C
32a SHANDY SHADY around N
34a VANDAL VAN + DAL
36a CANDY CAY around ND
37a, 12d WHORL WORL(d) around H(oliday)
39a, 61d PORCELAIN PLAIN around CORE *
43a, 8d SANDWORM (MAN + WORDS) *
44a BANDA BAND + A
45a ISLANDER I + SLANDER
51a, 48d EXPLORED EXPLODED with R for (an)D
53a, 16d CHICORY (HISTORY − HIST) after CHIC
56a, 2d CORAL CHORAL − H
59a, 9d THEORY HE in TORY
61a, 40d, 62d PANDORA PAN + (O + R) in DA(y)
63a, 6d OMNIVOROUS (OMINOUS around IVOR) − I(diocy)
65a, 29d POORLY RLY after POOL − L
66a, 13d ENORM ONE < + RM
69a, 35d FLORAL (FLOW + RAIL) − W − I
70a, 71d MANDRAGORA (DRAGON in MANTRA) − NT
1d MERCHANDISE (CARDS HE + MINE) *
5d, 21d NORTH RT in NOH
10d UNDERSTANDING (UNDERLING − L) around STAND
15d, 38d HORST SHORT *
18d, 64d SFORZANDO (SF + OD + O) around TARZAN − TA
25d, 69d FORCED FED around ORC
28d, 45d CORIOUS COUS(cous) around RIO
31d, 52d LANDLORD (DROLL around DNA) <
37d, 57d DOORWAY (ROWDY + AO) *
39d, 58d CORIANDER (D(elight) after IAN) in CORER
44d BANDY BAWDY with N for W
46d, 50d NYNORSK (N + SKY) * around NOR
56d CAN-DO (Ameri)CAN DO(cker)
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