Listener Crossword 4150: Solution Notes

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Garden Scraps by Colleague

Puzzle explanation

The protagonists are LANCASTER and YORK on either side of the DALES and PENNINES in the central column. The “clashes” are TEWKESBURY and BLORE HEATH, two battles from the Wars of the Roses. Diagonal lines through them join up with rotated Ds in the corners to make a representation of the Ordnance Survey symbol for a battlesite.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation with [extra letter]
ACROSS
2 SLANT LANT after S(hearing)
6 DAY ONE (A DOYEN) *
11 COERCE COE + R + CE
12 SKREEN KR in SEEN
14 OUTSAIL OUT + SAIL
15 KRABS homophone of CRABS; ref. Mt Aspiring
16 THE ONE (ATHENE − A) around O(wl)
18 FOLIAR FO + LIAR
20 TEAN T(h)E + AN
21 DSO (o)DSO
22 OSSIA OS + AIS <
24 ENLINK E + N + LINKS − S
25 DREAMLESSNESS SENDS * around (REAM + LESS)
30 SACHEM SCHEMA with A moving back
33 RANEE RAN + E + E(mirates)
34 ENS (ob)E(se)N(es)S
36 TUPI (I PUT) <
37 ORIANA O’ + RIANT − T + A
39 INSURE INSURGENT − GENT + (polic)E
40 STRAD ST + RAD
41 NACARAT (TARA + CAN) <
43 NHANDU (HAND + U) after (autum)N
44 SCRAYE (CRY SEA) *
45 CLAMPS C + L + A + MP’S
46 HEYSE (Sout)HEY’S E(legies)
DOWN
1 SCOUTED AROUND (A COURT SOUNDED) *
2 SOU S + OU
3 LETHAL (HATE * after L) + L
4 ARSENIATE (ASIAN TREE) *
5 TEIND (priva)TE IND(ustry)
6 SNIDE SN + I’D + E(xtracted)
ENPLANES EN + PLANE + S
7 ASK FOR (S in KA) < + FOR
8 ORAL ORVAL − V
9 NEBISH NE + BISH
10 UNTRANSMITTED (T + STUNTMEN + RADI(o)) *
13 KROONS SNOOK < around R(ye)
17 OWN (t)OWN(y)
19 AILS (w)AILS
23 SANCTUARY (NC + TUA(n) + R(esiding)) in SAY
26 REAR R + EARL − L
27 MAENAD (MAN + AD) around E
28 UNITAL U + LATIN <
29 HEAD UP HE + A + PUD <
31 ABS 2 meanings
32 HURRAS RAS after ARTHUR − ART
35 SNASH SN + HAS *
38 ARNA CARNAUBA − CUBA
42 AYE AY + E
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