Listener Crossword 4154: Solution Notes

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Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
ACROSS
1 FLE(E)T STRE(E)T LETTERS * in FT
11 RO(O)FIE FOR < + IE
12 GO(O)RO(O) (Rin)GO RO(ck)
13 EN(N)UI (g)ENIU(s) *
14 AG(G)LUTIN(IN) (A LUTING) *
15 PE(E)SWE(E)P PEEP around SOW − O
16 LES(S)ONS L(earning) E(ducating) + SONS
17 COF(F)E(E E)S(S)ENCE (C OF E + CE) around SEN
20 RA(RA A)VIS RAVI S(hankar)
22 ADULTER(ER) ADULTER (comparative of ADULT)
26 TREDIL(L)E (RITE LED) *
27 CHO(O)SE C + HORSE − R
28 RICKET(T)SIA (c)RICKETS + I’ + A
32 AL(L)ONGE A + LO + NG + (soiré)E
34 TWIG(G)ER W in TIGGER
36 TANDO(O)RI (AND ROTI) *
37 WAG(G)A (WAGGA) WAG + A
38 OT(T)ER TERRORIST * − R − R − IT’S *
39 OUT(T)EL(L) OUT + (h)EL(d)
40 SING(ING-G)AL(L)ERY GAL in WINERY with S(kirt) for W
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1 FRE(E) PORT F + REPORT
2 LONE(NE)S(S) L(ive) + ONE’S
3 EF(F)USIVE (USE FIVE) *
4 SET(T)E(E) SET + (siècl)E
5 TRAPFAL(L) (TRAPFAL + METHOD) * = (DEATH PLATFORM) *
6 RAG(G)LE RAG + (ti)LE
7 ET(T)LE MAY BEETLE − MAYBE
8 COT(T)ON (ON) CO + TON
9 PRINCES(SES) P + R + IN + (Lei)CES(ter)
10 NO(-NO)NSE(NSE) (Len)NON’S E(yewear)
18 OS(S)IE (r)OSIE(s)
19 SUC(C)I ((j)UICES − (cuisin)E) *
21 ARIL(L)ATE PREMARITAL * − (R + MP) *
23 DESTIN(IN)G DES + TIN + G
24 TOL(L)GATE TOGATE around L
25 RETRAL(L)Y ((McC)ART(ney) + LYRE) *; ref. McCartney album Ecce Cor Meum
28 RATO(O)N RAT ON
29 CO(COO)NED CONE + D(art)
30 TER(R)E(E)N ’T + ERE + N(ave)
31 LEG(G)ER ST LEGER − ST
33 GOB(B)I G + O + B + I
35 WHOA(-HOA) HO in WA
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