Listener Crossword 4156: Solution Notes

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V by Parsnip

Puzzle explanation

The first three lines of Dylan Thomas’s villanelle “Do not go gentle ...” were represented as follows.

  • “Do not go”: Extra words in five clues were synonyms for “do” which had to to replace synonyms for “go” in five other clues
  • “gentle into that good night”: The top row highlighted, containing MAGGOT (a gentle) surrounded by HOW (that) and BYE (goodnight).
  • “Old age should burn”: The entry GAOLED highlighted as a jumble of OLD AGE.
  • “rave at close of day”: The entry STORMY highlighted as STORM (rave) + (da)Y.
  • “rage against the dying of the light”: Spelt out by corrections to misprints.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Misprint/extra Answer Explanation [DO for GO]
ACROSS
1 Bar(R)ow HOW H + O’ + W
11 fiddle AREOLAR ((AR + SCHOLAR) around E) − SCH
12 treat DRAY A in DRY
13 H(A)rd FIERY FRY around IE
14 (G)unk SLIME LIMES with S moved to the left
16 Lif(E)’s BLACK CAP BLACK + C + AP
17 pe(A)ky HIGH-LEVEL HIGH + L + EVE + L(essons)
19 (G)old ENGILD GIN * in ELD
21 do(A)ble ENABLE B in (E + N + ALE)
22 f(I)lling CARIES (ACER IS) *
24 air(N) FERRIC FER(e) + RIC(h)
25 fu(S)e INTEGRATE IRATE around GENT *
27 too(T) LAVATORY LAVA + TO + RY
30 rela(T)ed IRAQI IRA + QI
31 t(H)is VIREO VIDEO with R for middle letter
33 thrive NOTT TON < + T(o)
34   MIDGARD (MARG DID) * [TREAT for JOURNEY]
35 gamin(E) HOYDEN DEN after HOY
36 wal(D) DYE D(isne)Y + E
DOWN
1   HAFT F in HAT [NOTE for SHOT]
2   ORIGINAL O + RIG + IN + A + L [FIDDLE for GAME]
3 Tin(Y)’s WEE EWE with first letter moved
4 CG(I) MORPH M + OR + P(ersonal wealt)H
5 ca(N) GAOLED GAL around O + ED
6 Le(G)’s GREAVE (VEGA + (Ach)ER(nar)) *
7 Gr(O)ss OBSCENE SCEN(t) in (OB + E)
8 tri(F)les BRIC-A-BRAC BR + (A + BRA) in ICC
9 take YAMA MAY < + A
10 sigh(T) EYEPIECE EYE + PIECE
15 (H)atter AGGRAVATE (V + A) in (AG + GRATE)
17 j(E)st HECKLING (HK + LI) around EC + NG
18   SLITHERY (THRIVE * in SLY) − V [THRIVE for HARMONISE]
20 (L)iver LENTIGO (NILE GOT) *
23 W(I)ndy STORMY (’S + MY) around TOR
24 a(G)low FERVID (V(ictory) IF + RED) *
26 (H)ave REIGN G in REIN
28   AROW A + R + O’ + W [TAKE for BET]
29 note LODE LO(w) + DE(g)
32 (T)op RAD (clea)R A D(umpster)
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