Listener Crossword 4157: Solution Notes

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Puzzle explanation

The extra letters from clues could be rearranged to form PIG LATIN. The eight thematic entries were pig Latin forms of four-letter words linked to pig in The Chambers Dictionary. The entry ESSAY needed to be changed to USSAY, which is pig Latin for “sus” (the Latin for “pig”, found in the etymologies of “sow”, “swine” et al in Chambers), thereby revealing PORCUS, another Latin word for “pig” (found in the etymologies of “pork”, “porcine” et al). The title was an anagram of INESWAY, “swine” rendered in pig Latin.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Extra letter Answer Explanation
ACROSS
9   HIATUS (I SHUT A) *
11   ALBUMS A + L + BUMS
14   LIPPEN LIEN around PP
15   UNIATE U + ’N’ + I + ATE
16   YAPP Y + APP
17   RERUN RUN after (R + E)
18   GOAF G + O’ + AF
19   LONERS (ONE + RS) after L(aboratory)
20   STRATA SA around TART <
22   ART DECO (RED COAT) *
25   CHIRPY CHIRM − M + P(lo)Y
26   RAZORBACK RAZOR + BACK
29   ELANET ELT around ANE
31   CREASER (S + CAREER) *
34   ALTARS ALS around TAR
37   UNGLAD (yo)UNG LAD(ies)
39   TIAN AIN’T *
41   ROSIT R + O + IT’S *
42   ARGH À + RIGH(t) − I
44   ESKARS (STREAKS − T) *
45   SEMEIA (t)IMESAVE(r) * − V
46   ASCEND A + S + CEN + D
47   AERIAL (LEA around AIR) <
DOWN
1   CHIAO CHI + A + O
2   KIPP P after KIP
3   SAPPED SAP + PED
4 P À TERRE (RARE PET) *
5   USURP USU + R + P
6   MANUS (t)SUNAM(i) <
7   PLINTH PL + I’ + NTH
8   AUTO A + (t)UTO(r)
10 L UNESCO COUNSEL *
12   BAGRIC GARB * + I’ + C
13   MEAT PIE ME + (PIE after AT)
21 A ARKS KARA’S *
23   RALLIES SEIL < after (RA + L)
24   TRAT T(emperatures) R(ise) A(t) T(his)
27   ANANKE A + NANKE(en)
28   BRUISE BR + (USED around I) − D
30 I ERRANT TRAINER *
32 T ENTERA (RATE TEN) *
33   AGAMID (DIM + AGA) <
35 I SORDA (OR SAID) *
36   ESSAY ES + SAY
38   AGILA LIG < in (A + A)
40 N ASCI (I + SCAN) *
43 G REAL LARGE *
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