Listener Crossword 4163: Solution Notes

Back to 2011 menu

Aversions by Brock

Puzzle explanation

Corrections for misprinted clues spelt out “King James Bible; Brewer’s Phrase and Fable”. The answers to the other clues were words which have been misprinted in versions of the King James Bible, as catalogued in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, and the corresponding grid entries were their misprinted forms. Taking the extra words from these clues, in the order of the misprinted grid entries that correspond to the clued answers, the initial letters spelt out “four hundred”, which was the age of the King James Bible, first published in 1611.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Misprint/extra word Answer Explanation
ACROSS
1 nan AGAINST AGAIN + S(amosas) T(ry)
10 Dutch CHARGE CHAR + (GAE − A)
11 unedifying DAMSELS SLED < around (AS around M)
12 dar(K) AÇAI A in (A + C(urar)I)
13 W(I)ll’s EFTEST SET < in EFT
15 thicke(N) PECTIN PEINCT with IN moved
16 die LOINS COINS with L for C
19 (G)od’s TORAH T(homas) + O’ +RAH
21 (J)obbers UNPEG PE in GUN *
23 viv(A) ORAL (LA + R + O) <
26 (M)ake AMBOINA AMBO + IN + A
28 C(E)ltic BEGORRA BEG + OR + RA
29 le(S)ion SCAR SCARY − Y; 2 meanings; ref Mark 5:9-13
30 Rob CAUSE (CD + CAUSE) * = ACCUSED
32 (B)ead OJIME (d)EMIJO(hn) <
36 Rh(I)ne-valley GEIST (a)GEIST
38 (B)oard QUANGO QUA + N + GO
40 floats FATHER FARTHER − R
41 forma(L) UNTO DOCUMENT * = (UNTO + ED + MC) *
42 hu(E) ANIL A + NIL
43 (B)rief UNCE UNCLE − L
44 te(R)m SOUL SISTERS SO + (IS in ULSTERS)
DOWN
1 S(E) GWENT G + WENT (past tense of WEND)
2 regarding VINEYARD VID around (N + YEAR *)
3 (W)ant NEED DEEN <
4 unload IDOL SOLID * − S
5 win(E) OLPAI P in (s)OLA(r) + I
6 (R)est TEE 2 meanings (letter T, golf tee)
7 (S)ited ECTOPIC EC + TOPIC
8 tri(P) RAIK (t)RAIK
9 energy HEAR HEART − T
14 (H)ead FLORET (OR LEFT) *
17 (R)eckons SUBTOTALS (TO + LAST *) after SUB
18 (A)dam ENOS NOSE *
20 organ LIFE F in LIE
22 coat(S) ENAMEL (ANIMAL with (E + E) for A − I) *
23 grav(E) OBSEQUY OB(e)SE + QU(a)Y
24 w(A)y AGITATO A + GIT + AT + O(rchestra)
25 year(N) LONG 2 meanings
27 (D)emon MAX MAXIM − (l)IM(e)
31 Heroes STRING STARRING − A(nothe)R
33 o(F) IRENE (TRIUNE + SHE) * = (IRENE + THUS) *
34 s(A)lves EASES CEASES − C
35 (B)utt BUNS SNUB <
37 fi(L)th SMUT S + M + UT
39 fill(E) GAL GAEL − E
Back to 2011 menu