Listener Crossword 4166: Solution Notes

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Brief Appearances by Schadenfreude

Puzzle explanation

Letters removed from answers before anagramming spelt “nine film titles; director”. Altering nine letters to make new words and filling the barred-off cells appropriately enabled HITCHCOCK, who made brief appearances in most of his films, to “appear” in the nine titles that run diagonally upwards in the grid, one through each letter of his name.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Grid entry Answer (removed letter) Explanation
ACROSS
2   ROAD HOGS (A + DROOGS + H) *
7   SEA DUST (SUDAN < − N) in SET
12   ZYMOTIC (CITO + MY + Z(it)) <
14   OFTEN (OF + EN) around T
15   HOLOSTEI HOLSTEI(n) around O
17   ’TWEEN TWEE + N
18 LUNA A(N)NUL ANNULAR − AR
20 OCTA COAT(I) (COT around A) + I
21 POGO PO(N)GO ’PON + GO
22   SNATHE ’S + (EH + TAN) <
23 LOBS BOL(E)S BONES with L for N
25   PUTT 2 meanings
26 TOSS SO(F)TS SO + FT + S(candal)
28   DARRE RAD < + RE
30   CABRIES (CABRÉ around I) + S
33 PIANOS S(I)NOPIA SIN + O + PIA
35   LADIFY (F + DAILY) *
37   SCUPPER 2 meanings
39   RAWNS RAS around (W + ’N’)
40 EATS STA(L)E ST + ALE
43 TAPS STA(M)P SCAMP with (suppor)T for C
45   LOIN LIN around O
46   CAYUSE C + A + Y + USE
48 RUTS S(T)RUT STR + UT
50 ELMY L(I)MEY LIME + (jett)Y
52   LOKI LO(o)K + I
54   TRY-ON YON after RT <
55   OBSCURER O + (S + CURÉ) in BR
56 EASTS (T)ASSET TA’S + SET
57   PHASE IN SHAPE * + IN
59   REDDEST EST after REDD
60   CONNOLLY (CON + Y) around NOLL
DOWN
1   ARM A + RM
2   EMISSARIES E + MISS + ARIES
3   GREAT BEAR GEAR * + T + BEAR
4 OUTSCORN CONSU(L)TOR CONSUL + TO + R
5 VOID VID(E)O (ID + E) in VO
6   PELTA ’T in PELA
7   TATOUAYS (OUTSTAY + A) *
8   WHATNA W + HAT + N + A
9 DEWITT TWI(S)TED TED around WITS *
10 NIEFS FIEN(D)S FRIENDS − R
11 TONG T(I)GON GO in TIN
13   POTOO POTOROO − O(u)R
16   SUBTEND BUT * in (S + END)
19   EOAN EAN around O
24   WASP WAS + P
27   CORNELIANS (ONCE + R) * + SNAIL <
29 NOCTUID INDUCTO(R) DUCT in (I + NOR)
31 RYND N(E)RDY (R + D) in YEN <
32   OVERLORDS O’ + V + (SOLDIER + R) * − I
34   RICK-RACK RICK + RACK
36   NIRAMIAI (IRA + AIM <) in NI
38 ETUI (C)UTIE CUP-TIE − P
41   DARCYS DAYS around RC
42   HALTED (HAL + EDWARD − WARD) around T
44   STABS S + TABS
47   STOSS SOSS around T’
49 LASES SLA(T)ES LATE in SS
51 ONST SN(O)OT (NOT + SO) *
53 ECHO CHO(R)E CORE around H
58   BYE BYRE − R
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