Listener Crossword 4168: Solution Notes

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Phiz by BeRo

Puzzle explanation

Turns through 90 degrees were to be made at letters EJOTY and at any grid perimeter. The unchecked letters copied into the blank grid were two Os, two Is and three Ts, forming a rudimentary phiz (face), for which embellishment was optional.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
CLUES
1 JATROPHA (RAJAH + POT) *
2 NEAT 2 meanings
3 ENJOYMENT (TO ME JENNY) *
4 NAGA NAGANA − ((ski)N + A)
5 POITREL L after (PORE around IT)
6 PARISH PA + RI + S + H(awaii)
7 TAEL TALL with E for L
8 ATROPOUS A + PORT < + O’ + (M)US(a)
9 ZESTER Z + E(ater)S + T(angerin)E + R
9 ZILAS SILAS (name meaning “of the woods”) with Z for S
10 APPOSITE APPOSE around IT
11 PRENASAL PR + LASAGNE < − G
12 PROINE PINE around (R(oyal) O(ak))
12 PHOTS (pop-u)P HOT S(hoes)
13 MARQUETRY MARQUE + TRY
14 ROYNISH (OR SHY IN) *
14 ROTA ART * around O’
15 OSTIARY (OS + Y) around TIAR
16 STALL S + TALL(y)
16 STERES STEREO with S for O
17 RE-ENTRY (TEN GERRY − G(ame)) *
18 WORK WOK around (pipe)R
19 TERETE TEREBRATE − BRA
20 QUEENE-APPLE QUEEN + APP in (E + LE(icester))
20 QUIZ QUI + Z(ola)
21 NEEDLE EE in LEND *
22 DIRL L after RID <
23 ROISTERS R + (IT’S ROSE) *
24 ROLE (p)ROLE(s’)
25 GENET GENT around (Rosinant)E
26 ROWEN ((H K) BROWNE − B(ook)) *; ref. Phiz, illustrator of Dickens etc
26 ROULES U(neatable) in ROLES
27 TRIE R in TIE
28 KITE 2 meanings
29 NIALL NI + ALL
29 NABK A in (N(orth-facing) + BK)
30 ANTIS (AGAINST − (A + G)) *
31 BANIA ANI in (B + A)
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