Listener Crossword 4174: Solution Notes

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The Dentures of Sherlock Holmes by Salamanca

Puzzle explanation

The title is a false rendering of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the first book of his stories. Some answers similarly had A and V (in that order) removed for the grid entries. Answers to wordplay-only clues were types of teeth (in italics below).

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
ACROSS
9 N(A)E(V)US NEXUS − X
10 CLERIHEW HEIR * in (C + LEW)
11 OUTTOP (POTTO around U) <
12 CANINE C + A + N + IN + E
14 PONGO PONG + ODOUR − DOUR
15 TSARS TARS around S(ea)
16 SCIAENA (A + AS NICE) *
18 ASPASIAS AS + PAS + SAI <
21 ROAN ROMAN − M
22 WANG GNAW <, WAN + G
23 PREMOLAR REM in POLAR
25 OMNIANA (NO MANIA) *
26 CTENE COELENTERATE * − (REAL TOE) *
29 ST(A)R(V)ER STORER − O
31 NEUTER TUREEN *
32 CRENEL RENE in CL
33 INCISORS INC(h) + IS + OR + S
34 REEL RE(v)EL
DOWN
2 RUTA A after RUT
3 ESTER (lif)E’S TER(rors)
4 SCOPS S + COPS
5 ALP (altitudin)AL P(asture)
6 URANISM (AS IN RUM) *
7 ZINGARO ZING + A + RO
8 LENO L + ONE <
13 ASSAM A + MASS <
14 PSI 2 meanings
17 NAANS N/A + AS around (vi)N(daloo)
19 AGIT(A)TI(V)E (I GET IT) * after A
20 SPAREST TRESPAS(s) *
24 EAR (h)EAR(d)
26 CORSO PROCESSION * − PINES *
27 T(A)I(V)ERT TIER + T
28 (A)D(V)ENT DENT
30 SNEE SNEER − R
32 CRU CRU(x)
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