Listener Crossword 4182: Solution Notes

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Breach of Contract by Ron

Puzzle explanation

Extra words in across clues were respaced to read “Kinder abandon homes, pursuing performer”. Answers to the other across clues had German children’s names removed. The names appear in order in the bottom rows, where they follow (in a snaking motion) the PIED PIPER “out of” the grid. Corrections for misprints in the down clues spelt out the German title of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Extra word / misprint Answer Explanation
ACROSS
1 Kind AWSOME (OSWALD MOSLEY) * − DOLLY’S *
6   RE-EL(EVA)TE (LEAVE TREE) *
11   DOUBLE-B(OTTO)M (BLUE * + BOTT) in DOOM
13   FL(ANKE)RED FED around (LANK + ER)
14 era NOETIC NOTICE *
15 ban IFFY SQUIFFY − (SQ + U)
16 don SHET S + HET
17   MINI(MAX) (AX after MI) around NIM
18 home CASABA CA’ + SABA
19   INT(ELSA)T TAINTS * around EL
20   SUC(RALF)ATE SUCRE around (ALFA + ’T)
22 spur PROBS PR + OBS
26   B(ERNST)EIN ENTERS * in BIN
27 suing CAT’S-EAR (AT RACES) *
30 Per ORCA LORCA − L
32 Former ALBUMENS A + B in (L + U + MEN’S)
DOWN
2 chil(D) WOLF CUB (BUC(K) + FLOW) <
3 Cano(E) SURFACE-CRAFT ((RC + R) around FACE) in FAUST *
4 cha(R)ge OBEYS (YE + BO) < + S
5 g(R)ow EECH H after EEC
7 r(A)nt EMOTER (ET in ROME) <
8 (T)ree ELEMI (client)ELE MI(cturating)
9 Gran(T) LET IN (NITE + L(ight)) <
10 Nerv(E) EXCITOR ER around TOXIC *
12 Inve(N)ts MINTS M + T in INS
13 (F)lippers FINS SNIF(f) <
14 se(A) NEAP (o)NE AP(preciates)
16 pla(N) SATNAV SAVANT with last four letters reversed
21 (G)anges AIA AI + A
23 p(E)rson OSMANLI SOIL * around MAN
24 fou(R) BEE-SKEP BE + KEEPS *
25 (V)oguish MODERN MO + DERN
28 n(O)t ABROAD A + B-ROAD
29 mai(N) ANNEXE ANN + EX + E
31 S(H)outs RAVES (AVER + S) with R moved to start
33 c(A)b LITRE (LITRE + AGED FOB) * = TREFOIL BADGE
34 S(M)ock SYMAR RAMS < around Y
35 H(E)rald’s GOLP GOP around L
36 (L)ong GASP (G(uy) + SP) around A(nnie’s)
37 s(N)apper’s TAI TAI(l)
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