Listener Crossword 4191: Solution Notes

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Puzzle explanation

The ten answers giving instructions consisted of commands for adding, removing or rearranging a specified group of letters, as listed below.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer (instruction) Explanation
ACROSS
1 DITCHERS (ditch ERS) DIT + CHE(e)RS
6 LOSEL (lose L) LOSER with L for R
10 UNCOILS UNC(e) + OILS
12 LOUVRE LOURE around V
14 PUTS IN (put S in) PUTIN around S
15 ROLL-TOP (roll TOP) ROLL + TOP
17 TEEM TEE + M(ight)
18 ELITE E + LITE
19 WEDGIE WED + GIE
21 JUNGLE J + LUNGE with L moved three places to the right
22 ATTORN AT + TORN
25 ADDLE (add LE) WADDLE − W
28 NEARER EARNER *
29 ENTICE (l)ENT + ICE
30 MOPPET MOP + PET
32 PATHS PAT + HS
34 ATOP (15ac) AT + OP
37 STIRRUP (stir RUP) PURIST * around R
39 AXENIC (axe NIC) (MEXICAN − M) *
40 ORGASM OR + GAS + M
41 DROPLET (drop LET) (OP after DR) + LET
42 NICOTINE (39ac) (INTO NICE) *
43 ABSCISSA ABS + (ASS + I/C) <
DOWN
1 DRUPE (37ac) PRUDE *
2 INVOLUTED (VIOLENT + DU) *
3 COL (14ac) 2 meanings
4 ELBOWED ED after BOWEL *
5 SLUED U in SLED
6 LOTH LOTHARIO − (A + RIO)
7 OUSTITI (oust ITI) OU’S + TITI
8 LERNE (6ac) RN in LEE
9 LEG-MAN (25ac) LEMAN around G
11 CANOODLING (21dn) CAT − T + NOODLING
13 STELAE S + TELAE
16 PEDDLES (SELD + DEP) <
20 BROCHURES URE in BROCHS
21 JUNKANOO (junk ANOO) JUNK + A + NOO(n)
23 TENPIN TEN + PIN
24 PROTEAN ROTE in PAN
26 LETTERS LETT + ERSE − E
27 MITRAL MISTRAL − S
31 PRIMA PRIM + A
33 SPUTA UT in SPA
35 PARTLET (41ac) PART + LET
36 UNITISE (7dn) ((SIT IN) in EU) <
38 RAPIERS (1ac) RA + PIERS
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