Listener Crossword 4204: Solution Notes

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Puzzle explanation

Extra letters in mixtures gave “The Chambers def. of ‘circular’ goes ...” and letters omitted from wordplay in normal clues gave ROUND AND, located in circular fashion in the grid, so that it could be read thematically ad infinitum. The Chambers entry for “circular” is circular in that it includes “in the form of a circle”, while a circle is defined as “a circular object”.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation or mixture [extra letter]
1 SANDWORT (sunbu)RS[T] DAWN TO
2 NAMASTES ANT[H]EM AS S(exton)
3 MEDUSANS (co)NSUM[E]D SEA
4 ULSTERED SELE[C]T DRU(gget)
5 GANGSTER (tou)G[H] STRANGER
6 STERNAGE (ma)N[A]GE TREAS(ury)
7 SCANDIAN (Finlan)DIAN N [M]ASC
8 CAMARONS (w)ARM [B]ACON S(andwich)
9 FUSAR(O)LE FUSE around (e)ARL(y)
10 HOPEF(U)LS HOPS around EFL
11 LONG SHOT (mea)LS ON TH[E] GO
12 NO LONGER (disho)NO[R] EG NORL(ander)
13 ARKANSAN N A [S]NARK’S A(vatar)
14 I(R)ON-SAND IO + N + S(ermon) + AND
15 TIROLEAN ELATION [D]R(iving)
16 ANTELOPE LON[E] PET EA(sily)
17 LA(N)CELOT L + ACE + LOT
18 RAN ALONG (moch)AN N [F]R A GLO(ve)
19 RANARIAN (m)AN [O]R AN ARI(stophanic)
20 RAN(D)IEST RANI + ESP − P(rivate) + T
21 COUNTIES (i)N[F]ECTIOUS
22 AMOUNTED DO[C]UMENT A(nglican)
23 ASKANCE(D) AS + K + ANCE
24 KANARESE SNEAK[I]ER A(dj)
25 MORIARTY MA[R]TYR ORI(g)
26 ANGSTROM (fil)M A[C]TOR’S GN(athonic)
27 SCOR(N)ING SCORING
28 ROMANI(A)N ((M + I) around (A + N(ip))) in (R + O’ + N)
29 KACHINAS HACKS [U]NAI(ded)
30 TEACAKES A CAST[L]E KE(ep)
31 MYTHICAL M[A]LTY ACHI(eved)
32 ALMANACS (noble)MAN [R]ASCAL(dom)
33 IN THE CAN (windb)A[G] N ETHNIC
34 DIANTHUS TH’ AD[O]NIS U(mbellifer)
35 BRUCHIDS BRID[E] SUCH
36 VERRUCAE AVE[S] RECUR(rent)
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