Listener Crossword 4207: Solution Notes

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Loco by Ferret

Puzzle explanation

Corrections to misprints spelt “sum with clue times, draw clocks, unite hands”; misprints themselves gave “hour hand points directly at relevant hour”. In each clashing cell the delay in minutes was added to the times of the two crossing line clues and the resulting time was entered as the hands of a clock (faces and embellishments were optional); for example, 03:30, 06:15, 15:30 and 18:15 would all be entered as one hand pointing right and one pointing down. The hands were then joined to trace the former British Rail logo (now used by National Rail). The title is Logo with one misprint.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Misprint Answer Explanation
Across Lines
00:01 (W)oe ALAS ALA + S(almon)
00:10 (L)et CHARTA HART in CA(ge)
01:25 re(C) CHEDER (REC HE’D) *
01:46 e(T)ch CITOLE (ETC(h) + OIL) *
03:46 win(E) FISTULAS A in (US LIFTS) *
06:02 H(E) HECATE HE + CATE
07:24 P(U)ke HOSE REEL HEEL around ROSE *
07:40 Hu(T) HUER HUT − T + RE <
08:00 (I)s LINE L(anguages) + N in IE
08:46 s(H)ort NICTATES (ATE in T(ear)S) after NIC(e)
13:21 min(I) OLEO O + LEO
13:30 f(U)r URETHANE (f)UR + ETHANE
Down Lines
01:35 (L)acking ANT (NATO − O’) *
02:30 (W)asting DELAY E in LADY *
03:02 men(D) DEN (m)END *
07:36 flie(S) DIT DITA − A
08:25 cr(O)ne EWE (Lincolnshir)E WE(tlands)
11:20 I(N) FISC (I’ + S + C(ult)) after F(lorina)
11:52 ser(I)es LOUGH (p)LOUGH(man)
17:57 Pe(E) PURR P + (f)URR(y)
18:12 (R)ight RUNG R + UN + G
18:39 col(T) SERAC SERA + C
19:33 gat(S) STAG GATS <
19:42 (C)ooked WINED (IN DEW) *
Stations
  wa(S)ted AROUND THE CLOCK (ANOTHER CUCKOLD) *
  worke(D) BRANCHIA BRA + CHINA *
  (S)enna BRAND AWARENESS (SAW SENNA BARRED) *
  overtur(N) CACAO (O’ + A + C + A + C) <
  (K)ing ERODE DOE < around R + (nos)E
  (M)ad IRATE I’ + RATE
  medi(A) NEST NEWS − W + (infan)T
  (C)ote NOTE COTE with N for C
  do(H) RATU R + A + UT <
  (A)ide ROLL PAROL(e) − PA + L
  (U)p SHERLOCK (COL + R + E(lizabeth)) < after SH + (wee)K
  s(M)ite WORTH THROW(n) *
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