Listener Crossword 4213: Solution Notes

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A Spirited Performance by Kruger

Puzzle explanation

Letters from extra words gave “Oak Hill Park, Church Hill Road, East Barnet, Ghosts’ Promenade”, a location known for various apparitions, and “wandering nobles, headless hounds and knights on horseback”, some of its ghostly inhabitants. Accordingly, noblemen (baron, marquis, viscount, earl, duke) were jumbled in the grid and hounds (spaniel, afghan, beagle, whippet, basset) lost their first letters. The final group is shown cryptically by NNN (knights) on ESROH (“horse” back).

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

Extra word Answer Explanation
(H)er(A)lding AFGHAN A + F + G(rumbling) + HAN
(D)es(C)endant’s AGOG (M)AGOG
(N)ov(E)l ALDERN ALDERMASTON − MAST − (radi)O
(N)eu(R)otic AMTMAN A + MT + MAN
(H)ig(H)-school ANENT (Americ)AN ENT(tertainment)
(L)ou(I)s APRIL (J)A(s)P(e)R + (B)I(l)L
(D)ef(O)liated ASPS 2 meanings
(I)ni(T)ially ATREMBLE (MBE LATER) *
(S)ce(N)ario BARMY B + ARMY
(W)id(O)w’s BARON O in BARN
(T)im(O)rous BASSET BEASTS *
(A)ut(H)orises BEAGLE B + EAGLE
(L)eg(L)ess BUDGED BUDGE + D
(R)us(S)ian CROAK CLOAK with R for L(aws)
(K)or(E)a DUKE DE around UK
(K)ro(N)er EARL EAR(n) + L
(C)at(H)olic ENTREAT ENTR(y) + (s)EAT
(D)eg(R)ee ETHICAL HIC in ET AL
(S)ca(R)cely EUNICE EU + NICE
(G)eo(G)raphy FEUAR (Jungf)RAU EF(fervesces) <
(A)ss(A)il FLIP F + LIP
(H)at(E)d GRASS MOTH GOTH around (ASS in RM)
(U)nb(E)lieving HALON HAL + ON
(M)is(S) ICARUS I’ + CAR + US
(O)mi(T)ting IN SERVICE IN + SER + VICE
(R)ep(L)acement LEAPT LEAP + T(infoil)
(G)ig(A)ntic MARQUIS R in MAQUIS
(P)ai(N)lessly MIMESTERS MESMERIST *
(S)en(S)ors MOONSHOT SOON * in (M(ission’s) H(igh) O(rbital) T(rajectory))
(D)ra(S)tically NEEMS NE + ELMS − L(eaves)
(C)om(B)ining NIBBLE 2 meanings
(O)do(R)ous OATMEAL (g)OAT + MEAL
(N)ow(A)days OINK IN in OK
(B)le(A)k OLECRANON (R + LOAN ONCE) *
(D)ub(I)ous ORGIA BORGIA − B
(H)oo(D)lum PALLIATE PAL + LI + ATE
(S)wo(O)sh PHOSGENE HP < + GOES * + NE
(P)er(H)aps PUGGISH PUG + IS in GH
(O)ve(R)heard REAGAN (E + AGA) in RN
(E)nq(U)iring REALIST RE + (Serbi)A + LIST
(B)lo(N)de SAUCE CAUSE *
(N)ec(K)laces SEIZE (mad)E in SIZE
(A)nd(A)lusian SLOSHIER (HORSE IS + L(ook)) *
(I)nt(E)rest SPANIEL SPIEL around (A + N)
(S)ui(T)s SPLIT 2 meanings
(H)ea(L)thy SPORES PERSO(n) * + S
(K)ar(O)o STOAT SAT around TO
(E)xp(E)rts SYBOE ’S + Y + BOER − R
(L)ik(E)ly VISCOUNT VIS + COUNT
(A)ll-(N)ighter WHIPPET WHET arround PIP *
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