Listener Crossword 4217: Solution Notes

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Absolutely Pointless by Waterloo

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
1 TERAI TE + RAI(sed)
1 TINT TIN + (interes)T
2 RASH reading “R AS H” makes ROT into HOT
3 ASWIM AS + WIM(p)
4 HALTING (AL(l) + NIGHT) *
5 BULLET BUL(k) + LET
6 TEASED TEA + SHED − H
7 FEAST F(unny) E(scapades) A(nd) + S(por)T
7 FANG FAN + G
8 ABET BEAT with A moved to the front
9 GAST STAG *
10 DAWT DAW + T
11 MISER (Rhu)M IS ER(ratic)
12 INWIT IN WIT(h)
13 PISA P + ISA
14 TINED TIN + ED
15 BLEB (Bi)BLE-B(asher)
16 ROWAN-BERRY ROW + (BERR in ANY)
17 LUNT (b)LUNT
18 TING THING − (t)H(e)
18 TIER IE in TR
19 ABSEIL AIL around BSE
20 BANEFUL BUL(l) around (A + NEF)
20 BRAINWASH (B + HAIR) * around SAWN <
21 FLEUR (RU + ELF) <
22 BUMPED BUM + PED
23 OUSEL L after OUSE
24 COBNUT (BUT + NO + C(hild)) *
25 COW-PARSLEY COWLEY around (PARIS − I)
25 CORNO RN in COO
26 IDEAL I DEAL
27 ISLET I + ’S + LET
28 RASED RAISED − I
29 PIGEON-WING PI + GONE * + W + GIN *
30 TREY TYRE *
31 PSEPHISM PS + EPH + IS + M(aking)
31 PREY PRETTY − T − T
32 DOEK DOE + K
33 HASLET HAS LEFT − F
33 HANDY H AND Y
34 VERSED 2 meanings
35 DISEUR RUES < after D(oing) I(t)
36 ODSO OD + SO
37 LAST (c)LAS(s) + T
38 DASH DA + SH(e)
39 TUSH SHUT *
40 PASEO (S(oap) + OPERA − R) *
41 HOER HO(m)ER
41 HORSED R(onnies) in HOSED
42 THORNY THOR + NY
42 TREMA TRE + M(ake) + A
43 HINDI (HID IN) *
44 RAISER (curtain-)RAISER
45 ONLINER ON LINER
46 DYED ED after ((Miliban)D + (Heale)Y)
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