Listener Crossword 4220: Solution Notes

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Falsehoods by Aedites

Puzzle explanation

In a letter dated 17 December 1871, Bishop William Stubbs wrote to Rev. John Green,

Froude informs the Scottish youth
That parsons do not care for truth.
The Reverend Canon Kingsley cries
History is a pack of lies.

Most of the second and fourth lines formed the grid perimeter. The unclued grid entries were STUBBS, FROUDE, KINGSLEY and GREEN.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
Across
9 PADRE D(ubonnet) in PARE
10 LYCIA LYCRA with I for R
12 HEGEL G in HEEL
14 ÉTUI E(quity) T(raders) U(nknown) + I’
16 CHLORATE (CLEAR HOT) *
17 TRIBE DIATRIBE − AID <
19 LET OUT LE + TOUT
21 EVER SO E + VERSO
25 SENIOR ROINS < around E
28 EXTRA EXTRA(neous)
34 PEAR PEA + R
35 L-DOPA DO in LP + À
36 NASSAU (SULTANAS − LT) *
38 AVENA (Moh)AVE NA(rcotics)
39 FIRST IRS in FT
Down
1 RATTLER (TT + L) in REAR <
2 ORBIT OR + BIT
3 NEB NEB(ula)
4 SUSHI HI(d) after SUS
5 DAHL 2 meanings
6 OLEO O’ + LEO
7 OCEAN O’ + CLEAN − L(aundrette)
8 TILTH TILT + H(emlock)
15 UP TO PROUST * − R(emembrance)S
16 CRUDE CRU + DE
18 EVERY E + VERILY − (p)IL(l)
20 OUTGO OUT + GO
22 RIDE PRIDE − P
23 SODA ASH SASH around ODA
26 SILVA SIVA around L
27 ANDES AND + E + S
29 TENNO NO after TEN
30 APSIS AS around PSI
32 SPAY S + PAY
33 LAIR 2 meanings
37 AFT A + FT
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