Listener Crossword 4237: Solution Notes

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Restitution by Schadenfreude

Puzzle explanation

The reordered corrections to misprints spelt out “Czolgosz, Guiteau, Booth, Oswald”, the names of the respective assassins of US presidents McKinley, Garfield, Lincoln and Kennedy (unproven). The decoded instruction was “Use blue shading for the most recent and only Democrat victim”, meaning that KENNEDY was to be shaded blue (the Democratic Party’s colour).

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

Misprint Answer Explanation
woo(D) ASH GASH − G
b(O)ther BADGERED BAD + GE(t) + RED
s(H)ine BEAM BAM around E
Main(Z) BERLIN (LINER + B(oston)) *
(S)ound BLOOPED B + POODLE *
(C)over BRA B + RA
  BUNTAL BUNT + AL(l)
(L)ead CAMES M in CASE *
(O)ut EDUCE E + DU + C + E(limination)
spo(O)k EERIER (RE around EIRE) <
thro(W) ELANCE CLEAN * + (Fr)E(ya)
J(U)dy ELLIE LIE after EL
  EMOTED TED after (M in E O)
  ERGO ERGOT − T
(S)ight EYE EYAS with E for (A + S)
  IMPED I’M + PLEASED − LEAS
b(L)ooms INULAS IN + LA in US
gra(Z)ing LEA LEA(d)
  MALTHUS SHUT * after MAL
  NAIR A in (N + IR)
fo(O)ls NANAS AS after NAN
  NEED DEE < after N
(B)and OBI OBIIT − IT
l(A)mp OCULAR O’ + CU + LAR(d)
s(T)are OGLE BOGLE − B
sp(O)re RACEME REME around (A + C)
sh(I)p’s RATE R + ATE
  RICKEY R + E in ICKY
ra(G)s SHREDS (a)R(e) in SHED + S
lin(E)s SIXAINES SIXES around (A + IN)
d(A)zes STUNS UN in (ST + S)
  THERIA (e)THERIA(l)
fa(G) TOKE T + OKE
sta(T)e TRAUMA U in TRAM + A
  URAL RURAL − (sailo)R
S(U)re YES (e)YES
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