Listener Crossword 4244: Solution Notes

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At Spes Non Fracta by Chalicea

Puzzle explanation

Misprint corrections spelt “cherchez la femme” (“there’s a woman at the bottom of it”). The woman in this case is the suffragette EMILY DAVISON (in the bottom row of the grid), who threw herself in front of the King’s horse, ANMER (in the top row), at Epsom on 4 June 1913. The suffragette slogans “Votes for women” and “Deeds, not words” formed an X (vote) in the grid. The letter W (for women) was omitted from the wordplay for any answers containing it.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Misprint Answer Explanation
Across
2   JA[W]AN J + A + AN
9   [W]ELD ELD
13   IONIC (b)IONIC
14 pla(C)e EATERY AT in EERY
15   RO[W]AN TREES (OR EASTERN) *
16 Ot(H)er ELSE LS in (r)EE(f)
18   EDUCE DEUCE with first letter moved on
19   SHIV SENA VANISHES *
22   SOPH SOP + H(ome)
24 traine(E) TUTEE (as)TUTE E(tonian)
25   GNARLED RANG < + LED
30   REUNITE UNIT in REE
33   IYYAR RAY < after (I + Y)
35   SCA[W] S + CA
37   AVO[W]ABLE (E + LAVABO) *
38   S[W]OOP OP after SO; ref. Operation Overlord in WWII
40   OAST (t)OAST(y)
43   HERMANDADS HERDS around (MAN + DA)
44   AT[W]EEL AT(e) + EEL
45   OSIER R + OSIER = ROSIER
46   SEMI IS < around EM
47 wo(R)d AVISO IS in (S)AVO(y)
Down
1   VILEST VIST(a) around LE
2   JO[W]L JOL
3   ANTS (m)A(g)N(a)T(e)S
4   [W]IRE IRE
5   NE[W] LEFT NET around (L + E + F)
6   MAAING MING around AA
7 (C)one ETNEAN TEEN * + AN
8   RETE (Sû)RETÉ
10   EYE UP EYE + UP
11   LEECH SLEECH − S
12   DESEEDS SEE in DE(e)DS
17 t(H)ing USES (Cea)USES(cu)
20 Tre(E) HULE (T)HULE
21   VEENA NÉE < in VA
23   ORIYA OR + I + YA(ma)
26   EGAL LEGAL − L
27 gra(Z)es BRUSHES (E + SHRUBS) *
28 c(L)ackers CROTALA C(o)R(n) + O(u)T + À LA
29   KI[W]I (KAI − A) around I(talian)
31   TA[W]NEY TAY around NE
32 dep(A)rted EVADED (EVE + D) around AD
34 Pro(F)it RETURN RE + TURN
35   S[W]EDE SED + E(dible)
36 (E)re CORAM CO + RAM
39   PA[W]L PAL
40 for(M)er OSSI (cr)OSS-I(ndexing)
41 (M)ates AMIS AMIS(s)
42 Sh(E)d SKEO SKE(w) + (wr)O(ng)
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