Listener Crossword 4253: Solution Notes

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Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Extra word Substitution (country) Answer Explanation
Across
1 overwhe(LMI)ng MIL (Cyprus) META(CENT)RES (TEN CARS MEET) *
10 irr(ESPO)nsibly PESO (Spain) E(PISTOLET) LET after POSTIE *
11 s(PECI)al PICE (India) (PIE)CE 2 meanings
12 dang(EROU)s EURO (Italy) R(AS)URES URES after RAS
13 bystan(DER)s RED (USA) (FIN)AL 2 meanings
14 sn(OBB)y BOB (UK) E(QUID)AE (STRING + EQUIDAE) * = (DIG EQUESTRIAN) *
15 wa(ITIN)g INTI (Peru) IN(SOL)E IN + SOLE(nt)
18 i(NTERNE)t TENNER (USA) (BUCK)U BUCK + U(ptake)
20 Gle(NEAGL)es ANGEL (UK) LA(WING) LAW + GIN *
25 (PLU)mp PUL (Afghanistan) (AFGHANI)STAN (A FAST HANG IN) *
26 f(RAIL) RIAL (UK) IM(POUND) P in (I + MOUND)
27 murd(ERO)us ÖRE (Sweden), ØRE (Norway, Denmark) DE(SKILLING) (i)DES + KILLING
28 pa(WNIN)g WINN (UK) A(URE)LIAN (A RULE) * + IAN
29 q(UER)y URE (UK) LI(QUID)S LIQUOR + ID’S − OR
30 lov(ELY) LEY (Romania, Moldova) (BAN)GS 2 meanings
31 adjutan(T-GENE)ral TENGE (Turkmenistan) HET(MANAT)ES (THE MAN’S TEA) *
Down
2 sle(EPI)ng PIE (India) E(PICE)NE EPIC + E’EN
3 c(ARDIN)al DINAR (Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan) TEN-(POUND) (UP TENDON) *
4 ve(RDAN)t RAND (South Africa) AS(CENT) A + SCENT
5 q(UINTE)ssentially UNITE (UK) IG(NOBLE) (OE + BLING) *
6 swi(NGBOA)t OBANG (Japan) RI(SEN) (fai)R IS EN(gendering)
7 res(CUE)d ECU (France) (CENT)OS SECOND-RATE * − DEAR *
8 Typ(ECAST) SCEAT (UK) (UNITE)R TRIUNE *
9 (INQUES)ts SEQUIN (Italy) TE(AS)ERS (no)T + EASERS
10 ce(LERI)ac RIEL (Cambodia) ES(SEN)TIALS (SALT IS SEEN) *
16 c(ONTEST)s TESTON (UK) (BAR)YE B + A + RYE
17 B(ENJA)min JANE (Italy) AG(AS)T A + STAG *
19 na(PKI)ns KIP (Laos) ELU(AT)E ELATE + U(se)
21 (INW)rought WIN (UK) ARM(URE) URE after ARM
22 Japa(NESE) SENE (Samoa) S(TALA)G S(hu)T + A + LAG
23 c(ARAP)ace PARA (Turkey) (ASPER)GE GREASE * around P(rotective)
24 ma(NIF)estly FIN (USA) (CENT)RE NT in (CE + RE)
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