Listener Crossword 4254: Solution Notes

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Political Correctness Gone Mad by Waterloo

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Modified word Answer [male part] Explanation [female part]
Across
1   RE[SON]ANT RE[DAUGHTER]ANT: (REDE + RANT) around AUGHT
9   OLOGY OY around LOG
11   A-LEVEL A + LEVEL
13   [MASC]ARA [FEM]ARA: (A FRAME) *
15   TRUE TUE around (butte)R
16   OLEA A after OLÉ
17   ALTHORN (RN after ALTHOUGH) − UGH
19 cob (pen) CLENCH C(ob) + NC in (L + EH)
22   ASPINE AS + PINE
24   RULE RUMBLE − MB
25   ARE (Caes)AR E(tc)
26   SITTIN[G ROOM] SITTIN[BRIDE]: (IT ISN’T) * + BRIDGE − G
27 sire/n (dam/n) EEL STEEL − S(qua)T
28   CAPO CA + PO
29   SOLANO AN in SOLO
30 gib/ing (queen/ing) SNEERY YENS < around ER
34   WRESTLE WARES − A + TILE − I
36 bull/er (cow/er) LINN (N + NIL) <
37   URDU (abs)URD U(zbek)
38   EATING (b)EATING
40   EGESTA EG + ES + TA(t)
41 beau (belle) MEDAU M + (b)EAU around D(ance)
42   THREE-[MASTER] THREE[MISTRESS]: (REMITS THE) * + R + ESS
Down
1   RO[MAN]ESQUE RO[WOMAN]ESQUE: ROW + O’ + MANES + QUE
2   ELF SELF − (hubri)S
3   [BUCK]ET [DOE]ET: DO + TEE <; ref. Inspector Bucket in Bleak House
4   AGMAS AGM + AS
5   [BOY]LE [GIRL]LE: GIGGLE with (R + L) for (G + G)
6   TASH AS in TH(e)
7 ruff/led (ree/led) RETREE RETRIEVE − I(nking) − V
8   NEUK NE + UK
10   [PATER]NOSTER [MATER]NOSTER: REMONSTRATE *
12   LEC[HERO]US LEC[HEROINE]US: (FUR ELISE ONCE) * with H for F
14   [GUY]-ROPE [DOLL]ROPE: R in DOLLOP + (mak)E
17 gander (goose) [UNCLE]ARED [AUNT]ARED: (GANDER ABOUT) * − BOG *
18   ESSEN (K)NESSE(t) <
20   NADA CANADA − CA
21   CRENA (A + N + REC(ord) *) <
23   PILE 2 meanings
28   CERUSE CERISE with U for I
29   SA[LAD] SA[LASS]: AL(l) in SASS
31   FLIER RELIEF * − E(mbarrassment)
32   [STAG]E [HIND]E: HINDE(r)
33   ARGH ARIGHT − I − T
35   SHAM HAM after (Paralympic)S
39 pa/in (ma/in) GAS G(rain) A(nd) S(ugar)
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