Listener Crossword 4255: Solution Notes

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On the Rocks by Dipper

Puzzle explanation

Each rock occupies four cells and breaks up grid entries into smaller segments. The five different shapes are the only ones that can be made from four squares. Any representation of rocks in the correct cells was accepted, eg, shading, drawing or even groups of four letters.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

Misprint Answer Explanation
Expe(R)t ACE ACE(r)
  APLASIA (LA + S) in APIA
  BAIL BL around AI
  BLENDER BENDER around L(eather)
par(E) CHIP CHI + P
  CLERIC ERIC after (C(ongregation) + L)
  ÉCLAT (restorativ)E + TALC <
  EDITS T(ongue) in SIDE *
  EKKA EA around (K + K)
  ELITE LIT in E(astbourn)E
  ELKS WHELKS − W − H
mo(N)th ELUL E(mbrocation) + LUL(l)
  END-ALL (A LENDL) *
  ENOMOTY ((d)E(f)Y (e)N(e)M(y) O(f) T(r)O(y)) *
  GRISSINI G + ROSSINI with I for O
  HARLOTS HA(wks) + R(oosted) + LOTS
  ICING homophone of I SING
(S)ick ILL (L + LI) <
  IMIDE (TR around IMIDE) = TIMIDER
  IMPS (p)IMPS
  INHARMONIOUS (HONOUR IS MAIN) *
  LATENT TENT after LA
  MERLIN MERSE − SE + LIN
M(E)rry NITID NIT + DI <
(G)lowing NOCTILUCENT N + OCT + I + LUCE + N(avigate) T(hames)
  ONIONS O’ + NI + ONS
  OOR (m)OOR(s)
  PERSONALISM (MINOR + LAPSES)
  PIONS PONS around I
  PRIM PRIM(p)
  RAKI (Dvořá)K in RAI
  REDEMPTORIST RE + (DEIST around PROMPT * − P(rotestant))
co(I)n STATER ’S + TATER
  SYMBOLE SY(camore) + M + BOLE
  TENREC (ERNE in CT) <
  TINEA IN in TEA(l)
  TITI TI(n)TI(n)
  UTIS (j)UTIS(h)
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