Listener Crossword 4263: Solution Notes

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Coordinates by Sabre

Puzzle explanation

The only letter not clashing anywhere in the grid is Q, which must occupy the 12th cell of the index row.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

Answer Explanation
FIX FLIX − L
JOL (JOL + T) = JOLT; ref. South African golfer Ernie Els
JUG JUNG − N
OWL O’ + WL
SOU SOU(thampton)
XIS (e)XIS(t)
AMIE (g)AMIE(r)
CAGE A in CGE
EINS REINS − R(ight)
JASP JAP around S(howing)
JOSS J + OSS
KETA (MARBLE around KETA) = MARKETABLE
LERE (Unc)LE RE(mus)
LOOM 2 meanings
CARGO CAR + GO
C-LIST (CY)CLIST
NIRLY IN < + RLY
SCRAE SCARE *
THERE THE + SORE − SO
UREDO U + BORED * − B
BLOWZE homophone of BLOUSE; BLOWSE doesn’t fit the coordinate system
CEDING CEDI + NG
CEEFAX C + EEF + AX
CROÛTE C(lub) + ROUTE
KORKIR (w)I(c)K(e)R(w)O(r)K < + R(ed)
SERANG (clo)SE RANG(e)
STRAWS (SWART S(ack)) <
TOUCHY OUCH in T(oda)Y
AIR-BEDS AIR-BENDS − N
CHORALE (CH + ALE) around OR
HERDERS (THE RED CROSS) * − COST *
LAGTING ((s)AG(s) after L) around (GT + IN)
NEONATE (Dunfermli)NE ON A TE(ar)
OPEN-SKY OPENS KY
OUTROOT (OUR POTATOES) * − PEAS *
TAPISTS TAPIS + TRACKS − RACK
TREKKER TR around (RE + K + K + E)
TRESSEL T(out) + LESSER <
WAYWORN homophone of (WEIGH + WARN)
CLEARING 3 meanings
SCOUTHER SOUTHER around C
BUFF-JERKIN JERK in BUFFI + N(ot)
IREFULNESS (NURSE IS LEF(t)) *
CHEESEHOPPERS CHOPPERS around (HE + ESE)
GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE (YOGA POSE SAUL + E(ffort)) *
PIGEON-LIVERED (ONE PRIVILEGED) *
TROUBLE-HOUSES (PUB − P + HOLE *) in TROUSES
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