Listener Crossword 4266: Solution Notes

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Puzzle explanation

The quotation, by Stanley Baldwin (on the diagonal), was “There are three classes that need sanctuary more than others — birds, wild flowers and Prime Ministers.” The unclued entries were the birds CANARY, TANAGER and SULTAN and the jumbled flowers were PINK (PINY was also accepted), CALLA and LUPIN. The prime ministers PEEL, CANNING and HEATH were clued with other meanings. The fourth bird was 16dn (LANNER, from CANNER); the fourth jumbled flower was 34ac (LILY); the fourth prime minister, from discarded clashing letters, was WILSON.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
Across
5 FEDAYEEN FED + A + YEMEN − M
11 ANGLICANS (ANGELICA + NS) − E
13 CADIE CADI + E
14 PEEL PELÉ with last 2 letters swapped
15 MATLOS M(aritime) + ATLAS with OS for AS
17 DEEM METED < − T
18 SADIST SAT around DIS
20 CRAVE C + RAVE
22 IFNI (Cal)IF NI(mbly)
23 GUARANTEED GU + A + RANTED around E
26 BRAHMI BRA(t) + HMI
28 MEMORY MO in (MERCY − C)
30 CANNING CANING around ’N’
32 BARONETESS BESS around (A + TENOR <)
34 ILLY FRILLY − FR
37 STIRP (P + RITS) <
39 NARNIA NAIA around RN
40 BENT 2 meanings
42 ALPACA AL PACINO − (IN + O) + A
44 ATMAN BATMAN − B(uddha)
45 CATATONIA (ACTION AT) * + A(pril)
46 SHABUOTH (SHOT around (A + BU(n)) + H
Down
1 CAPACITY CAP + A + CITY
2 ANEAR ARENA *
3 ALLUVIA (ALL + VIA) around U
4 RIND RIN + D(og)
5 FAMED ME in FAD
6 ENAMOR (ROMAN + E(mulate)) <
7 YAO YAO(urt)
8 EDWIN WINED with (E + D) moved up
9 EINSTEIN (EIN + EIN) around (S(pace) + T(ime))
10 WETTED TT in WEED
12 CHEQUERED CONQUERED with CHE for CON
16 CANNER (CANON + ER) − O
19 LOTH LOTH(ario)
21 BARASINGA (BAAS − S) around RASING
24 EMILIA EMI + AIL <
25 AMARANTH CATAMARAN − CAT + T(roug)H
27 EGYPTIAN (b)EGAN around PITY *
29 MOOI MOO + I
31 NITINOL (TIN LION) *
32 BANIAN BAN around ANI
33 TIB-CAT TACT < around IB
35 GROMA ROMA after G
36 HEATH (s)HEATH
38 RUPIA (RUPIA + CEL(l)) * = PECULIAR
41 TUTU UT < + TU
43 LAB 2 meanings
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