Listener Crossword 4271: Solution Notes

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Extreme Behaviour by Nudd

Puzzle explanation

Extra letters from wordplay spelt “In my beginning is my end” (T. S. Eliot) and “In my end is my beginning” (Mary, Queen of Scots, identified as M. Stuart). Accordingly, each answer had the first or last letter moved to between the two letters at the other end.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation [extra letter]
Across
1 ULNAE UAE around L[I]N(e)
6 ACTION ACTON around I[N]
11 COLLECT C[M] in COLLET
12 SETTS SS around [Y]ETT
14 PIASTRE ([B]EAR PITS) *
15 SALLET SALL[E]E + (let)T(uce)
16 LEME LE[G]MEN − N
17 JEUNE UN[I] in JEE
18 ROUILLE ROUE[N] around ILL
19 COPSING CO[N]ING around P(oplar)S
25 NILOTES ET[I]OLIN < + S
26 TURFIER (REF + TURI[N]) *
28 INANE [G]IN + ANE
30 ALGA TARSALG[I]A − TARS
31 TIFOSO TI + FO[S]SOR − R
33 HAIRPIN PRI[M]A < in HIN
34 PRAMS P[Y]RAMIDS − ID
35 SEASURE SURE around EAS[E]
36 TENTER TEN + TER[N]
37 KERNE K[D] + ERNE
Down
1 SLOPE POL[I]S < + E
2 SALTANT SALT + [N]ANT(z)
3 FUEL EL after FU[M]
4 NECKLET NET around (C + K[Y]LE)
5 PACE P[E]ACE
6 GATEAUS EAU in G[N]ATS
7 NIXIE NIX + I[D]E
8 CALLET CA[I]LLE + T
9 ITERATIONS [S]ITE RATIONS
10 ORMERS [M]OR + MERS(e)
13 SUPERGIANT SUPER G + IT around AN[Y]
20 CITHERN CIT + HER[B] + N
21 SPINOSE SPI[E] + NOSE
22 INFERNO INFER + NO[G]
23 CLARET CLARE + [I]T
24 DAPPER DAP + PER[N]
27 FISTY FI[N]S + T(witch)Y
29 ÉPÉES (SEE + P[I]E) <
31 TARN TA[N] + RN
32 IURE (f)I[G]URE
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