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Puzzle explanation

The sums of misprints and their corrections spelt out JOHN AUBREY. The Aubrey holes (missing from Chambers 2014 but in earlier editions) are 56 chalk pits surrounding the circle of Stonehenge, named after the antiquarian John Aubrey. In the grid, STONEHENGE appears in a central ring surrounded by a ring of three golf courses, HOYLAKE, ST ANDREWS and GLENEAGLES, giving a combined total of 54 holes (18 holes each).

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Misprint Answer Explanation
Across
1   PIPE I in PPE
5   BESTREAK BEST + RE + AK
11   TRIGLYPH TRIGLY + P(acked) + H
12 Sho(O)t; U+O=J IMP 2 meanings
13   TERGUM (ERGO − O) in TUM
15 (L)odger; C+L=O ROOMIE (EI + MOOR) <
16   SNAP BEAN SNAP + BE + AN
20   ELLS BELLS − B
21 (R)ackets; P+R=H NOISES (SESSION − ’S) <
22 (N)its; Z+N=N SEROSA SER + OSA
23 (D)ish; W+D=A EUCHRE (EUREKA − KA) around CH
24   SUSLIK SUS + LIK(e)
27   LANCES CLEANS *
31   OTIOSE IOS in OTE
32 (M)oney-changing; H+M=U AGIO IAGO with I out of position
35   BOTRYTIS BO + TRY + ’TIS
36   TULWAR TULIP − IP + W + A + R(omulus)
37 s(T)opping; H+T=B HOAING HOG around (A + IN)
39   TIE homophone of THAI
40   EEVNINGS (ENVISAGE + N − A) *
41   CATBIRDS CAT + BIRD + S
42   AGED DEGA(s) <
Down
2   IRENE (sapph)IRE NE(cklace)
3   PIRATIC PAIR * + TIC(e)
4   EGG BEGGING − BING
5   BLUBBERED LUBBER in BED
6   SPRAGS SPRAG + (ingeniou)S
7   RIOTER RITTER with O for T
8   EMMY ’EM + MY
9   APIOLS (APIOLS + IN A VAT) * = VANASPATI OIL
10   KEEPSAKES KEEP + SAKES
14   MENSE IMMENSE − I’M
17   PASH H after PAS
18 Se(T); X+T=R INELASTIC (IS IT CLEAN) *
19   DEUTERONS TREMENDOUS * − M(olecules)
24   SOOTH SOOT + H
25   SIZY (Y + Z + IS) <
26   LOOTING (c)LOOTI(e) + ’N’ + G
28   AGOUTA A + GOUT + A
29   COBWEB WEB after COB
30 (O)ut; P+O=E SNORER (R + ’ERON + S) <
33   SINGE SINGLE − L
34 ra(C)e; V+C=Y SLIT SLY − Y + IT
38   AIA A1 + A
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