Listener 4465 solution grid

PQRST? by Yorick

Puzzle explanation

Corrections to clue misprints spelt “draw five shapes through names and blanks”. A Parallelogram, a Quadrilateral, a Rectangle, a Square and a Trapezium, for which the puzzle’s title gave the initials, were formed by lines drawn through the letters of their names and the blank cells for clashes. Letters misprinted in the grid were: 29 st(R)iata, 38 Lea(H), 26 r(O)ar, 41ac crea(M), 4 o(B)is, 2 us(U)als, 15ac (S)eame, forming RHOMBUS. In addition to the separate rhombus shown in blue here, either of two rhombi (shown in green) enclosing the rectangle was also accepted.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Misprint Answer Explanation [misprint]
Across
1 come(D)y BUFFO BUFO with extra F
6 leve(R) FULCRUM FUL(l) + CRU + M(otor)
12 se(A) SEA SALT ATLASES *
15   SEAME [M]EME around A
16 s(W)inger MANDIRA MAN + ARID <
17 i(F) ALL-BE ABE around LL
18 th(I)ng’s BASIS BA + SIS
19 Qua(V)er TRILL THRILL − H
20   CLAES CLARES − R
22 r(E)d HENNAING (HANG NINE) *
24   ARTERY ARTERY with E moved to west = (EAR + TRY)
26   ROAR RA[D]AR − A
27   UTASES (AS + E) in UTS
30 spice(S) MASALA (ha)M AS A LA(sagne)
31 S(H)are ARET A(i)R (v)E(n)T
32 p(A)st AGUIZE homophone of (A + GUYS’)
35 (P)iled DEAD-CART (DATED CAR) *
37   NILLS PENNILL’S − PEN
40 Tr(E)e LIANA LI + ANA
41   CREAM [A]RECA *
42 (S)on ILIAN (NAIL + I) <
43 me(T)al DIE-CAST DIE + CAST
44 (H)azy MISTS T in MISS
45   LEGROOM (MOOR + GEL) <
46 ca(R)s ESTATES (ES + ES) around TAT
47 f(O)rm ENIAC (CAN around I + E) <
Down
1   BOMB SQUAD BOMBS + QUAD
2   USUALS ALS after USA
3 d(U)ll FADIER FAR(m) around DIE
4   OBIS -O[S]IS
5 Peru(G)ian MARCHESA MARCH + ES + A
7 (H)eading U-TURN (RUT in NU) <
8 wi(N)e CELLARS CARS around ELL
9 (A)vine RALLIDAE (I READ ALL) *
10 (M)iddle UMBONAL (ON ALBUM) *
11 Se(E) MEET homophone of METE
13 C(S)E’s ENSA (th)E + NSA
14 cr(A)b’s LATERIGRADE LATER + I + GRADE
15 ru(N)ning MAINTAIN MAIN + TAIN(t)
21 (D)og STEW-CANS WET < in SCANS
23   GRAMMATIC GRAM + SOMATIC − SO
24   IDEALIST IDEA + LIST
25   SMUTTIER TUMS < + TIER
28 (B)ars TRELLIS TILLERS *
29   STRIATA ST[D] + IATA
33 Pa(L)e ZIRCON AIRCON with Z for A
34 p(A)rt PLASMA PL(e)AS(e) MA(x)
36 cor(N)er ANGLE 2 meanings
38   LEAH LE[O] around A
39 Chin(K)’s RIME 2 meanings
41 (S)ealed CERE homophone of SEAR
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