Listener 4549 grid from west

From Where I’m Standing by Emu

Puzzle explanation

The grid as printed gave a bird’s-eye view of a ziggurat formed of 11×11 blocks in the bottom layer, 9×9 in the next layer, and so on to a single block at the top level. The corrections to misprints in the clues spelt out “ziggurat from west”. The view from the west displays ENDLESS REALMS OF DAY (shown in blue here), a phrase from the poem The Eagle by E. E. Cummings.

Listener 4549 grid from northeast

The extra words in clues gave the information “letters reprinted on every visible face of blocks”. The view from the northeast corner (ie from the position of “Emu” in the byline) shows EE CUMMINGS THE EAGLE (shown in red), with the letters on the corner blocks repeated because two of their faces are visible. Any orientation of letters and/or combination of upper and lower case was accepted in solutions.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Misprint/ extra word Answer Explanation
Across
1 (Z)any or ma(Z)y CROSSBUCK CUBS < in ROCKS *
10 B(I)rd’s MACAW MACKINAW − KIN
12 letters VAPOR VR around (À + PO)
13 (G)apers MYA AMY with letters cycled
14   LOO LOCO − C
15 alon(G) ANGLO ALONG *
16   ALLEL ((K)ELL(y) + (Veronic)A + L) *
17   GAELIC (MAGICAL FLOWER) * = (GAELIC + WOLFRAM) *
21 Min(U)s LESS ARTLESS − ART
22 reprinted DEUTZIA DEUT + I in ZA
23   WORLD homophone of WHIRLED
26 On SARI SAFARI − FA
28   LIFE LIE around (cal)F
29 w(R)iter ALGREN (w)RANGLE *
30 every AND AN + D
31 he(A)d ALUMINA ALUMNA around I(nstructions)
32 mu(T)t CAVE CANEM (MENACE + VAC) <
33   ESPRESSO (athlet)E’S PRESS O(fficer)
Down
2 visible RAY R(oguery) + AY
3   SALES homophone of SAILS
4 le(F)t SWOLN L in SNOW *
5 (R)ocked BOOGIED GUIDEBOOK * − UK *
6   UVA (g)UAV(a) *
7   CANEH (Ar)CANE H(ebrew)
8 str(O)kes SOLIDI SO + LID + I
9 face PROCHAIN AMI (MANIA < + I) after (PRO + CH)
11 (M)ilder CALMS CAMEL * − E + S(hift)
13 of MAIL-PLANE MANILA * around PL + E
18 (W)ound REWINDS (W + I) in RENDS
19   MUCLUCS MUS around (C + LUC)
20 (E)mpress CZARINA Z in CARINA
24 (S)oil REGAR REGARD − D(irections)
25 blocks LEAVE A-LEVE(l) *
27 Star(T) RENEW RENFREW − FR
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