Listener 4609 intermediate grid

Where Next? by Harribobs

Puzzle explanation

The initial grid fill, with most of the answers entered in cyclic form, is shown here. After clearing the grid and re-entering the across answers in the offset system, there were 30 blank cells remaining. The first unclued destination had to start in the fifth cell of the fifth row, and potential letters were limited by distances to other blank cells. The first extra place name was SHEPTON MALLET, followed by BUDLEIGH SALTERTON. Besides the thematic answers, the clues contained several references to British places.

Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Answer Explanation
Across
14 MUM MGM with U for G(reed)
31 FAT FIAT − I
10 INLY IN + LAY − A
33 SLOT (TO + (Wal)LS(end)) <
21 JINGO J + INGO
20 OSMIC O(fficer)S + M1 + C(omplain)
16 BLAER BLAZER − Z(ip)
29 MALMÖ M in OL(dh)AM <
5 AMOMUM AMO + MUM
36 OUTGAS (G + AUTOS) *
18 FANGOS FANS around GO
23 LIMNER M in LINER
1 EXTORT TORT(e) after EX
35 HELENA (ANELE + H) <
32 DUSTMAN (MAN UTD’S) *
25 SWANAGE S + W + MANAGE − M
11 EDGWARE EDGE around WAR
17 GLASGOW GLOW around GAS *
9 THETFORD (THE + MODEL T FORD) − MODEL
34 ST DAVID’S (DD’S after ST) around (A + VI)
Down
1 DEMENT MEN in DET
2 TEMPO TEMP + O
3 GRATE homophone of GREAT
4 FAUX F + A + UX
5 MOORLOG ROOM < + LOG
6 GUIDE GIDE around U
7 BASALT (ST ALBANS − N,S) *
8 CLAMMY (M + M) in CLAY
12 FOWLS F(r)O(m) W(a)L(e)S
13 FORLORN FOR + L(uton) OR (Luto)N
15 MOUTONS MOUS(y) around TON
19 NOUVEAU (U(tility) V(ehicle)) in (NO + EAU)
20 STING (Ha)STING(s)
21 JUMP ON M in JUPON
22 OBTAIN (ON A BIT) *
24 SIFTED SHIFTED − H
26 WANLE HALESOWEN * − HOSE *
27 STEAM TEAMS with letters cycled
28 SANTA SATAN with N moved up
30 SION SIN around O
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