## Conflict Resolution by Kea

### Puzzle explanation

Corrected misprints in clues spelt “Sum of clashes and misprints”. Solvers were thus to add the numerical values (A=1,27,53; B=2,28,54; etc) at each clash cell of the clashing letters and the misprinted letters as they appeared in the relevant clues. This is shown in the table below.

Across & Down Clashes Misprints Addition
1 & 4 S + E co(R)set + curle(W) 19 + 5 + 18 + 23 = M
10 & 3 O + E radi(O)s + unde(F)iably 15 + 5 + 15 + 6 = O
12 & 5 E + R a(V)id + (C)oney 5 + 18 + 22 + 3 = V
15 & 2 A + O S(i)n + he(F)ted 1 + 15 + 9 + 6 = E
17 & 14 T + E (H)ailing + (T)ower 20 + 5 + 8 + 20 = A
18 & 15 R + P (J)ut + scou(T)ing 18 + 16 + 10 + 20 = L
21 & 8 N + I (W)ed + conce(R)t 14 + 9 + 23 + 18 = L
24 & 9 P + E S(L)id + (P)awed 16 + 5 + 12 + 16 = W
25 & 23 U + A (M)uck + Loo(F) 21 + 1 + 13 + 6 = O
29 & 26 W + M (L)ock + U(V) 23 + 13 + 12 + 22 = R
31 & 22 A + L s(I)x + (H)arrow 1 + 12 + 9 + 8 = D
33 & 16 X + E (L)at + ma(D)den 24 + 5 + 12 + 4 = S

The 12 clashing cells, in grid order, thus provide the instruction “Move all words”. The final solution was therefore a new fill of the grid using the original answers in new locations, completely eliminating clashes.

### Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

Across
1 co(S)set NANNYISH NINNY + ASH, A and I swapped
6   HOKE H(am) + OKE; North American usage
11   AECIUM (MU(d) + ICE + A (are)) <
12 a(M)id HERERO RE in HERO
13   SAHIBA AS BHAI *
15 S(O)n ESAU Hidden
17 (F)ailing LEAN-TO LEPANTO – P
18 (C)ut ROSE TREE RO(d) + SET FREE – F
21 (L)ed HENCHMAN CH in HENMAN; see led captain
24 S(A)id OPINED O + PINE + D
25 (S)uck FUSC Alternate letters
27   ANDREA ND in AREA; see meaning of name
29 (H)ock IMPAWN IMP +AWN
30   OUBAAS BAA’S after OU (“or” in French)
31 s(E)x SALIC LAW (LI + CLAW) after SA
32   ECHO EC + HO
33 (S)at EXPANDOR RODE < about (X + PAN (verb))
Down
1   NYAS Hidden; “sore” as a hawk
2 he(A)ted NACHOS CH in NAOS
3 unde(N)iably YOU BET OU in YBET
4 curle(D) ETHYLENE (THE + L(ondo)N + EYE) *
5 (M)oney HIRE H + IRE
6   HARMAN ARM in HAN(d); reference policeman
7   OLEINS (Domin)O + LENS about I; other dictionaries confirm “Fats”
8 conce(I)t ECOTOXIC OX in (CONCEIT * – N)
9 (S)awed LEASOWED LEO SAWED *
14 (P)ower PEGASEAN PEG AS + EAN
15 scou(R)ing EPSOMITE EP + SOMITE
16 ma(I)den CREDENCE C + RED + (MEN – N) + CE
19   ZILPAH LIZ < + HAP <
20   ENHALO First and last letters
22 (N)arrow CANULA LACUNA *
23 Loo(T) MARAUD MUD about (A + RA)
26 U(S) AMIE AM + IE
28   ASAR AS + AR