## Edwardian Pioneers by Dysart

### Puzzle explanation

The extra letters from down clue jumbles spelt out “They went to sea in a sieve”, the start of the poem The Jumblies, by Edward Lear. One answer in each row was anagrammed with an extra I, cryptically reflecting JUMBLIES as I in JUMBLES. The line drawn through THE CHANKLY BORE was to suggest the hills of that name in the poem. At 8dn, LERNA was changed to SIEVE, forming new words reading across.

### Clue explanations

Conventions: * = anagram, < = reversal

No Jumble Answer Explanation
Across
1   THONGS THOSE − HOSE + HONGS
6   CERULE CEE around (LUTHER − THE) <
10   ERF ERG with F for G
11   SERAPES (SEPARATES − AT) <
13   ERECT ELECT with R for L
14   ACKERS (b)ACKERS
15   GEST DIGEST − DI
16   APSE (S(enate) A(nnounced) E(aster) P(arliamentary)) *
19   SASH (HAS + S) *
20   PARER (s)PARER
21   ADDENDA (A + DA) around (D + DEN)
25   CARNAL CANAL around R(isqué)
27   THROVE (wealt)H in TROVE
28   TALBOT FOX TALBOT − FOX
29   KESH (SIKH’S + (cr)E(ed)) * = KESH + IS
34   PENK PENKNIFE − FINE *
35   ABED AD around BE
36   ANTRA ANTRA in MP = MANTRAP
37   ZONULA ((ON + L) in ZA) around U
38   EPHORS (p)ROPHES(y) *
39   FÊTE FEE around T’
40   TRETS TRES around T(ax)
41   ESSAYED SAY in (E + SED)
Down
1 Ma(T)hesis → Messiah ORATORIO ORATIO(n) around (w)OR(k)
2 wreat(H)s → waters NERITES (SET IN around (a)RE(a)) <
3 r(E)ign → ring SIEGE (EDGE − D) after IS <
4 Cron(Y)’s → Corn’s GRIST GRIT around S(trong)
5 (W)olvers → Lovers HETAIRAI (AIR + A) in THEI(r) *
6 Po(E)ts → Stop CEASE E in CASE (ie, “packed”)
7 Ca(N)ting → Acting RAKEHELLY K, HE (separately) in REALLY *
8 tormen(T)s → monster LERNA LEARN with middle letter moved down
9 Ti(T)ans → Saint ESSES (endl)ESS ES(capade)
12 Ag(O)nise → Easing PEEING PEE(v)ING
17 reprint(S) → printer PLANTIN PLAIN around NT
18 se(E)dily → yields SACRIFIES SCARIFIES with C moved down
22 c(A)noe → once DITOKOUS (D + I’ + US) around TOKO
23 orda(I)ned → adorned ANTLERED (DANCER LET) * − C
24 Ri(N)sed → dries REESTS (S(al)T + SEER) <
26 Areth(A)’s → heart’s CORDATE CORONATE with D for ON
29 frie(S) → fire START TRATS <
30 rece(I)pts → respect HONOR (Nixo)N in HOOR
31 brid(E) → bird AERIE 2 meanings
32 (V)alises → Aisles LANES L + ANES
33 tr(E)aty → ratty RILEY RIDLEY − D
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