Xch_IV_soln_grig

The theme of the puzzle is the 1983 movie, “Trading Places”. Extra letters in 13 clues give MURPHY and AYKROYD. Exchanging the symmetrical cells, H in TORAHS and N in SNOOTS results in new words, with the roles of MURPHY and AYKROYD, VALENTINE and WINTHORPE, running diagonally in parallel through the puzzle.

 Across
1 PEWEE PEW + ErE
5 M SIESTA SiM + EST + A
10 LAITH (A + I) in LTH
11 U CHARM CH + A + RUM
12 VISON VIS + ON
14 LAPPET LAP + PET
15 R OCTAS ROC + SAT<
16 OWLS h(OWL) + S
19 P SNOOTS T in SNOOPS
20 CAENOZOIC CAEN + OZ + O + I + C
23 TORAHS TO + RA + HaS
26 PROA PRO + A
27 WHILE H in WILE
28 TRUMPS TRUMP’S
32 H ISERE HIS + ERE
33 INANE A in INN + applEjack
34 Y TANTO TAN + TOY
35 NEEDLE N + E+ ED + LEx
36 NEEPS NEE + PS
31 D MEL MEL + D
 Down
1 A PAVLOV PAVLOVA
2 ELIA ELIzA
3 Y WASP WASPy
4 K ETNEAN (KEEN ANT)*
5 SHUTS SH + UTS
6 ICE ICE (2 defs)
7 R SAUTOIR I and U in SARTOR
8 TREAT E in TRAT
9 AMASS MAS in (A + S)
13 SCOOP CO in (S + OP)
17 O LARIDAE (DO AERIAL)*
18 SEALS SEALS (2 defs)
21 ZYRIAN Z + Y + NAIR<
22 Y LASERS RES< in LAYS
23 TWAIN T + W + A + I + N
24 OHONE O + H + ONE
25 STATE TATE in Sw
29 METE MET + E
30 PROP PRO + lamPrey
31 D MEL MEL + D

 

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