There have been six misattributed sightings near 51 across. The six different things actually sighted are to be found in six different clue answers. Before the answers are entered into the grid, however, each of these things is replaced by a single-letter component of something else. Correct arrangement of these six letters should enable solvers to arrive at the alternative, four-word form of the something else, which should be highlighted in the completed grid.
1 Psychological technique that could make Thatcher cross?
11 To help crook is a hazard
12 Country girl shuns reading
13 Prophecy from a universal teacher incomplete
15 Reproduction bed
16 How baleen may be represented?
17 Dead line accepted by fruit trader
19 Gas, nitrogen, absent from below
21 Certain character engaged in ruthless oil-extraction?
23 Chap making use of odd bits of earpiece
24 Last month’s product to sell less well?
26 Common error in umlaut
28 Break into, we hear, for jewellery
29 Feasible team may be able to score
31 Holiday curtailed with introduction of college studies
33 Model draped around piano, one expressing disapproval
36 Covering voucher firm put out
38 Stick always used around rear of tame animal
39 Canonical office in later ceremony
44 Extra late party keeps one alert
46 What may stir me? Waving leash may
47 Islands – prepares to fish, getting no bass
48 East European country turning peculiar
49 Be busy, with huntsmen returning
50 I study on-screen feature
51 See preamble
1 Sang head off in confinement
2 Some film editor danced
3 Tense when in single item of clothing
4 Girl’s about to name German men
5 Very dry, burning, not cold
6 Art style in which youngster is master
7 Some hair trimmed off top of leg
8 Instrument one used to support boat
9 Muslim turned up in students’ group
10 Last helping of breakfast cereal spread with sweet stuff
14 Chap loved the Queen
18 Sport implicated in a little rumour
20 Lid taken off instant pudding?
22 Feel theme upset English
25 Drink firms supported by article
27 One’s sick, heartless
28 Mistakenly buries dead and injured
30 Special offer about car’s first bit of decoration
32 Numbers turning up at a part of recital?
34 Apostle, interrupted by women, made of malleable stuff
35 Grudge being here without piano
37 Person with money runs away from part of service
40 It’s found in noted dictionary of old poetry
41 Male’s intent to injure
42 A sign the girls will go topless
43 Note colour applied to ceramic worked idly
45 Head’s left to provide education for everyone
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