Sightings solution

DRUMNADROCHIT is on the shores of Loch Ness, wherein THE LOCH NESS MONSTER is said to dwell.  Sightings of NESSIE have been explained as the following: WHALE, DEER, WAKE (of a boat), SEAL, EEL and OTTER.

ACROSS

1              RORSCHACH TEST; anag.

11           ABET; a bet

12           PERU; peru(sal)

13           AUGUR; a U gur(u)

15           CRIB; 2 mngs.

16           WHALEBONE; entered NBONE; anag. & lit.

17           PEDLAR; d l in pear

19           ETHER; (n)ether

21           ESSO; hidden & lit.

23           ERIC; alternate letters

24           DECLINE; Dec line

26           MUTUAL; anag.

28           BROOCH; ‘broach’

29           ONSIDE; on side

31           RECCES; c in reces(s)

33           SPITTER; p in sitter

36           UPON; (Co)upon

38           ROE-DEER; entered ROEE; e in rod e’er

39           TERCE; hidden

44           WIDEAWAKE; entered WIDEAS; a in wide wake

46           SEALYHAM; entered SYHAM; anag. & sort of lit.

47           AITS; (B)aits

48           EERIE; E + Eire (rev.)

49           TEEM; meet (rev.)

50           ICON; I con

DOWN

1              RAPPED; (t)rapped

2              REELED; entered REED; reel Ed

3              STOLE; t in sole

4              HERREN; her re n

5              ARID; a(c)rid

6              CUBISM; cub is M

7              HANK; (s)hank

8              TUBA; tub a

9              SUNNI; in NUS (all rev.)

10           TREACLE; t + anag.

14           PETER; pet ER

18           BRUIT; RU in bit

20           RICE; (t)rice

22           SENSE; anag. of Ness + E

25           COCOA; Co. Co. a

27           UNIT; un(f)it

28           BRUISED; anag. + d

30           DECAL; c in deal

32           SONATA; nos. (rev.) + at a

34           PEWTER; w in Peter

35           RESENT; (p)resent

37           PAYER; p(r)ayer

40           EDDIC; hidden

41           MAIM; m aim

42           OMEN; (w)omen

43           POTTERED; entered PIED; pot te red

45           EACH; (t)each

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