There is a good chance that the cuts extended outside the area between the pads and clipped some of the traces in the area. You can check continuity and botch any severed connections based on the attached schematic.
Just to bring closure on this subject, my 1.5 is now working again and has been modified to use my HT. Thanks to Denis for great advice and reference information (schematic and picture of the land pattern of the pcb). The answer to both my questions on the attached image was “yes”. The “red” arrow is where the pattern was cut.