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I just opened up my review queue, and there are 409 late answers. I've gone through a few of them, and they range in age from over a year old, to posted today. Was something changed in the way the late answers queue works? Related?
The SE crew is tweaking the rules which seems to have retro-active effect. The changes are related to this discussion. As far as I understand, a similar thing was done in 2013 event.
Suggestion: As you review these new late answer, review the questions too.