Azed Competition No. 1546  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1544  |  1550  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1546 Jan 2002TRANSPARENT normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. BarleyAfter ‘Devilry’, entrants must tackle standard ‘Plain’par in anag.; ref. AZ comp. puzzles
SecondR. K. LumsdonPlain canvas skirts belted to fastenran spar in tent
ThirdJ. C. LeylandSeeded entrant, Rafter’s in openspar in anag.; ref. Pat R., tennis
VHCM. BathThe rail system has sacrificed its independence to the maintainer of the line – as all can seetra(I)ns parent; ref. Railtrack, etc.
VHCMrs P. A. BaxOperated health-giving waters in river – very clearran spa in Trent
VHCC. BoydExcavating explosive’s spread thinly like golden syrup, perhapsran spare (adv.) in TNT
VHCG. ClydeFrank managed to box ten rounds with Tyson losing mostran spar in ten T; ref. F. Bruno
VHCN. ConnaughtonNew entrants might accept average round in Openpar in anag.; ref. golf
VHCMrs E. GreenawayAuthor’s after passage without sexual activity – understood?trans(it) + parent
VHCM. T. HartFrank partners Nat in medleyanag.; ref. (say) F. Sinatra, N. ‘King’ Cole
VHCR. J. HooperIngenuous Stan and partner, gotten into a fine messanag.; ref. Laurel and Hardy
VHCJ. P. LesterSee-through patterns ran when launderedanag.
VHCD. W. MackieExplosive rounds smuggled to avoid being easily detectedran spare in TNT
VHCW. F. MainNaive Stan and partner getting into another fine mess?anag.; ref. Laurel and Hardy
VHCD. F. ManleyStar indication finally ditched, sire? The definition’s unambiguous!anag. incl. n + parent; ref. abandonment of troublesome asterisk in AZ comp. puzzles
VHCG. T. McLeanIngenuous Stan and partner in ‘another fine mess’anag.; ref. Laurel and Hardy
VHCC. J. MorseTime’s long since passed to leave leaders of new terrorism unpunished, that’s cleart + ran + spare n t
VHCR. PhillipsFrank hit body of Grant’s partner, Tiffanyanag. of central letters, 2 defs.; ref. G. Mitchell, F. and T. Butcher in ‘EastEnders’
VHCM. SandersonNaked, open to rays, partner’s tan developsanag., 2 defs.
VHCJ. R. TozerModel pants and bra, little of body covered, cleavage evidentanag. less b + rent
VHCL. WardPants designed to hold toddler’s poop aren’t (we hope!)r in anag. + aren’t; poop1,5
VHCM. J. E. WarehamFrank Sinatra and partner implicated, but not with IRAanag. less IRA
VHCD. C. WilliamsonRays penetrate, then scatter, making the eye thiscomp. anag. & it.
VHCDr E. YoungAs a ghost to be knocked, partner wasn’t headless!anag. less w; ref. Marley’s head as doorknocker in ‘A Christmas Carol’

HCs in competition 1546 awarded to:

W. G. AmottK. W. CrawfordR. HeskethD. Pendrey
D. AppletonG. CuthbertA. HodgsonR. Perry
D. W. ArthurP. DaunceyT. HumphriesMrs E. M. Phair
I. M. BartonL. J. DavenportW. JacksonDr T. Powell
E. A. BeaulahR. V. DeardenMs M. JanssenD. Price Jones
J. R. BeresfordN. C. DexterJ. S. JohnsonH. L. Rhodes
Mrs F. A. BlanchardV. DixonF. P. N. LakeD. R. Robinson
R. E. BootMrs D. I. FenterC. J. LoweMrs E. Shields
J. G. BoothH. FreemanMrs J. MackieD. J. Short
Rev Canon C. M. BrounM. FreemanP. W. MarlowS. J. J. Tiffin
E. J. BurgeMrs C. GeorgeJ. R. C. MichieMrs J. E. Townsend
Dr J. BurscoughG. I. L. GraftonDr E. J. MillerA. P. Vincent
B. BurtonR. R. GreenfieldC. G. MillinA. J. Wardrop
D. A. CampbellD. W. GriceJ. MooreW. B. Wendt
Mrs M. J. CansfieldJ. GrimesT. J. MooreyR. J. Whale
B. CheesmanJ. GrimshawI. MorganA. R. Whelan
D. C. ClenshawC. R. GumbrellT. D. NichollDr M. C. Whelan
M. CoatesW. GundreyR. J. PalmerP. B. G. Williams
S. CollinsD. A. HarrisJ. ParkeJ. S. Witte
R. M. S. CorkMrs B. E. HendersonS. L. PatonR. Zara