Azed Competition No. 1927  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1923  |  1932  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1927 May 2009TONSURE Spoonerisms22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. C. LeylandYield from our nets hit by erratic harbour’s trade?hieratic barber’s; anag.
SecondE. C. LanceTot crept towards nurse unsteadilytête cropped; to + anag.
ThirdC. J. BroughamCapital cart that’s propped against new stablepart that’s cropped; to n sure
VHCD. ArthurWhat’s to blame – lacking Chancellor of the Exchequer called Brown?bald crown; to (CE)nsure
VHCM. BarleyWaste of time and no use, right called Brownbald crown; anag. incl. t, r
VHCT. C. BorlandUnited are denied opening after loads spot Wayne’s shovedspot one’s shaved; tons + U (a)re
VHCC. BoydIt results in Brown being called terribly stern and dour at heartcrown … bald; anag. incl. (d)ou(r)
VHCV. DixonBrown, called apparently not over reliable, counters angrily, spurning Conservative’s leadercrown, bald; not (rev.) + sure
VHCR. GilbertFormer minister’s called Brown ‘washed-up object of scorn leading a moribund operation’bald crown; snot (rev.) + ure
VHCR. B. HarlingBrown called for Chancellor of the Exchequer to be removed from blamecrown, bald; to + (CE)nsure
VHCR. J. HealdAmongst characters in Chesterton, surefooted priest’s called Brownbald crown; hidden; ref. GKC’s Father Brown stories
VHCP. F. HendersonLeering shocks le beau monde without failshearing locks; ton sure
VHCM. HodgkinRipped clothing and latest in nose-rings on upper-class punk’s matemonk’s pate; ’n’ s U in tore
VHCC. LovingRoe grilled with nuts – that’s what Hovis she ate needed on topnovitiate heeded; anag.
VHCP. W. MarlowOne abandoning grooming routines dropped combcropped dome; anag. less I
VHCJ. R. C. MichieCourt shut – our net’s brokenshort cut; anag.
VHCT. J. MooreyLeaving the crown exposed, Lear shocks many on completely ceding powershear locks; tons + (P)ure
VHCC. J. MorseClare hipped by Francis’s followers stirring unrest about head of Orderhair clipped; O in anag.; ref. controversies surrounding St F.’s successor Brother Elias; hip5
VHCJ. PearceFollowing tense old doctor nurse dropped combcropped dome; t o + anag.
VHCR. C. TeutonClear out nuclear store drastically? Brown’s called for such a cutcrown’s bald; anag. less clear
VHCJ. R. TozerLabour unrest about focus of controversy called Brownbald crown; o in anag.
VHCG. H. WillettThe fashion’s stale, not in vogue for punks and their matesmonks … pates; ton’s + ur(in)e

HCs in competition 1927 awarded to:

D. K. ArnottJ. ElliottP. D. MartinW. Ransome
D. & N. AsplandA. G. FlemingP. McKennaN. G. Shippobotham
M. BarkerM. FreemanC. G. MillinMs M. Stokes
M. CoatesJ. F. GrimshawR. MurdochP. L. Stone
T. CrowtherD. V. HarryM. NicholsD. H. Tompsett
E. DawidP. HeffernanC. OgilvieMs S. Wallace
R. DeanV. G. HendersonF. R. PalmerA. J. Wardrop
N. C. DexterMrs S. G. JohnsonR. J. PalmerN. Warne
T. J. DonnellyW. F. MainM. L. PerkinsD. C. Williamson
W. DreverD. F. ManleyR. PerryDr E. Young
C. M. EdmundsDr M. MartinMrs A. Price