Azed Competition No. 2209  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2205  |  2213  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2209 Oct 2014(O)CT(O)BER Letters Latent21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstL. WardWhen insurgent left-wingers in Russia (explicitly Bolsheviks) took control?first letters rev., & lit.; ref. October Revolution
SecondM. BarleyIt’s when in the year leaves turn and drop(a)ct + be(a)r, & lit.; a = anno, drop = give birth to
ThirdN. G. ShippobothamStrong ale can be cloudy and bitter when brewed without that special ingredientc + anag. less it
VHCD. K. ArnottSuspect this ale (not cloudy) could be a beltercomp. anag. incl. c, & lit.
VHCJ. A. ButlerThis month, the leaders of Communism, the Bolsheviks, engineered revolutionfirst letters
VHCD. V. HarryPeculiar to English, ale drawn specially to celebrate a monthanag. less anag. incl. E, & lit.
VHCR. J. HealdTime around which we’ll see tree that’s cast first of autumn leavest in c(a)ber, & lit.
VHCR. HeskethThis month’s strong ale consumption breaks flipping record!TB in rec. (rev.)
VHCR. J. HooperTime cases of exotic bier will be drunkt in anag. of outer letters, & lit; ref. Oktoberfest
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperOld ale bottled between Pontefract and Berwickhidden
VHCD. F. ManleyWhat may suggest the number eight, Roman originally – time for university’s start?t for U in cube + R, & lit.
VHCP. W. MarlowInstant crisis with Isis unleashed having captured territory beside Euphrates principallyfirst letters in cr
VHCP. McKennaIt is consumed by those leading CAMRA but ends in possible hangover’t in first letters and last letters, & lit.
VHCG. McStravickOne finds this time evoked by Dowson’s poem (recitable, getting odd bits wrong)anag. of alternate letters
VHCC. J. MorseWhen a tree reddens, it’s caught by last of light, not morning amberc + t + (am)ber
VHCC. ShortComing up, openings for retailers – expect busy trading conditions for days leading up to Hallowe’enfirst letters (rev.)
VHCR. C. TeutonSuch strong beer? You could get awful roughness with thiscomp. anag. & lit.
VHCJ. R. TozerTime associated with rebel uprising under lead of communistsc + t + reb (rev.), & lit.
VHCMs S. WallaceFirst signs of Christmas trade beginning early ruin this monthfirst letters
VHCA. J. WardropBrecht, lacking a touch of humour, turned out historically powerful stuffanag. less h; October ale (see C.)
VHCMs B. WidgerThis month sees the start of Christmas toys being energetically retailedfirst letters

HCs in competition 2209 awarded to:

D. AppletonJ. GlassonburyW. F. MainD. P. Shenkin
M. BarkerJ. GollK. ManleyP. A. Stephenson
M. BarnesDr C. P. HalesK. MilanP. L. Stone
C. J. BroughamMs S. HartC. G. MillinMrs A. Terrill
C. J. ButlerJ. R. HowlettT. J. MooreyJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
C. A. ClarkeL. M. InmanD. R. OgilvieMrs A. M. Walden
M. D. CookeB. JonesK. ParekhK. Ward Bailey
E. DawidC. LovingMs M. PedlerA. Whittaker
V. DixonM. LunanM. L. PerkinsR. Zara
J. FaircloughMs R. MacGillivrayT. Rudd