Azed Competition No. 2356  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2351  |  2360  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
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AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstS. J. O’BoyleSpeculate about liberal Sir V. Cable becoming PM, possiblyanag. in punt
SecondJ. R. H. JonesSir V. Cable replaced Farron finally in vote, officialanag. + n in put
ThirdI. SimpsonOne might have a taxing job, struggling to nab silver cup with a round to goanag. less O
VHCD. & N. AsplandPreparing club sarnie with slices of tongue, veal and pork (or TVP) makes one Master of the Rolls, perhaps?anag. incl. t, v, p; see TVP
VHCM. BarleyOfficial victor among cryptic clue brains is revealed in slip list’s final placingsV in anag. in p, t; ref. annual honours list
VHCDr J. BurscoughFor Liberal one such, put in Sir V. Cablecomp. anag. incl. I, & lit.
VHCD. CarterGovernment appointee surprisingly cut verbal spinanag.
VHCN. ConnaughtonBent Cup rivals nobbled an officialanag.
VHCG. P. ConwayOne like Sir Humphrey, masking panic with bluster – and a touch of verbosityanag. incl. v; ref. ‘Yes Minister’
VHCMs L. DavisGeneral Kitchener, perhaps?public, servant, & lit.
VHCR. J. HealdQuant skirts very short and basic revitalized clothing line, one contributing to nation’s prosperity?l in anag. less y in punt; ref. Mary Q., miniskirt designer
VHCM. HodgkinMandarin perhaps found very inscrutable by westerner in PekingP + anag. incl. v; found2
VHCJ. C. Leyland‘Hacker’s Nemesis?’ Specially programmed antivirus PC able to block AIanag. less AI; ref. Sir Humphrey, Jim Hacker in ‘Yes Minister’
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperMixed up Latin verbs with a bit of Cantonese or Mandarin?anag. incl. C
VHCD. F. ManleyWith exceptional virtues plain, one may become CBanag. with CB for I; ref. honour for civil servants
VHCP. W. MarlowRecorder, maybe, and clarinets played with bit of vigour behind piano and refined bassp, U, b + anag. incl. v
VHCT. J. MooreyTrump’s extreme bluster can lead to vilification outrageously involving one?I in anag. incl. p, v, & lit.
VHCP. L. StoneIn private clubs when bursting one goes for one in officeanag. less I; office = lavatory
VHCR. C. TeutonCup rivals bent on cluing one that does for the rest of us?anag.; ref. AZ comps
VHCJ. R. TozerQuietly inscrutable and very crafty, I’m at home in Whitehallp + anag. incl. v
VHCA. J. WardropSuch as Sir Humphrey, knight seen in various private clubsN in anag.; ref. ‘Yes Minister’
VHCR. J. WhaleLive crabs, boiled in pot. May I serve now?anag. in punt; pot = large bet; ref. Theresa M.
VHCG. H. WillettSir Humphrey is never, not ever, found in dodgy private clubsn in anag.; ref. ‘Yes Minister’

HCs in competition 2356 awarded to:

D. K. ArnottV. DixonRev Prebendary M. R. MetcalfP. A. Stephenson
M. BarnesW. DreverD. J. R. OgilvieP. Taylor
Ms K. BoltonJ. FaircloughR. J. PalmerA. J. Varney
J. G. BoothP. FinanA. PlumbJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
T. C. BorlandG. I. L. GraftonD. Price JonesMrs A. M. Walden
G. BorooahMrs M. JanssenS. RandallMs S. Wallace
A. BrashM. JonesT. RuddL. Ward
C. J. BroughamE. C. LanceDr S. J. ShawN. Warne
J. M. BrownB. LoveringD. P. ShenkinA. Whittaker
C. A. ClarkeA. MacDougallDr G. SimpsonM. Wright