Azed Competition No. 2428  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2425  |  2430  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2428 Xmas 2018SHEPHERDS normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstI. SimpsonChristmas visitors deployed ships of the desert, crude site of tot’s first appearance being shedanag. less anag. incl. t
SecondR. J. HealdFluttering seraph heralds Messiah’s debut, dispelling dreadful alarm – in us?anag. incl. M less anag., & lit.
ThirdC. J. BroughamWho could be heading for stable, knowing that woman’s nursing the little Lord?s + hep + D in hers, & lit.
VHCD. & N. AsplandThese are first in prostration alongside woman before her son embodying Godshe + p + D in her s, & lit.
VHCM. BarleyWe feature in a gathering close to Messiah within outbuildingsh in per in sheds, & lit.
VHCN. ConnaughtonThe first to proclaim He’s King amidst the outbuildings?p He R in sheds, & lit.
VHCW. DreverThey’re startled at first, then melodically informed king is in rickety sheds + hep R in anag., & lit.
VHCC. M. EdmundsShimmering seraph shed a light for themanag. less a, & lit.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherFemale leads in pop show entertaining crowd – Pan’s People?herd in she p, s; ref. TOTP 60s/70s dancers
VHCJ. C. LeylandThe Lord’s seraph directs us to a first sighting of little Kingcomp. anag. incl. l, R, & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyTroubled group of us heard seraph, with strange aura emanatinganag. less anag., & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinHoly babe’s visitors, first in stable, knowing of the woman, God and sons hep her D, s, & lit.
VHCC. OgilvieThe likes of Gabriel appearing when ‘king’ is found in outbuildings round eastern innE ph in sheds incl. R; ref G. Oak
VHCDr S. J. ShawLeaders in pastures hearing exultations and rewarded in outbuilding with first glimpse of Saviourfirst letters in shed + S, & lit.
VHCJ. R. TozerGet the shivers about what’s happening? We were sore afraid!hep in sherds; ref. Luke 2.9 KJV
VHCJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterThe first characters appearing in stable, having experienced prophetic heavenly exclamations re divine Sonfirst letters & lit.
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenThey could be hard pressed heading off herdwicksanag. incl. h, h, & lit.
VHCL. WardMore than one husband intermittently has poorly pressed clothing; do they mind those often disorderly folds?anag. incl. h, h
VHCA. J. WardropDaphnis and Chloe? Man pursuing female pastor, leading characters in Ravel and Diaghilev’s stagingshe P + he + R, D, s; ref. 1912 ballet
VHCA. WhittakerThey handle crooks in possession of little bits of pot with ithep in sherds
VHCA. J. YoungHaving unfortunately pressed very hard on pencils we are tending to use dipping pensanag. incl. HH

HCs in competition 2428 awarded to:

T. AndersonP. ColesG. JohnstoneJ. & A. Price
T. BlakesonJ. DoylendJ. LiddleT. Rudd
T. C. BorlandG. I. L. GraftonM. Lloyd-JonesP. A. Stephenson
Mrs S. BrownJ. GrimesC. LovingR. C. Teuton
P. CargillR. GwiltK. MilanR. J. Whale
A. G. ChamberlainP. F. HendersonT. J. MooreyD. Whisstock
C. A. ClarkeM. HodgkinA. PlumbG. H. Willett