Azed Competition No. 2525  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2521  |  2530  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2525 Nov 2020PLACITUM normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. BarleyDecision still not finalised, Trump sees Republican power slipping awayplaci(d) + T(r)um(p)
SecondDr I. S. FletcherTaking in minimum of calories almost flat stomach conclusion of diet, perhapsc in plai(n) + tum
ThirdD. F. ManleyPilate with much wavering makes this, eh?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCM. BarkerLegal response requiring a touch of finesse to make it potentially impactfulanag. less f
VHCMs K. BoltonLaw leaving multiplex cinema empty spoilt showing of ‘The Verdict’anag. incl. c, a, less lex; ref. 1982 Oscar-nominated film
VHCT. C. BorlandSoft, melodious backing when soprano yields to tenor, pleadingp + musical (rev.) with t for s
VHCM. HodgkinNo backing for claim spuriously held by desperate Trump – rule out pleaanag. less m in anag. less r
VHCM. Lloyd-JonesFinding sex lines awkward clam upit in anag.
VHCP. W. MarlowDetermination in court? Djokovic’s latest ace and plum shot embody itit in anag. incl. c, a
VHCT. J. MooreyPleading softly and getting rebuffed, such as Oliver T standing for secondsp + musical (rev.) with T for s
VHCJ. PearceChoice binding one in a courtI in a ct in plum, & lit.
VHCDr S. J. ShawWhen less than half of America’s excited with Trump, and left replaces right, the result’s a legal decisionanag. incl. ica, with l for r
VHCP. L. StoneCarefree climate about university vaccine finally released after positive outcome of trialp + anag. incl. u less e
VHCR. C. TeutonTaking McEnroe’s lead I act up, snarling about line judge’s decisionl in anag. incl. M
VHCK. ThomasMalice, not showing hint of empathy, put crudely describes verdictanag. less e
VHCJ. R. TozerYou’ll see impactful reforms following this rulingcomp. anag. incl. f
VHCMs S. WallaceRich but smug planet foolishly ignoring Thunberg’s desperate pleaanag. less anag.; ref. Greta T.
VHCL. WardI clap wildly at the first indications of the USA’s momentous decisionanag. + t, U, m
VHCA. J. WardropThis court ruling, given force, could be impactfulanag. less F
VHCR. J. WhaleJudge’s verdict? Using this I can repackage cup and mail it!anag. less I; ref. October 2020 Azed Cup win
VHCA. WhittakerFloundering POTUS initially criticises mail, so this might resultcomp. anag. incl. c, & lit.; ref. Trump’s distrust of postal votes

HCs in competition 2525 awarded to:

D. AppletonH. FreemanJ. R. C. MichieJ. Smailes
D. & N. AsplandR. GilbertS. J. O’BoyleP. A. Stephenson
A. BrashA. H. HarkerD. Price JonesS. J. J. Tiffin
C. J. BroughamR. J. HealdS. ReszetniakJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
Dr J. BurscoughW. KrzanowskiA. RobertsMrs A. M. Walden
A. G. ChamberlainJ. C. LeylandA. D. ScottG. H. Willett
T. ClementP. McKennaD. P. ShenkinK. & J. Wolff
W. DreverRev Prebendary M. R. MetcalfA. J. Shields