Azed Competition No. 2560  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2556  |  2564  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2560 Jul 2021BOMBAST normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. HodgkinBojo’s beloved going nuts about bride-chamber at Number Ten – outdated stuff!Bo(jo) + b in mast; ref. Carrie Johnson and re-decoration controversy
SecondH. FreemanA bit of tigerism encountered by Little Black Sambo in disarray?b + anag. + t, & lit.; ref. children’s story
ThirdA. J. WardropWhat’s sometimes incendiary when deployed by leader of Toriesbomb as T, & lit.; ref. B. Johnson
VHCD. & N. AsplandFiasco at Thanksgiving when opening of turkey reveals stale stuffingbomb as t
VHCM. BarleyTurkey roasted with trimmings and traditional stuffingbomb + (ro)ast(ed)
VHCJ. A. ButlerPrimarily because of Macron’s belligerent attitude, sausage tiff produces some inflated languagefirst letters; ref. French Pres. and NI Brexit fallout
VHCR. J. HealdFlatulence comes from bottom after putting away too much fibreb(OTT)om + bast
VHCJ. R. HowlettInitially Boris overawes many by arrantly spouting thisfirst letters & lit.; B. Johnson
VHCJ. C. LeylandWhat’s heard from demagogue as mob starts to bay and turn wild?anag. incl. b, t; semi & lit.
VHCM. Lloyd-JonesBotham best batting without the heroicsanag. less the; ref. Ian B.
VHCP. W. MarlowHot air activating balloons, something the Montgolfier brothers originated principally in novel fashionanag. of first letters
VHCP. McKennaWhat would blow up speech’s exordium in a prime show of turgiditybomb + s in a, t, & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinHighfaluting talk primarily by officious Mrs Bucket, aristocratic she thinksfirst letters, ref. TV series ‘Keeping Up Appearances’
VHCJ. PearceTurkey like leather in the middle? That’ll be out-of-date stuffingbomb as t
VHCS. RandallThis noise could be produced by most babies on breaking windcomp. anag.
VHCJ. M. ReesExplosive energy escaping seat that’s broken wind?bomb + anag. less e
VHCR. C. TeutonOnset from moustachioed Blimp, not weak in bluster?m B(limp) in boast, & lit.; ref. Colonel B.
VHCJ. R. TozerHolding a management degree, qualified to BS and blusterMBA in anag.; BS = bullshit
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenSnippets of bloated oratory making Boris’s answers sound turgidfirst letters & lit.; B. Johnson
VHCR. ZaraPrimarily boring, orotund magniloquence: Boris articulating stereotypical tiradefirst letters & lit.; B. Johnson

HCs in competition 2560 awarded to:

T. AndersonR. GilbertG. L. McStravickA. D. Scott
M. BarnesG. I. L. GraftonMs J. MerchantDr S. J. Shaw
T. C. BorlandA. H. HarkerT. J. MooreyA. J. Shields
C. J. BroughamP. F. HendersonC. OgilvieMs S. Wallace
D. CarterD. C. JonesS. J. O’BoyleL. Ward
C. A. ClarkeM. JordanR. PinnockA. Whittaker
W. DreverJ. P. LesterJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterG. H. Willett
P. FinanA. MacDougallJ. & A. PriceK. & J. Wolff
A. GerrardD. F. ManleyW. Ransome