Azed Competition No. 2569  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2564  |  2573  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2569 Sep 2021BILBO normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. BarleyHobbit and term for lightweight blade? That’d be this, possiblycomp. anag. incl. t, & lit.
SecondW. DreverHobbit deficient in height, character central to J. R. R. Tolkien’s novelanag. less ht incl. l, & lit.
ThirdA. GerrardBreviary is liturgical book primarily. None, Prime, Tierce, etc – this can be used in thosefirst letters + 0; ref. fencing terms
VHCJ. A. Butler‘Britain is lagging behind others’ – leaders spell out effective article for ripostefirst letters
VHCR. GilbertSting? That was his ‘extra’ in lifelb in bio; ref. B. Baggins’s sword; lb = leg bye
VHCJ. GrimesWhat makes this blade bold red? Blood dribble, possiblycomp. anag. & lit.
VHCE. HallIs it sharp, pointed, penetrating? What Boris wrote concerning Churchill’s absorbing life’s bunkum primarilyl b in bio; ref. BJ’s biography of Churchill
VHCR. J. HealdBarbie doll clothing line to replace Mattel’s original brandbimbo with l for M; ref. US manufacturer of Barbie doll (qv)
VHCJ. C. LeylandObbligato’s not half off-key – it needs to be sharp for Don Quixote?anag.
VHCP. W. MarlowSteel making almost significant Liberal British leader in oppositionbi(g) + L, B, o; ref. David S.
VHCP. L. StoneBroad’s first over bagging leg-before whipping one past bladelb in B o incl. I
VHCK. ThomasCould this qualify wit in parliament? Pointless activity in lobbies shows otherwiseanag. less E, S; ref. ‘rapier wit’
VHCS. J. J. TiffinIn place of advertising fat-free brands might include thisbillboard less lard
VHCJ. R. TozerOne has a point hoarding, with shortages of lard in partsbil(l)bo(ard)
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenIn Tolkien’s Hobbit you might see this character sink to the groundcomp. anag.
VHCMs S. WallaceCook slices of beef in batches – loin or bladeanag. of first letters
VHCK. & J. WolffSticker and twisted ribbon removed from jacket lapel’s hipanag. of (r)ibbo(n) l

HCs in competition 2569 awarded to:

D. AppletonP. ColeG. JohnstoneDr S. J. Shaw
D. & N. AsplandE. DawidM. JordanA. J. Shields
T. BorlandJ. FaircloughL. KeetJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
A. BrashDr I. S. FletcherD. F. ManleyA. J. Wardrop
C. J. BroughamH. FreemanP. McKennaR. J. Whale
Mrs S. BrownG. I. L. GraftonT. J. Moorey 
A. & J. CalderA. H. HarkerD. Price Jones 
M. CoatesJ. HoodS. Randall