Azed Competition No. 740  Azed Slip  |  < 735  |  744 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
740 Jul 1986ESCADRILLE normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. J. MooreyFleet Street I’d call chaotic – slipping time and time againanag. less t, t; ref. printing of solution with puzzle, due to error ‘at the Observer end’
SecondD. F. PalingLearner in diesel car damaged part of a wingL in anag.
ThirdS. GoldieJet-set? Celles d’air sans soucianag.
VHCM. BarleyFrench flight l’escalier’d inaccurately renderanag.; ref. ambiguity of ‘flight’
VHCE. A. BeaulahMirage formation? That’s to say stream seen in inner tract of desertc-à-d + rill in ese; Mirage jets
VHCH. J. BradburyFrench unit deploying aces high, endlessly trainedanag. + drille(d)
VHCC. J. BroughamMost of desert alive with lilac Mirages?anag. less t
VHCE. J. BurgeQuite a few high-fliers cease to be excited about what is purely routinedrill in anag.
VHCC. J. FeetenbyFlying ace after art that’s essentially French must accept training herees + drill in anag., & lit.
VHCN. C. GoddardIn which flying aces of French frames streamanag. + rill in de & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperFlying Circus? Cleese, Idle are endlessly funnyanag. less final letters; ref. M. Python
VHCW. JacksonWhat could recoup ‘de caelis’, landing left and right?anag. incl. l, r, & lit.
VHCJ. I. & B. C. JamesFlying officer entering this in the wars serves allied forcesanag. less F.O. & lit.
VHCG. JohnstoneOù se trouvent les Mirages en bloc? Ciel d’Arles orageuxanag.; orageux (Fr.) = stormy
VHCF. P. N. LakeCrazed by endless desert, all I see is … mirages?deser(t) all I C anag.
VHCJ. H. C. LeachFrench high-fliers get het up re cedillasanag.
VHCJ. J. MooreFrench fleet caught in stormy sea on exercise near Spainc in anag. + drill + E
VHCC. J. MorseSquadron using correct procedure for power in flightdrill for p in escape
VHCT. W. MortimerWeak one could be undoing of Allied crewsanag. less w
VHCF. R. PalmerWhat’ll stage exercise representing power in flight?p for drill in escape
VHCW. H. PegramAircraft involved in Celle raids?anag. & lit.; German town
VHCMrs E. J. ShieldsCiel d’Arles could reveal it in formationanag. & lit.
VHCR. J. WhaleIt’s produced by service training for power in flightp for drill in escape
VHCDr E. YoungLightnings? Maybe French equivalent led ‘éclairs’ to be coinedanag.; éclair (Fr.) lightning

HCs awarded in competition 740 to:

E. AkenheadF. D. GardinerR. F. NaishW. J. M. Scotland
D. W. ArthurMrs K. M. HarreS. J. O’BoyleW. K. M. Slimmings
J. D. D. BlaikieP. F. HendersonR. J. PalmerB. D. Smith
Mrs A. R. BradfordA. W. HillMrs A. G. PhillipsG. Snowden-Davies
J. M. BrownN. KemmerD. Price JonesF. B. Stubbs
M. CoatesA. LawrieG. E. RawlingsJ. Waterman
B. CozensC. J. LoweC. P. ReaM. H. E. Watson
E. DawidL. K. MaltbyH. L. RhodesM. Woolf
Dr V. G. I. DeshmukhD. F. ManleyD. R. Robinson 
M. EarleH. S. MasonT. E. Sanders 
H. FreemanL. MayG. Schlesinger