Azed Competition No. 2122  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2118  |  2126  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2122 Feb 2013NICETY normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. WhaleTouch of refinement missing from a mere HC?nice t(r)y, & lit.; ref. AZ comps
SecondT. C. BorlandRevolutionary ‘citoyen’ dropping old politesseanag. less o
ThirdB. JonesRecipe transforms this delicacy, producing delightful tastei.e. nice t(r)y
VHCT. AndersonFinesse North’s diamonds, tactically discarding heartN + ice + t(acticall)y
VHCM. BarleyCity establishment’s starting afresh under new discerning managementn + anag. incl. e; ref. new governor of Bank of England
VHCN. ConnaughtonA tiny change shifting meaning, possiblyanag. less hang (n), & lit.
VHCC. M. EdmundsLand freshly prepared for plants takes working yet such cultivation needs precisionNIC + anag.
VHCD. V. HarryInexactly laid out, lax, sloppy, lacking precisionanag. less anag.
VHCR. J. HealdShakespearean being squeamish indiscreetly excises odd partsalternate letters; ref. Thomas Bowdler
VHCR. J. HooperTiny shell of chinaware is crafted to show quality of the finishanag. incl. c, e; finish (adj)
VHCJ. C. LeylandIf going for diamonds, try nifty finessenifty with ice for if
VHCT. RuddIce Tony S? Arrange this delicate matter with old Sopranoanag. less o, s; ref. TV crime series
VHCN. G. ShippobothamFastidiousness is, in Justin Welby’s terms, the very thing consuming the Church of EnglandCE in it in n, y
VHCI. SimpsonBritish economy? It’s bust – with boom forgotten, delicate management’s requiredanag. less boom
VHCMrs A. TerrillFine point made by indiscreetly ignoring the oddsalternate letters
VHCR. C. TeutonIn final I see Andy passing and getting fine pointI c in net2 + (And)y; ref. tennis
VHCN. WarneA lovely touch batting over 100 and yet to bowlin (rev.) + c + anag.
VHCK. J. WilliamsFinesse diamonds in no trumps play finallyice in NT + y
VHCDr E. YoungAccuracy I see in X, taken up by successorI c in ten (rev.) + y; ref. Ximenes/Azed

HCs in competition 2122 awarded to:

D. AppletonP. ColesJ. R. HowlettG. Raven
D. K. ArnottA. ColstonD. F. ManleyR. J. Sharkey
D. & N. AsplandT. CrowtherP. McKennaC. M. Steele
M. BarkerW. DreverMs J. McNallyP. Taylor
J. G. BoothP. EvansRev Prebendary M. R. MetcalfS. J. J. Tiffin
A. W. BrookeJ. FaircloughT. J. MooreyJ. R. Tozer
C. J. BroughamDr I. S. FletcherC. J. MorseMrs A. M. Walden
Dr J. BurscoughR. GilbertT. D. NichollMs S. Wallace
C. J. ButlerMrs E. GreenawayR. A. NortonA. J. Wardrop
D. A. CampbellJ. P. GuiverC. OgilvieMs B. J. Widger
D. CarterA. & R. HadenR. J. PalmerJ. S. Witte
C. A. ClarkeA. H. HarkerW. RansomeA. J. Young