Azed Competition No. 2220  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2218  |  2222  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2220 Xmas 2014A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ Christmas Cracker21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. K. ArnottSolitary Christmas – a little snooze, a little canned Mosel (free from M&S), a little cakeNAPOLEON/LONESOME; NAPONOELSOME; Noel some; nap on (M)o(s)el
SecondR. J. HealdChristmas can bore perhaps without constant source of fine wit as in ‘crackers’ of Jonathan’s creationSWIFTIAN/NATIVITY; SWIFTINAVITY; anag. incl. f; tin + (c)avity
ThirdT. C. BorlandNuts roasting, I might play carols this month, having time off TV full of glitzORGANIST/TINSELLY; ORGAINSTELLY; anag.; inst + (t)elly
VHCT. AndersonChoosing cocktail jewellery, till’s beginning to ring and ringEARRINGS/GIN SLING; EARRSINGLING; 2 defs.; ear3 + r, sing
VHCD. & N. AsplandStar entering stable a long time back, Christmas carol said, lit up a kingSTALLONE/LEONIDAS; STALNOELIDAS; eon (rev.) in stall; Noel + anag.
VHCM. BarleyGuiding light in sky leads to new King very long ago, accompanying trio of astronomers all the wayLODESTAR/STRAIGHT; LODEASTRIGHT; anag. + R; ast + right
VHCMs K. BoltonPop’s caught clumsy travellers on sloping roof with front of sleigh stuck in snow, now dropping its contents?CHAMPERS/PRESENTS; CHAMREPSENTS; c ham reps; re + s in pent + s(now)
VHCA. EverestDeliverer in sheltered yard suddenly appearing in need of gentle Christmas delivery helper to hold back ungulates from the EastREINDEER/REDEEMER; REINREEDEMER; reed3 + emer(gent2); rein + deer (rev.)
VHCDr I. S. FletcherChristmas scene one can back? Crucially not all uphold mother missing last vacancyMAINTAIN/NATIVITY; MAINANITVITY; a + tin (rev.) + vit(all)y; ma + inanit(y)
VHCR. GilbertLight that guided the Magi perhaps and many a miserable wretch, vision in which art’s redefined instantlyLOADSTAR/STRAIGHT; LOADSRATIGHT; loads rat; anag. in sight
VHCJ. McGheeSounds like you’ll plan food for Christmas Church function in Edinburgh – rather boring thereYULETIDE/TEDISOME; YULEDIETSOME; ‘you’ll’ + diet; diet + some
VHCT. J. MooreyFireworks displays fizz on Santa’s introduction behind fieldCHAMPERS/SERPENTS; CHAMPRESENTS; 2 defs.; champ + re S
VHCC. J. MorseFabled Wise Men pursuing one goal found finally in one Being true selfhoodIMAGINED/IDENTITY; IMAGIENDTITY; I + Magi + end; (foun)d in I entity
VHCR. J. PalmerBearer of Christmas gifts stopped around manger finally – Eastern monarchs about to regard SaviourREINDEER/REDEEMER; REINERDEEMER; r in reined + E; deem in ER × 2
VHCG. J. H. RobertsDrink, cheeks stuffed with a ready meal, tree, emptied pies and nuts, crackers, giving giftsCHAMPERS/PRESENTS; CHAMREPSENTS; MRE (qv) in chaps; anag. incl. ps, ns
VHCDr S. J. ShawTip of nose in Rudolph’s headgear lights eastern worker in bay windowORIENTAL/LANTERNS; ORIEANTLERNS; n in antlers; ant in oriel
VHCI. SimpsonI’m a little child sitting by a tree/I’m synonymous with joy/First of all attend to stocking crammed/I’m like The Snowman’s little boyCHARMIAN/ANIMATED; CHARAMINATED; ch. + a ramin, see Names in C.; ate in a(ll) mind
VHCP. A. StephensonPerhaps they move Santa about during day before Christ’s remembered, with hearts lifted all roundREINDEER/REDEEMER; REINDEREEMER; re in d ere; reme(mb)ered (rev.)
VHCP. L. StoneBubbly chap with red clothing marks day going south to wondrous premises delivering a million giftsCHAMPERS/PRESSIES; CHAMSPRESIES; m, s in chap re(d); S + anag. less m
VHCJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterHead of Selfridges desires a bit of peace before end of December – bargain hunters especially tore apart section for gifts!SHOPPERS/PRESENTS; SHOPESPRENTS; S + hopes+ p + r; esp. rent s; ref. ‘Black Friday’
VHCL. WardHaving rump and most of those Scotch bottles after hot stews, I’m stuffed on Christmas Eve and warble around crib and little KingHARICOTS/STOCKING; HARISCOTKING; H + aris + cot(c); cot K in sing

HCs in competition 2220 awarded to:

M. BarnesR. HeskethC. G. MillinJ. R. Tozer
D. J. BexsonJ. C. LeylandA. PlumbMrs A. M. Walden
C. J. BroughamC. LovingMs A. PriceA. J. Wardrop
Dr J. BurscoughD. F. ManleyS. RandallN. Warne
J. & B. ChennellsP. W. MarlowN. RoperA. Whittaker
C. A. ClarkeL. F. MarzillierT. RuddMs S. Wise
W. DreverP. McKennaC. ShortR. Zara
P. EvansJ. R. C. MichieR. C. Teuton