Azed Competition No. 2265  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2261  |  2270  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2265 Nov 2015ESPRIT FORT normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. F. ManleyProf. RD’s an atheist – and has this designation possibly?comp. anag. & lit.; ref. Richard Dawkins
SecondT. C. BorlandTurn to ref: trip’s outside the box, he thinksanag.
ThirdD. P. ShenkinOne to shake up trite profs?anag. & lit.
VHCD. K. ArnottLibertine’s très sportif, cavorting with no end of sportivesanag. less s; see libertine
VHCD. & N. AsplandI’m unfit for pi set, having what’s original in religious thought?anag. + r, t, & lit.
VHCM. BarkerBlair finally to be cleared in redraft of first Report? I’ve an open mindanag. less r; ref. Chilcot
VHCM. BarleyIntroducing element of rationalism, I protest vigorously about the lead faith providesf in anag. incl. r, & lit.
VHCR. GilbertFor him, the early principles of Enlightenment savants prove religion is the foe of rational thoughtfirst letters & lit.
VHCG. I. L. GraftonIf superstore trolley’s beginning wobbling, there’s no use grumbling – one’s an independent mind!anag. incl. t less anag.
VHCR. J. HealdTurbulent priest receives knight’s terminal stab, having rebuffed king who opposes Church’s authority?t for(k) in anag.; ref. Thomas à Becket
VHCMrs D. B. JenkinsonTroubled priest (Knox?) not a bien pensant typeanag. + Fort
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperWry self-portrait left artist’s face obscured – Francis Bacon, perhaps?anag. less l, a; ref. FB philosopher and FB painter
VHCK. Milan‘FT report is tampered with’ (Independent)anag.
VHCT. J. MooreyExcluding nothing, report of Chilcot (finally!) is prepared independently? I think soanag. incl. t less 0; ref. Iraq war inquiry
VHCR. S. MorseWho’ll show a bit of reason in spite of being persecuted, right?r in anag. + rt, & lit.
VHCR. J. PalmerFellow engaged in Liberal protest about religious instructionanag. incl. F, RI, & lit.
VHCA. PlumbFir spotter possibly could also make forest trip, one thinks rationallydouble anag.
VHCDr S. J. ShawTerm for rationalist (French in origin) or embodied by rebellious priestt, F, or in anag., & lit.
VHCJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterChilcot’s conclusion: report is heading for finish, surprisingly. I’m scepticalanag. incl. t, f
VHCA. J. WardropReformed priest, such as Knox? Probably notanag. + Fort
VHCR. J. WhaleHigh priest? Pah, say Ianag. + fort, & lit.; ref. pah1,2
VHCA. WhittakerThis could be troubled priest in quest of truth, remorselesslyanag. + for + t(ruth)

HCs in competition 2265 awarded to:

P. B. AlldredW. DreverMs J. McNallyP. Taylor
D. AppletonC. M. EdmundsC. G. MillinR. C. Teuton
D. J. BexsonA. S. EverestC. J. MorseJ. R. Tozer
R. BowdenDr I. S. FletcherT. D. NichollA. J. Varney
P. CargillP. HalseC. OgilvieMrs A. M. Walden
D. CarterM. HodgkinDr T. G. PowellMs S. Wallace
S. L. ClaughtonG. JohnstoneJ. & A. PriceL. Ward
A. ColstonJ. P. LesterT. PurcellT. West-Taylor
N. ConnaughtonW. F. MainW. RansomeD. Wilyman
P. T. CrowK. ManleyN. G. ShippobothamDr E. Young
C. DaffernP. W. MarlowC. ShortR. Zara
V. DixonL. MarzillierP. L. Stone