Azed Competition No. 2287  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2283  |  2291  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2287 Apr 2016VALET normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstH. FreemanOne who’s done long service dressing Bertie?Al(bert) in vet(eran), & lit.; ref. B. Wooster, Jeeves
SecondM. A. Macdonald-CooperBye, first to third manvale2 + t
ThirdDr I. S. FletcherTorte without filling can upset Bunter, perhapst, e lav (rev.); ref. Mervyn B.; Lord Peter Wimsey’s valet
VHCD. K. ArnottAre this man’s labours becoming a male servant?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCM. BarleySee Parisian at entry to tabac, carrying Le Figaro perhaps?le in v + à + t; ref. Beaumarchais/Rossini/Mozart character
VHCT. C. BorlandOne serving of Caesar is healthy2 mngs; ref. Latin
VHCR. J. HooperA TV listing? Inside it, Le Figaro provides onele in anag.; ref. opera character
VHCJ. R. HowlettLarge container with beer for a man’s manvat with ale for a
VHCJ. C. LeylandFinale to polonaise in very little-used key, typically Polishe in v Alt
VHCE. LoobyGentleman’s servant? Gent’s manners are refined with himcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyDoughty Price’s ultimate part doing duty for Carmichael?valiant with e for Ian, & lit.; ref. 1960s TV series ‘The World of Wooster’
VHCT. J. MooreyExtremes of licence taken to cut tax – personally, I’d get billionaires collaredl, e in VAT; ref. Panama Papers
VHCT. RuddBuckling sword, he might provide lord with a vestcomp. anag. incl. w, & lit.
VHCDr S. J. ShawA male servant may be disposed to earn money as thiscomp. anag. incl. m, & lit.
VHCJ. R. Tozer’E’ll ’ave gents turned out in fine clothinge in lav (rev.) + t, & lit.; in fine = finally
VHCJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterThose leading very affluent lives employ this type of servantfirst letters
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenOne experienced in service accommodating male’s essential requirementsal in vet2, & lit.
VHCA. J. WardropA scallywag at heart, trousered in check – Bunter, possibly?a l in vet; ref. Lord Peter Wimsey’s valet
VHCR. J. WhaleNot-quite menial type, attendant to upwardly-mobile gents?lav (rev.) + et(a), & lit.
VHCA. WhittakerTravel all over the place? Take getting unpacked – he’ll help with thatanag. less r, & lit.

HCs in competition 2287 awarded to:

T. AndersonW. DreverDr R. MacGillivrayA. D. Scott
D. AppletonR. GilbertW. F. MainN. G. Shippobotham
D. & N. AsplandJ. GrimesG. MakerC. Short
M. BathD. V. HarryK. ManleyI. Simpson
Ms K. BoltonR. J. HealdL. F. MarzillierJ. Smailes
C. J. BroughamC. & C. HintonC. G. MillinM. Taylor
Dr M. BullivantJ. HorwoodT. D. NichollR. C. Teuton
Dr J. BurscoughMrs M. JanssenC. OgilvieK. Thomas
C. J. ButlerJ. R. H. JonesR. J. PalmerL. Ward
J. A. ButlerE. C. LanceJ. ParkeJ. Woodall
Ms U. CarterJ. P. LesterA. PlumbDr E. Young
C. A. ClarkeM. Lloyd-JonesD. Price Jones 
M. CoatesT. LockeS. Randall 
V. DixonC. LovingW. Ransome