Azed Competition No. 2477  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2473  |  2480  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2477 Dec 2019SPRAT-WEATHER normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. F. ManleyWhat pets are for ultimately – uncertain period extending a bit beyond Christmas Day!anag. incl. r; ref. ‘A pet is not just for Christmas’
SecondM. Lloyd-JonesTrump’s latest rash tweet, a mad recipe for end-of-year gloomanag. + r
ThirdMs S. WallaceGloomy days at end of year – wet, perhaps windy, with no end of dampanag. incl. r less p
VHCT. AndersonLeaving in winter phase, trio of trawlers are out for this?anag. less in incl. tra, & lit.
VHCM. BarleySun being hidden, it’s short odds that we’re miserable in suchRa in SP + anag., & lit.
VHCDr J. BurscoughIn the Bleak Midwinter, seasonal poem originally with transformed earth and waters, p + anag.; ref. poem/carol with words by Christina Rossetti
VHCMs U. CarterSadly, a wetter, sharp and overcast Advent perhapsanag.
VHCC. A. ClarkeShort odds on a rather wet stormy outlook at this time of yearSP + anag.
VHCW. DreverTime at end of November where one starts to ponder sunshine abroad?anag. incl. t, r, a, p, s, & lit.
VHCR. J. HealdTime around which short aquatic creature may be caught in sea, before the end of Decembert in praw(n) in sea + the r, & lit.
VHCG. JohnstoneSun in short supply, part we hate at end of year?S + anag. + r, & lit.
VHCJ. C. LeylandOnset of pitch-dark winter blowing in as earth tilts?anag. incl. p less in, & lit.
VHCT. J. MooreyFish overlooking historic storm not a fine time for the Met Officesprat + weather; ref. Michael F.
VHCS. J. O’BoyleWhat repeats liltingly round the end of the year – the Bleak Midwinter?r in anag.
VHCR. J. PalmerGloomy time to be Prince Andrew initially tense going into what he says he didn’t do with that girlPr. + A + t in sweat + her
VHCA. PlumbA time to endure mainly before the end of December, with, above all, a little sun presentS + pr. + a t wea(r) the r, & lit.
VHCA. D. ScottA good time for those who fish the waters, with endless parr jumping?anag. less r
VHCC. ShortMidwinter hustings at end, clown to come safely through?s prat weather; ref. election
VHCR. C. TeutonAfter a little smack on the bottom, mite finally threw a wobbly – time for an early night?s + prat + anag. incl. e
VHCJ. R. TozerWhen you’ve more dark than light in mixed wash, pre-treatanag.
VHCA. J. VarneyThis dreary time might be wasted rather lazily with head on pillow for dayanag. with p for d
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenTheatre was busy with PR in pre-panto periodPR in anag.
VHCA. WhittakerIn this one could see parts wreathed in fog, without a smidgin of doubtanag. less d, & lit.
VHCA. J. YoungThese days have little sun, with fall over, are wet, windy and hard going thereinS + prat + h in anag.

HCs in competition 2477 awarded to:

D. & N. AsplandDr I. S. FletcherP. McKennaDr S. J. Shaw
C. J. BroughamH. FreemanJ. R. C. MichieP. L. Stone
A. ChamberlainR. GilbertK. MilanP. Tharby
D. ClayMs S. HartC. G. MillinK. Thomas
T. ClementM. HodgkinJ. & A. PriceJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
M. DaviesB. JonesD. Price JonesN. Walker
Ms L. DavisW. KrzanowskiW. RansomeA. J. Wardrop
E. DawidJ. LiddleC. ReedR. J. Whale
V. DixonM. LunanDr J. B. ReidG. Willett
J. FaircloughP. W. MarlowD. RosendorffK. & J. Wolff
J. FeltonL. F. MarzillierT. RuddDr E. Young