Azed Competition No. 2582  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2578  |  2584  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2582 Dec 2021ACHITOPHEL normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. HealdDevoid of principles, coach with help that’s dodgy?anag. less first letters, & lit.
SecondR. Vaughan-DaviesLeading characters to caution Hamlet toying with Ophelia in distress – is Polonius one such?anag. incl. c, H, t
ThirdJ. A. ButlerInitially acclaimed counsellor, his ill-conceived treachery obviously perplexed his erstwhile lordfirst letters & lit.; ref. King David & Absalom
VHCD. & N. AsplandUnprincipled adviser Allegra’s front starts to cause harm – is the office party heralding electoral lynching?A + first letters; ref. A. Stratton, Downing St parties
VHCM. BarleyIn the Bible, wise man advanced before child Prince in squalid holea + chit + P in anag.
VHCT. C. BorlandMandarin once proving tricky, I engaged a Chinese to help outI in a Ch. to + anag.
VHCT. ClementOne like Thomas Cromwell, perhaps, chap to lie freely around HenryH in anag.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherPlot hatched, I concealed signs of treachery David missedanag. less t, D, & lit.; ref. 2 Sam.
VHCH. FreemanTreacherously, wanting David’s head, I hatched unfulfilled plotanag. less D, t, & lit.; ref. 2 Sam.
VHCM. LunanA calming hand intended initially to help confused cautious personfirst letters + anag.
VHCD. F. ManleyA companion and help to leader of Israel becoming rebelliousa CH + I in anag., & lit.; ref. 2 Sam., chs 15-16
VHCC. OgilvieRebellious counsellor with forlorn hope left after a slipa chit + anag. + l
VHCD. Price JonesA chief, one needing a lot of help, takes on board ‘most senior adviser’a ch. + top in I hel(p)
VHCT. RuddMark leaves the old map smudged round ‘X’ – my direction’s dubiouschi in anag. less DM
VHCDr S. J. ShawBetrayer of David, leader of party’s in awkward hole after Conservative basha C hit + p in anag.; ref. Cameron & Johnson, Downing St party, and 2 Sam.
VHCD. P. ShenkinCautious fellow, i.e. chap loth to order or arrangeanag.
VHCP. L. StoneBeing careful to avoid traps somehow hole a pitchanag.; ref. golf
VHCR. C. TeutonSage adviser to help with Corona’s latest variant bearing Greek letterchi in anag. incl. a; ref. Sage committee
VHCJ. R. TozerHope itch cures with a bit of lotion (one that isn’t rash)anag. incl. a l
VHCJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterOne playing it safe surprisingly holed a pitch cutting drive initiallyanag. less d
VHCL. WardA renegade adviser primarily had optical worries, he claimedhe in anag. incl. h; ref. D. Cummings
VHCA. J. WardropOperator, initially honourable, beset by ethical failing?op. H in anag., & lit.
VHCA. WhittakerOT chap I held devious, wanting the smallest hint of decency, an unscrupulous counselloranag. less d

HCs in competition 2582 awarded to:

D. AppletonS. HicksC. G. MillinMrs A. M. Walden
M. BarkerG. JohnstoneT. J. MooreyJ. Walker
C. J. BroughamD. C. JonesD. J. R. OgilvieMs S. Wallace
D. CarterJ. C. LeylandS. J. O’BoyleG. Willett
P. & J. ChamberlainP. W. MarlowS. RandallK. & J. Wolff
C. A. ClarkeP. McKennaW. Ransome 
R. GilbertRev Prebendary M. R. MetcalfJ. Smailes 
P. F. HendersonJ. R. C. MichieA. J. Varney