Azed Competition No. 576  Azed Slip  |  < 572  |  581 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
576 May 1983TOP-NOTCH normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. F. GrimshawClue type for pot, not H.C.!anag. & lit., clue vb., ref. AZ cup.
SecondJ. D. MooreWhat gets you to Pilton from Chilton? A1i.e. ‘to P’, not ‘Ch’; both places near A1 road
ThirdR. J. HooperTwo small children pounding piano not likely to get rave reviewsp, no in tot, ch
VHCMrs F. A. BlanchardAce rejected chance to pot – snookered championch(a)n(ce) to pot anag.
VHCC. J. & M. P. ButlerSuper grass returns to nickpot (rev.) + notch
VHCR. S. CaffynSuper grass sent back to nickpot (rev.) + notch
VHCG. CuthbertA cut above the resttop notch & lit.
VHCC. M. EdmundsA cut above the rest?top notch & lit.
VHCD. FairburnA cut above the rest?top notch & lit.
VHCD. S. FielkerOutstanding upper cuttop notch
VHCS. J. FrenchA1 V1?i.e. top notch; V = notch
VHCA. O. HarriesSmashing upper cuttop notch
VHCW. JacksonSuper grass goes back to nickpot (rev.) + notch
VHCC. L. JonesExcellent upper cuttop notch
VHCR. E. KimmonsA cut above the resttop notch & lit.
VHCI. G. MacNivenA cut above the others?top notch & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinOf a champion, holding trophy around end of season?n in pot in to ch, & lit.
VHCJ. J. MooreA cut above the otherstop notch & lit.
VHCT. J. MooreyHenry Cotton’s playing with poise of a championanag. incl. H(= henry), P(= poise)
VHCMiss M. C. PalmerChampion upper cuttop notch
VHCC. P. ReaLancashire hotpots need this as a relish when stewed – it’s championcomp. anag.
VHCN. G. ShippobothamSuper grass returned to nickpot (rev.) + notch
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsWorth turn for prize, not just Azed’s pat to backpot (rev.) + not + H.C. (rev.), & lit.
VHCR. G. Whittemore‘Superb’ axed in Nott chop?anag.; name of submarine
VHCG. H. WillettUse —— and make chic a matter of great excellencei.e. chic with ‘top’ not ‘ch’ = topic
VHCDr E. YoungUppercut unleashed as knockout?i.e. upper cut = top notch

HCs awarded in competition 576 to:

R. AbreyJ. A. GillH. W. MassinghamT. E. Sanders
C. Allen BakerS. GoldieL. MayM. D. Sanderson
E. A. BeaulahJ. E. GreenA. McIntyreW. J. M. Scotland
H. J. BradburyD. V. HarryJ. P. MernaghA. Scott
Rev C. M. BrounP. F. HendersonC. J. MorseA. J. Shields
P. A. BullJ. F. JamesT. W. MortimerD. M. Stanford
E. J. BurgeJ. I. JamesR. A. MostynB. Stuart
D. ClarkA. LawrieF. R. PalmerF. B. Stubbs
B. CozensM. D. LawsR. J. PalmerJ. B. Sweeting
N. C. DexterJ. H. C. LeachK. PearceK. Thomas
A. J. DuncumJ. C. LeylandW. H. PegramL. E. Thomas
M. EarleC. J. LoweT. C. PerksMrs M. Thomas
R. A. EnglandM. A. Macdonald-CooperA. Rivlin 
Dr I. S. FletcherD. F. ManleyL. G. D. Sanders