Azed Competition No. 853  Azed Slip  |  < 849  |  857 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
853 Sep 1988DEBACLE normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. WhaleThis situation, with letters in extremis, could make you cable Azed!anag. less A, Z, & lit. ref. postal strike
SecondN. C. DexterElbe, with extremes of cold, possibly needs one to break it?a in anag. incl. c, d & lit.
ThirdH. FreemanSeb Coe medal blunder – some —— in selection?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCM. BarleyEntries to Competition Azed being held up in strike – disaster!c, a, b (rev.) in dele
VHCH. J. BradburyEntries to COMPETITION AZED being held up by strike, it may be a wash-outc, a, b (rev.) in dele
VHCMrs A. R. BradfordFirst three in Debenham sale (wanting a hat) caught in stampedeDeb + c in (s)ale
VHCC. J. BroughamRush entry up by taxi in strikecab (rev.) in dele
VHCE. J. BurgeThis absorbing bit of mail could become becalmed? Disaster!anag. less m
VHCC. A. ClarkeRush managed to return North, almost back in – the end of Aldridge?bac(k) in led (rev.) + e; ref. Ian R.
VHCG. P. ConwayDisastrous conclusion – socialite’s presentation leads to this, perhaps, if non-Udeb + a cl(u)e
VHCL. J. DavenportCracking the last two letters in Scrabble! As a start, the first five are easily deployedanag. of ABCDE + le
VHCDr I. S. FletcherCrash? EC bedlam with millions lost in panicanag. less m
VHCS. C. FordA. Border’s knocked up 150 prior to English collapsea bed (rev.) + CL + E
VHCN. C. GoddardChannel rises and one’s left in sudden floodbed (rev.) + l in ace
VHCR. HooperHalf of MCC able bats? That won’t debar English collapseE in anag. of DC able
VHCA. H. JonesE.g. this month’s competition entry, possibly cabled around the 8th of Septemberanag. incl. e
VHCF. P. N. LakeEETPU blacked and could be kaput! End this break-upcomp. anag.
VHCC. W. LaxtonPossible result of bad leg, with Coe being out – leading pair for Gold both missinganag. less go
VHCS. G. G. MacDonaldThe French front five in a scrum collapsele ABCDE anag.
VHCL. K. MaltbyA flop? Plot needs a lift and a fifty per cent cutdeb (rev.) + a cle(ave)
VHCD. F. ManleyDee would have melting ice table with it breaking outD + anag. less it & lit.
VHCR. F. NaishTaking last three for nought, Alec Bedser compounded collapseanag. less -ser
VHCH. L. RhodesWhat lower class supplanting society would surely producecl for S in debase & lit.

HCs awarded in competition 853 to:

Mrs G. M. BarkerS. GaskellH. S. MasonW. J. M. Scotland
E. A. BeaulahH. J. GodwinL. MayA. D. Scott
B. BurtonD. V. HarryJ. R. C. MichieD. M. Stanford
C. J. & M. P. ButlerC. R. HarveyT. J. MooreyF. B. Stubbs
B. CostinP. HendersonJ. J. MurthaR. C. Teuton
Mrs M. P. CraineI. A. HerbertF. R. PalmerD. A. T. Wallace
D. J. Dare-PlumptonG. B. HigginsMrs E. M. PhairM. G. Wilson
R. V. DeardenE. HornbyD. Price Jones 
M. EarleA. LawrieA. Rivlin 
C. J. FeetenbyM. A. Macdonald-CooperJ. H. Russell