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About this clue type

From the preamble to Azed No. 2053

Each clue contains a one-word definition of the word required at the number where it stands but belongs as a whole to a word of the same length elsewhere. Method recommended is to find, after solving a clue, a definition of the solution in one of the other clues to words of its length: this will show where the word is to go.

Competitors should submit with their solutions a clue following these rules to replace the definition asterisked. NB The clue thus submitted will of course belong as a whole to a word appearing elsewhere in the finished diagram, which must be determined.


  DateClue wordCluesWinner
AZ2382Feb 2018STRIPE def. HARLOT20J. C. Leyland
AZ2305Aug 2016AGREE def. PATCH23W. Drever
AZ2053Oct 2011PERISHER def. ESTIMATE23Dr J. Burscough
AZ1940Aug 2009SCANT def. SNEAP21P. F. Henderson
AZ1827Jun 2007AMAKOSI def. DENUDED22A. J. Wardrop
AZ1728Jul 2005EIDOLA def. NULLAH21T. Anderson
AZ1580Sep 2002MARGENT def. BEETLES24J. P. Guiver
AZ1363Jul 1998MAVIN def. THONG20R. J. Hooper
AZ1056Aug 1992ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE22F. R. Palmer
AZ965Nov 1990EARBASH def. NECKLET20N. C. Dexter
AZ692Aug 1985FIDIBUS def. PRICKET21Dr E. J. Miller
AZ581Jun 1983SPADROON def. MAVERICK21Dr E. J. Miller
AZ358Feb 1979UPSTART def. NON-TERM26N. C. Dexter
X1039Xmas 1968TEGMEN def. LEGION18T. E. Bell
X578Feb 1960GATHERED def. LEVANTER18J. H. Eyre
X490Jun 1958CLEAR def. WEIGH20Mrs L. Jarman
X281Apr 1954SCRAPS def. LOCALS15F. E. Newlove
X209Dec 1952ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL17J. C. W. Springbett