CCCWC July 2012 competition results
40 clues entered. 43 votes cast (34 competitors, 9 others).
With a clue word like this it was always going to be a battle of the anagrams. As it happened we had the most convincing winner in a long while. Very well done Richard – good to see you back in the fray with a superb clue that was almost universally praised.
Second spot went to John A. who just headed the rest of the pack to achieve his second podium finish of the year.
You cannot keep a good man down and the form "horse" still managed a third place – well done Mike.
Two stalwarts completed the placings, so congratulations to John T. and David for maintaining their consistency.
A very big thankyou to everyone for their efforts on what was a very challenging clue word – I am sure David Dare-Plumpton is up there somewhere looking down on us with a big smile upon his face!
|1||14||Richard Saunders||Getting agitated about queue is just not English – one sticks it out to the end!||* ABOUT QUEUE IS JUST minus E||95||0||6|
|2||11||John Appleton||Endless queue is just about formed – I'll go to the end.||(QUEU[e] IS JUST ABOUT)*||52||1||4|
|3||2||Mike Baker||A bouquet is just thrown to embody the start of union – I'll be committed to the end!||Anag. A BOUQUET IS JUST containing U||50.5||0||2|
|4||26||John Tozer||Le ———? With one, it's quite unusual to see job abandoned||comp. anag. (inc. le one) & lit.||41.5||0||2|
|5||16||David Harry||He’s determined to continue playing tuba? Oh, Jesus – Quit!||Anag. 'tuba oh Jesus quit'||40||1||9|
|6||28||Dave Parfitt||One being intransigent about Jesus quit United Reformed||ABOUTJESUSQUIT + U(nited) all anag.; ie United Reformed Church||34.5||0||1|
|7||1||Kathy Martin||A bouquet is just not in order for this Gallic hardliner.||"A bouquet is just" anag.||28.5||0||10|
|8||27||John Hood||Maybe one going down with Titanic dancing subaqueous jitterbug after striking wretched berg||striking=deleting so (SUBAQUEOUS JITTERBUG)* – (BERG)*||27.5||0||6|
|9||9||barry solomons||Did Jesus quit, about to embrace universal suffering?…He carried on to the bitter end.||(anag) 'Jesus quit about' + u = universal||26.5||2||2|
|10||19||Margaret Irvine||I refuse to pull out odd bits of arum – bouquet is just amazing!||anag: a(r)u(m) bouquet is just||19.5||2||4|
|10||37||Luciano Ward||Struggling, I just about half finished usquebaugh, but I won't give up||Anagram of I JUST ABOUT USQUE(baugh)||19.5||1||1|
|12||36||Split jury throws suit out with Basque extremist||JU(ry) + (out,suit,basque)*; Def'n: extremist||19||0||2|
|13||10||Endless queue is just about moving – that's extremely unlikely to change.||(QUEU(e) IS JUST ABOUT)* with "moving" as the anagram indicator. The definition ("extremely unlikely to change") is from the hardline/hardliner sense of jusqu'auboutiste.||17.5||0||3|
|14||12||"Et tu, Brute?", quoth Julius, said to have disturbed with idle truth, an extremist?||def= an extremist, comp. anagram: ET TU BRUTE QUOTH JULIUS SAID = (IDLE TRUTH + JUSQU'AUBOUTISTE)*||15||0||2|
|15||39||Thoroughly overwhelmed, quit a Jumbo issue puzzle? Not moi!||out = thoroughly, inside anag less moi; & lit||13.5||1||1|
|16||13||Fashion boutique's just clothing gold for one who takes it to the limit||BOUTIQUESJUST* around AU||12.5||1||3|
|17||29||One with extreme views about Jesus quit order and took up leadership of Unitarians (15)||ABOUTJESUSQUIT* containing U||11.5||0||2|
|18||4||A keen contestant's due to fight one in difficult quest to secure gold||(JUS)+QU(AU)(BOUT+I)STE*; A keen contestant: Definition; Due=JUS (legal right); Difficult=Anagram indicator||10.5||0||2|
|18||22||Just bouquets mixed up with odd bits of umami to be found at the bitter end?||to be found at the bitter end (def) mixed up with (anag. ind) just bouquets +u+a+i (odd letters) (fodder)||10.5||0||2|
|20||34||Refurbish a US boutique just for French extremist||anagram of [a US boutique just]; definition = French extremist (ie 'extremist' in French)||9.5||0||1|
|21||20||It's the French who use just about devious means to keep going to the end.||Anag.Qui (french who) use just about.||6.5||0||4|
|22||21||Just a US boutique – smashing, radical!||Anagram material = "Just a US boutique" Anagram indicator = "smashing" Definition = "radical"||6||1||1|
|22||32||Radical, provoking abuse, just quit over the Open University!||radical=def – anagram: abuse just quit (around) OU – (students often think of themselves as being radicals but radicals do not quit hence abuse would be provoked)||6||0|
|24||6||Almost fair, you heard about quarterly amateur fight; site changed by one who carries on to the bitter end||Almost fair = JUS(t). You heard = U. About quarterly (QU) amateur (A) gives JUS-QUA-U. Fight = BOUT. Site changed = ISTE. One who carries on to the bitter end = definition.||4||0||3|
|24||30||Peculiarly just a US boutique; one that goes to the absolute limit||(JUST A US BOUTIQUE)*||4||1||1|
|26||38||This bitter-ender brusque, anti-left and right, just outrages||JUSQU'AUBOUTISTE + bitteR = (BRUSQUE AntI JUST OUT)* & lit.||3.5||0||3|
|27||18||I persevere with no hint of trepidation, provoking quietus, just about!||anag. quietus just about, minus t; (anag indicator: provoking.) & lit.||3||1||2|
|27||33||Radical quit union job: "Use us at Revolution!"||(quit U. job use us at)*||3||0||1|
|27||35||Someone striving to win gold quit ring, but Jesus blessed!||*AU(gold)+QUIT+O(ring)+BUT+JESUS ind by 'blessed'=confounded||3||0|
|30||7||Beauty centre-cum-boutique's just about to be one with a no-delivery policy||(AU+BOUTIQUE'S JUST)*||2.5||0||3|
|31||40||"To the end" is near perfection for a non-quitter (15)||direct = non-quitter ; to the end = jusqu'au bout; is = is ; near perfection = te(n) (ten being perfection)….what a tuffy!!||1||0||2|
|32||15||He will stick to his beliefs about justice and our question without notice or become completely bemused.||Anag ABOUT + JUSTICE + OUR + QUESTION – NOTICE – OR||0.5||1||2|
|32||17||I come out only at end of game, as United attack is thwarted?||*JUST = only + E = end of game, round QUA + U + BOUT + IS (as United attack is); &lit.||0.5||0||2|
|32||23||Last hanger-on is best one perhaps, so is just sent a suitable bouquet||lastjusquauboutisteisbestone = *(soisjustsentasuitablebouquet)||0.5||0||2|
|35||3||A diehard boxer whose aim is to outjab us, quiet us…||Diehard is the definition of jusqu'auboutiste Anagram "outjab us quiet us"= jusqu'auboutiste||0||0||5|
|35||5||A unique US job Titus removes in changing Gaulist hard line policy (15)||Anagram of (jusqu'auboutiste + in) A UNIQUE US JOB TITUS – IN / changed = (anagram indicator) Gaulist hard line policy (Confirmation of clue)||0||0||1|
|35||8||Boy Jack's quietus, year gone and beginnings of an unusually unhappy time – dreadful for one like Harry Lauder?||(BOYJ(ack)SQUIETUS – Y(ear) + A + U + U + T)*; a.i. "dreadful". H.L. wrote & performed the song "Keep right on to the end of the road" in memory of his son John, killed 28/12/1916.||0||1||3|
|35||24||Law, sounding cute, encompasses a posh fight; is this one which goes on to the bitter end?||Law (JUS) sounding cute (QUTE) encompasses (includes) a posh fight is (A U BOUT IS). One which goes on to the bitter end (defn)||0||0||4|
|35||25||Le Pen no doubt revisited a boutique with just US outfits.||anagram of A BOUTIQUE + JUST US, for National Front leader Le Pen.||0||0||2|
|35||31||Plum was such a believer in not giving up — being united in a bouquet is just fantastic||U in anag.||0||0||1|