Azed Competition No. 740  Azed Slip  |  ◀  735  |  744  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
740 Jul 1986ESCADRILLE normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. J. MooreyFleet Street I’d call chaotic – slipping time and time againanag. less t, t; ref. printing of solution with puzzle, due to error ‘at the Observer end’
SecondD. F. PalingLearner in diesel car damaged part of a wingL in anag.
ThirdS. GoldieJet-set? Celles d’air sans soucianag.
VHCM. BarleyFrench flight l’escalier’d inaccurately renderanag.; ref. ambiguity of ‘flight’
VHCE. A. BeaulahMirage formation? That’s to say stream seen in inner tract of desertc-à-d + rill, all in (d)ese(rt); M. jet
VHCH. J. BradburyFrench unit deploying aces high, endlessly trainedanag. + drille(d)
VHCC. J. BroughamMost of desert alive with lilac Mirages?anag. incl. deser(t); M. jets
VHCE. J. BurgeQuite a few high-fliers cease to be excited about what is purely routinedrill in anag.
VHCC. J. FeetenbyFlying ace after art that’s essentially French must accept training herees (Fr.) + drill in anag., & lit.
VHCN. C. GoddardIn which flying aces of French frames streamanag. + rill in de, & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperFlying Circus? Cleese, Idle are endlessly funnyanag. less final letters; ref. Monty Python, John C., Eric I.
VHCW. JacksonWhat could recoup ‘de caelis’, landing left and right?anag. incl. l, r, & lit.; de caelis (L.) = from the heavens
VHCJ. I. & B. C. JamesFlying officer entering this in the wars serves allied forcesanag. less FO, & lit.
VHCG. JohnstoneOù se trouvent les Mirages en bloc? Ciel d’Arles orageuxanag.; orageux (Fr.) = stormy; M. jets
VHCF. P. N. LakeCrazed by endless desert, all I see is … mirages?anag. of deser(t) all I C; M. jets
VHCJ. H. C. LeachFrench high-fliers get het up re cedillasanag.
VHCJ. J. MooreFrench fleet caught in stormy sea on exercise near Spainc in anag. + drill + E
VHCC. J. MorseSquadron using correct procedure for power in flightescape with drill for P
VHCT. W. MortimerWeak one could be undoing of Allied crewsanag. less w
VHCF. R. PalmerWhat’ll stage exercise representing power in flight?escape with drill for P
VHCW. H. PegramAircraft involved in Celle raids?anag. & lit.; German town
VHCMrs E. J. ShieldsCiel d’Arles could reveal it in formationanag. & lit.
VHCR. J. WhaleIt’s produced by service training for power in flightescape with drill for P
VHCDr E. YoungLightnings? Maybe French equivalent led ‘éclairs’ to be coinedanag.; éclair (Fr.) = lightning; ref. RAF L. jet

HCs in competition 740 awarded to:

E. AkenheadF. D. GardinerR. F. NaishW. J. M. Scotland
D. W. ArthurMrs K. M. HarreS. J. O’BoyleW. K. M. Slimmings
J. D. D. BlaikieP. F. HendersonR. J. PalmerB. D. Smith
Mrs A. R. BradfordA. W. HillMrs A. G. PhillipsG. Snowden-Davies
J. M. BrownN. KemmerD. Price JonesF. B. Stubbs
M. CoatesA. LawrieG. E. RawlingsJ. Waterman
B. CozensC. J. LoweC. P. ReaM. H. E. Watson
E. DawidL. K. MaltbyH. L. RhodesM. Woolf
Dr V. G. I. DeshmukhD. F. ManleyD. R. Robinson 
M. EarleH. S. MasonT. E. Sanders 
H. FreemanL. MayG. Schlesinger