Azed Cup Winning Clues written by M. Barley
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No.Clue wordClueExplanation
2322VENTRICOSEFat-bellied character starting Christmas round must squeeze into chimney shaftC, o in vent rise
2283BARGAINEntries to Azed get brain working a good dealanag. incl. A, g
2213SOLECISMGrammatical error, this, or a lapse in social morescomp. anag.
2196SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)National team run ragged in South America – when they play, bars reverberate with cross supporters endlessly frustratedanag. incl. N, r in SA; beate(n)
2105TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)It being knocked back with curry, extra-large beer is dashed good – cold one requiredit (rev.) + tan; anag. + g
2040EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)Sailor lengthens stay as hor/rible wind hits port 
1997FADOFollowing difficulty striking new driver, golfer displays dejected airf ado; fa(L)do
1879LITTER BASKETSee best & lit. take first place in results slip … and worst end here?anag. incl. r; slip vb
1758BIMBETTEVacuous blonde bit, me, feature of tabloid spread?anag. inc. b(lond)e, t, &lit.
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)Growing concerns are expressed about conclusions of the Hutton report, and with Blair et al.’s intriguesc(a)res + c; last letters + al.’s, ref. Lord Hutton’s inquiry into the death of Dr Kelly
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)In vintage form, champion English tramp gleefully upon dismal Welsh and cross trylineE + anag. + on; W + anag.
1546TRANSPARENTAfter ‘Devilry’, entrants must tackle standard ‘Plain’par in anag.; ref AZ comp. puzzles
1439JOHN CANOECelebrations Antiguan-style, whose origins lie in gospel story a long time backC A in John + eon (rev)
1178BOOTLEGA bottle of gin would not normally be this, if an item from Thresherscomp. anag., & lit.
917HOOLIGANISMTrouble Italy has looming?anag. inc. I & lit; ref. forthcoming World Cup in Italy 1990.
816POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)Trio of potentates behold a child; now gifts are givenpot + lo + a ch
701BALUSTRADEBears cope?balus trade, & lit; cope1,2