Azed Competition No. 1061  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1056  |  1065  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1061 Sep 1992MAGIC normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. J. MooreySkilful deception practised by Nixon – and Johnson?2 mngs.; ref. US Presidents, David N., TV magician, and ‘Magic’ J., basketball star
SecondD. F. ManleyJohnson was followed by Nixon2 mngs.; ref. US Presidents, David N., TV magician, and ‘Magic’ J., basketball star
ThirdG. H. WillettArt with pulling power when PD is at work, perhapsmag(net)ic; PD = Printer’s Devilry/Paul Daniels
VHCJ. AbernethyTwo of diamonds coming to light after inane bantermag + ic(e), & lit.
VHCM. BarleyTricky little touches from Gascoigne Motson inevitably characterises as ——?anag. of first letters, & lit.; ref. Paul G., John M., football cliché
VHCE. J. BurgeThere’s backing for the school in a hundred producing exceptional resultsgam (rev. ) + i’ C
VHCC. A. ClarkeAugust, not, looking back, endlessly fine spellmagnific less fin(e) (rev. )
VHCD. J. Dare-PlumptonMarks are given initially in G.C.S.E. (excluding bad e.g.s) for skill in spellingm a g i’ + GCSE less anag.
VHCV. DixonAce, three kings, about what one expects from partners who call ‘Double…’?Magi c., 2 defs.; ref. witches in ‘Macbeth’, bridge
VHCR. A. EnglandShare this craft and turn into archimagescomp. anag. & lit.
VHCR. P. C. FormanJohnson’s spelling aid?2 mngs.; ref. ‘Magic’ J., basketball star, and Dr Johnson
VHCF. D. GardinerI am the alpha and omega of conjuring turnsanag. incl. c, g, & lit.
VHCN. C. GoddardSnare cast by hypnotic spellmag(net)ic
VHCJ. F. GrimshawEpithet for addition in square KJDQW/RLFXE/YS***/**VOP/BUTHN?i.e. magic square with A=1, B=2, etc.
VHCR. W. HawesGirl I’d spirited away, another cut in half about sums it upma(I’d) + gi(rl) + c., & lit.
VHCP. F. HendersonWork the —— – conjuring ace might!comp. anag. & lit.
VHCF. P. N. LakeCooper’s art in defence – not leaving his head exposed!Magi(not) + C; ref. Tommy C., Henry C., Maginot Line
VHCB. MacReamoinnE.g. rabbit in conjuror’s hat?mag (= chatter) i’ c, & lit.
VHCR. S. MorseGreat! The Azed’s home and one has Chambers (for the required spelling)mag I C., 2 defs.; i.e. Observer Magazine
VHCR. F. NaishCambridge reforms bred such facility in spellingcomp. anag.
VHCR. PhillipsWhat could make one see spell?mag2 I c, & lit.
VHCD. Price Jones‘Every Second Counts’: amusing, many agree, with MC like Paul Daniels?second letters; ref. TV quiz show hosted by PD
VHCR. J. WhaleLittle fag (American)? The reverse!cig Am (rev.), & lit.; ref. ‘Magic’ Johnson, tall and heterosexual

HCs in competition 1061 awarded to:

W. G. ArnottD. B. CrossG. JohnstoneRev E. H. Pyle
D. AshcroftR. DeanM. D. JonesJ. H. Russell
B. AshworthN. C. DexterR. E. KimmonsM. Sanderson
F. D. H. AtkinsonD. DixonA. LawrieW. J. M. Scotland
M. J. BathC. E. Faulkner-KingR. K. LumsdonN. G. Shippobotham
Mrs P. A. BaxH. FreemanMrs J. MackieW. K. M. Slimmings
E. A. BeaulahM. FreemanP. W. MarlowI. C. Snell
J. R. BeresfordP. D. GaffeyH. W. MassinghamP. A. Stephenson
Mrs F. A. BlanchardS. GoldieRev M. R. MetcalfR. Stocks
Mrs A. BoyesR. R. GreenfieldC. G. MillinP. L. Stone
C. J. BroughamC. R. GumbrellJ. J. MooreR. C. Teuton
I. CarrR. S. HaddockC. J. MorseA. J. Wardrop
E. ChalkleyMrs B. E. HendersonR. A. MostynMrs H. D. Williams
E. S. ClarkV. G. HendersonC. PearsonDr E. Young
Mrs D. ColleyR. J. HooperD. Pendrey