Azed Competition No. 1128  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1126  |  1130  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1128 Xmas 1993CHRISTMAS PRESENT normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. R. PalmerSpectre, but not the last – miser hasn’t fully reformedanag. less e, & lit.; ref. ‘A Christmas Carol’
SecondC. J. MorseA thin spectre? – Mr S’s turned out otherwiseanag. & lit.; ref. Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol’
ThirdR. C. ProcterCould be spectre or man’s shirt or a mixture of bothanag. & lit.; ref. ‘A Christmas Carol’
VHCM. BarleyIs version of this given by the princes star leads to Savour’s manger?anag. incl. S, m, & lit.
VHCM. J. BathManchester’s strip taking spin – Such gets Boon given out in the ‘Australian’s summer’anag.; ref. cricketers Peter S., David B.
VHCJ. R. BeresfordCharts misspent career with heartless Ebenezeranag. incl. E, r, & lit.; ref. E. Scrooge
VHCC. J. BroughamMerry sirs’ hamper encumbering saint all in red?st in anag. in cent; ref ‘God rest you merry, gentlemen’
VHCB. BurtonChild, just before end of year, is rapt with me and is briefly excited – rendered ecstatic!ch. + r + anag. incl. ’s + sent, & lit.
VHCR. A. EnglandA variety of scriptures and anthems could give this festive offering a touch of upliftanag. less u, & lit.
VHCJ. GillSeasonal product of priests and merchants in unholy alliance?anag. & lit.
VHCG. GregoryMy god, mother’s here. Just what I need at this time of year!Christ, ma’s present
VHCR. J. HooperMatchless sprinter staggered, losing lead to Linford, thus was not quite the firstanag. less L; thus = frankincense; ref. L. Christie
VHCE. C. Lance‘HM Treats Princess Disgracefully’ – the Mail may carry this gratuitous article some time in Decemberanag.; Royal / Daily Mail
VHCL. E. LodgeMerchants and priests wrapping commerce in a cloak of sanctity!anag.
VHCC. LovingHen-coop’s sitters roam abroad after laying trois oeufs. That could mean ‘three French hens’anag. less 0, 0, 0; ref. Christmas song
VHCD. F. ManleyIs Manchester’s esprit wavering with English being denied the five rings?anag. less E; ref. Olympic bid and Christmas song
VHCT. J. MooreyA box potentially protects man’s heirs with the ball flying?anag. less O
VHCI. MorganNovel apparition exercising its serpent charms thus perhapsanag., 2 defs.; thus = frankincense
VHCR. A. MostynSeasonal gift from parents (chemistry set), not yet unwrappedcomp. anag.
VHCP. L. StoneGIFT for nativity? Surgeon cleverly inserts a sperm at tube’s openingCh. + anag. + t; GIFT = Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer
VHCR. C. TeutonThis stems Prancer’s flying?anag. & lit.; Santa’s reindeer
VHCMrs J. E. TownsendIsn’t schemer free with traps scattered throughout box?anag.; ref. AZ puzzle
VHCMrs M. P. WebberManchester’s strip (United variety) is one of the things that Santa is asked foranag.
VHCR. J. WhaleSomething thrilling in stockings? Naughty MPs can’t resist heranag.
VHCG. T. WilsonSeasonal offering which can excite child (small)/parent/mistress?anag. incl. ch., & lit.

HCs in competition 1128 awarded to:

C. J. AndersonM. ErringtonC. HopkinsD. J. Short
M. J. BarkerE. G. FletcherR. E. KimmonsM. Small
M. BarnesDr I. S. FletcherDr P. D. KingB. L. Smith
E. A. BeaulahT. GlynR. K. LumsdonI. C. Snell
S. BerenatoS. GoldieMrs J. MackieR. Stocks
Mrs F. A. BlanchardG. I. L. GraftonG. McStravickJ. B. Sweeting
H. J. BradburyMs H. GraysonC. G. MillinD. G. Tallis
G. C. BrownMrs E. GreenawayR. S. MorseJ. L. Turner
E. J. BurgeR. R. GreenfieldR. F. NaishR. Vaughan-Davies
P. CargillJ. F. GrimshawM. OwenA. A. Vinson
M. CoatesC. R. GumbrellR. J. PalmerA. J. Wardrop
G. P. ConwayI. F. & L. M. HainesJ. PearceG. Webb
R. DeanP. HarrisonM. L. PerkinsJ. F. N. Wedge
N. C. DexterP. F. HendersonD. Price JonesR. S. A. Wyatt
C. F. H. DornA. W. HillD. L. Roberts