Azed Competition No. 1372  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1367  |  1376  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1372 Sep 1998MASTERSTROKE normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. R. C. MichieA major coupMasters troke, & lit.; ref. golf; coup2
SecondP. L. StoneSeason’s coup (Murdoch’s)?master’s troke, & lit.; ref. takeover of Manchester United; coup2
ThirdJ. R. TozerIt’s great playing with conkers, etc., on first sign of autumn in the countrymast erst roke
VHCA. BrashKnockout hash smoker’s treatanag.
VHCC. J. BroughamOriginal swimming-pool style is what fairy feller has in paintingmaster stroke; ref. David Hockney, and Richard Dadd’s ‘The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke’
VHCD. C. ClenshawColoured rosettes mark superior performanceanag.; coloured = disguised
VHCMs S. C. CockburnPerformance of leader slammed by K. Starr tome – ‘Sex not unknown!’anag. less x; ref. Clinton troubles
VHCR. M. S. CorkPloughing rosette marks superior performanceanag.
VHCR. DeanFancied starters lapped by inferior horse at Melbourne – what a coup!anag. in moke
VHCA. J. DornWork up to Maker’s rest?anag. & lit.; ref. Creation story
VHCB. GrabowskiDistribute rosettes and mark triumphanag.
VHCC. R. GumbrellIn which one’s pulled off staggering sortie and queen mates king?anag. incl. R, K, less I, & lit.
VHCR. HeskethThe ultimate in performance and knack or smartest move around?anag. incl. e, k, & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperSea-going Pole, under sail at first, then steam, and begetter of Victory?mast erst roke; misleading ref. to J. Conrad
VHCJ. P. LesterSpecial presentation of rosette marks superior performanceanag.
VHCG. T. McLeanRosettes mark cooking achievement of the highest standardanag.
VHCK. MilanUpper cut? Knockout!master stroke; ref. cricket, boxing
VHCC. G. MillinKind of performance given standing ovation, high marks and rosetteanag.
VHCT. J. MooreyFor instance, the disheartened mother’s final flourish in Madam Butterfly?as t(h)e (mothe)r in ’m stroke, & lit.; ref. M. B.’s suicide by sword
VHCC. J. MorseCoup needs leaders up front to make it a real coupmasters + troke; coup2
VHCD. Price JonesRestarts Moke which has been tuned for superior performanceanag.
VHCA. RothFor coup, ape Mister Trotsky, revolutionary without pityanag. less pity
VHCL. WardOriginal hit for Lulu?master stroke

HCs in competition 1372 awarded to:

D. AppletonS. DarbyD. HarrisD. F. Manley
W. G. ArnottP. A. DaviesJ. HastieB. McCarthy
D. AshcroftE. DawidR. HealdR. Parry-Morris
B. BalfourR. V. DeardenA. HodgsonR. Phillips
M. BathN. C. DexterMrs S. D. JohnsonDr T. G. Powell
E. A. BeaulahR. P. DowlingG. JohnstoneD. R. Robinson
Mrs F. A. BlanchardC. M. EdmundsJ. F. KnottJ. H. Russell
R. E. BootDr I. S. FletcherF. P. N. LakeN. G. Shippobotham
Rev Canon C. M. BrounD. A. GingerM. D. LawsMrs J. E. Townsend
C. A. ClarkeMrs J. GirlingJ. C. LeylandA. P. Vincent
K. J. CrookG. I. L. GraftonJ. D. LockettM. Whitmore
E. CrossR. R. GreenfieldR. K. Lumsdon