Azed Competition No. 1450  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1446  |  1454  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1450 Mar 2000PRETENDANT normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstN. C. DexterHe’s hanging round on true-love’s threshold, perhapsre t in pendant, & lit.
SecondM. BarleyCapturing dearest’s heart is cherished goal one takes time pursuingr in pet + end an t, & lit.
ThirdC. M. EdmundsOne who presses suits (wrinkled pant tender)anag.
VHCA. BarkerRomeo’s role: his initiation in love is followed by death shortly before Juliet’s endr in pet + end an t
VHCC. J. BroughamPenelope’s beginning web and unravelling it, inhibiting new suitorP rete + n in anag. + ’t
VHCRev Canon C. M. BrounMaybe Prince Charles having lost a wife and queen (potentially) wanted partner badlyanag. less a w R; ref. Bonnie Prince Charlie
VHCC. A. ClarkeNot quite fair about Ken, polled ahead of Dobson and Norris initially, being a candidate(K)en + D a N in prett(y); ref. London mayoralty
VHCN. ConnaughtonParent wandering about leads to this escort not dallying!first letters in anag., & lit.
VHCV. Dixon‘… and repent at leisure’? That rot might make a this irresolutecomp. anag. & lit.; ref. ‘Marry in haste …’
VHCA. S. EverestKen’s now one in two minds about time to enterre t in pendant; ref. K. Livingstone, London mayoral election
VHCC. R. GumbrellCharles Edward Stuart? Prince linked with giant alarm, historicallyPr. eten dant; ref. Bonnie Prince Charlie
VHCD. A. HarrisTreat this candidate warily: party-liner wantedcomp. anag.; ref. London mayoralty
VHCF. P. N. LakeI want potential partner (Miss Right!) to go intimately for metend in anag. less r, & lit.
VHCJ. C. LeylandDefaulting tenant, only half rent paid, in short he’s going to courtanag. incl re(nt) pd
VHCMrs J. MackieBiking twerp wanting wife with half tandem free to encompass aim?end in anag. less w + anag.; ref. ‘Daisy’; bike2 = swarm
VHCD. F. ManleyPotential encroacher Tony sees Ken as, long keeping left-winger outside No. 10?ten in red in pant; ref. T. Blair, K. Livingstone
VHCC. J. MorsePress release resurrected whopper to discourage old-style candidatePR eten dant; ref. spin against Ken Livingstone
VHCR. J. PalmerOne soliciting: ‘Fancy ardent bit of nookie, pet?’anag. incl. n
VHCD. J. ShortI may get to yearn, with tender trembling insideanag. in pant, & lit.
VHCP. L. StonePartner amazingly holds ten diamonds, right away I claim handten D in anag. less r
VHCJ. R. TozerSoft and tender you’ll find me, perchance, / If you’ve time for a spot of dalliancep + anag. with t for d, & lit.

HCs in competition 1450 awarded to:

C. J. AndersonS. CollinsRev M. R. MetcalfMrs J. Shaw
D. AppletonE. CrossC. G. MillinR. G. Smith
E. A. BeaulahE. DawidT. J. MooreyR. Stocks
R. E. BootH. F. EverettD. NewberyA. Streatfield
J. G. BoothC. D. S. & E. A. FieldC. PearsonJ. B. Sweeting
C. BoydR. R. GreenfieldG. PerryD. H. Tompsett
C. J. & M. P. ButlerM. D. LawsR. PerryL. Ward
D. A. CampbellJ. P. LesterJ. D. PlummerR. J. Whale
Mrs M. J. CansfieldP. R. LloydDr T. G. PowellG. H. Willett
W. R. ChalmersC. J. LoweD. Price JonesD. C. Williamson
C. ChapmanM. MartinH. L. Rhodes