Azed Competition No. 1489  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1485  |  1492  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1489 Dec 2000FRONT-BENCHER normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. R. TozerI’m highly political – that’s form for one involved in marchesbench for I in frontier
SecondR. J. WhaleCook R (cf. Benn T) – he or another Labour minister?anag.; ref. Robin C., Tony B.
ThirdR. HeskethBlind Pew turned on Hawkins, for instancefront bench + re (rev.); blind (noun); ref. ‘Treasure Island’ and Nick H., Tory front-bench spokesman for Home Affairs
VHCM. BarleyTop politician Bush’s inauguration – you’ll find CNN there for broadcast covering itB in anag.
VHCRev Canon C. M. BrounIt’s possibly confusing, Brethren not using any ministeranag. less using
VHCE. J. BurgeFrench T-bone restrictions initially upset minister?anag. incl. r; ref. French ban on UK beef
VHCB. BurtonFemale minister completely disheartened: ‘Have French been deserted by English, dear Mr Prescott?’F, r + ont (Fr.) + be(E)n + cher; ref. John P.’s encounter with Mme Voynet at The Hague conference
VHCD. A. CampbellTwo Jags, maybe, with Vanguard and SEAT (Spain) right behindfront bench E r; ref. J. Prescott’s nickname
VHCN. C. DexterName for Brown – the CE, New Labour, sayanag. of n for br the CE n, & lit; ref. Gordon B.; labour vb
VHCH. Freeman—— i.e. … term for Gordon Brown, often squirming next to Blair?anag. incl. n, br + Cher(ie), & lit.; ref. C. Blair
VHCC. R. GumbrellSee Benn linked with Thatcher for having worn this hatcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCT. JacobsA person like Darling Dickie – far from truly intimate, dearfront + (far) ben (qv) + cher; ref. Alistair D., Richard Attenborough
VHCD. W. MackieBrethren, including elements of old and new church, perturbed after female’s instated as ministerf + anag. incl. o, n, c
VHCP. W. MarlowFoot or Benn etc, leading character in House, when recollected? Right!f + anag. incl. H + r, & lit.
VHCC. J. MorseLeading MP applies Robespierre’s language about top-heavy consumption to our queenon TB in French + ER; ref. current republican stirrings
VHCF. R. PalmerMaybe Prescott’s tone getting French upset with British?anag. incl. Br.; ref. John P. at EU conference
VHCR. J. PalmerFoot, T. Benn or frightful Thatcher’s no longer thatf + anag. + (That)cher, & lit.
VHCD. J. ShortPosition for T. Benn and Thatcher that’s on no moreanag. + (That)cher, & lit.
VHCMrs J. E. TownsendMinister gets seat in marginal after ousting Independentbench for I in frontier (adj)
VHCMs S. WallaceLeading member savaged T. Benn for taking on church and sovereignanag. + ch. + ER
VHCL. WardIt’s strange for T. Benn and Thatcher to reject that minister of Blair’s?anag. + (That)cher
VHCA. J. WardropFrench, mostly très bon, volatile? Cook fits this descriptionanag. less s; ref. Robin C.
VHCD. C. Williamson——, Tory or otherwise, might be seen as Thorneycroft reborncomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Peter T.

HCs in competition 1489 awarded to:

D. AppletonD. J. Dare-PlumptonG. JohnstoneM. Sanderson
W. G. ArnottV. DixonMrs J. MackieMrs E. Shields
W. A. BenthamA. J. DornB. MacReamoinnN. G. Shippobotham
J. R. BeresfordD. DurranceD. F. ManleyR. G. Smith
K. P. BoughtonC. M. EdmundsJ. McGheeP. L. Stone
C. J. BroughamH. EverettR. MurdochP. Thacker
B. ButcherR. E. FordM. O’HaganJ. S. Witte
C. J. & M. P. ButlerP. D. GaffeyC. PearsonW. Wynne Williams
B. CheesmanG. I. L. GraftonD. PendreyDr E. Young
C. A. ClarkeMrs E. GreenawayD. Price Jones 
E. CrossR. R. GreenfieldA. Roth 
G. CuthbertR. J. HealdJ. H. Russell