Azed Competition No. 1544  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1541  |  1546  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1544 Xmas 2001PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) Christmas Devilry24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. HooperCastro perhaps in troop making entrance after complete internal revolutionportal with inside letters reversed
SecondH. FreemanRare stopwatch strap at Rolex storehidden
ThirdMrs J. MackieWhat’s essential to pimp – a trapes or trollop to go the roundshidden
VHCJ. R. BeresfordBrothers (per rota) turned up in support of strike picketpat + lor! (rev)
VHCR. E. BootDo the rounds playing part of Porter as 50’s figureanag. + o’ L; ref. ‘Look Back in Anger’
VHCM. CasserleyStop rare broadcast of royalty, each year forgotten after a drop of port gets to go roundp + anag. less y’s
VHCC. A. ClarkeSecurity check reports a perfunctory duty that’s not completedpat + rol(e)
VHCL. J. DavenportWhat presto arrangers need to do with crisp timing on the beat (rapid one, nearly finished)pat + rol(l)
VHCR. FishleighDo the rounds in shop as porter a trolley’s essentialhidden
VHCC. R. GumbrellRound spot of tundra shot spear ruffled polar bearst in anag.
VHCM. D. LawsWatch, cut up about art ‘superstar’ offeringanag. in lop rev.
VHCJ. C. LeylandWatch, trio of patriarchs for star. Peace Lord, exalted without endpat + Lor(d) (rev.)
VHCD. W. MackieParatroops lost – or are poking initially around one half of Tora Bora complex, maybeanag. of Tora in P, l; ref. search for al-Qaeda
VHCD. F. ManleyPastoral cast – are pastors that group keeping watch?comp. anag.; ref. Christmas story
VHCD. P. MillerScout reports a body in the camp at roll-callhidden
VHCC. J. MorseBrief Arab plot to arrest Potters: ships and aircraft on watchanag. incl. Ar.; ref. Harry P.
VHCF. R. PalmerHe’ll provide care, parts or fuel, if the empty sign shows for onepetrol with a for E, & lit.
VHCR. PhillipsBat or spree on rounds mixing port and ale mostlyanag. less e
VHCD. R. RobinsonMaybe a lot or a spread of Brussels sprouts is left after a port is drunkanag. + l; B. s., rhyming slang for scouts
VHCK. ThomasARP lot reports a suspect round?anag.
VHCDr I. TorbeAs porter, perambulate at the right time and register when a lecturer departspat + rol(L)
VHCJ. R. TozerTurkey and duck in pre-roast format for TV watchers, going roundTR 0 in PAL
VHCA. J. WardropWhat makes receptors race: troop, with area secured, turning up right on linea in tp (rev.) + r o’ l
VHCG. H. WillettIn theatre pros’ Yeomen of the Guard, Point is gripping acting part for vocalistsa in pt + ‘role’; ref. Jack P.

HCs in competition 1544 awarded to:

D. AppletonA. CoxE. C. LanceM. Sanderson
A. BarkerR. V. DeardenP. R. LloydR. G. Smith
M. BarleyV. DixonC. LovingR. C. Teuton
D. J. BexsonE. G. FletcherC. J. LoweC. W. Thomas
J. G. BoothM. FreemanP. W. MarlowD. H. Tompsett
C. J. BroughamP. D. GaffeyP. McKennaM. J. E. Wareham
Dr J. BurscoughR. R. GreenfieldC. G. MillinR. J. Whale
B. BurtonJ. GrimesT. J. MooreyA. J. Whittaker
C. J. & M. P. ButlerJ. GuiverJ. PearceI. J. Wilcock
A. & J. CalderP. F. HendersonDr T. PowellDr E. Young
D. A. CampbellV. HendersonD. Pritchard 
Mrs M. J. CansfieldG. JohnstoneP. E. Radburn 
N. ConnaughtonF. P. N. LakeMrs V. M. Riley