Azed Competition No. 1554  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1550  |  1559  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1554 Mar 2002PEARL normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseWith this gem, is setting done? No, coral would add further lustre2 mngs.; coral anniversary = 35 years, lustre = 5 years; ref. AZ series
SecondF. R. PalmerWhat hangs in cowslip ear, lyrically?hidden & lit.; ref. MND 2, 1, 15
ThirdM. BarleyFeature of pretty decoration suspended from earlobep + earl(OBE), & lit.
VHCJ. R. BeresfordThunderous clap’s about right for one that shines in settingr in peal
VHCC. J. BroughamOne of a treasured string – the opposite of ‘plain’ type3 mngs.; ref. non-plain puzzle
VHCG. CuthbertOne on a list with Ruby, along with Sue can give pleasurecomp. anag.
VHCN. C. DexterResounding clap about 3rd of March (Azed’s anniversary)r in peal
VHCDr C. D. S. & Mrs E. A. FieldGem marking 30 years on from Azed’s first in series of super logodaedalyA in perl (hidden)
VHCC. R. GumbrellOne cuts through middle of shellfish to get ita in per + l, & lit.
VHCR. HeskethPerhaps Orient could be joining, say, Conference League shortlypear + l; ref. Leyton O.’s lowly place in Div. 3; type of pearl
VHCR. J. HooperColleague of Dean and Rector dwelling within the sound of bellsR in peal; ref. P. & D. film advertisements
VHCG. JohnstonePrimus inter pares? A noble jewel in settingp + earl
VHCJ. P. LesterIt’s snowdrop’s last real unfolding as bulb frostedp + anag.; i.e. lightbulb
VHCJ. C. LeylandMarshal Earp facing outbreak of lawlessness – one way to make Buck?anag. + l; ref. Wyatt E. and Pearl B., US author
VHCD. F. ManleyOrient? Conference maybe – clinging to Leaguepear + l; ref. Leyton O., football leagues; type of pearl
VHCP. W. MarlowPossibly baroque representation of Raphael lacking in joyful expressionanag. less ha; b. = type of pear
VHCT. J. MooreyA character connected with Q, Spike left one regularly in stitchesP ear l; ref. S. Milligan, knitting
VHCJ. PearceA paragon, first appearing in Listener, Azed’s regularly provided entertainment in an original manneranag. of first letters
VHCR. PhillipsHere’s a prize specimen (not plain) in a brilliant linepear l, 2 defs.
VHCV. SethSmall round object: the core of barley?pea + rl, & lit.
VHCD. J. ShortIt can be just right when set in a ringr in peal, & lit.
VHCR. TillcockLeads to prized example and ribbon loopfirst letters & lit.
VHCD. H. TompsettSetter’s latest in resounding sequence – his next is rubyr in peal; ref. typesetter’s sizes
VHCL. WardModel of excellence, brilliant, sat around doing nothing? Not AZED!pear + l(azed)
VHCG. H. WillettYou may find one in a mollusc’s hearta in per + l, & lit.
VHCW. WoodruffXXX celebration ale brewed with reduced priceanag. incl. pr.

HCs in competition 1554 awarded to:

M. BartonR. FishleighC. J. LoweN. G. Shippobotham
Mrs F. A. BlanchardH. FreemanW. F. MainP. L. Stone
Rev Canon C. M. BrounN. C. GoddardRev M. MetcalfI. Waller
E. J. BurgeM. GoodliffeC. G. MillinM. J. E. Wareham
Dr J. BurscoughR. GrafenJ. B. NashR. J. Whale
C. J. & M. P. ButlerG. I. L. GraftonR. J. PalmerDr M. C. Whelan
M. CasserleyD. HarrisonD. Price JonesMs B. J. Widger
C. A. ClarkeM. T. HartH. R. SandersI. J. Wilcock
L. J. DavenportS. HayesM. Sanderson