Azed Competition No. 1752  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1750  |  1753  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1752 Xmas 2005MIDWINTER normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. HooperTime around which man taking sack maybe appears after dark’s returneddim (rev.) + t in winer, & lit.; sack3
SecondJ. GrimesCarol’s bleak period in time R. W. died tragicallyanag. incl. d; ref. C. Vorderman, the late Richard Whiteley in ‘Countdown’, and C. Rossetti carol
ThirdI. Simpson—— e’en – here could be time when reindeer set outcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCM. BarleyChristmas day sees me and mine round tree, endlessly excitedd in mi win + anag. less e; me2
VHCE. J. BurgeEngland finally merit win … but abroad? It’s the time to think of the better days!anag. incl. d; ref. fluctuating fortunes of English cricket team
VHCN. C. DexterNow ’tis time dormice regularly get curled upanag. of alternate letters, & lit.
VHCV. DixonYou’ll find reverse of soft with ‘earth … long ago’ in thisdim (rev.) + w + inter, & lit.; earth (obs.) = bury; ref. C. Rossetti carol, “… hard as iron”
VHCC. M. EdmundsSeasonal present, substantially widens trim figures (as was)anag. incl. widen(s); figure (obs.) = form, shape
VHCP. D. GaffeyFantastic male in red/white. He is out in this seasonanag. incl. m less he, & lit.; ref. S. Claus
VHCJ. P. GuiverIt’s just before Christmas – cut down Scots pine, deck with fancy trim, and put in basedwin(e) and e separately in anag.
VHCR. HeskethTerm taken roughly to include one day/week during the present time?I d w in, all in anag.
VHCP. W. MarlowTerm devised to encapsulate single day with earliest signs of impending nightfall?I d w + first letters, all in anag., & lit.
VHCW. MurphyTime when timid wren is stoned?anag. & lit.; ref. old custom of stoning a wren to death on ‘Wrenning Day’ (St Stephen’s Day); see Brewer’s
VHCF. R. PalmerShivery time, end of year, in which ‘wind doth blow’anag. in anag. incl. r, & lit.; ref. nursery rhyme/carol
VHCR. J. PalmerYou may find stormy and snowier times in this seasoncomp. anag. & lit.
VHCT. PowellWhen a drawing in with time is finished, it’s this againcomp. anag. & lit.; ref. solstice
VHCMs L. RobertsNew trim I’d fashioned for height of seasonanag.
VHCD. A. SimmonsWhen we find it dim, with extremes of rain, and we shiveranag. incl. r, n, & lit.
VHCJ. R. TozerDays seem so short now: old energy gone I wonder, time for a change?anag. less o E
VHCM. WainwrightDratted wind comes mixed with rime, / Making dread —— timecomp. anag. incl. t, & lit.
VHCJ. D. WalshMulled red wine time is … now? I see!comp. anag. & lit.
VHCF. J. B. WheenThen Christina felt the chill – so ached, shivered in windcheateri.e. anag. in middle of winter; ref. C. Rossetti
VHCA. J. YoungWind curls to fit in headdress – one might manage it better with a pair of combsanag. in miter; combs = combinations

HCs in competition 1752 awarded to:

T. AndersonR. M. S. CorkG. JohnstoneD. Price Jones
D. ArthurE. CrossE. C. LanceW. Ransome
D. & N. AsplandP. DendyD. T. R. LawsonD. R. Robinson
M. J. BarkerA. J. DornJ. C. LeylandN. Roper
J. R. BeresfordW. DreverM. A. Macdonald-CooperM. Sanderson
Mrs F. A. BlanchardC. D. S. & E. A. FieldW. F. MainD. Sargent
J. G. BoothW. P. FieldD. F. ManleyS. & J. Shaw
J. M. BrownDr I. S. FletcherR. J. MathersD. J. Short
Dr J. BurscoughR. P. C. FormanR. J. MayledM. Sloman
B. BurtonH. FreemanJ. R. C. MichieMrs A. Terrill
C. J. & M. P. ButlerJ. GillK. MilanK. Thomas
D. A. CampbellB. GrabowskiT. J. MooreyA. J. Wardrop
P. CargillG. I. L. GraftonC. J. MorseDr M. C. Whelan
H. CassonR. R. GreenfieldR. S. MorseA. J. Whittaker
A. G. ChamberlainR. HaddockR. MurdochG. H. Willett
C. A. ClarkeR. J. HealdC. Ogilvie 
M. J. ClarkeP. F. HendersonD. J. R. Ogilvie 
D. C. ClenshawA. HodgsonM. L. Perkins