Azed Competition No. 1975  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1971  |  1979  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1975 Apr 2010SEPTENTRIONAL normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. CrowtherPa. is rel. to Tenn. roughlyanag. & lit.; ref. approx. geography of Pennsylvania & Tennessee
SecondJ. R. TozerPop person, one with talent, high in chartsanag. incl. I; i.e. at the top of the map
ThirdG. H. WillettNo plain setter could devise such brilliant lightsanag.; ref. northern lights
VHCT. AndersonIntense polar winds keeping temperature arctict in anag.
VHCD. ArthurNorthern seaport with inlet developed to harbour navyN in anag.
VHCM. BarleySet in the polar North, possibly (obscure term for such)anag. incl. N less h, & lit.
VHCB. CheesmanSoutherner’s beyond Watford but could be late in Prestonanag.
VHCN. C. DexterPotent side of note Sir Alex almost entirely rebuilt in the Northanag. incl. n less x; ref. Man. United
VHCW. DreverNorthern Rock plan, with zero interestanag. incl. 0; ref. poor rates offered by bank after bail-out
VHCR. GilbertAs was said of North: peculiarly inept … lost, ultimately, former empire in Americaanag. incl. r e n a; ref. Lord North
VHCD. V. HarryIt’s near north pole, centre of wintery stormsanag. incl. N, t, & lit.
VHCP. F. HendersonListen to Opera North broadcast, missing nothing – like the company?anag. incl. N less 0; ON based in Leeds
VHCR. HeskethNorthern Line stop (not Circle) near to Barking?anag. less O; ref. London tube lines
VHCJ. HoodPolar tint seen flashing like aurora borealisanag.
VHCB. JonesNorthern Rock pension rate lost extremely large cutanag. less OS; ref. failed bank
VHCJ. C. LeylandNorthern Rock inept loans management finally leads to embarrassing runanag. incl. t and e r; ref. failed bank
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperNorthern Ireland’s potent brews unsettling head in Down or Derryanag. less D
VHCD. F. ManleyAt pointers line must start for one to find —— source of illuminationcomp. anag. incl. i, & lit.; start = spring out of place; ref. Plough constellation
VHCP. W. MarlowNorthern clan learnt in battles to defend essential character of Scotssept + o in anag.
VHCT. J. MooreyNorthern Rock new line at present netting one next to nothingI 0 in anag. incl. n l; ISA 2010 offered by NR at 0.8%
VHCR. S. MorseClub at Preston and Line, suggesting North and Northernanag.; club vt; ref. Preston North End FC
VHCF. R. PalmerArctic tern: ultimate in travel, top in sea roaminganag. incl. l
VHCR. J. PalmerPut another way, it’s near t’ North Poleanag. incl. N, & lit.
VHCD. H. TompsettLike reindeer moss’s habitat: antlers open it upanag.; up = in an excited state
VHCB. WilsonThis line’s a rotten piece of public transportanag. incl. p; ref. much vilified London tube Northern Line

HCs in competition 1975 awarded to:

D. AppletonD. GriceW. F. MainR. J. Sharkey
D. & N. AsplandJ. GrimesK. ManleyS. J. Shaw
M. BarkerDr C. HalesP. McKennaD. P. Shenkin
J. & J. BarnesM. J. HanleyK. MilanN. G. Shippobotham
J. G. BoothD. HarrisC. G. MillinI. Simpson
Dr J. BurscoughMs S. B. HartC. J. MorseP. L. Stone
D. A. CampbellR. J. HealdR. MurdochA. W. Taylor
Mrs M. J. CansfieldP. HeffernanT. D. NichollDr A. J. Varney
P. CargillR. J. HooperS. O’MeliaL. Ward
M. CoatesMs M. IrvineM. L. PerkinsA. J. Wardrop
Ms S. CurranMs M. JanssenA. PlumbR. J. Whale
V. DixonMs A. JeevendrampillaiMajor J. D. PlummerA. Whittaker
C. J. EllisMrs S. G. JohnsonT. RailtonS. Whyld
Dr I. S. FletcherJ. R. H. JonesW. RansomeK. J. Williams
P. D. GaffeyD. R. LaneyMs H. RichardsonD. C. Williamson
M. GoodliffeD. LesterMrs L. J. Roberts 
G. I. L. GraftonJ. P. LesterP. Sansun