Azed Competition No. 229  Azed Slip  |  ◀  225  |  234  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
229 Aug 1976METRICATE normal27


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. O. ButcherTo me losing inches is far from simple: we must, if we mustme + (in)tricate
SecondC. J. MorseSwitch to Olympic distances satisfied – i.e. track shortened and remademet + anag. less k
ThirdD. F. ManleyMake English treat 1 cm as new unit?anag. + E, I, & lit.
VHCC. Allen BakerTo base one’s workings on X can get one in a list of merit, etc.a in anag.; X = ten, Ximenes; list4
VHCM. J. BalfourConvert to cm, litre et al. but not to poundsanag. less to l, l & lit.
VHCMrs K. BissettWhat we must do to lose inches? That for me becomes difficultme + (in)tricate
VHCRev C. M. BrounRe mile; act this way, with it having to end up as a kilometreanag. incl. m with final e, & lit.
VHCC. A. ClarkeOrder mile to be in French (one badly drafted Act involved)anag. in m être, & lit.
VHCR. M. S. CorkTo convert the acres into hectares, I must have the tractor in the yard convertedI cat in metre
VHCB. FrancoChange system for one abolishing bob? I react wildlymet(hod) + anag.
VHCD. V. HarryGet rid of unwanted inches; set a limit to fat meat and riceanag. incl. (fa)t; set = arrange
VHCD. HawsonCarte: item given in order to get feet under French tableanag.
VHCW. JacksonHow to standardise EEC Mart? It’s chaoticanag.
VHCJ. R. KirbyStart to mimic the French and heartlessly insist acre is abandonedm + et + anag. incl. i, t, & lit.
VHCA. Lawrie—— and make every transaction really involved, causing all to err initiallyinitial letters & lit.
VHCL. MayImpose some outlandish measure about one foregoing ounce, for exampleI cat in metre, & lit.; forego, 2 mngs.
VHCD. P. M. MichaelChange the system. Following Monsieur, create it anewM. + anag.
VHCF. R. PalmerGet rid of pounds? Tea-time’s out and beginnings of calorie regulation are in!anag. incl. c r
VHCR. J. PalmerTo bring in new measures, Foot etc. going for irregular act re timeanag.; ref. Michael F., guillotine bills
VHCM. L. PerkinsCreate a lot of time for change then scrap Imperialism?anag. incl. tim(e); i.e. Imperial measures
VHCD. C. PleeceGo dotty – bound to involve confusion of semi-articulateanag. of artic(ulate) in mete, & lit.; dot = decimal point
VHCH. L. RhodesCite a term contrived to convert the acres to hectaresanag.
VHCA. RivlinCreate introductions of measurements in tenths for a changeanag. incl. m i t, & lit.
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsIn team game, English nearly all cheat: surely that’s ‘to cast stones etc. …’?E tric(k) in anag.; game = crippled
VHCF. B. StubbsTartar emetic (salt is out) drunk to get rid of the stone, perhapsanag. less tar
VHCP. C. ThorntonI act drastically in matter of feet – abolish them completelyanag. in metre
VHCD. C. WilliamsonBase answer around ten, and you’ll have ‘mile’ to remove, perhapsm + e(X)tricate, & lit.

HCs in competition 229 awarded to:

Mrs E. A. AndersonM. CoatesW. IslipE. W. Richart
J. C. BarnesA. E. CrowH. W. JenkinsRear Adm W. T. C. Ridley
A. G. BogieP. DrummondG. JonesJ. Samuels
Mrs A. BoyesMrs W. FearonA. D. LeggeH. R. Sanders
E. J. BurgeD. A. GingerH. S. MasonMrs E. J. Shields
D. A. H. ByattJ. E. GreenJ. D. MooreD. A. Smith
R. S. CaffynR. B. HarlingF. E. NewloveJ. C. P. Taylor
E. ChalkleyMrs E. J. HolmesC. OliverG. A. Tomlinson
D. P. ChappellR. J. HooperMrs E. M. PhairRev C. D. Westbrook
D. ClandfieldE. M. HornbyC. P. ReaM. Woolf
D. L. L. ClarkeD. HoyleA. J. Redstone