Azed Competition No. 249  Azed Slip  |  ◀  247  |  250  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
249 Xmas 1976RUDOLPH THE REINDEER normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. B. SweetingI draw the red Noel rider – hup!anag. & lit; draw = pull away
SecondW. H. PegramTined helper our herd teased?anag. & lit.
ThirdA. J. K. MoultDancer’s company’s leading light tumbled on derrière – thud! Help!anag.; D., one of Santa’s reindeer
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonAt the present time he draws helter-skelter the open hurdle rideranag.
VHCR. M. A. BourneNaughty nude let heir prod her; perhaps he’d a seasonal ‘thing’ for her behindanag.; Santa’s sleigh
VHCD. A. H. ByattDancer’s florid partner helped to ruin her tailor-madeanag.; D, one of Santa’s reindeer
VHCMrs M. J. CansfieldNo ruddier helper there is in a foganag. & lit.
VHCC. A. ClarkeThere’s an animal of the Northern sky about, with redness always roundthere in dolphin in rud e’er, & lit.; ref. Delphinus
VHCP. R. ClemowAs Blitzen, for instance, might say: ‘He lent our herd pride’ (with a bit of a shine)anag.; shine = polish; B, one of Santa’s reindeer
VHCB. FrancoEh? Red under lip? Rot! He is quite differentanag. & lit.
VHCE. A. FreeHero, he lit up redder’n stoveanag. & lit.; stove2
VHCA. L. FreemanHe draws Santa Claus in red, entwined with the hurdle ropeanag. & lit.
VHCP. D. GaffeyRed, he led per horrid tuneanag. & lit.; red = put in order
VHCG. B. GreerCharacter making Noel hit – he’d pure red conk? Rightanag.; conk = break down
VHCH. HancockStrangely red-hued and leptorrhine, he’s the brightest member in the teamanag.
VHCR. J. HooperChristmas song character in need ; ‘Hither, Page!’ louder ordered kinganag. incl. p + R; ref. Wenceslas
VHCA. H. JonesEffulgent his hooter, lit red, hereupon herd chuckleanag.; chuckle adj.
VHCA. D. Legge‘Pride o’ the herd’ unreal but for a feverish child’s Christmas fantasy?anag. less a
VHCC. LovingRed lit nose in the herd or up flying? Maybe it’s on ——!comp. anag. & lit.
VHCL. MayWith nose of red, hurried to render help in a fogr + anag. & lit.
VHCC. J. MorseThe peril under Herod spoilt Christmas’s friendly character for childrenanag.; ref. slaughter of the innocents
VHCF. E. NewloveStag party in the air? Office boss besieged by Deirdre, Ruth, Helen and little Penny, all furiouso in anag. incl. p; party = individual
VHCT. E. SandersPresents he helped rider to run all over the placeanag. & lit.; presents, 2 mngs.
VHCM. H. E. WatsonOriginally butt of mean herd, hero with red end of nose lit upanag. incl. n, & lit.; originally = innovatively
VHCD. B. WilliamsCase of rhinitis? Dr. hurried – telephone out of orderanag.
VHCDr E. YoungIn fog, he erred? No, lit up herd!anag. & lit.

HCs in competition 249 awarded to:

M. AdamsJ. A. FinckenS. M. MansellN. Roles
C. Allen BakerA. G. FlemingT. A. MartinH. R. Sanders
D. B. J. AmblerS. GoldieD. W. MasonW. J. M. Scotland
M. J. BalfourJ. E. GreenH. S. MasonA. D. Scott
R. BlakeG. K. GriggD. J. MeadowsW. K. M. Slimmings
A. G. BogieA. H. HarkerDr E. J. MillerBrig R. F. E. Stoney
N. M. BrownD. V. HarryC. G. MillinF. B. Stubbs
C. O. ButcherS. HolgateJ. D. MooreJ. C. P. Taylor
P. CargillC. H. HudsonR. S. MorseG. A. Tomlinson
D. L. L. ClarkeW. JacksonF. MossJ. R. Tozer
E. A. ClarkeC. L. JonesT. N. NesbittMrs P. Tunnadine
C. CollinsR. E. KimmonsF. R. PalmerR. D. Vaughan Davies
Mrs M. P. CraineJ. R. KirbyR. J. PalmerJ. Walton
D. A. CrosslandCapt G. LanghamJ. PhillipsonP. J. Woods
A. E. CrowA. LawrieG. S. PrenticeS. E. Woods
A. L. DennisD. J. MackayA. J. RedstoneG. M. Young
J. H. DoranD. F. ManleyD. R. Robinson