Azed Competition No. 423  Azed Slip  |  ◀  419  |  426  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
423 May 1980ACCOUTRE normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. J. MooreyCarter coup tails off in disarray – prepare for war?anag. of Carte(r) cou(p); ref. Iran hostages fiasco
SecondA. G. BogiePrepare for war? Oddly, a truce is broken by one who won’tCO in anag.
ThirdE. M. HolroydPrepare one to receive cut or hit?anag. in ace, & lit.
VHCDr J. K. AronsonDress account over-extravagant – very little change at the end of a hundred sovereignacc. outré, a C couter with er rev.
VHCM. BarnesActor’s confused with cue – old ones would when tiringanag.; tire3
VHCE. J. BurgeIt’s extravagant and beneath amateur cricket club to equip with helmets, etcA CC + outré
VHCN. C. DexterCoat curée, possiblyanag. & lit.; ref. deriv. in SOED: ‘prob. f. à + coustre a sacristan, who robed the clergyman’
VHCN. C. GoddardPlay ace or cut deckanag.
VHCG. B. HigginsBill in error; second note put in mailacc. out re
VHCE. M. HornbyCounty do attended by Queen in service dressCo. ut R in ace; do2
VHCH. HudsonNo time for truce, coat off, equip for battleanag. less t
VHCA. LawrieGet head of clinic in to cure a broken armc in anag.
VHCD. F. ManleyDeck tennis service may go outside court with a splashanag. in ace
VHCS. M. MansellCricket club in the field are about to prepare for battleCC out in are
VHCD. P. M. MichaelA little volume, beyond what is proper – fit for scrappinga cc outré
VHCC. J. MorseTUC & Co. are jolted by current suitanag.; ref. court injunction against 14 May strike
VHCT. W. MortimerStove, court ace, gets ready to serve?anag.; ref. Betty S.; ready vb.
VHCF. R. PalmerInvest to equip rig? The bill’s fantastic – and so is what’s to accrueacc. outré, anag., 3 defs.
VHCMrs A. G. PhillipsMembers of O.C.T.U. may take care to dress soanag. & lit.; Officer Cadet Training Unit
VHCB. RoeDress coat recut short – to fit?anag. incl. recu(t)
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandSupply contents of pouch, pack etc to Sappers?anag. of inside letters + RE, & lit.
VHCB. D. SmithFurnish a target for former Anglo-French investors, accepting a price on the Boursecoût (Fr.) in Acre; ref. siege of A.; invest = besiege
VHCJ. C. P. TaylorCurrent cost accounting reverses extravagant habitCCA (rev.) + outré
VHCI. TorbeA drop too much! Ready for a fighta cc outré
VHCMrs M. R. WishartYou’ll get rum below according to deckacc. + outré
VHCW. WoodruffSovereign shuffles feet after bill for dressa/c + couter with er rev.

HCs in competition 423 awarded to:

C. Allen BakerO. M. EllisB. K. KellyC. P. Rea
T. AndersonC. E. Faulkner-KingN. KemmerK. Reed
F. D. H. AtkinsonDr I. S. FletcherF. P. N. LakeE. W. Richart
M. J. BalfourO. H. FrazerM. D. LawsD. R. Robinson
M. K. BamberF. D. GardinerJ. P. LesterT. E. Sanders
A. J. BulmanJ. A. GillB. LoweW. K. M. Slimmings
Mrs M. J. CansfieldS. GoldieW. F. MainF. B. Stubbs
E. ChalkleyJ. F. GrimshawL. K. MaltbyDr G. A. Styles
D. P. ChappellI. F. HainesC. S. MarcusR. C. Teuton
C. A. ClarkeF. W. HallH. S. MasonR. VanLangen
P. R. ClemowD. V. HarryRev M. R. MetcalfL. J. Wayman
M. CoatesR. N. HaygarthR. A. MostynT. Wightman
A. G. C. CoxP. F. HendersonJ. P. O’NeillL. C. Wright
Mrs M. P. CraineV. G. HendersonS. L. Paton 
A. J. CrowA. HodgsonW. H. Pegram 
Mrs C. M. DelsoW. IslipMrs E. M. Phair