Azed Competition No. 610  Azed Slip  |  < 609  |  615 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
610 Jan 1984DOUBLETHINK normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstN. C. DexterBy it ‘truth’ and ‘lie’ looked alternately interchangeableanag. of alternate letters & lit.
SecondM. BarleyApparently TT, hard drinker at heart: a novel form of split personality!double T + H + (dr)ink(er)
ThirdE. A. BeaulahPolicy advocated by this year’s Socialist party line: veering plusleftwards with Kinnocklead?double (heraldry) + thin (golf) + K; ref. Newspeak, this year = 1984
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonEast’s weakness, thinks West, bidding caution: ‘Before you ——!’2 meanings; ref. Communism, bridge
VHCE. J. BurgeLine judge required. Qualification – ability to accept simultaneously contrary opinionsdouble (heraldry) + think
VHCR. L. ChambersUh! rot set in, kind o’ funny going round saying yes and no to the same questionblet in uh in anag.
VHCC. A. ClarkeThis might be exhibited by far left in 2000 – or nowthin (golf) in double K (1,000) ; now = 1984
VHCL. J. DavenportKarate – this splitting in two leads to divided mentalityi.e. ka = double, rate = think
VHCN. C. GoddardMental polarity could be what is needed at board level to finish design!double (darts) + think
VHCP. F. HendersonThis is shown by the Party in the UK Blair, expressing atmosphere, evolveddo + anag. less air, & lit.; Blair = Orwell
VHCB. C. JamesParty’s oddly blue and to the far left, taking Kinnock’s lead – exhibiting this?do + anag. + thin (golf) + K
VHCMiss T. KennemoreTight garment; measure king for ability to wear two things that rubdoublet + hin + K
VHCJ. H. C. LeachLine judge reckoning ‘in’ as ‘out’? That’s typicaldouble (heraldry) + think
VHCD. F. ManleyState of tension in the head? In it there may be repeated thuds!i.e. doublesink lisped
VHCC. G. MillinPower to hold two conflicting beliefs is due – link both, otherwise …anag.; due, i.e. in 1984
VHCJ. D. MooreKind that’s ‘Blue’ tho’ revolutionary shows itanag.; that’s = that has
VHCT. J. MooreyCapacity to embrace opposing arguments, possibly both unliked!anag.
VHCC. J. MorseLine judge makes a habit of inconsistent opinionsdouble (heraldry) + think
VHCF. R. PalmerParty’s central point headed ‘the contrary must be held in conjunction’do + (h)ub + anag. in link, & lit.
VHCK. PearceSimultaneously accepting contrary propositions general assembly of UN liked both!anag.
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandWhat’s curtailed uncertainty with force, embracing the curious ultimate of Newspeak?doub(t) + anag. in lin + k, & lit.; force2
VHCA. D. ScottA trick to diminish Oldspeak ultimately?double + thin + k & lit.; ref. ‘1984’
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeUtter ambivalence left English in uncertainty and on the spot in Hong Kong,l E in doubt + in in H.K.
VHCM. G. WilsonBeing both Tory and Labour perhaps is uncommonly bold in the UKanag.
VHCL. C. WrightSophism – that’s bunk I held to stupidlyanag.

HCs awarded in competition 610 to:

R. AbreyE. H. FreedmanJ. D. LockettC. A. Sears
C. Allen BakerM. FreemanC. J. LoweW. K. M. Slimmings
D. W. ArthurF. D. GardinerW. F. MainP. D. Smith
R. L. BakerR. R. GreenfieldL. K. MaltbyB. Stuart
Dr A. M. BanghamJ. F. GrimshawH. W. MassinghamF. B. Stubbs
J. D. D. BlaikieR. S. HaddockT. W. MortimerK. Thomas
C. BroughamMrs B. E. HendersonS. J. O’BoyleM. J. E. Wareham
C. O. ButcherV. G. HendersonR. J. PalmerMrs M. P. Webber
D. A. H. ByattJ. C. HobbsL. PatersonR. J. Whale
M. CoatesA. H. JonesS. L. PatonS. Woods
Mrs J. M. CritchleyC. L. JonesA. R. RudgeDr E. Young
A. J. CrowJ. R. H. JonesL. G. D. Sanders 
A. L. DennisA. LawrieT. E. Sanders 
G. & J. FerrisJ. C. LeylandM. Sanderson