Azed Competition No. 640  Azed Slip  |  ◀  635  |  644  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
640 Aug 1984MACHETE normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstW. J. M. ScotlandThe jungly mass one cleaves?anag. in m ace, & lit.
SecondF. D. GardinerEnglish replaces Kurt’s original in this version of ‘Mack the Knife’anag. with E for K; ref. K. Weill’s music in ‘The Threepenny Opera’
ThirdC. J. LoweA small mark on the ace, well shuffled – it can certainly assist in the cut!m + anag.
VHCMrs F. A. BlanchardAlter he-cat with me?!anag. & lit.
VHCC. J. BroughamWeapon clearing the wild?anag. in mace, & lit.; clear = jump over
VHCRev Canon C. M. BrounThis sword might have hewed M. Castro in piecescomp. anag. & lit.
VHCM. CoatesOdds for hockey team reduced – it scores heavily in Americaanag. incl. alternate letters; ref. Olympics
VHCDr I. S. FletcherSolution for cheat wandering within confines of maze?anag. in m, e, & lit.
VHCR. R. GreenfieldIn West Indies I slash one caught hard inside the boundarya c H in mete
VHCJ. F. GrimshawHave longing for one in South American bush?ache for a in maté, & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperHelp for Cuban peasants cutting through bushChe in maté, & lit.; C. Guevara
VHCMrs D. B. JenkinsonI’ll cut down the sugar and throw the cream right outanag. less r
VHCJ. H. C. LeachTeach me to cook – I’ll produce great chopsanag.
VHCD. F. ManleySouth American guerilla’s cutting companion?Che in mate, & lit.; C. Guevara
VHCH. W. MassinghamPrimary factor in clearing the ground in exotic Westc + anag., all in Mae, & lit.
VHCL. MayWill tame hectares, getting rid of choking weedsanag. less tares, & lit.; will2
VHCDr E. J. MillerGuerilla’s bush-cutterChe in maté, & lit.; C. Guevara
VHCW. L. MironVariation in E: ‘Mac the Knife’anag.; ref. ‘Threepenny Opera’
VHCJ. D. MooreTo make matches could involve pine whittled down by one(a)che in mate, & lit.
VHCJ. J. MooreMack, once called ‘knife’mac hete; ref. ‘Threepenny Opera’
VHCF. E. NewloveWith me, a few cuts of the cane produce results – teach ’em to work!anag.
VHCR. J. PalmerHack the cane – not half – with meanag. incl. ca(ne), & lit.
VHCH. R. SandersWhat for Latin is a tree-cutterche (It.) in maté, & lit.
VHCF. B. StubbsClub split on admitting the flamboyant bladeanag. in mace

HCs in competition 640 awarded to:

K. AaronovichD. M. DuckworthRev W. P. ManahanE. R. Riddle
C. Allen BakerC. M. EdmundsS. M. MansellT. Russell
D. R. AppletonO. M. EllisH. S. MasonL. G. D. Sanders
M. J. BalfourA. L. FarrRev M. R. MetcalfW. K. M. Slimmings
E. A. BeaulahD. A. GingerC. J. MorseDr G. A. Styles
A. G. BogieP. HeapR. A. MostynM. S. Taylor
J. M. BrownP. F. HendersonR. F. NaishL. E. Thomas
C. J. & M. P. ButlerJ. P. H. HirstMrs S. M. OdberD. H. Tompsett
S. ButterworthM. JellisF. R. PalmerA. A. Vinson
E. ChalkleyA. H. JonesR. F. PardoeG. H. Willett
J. H. ChinnerF. P. N. LakeW. H. PegramL. C. Wright
F. CraigA. LawrieC. P. Rea 
N. C. DexterA. LoganA. J. Redstone