Azed Competition No. 770  Azed Slip  |  ◀  766  |  774  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
770 Feb 1987HERMITS normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. BroughamShirt ’em hairilyanag. & lit.
SecondR. J. PalmerSacking could make ’em shirtanag. & lit.
ThirdMrs A. G. PhillipsTake in a spell in quiet retreat? They would, gladlyr in time in sh (all rev.)
VHCM. BarleyIn the RM, it seems, their life’s not for one in the public eyehidden; ref. Prince Edward
VHCE. A. BeaulahThe Ancient Mariner met one of us (put differently: met his ‘one of three’, perhaps)anag., incl. r; ref. ‘The Rime of the A. M.’, Pt VII
VHCE. J. BurgeIs taking part in manoeuvres with the Royal Marines for those outside normal society?anag. incl. RM
VHCE. DawidThose seeking privacy, when aroused, might register as ‘E. & R. Smith’!anag.
VHCN. C. DexterWhat quarters theirs? Molluscan, originallyanag. incl. m, & lit.
VHCC. M. EdmundsMarine life tires – HM’s upsetanag.
VHCD. V. HarryDerby that was Chaplin’s – it’s perched on back of headherm it’s; see ‘hermit’ in Brewer
VHCP. J. HeapDock smithery forged anchorsanag. less y; anchor2
VHCP. F. HendersonWhat moves them is a bit of reclusionanag. incl. r, & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperThey must interpret theism with utmost of rigouranag. incl. r, & lit.
VHCJ. C. LeylandAshramites? We as a set might becomp. anag. & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyTheir molluscs’ exteriors may disguise themanag. incl. m, s, & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinWe introduce a bit of rigour into theism, singularlyanag. incl. r, & lit.
VHCC. P. ReaSingular theism is about right for them!anag. incl. r, & lit.
VHCD. R. RobinsonSolitaires owned by the woman possessing nameless millionsmi(n)t in hers
VHCH. R. SandersCrack gang caught in abortive heist – it’s solitary for themRM in anag.
VHCT. E. SandersSolitaires will provide a lady’s hands with the finishing touch of adornment lackingher mit(t)s
VHCA. J. ShieldsPerfect their morals? Goes without being saidanag. less oral, & lit.?
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsEights rowing without their no. 3 have jolly well caught crabsRM in anag. less g
VHCS. WoodsMe shirt’s hairy, one of them might sayanag. & lit.
VHCDr E. YoungA singular mass, theirsanag. incl. m, & lit.

HCs in competition 770 awarded to:

K. AaronovichJ. H. DingwallC. W. LaxtonS. L. Paton
R. AbreyP. DrummondJ. F. P. LeveyMrs L. E. Pimlott
S. ArmstrongG. & J. FerrisC. J. LoweL. G. D. Sanders
D. AshcroftS. GaskellM. A. Macdonald-CooperW. J. M. Scotland
M. J. BalfourP. G. W. GlareD. J. MackayF. Stevens
R. C. BellM. GoodyearL. K. MaltbyF. B. Stubbs
K. & J. BurtonR. R. GreenfieldS. M. MansellP. Thacker
E. ChalkleyJ. F. GrimshawH. W. MassinghamT. R. Theakston
P. R. ChurchF. HaworthL. MayDr I. Torbe
J. H. ChurnerE. L. HaywardJ. D. MooreC. Vanstone
C. A. ClarkeV. G. HendersonJ. J. MooreA. J. Wardrop
M. CoatesS. HolgateT. J. MooreyMrs M. P. Webber
B. CozensR. F. A. HorsfieldH. B. MortonM. R. Whiteoak
A. B. CrowC. L. JonesR. A. MostynD. C. Williamson
G. CuthbertF. S. KempJ. J. MurthaM. G. Wilson
R. DeanF. P. N. LakeD. S. Nagle 
R. V. DeardenA. LawrieR. F. Naish