Azed Competition No. 857  Azed Slip  |  ◀  853  |  862  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
857 Oct 1988REDCAP / NICETY Right and Left22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseRefuse to salute and he’ll reprimand you with half-ironic yet misplaced delicacyred4 cap; (iro)nic + anag.; ref. MP
SecondV. G. HendersonBogey or birdie? Woozy races first of putts in, yet clubs need adjustment – fine adjustmentanag. + p, 2 defs.; anag. incl. C; ref. Ian Woosnam
ThirdL. J. DavenportIgnore ‘Right & Left’, this refinement needs handling carefully as nitroglycerine – sort out what goes on top, it’s part of the charm!comp. anag. incl. r l; red4 cap; charm2; ref. puzzle
VHCE. A. BeaulahFor a delicacy French resort to wings of turkey, bird being drenched initially in pickled caperNice + t, y; d in anag.
VHCE. J. Burge‘Duke’ in fluctuating race leading to President – one needing to work on platform, yet in forefront of cause for change, refinementd in anag. + P; anag. incl. c; ref. Mike Dukakis
VHCB. BurtonBird from charm school, having lost weight, receives diamonds (a hundred and one), diamonds in plenty (not half!) for ‘being nice’d C a in Rep(ton); ice in (ple)nty
VHCE. ChalkleyDiscrimination, etc in Party finally abandoned – Russian, one with power, embraces Conservative MPanag. incl. y; C in red a P
VHCR. DeanM.P. presents Soviet/EEC policy with such precision, Russia’s leader leaves message of congratulationred CAP.; nice t(R)y!
VHCN. C. DexterRefinement may be produced by tiny touches of cosmetics, and employing rouge to add the final touch – it’ll increase charmanag. incl. c e; red cap; charm2
VHCH. FreemanBen, covered in shame: ‘I’m the flyer with the golden streaks, a distinction I lost after doping in Eastern city’red + cap; anag. incl. E less I; ref. B. Johnson
VHCR. R. GreenfieldHalf jaunty about diamond finesse, kind of gremlin makes us carelessly drop ace, losing roundice in (jau)nty; anag. less O; ref. bridge
VHCD. V. HarryJohnson’s last one hundred ends in shame, defeat and ignominy – ‘that something extra’ embarrassed top flyern I C + e t y; i.e. red cap; ref. Ben J.
VHCP. F. HendersonDisplay of precision in C (new edition thereof) – etymology (summary about origin of derivation), and help with handling, e.g., valise (U.S.)anag. + ety.; d in recap
VHCJ. C. LeylandCareful choice in clubs in trap before end of fairway turns half decent par into birdiei’ C in net + y; anag. incl. dec(ent)
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperGood effort but no runs – distinction lacking as dropped international becomes baggage handler!nice t(r)y; r(as)ed cap
VHCD. F. ManleySocialist head may get the bird, yet in Conservative rally delicate management will become evidentred cap; anag. incl. C
VHCT. W. MortimerI too can make do and eat crop. A thistle seed’s my favourite delicacy, yet I can live without onecomp. anag.; anag. less a; live adj.
VHCD. S. NagleDisturbed New England city’s fastidiousness caught padre naughtily attendant on baggage in Bostonanag. incl. NE; anag. incl. c
VHCF. R. PalmerM.P. embarrassed over better treatment of City with North East manifesting a measure of discriminationred cap; anag. incl. NE; cap vb.
VHCD. Price JonesAffected sincerity? No sir, delicacy. Here’s a copper to saluteanag. less sir; red cap, & lit.; red = cent
VHCDr I. TorbeNon-conforming padre and Conservative M. P. lambasted obscenity, sweeping aside objections, in fineness of feelinganag. incl. C; anag. less obs.
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeBlushing top one of charm school etc in finale of beauty show of some delicacyred cap; anag. + y; charm2

HCs in competition 857 awarded to:

F. D. H. AtkinsonS. C. FordH. W. MassinghamA. J. Shields
M. BarleyM. FreemanL. MayW. K. M. Slimmings
L. BennettF. D. GardinerC. G. MillinD. M. Stanford
J. D. D. BlaikieS. GaskellW. L. MironP. Thacker
Mrs F. A. BlanchardC. P. GrantT. J. MooreyD. H. Tompsett
H. J. BradburyJ. F. GrimshawR. F. NaishL. Ward
Mrs A. R. BradfordH. A. HayesF. E. NewloveMrs M. P. Webber
C. J. BroughamR. J. HooperR. J. PalmerM. Weeks
C. J. & M. P. ButlerMrs D. B. JenkinsonS. L. PatonM. Whelan
D. BuxtonG. JohnstoneG. PerryD. Williamson
C. A. ClarkeR. E. KimmonsH. L. RhodesM. G. Wilson
E. A. ClarkeA. LawrieD. R. RobinsonW. Woodruff
G. P. ConwayJ. W. LeonardL. G. D. SandersDr E. Young
K. W. CrawfordC. J. LoweT. E. Sanders 
P. DrummondD. J. MackayA. D. Scott 
Dr I. S. FletcherH. S. MasonDr W. I. D. Scott