Azed Competition No. 900  Azed Slip  |  ◀  895  |  904  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
900 Aug 1989(C)HARLATANIS(M) Letters Latent22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstN. C. DexterQuack medicine? Crooked liar has bottles to flogtan in anag.
SecondJ. F. GrimshawBottom’s taken aback when covered in monstrous hairs: ‘This is knavery …’natal (rev.) in anag.; ref. MND, esp. III.1.105
ThirdJ. P. H. HirstWhat a liar at NHS might turn toanag. & lit.
VHCMrs K. BissettWanton taking one in place of love is an exotic beguilementharlot with a for 0 + anag.
VHCC. J. BroughamWhat’s a liar ‘working with NHS’ at?anag. & lit.
VHCE. J. BurgeRain halts a game – the paying customers could feel cheated by itanag.; game = crippled
VHCM. EarleA long train has to have a buffet? That may be a false assumptionanag. incl. l
VHCF. D. GardinerPretending to skills one doesn’t have, as in a harlot badly wanting loveanag. less 0
VHCN. C. GoddardHumbug! What could make Ebenezer finally hail Santa?anag. incl. r
VHCMs H. GraysonA satin (not seconds) woven into flax fibres will produce a lot of flannelanag. less s in harls
VHCJ. G. HullMixing duck with it has rational results – quackery!comp. anag. less 0
VHCA. LawrieAilment (a rash) should be treated without meanag. less me, & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyIn Harley St as a phoney you could get done for this, yes?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCH. S. MasonBluff hard Australians whipped us outH + anag. less us
VHCT. J. MooreyEndless great cheer all round, but second 900 perhaps is promising the impossible!tal(l) rah (rev.) + (s)an + is; ref. AZ series
VHCC. J. MorseHey, suggestion of aureoles shimmering ain’t penned by Tusitala – that’s humbugha + a + anag. in RLS; ref. AZ clue to ROSE-LAURELS and pen-name of R. L. Stevenson
VHCR. A. MostynHospital caught out in treatment of scarlatina – using unethical medicine?H + anag. less c
VHCF. R. PalmerEmpiricism? What’s ensured I’m so confused with it? Possibly, rationalism has!comp. anag.
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsIt shows a liar hasn’t abandoned advocacy of snake-oil anag.
VHCA. J. WardropA natural heartlessly treated in his unprofessional doctor’s practiceanag. less u in his
VHCM. H. E. WatsonSham medicine – e.g. it might be ‘Art as Healing’comp. anag.
VHCDr E. YoungDress a rash with lint and a surface medicineanag.; surface = superficial

HCs in competition 900 awarded to:

M. J. BarkerD. GilesC. J. LoweD. R. Robinson
M. BarleyD. A. GingerH. W. MassinghamH. R. Sanders
Mrs F. A. BlanchardB. GreerJ. R. C. MichieB. W. Sayer
Ms P. BrownW. GundreyT. W. MortimerA. F. Scott
D. B. CrossD. V. HarryH. B. MortonJ. M. Sharman
P. M. A. CrozierP. HeapG. M. NeighbourMrs E. J. Shields
P. W. DavenportP. F. HendersonS. J. O’BoyleJ. B. Sweeting
R. V. DeardenP. D. HinchliffeR. J. PalmerG. A. Tomlinson
B. DrummondC. HobbsR. F. PannellMrs J. E. Townsend
C. M. EdmundsDr J. M. HutchinsonS. L. PatonMrs J. Waldren
P. S. ElliottG. JohnstoneMrs A. G. PhillipsR. J. Whale
R. A. EnglandR. E. KimmonsR. PhillipsD. Williamson
B. FrancoJ. D. LockettJ. T. Price