Azed Competition No. 920  Azed Slip  |  ◀  917  |  922  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
920 Xmas 1989CHRIST-CROSS-ROW normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. HooperLord King detains staff with pained expression: “I’ll have BA back in front, well ahead of KLM”cross in Christ R + ow; ref. British Airways chairman
SecondC. J. MorseThere’s something basic to be learnt about Romania in this extraordinarily angry disturbancec. + R in anag. + cross row; ref. revolution in R.
ThirdJ. C. LeylandFacing consequence of mulish union dispute we’ve got someone to deliver all our lettersChrist + cross row; ref. postal dispute
VHCM. BarleyOut of this Crowther crossword come the word and its letterscomp. anag. & lit.
VHCC. J. BroughamLittle child, take one to mark (as an illiterate) in developing two R’sch. r I + cross in anag., & lit.
VHCMrs D. ColleyWhat puts small child right about I’s — or C’s or W’s when in a muddle?ch. + I’s in rt + anag., & lit.
VHCE. DawidJonathan, perhaps in triumph, succeeded ‘X’ in A-zed seriesChrist + Ross in crow; ref. TV presenter; J. Crowther = Azed
VHCN. C. DexterThe alphabet so cows chits struggling with 3 R’sanag. incl. r r r
VHCM. EarleSeries of letters X mean rude words exchangedChrist cross row; mean = bad-tempered
VHCC. J. FeetenbyA to Z’s rich in detail, with street intersecting streetanag. + St cross row; ref. street atlas; cross adj.
VHCB. GreerIn composition that’s drolly Crowtherish, he omitted X… (all the letters)cross in anag. less he; Crowther = AZ
VHCV. G. HendersonSchool was strict one, 3 R’s laboured — you’d have to learn this!comp. anag. incl. r r r, & lit.
VHCR. E. KimmonsAdvocate bridge course: beginners only: elementary system taughtChrist cross row; first letters = A b c
VHCF. P. N. LakeChild swots three R’s, so I see work for me!ch. + anag. incl. r r r c, & lit.
VHCA. LawrieA-Z is Crowther in disguise and ’e’s out to thwart filling it incross in anag. less e; ref. puzzle
VHCR. K. LumsdonAZ at full stretch doing his (’cos end of year) heartless compiler worstanag. incl. r c, r
VHCC. G. MillinWhat a book – child’s first – may give: Yuletide without mother’s angry chidingChrist(ma’s) cross row; i.e. a b c
VHCR. S. MorseA full series of ‘Neighbours’ literally requires a double X ratingChrist cross row; X = Christ, cross; ref. TV soap
VHCG. & J. ParsonsThe order of all characters: ‘Throw RSC’s Osric out!’anag.; ref. Hamlet
VHCD. R. RobinsonThe alphabet students had to learn, ’cos switch so inappropriate when instilling three R’sanag. incl. r r r
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandIn Chinese, stir cooking with, say, saltier recipe — it’s got to contain ghianag. + cross r, all in Chow; i.e. g h i; saltier = saltire
VHCMrs E. J. ShieldsChild’s endless chance, the old trust, to circumvent sign of illiteracych. ris(k) + cross in trow, & lit.
VHCA. J. WardropSomething of which AZ might be representative: X-words after XChrist + cross row; X = Ximenes
VHCA. J. WhittakerTake in X, and round X scatter every letter in orderr in chi + cross in strow

HCs in competition 920 awarded to:

K. AaronovichP. DendyA. N. MacDougallA. J. Shields
W. G. ArnottV. DixonD. F. ManleyD. J. Short
D. W. ArthurP. S. ElliottH. W. MassinghamP. Simmons
D. AshcroftM. B. FisherG. McStravickP. A. Stephenson
Dr F. B. AtkinsH. FreemanDr R. MooreP. L. Stone
M. BarnesP. D. GaffeyT. J. MooreyR. V. Tasker
E. A. BeaulahO. GreenwoodA. Morgan-RichardsK. Thomas
R. C. BellJ. F. GrimshawR. F. NaishG. A. Tomlinson
Dr P. M. J. BennettG. B. HigginsB. NobleD. H. Tompsett
H. J. BradburyMiss S. R. HillS. L. PatonDr I. Torbe
A. BrashP. D. HinchliffeMrs E. M. PhairR. D. Vaughan-Davies
E. J. BurgeS. HolgateD. Price JonesJ. D. Walsh
C. J. & M. P. ButlerC. HopkinsMiss I. M. RaabMrs M. P. Webber
E. ChalkleyJ. HorwoodA. J. RedstoneM. G. Wilson
G. P. ConwayDr J. M. HutchinsonH. R. SandersDr E. Young
F. H. CrippsE. C. LanceT. E. SandersR. F. Zobel
R. DeanC. W. LaxtonJ. M. Sharman 
R. V. DeardenC. J. LoweN. E. Sharp