Azed Competition No. 1026  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1024  |  1030  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1026 Jan 1992LET-OFF normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. F. ManleyAid denied to oft-failed bats?anag. less aid, & lit.
SecondT. E. SandersNot quite leg before – did it constitute a reprieve for the batsman?le(g) to ff (= fecerunt)
ThirdR. S. MorseWhat makes Hamlet rant? Missed opportunityi.e. let off Hamlet = ham
VHCM. BarleyWhat sees wallet of fisherman filled – catch landing on the deck, perhaps?hidden; ref. cricket
VHCR. C. BellWhat’s introduction to literature, English – Dandy, Beano?l E toff
VHCC. J. BroughamThe holding, or the dropping, of a ball?2 mngs.; ball1,2
VHCB. BurtonSwitch for English League forward following failure to take chanceE L (rev.) + to ff
VHCB. E. ChamberlainFire escape2 mngs.
VHCE. DawidWhat’s very loud lot thrown with energyanag. of ff lot E, & lit.
VHCN. C. DexterChance missed by aged inside left a bit out of conditionof in anag.
VHCR. A. EnglandThis could derive from the fluff of a slipper made of feltanag.; slipper = slip fielder (OED)
VHCE. G. FletcherThis party, perhaps, needs renewed effort with change from right to leftI for r in anag.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherFelt shaky round by hole and missed sitter, perhapsof in anag., 2 mngs.
VHCP. F. HendersonA chance wasted by inside left, possiblyof in anag.
VHCR. J. HooperFire escape2 mngs.
VHCF. P. N. LakeBonfire night? Do it properly with fireworks and some treacle toffee2 mngs., hidden
VHCI. D. McDonaldFire escape?2 mngs.
VHCI. MorganFire escape2 mngs.
VHCC. J. MorseFiesta’s spare part, exhaust-pipe perhaps3 mngs.
VHCR. J. PalmerWhat to do with a banger when you have a blow-out? Spare is needed3 mngs.
VHCR. RoganA failure, this, or is it producing lots of fire crackers?comp. anag.
VHCA. D. ScottFire escape2 mngs.
VHCD. H. TompsettPiece of felt could be missing dollyanag.; piece vt
VHCM. R. WhiteoakFailure to take advantage of play makes Hamlet overacti.e. let off Hamlet = ham
VHCDr E. YoungHaving which, a cove is still batting!i.e. let off inlet = in, & lit.

HCs in competition 1026 awarded to:

E. A. BeaulahH. FreemanM. A. Macdonald-CooperT. Russell
J. R. BeresfordS. GoldieMrs J. MackieA. J. Shields
Mrs A. R. BradfordMrs E. GreenawayH. W. MassinghamD. J. Short
Rev Canon C. M. BrounD. V. HarryC. G. MillinM. Small
J. M. BrounA. W. HillJ. J. MooreP. L. Stone
E. J. BurgeE. M. HolroydR. F. NaishJ. B. Sweeting
Mrs M. J. CansfieldR. JacksS. H. OllerenshawDr I. Torbe
C. A. ClarkeG. JohnstoneS. J. O’BoyleR. Veall
F. H. CrippsA. LawrieJ. PearceA. J. Wardrop
D. B. CrossC. W. LaxtonG. PerryM. H. E. Watson
M. EarleH. R. LockhartR. PhillipsMrs M. P. Webber
M. G. ElliottC. J. LoweD. Price JonesG. H. Willett
B. FrancoR. K. LumsdonW. Richards