Azed Competition No. 1334  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1329  |  1336  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1334 Dec 1997CATACHRESTIC normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. R. GumbrellIn which fashion see the cold as ‘artic’anag. incl. c, c, & lit.; cf. arctic
SecondC. A. ClarkeDubious cachet associated with racist using incorrect languageanag.; ref. backlash against PC language
ThirdF. R. PalmerHeavy tackle ending in player in pain rapidly has automatic response of bad languagecat + r in ache + ’s tic
VHCC. J. BroughamConservative, accepted new architects like pineapples for pinnaclesC + a + anag.; ref. Malapropism
VHCD. A. Campbell‘Chaste, arctic wanton’ is just misusing wordsanag.; i.e. contradiction in terms
VHCR. M. S. CorkLike Mrs Malaprop’s use of ‘allegory’? See it catch Acres outanag.; ref. characters in ‘The Rivals’
VHCG. CuthbertDescribing Mrs Malaprop’s idiosyncracy could make Acres catch itanag.
VHCE. DawidBob Cratchit – case of verbal abuse?anag.; bob vt
VHCC. D. S. FieldChatters confusedly in between opening letters from Capt. Absolute’s ‘interceded’ correspondence – just like Mrs Malaprop!anag. in first letters; ref. ‘The Rivals’
VHCH. FreemanClean up act, Chris E, act involving unacceptable use of languageanag.; ref. Chris Evans
VHCR. R. GreenfieldDeranging ‘epitaphs’? This in more forms could be characteristic of one Mrs Mcomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Mrs Malaprop
VHCJ. GrimesUsing ‘luxuriant’ for ‘luxurious’ about arches carved in classical Greek stylec. + anag. in Attic
VHCR. HeskethBlasted cold (as the Arctic) or too tropical?anag. incl. c; see trope
VHCC. J. LoweVerbally abusive about a ‘misconstruction of architects’c. a + anag.
VHCMrs D. MaitlandThis use (misapplying a word) can make teachers causticcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyOaf’s inaccurate chatter could be of a —— naturecomp. anag. & lit.
VHCC. G. Millin‘Chaste car out of control and caught it reversing’ is badly wordedanag. + c it (rev.)
VHCC. J. MorseCharacteristic – her word for it? – of Mrs Malaprop’s parlancei.e. Malapropism of ‘catachrestic’
VHCDr T. G. PowellAs Mrs Malaprop’s speaking does Acres catch it?anag.; ref. ‘The Rivals’
VHCD. H. TompsettMrs M’s abusive about Acres astride horse in classicc + h in Acres in Attic; ref. ‘The Rivals’
VHCJ. R. TozerConfusing terminology is not normally that scarce in collegeanag. + i’ C
VHCL. WardRe: ‘I learn them the artic’s geography’ – it’s ‘teach’ and ‘Arctic’s’, dopyanag.
VHCR. J. WhalePerhaps confusing Arctic as the centre for Sphenisciformes?anag. incl. c, & lit; penguins only in Antarctic

HCs in competition 1334 awarded to:

D. AppletonR. DeanF. P. N. LakeK. Thomas
W. G. ArnottN. C. DexterJ. P. LesterDr I. Torbe
M. BarleyJ. DromeyR. K. LumsdonL. L. A. Trethewey
E. A. BeaulahDr I. S. FletcherMrs J. MackieM. Wakeling
Mrs F. A. BlanchardDr J. FosterP. W. MarlowA. J. Wardrop
C. BoydMrs M. GabbuttT. J. MooreyM. J. E. Wareham
G. C. BrownN. C. GoddardG. M. NeighbourMrs M. P. Webber
E. J. BurgeB. GrabowskiJ. PearceG. H. Willett
C. J. & M. P. ButlerG. I. L. GraftonL. H. PerkinsW. Woodruff
D. BuxtonJ. F. GrimshawMrs E. M. PhairM. J. Wright
P. CassR. S. HaddockD. R. RobinsonDr E. Young
W. R. ChalmersI. A. HerbertM. Sanderson 
E. CrossT. JacobsD. J. Short 
D. J. Dare-PlumptonT. H. KeeleyMrs A. Terrill