Azed Competition No. 1439  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1437  |  1441  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1439 Xmas 1999JOHN CANOE normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. BarleyCelebrations Antiguan-style, whose origins lie in gospel story a long time backC A in John + eon (rev.), & lit.
SecondC. R. GumbrellIn this would you find how a jocund Noel is observed abroad?comp. anag. & lit.
ThirdR. J. HooperSeasonal celebrations in office, WC 1, with large number goingJohn can o(n)e
VHCD. AppletonHighlight of WI Xmas party? Joan Cohen’s cookinganag.; WI 2 mngs.
VHCD. AshcroftEmburey, maybe, came on maidenless, sadly, delivering long hops hugely enjoyed by festive West IndiansJohn + anag. less m; ref. cricketer
VHCJ. R. BeresfordPerhaps ladies once made crackers, holding a Christmas event in the WIjohn + a in anag.; WI 2 mngs.
VHCMrs F. A. BlanchardFirst of January – oh, new century! Are no end of festive celebrations afoot?J oh n c a no e
VHCE. J. BurgeH. Cronje on a roll runs out West Indian setting off boisterous celebrationsanag. less r; ref. Hansie C., SA cricket captain
VHCP. M. A. CrozierDivine messenger, John, first of our era, leaping with joy at time of Saviour’s birthJohn can o, e
VHCN. C. DexterWI dancing can-can? The present time knows no bounds!john can + (N)oe(l); WI 2 mngs.
VHCV. DixonThis conceals heads, around Christmas mostlyJohn ca. Noe(l), & lit.; festive mask
VHCA. J. DornFind WI Xmas fete ending early, once jam and honey are shifted?anag. of onc(e) ja(m) hone(y); WI 2 mngs.
VHCP. D. GaffeyComposer, Johann, makes proms with this festival dancecomp. anag.
VHCD. HarrisonYou might get frantic in ‘chanson de joie’ in this Indies dancingcomp. anag.
VHCF. P. N. LakeSome transatlantic character’s energetic dance (not half!) for the big feature of DecemberJohn Doe with can(-can) for D, & lit.
VHCR. K. LumsdonWest Indian traditional gig?John (West) + canoe, & lit.; gig = long, light boat
VHCD. F. ManleyI am the Lord of the Dance, Jesus Christ, a shortened ‘Xmas’ hiding my nameoh n in JC a Noe(l)
VHCT. J. MooreyOne’s exhausted after more than one office party at Christmasjohn can + o(n)e
VHCC. J. MorseHis Christmas revels could make Jamaican’s head ache on and onanag. incl. J
VHCD. P. ShenkinFor this dancer you have a man – no nach is involved in itanag. in Joe, & lit.; see nautch
VHCMrs J. E. TownsendFirst of January, hoc anno fizzing with energy for boisterous celebrationsJ + anag. + E
VHCA. P. VincentNoel Jamaican hop – am I lap dancing with this?comp. anag.
VHCD. WilliamsonJamaican hoedown could produce this, a mad W.I. dancingcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCA. J. YoungW.I. seasonal shindig with dominos and ladies’ craftJohn canoe; WI 2 mngs.; domino = mask

HCs in competition 1439 awarded to:

E. A. BeaulahA. G. FlemingJ. C. LeylandV. Seth
C. J. BroughamDr I. S. FletcherH. M. LloydD. J. Short
B. BurtonR. FordP. LongM. Sloman
C. J. & M. P. ButlerH. FreemanC. J. LoweP. L. Stone
Mrs M. J. CansfieldM. FreemanP. W. MarlowJ. B. Sweeting
P. CargillN. C. GoddardMs C. M. McGrawK. Thomas
M. CasserleyD. GouldC. G. MillinA. P. Vick
C. A. ClarkeB. GrabowskiB. J. OakesL. Ward
M. CoatesG. I. L. GraftonF. R. PalmerA. J. Wardrop
D. J. Dare-PlumptonR. R. GreenfieldD. Price JonesB. Webb
E. DawidR. J. HealdD. R. RobinsonW. Woodruff
J. DromeyG. JohnstoneMrs H. RogersDr E. Young
J. EnglishJ. P. LesterM. Sanderson