Azed Competition No. 2065  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2064  |  2070  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2065 Jan 2012DERMESTIDAE normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs A. M. WaldenArticle in German media set out what might be bad news for Brusselsder + anag.; Brussels carpet
SecondD. V. HarryRace on fells? Idea’s abandoned after running five hundred metresanag. incl. D + anag.; fell4
ThirdM. BarleyYou might find such munching contents of larder, it’d seemanag. incl. (l)arde(r), & lit.
VHCT. AndersonNucleus of broadloom armies, dispersed with deet?d + anag., & lit.
VHCT. C. BorlandFalse steed, made with hollow interior, covering attackersanag. incl. i, r; covering = clothing/carpeting; ref. Trojan horse
VHCDr I. S. FletcherDread ’em creeping around woolly siteanag. in anag., & lit.
VHCR. GilbertI had stair carpet messed up – these chaps astir?comp. anag. & lit.; up = excited
VHCJ. GrimesEnglish covertly sited armed harbours hide destroyersE in anag.
VHCR. J. HealdDestructive beetles? I erase ’em with DDT sprayed liberallyanag.
VHCR. J. HooperSee maid tread clumsily, one spilling champers on carpet etcanag. less a
VHCMs M. IrvineHousehold pests upset determined maids – mind out flies!anag. less anag.
VHCJ. C. LeylandBasil’s residents maybe see maître d’ angrily belting a little dagod in anag.; basil2; ref.’Fawlty Towers’
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperTurning crimson, I’m seated uncomfortably – these bugs can be bad for piles!red (rev.) + anag.; bugs = infections
VHCP. W. MarlowFaltering European trade is deemed not half a threat to Brusselsanag. incl. E, (dee)med
VHCK. MilanThey can bring about tread demiseanag. & lit.
VHCT. J. MooreyNasty things swept under the carpet unwisely, police deemed racist caught outanag. less c; ref. Stephen Lawrence case
VHCR. J. PalmerI erase ’em spattering with DDTanag. & lit.
VHCA. PlumbBeetles – models made despite power cut around end of warr in anag. less P; ref. VW cars
VHCDr S. J. ShawThese coleopterans have varied diet on carpet, meal or seedscomp. anag. & lit.
VHCN. G. ShippobothamSee these beetles’ poo scattered around (i.e. carpet’s doomed)comp. anag. incl. c, & lit.
VHCP. L. StoneTed smiled after dropping left foot and crushing beetlesanag. less l, ft; ref. beetle-crushers
VHCA. J. WardropFaded, ornate Kidderminster with a hint of mustiness could be meat and drink for thesecomp. anag. incl a, m, & lit.

HCs in competition 2065 awarded to:

D. AppletonC. A. ClarkeG. JohnstoneW. Ransome
D. K. ArnottM. CoatesJ. R. H. JonesMrs L. J. Roberts
D. & N. AsplandT. CrowtherJ. P. LesterA. J. Shields
M. BarkerM. CutterE. LoobyJ. R. Tozer
Dr P. M. J. BennettP. DendyM. LunanMs S. Wallace
J. BigginV. DixonD. F. ManleyL. Ward
J. G. BoothW. DreverJ. R. C. MichieR. J. Whale
G. BorooahA. S. EverestC. G. MillinA. Whittaker
C. J. BroughamG. I. L. GraftonC. J. MorseG. H. Willett
Rev Canon C. M. BrounMrs E. GreenawayC. OgilvieC. Williams
Dr J. BurscoughA. H. HarkerM. OwenE. Wilson
C. J. ButlerP. F. HendersonJ. & G. S. ParsonsA. J. Young
D. CarterR. HeskethM. L. PerkinsDr E. Young
Ms U. CarterC. & C. HintonR. PerryR. Zara