Azed Competition No. 2109  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2105  |  2113  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2109 Nov 2012THICKETY normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. L. StoneForest of Dean’s this on east side of the Wyethick2 + E, t, y, & lit.
SecondDr E. YoungThey tick ‘swimming’, having packed trunksanag.
ThirdR. J. HooperViolet Elizabeth’s ghastly, yet somehow in solid with elders?i.e. ‘sick’ with lisp + anag.; ref. William books
VHCD. & N. AsplandHints of endearing traits in someone who’s daft as a brush?e, t in thicky
VHCM. BarleyBristling public condemnation leaves bank in the City reeling(ban)k in anag.
VHCDr J. Burscough—— ashes? Wielding hatchets is keycomp. anag. & lit.
VHCC. M. EdmundsHaving packed trunks, exhausted elephant Nellie has taken offe, t in thicky; take off = swallow; ref. popular song
VHCDr I. S. FletcherHaving ground so —— you could make it OK with scythecomp. anag. & lit.
VHCD. V. HarryTreed elephant in extremis features in ‘Dumbo’e, t in thicky; ref. Disney film
VHCR. J. HealdHurst-like hat trick Rooney fans roar on wildly getting carried awayanag. less anag.; ref. Geoff H. & Wayne R.
VHCJ. P. LesterDensely wooded centres for heathery ericas yokels restyledcentral letters
VHCD. F. ManleyHaving substantial scrub? Transform a dirty kitchen, avoiding fouled-up drainanag. less anag.
VHCT. J. MooreyAs growth concentrated in small area, King in the City worked hard to spread credit, yet failedK in anag.; h in tick + anag.; ref. Mervyn K.
VHCC. J. MorseWith crumbling yet to come, pest imports the end of ash densely plantedh in tick + anag.; ref. threat of ash dieback
VHCA. M. PriceWith a dense covering of trees, the tricky bastard’s got right awayanag. less r
VHCT. Rudd‘Sprouting a shady boon …’ – Such as, creatively, might make you itchy, Keats?comp. anag.; ref. ‘Endymion’ I, 14
VHCDr S. J. ShawSuch a shaw’s deep brush could be ground packed with bushy ash treescomp. anag. & lit.
VHCP. TaylorA —— area’s damaged as I hack at trees, ay?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCR. C. TeutonFoggy and central characters in comedic idyll acted daft as brushesthick + anag. of central letters; ref ‘Last of the Summer Wine’
VHCA. J. WardropAs woodland might be after time, uncultivated yet variegatedt + hick (adj) + anag.
VHCR. J. WhaleMarked, yet turned deceptively. Greaves of old might be so described?thick (qv) + anag.; greave (obs) = thicket; ref. Jimmy G.

HCs in competition 2109 awarded to:

T. AndersonC. J. EllisL. F. MarzillierA. Vick
D. J. BexsonR. FentemR. A. NortonMrs A. M. Walden
T. C. BorlandG. I. L. GraftonC. OgilvieL. Ward
G. BorooahMrs E. GreenawayM. OwenA. Whittaker
J. M. BrownR. HeskethJ. PearceG. Willett
P. CargillG. JohnstoneW. RansomeJ. S. Witte
Ms U. CarterDr A. KitchingN. G. ShippobothamA. J. Young
C. DaffernE. C. LanceP. A. StephensonR. Zara
V. DixonJ. C. LeylandMrs A. Terrill 
T. J. DonnellyW. F. MainK. Thomas 
W. DreverP. W. MarlowJ. R. Tozer