Azed Competition No. 2274  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2272  |  2279  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2274 Jan 2016SIMPATICO normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstI. SimpsonClue at head of slip – I. Simpson? Not unless awfully, awfully pleasinganag. incl. s less anag.
SecondG. I. L. GraftonMPs in cabinet shuffled round, leaving Benn treated kindlyanag. incl. O less anag.; ref. recent Labour reshuffle
ThirdM. BarleyHere’s entry to Azed comp – is it crafted with winning appeal?anag. incl. A
VHCT. AndersonIs comic turn delivering constant well-timed cracks in tune with audience?pat in anag. less c
VHCD. K. ArnottIn Scoop, needing work I’m ready and heading for Ishmaelia as foreign correspondentI’m pat + I all in Sco(op); ref. William Boot in Evelyn Waugh novel
VHCT. C. BorlandEmperor being taken in by new ‘coat’ is charmingImp. in anag.
VHCW. Drever‘Compassionate’ – as one expressed around Italy, possibly?I in anag. less as one, & lit.
VHCR. J. HealdHand in glove manipulated most of action by muppetsimp + anag. less n
VHCM. HodgkinIt’s a comp, for a change, I can enter – that’s niceI in anag.
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperDevilishly clever, I’d dismissed diplomatic service – not exactly congenialanag. less anag.
VHCD. F. ManleyIt. companions bickering may be ‘non ——comp. anag. & lit.; It. = Italian; bicker = quiver
VHCT. J. Moorey‘Friendly’ new politics leads to more animosity and Labour’s leader disregardedanag. incl. m, a less L
VHCR. J. PalmerSpanish/Italian originally, I’m apt to make good companyS, I + anag., & lit.
VHCA. PlumbRattle impact is getting opera’s overture in harmonyanag. + o; ref. Simon R.
VHCMrs L. J. RobertsCopious amity may make you so?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCP. SantEnduring Irishman penned the content of his comic Plays PleasantPat in anag. less h, c; ref. G. B. Shaw
VHCDr S. J. ShawFrom roots in Grecian lingo this may translate to ‘of a common spirit’comp. anag. incl. n, o, & lit.
VHCC. M. SteeleIs atomic power shortly to be scrapped? This would be agreeable to someanag. incl. P
VHCR. C. TeutonMisanthropic? Contrariwise – lacking any vestiges of nastiness, hatred or rancouranag. less n, h, r, & lit.
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenFriendly postman introducing himself thus on roundI’m Pat in sic o’
VHCMs S. WallacePietro Mascagni is struggling without a singer performing in tuneanag. less anag.
VHCA. J. WardropMatic plays with a lot of poise in friendly in Italyanag. less e; ref. Chelsea footballer
VHCA. WhittakerIll-disposed amici stop being thisanag. & lit.

HCs in competition 2274 awarded to:

P. B. AlldredMrs L. DavisT. KingJ. M. Sharman
D. & N. AsplandV. DixonE. C. LanceC. Short
M. BarkerC. M. EdmundsE. LoobyK. Thomas
J. & J. BarnesP. EvansB. LoveringJ. R. Tozer
J. G. BoothDr I. S. FletcherC. LovingJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
J. M. BrownE. FrenchD. LythallL. Ward
Dr J. BurscoughG. GostlingG. MakerT. West-Taylor
C. J. ButlerJ. GrimesP. W. MarlowR. J. Whale
A. & J. CalderP. HalseL. F. MarzillierG. H. Willett
G. CareyK. L. HarrisonP. McKennaD. Wilyman
D. CarterD. V. HarryC. G. MillinA. J. Young
B. CheesmanR. J. HooperD. J. R. OgilvieDr E. Young
M. CoatesMrs D. B. JenkinsonW. Ransome 
P. ColeG. JohnstoneG. Raven