Azed Competition No. 2480  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2477  |  2482  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2480 Xmas 2019STOCKING FILLERS normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstDr S. J. ShawI reckon small gifts expressing the essence of Xmas can constitute theseanag. less ma, & lit.
SecondJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterSt. Nick’s ill? Gofer could be deployed to deliver theseanag. & lit.
ThirdT. J. MooreyGifts I’ll reckon to get sorted before Santa’s entryanag. + S, & lit.
VHCM. BarleyTrifles left in sock grandchild’s opening excitedly?anag. incl. l, g, & lit.
VHCT. C. BorlandMini presents grief, conks out on street (poorly maintained)st + ill in anag.
VHCC. J. BroughamWhat DIY store is doing little seasonal gifts?i.e. stocking fillers
VHCJ. BrownKringle flits so, cape aflutter, / These aren’t much! spoilt children mutteranag. incl. c
VHCG. I. L. GraftonEnvironment of coal and log fire stinks awfully, given items descending from chimneyanag. incl. c, l
VHCJ. GrimesMini presents loveless gonks with frillies to see slylyanag. less 0 incl. c
VHCR. J. HealdSuch presents St Nick ‘forgets’ to supply, bypassing tot imbued with wickedness?ill in anag. less tot, & lit.; ref. Santa’s naughty list
VHCT. JacobsFrivolous small gifts I reckon Ma left outanag. less ma, & lit.
VHCJ. C. LeylandFor which rummage in pound stores first to find kids’ little Christmas gift ideas?anag. incl. L and first letters, & lit.
VHCM. Lloyd-JonesNoel presents Legs & Co. and flirts wackily to entertain peoplekin in anag.; ref. N. Edmonds and regular 1970s ‘Top of the Pops’ dance troupe
VHCC. LovingThey’re dangled lesser things OK with frolics – not rocking horses!anag. less anag., & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyWhat may be given by Christmas visitor by various cots – then all fires lit are unwanted!anag. + king + anag. less a, & lit.
VHCP. W. MarlowRollicking feast’s spoiled without a set of small festive giftsanag. less a
VHCM. OwenAt Xmas these could be small extra gifts in sockcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCS. J. O’BoyleUnopened Xmas —— could be coins and smaller gifts kid’s beginning to unwrapanag. less X incl. k, & lit.
VHCA. PlumbChristmas bonuses store abandoned if all resign without onestock + anag. less a
VHCP. L. StoneSundries from Santa secretly left in girl’s sockanag.
VHCMs S. WallaceSeasonal extras played elfin girls – leading characters in the kids’ Santa Claus operettaanag. incl. first letters
VHCK. & J. Wolff‘Lickle fings’ to play with first thing on rising (before sun)anag. + r, S, & lit.

HCs in competition 2480 awarded to:

P. B. AlldredN. ConnaughtonC. G. MillinP. Tharby
T. AndersonW. DreverT. D. NichollJ. R. Tozer
D. & N. AsplandDr I. S. FletcherJ. & A. PriceA. Vick
Mrs S. BrownD. HarrisW. RansomeA. J. Wardrop
P. CargillMs S. HartS. SaundersR. J. Whale
Ms C. CarstairsM. HodgkinD. P. ShenkinA. J. Young
C. A. ClarkeE. C. LanceC. Short 
S. L. ClaughtonI. MackintoshI. Simpson 
M. CoatesJ. R. C. MichieC. M. Steele