Azed Competition No. 250  Azed Slip  |  ◀  249  |  255  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
250 Jan 1977Stands the church clock at ten to three? Anagram44


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. V. DeardenTo CCL then! – He’s the hardest nut to crack! 
FirstH. W. MassinghamTo CCL then! – He’s the hardest nut to crack! 
ThirdJ. D. MooreThe rack? Doesn’t hurt! The CCL Contest? Ah. … 
VHCC. Allen BakerDon’t chestnut arches clothe the track?ref. poem lines
VHCRev C. M. BrounCCL tortured thee? A Scotch, then? Thanks! 
VHCJ. M. BrownCrack CCL: then steer to the thousandth 
VHCC. O. ButcherNo. CCL hatched: court thanks the setter 
VHCMrs M. J. CansfieldThou setter! CCL bath concerted thanks! 
VHCE. ChalkleyThat Contest result – No H.C. – check hatred! 
VHCA. J. CrowReaches CCL. Thanks! – the truth. On to D etc.! 
VHCA. DysonCheck hands or test ratchet – then clout! 
VHCB. FrancoNotch CCL thanks due to the arch-setter 
VHCF. D. GardinerToken? That chance doth stretch cluers! 
VHCH. J. GodwinRecord CCL! Thank one that setteth such! 
VHCJ. J. GoulstoneThe cluer concocteth hard test – thanks! 
VHCJ. E. GreenCrack CCL, then steer to the thousandth 
VHCG. B. GreerLet’s check that thousandth corner etc.i.e. 4 per puzzle
VHCG. JohnstoneThus notch CCL and cheer that setter. OK? 
VHCN. KemmerHard knot – eh? Count CCL – that’s the secret! 
VHCMiss I. M. KempTen to ten! Has the church clock started? 
VHCR. E. KimmonsRe CCL, thank the setter, hand out scotch! 
VHCMrs M. KissenOne cracked CCL – that’s the honest truth! 
VHCC. LovingCheat! The churls don’t stock the nectar!ref. last line of poem
VHCMrs S. M. MacphersonClutched short chance to thank setter 
VHCD. F. ManleyHe’s notched CCL – utter treat – och thanks! 
VHCL. MayCan the crush to the CCL do thank setter? 
VHCM. MetcalfThanks, hard clue setter! On to CCC, heh? 
VHCC. G. MillinNotch CCL due, thanks to the arch-setter 
VHCW. L. MironCCL hard – thank setter – unto thee, Scotch. 
VHCJ. J. MooreThe lands catch? O.K., let’s correct the nut 
VHCC. J. and R. S. MorseThe nuts hated CCL, tho’ not the crackers 
VHCA. J. K. MoultThanks to the d… setter, our ‘CCL’th’ chance 
VHCF. E. NewloveCCLth? Shucks! He can’t retreat – on to the D! 
VHCRev R. D. Newman‘Ratchet notch stuck!’, chortles the Dean 
VHCR. J. PalmerO thank setter! He hath constructed CCL 
VHCA. J. Redstone’Struth, setter at CCL, eh? O.K., can he notch D? 
VHCE. R. RiddleDo thank the arch-setter – the count’s CCL 
VHCT. E. SandersShred to clutch chance to thank setter 
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsThence hatch’d CCL … Our thanks to setter 
VHCBrig R. F. E. StoneyThere her hands, etc., stuck, tho’ not at CCL? 
VHCJ. B. SweetingCCL ‘Do’ – Steak; tart. The Scotch runneth, eh? 
VHCL. E. ThomasNo, the hand stuck. Let’s catch the rector! 
VHCJ. A. TyrrellOur CCL’th chance – thanks to the d—— setter! 
VHCDr E. YoungCheer! Test no. CCL hatched – thanks, tutor! 

HCs in competition 250 awarded to:

R. B. AdcockM. A. ElderG. JonesMiss J. M. Sanders
R. H. AdeyP. S. ElliottP. M. KellyW. J. M. Scotland
E. S. AinleyJ. EmersonJ. R. KirbyM. D. Speigel
E. AkenheadMrs W. FearonM. D. LawsF. B. Stubbs
Mrs A. L. AnsteadJ. A. FinckenS. M. MansellJ. G. Stubbs
F. D. H. AtkinsonA. G. FlemingD. P. M. MichaelJ. B. Sykes
Dr J. M. BennettA. L. FreemanDr R. G. MonkG. A. Tomlinson
P. BermanM. S. GirlingD. A. NichollsD. H. Tompsett
C. J. and M. P. ButlerN. C. GoddardM. L. PerkinsG. H. Willett
R. M. S. CorkC. M. HaltonC. J. B. PowellA. H. Wright
J. W. D. CunninghamA. HodgsonP. H. RhodesDr R. L. Wynne
R. DeanE. M. HornbyN. Roles 
P. DrummondA. B. JonesM. G. Rupp