Azed Competition No. 2508  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2504  |  2512  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2508 Jul 2020CHARACTER Misprints24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. J. MooreyA daily performance is getting on flipping maskmark; char act + re (rev.); ref. social distancing
SecondR. C. TeutonRat-catcher taking away very little townsfolk playing tunetone; anag. less t; ref. ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’
ThirdDr I. S. FletcherDuality shown by pied rat-catcher after payment ultimately deniedquality; anag. less t
VHCM. BarleyJob varied entries to Azed tackle entails reproducing clue typotype; char + anag. of first letters
VHCM. BarnesParson’s moral make-up – reach out to accommodate leaders of roundhead and cavalier typesperson’s; first letters in anag.
VHCT. C. BorlandStatue to make black react, incensedstatus; char + anag.
VHCDr J. BurscoughE.g. Holder, fantastic catcher taking a runHolden; a r in anag.; ref. WI cricketer, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’
VHCA. G. ChamberlainCopperfield’s first account, rather hazy: we meet him in a hovelnovel; anag. incl. C, a/c
VHCE. DawidDamaged the car? RAC care is requiredcard; anag.
VHCA. H. HarkerQualify cleaning lady to play the part of The Queenquality; char act ER
VHCR. J. HealdAccount penned by Miss Brontë drawing large number heading for renowned parsonagepersonage; a/c in Char(lot)te + r; ref. Brontë home/museum
VHCM. HodgkinStatue falls, with rejection of fashionable man once surrounded by heartless acclaimstatus; (cat)aract in ch(e)er
VHCG. JohnstoneMrs Mopp? Something of a Drama Queen in ITMA’s past?part; char act ER; ref. 1940s radio comedy
VHCD. F. Manley‘An ace Crowther special!’ – excited one beginning to work out setter?letter; anag. less anag. incl. w
VHCP. W. MarlowTense Australian caught close to wicket is trapped by Archer bowlingsense; A c t in anag.; ref. Jofra A., England bowler
VHCC. G. MillinAn eccentric parson performed endlessly during tea with a bishopperson; acte(d) in cha RR
VHCR. J. PalmerCare to ring breakdown organisation with the car broken downcard; RAC in anag.
VHCD. Price JonesBond embracing a counterspy at the outset exhibits dualityquality; a c in charter
VHCS. RandallSomeone in hovel organised rat-catcher to eradicate nucleus of infestationnovel; anag. less t
VHCT. RuddPlay set in church, a king and Canterbury at its heart: a good prayer’s in itplayer; act in ch a r + er; ref. ‘Murder in the Cathedral’
VHCDr S. J. ShawIn novel format, Archer embraces pretence to acquire literary parsonagepersonage; act in anag.; ref. Jeffrey A., The Old Vicarage, Grantchester
VHCP. L. StoneSlippery racetrack, losing rear end – on board Hamilton’s first to find gripgrit; anag. less k incl. H
VHCT. West-TaylorCatch rare loco – one of distinctive trainstraits; anag.
VHCG. H. WillettJob-seekers may show reverence for this daily performance in front of royaltyreference; char act ER

HCs in competition 2508 awarded to:

D. AppletonC. M. EdmundsJ. R. C. MichieJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
D. & N. AsplandH. FreemanT. D. NichollL. Ward
C. J. BroughamR. GilbertC. OgilvieA. J. Wardrop
Mrs S. BrownJ. GrimesA. RobertsR. J. Whale
C. A. ClarkeM. HudsonA. J. ShieldsK. & J. Wolff
S. L. ClaughtonT. JacobsC. M. SteeleR. Zara
T. ClementA. MacDougallP. Tharby 
Dr P. ColesJ. McGheeJ. R. Tozer 
P. T. CrowP. McKennaA. J. Varney