Azed Competition No. 2584  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2582  |  2586  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2584 Xmas 2021GIFT-WRAPPED Cut & Paste18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstG. I. L. GraftonI censured government about sources for flat that was decorated by donorIFTWRAPPEDG; f, t, w in I rapped + g, ref. No. 10 flat refurbishment
SecondJ. C. LeylandSmacks of donor’s generosity, infamous flat having interior finished off with fancy paper? Exactly thatDGIFTWRAPPE; first letters + f(la)t + w +anag.; ref. Downing St flat
ThirdG. H. WillettAttractively well-covered widow finally starts to get into finery thus captivating artist Johnny, possibly, in retirementWRAPPEDGIFT; RA + Depp (rev.) in w + first letters
VHCC. A. ClarkeCastigated government assuming that it was primarily how donation was elaborately covered upRAPPEDGIFTW; rapped g, if, ’t, w(as); ref. Downing St
VHCA. S. EverestSplendidly clad figure set out westward bearing the crowns of weary potentatesTWRAPPEDGIF; fig depart (rev.) incl. w, p
VHCP. FinanBeautifully presented with shredded paper, wrapped in pink paper I’d flipped to secure end of stringFTWRAPPEDGI; w + anag. in FT + g in I’d (rev.)
VHCR. J. HealdSuch is toy received by little lad, one covered all over with fancy paperDGIFTWRAPPE; fig in t(a)d (all rev.) + w + anag., & lit.; toy, fig = inconsequential thing
VHCP. F. HendersonWife, in richly-decorated dress, twirling, looking ready for Christmas party?TWRAPPEDGIF; w in trapped + fig (rev.)
VHCJ. HoodDecoratively given, I’m festively treated – initially with fancy paperDGIFTWRAPPE; first letters + w + anag., & lit.
VHCM. JordanPackaged with ornate paper, decorating at the edges if timeWRAPPEDGIFT; w + anag. + d, g + if t
VHCD. F. ManleyFidget around with fancy paper, wanting prezzie finally ——EDGIFTWRAPP; anag. + w + anag. less e, & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinLike a Christmas present, e.g., one covered by Director General of Fair Trading with fancy paperDGIFTWRAPPE; I in DGFT w + anag.
VHCS. J. O’BoyleHaving edge trimmed in pink paper maybe, with a bit of ribbon appliedEDGIFTWRAPP; edg(e) + i’  FT + w + r + app., & lit.
VHCDr S. J. ShawIf initially thus disguised, garment’s covered with fancy paperIFTWRAPPEDG; if + first letters incl. w + anag., & lit.
VHCC. ShortAppropriately covered for the present, provided they wear rubber aprons for starters, and maybe masks – doctoring at its limitsIFTWRAPPEDG; if + first letters + PPE + d, g
VHCR. C. TeutonProvided finishing touch to present with fancy paper (bow for decoration’s good too)IFTWRAPPEDG; if + t + w + anag. + d + g, & lit.
VHCA. VickDapper wig clumsily packed in backing paper (pink) – so attractively presented!TWRAPPEDGIF; anag. in FT (rev.)
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenFidget restlessly, grab first of presents – what might it be?EDGIFTWRAPP; anag. + wrap2 + p, & lit.

HCs in competition 2584 awarded to:

D. AppletonA. ChamberlainS. HicksS. Saunders
D. & N. AsplandM. DaviesG. JohnstoneP. L. Stone
P. BartlamH. FreemanM. LunanK. Thomas
Ms K. BoltonA. GerrardP. W. MarlowJ. R. Tozer
A. & J. CalderJ. GrimesK. MilanA. J. Wardrop
D. CarterA. H. HarkerW. RansomeR. J. Whale