Azed Competition No. 298  Azed Slip  |  ◀  294  |  300  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
298 Dec 1977NOSER normal30


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstL. MayElevated debate precludes onere(a)son (rev.), & lit.
SecondC. H. HudsonI must know – what’s this bloody organ doing in a piano serenade?hidden, 2 defs.
ThirdJ. D. MooreParker? No Parking sign makes person like him upsetanag. less P; ref. Nosey P.
VHCE. AkenheadPunch as apéritif to claret2 mngs.; claret = blood
VHCT. AndersonOne’s very curious – right?anag. + r, & lit.
VHCG. AspinOn mulled rose, a pinch of nutmeg produces a robust and heady sniftern + anag.
VHCM. J. BalfourIt’s said to cut grass rightnose r
VHCP. R. BestWhat kind of blow in the face helps to make Cyrano serous?hidden; ref. C. de Bergerac
VHCRev C. M. BrounCould come from North-east, that could, the bloody thingcomp. anag.
VHCP. R. ClemowThis could wreck bridge, north, south or east requiring redealanag. of N S or E; bridge of nose
VHCR. DeanResult of argument one lost, facing up?re(a)son (rev.), & lit.
VHCP. Drummond‘No Observer’, though not involving end of magazine, is still a blowno seer, less e
VHCB. FrancoNo sprinter wanting to make an impression invokes itno s(print)er, & lit.; i.e. headwind
VHCS. GoldieWhat rebuffs possible threat from northeaster – a sou’wester?northeaster less anag.
VHCA. H. HarkerThis makes service jam: it’s hard to make progress against iti.e. no ser makes service vice
VHCJ. G. HullNo service is without fault in such a strong headwindno ser(vice)
VHCN. N. InglisA strong head-wind – no services free from faultsno ser(vices)
VHCW. JacksonOccupational hazard for the ratings in a cruiser – or a ‘cruiser’ in the ratings2 mngs.
VHCM. D. LawsYou’ll see this potential blood-letter lie uneasy in Elsinorecomp. anag.; ref. Hamlet
VHCA. D. LeggeThis rebuff quite confounds questionercomp. anag.
VHCD. F. ManleySmall number attending first of ‘supertests’ – indication of hesitancy or hostile reaction?no. + s + er; ref. cricket
VHCD. P. M. MichaelNo Sunday paper? Without that sop, what a facer!no S (pap)er
VHCC. J. and R. S. MorseSmall number getting inside section of Observer is a blowno. + (Ob)ser(ver)
VHCT. E. SandersA blast in the face from the solano seriously discomfits a senorhidden, anag.
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandResounding snub? Not half!reson(ating) (rev.), & lit.
VHCMrs E. J. ShieldsPossibly personal, prying friendanag. less pal, & lit.; pry = extract
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsReason for one being K.O’d, boxing?anag. less a, & lit.; for = but for; box = overturn
VHCBrig R. F. E. StoneyEffect of beating up? This makes it hard for sailor2 mngs.
VHCRev C. D. WestbrookInquisitor – torturing senoranag.
VHCD. C. WilliamsonTake after one’s pappy, i.e. dad, in the faceanag. + r; pappy adj., dad v.

HCs in competition 298 awarded to:

C. Allen BakerA. L. FreemanW. F. MainN. Roles
R. W. AshworthJ. A. GillH. W. MassinghamH. R. Sanders
Mrs P. A. BaxD. V. HarryF. MossJ. A. Sefton
E. C. BinghamR. J. HooperD. S. NagleM. D. Speigel
Mrs K. BissettR. H. F. IshamD. A. NichollsT. A. J. Spencer
J. M. BrownW. IslipD. B. OatenK. Stewart
E. J. BurgeV. JenningsR. J. PalmerJ. G. Stubbs
R. S. CaffynG. JohnstoneW. H. PegramDr P. W. Thompson
G. CuthbertCapt G. LanghamT. ProctorE. Tingle
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonJ. H. C. LeachA. J. RedstoneD. H. Tompsett
J. H. DingwallP. W. W. LeachK. ReedG. C. West
S. F. EdwardsonC. LovingH. L. RhodesDr E. Young
J. A. FinckenP. B. MacdonaldW. Rodgers