Azed Competition No. 454  Azed Slip  |  ◀  452  |  456  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
454 Xmas 1980CHRISTMAS BOX normal27


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. D. LawsI may be full of seasonal largesse – being ‘Brahms’ it’s barmy getting in to steeranag. in cox; ‘Brahms and Liszt’, rhyming slang
SecondR. DeanCarsmiths out on strike for holiday bonusanag. + box
ThirdC. J. & M. P. ButlerCram this somehow with tip of thumb into stockings?anag. + b in sox, & lit.
VHCH. J. BradburyChild before small tree holds its arms out for thisanag. in ch. box, & lit.
VHCR. S. CaffynChocolates, said to contain assorted centres of whisky (Drambuie), Marsala etc.?anag. of is mb rsa t, all in ‘chox’, & lit.
VHCMrs M. J. CansfieldSomehow its charms strike a note (if you’re lucky) of seasonal appreciationanag. + box
VHCC. A. ClarkeManipulating tax, rich boss could provide this losing only a little bit of moneyanag. incl. m, & lit.
VHCMrs M. P. CraineDo its charms (with a capital C) strike a seasonal note?anag. + box; do = put in order
VHCP. DrummondIn present chart, ‘miss’ strangely precedes ‘hit’anag. + box
VHCR. A. EnglandCram this merrily with tips of silver because of Xmasanag. + s b o X, & lit.
VHCP. D. GaffeyLay about birth, Mary’s first, with ox and ass presentanag. incl. c., M
VHCF. D. GardinerCharm boss with a kiss – it might produce thisanag. incl. X, & lit.
VHCJ. E. GreenPresent cash supply predicament besets Mrs T (one for turning?)anag. incl. I in anag. + box; supply adv.
VHCJ. F. GrimshawChild stirs uneasily when mother creeps in to head of bed with neat collection of presentsch. + ma in anag. + b + ox
VHCB. HancockFaces of small children lit up with mirth seeing tree that holds giftsanag. incl. s c + as box; lit up = drunk
VHCE. M. HolroydIts charm’s set off on a treeanag. + box, & lit.
VHCC. H. HudsonYearly present rich boss with a thousand tax free!anag. incl. M
VHCR. JacksCritic starts – B. Rix has most farcical seasonal presentationC + anag.; ref. Brian R., farceur
VHCG. JohnstoneGiving it boss with charm got festive kissanag. + X, & lit.
VHCG. G. LawranceSpecial festival presentation: Variety with Mr Sachs – it can be seen on televisionanag. + box; ref. Andrew S., presenter of ‘The Good Old Days’
VHCD. P. M. MichaelFestive season’s present, but its charm’s distorted on the tellyanag. + box
VHCJ. D. MooreIs present cabinet schism bar to revelling at No. 10?anag. + X
VHCC. J. & R. S. MorseChartism’s revolutionary case was unlikely to be granted by Scroogeanag. + box
VHCF. R. PalmerWhat’s given when, with year virtually gone, Mary, the crib, ox and ass are displayedcomp. anag. & lit.; virtually = loosely
VHCT. E. SandersPossibly its charms will get a guy a kissanag. + bo + X, & lit.
VHCT. R. TheakstonPresent it with charm and cross boss unwindsanag. incl. X
VHCD. C. WilliamsonMight swimming cobs ram sixth such present?anag. & lit.; ref. ‘seven swans a-swimming’

HCs in competition 454 awarded to:

Dr J. K. AronsonJ. J. GoulstoneC. G. MillinA. J. Sobey
M. BarnesJ. GraingeJ. J. MooreF. Stevens
J. BeasleyG. GregoryT. J. MooreyM. J. Suckling
E. A. BeaulahG. S. HalseD. S. NagleJ. B. Sweeting
Mrs A. BoyesA. H. HarkerN. O’NeillD. H. Tompsett
R. BrainP. F. HendersonR. J. PalmerI. Torbe
Rev C. M. BrounV. G. HendersonM. L. PerkinsA. P. Vincent
E. J. BurgeE. M. HornbyJ. T. PriceMrs J. M. Waldren
G. H. ClarkeL. W. JenkinsonD. PurdonM. H. E. Watson
A. E. CrowV. JenningsC. QuinJ. Webster
W. DaviesJ. F. JonesC. P. ReaMrs J. W. Welford
N. C. DexterA. LawrieD. R. RobinsonW. D. Wigley
Dr I. S. FletcherP. W. W. LeachJ. H. RussellM. G. Wilson
J. D. FosterC. LovingW. J. M. ScotlandE. G. Wren
O. H. FrazerL. K. MaltbyDr W. I. D. ScottL. C. Wright
A. L. FreemanD. F. ManleyD. P. ShenkinDr E. Young
P. FreemanDr A. C. McBrideT. Simm 
S. GoldieRev M. R. MetcalfMrs I. G. Smith