Azed Competition No. 53  Azed Slip  |  ◀  50  |  57  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
53 Mar 1973ALEXANDERS normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstH. W. MassinghamA worthy original ingredient of salads?Alexander + s, & lit.; Nine Worthies
SecondP. M. NeweyHerb flirts with Alex instead of Philphilanders with alex for phil
ThirdE. A. BeaulahI used to follow the tarts of Paris!2 mngs.; ref. Alexander or Paris of Troy
VHCC. Allen BakerThis is a draw in green salad if topped, with dressingX in anag. less g, & lit.
VHCE. J. BushellServed as celery for real-life Robinson C.Alexander S.; ref. A. Selkirk
VHCC. O. ButcherWhose jazz combo is best in song and improvisation for the sticks2 mngs.; ref. A. Ragtime Band; celery sticks
VHCE. ChalkleyBrief derivation in one dictionary answer is ‘Black herb vegetable’der. in a lex. ans.
VHCN. C. DexterUnusual name ex salad recipe could provideanag. incl. E.(?), n., r, & lit.
VHCMrs S. HewittPicked for ex-salad dinner – excuse the noise when it’s chewed upanag. less din
VHCMrs N. JarmanOnce it came to the crunch, one was enough for Rommel2 mngs.; ref. Gen. Sir Harold A.
VHCJ. R. KirbyNowadays it’s an unknown quantity – no beginner in green salad mixing includes itx in anag. less g
VHCD. P. LaurieI might have been in the soup as the law and the Crown closed inlex and ER in as
VHCMrs C. LeachIf you wanna change from Rex an’ Slade, this band had syncopated rhythmanag.; ref. pop groups, A. Ragtime Band
VHCL. F. LeasonRelaxes after ordering sandwiches and the old vegand in anag.
VHCMrs B. LewisSome talk of my singular form – I’m blooming flat on top2 mngs.; ref. song The British Grenadiers: ‘Some talk of Alexander…’
VHCC. J. MorseDig that arrangement for sax learned in Berlin band!anag.; ref. Irving B.: A. Ragtime Band
VHCR. A. MostynA country plant once eaten like celeryA + ex in land ers
VHCF. E. NewloveJust an old veg to us, a royal feast for Thais2 mngs.; ref. Dryden, ‘A.’s Feast’
VHCD. A. NichollsIt’s Brew Ten, and the last word in beers: builds great men? That’s something to chew on perhapsale X and (be)ers, 2 defs.
VHCF. R. PalmerErstwhile extra vegetable served after last part of meal(me)al + ex and ers; and n.
VHCMiss M. J. PatrickKex and lex are confusingly similar at firstanag. + s
VHCM. L. PerkinsI’m akin to hemlock, perhaps, a drink unsuitable for children and a bitter plantale X and ers
VHCT. C. PerksUnknown quantity in green salad, once lopped and choppedX in anag. less g
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsSandy, you may infer, is one of a carrot-topped familyAlexander (dimin.)+ ’s
VHCF. B. StubbsStale salad relaxes and goes flabbyanag.

HCs in competition 53 awarded to:

R. AbreyR. S. CaffynB. K. KellyS. L. Paton
T. AndersonA. R. ChandlerDr P. D. KingW. H. Pegram
R. W. F. ArcherA. L. DennisCapt G. LanghamH. L. Rhodes
Mrs A. BakerD. M. DuckworthA. LawrieE. R. Riddle
M. J. BalfourA. J. DuncumP. W. W. LeachD. S. Robertson
J. C. BarnesJ. A. FinckenP. LeatherL. G. D. Sanders
J. W. BatesJ. S. FowlieD. F. ManleyT. E. Sanders
T. E. BellS. GoldieD. P. M. MichaelR. Skerry
Brig R. V. M. BennD. HawsonE. J. MillerG. A. Tomlinson
Mrs K. BissettD. J. HenningsC. G. MillinMrs M. P. Webber
Mrs A. BoyesE. M. HornbyD. S. NagleN. E. Wheatley
Rev C. M. BrounE. G. IllingworthJ. NicholsonD. L. Winn
A. J. BulmanL. W. JenkinsonR. O’DonoghueS. E. Woods
E. J. BurgeG. JohnstoneDr R. J. Palmer