Azed Competition No. 576  Azed Slip  |  ◀  572  |  581  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
576 May 1983TOP-NOTCH normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. F. GrimshawClue type for pot, not H.C.!anag. & lit.; clue vb.; ref. AZ cup
SecondJ. D. MooreWhat gets you to Pilton from Chilton? A1i.e. ‘to P’, not ‘Ch’; both places near A1 road
ThirdR. J. HooperTwo small children pounding piano not likely to get rave reviewsp no in tot ch.
VHCMrs F. A. BlanchardAce rejected chance to pot – snookered championanag. less ace
VHCC. J. & M. P. ButlerSuper grass returns to nickpot (rev.) + notch
VHCR. S. CaffynSuper grass sent back to nickpot (rev.) + notch
VHCG. CuthbertA cut above the restdouble mng.
VHCC. M. EdmundsA cut above the rest?double mng.
VHCD. FairburnA cut above the rest?double mng.
VHCD. S. FielkerOutstanding upper cuttop notch
VHCS. J. FrenchA1 V1?i.e. top notch; V = notch
VHCA. O. HarriesSmashing upper cuttop notch
VHCW. JacksonSuper grass goes back to nickpot (rev.) + notch
VHCC. L. JonesExcellent upper cuttop notch
VHCR. E. KimmonsA cut above the restdouble mng.
VHCI. G. MacNivenA cut above the others?double mng.
VHCC. G. MillinOf a champion, holding trophy around end of season?n in pot in to ch, & lit.
VHCJ. J. MooreA cut above the othersdouble mng.
VHCT. J. MooreyHenry Cotton’s playing with poise of a championanag. incl. H P; ref. golfer; H, P, abbrevs.
VHCMiss M. C. PalmerChampion upper cuttop notch
VHCC. P. ReaLancashire hotpots need this as a relish when stewed – it’s championcomp. anag.
VHCN. G. ShippobothamSuper grass returned to nickpot (rev.) + notch
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsWorth turn for prize, not just Azed’s pat to backpot (rev.) + not + H.C. (rev.), & lit.
VHCR. G. Whittemore‘Superb’ axed in Nott chop?anag.; ref. submarine and Defence Sec.
VHCG. H. WillettUse —— and make chic a matter of great excellencei.e. chic with ‘top’ not ‘ch’ = topic
VHCDr E. YoungUppercut unleashed as knockout?i.e. upper cut = top notch

HCs in competition 576 awarded to:

R. AbreyJ. A. GillH. W. MassinghamT. E. Sanders
C. Allen BakerS. GoldieL. MayM. D. Sanderson
E. A. BeaulahJ. E. GreenA. McIntyreW. J. M. Scotland
H. J. BradburyD. V. HarryJ. P. MernaghA. Scott
Rev C. M. BrounP. F. HendersonC. J. MorseA. J. Shields
P. A. BullJ. F. JamesT. W. MortimerD. M. Stanford
E. J. BurgeJ. I. JamesR. A. MostynB. Stuart
D. ClarkA. LawrieF. R. PalmerF. B. Stubbs
B. CozensM. D. LawsR. J. PalmerJ. B. Sweeting
N. C. DexterJ. H. C. LeachK. PearceK. Thomas
A. J. DuncumJ. C. LeylandW. H. PegramL. E. Thomas
M. EarleC. J. LoweT. C. PerksMrs M. Thomas
R. A. EnglandM. A. Macdonald-CooperA. Rivlin 
Dr I. S. FletcherD. F. ManleyL. G. D. Sanders