Azed Competition No. 972  Azed Slip  |  ◀  969  |  974  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
972 Xmas 1990Anagram of 28 letters Anagram28


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. E. Schlesinger & M. WetherfieldOut, hell-bent Arab fanatic – enough!ref. UN ultimatum to Saddam in Kuwait
SecondR. I. SutherlandFather to bag nil – hat (noun) be a clueFH clue to boater/poater
ThirdB. GreerOur fun at Noel (hat bit changeable) 
ThirdL. J. OsborneHat bit changeable – our fun at Noel! 
VHCT. F. W. BensonEach habitual bonnet gone. Artful! 
VHCC. J. & M. P. ButlerBeautiful! Another hat can belong. 
VHCN. A. CooleyAt Noel, hang a bauble on the cut fir 
VHCJ. R. du ParcqFun hat on bonce – laughable attire 
VHCS. GaskellOh, a brute? Not a bit – a fun challenge 
VHCJ. F. GrimshawNobbut infernal hat catalogue, eh? 
VHCR. J. HooperTea clobber: half-guinea hat on ‘nut’ref. Mad Hatter’s tea party
VHCR. LawtherA change of hat: turn ‘able’ into ‘uble’ 
VHCR. K. LumsdonToil ere able to anag. fun-hat bunch 
VHCD. F. ManleyAfter nice bang haul out noble hat 
VHCH. W. MassinghamHat, too laughable, can’t be funnier 
VHCG. McStravickHat trouble can be a laugh – none fit! 
VHCC. J. MorseA hit unfit? No trouble, changeable! 
VHCS. J. O’BoyleA bit cheerful at Noel? Bung on a hat! 
VHCF. R. PalmerUNO tough – hence final Arab battle? 
VHCT. E. SandersLaughable fun hat attire on bonce 
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandEach hat bit – fun; Noel anag. – trouble! 
VHCR. G. SmithIf able at clue, bung on another hat 
VHCD. G. TallisFun challenge about hat ain’t bore 
VHCR. C. TeutonTurn ABLE into UBLE – a change of hat! 
VHCA. J. WardropA change of hat: turn ‘able’ into ‘uble’ 
VHCR. J. WhaleNoel brief: ‘hat’ anag. but no ‘hat’ clue 
VHCM. WhiteoakFar hut; not ben (obeli = anag., hat clue) 
VHCG. H. WillettNoel hat-cluing fab – another beaut 

HCs in competition 972 awarded to:

R. AdamsD. J. Dare-PlumptonD. HarrisA. F. Mylward
M. J. BalfourP. DendyJ. HendersonG. M. Neighbour
E. A. BeaulahN. C. DexterP. F. HendersonS. L. Paton
J. R. BeresfordM. G. ElliottV. G. HendersonM. J. Poulsom
G. T. BerrymanC. J. FeetenbyJ. HetheringtonD. Price Jones
S. J. BestG. & J. FerrisG. B. HigginsA. J. Redstone
Mrs K. BissettDr I. S. FletcherA. W. HillD. R. Robinson
C. J. BroughamR. P. C. FormanDr N. B. HodgkinsonW. K. M. Slimmings
Rev Canon C. M. BrounB. FrancoK. W. JohnsonM. C. Souster
E. J. BurgeH. FreemanG. JohnstoneP. L. Stone
Mrs J. CansfieldN. GambierM. JonesJ. B. Sweeting
E. A. ClarkeF. D. GardinerM. KindredE. Telesford
M. D. CookeS. GoldieF. P. N. LakeDr I. Torbe
F. H. CrippsE. GomersallJ. D. LockettR. D. Vaughan Davies
Mrs J. M. CritchleyG. I. L. GraftonD. J. MackayG. Wallis
D. B. CrossR. R. GreenfieldJ. R. C. Michie 
D. A. CrosslandG. S. HalseDr E. J. Miller 
G. CuthbertMs B. HarrisT. W. Mortimer