Azed Competition No. 913  Azed Slip  |  ◀  908  |  917  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
913 Nov 1989ARCHIBALD normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. AshcroftEntertainer in unfamiliar form; ad lib playing by Shakespearean principalarch2 + anag.; ref. Olivier as Archie Rice
SecondR. S. MorseFly by one undisguised? That could be that!arch I bald, & lit.
ThirdA. G. RayA beginner engaged in playing Bach air (D) aims highanag. incl. L
VHCM. BarleyStriker (tricky one) exposed defence with powerful rising shotarch I bald, 2 defs.; ref. Steve A., footballer
VHCE. A. BeaulahSupreme leader in battle, one left within island’s confines – being a threat to Wellingtonarch + b a l in i, d; ref. Napoleon, W. bomber
VHCE. J. BurgeAfter discharge I had empty barrel going up in the airarc + anag. incl. b(arre)l, & lit.
VHCB. BurtonRetreating gunnery force, reproved about shot dropping short, means to fire upwardsRA (rev.) + bal(l) in chid
VHCE. ChalkleyWhat could have finished one British lad up in the air?arch2 + I B + anag., & lit.
VHCD. B. CrossCannon shooting high-flyers had calibre adjusted (missing centre of net)anag. less e; ref. circus act
VHCN. C. DexterIt makes you crash? Bail out with seconds to go before ending up dead!anag. less s + d, & lit.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherCircling about Heathrow initially is a common means of bringing down aircraftc. H in a ribald
VHCJ. F. GrimshawStrip characters of widespread renown in Charlie Brown and dashing enemy of Red Baron?anag. less anag.
VHCF. P. N. LakeHairless? After treatment for hair – see! It shoots up!anag. incl. c + bald
VHCJ. C. LeylandHad calibre, possibly, to see off last of Luftwaffeanag. less e, & lit.
VHCR. K. LumsdonFree-range laid, bar a couple from chicken battery unitanag. incl. ch
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperCamel had rib smashed if you fired me!anag. less me, & lit.; ref. WW1 aircraft
VHCD. F. ManleyWhat could zap bird, alack? Rather thrush’s end than erk’s!anag. with h for k, & lit.
VHCR. PhillipsA racy champion splits: one invariably shoots upCh. in a ribald; ref. drugs in sport
VHCH. L. RhodesSee hair, dishevelled and unadorned – a pompon might suitanag. incl. c + bald
VHCF. W. R. StocksDescriptive of card I exposed, one that brought down acearch I bald
VHCP. D. StonierBroken chair, threadbare, arm pointing upwardsanag. + bald
VHCG. A. TomlinsonShooter dislodging bail, hard initiation for coltanag. incl. c
VHCA. J. WardropAce, chief in base, scourge of enemy flyersA + Ch. in ribald

HCs in competition 913 awarded to:

D. W. ArthurS. C. FordC. W. LaxtonS. J. O’Boyle
M. J. BarkerB. FrancoJ. D. LockettD. R. Robinson
Mrs A. R. BradfordR. R. GreenfieldC. J. LoweH. R. Sanders
C. J. BroughamO. GreenwoodP. W. MarlowN. E. Sharp
Dr J. BurscoughP. F. HendersonH. W. MassinghamW. K. M. Slimmings
D. A. CampbellR. J. HooperJ. R. C. MichieD. Stanford
C. A. ClarkeJ. G. HullDr E. J. MillerP. A. Stephenson
Mrs M. P. CraineE. C. HuntT. J. MooreyJ. Stokes
E. DawidA. H. JonesC. J. MorseD. H. Tompsett
R. DeanA. LawrieT. W. MortimerDr I. Torbe
R. V. DeardenR. LawtherR. A. MostynDr E. Young