Azed Misprints Competitions
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From the preamble to Azed No. 70Half the across and eight of the down clues contain a misprint of one letter only in each, occurring always in the definition part of the clue: their answers are to appear in the diagram correctly spelt. The remaining full clues are correctly spelt: all their answers are to appear in the diagram with a misprint of one letter only in each. No unchecked letter in the diagram is to be misprinted: each letter appearing where two words cross is to appear as required by the correct form of at least one of the words to which it belongs. All indications such as anagrams, etc., lead to the correct forms of words, not to misprinted formsCompetitors should submit a misprinted clue to replace the asterisked definition at 1 Down, the solution to which appears correctly spelt in the completed diagram.
In Azed Nos. 1779, 1953 and 2508 all clues contain a misprint and the correct letters spell out a quotation, and in 1779 and 1953 the competition clue requires a specific letter to be misprinted. In 1779 and 2508 the misprint must occur in the definition. In 1953 the misprint can occur anywhere in the clue. The clue should make sense before and after correction of the misprint.
In early Ximenes Misprints competitions, some of the clues are simply misprinted definitions.
|2508||Jul 2020||CHARACTER||24||T. J. Moorey|
|1953||Nov 2009||TRAUMA (misprint of T)||23||M. A. Macdonald-Cooper|
|1779||Jul 2006||NEWIE (misprint of U)||21||E. Cross|
|1380||Nov 1998||RAPPORT||24||C. J. Brougham|
|1008||Sep 1991||SPORTSCASTER||22||E. J. Burge|
|844||Jul 1988||THEOLOGASTER||25||J. B. Sweeting|
|757||Nov 1986||ETHEROMANIAC||28||C. G. Millin|
|556||Dec 1982||SWEAL||26||B. C. James|
|397||Nov 1979||BIJOUTERIE||27||F. R. Palmer|
|285||Sep 1977||BOYFRIEND||28||C. Loving|
|118||Jun 1974||OPERETTIST||23||N. Gambier|
|70||Jul 1973||GESTAPO||25||H. W. Massingham|