Azed Competition No. 926  Azed Slip  |  ◀  922  |  930  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
926 Feb 1990NERD normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstA. J. ShieldsWith update, ‘——’ replaces ‘dunderpate’comp. anag. & lit.
SecondR. S. MorseA simple spinner dries clotheshidden
ThirdT. W. Mortimer‘Dunderhead!’ (Abuse this fool had due!)comp. anag. & lit.
VHCD. AshcroftIrritating chap makes even bits of knees redalternate letters
VHCM. J. BarkerEastender’s volte face about end of affair? A graceless fellow, he!r in (Dirty) Den (rev.); ref. soap opera storyline
VHCC. J. BroughamPained rear implicates me, potentiallyhidden anag., & lit.; pain in the backside
VHCC. A. ClarkeAn annoying drip – turn water completely off with both tapsdrench (rev.) less H, C
VHCMrs D. M. ColleyPain in the neck starts in nerve ends right by back of headn, e, r, d
VHCR. V. DeardenType of disparagement centred on Lada owner-drivers?central letters of phrase
VHCN. C. DexterOne lacking headpiece to take degree?(o)ne r d., & lit.; to = in contact with
VHCP. S. ElliottI’m miscast in part of Cinderella – Dopey or Grumpy might suit mehidden anag.
VHCH. FreemanRowan’s leading part (incorporated in new edition)R in n ed., & lit.; ref. R. Atkinson role in W. End play ‘The N.’, and Chambers 1988 edition
VHCF. D. GardinerPain in the neck’s not gone – get the doctor backne + Dr (rev.)
VHCD. A. GingerSap causes some adrenaline to flow hackhidden rev.
VHCS. GoldieOur country embodying name abroad in drunken loutanag. less n in UK
VHCV. G. HendersonSmartie? No (no way!)ne Rd; ref. brands of sweets
VHCG. Hughes‘A stupid person’ is the clue for this, so I put ‘sap’ perhapscomp. anag.
VHCD. F. ManleyI will be endeared? The odds are non-existentalternate letters & lit.
VHCH. W. MassinghamAdrenaline keeps the sap circulatinghidden rev.
VHCC. G. MillinNorman’s principal character, blundered for the audienceN + ‘erred’, & lit.; ref. N. Wisdom
VHCT. E. SandersWatch out for one among learner drivershidden & lit.
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsOne who’d gravel a shortcut to Blaydon races, say?i.e. NE Rd; races held in Newcastle; gravel = irritate
VHCA. J. WardropPain in the neck not uncommonly noted by reversing driverne + dr (rev.)
VHCD. WilliamsonBackward wet? Not half!dren(ched) (rev.), & lit.

HCs in competition 926 awarded to:

W. G. ArnottR. DeanB. MacReamoinnW. J. M. Scotland
D. W. ArthurDr V. G. I. DeshmukhC. J. MorseN. Smith
M. BarleyC. J. FeetenbyJ. J. MurthaM. C. Souster
W. BarrowDr I. S. FletcherR. F. NaishD. M. Stanford
F. BastianG. FloydR. O’DonoghueF. W. R. Stocks
P. F. BauchopP. D. GaffeyF. R. PalmerD. H. Tompsett
R. C. BellJ. F. GrimshawR. J. PalmerJ. D. Walsh
Mrs K. BissettR. S. HaddockC. PearsonJ. F. N. Wedge
H. J. BradburyP. HendersonMrs E. M. PhairR. J. Whale
E. J. BurgeW. IslipJ. T. PriceMs B. J. Widger
J. E. CartmelF. P. N. LakeN. J. ReedG. H. Willett
P. T. CrowC. W. LaxtonM. C. C. RichDr E. Young
G. CuthbertJ. F. P. LeveyD. R. Robinson