Azed Competition No. 1580  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1576  |  1585  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1580 Sep 2002MARGENT def. BEETLES Wrong Number24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. P. GuiverAfter wasting years divided, Germany tears to pieces old boundarytears; anag. less y, ears
SecondJ. C. LeylandThe old lip’s quivering in anger – maiden on verge of tearstears; anag. incl. m + t
ThirdD. P. ShenkinOld lady first, man afterwards, runs the old ruleruns; r between ma and gent
VHCM. BarleyMarks and Agnew endlessly waffling about runs – feature of test commentaryruns; M + r in anag. less w + t; ref. Vic M., Peter A.; see OED for def.
VHCJ. R. BeresfordWhat Hammers do about man past edge of areaHammers; ram (rev.) + gent; West Ham FC
VHCMrs A. BoyesFringe mauls Emin art, chucking half of it out for goodmauls; g for i(t) in anag.; ref. Tracey E.
VHCN. C. DexterAs a rule, in motor transport, interior bits of bangers break downbangers; anag. of (b)anger(s) in MT; see New SOED for abbrev.
VHCA. J. DornHem of old garment runs freelyruns; anag.
VHCL. K. EdkinsCream gnat, not having wings of Coleoptera, ‘dances’ as a rule (poetically speaking)Coleoptera; anag. less C, a
VHCC. R. GumbrellMan, going after runs, with early show of vigour striking six – a boundaryruns; (vi)m + r + gent
VHCR. J. HooperTraditional alternative to shopping malls needs to stock the latest skirtmalls; gen in mart; mall = mallet
VHCD. F. ManleyA modicum of ink rushes tantalizingly out from rare maths genius bamboozled herein?rushes; anag. less anag. incl. i, & lit.; ref. Fermat’s marginal comment on his ‘last theorem’, see ODQ 5/e
VHCC. G. MillinHead of mallets with silver rimmallets; m + argent
VHCT. J. MooreyMarried man squeezes inside of cars for old- fashioned bit on the sidecars; (c)ar(s) in m gent
VHCC. J. MorseAccording to makers, edging on front of mallets should be whitemallets; m + argent; maker = poet
VHCS. NewberyTypographers avoid this form of tampering without one proof initiallytypographers; anag. less I, p; typographer, type of beetle
VHCF. R. PalmerMarket, having inside information, projects lost profitprojects; gen in mart
VHCR. PhillipsOld skirt bustles to give rise to garmentbustles; anag.
VHCT. SmithExtra allowance for poet given by university scuttles argumentscuttles; anag. less U
VHCP. L. StoneFlogging German motors, discounting makes fast profitmotors; anag. less moors
VHCD. H. TompsettWindage forgotten: range shot sails into empty moatsails; anag. in m(oa)t; windage = margin of error
VHCJ. R. TozerNo more profit from what tampers with nature – GM not socially acceptabletampers; anag. less U
VHCA. J. WardropInside information in place where cars are traded: perhaps Austin’s borderlinecars; gen in mart; ref. Alfred A., poet
VHCD. C. WilliamsonRocky range Mount overhangs each side of borderoverhangs; anag. in Mt

HCs in competition 1580 awarded to:

F. AnstisG. ClydeP. D. GaffeyD. Pendrey
D. AshcroftR. CohenR. J. HealdD. R. Robinson
B. BalfourK. W. CrawfordMrs B. E. HendersonH. R. Sanders
A. BarkerE. CrossT. JacobsMrs R. Scott
E. A. BeaulahL. J. DavenportMrs D. B. JenkinsonN. G. Shippobotham
Mrs F. A. BlanchardT. J. DonnellyR. K. LumsdonJ. B. Sweeting
C. J. BroughamW. DuffinD. W. MackieR. C. Teuton
E. J. BurgeC. M. EdmundsMrs J. MackieF. Wheen
Dr J. BurscoughJ. & D. FieldingW. F. MainMrs B. Widger
B. BurtonA. G. FlemingP. W. MarlowW. Woodruff
Mrs M. J. CansfieldR. E. FordJ. McGregorDr E. Young
M. CasserleyH. FreemanR. A. Norton