Azed Competition No. 1615  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1611  |  1619  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1615 May 2003RUGATE normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. R. TozerDramaturge wanting a stiff drink, struggling with linesanag. less dram
SecondD. HarrisonPossibly wicket is after a game!RU + gate, & lit.; ref. cricket
ThirdC. J. BroughamCovered in creases? Pity iron’s broken!gat in rue; iron = gun
VHCJ. R. BeresfordIt’s what skin can become if you’ve worried awayi.e rugate less ate = rug, & lit.; e.g. bearskin rug
VHCE. J. Burge‘Wrinkly’ class the old loathe being put inug in rate
VHCD. A. CampbellPut away by wig with wrinkles, regret carrying gunrug + ate, gat in rue; wig = judge
VHCP. CargillCreased with laughter – with L. Henry going mad!anag. less L H; ref. Lenny H.
VHCD. C. ClenshawHaving sunken lines, lowly Japanese fishes with no nets aroundeta gur(nets) (all rev.)
VHCR. DeanWrinkly needs to use innards in frugal stew(f)ruga(l) (s)te(w)
VHCN. C. DexterShowing – sadly enough – initial signs of ageing? True!anag. incl. ag, & lit.
VHCV. DixonClass the old loathe being put in like prunes?ug in rate; prune, 2 mngs.
VHCW. DuffinSale could have attracted this crowd that’s gatheredRU gate; Sale rugby club
VHCC. M. EdmundsTabloid term for Carling cover-up, possibly prompting complaint about press?i.e. RU-gate; analogy of Watergate, etc.; ref. Will C., England rugby captain
VHCM. GoodliffeRugby to punish schoolboy with many lines?RU gate
VHCC. R. GumbrellUrge to move seizing characters heading to America, going west like old Audent A (rev.) in anag.; ref. Auden’s emigration, and his face in later years
VHCD. F. ManleyThe guise Nora Batty contrives in —— hose!comp. anag. & lit.; ref. N. B.’s crumpled stockings in ‘Last of the Summer Wine’
VHCP. W. MarlowMoggy scratching head close to home on mat – characteristic of old puss?rug + (c)at + e; puss2
VHCT. J. MooreyWrinkly’s great tum going pear-shaped, tips of many toes not visible!anag. less m, t
VHCW. MurphyIn need of face-lift perhaps to camouflage most features of true ageanag. less final e
VHCF. R. PalmerAttendance at Twickenham, perhaps, is showing signs of declineRU gate
VHCR. J. PalmerBeing this, disguised true age getting face finally lifted?anag. less e
VHCR. C. TeutonWrinkly whips up the urge – he goes for Viagra finallyanag. with a for he
VHCC. W. ThomasSuch could be true about grandma’s extremitiesg, a in anag., & lit.

HCs in competition 1615 awarded to:

D. AppletonR. CohenR. R. GreenfieldR. Phillips
P. BartlamN. ConnaughtonJ. P. GuiverM. Sanderson
Mrs P. A. BaxM. J. CorlettR. J. HealdR. Stocks
E. A. BeaulahA. CoxR. HeskethP. L. Stone
R. E. BootG. CuthbertMrs S. G. JohnsonD. H. Tompsett
C. BoydW. P. M. FieldMrs J. MackieMs S. Wallace
Rev Canon C. M. BrounDr I. S. FletcherRev M. MetcalfM. J. E. Wareham
Mrs M. J. CansfieldN. C. GoddardC. G. MillinD. C. Williamson
C. A. ClarkeE. GomersallR. PerryM. P. Young