Azed Competition No. 1646  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1641  |  1648  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1646 Dec 2003BLACK normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. R. TozerVoid is at Bible’s beginningB + lack, & lit.
SecondDr I. S. FletcherBachelor: miss dated one seeking mateB + lack; ref. chess
ThirdD. AppletonAngry Liberal disrupts support for unofficial colour barL in back, 4 defs.
VHCM. BarleyFootball ultimately overshadowed by position of rugby? It’s hard to seel in back
VHCJ. R. BeresfordMoor, lowering dingy – light opposite jetty5 mngs.; jetty adj.
VHCB. BurtonSuch is book in which foremost of law-breakers is held to accountl a/c in bk, & lit.
VHCC. A. ClarkeConrad, for example, depicting horror in ‘Heart of Darkness’2 mngs.; ref. Conrad B., Joseph Conrad
VHCN. C. DexterDeadly half back able to get English going deliriousanag. incl. ba(ck) less E; ref. Jonny Wilkinson
VHCV. DixonBar sinister – illegitimate?3 mngs.; ref. heraldry
VHCW. DuffinProvides descriptions of sea and death? Could be Conrad3 mngs.; ref. Conrad B., Joseph Conrad
VHCH. FreemanI might be caught in balk after screw (not Jimmy!)c in anag., & lit.; ref. snooker, Jimmy White
VHCR. HeskethThreatening as club is or bar3 mngs.; ref. cards
VHCM. HodgkinStar of dating game unable to make first move in mating game!2 mngs.; ref. Cilla B., host of ‘Blind Date’, chess
VHCMrs J. MackieConrad, e.g., essential feature of thumb lackinghidden; ref. Conrad B. and C. who sucked his thumbs and had them cut off in ‘Struwwelpeter’
VHCW. F. MainGoing into reverse, vessel’s stern does for jettyl in back; jetty adj.
VHCD. F. ManleyBaron facing deprivation?B + lack, & lit.; ref. Conrad B., forced to sell ‘Daily Telegraph’, etc.
VHCC. J. MorseBritish want unofficial support to keep the poundB + lack, L in back
VHCR. J. PalmerBaron facing shortfall (no longer in it?)B + lack; ref. Conrad B.; i.e. no longer in the b.
VHCD. R. RobinsonBeta-blocker man might be jocularly presented as: ‘Meet Baron ——comp. anag. & lit.; ref. Sir James B., Nobel prize winner for work on beta-blockers
VHCR. StocksBad-tempered press baron in trouble with the union and with financial authorities4 mngs.; ref. Conrad B., b. economy
VHCG. H. WillettCause mouse to become better on swallowing soupçon of LymeswoldL in back; mouse = black eye
VHCD. C. WilliamsonIn end of table opposite this, middle half circled, cueist initially breaksc in balk with centre reversed, & lit.; ref. snooker

HCs in competition 1646 awarded to:

D. ArthurE. CrossN. HarrisR. A. Norton
E. A. BeaulahL. J. DavenportD. V. HarryF. R. Palmer
M. F. BennettR. DeanW. JacksonM. Sanderson
Mrs A. BoyesT. J. DonnellyMrs S. D. JohnsonW. Scott
C. J. BroughamC. M. EdmundsM. KindredJ. B. Sweeting
J. BurscoughA. S. EverestJ. P. LesterJ. Wakely
C. J. & M. P. ButlerMs B. FludeP. R. LloydA. J. Wardrop
Mrs M. J. CansfieldM. FreemanP. W. MarlowM. Whitmore
M. J. CorlettJ. GrimesJ. R. C. MichieDr E. Young
A. CoxJ. P. GuiverI. MorganR. Zara
K. W. CrawfordC. R. GumbrellT. D. Nicholl