Azed Competition No. 1659  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1654  |  1663  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1659 Mar 2004SCAREDY-CAT normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. R. GreenfieldI show indecently ready compliance in order to retreatanag. + C in scat!, & lit.
SecondDr I. S. FletcherChild without guts, say, re act that’s dodgyanag. incl. c(hil)d, & lit.
ThirdR. K. LumsdonOne yellow card? Yes, for doing a heavy tackleanag. + cat
VHCE. J. BurgeCoward? Start of career traced, say, in The Vortexanag. incl. c; ref. Noel C.
VHCB. BurtonWith this epithet, harshly decry one consumed by urge to run away?anag. + a in scat, & lit.
VHCB. ButlerA local drink served up during spell in west country – one with no bottlea + cyder (rev.), all in scat
VHCC. J. & M. P. ButlerCraven at Crecy, sad, tremblinganag.; craven noun
VHCC. A. ClarkeCraven ‘A’ and popular tipple suffering a rise in tax – that’s traditionalA + cyder (rev.), all in scat; ref. cigarettes
VHCN. C. DexterOne shaking at Crecy as danger’s beginning?anag. incl. d, & lit.
VHCV. DixonCissy, lacking guts: dares act? Contrariwiseanag. incl. c(iss)y, & lit.
VHCA. G. FlemingChicken: after carving it I can make tidy stew with carcasecomp. anag.; carve = distribute
VHCH. FreemanAct coward? Yes – I’d do that, emitting cry of anguishanag. less ow, & lit.
VHCJ. P. GuiverChicken dish ready after self-catering? About times/c + anag. + ca. t
VHCC. R. GumbrellIn raddled decay, star gets chop – no spring chickenc(hop) in anag.
VHCD. HarrisCraven aimed especially at kids, namely, ready to broadcast around start of teatimesc. + anag. + ca. t; ref. John C.’s ‘Newsround’
VHCR. HeskethGiving out cry acted as baby without bottleanag.
VHCD. F. ManleyChicken ready cooked in Tesco can somehow save one being botheredanag. in anag. less anag.
VHCC. G. MillinDicey acts are out of order, for me that iscomp. anag. incl. i.e., & lit.
VHCT. J. MooreyStreet shopping arcade loaded with latest in Arabic jewellery is a sookanag. incl. c, y, all in St; shop = imprison; sook1,2
VHCR. J. PalmerMaybe worried character at Dorothy’s rear bursting into sort of singingcared + y in scat, & lit.; ref. the Cowardly Lion in ‘The Wizard of Oz’
VHCR. PhillipsI’ve no Ginger – I’ll leave Astaire dancing with Cyd C.anag. less I; ref. G. Rogers, Fred A., C. Charisse
VHCA. PlumbJazz singing embodying clubs ready to play funkC + anag., all in scat
VHCN. G. ShippobothamSee ‘cowardy custard’ trembling? Use this word!comp. anag. & lit.
VHCD. H. TompsettWas worried in the outskirts of Sydney about first sign of the dingocared in S, y + ca. t
VHCJ. R. TozerHybrid cycads are primarily the spineless typeanag. + t
VHCDr E. YoungIs he worried in plane without more opening of tots?cared in syca(more) + t, & lit.

HCs in competition 1659 awarded to:

W. G. ArnottD. C. ClenshawW. F. MainD. J. Short
D. ArthurM. CoatesP. McKennaR. W. Stephenson
D. & N. AsplandE. CrossK. MilanP. L. Stone
B. BalfourG. CuthbertC. J. MorseP. Thacker
M. BarleyD. J. Dare-PlumptonW. MurphyK. Thomas
E. A. BeaulahH. DavidsonT. D. NichollMrs J. E. Townsend
J. R. BeresfordDr R. W. GrantD. J. R. OgilvieDr A. J. Varney
D. J. BexsonJ. GrimesF. R. PalmerM. Wainwright
L. W. BlottD. V. HarryD. PendreyL. Ward
Mrs A. BoyesM. HiderM. L. PerkinsA. J. Wardrop
C. J. BroughamA. HodgsonG. PerryR. J. Whale
Rev Canon C. M. BrounMrs S. G. JohnsonMs F. PlumbM. D. Whitaker
Dr J. BurscoughJ. P. LesterJ. T. PriceMs B. Widger
A. & J. CalderJ. C. LeylandD. Price JonesG. H. Willett
Mrs M. J. CansfieldP. R. LloydW. RansomeD. C. Williamson
P. CargillC. LovingD. R. Robinson 
B. CheesmanMrs J. MackieD. P. Shenkin