Azed Competition No. 1715  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1711  |  1719  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1715 Apr 2005RELEASE / RASPING Right and Left21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. R. GreenfieldA spring cuckoo’s strident note anticipates end of April: relief, relief!anag.; re l ease
SecondJ. R. TozerRelative comfort in respite from a sore throat? Soluble aspirin’s good for onerel. ease; anag. with g for I
ThirdC. M. EdmundsHarsh Government cancelled miserly relief on loan(g)rasping; re lease
VHCJ. R. BeresfordSee real wild and loose guy putting drive in roughanag.; spin in rag
VHCC. J. BroughamIrritating husky on short lead one finally set free2 mngs.; re leas(h) + e
VHCE. J. BurgePolitical slant in newspaper badly playing issue about rentspin in rag; re lease
VHCDr J. BurscoughWinding reel on heaving sea, catch pike with swivel, round fish with rotating bait – brassy, perhaps?anag. + anag.; spin in gar (rev.); brassy, 2 mngs.
VHCM. CoatesEncompassing a new Spring is the sound of cricket fields constantly echoing about delivery or a catcha in anag.; leas in e’er (rev.), 2 defs.
VHCE. CrossSee Lear, exasperated, surrender, hoarsely uttering damnation of ‘parings’anag.; anag.; ref. King Lear, 1, 4, 190
VHCR. DeanHarsh slant in tabloid on rental issuespin in rag; re lease
VHCC. D. S. & E. A. FieldSee Lear deranged, delivery strident putting Regan’s and Goneril’s heads in a spin? Quite the contraryanag.; a spin in R, G; ref. King L.
VHCJ. P. GuiverAlways bending back pulling grasses in loose gravelly stone covering driveleas in e’er (rev.); spin in rag
VHCM. HodgkinRight wing facility issuing strident paper full of distortionr el ease; spin in rag
VHCD. F. ManleyHarsh kind of slant in newspaper about polite word Prince omitted to deliverspin in rag; re + (P)lease; ref. P. Charles in Klosters
VHCT. J. MooreyCatch loose iron grating and trip catching rib2 meanings; spin in rag2, 2 defs.
VHCC. J. MorseExodus from prison – about 50 loose: one inside sprang faulty gratingre L ease; I in anag.
VHCA. PlumbGrinding pars out in German Open could make Els era end in styleanag. + in G; anag. + e; ref. golf, Ernie E.
VHCN. G. ShippobothamRough? Dissolve aspirin – it’s good for one – to deliver relative comfortanag. with g for I; rel. ease
VHCMs S. WallaceHarshly speaking, hack goads Prince – with broadcast code lifted, see real ground for publicationanag. less anag.; anag.; ref. P. Charles in Klosters
VHCA. J. WardropIrritating paper contains biased presentation of news about charter to disclose informationspin in rag; re lease
VHCF. J. B. WheenWith date changed for start of election, worried leaders authorise publication of harsh policy, given a favourable slant in downmarket paperanag. with e for d; spin in rag

HCs in competition 1715 awarded to:

T. AndersonN. C. DexterJ. P. LesterMs L. Quee
D. AppletonR. A. EnglandJ. C. LeylandW. Ransome
P. BartlamA. S. EverestN. MacSweeneyD. R. Robinson
E. A. BeaulahDr I. S. FletcherW. F. MainN. Roper
J. BennettB. GrabowskiP. McKennaDr M. Schaffer
Rev Canon C. M. BrounJ. GrimesJ. R. C. MichieD. A. Simmons
J. M. BrownR. B. HarlingK. MilanC. M. Steele
B. BurtonD. V. HarryC. G. MillinP. L. Stone
D. A. CampbellV. G. HendersonR. S. MorseR. J. Whale
Mrs M. J. CansfieldR. HeskethC. OgilvieP. O. G. White
C. A. ClarkeA. HodgsonF. R. PalmerMs B. Widger
D. C. ClenshawW. JacksonR. J. PalmerG. H. Willett
N. ConnaughtonG. JohnstoneJ. Pearce 
G. CuthbertD. LawsonM. L. Perkins