Azed Competition No. 2351  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2347  |  2356  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2351 Jul 2017RHAGADES normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. HealdNewspaper is in decline, lacking force, sealing end for sluggish old hacksh in rag (F)ades; see hack
SecondD. & N. AsplandLeaders of DUP and Government share in new arrangement and hide divisions?anag. incl. D a G
ThirdR. J. SharkeyBill introduced as her Government wobbles and cracksad in anag. incl. G
VHCM. BarleyCracks affecting e.g. a hard bit of skinanag. + s, & lit.
VHCMrs S. BrownBroken heart from tragedy has tears rending cheek perhapsanag. incl. (t)raged(y)
VHCV. DixonMore than one crack mounted artillery force facing Cadiz as of oldRHA + Gades
VHCW. DreverA hag with syphilis: could her face ultimately develop these?anag. incl. last letters, & lit.; ref. late stage congenital syphilis
VHCC. M. EdmundsDisfiguring cracks reach along affected epidermis (the outer bits)first & last letters
VHCR. GilbertCracks appearing in Right – hell overwhelming Government and Theresa at lastG a in r Hades
VHCE. C. LanceCracks in skin are not good in eggs (hard boiled)anag. with a for g
VHCJ. C. LeylandActing in Brief Encounter’s ending a gutted Howard goes sadly lovelorn – result: tears on cheeks?anag. incl. a, r, a, Hd less o; ref. Trevor H. in film B. E.
VHCJ. R. C. MichieDegas’ art mostly suffering with onset of hairline surface cracksanag. incl. h less t
VHCT. J. MooreyFoul gas had origins in rotten eggs or cracks around the trap?anag. incl. r, e; see gas trap
VHCA. PlumbHide problems from rector as he prepared to embrace Godr + gad in anag.
VHCM. PriceCecil’s got stove in for nothing, getting cracks in the faceRhodes with Aga for 0
VHCW. RansomeSkin trouble? Nasty rash round openings in groin area (downright excruciating!)first letters in anag.
VHCT. RuddWith couple in west sundered repeatedly, Angharad Rees spilt a series of tearsanag. less An, Re; ref. original star of Cornwall-set ‘Poldark’
VHCP. TharbyDoctor reads about unsightly female skin blemisheshag in anag.
VHCJ. R. TozerSkin lesions torment, encroaching on the nether regionsrag overlapping with Hades
VHCJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterSurface cracks (of a sort) appearing in ‘Shard’, deteriorating with ageanag.
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenA bit of designer gear has fabricated tears in the surfaceanag. incl. d; ref. fashion for ripped clothing
VHCA. J. WardropRestorer has initially treated a Degas for superficial cracksr, h + anag.
VHCR. J. WhaleTheir edges reddish along affected epidermis?first & last letters, & lit.
VHCDr E. YoungChaps acting in drag ‘She’ – freely adapted!a in anag.; ref. Rider Haggard novel/film

HCs in competition 2351 awarded to:

T. AndersonJ. DoylendT. D. NichollP. A. Stephenson
D. AppletonJ. A. ElliottS. J. O’BoyleP. L. Stone
D. K. ArnottJ. EmmsK. ParekhD. Sutherland
Ms K. BoltonP. EvansM. L. PerkinsR. C. Teuton
J. G. BoothDr I. S. FletcherM. PerrinK. Thomas
T. C. BorlandG. I. L. GraftonC. PriceP. Tozer
C. J. ButlerJ. GrimesJ. & A. PriceMs S. Wallace
P. CargillJ. P. B. HallS. RandallK. J. Williams
D. CarterM. Lloyd-JonesG. J. H. RobertsK. & J. Wolff
C. A. ClarkeM. A. Macdonald-CooperDr S. J. ShawM. Wright
S. L. ClaughtonMs R. MacGillivrayD. P. ShenkinR. Zara
Dr P. ColesD. F. ManleyN. G. Shippobotham 
N. ConnaughtonP. W. MarlowC. Short 
C. DardartC. G. MillinI. Simpson