Azed Competition No. 2456  Azed Slip  |  < 2451  |  2460 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2456 Jul 2019TRACTOR / TORMINAL Overlaps22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. HealdHunt losing backing might help us till normality restored, avoiding unseemly Tory gripingtrac(k); till3; anag. less anag.; ref. Jeremy H., Conservative leadership race
SecondJ. C. LeylandI do drag queen act nervously, performing in lamé with no end of collywobblesanag. incl. R; anag. less e
ThirdA. H. HarkerI’m not in the least concerned with stomach pains: I’ll pull right back before foodmin(I’m)al; rt (rev.) + AC
VHCM. BarleyI work hard to draw tense contest, batting out final gut-wrenching minutes with a 50t + rac(e); min. + a + L
VHCMs K. BoltonCaterpillar’s bite of extra cabbage minimal but I’m left describing vicious butterflieshidden; min(I’m)al; make of tractor
VHCC. A. ClarkeRunway not finished, aircraft propeller decapitated animal transported with discomfort to the corporationtrac(k); anag. less a
VHCM. J. ClarkeFerguson possibly starts to taunt Rossoneri, AC Milan confused and belly-achingt R + AC; anag.; ref. nickname of AC Milan, Alec F. and make of tractor
VHCDr P. ColesOne feeds paper endless number of gripes threatening to replace Tory with Liberal(record) trac(k); minatory with L for Tory
VHCN. ConnaughtonCarry around what traditionally works on the farm in stopping the pain of coliccart (rev.); in in mal
VHCW. DreverRelating to gripes altering main line vehicle route largelyanag. + l; trac(k)
VHCH. FreemanWhat beats the field in flat race? Not a lame animal with the trots!hidden; anag. less a
VHCT. D. NichollWagon goes over cat, maybe (not a wild animal) – gut-wrenching?cart (rev.); anag. less a; cat = caterpillar tractor
VHCJ. & A. PriceMangled headless animal! Colicky cat maybe? Dog with no tail?anag. less a; trac(k); cat = caterpillar tractor
VHCS. RandallTime to complain endlessly about slow transport? I’m not in the least concerned with gripest + car(p) (rev.); min(I’m)al
VHCA. D. ScottRespecting the gripes in terminals, plane route to be shortened?hidden; trac(k)
VHCDr S. J. ShawWith griping pains, sick animal’s not a practical replacement for draft horse returning cartanag. less a; cart (rev.)
VHCJ. SmailesDrawer of shares starts to transfer account nominally at centre of grumbles in corporationtr ac; hidden centrally; share1,2
VHCJ. R. TozerGriping in Spem in alium leads to testy remarks about choir’s ‘groundbreaking’ itemhidden; first letters; ref. Tallis choral work
VHCMs S. WallaceCat starts to tremble, retch and cramp – poor animal not the first afflicted with the gripesfirst letters; anag. less a; cat = caterpillar tractor
VHCA. J. WardropFerguson perhaps starts to turn round AC Milan after resolution of gripest, r AC; anag.; ref. Alec F. and make of tractor
VHCR. J. WhaleBig performer when associated with Chelsea, transitive to AC Milan but unfortunately succumbing to gut-rottr. + AC; anag.; ref. Chelsea tractor
VHCK. & J. WolffMail’s furore about number of gripes ‘leading motivator’ in beleaguered bureaucrat leaving officen in anag.; anag. less bureau; ref. Ambassador to US Sir Kim Darroch’s resignation

HCs awarded in competition 2456 to:

T. AndersonDr M. EwartP. W. MarlowC. M. Steele
D. & N. AsplandR. GilbertC. G. MillinP. Tharby
M. BarkerM. HodgkinT. J. MooreyMrs A. M. Walden
P. BartlamG. JohnstoneJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterD. Whisstock
J. G. BoothE. C. LanceW. RansomeG. H. Willett
R. BowdenB. LoveringDr J. B. ReidDr E. Young
V. DixonM. LunanT. Rudd 
A. S. EverestD. F. ManleyN. G. Shippobotham