Azed Competition No. 2504  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2500  |  2508  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2504 Jun 2020UPBEAT normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. F. ManleyWhat hand is raised for – needing pee, about to burst, wanting the loo ultimately?anag. less e, o
SecondA. J. WardropWhat one involved in winning flutter might be?a in up bet, & lit.
ThirdN. ConnaughtonUniversal lead having earth beside positiveU Pb + e at; ref. wiring
VHCD. & N. AsplandCooking pub food that’s out of date and hoping for the bestanag. + eat
VHCM. BarleyTuba starts off piece exuberantly, playing a cheery noteanag. incl. p, e
VHCC. J. BroughamThoroughly tanned? It’s sunnyup beat
VHCW. DreverGleeful doctor starts to examine page three beauty’s unique assetsanag. of first letters
VHCP. EvansConfident about the beginnings of pandemic’s eradication, if nothing goes wronganag. incl. p, e, less 0
VHCDr I. S. FletcherSmall pieces of uncooked potato done in chipper?u, p + beat
VHCH. FreemanCrudely put – embracing ‘cup half full’bea(ker) in anag., & lit.
VHCR. J. HealdArses? Here’s one overturning restriction to tour outskirts of Barnard CastleB, e in tapu (rev.); sv arsis; ref. D. Cummings
VHCT. D. NichollAt university high table, no lecturer is bullishup + anag. less l
VHCS. J. O’BoyleRattle paused baton, and so this might be indicated?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCD. Price JonesDespite delayed opening, hostelry with food as before is hearteningpub with p ‘delayed’ + eat
VHCS. RandallPromising to topple from throne, establishing lead for new societyunseat with Pb for n s
VHCA. D. ScottOut of bed, former carrier? Temperature makes one hopefulup + BEA + t
VHCDr S. J. ShawOpenings of public bars eagerly anticipated to occur after 2nd of July – that’s optimistic!u + first letters; ref. easing of COVID lockdown
VHCR. C. TeutonA little underspending’s appropriate to live within means like Micawberu + be in pat
VHCA. J. VarneyPromising, having delayed opening, bar food as beforepub with p moved + eat
VHCMs S. WallaceEarly indications of reopening dates leave struggling pub trade hopefulanag. less r, d
VHCL. WardBuoyant United lead with penalty (nothing odd, there)U + Pb + even letters
VHCR. J. WhaleSmiley? Alec unparalleled but only first and third of the sequence adaptedanag. of a/e, u/p, b/t; ref. A. Guinness in TV adaptations of Le Carré trilogy
VHCA. WhittakerSeeing glass half full, pub drunk gets last of bottle before timeanag. + e, a, t
VHCG. H. WillettSmiley’s People’s leading character snared by fickle beauty with no end of subtletyP in anag. less y

HCs in competition 2504 awarded to:

P. B. AlldredA. G. ChamberlainRev Prebendary M. R. MetcalfP. A. Stephenson
T. AndersonC. A. ClarkeC. G. MillinP. L. Stone
D. AppletonP. ColesT. J. MooreyP. Tharby
T. C. BorlandJ. GrimesR. J. PalmerJ. R. Tozer
R. BowdenM. HodgkinJ. PearceT. West-Taylor
Mrs S. BrownJ. R. HowlettC. ReedK. & J. Wolff
Dr J. BurscoughJ. KitchenT. Rudd 
M. CalverleyM. Lloyd-JonesA. J. Shields 
D. CarterM. LunanN. G. Shippobotham