Azed Competition No. 2556  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2551  |  2560  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2556 Jun 2021TOERAG normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. F. ManleyTinker’s no. 1, tailor’s no. 2 – ergo, in organised sequence, I’m no. 7anag. incl. t, a; ref. beggar man in nursery rhyme
SecondMs J. MerchantHeel bar mostly for footgear needing repairanag. less fo(r)
ThirdJ. C. LeylandGiven regular cancellations, travelling Algarve route could be a snipanag. of alternate letters
VHCM. BarleyRogue gets a very long stretch, being locked up inside for goodera in to g
VHCT. C. BorlandUnframed Hogarth works capturing English lowlifeE in anag. less H, h
VHCC. J. BroughamSnot at end of nose needs hankieto e + rag
VHCDr J. BurscoughGogo, Estragon – ——’s namecomp. anag. incl. s, n, & lit.; ref. ‘Waiting for Godot’
VHCE. DawidRogue – e.g. love rat?anag. incl 0, & lit.
VHCW. DreverConclusions drawn from jaunt to castle annoy Dominic Cummings perhapslast letters + rag
VHCDr I. S. FletcherCatching tip of stiletto grate ruined heelo in anag.
VHCH. FreemanHooligan at Euros embarrassed Government, getting us expelledanag. incl. G less us
VHCR. J. HealdGuitars come alive with rendition of stirring music for ‘Apache’anag. less anag.; ref. 1960 Shadows No. 1 hit
VHCM. HodgkinClochard near Gare de l’Estto + gare (rev., i.e. from the east)
VHCD. C. JonesTo the monarch, absent grandson’s heading to become a miserable wretchto ER + a + g; ref. Prince Harry
VHCP. W. MarlowA sort eg in a dishevelled state wanting a bob?anag. less s, & lit.
VHCJ. R. C. MichieRogue, eg love ratanag. incl. 0, & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinTramp primarily, a rogue possibly, but not upper-classt + anag. less U, & lit.
VHCW. RansomeBastard, a ——? One heartless ratbag, horriblecomp. anag. incl. b, o(n)e, & lit.
VHCT. RuddDo a Roget’s riffle – you’ll see this alongside ‘sod’comp. anag. & lit.
VHCDr S. J. ShawScrap of textile on hobo’s extremity originally expressing really abominable geezert + o + first letters, & lit.
VHCA. J. ShieldsPresenter initially axed from Top Gear after disturbance, contemptible fellowanag. less p; ref. J. Clarkson, sacked after fracas with producer
VHCP. L. StoneHalting to beg at roadside – maybe tabid —— doescomp. anag.
VHCR. C. TeutonEntry for ‘arsehole’ in revised version of Roget?a in anag., & lit.
VHCJ. R. TozerTatty footgear’s revealing of mecomp. anag. & lit.
VHCA. J. VarneyTerm for beggar wanting for footgear originallyanag. incl. r less for, & lit.
VHCK. & J. WolffOriginally ‘gentleman of the road’ and latterly ‘contemptible rogue’anag. of first letters and last letter, & lit.

HCs in competition 2556 awarded to:

T. AndersonP. ColesM. LunanMrs A. M. Walden
D. AshbyJ. DavenportP. McKennaMs S. Wallace
D. & N. AsplandC. M. EdmundsK. MilanJ. D. Walsh
S. J. L. BallJ. FaircloughT. J. MooreyL. Ward
M. BarkerM. FreemanC. OgilvieA. J. Wardrop
A. BrashR. GilbertJ. PearceT. West-Taylor
J. M. BrownJ. GrimesA. PlumbR. J. Whale
Mrs S. BrownS. HicksJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterD. Whyte
A. & J. CalderJ. HoodS. RandallG. H. Willett
D. CarterG. JohnstoneDr J. B. ReidA. J. Young
A. G. ChamberlainM. JordanD. SandgroundR. Zara
C. A. ClarkeJ. P. LesterJ. Smailes 
M. CoatesM. Lloyd-JonesP. A. Stephenson