Azed Competition No. 2573  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2569  |  2578  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2573 Oct 2021HANDS-ON normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. F. ManleySecond to Chambers one must get Don’s fantastic Manual!h + an + anag.; ref. Chambers Crossword Manual
SecondL. WardMassage is so lovely yours truly drops off at end of sessionhandso(me) + n
ThirdC. A. ClarkeManual worker numbers needing to be contracted going uphand + nos (all rev.)
VHCM. BarkerIn part selfish and so not getting involvedhidden
VHCM. BarleySee osteopath, and so necessarily secure such treatmenthidden & lit.
VHCT. C. BorlandShort of time, don hasn’t prepared practicalanag. less t
VHCE. DawidGetting stuck in, one’s tucking into hot cross bun’s last bitan in h dso + n
VHCDr I. S. FletcherManual? What’s needed for clutch, perhaps, is one’s left leghand + (I)s + on
VHCR. J. FletcherPractical, good-looking and a tad naïve. Not me!handso(me) + n
VHCR. J. HealdHaving manual control cuts times of Honda NSX when racinganag. less x; ref. sports car
VHCM. HodgkinUsing manipulative means, Henry gets an heir after daughterH + an + d + son; ref. Henry VIII
VHCJ. C. LeylandPlaying up-front parts in activities, holding no sinecure or non-executive directorship?anag. of first letters & lit.
VHCP. W. MarlowHere’s opener, English cricketer, scoring England’s first runs, getting actively engagedh + And(E r)son; ref. James A.
VHCK. MilanDown-to-earth and so nuts-and-bolts. Does that cover it?hidden & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinFood informally served up, and consumed using your fingers?and in nosh (rev.)
VHCJ. PearceHave old version of Don’s Manualhan + anag.
VHCW. RansomeDoing practically enough and so nearly providing the answerhidden
VHCA. J. ShieldsPromoting activity is essential to health – and so necessaryhidden
VHCJ. R. TozerOrder Navy to take on Chinese, favouring action over wordsHan + DSO + N; ref. S. China Sea
VHCA. J. WardropMidwife needs such experience to deliver a childhand + son
VHCR. J. WhaleSomething in Alpino’s DNA helps when on the ascent, seeing action?hidden rev.
VHCG. H. WillettLike some masseuses’ technique, hot as well as very nice, no holding backh and so n(ice)

HCs in competition 2573 awarded to:

T. AndersonP. FinanT. J. MooreyP. L. Stone
D. & N. AsplandH. FreemanT. D. NichollR. C. Teuton
A. BrashA. GerrardD. J. R. OgilvieA. J. Varney
C. J. BroughamR. GilbertK. ParekhJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
Dr J. BurscoughJ. HoodA. PlumbMrs A. M. Walden
D. CarterM. JordanJ. M. ReesMs S. Wallace
T. ClementD. KenningDr J. B. ReidJ. D. Walsh
M. CoatesA. MacDougallA. D. ScottT. West-Taylor
P. ColesL. F. MarzillierR. J. SharkeyD. Whisstock
N. ConnaughtonP. McKennaDr S. J. ShawK. & J. Wolff
W. DreverRev Prebendary M. R. MetcalfJ. SmailesA. J. Young