Azed Competition No. 991  Azed Slip  |  < 987  |  995 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
991 May 1991BRASH (or BRUSH) normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. F. HendersonThis word’s not right for ‘shy’!b(r)ash & lit. bash = shy = attempt.
SecondR. J. WhaleMaking brandy handy will render you this?i.e. br as h, & lit.
ThirdE. J. BurgeForward head butting in for a time in bath?ras for a t in bath
VHCR. B. AdcockOur race? No it is America’s insteadUS for it is in British, & lit.
VHCD. AshcroftNeeding to be sat on – by caviare?i.e. crushed ice
VHCM. BarleyBits of broken rock and shorn hedgerowfirst letters & lit.
VHCDr P. M. J. BennettRude burp – result of prune3 meanings
VHCJ. R. BeresfordBush’s heart restored … as right as rainr as for us in Bush
VHCMrs A. BoyesStart of bloody day’s shooting, or bloody end to a day’s huntingb rush; fox’s tail
VHCC. J. BroughamBoldfaced: Chambers styles me so, see?comp. anag.; see = c
VHCG. CuthbertToo ready to solicit? Run in!r in bash
VHCR. V. DeardenA Stoic troubled with heartburn could bear this eructationcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCN. C. DexterBushy tail disappearing once Ranter’s poked his head inR in bush(y) & lit.; R. one of J. Peel’s hounds
VHCR. J. HooperBranches axed in cuts to services, perhaps? Reduced rail network remainsBR + ash; service2
VHCF. P. N. LakePlumping quick-sticks?2 senses: impetuous / hawthorn clippings falling
VHCA. LawrieLots of chips will make you plump and full of face3 meanings
VHCG. G. LoderBad crash – dispatch rider thrown clear – broken bits found in empty sidecar, maybeADC removed; sidecar cocktail
VHCR. K. LumsdonBed rocks as producer of Twin Peaks starts to screen humpingbra s h
VHCD. F. ManleyMoney’s short with hospital on the rocks, broken down, supplying bed occasionallybras(s) + H; ref NHS crisis
VHCR. S. MorseLoose clippings from hedge rows, slight attack and boldanag. of first letters and lit., i.e. 3 meanings
VHCR. J. PalmerOdd bits of hornbeams, having been trimmed?anag. of odd letters & lit.
VHCP. L. StoneBush trim? Nation relieved his heart is right as rainr as for US in Bush & 2 meanings

HCs awarded in competition 991 to:

Mrs G. M. BarkerC. J. FeetenbyE. LoobyD. R. Robinson
E. A. BeaulahDr I. S. FletcherW. F. MainM. Sanderson
R. C. BellB. FrancoP. W. MarlowA. J. Shields
Mrs F. A. BlanchardP. D. GaffeyH. W. MassinghamM. Small
G. C. BrownS. GaskellG. L. McStravickD. A. Smith
B. BurtonN. C. GoddardW. L. MironDr N. Smith
C. J. & M. P. ButlerB. GreerJ. J. MooreP. D. Stonier
E. ChalkleyJ. F. GrimshawT. J. MooreyR. C. Teuton
C. A. ClarkeJ. P. H. HirstC. J. MorseG. A. Tomlinson
Mrs D. ColleyC. HobbsT. W. MortimerV. C. D. Vowles
D. B. CrossR. JacksMrs P. MurrayMrs H. D. Williams
J. DromeyJ. H. C. LeachS. J. O’Boyle 
M. EarleJ. C. LeylandR. Phillips 
C. E. Faulkner-KingJ. D. LockettMrs A. Price