Azed Competition No. 1624  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1619  |  1628  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1624 Jul 2003BELAY normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. R. GumbrellHearts of sailors applauded in the old book Westward Ho!l, a in ye b (rev.); ref. Charles Kingsley novel
SecondMrs E. M. PhairMake fast buck taking orders?be lay; i.e. resist ordination
ThirdV. DixonThe old invest enough not to qualify for ‘benefit’?be lay, 2 defs.; i.e. benefit of clergy; invest = besiege
VHCR. L. BakerSecure rope, making even bits of abseil easyalternate letters
VHCM. BathCliff’s ‘ropy’ turn to counter precipitation is live songbe lay; ref. Sir C. Richard singing at Wimbledon when rain stopped play
VHCB. BurtonNot to obtain a clerical appointment it’s enough, perhaps, to become a chap’s loverbe lay in 2 senses; ref. Jeffrey John
VHCC. A. ClarkeSecure by looping round middle of cleat in knotted fashionanag. in by, & lit.
VHCD. C. ClenshawTroubled leaders of liberal Anglicans yield but evangelicals hold firmanag. of first letters
VHCM. J. CorlettSecure striker, one knocking out half-century before close of playbell with a for L + y
VHCR. DeanUniversity’s second team back is a rock holding the lineYale B (rev.)
VHCN. C. DexterSecure by a short line twisted round middle of cleata in anag. incl. l, & lit.
VHCW. DuffinEnough! (Instruction to give up living?)be lay; living = benefice
VHCDr I. S. FletcherSecure on hard pitch? Bat safely cracked fast over deliveredanag. less fast (rev.); pitch = section of climb
VHCH. FreemanScale peak, by securing it?e-la in by, & lit.
VHCJ. P. GuiverAfter extreme crop of burglaries, see about a security systemb + a in Ely; see2
VHCD. F. ManleyIntroduction of bishop to diocese blocked by homophobia ultimately? Enough!b + a in Ely
VHCT. J. MooreyLabour absolutely alienating us lot with spin – enough!anag. less anag.
VHCC. J. MorseTake tip of boulder and lock on it with a turnb + Yale (rev.), & lit.
VHCR. PhillipsBight securing end of alpine linee l in bay, & lit.
VHCD. A. SimmonsSecure by roping centre of cleat (when at sea)anag. of (c)lea(t) in by, & lit.
VHCC. W. ThomasFix pin to end of line: fish swallows ite in blay
VHCK. ThomasSecure overturned leaky ale barrel’s contentshidden rev.
VHCJ. R. TozerLack professionalism that could help secure a positionbe lay
VHCW. B. WendtThis helps in climbing a tower, if it’s replaced frequentlybelfry with a2 for fr

HCs in competition 1624 awarded to:

F. AnstisD. A. CampbellR. R. GreenfieldW. Ransome
W. G. ArnottP. CargillR. J. HooperM. Rupp
D. & N. AsplandB. CheesmanMrs D. B. JenkinsonH. R. Sanders
F. D. H. AtkinsonG. ClydeG. JohnstoneV. Seth
M. BarleyN. ConnaughtonJ. P. LesterT. Smith
Mrs P. A. BaxR. M. S. CorkJ. C. LeylandP. L. Stone
E. A. BeaulahA. CoxMrs J. MackieK. B. Taylor
J. BennettE. CrossP. McKennaMs S. Wallace
Dr P. M. J. BennettD. J. Dare-PlumptonE. MetcalfeA. J. Wardrop
J. R. BeresfordL. K. EdkinsC. G. MillinM. H. E. Watson
D. J. BexsonC. M. EdmundsR. MurdochR. J. Whale
Mrs F. A. BlanchardJ. FrancisC. OgilvieA. R. Whelan
C. J. BroughamM. FreemanR. J. PalmerM. Whitmore
J. M. BrownE. H. FurnivalC. PearsonD. C. Williamson
E. J. BurgeP. GatelyD. PendreyW. Wynne Willson
S. BurgessJ. GilliesM. L. PerkinsDr E. Young
C. J. & M. P. ButlerN. C. GoddardG. Perry