Azed Competition No. 538  Azed Slip  |  ◀  534  |  543  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
538 Aug 1982INGRAIN normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. WhaleLike a tattoo artist that’s restricted by where it may be visibleRA in in gin; ‘gin and it’
SecondC. Allen BakerFree half going? I must get into the pub fastgra(tis) I in inn
ThirdC. J. BroughamSee where the cow is? Get Blue fast!i.e. in grain; ref. nursery rhyme, ‘…the cow’s in the corn’
VHCE. J. BurgeGetting last two out, Garner in one burst is fast and penetratinganag. incl. I less er; ref. Joel G.
VHCR. S. CaffynDyed-in-the-wool Tory head of government confronts ‘wet’in g rain; in = member of governing party
VHCE. ChalkleyThoroughly set at the wicket, Randall’s opening secured by success?in + R in gain; ref. Derek R.
VHCC. A. ClarkeInveterate Tory – ‘Leading member of government’s wet’in g rain; in = member of governing party
VHCG. P. ConwayInveterate, gloomy old holy man – not finished! – leads troubled IranIng(e) + anag.; ref. William I., ‘the gloomy Dean’ and Ayatollah Khomeini
VHCR. DeanOne appointed to secure the Queen within must be extremely thoroughin + R in gain; in = member of governing party
VHCN. C. DexterSoak rag in double dyeanag. incl. in in, & lit.; soak = beat
VHCC. M. EdmundsSporting rag tipped one horse, ‘Silver it’s not but it’s fast’ (though hopefully not running)in + anag. + I + n(Ag)
VHCJ. J. GoulstoneLike a firm belief in spirit encompassing a deityin + Ra in gin
VHCR. S. HaddockColour deeply, wearing guilty smile about start of apology?in + a in grin
VHCP. F. HendersonAn —— dye is one way of fixing e.g. Indian yarncomp. anag. & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperCausing fall, cycling fasti.e. raining cyclically
VHCJ. F. JonesNot likely to run in the rain, wearing very littleG in in rain; G = G-string
VHCR. E. KimmonsDo this before hockey starts, to get a blue perhaps?i.e. in grain; hockey2 = harvest-home; in vb.
VHCF. P. N. LakeMake a lot of colour permeate through and throughgra(y) in in, in, & lit.
VHCD. P. M. MichaelIn forecasting rain-doctors give colour to yarns before manufacturing themhidden
VHCC. G. MillinGirl initially in half bikini ran off, deeply colouredg in anag. incl. (bik)ini
VHCD. S. NagleGin drunk with water can make you thoroughly saturatedanag. + rain
VHCR. J. PalmerPut endless colour in through and throughgra(y) in in, in, & lit.
VHCT. E. SandersAt the wicket Gatting’s beginning to dominate once becoming thoroughly setin + G + rain2; ref. Mike G.
VHCA. ThomasDyed in the wool ‘wet’ ends up getting Northern Ireland – priorities reversed!g N I (rev.) + rain; ref. Jim Prior

HCs in competition 538 awarded to:

R. H. AdeyH. F. DixonJ. G. HullD. Pleece
J. K. AronsonP. S. DixonM. D. LawsR. W. Quibell
D. AshcroftP. S. ElliottC. J. LoweR. F. Ray
F. D. H. AtkinsonDr I. S. FletcherD. F. ManleyC. P. Rea
M. BarleyB. FrancoS. M. MansellD. R. Robinson
Mrs F. A. BlanchardO. H. FrazerC. MillerN. Roles
Mrs A. R. BradfordP. A. GeorgeT. J. MooreyA. D. Scott
A. J. BulmanD. GoddenC. J. MorseD. P. Shenkin
C. J. & M. P. ButlerJ. F. GrimshawR. A. MostynD. M. Stanford
S. ButterworthG. S. HalseF. E. NewloveT. R. Theakston
P. R. ClemowB. HancockMrs M. OlszokS. B. Webb
Mrs D. M. ColleyA. W. HillS. L. PatonJ. F. N. Wedge
G. CuthbertS. HolgateMrs L. E. PimlottMrs B. J. Widger
K. DavidC. H. HudsonA. Pinel