Azed Competition No. 814  Azed Slip  |  ◀  809  |  816  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
814 Dec 1987SPOUSAGE normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. S. Taylor & N. C. JohnsWhat’ll break down as one ups and goesanag. incl. a, & lit.
SecondT. W. MortimerFor which misogamists’ term’s ‘potty institution’?s po usage, & lit.
ThirdD. M. StanfordPresident goes gallivanting round States. It’s not for NancyUSA in anag. incl. P; ref. N. Reagan; see Nancy in C.
VHCM. BarleyYou’d lay short odds on a ring being used hereSP O usage, & lit.
VHCMrs A. R. BradfordUnpleasant matter without love – wise man comprehends that0 in pus in sage, & lit.
VHCC. J. & M. P. ButlerUnion practice supports operations being held upops (rev.) + usage
VHCC. J. FeetenbySomething for better etc. – old customSP o usage, & lit.; ref. wedding vow
VHCDr I. S. FletcherFor example, since being split up so, is this over?e.g. + as + anag. (all rev.), & lit.
VHCH. FreemanWanting kids before the ring? The done thing’s after – in thissp + O + usage, & lit.
VHCN. C. GoddardThe tying of the knot could be that of Gordius, initially…, so pause!anag. incl. G
VHCP. F. HendersonWhat’s customary after love (and with no kids beforehand!)sp + 0 + usage, & lit.
VHCJ. G. HullMarriage without issue? Love needs practicesp + 0 + usage
VHCA. LawrieFor example when ‘Unionist’ operations arise?e.g. as U ops (all rev.), & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleySuch may include page – then our objective’s to get on through lifetime?p in so + us + age, & lit.
VHCL. MayOld custom to follow on wanting childrensp + o + usage, & lit.
VHCT. J. MooreyCombination often arranged in Pakistan? Gripping appeal, finger goes up!SA in anag.; finger vt; ref. arranged marriages, umpiring rumpus
VHCC. J. MorseOld custom – and without having children beforehandsp + o + usage, & lit.
VHCR. F. NaishJust a bit of outdated convention, having no kids before this?sp + o + usage, & lit.
VHCR. O’DonoghueLove interest faded after childless marriagesp + 0 + usage
VHCL. G. D. SandersMarriage without issue? Love requires practicesp + 0 + usage
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandWithout offspring? Generation needs love and endless ‘practice’ in bed?0 us(e) in sp age; marriage bed
VHCA. J. ShieldsMatch goes up in chaos about first signs of Shakoor’s arbitrarinessanag. incl. S a; ref. umpiring rumpus
VHCDr N. SmithWhere bridesman holds ring before us on Sabbath?S + O us in page, & lit.
VHCR. J. WhaleHealthy institution having exchange of ring for a customspa with O for a + usage, & lit.

HCs in competition 814 awarded to:

K. AaronovichC. M. EdmundsI. MatthewD. P. Shenkin
S. Armstrong0. M. EllisH. J. McClarronD. D. R. Sibbald
R. L. BakerO. M. EllisC. G. MillinW. K. M. Slimmings
F. BastianG. & J. FerrisW. L. MironB. D. Smith
E. A. BeaulahS. GoldieH. B. MortonJ. B. Sweeting
J. D. D. BlaikieR. R. GreenfieldR. A. MostynD. H. Tompsett
Mrs F. A. BlanchardJ. F. GrimshawF. E. NewloveDr I. Torbe
R. BrainM. W. InnesMrs S. M. OdberV. C. D. Vowles
C. J. BroughamR. H. F. IshamR. J. PalmerE. Ward
J. M. BrownW. IslipN. H. ParmeeA. J. Wardrop
Mrs M. J. CansfieldW. JacksonW. H. PegramM. J. Watts
P. CargillMrs M. KissenP. H. RansomMrs M. P. Webber
C. A. ClarkeF. P. N. LakeH. L. RhodesD. Williamson
J. H. DingwallC. J. LoweH. R. SandersDr E. Young
G. F. DrabbleR. K. LumsdonT. E. Sanders 
D. M. DuckworthP. W. MarlowA. D. Scott 
M. EarleH. W. MassinghamDr W. I. D. Scott