Azed Competition No. 987  Azed Slip  |  ◀  982  |  991  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
987 Apr 1991IRON CURTAIN normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. PalmerBorder, opening up now, needs one run further before close of playI r on + curtain; ref. Allan B., cricketer
SecondR. J. HooperWith force of gravity, this could have crashed ruining actor’s composureanag. less g, & lit.
ThirdR. Phillips‘Communication barrier’ fits this, and ‘Commie bar’, looselycomp. anag. & lit.
VHCM. BarleyThe result of dismantling this barrier with US is … ruction in Russia?comp anag. & lit.
VHCMrs A. BoyesA production ‘Rain’, in court for borderline obscenityanag.
VHCE. J. BurgeDrop of the hard stuff? It’s often downed during interval in theatrei.e. curtain of iron; drop = theatre curtain
VHCC. A. ClarkeProceed with brief to crack IRA by total bar on communicationon curt in IRA + in
VHCMrs J. M. CritchleyAn unyielding bar – Ir – Uri cannot bendanag.; Ir = iridium; ref U. Geller
VHCM. EarleI’m suffering ruination – cold war’s endinganag. incl. c, r, & lit.
VHCC. M. EdmundsNot in RUC? IRA admits ‘error’ – a barrier of politics and bigotryanag.
VHCP. S. ElliottDownfall of rain in court – it must lift before play can restartanag.
VHCH. FreemanOne drawn on rails in the National? We see it pound Aintree course and wincomp. anag.; ref. the National Theatre
VHCJ. F. GrimshawAction in R.U.R. represented metal men engaged in dramatic flare-upanag.; ref. Čapek play about robots
VHCMrs D. B. JenkinsonWithout Ruth Draper’s sort of material, it fell heavily on stageiron curtain; ref. US comedienne
VHCG. JohnstoneBorder, renowned for impenetrable defence, smashes a hundred in run riotanag. incl. C; ref. Alan B.
VHCR. E. KimmonsCrash Cortina, ruin screen which just disintegratedanag.
VHCF. P. N. LakeWoven in rancour, it’s torn, I see – a ruin – under perestroikaanag., anag. incl. c, & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyOne ton ‘Hurricane’ slammed – he ignored traditional requirement for safety in theatrical breakI + anag. less he; ref. Alex Higgins, snooker player
VHCH. W. MassinghamReunion it bedevilled with onset of cold war and East / West splittinganag. incl. c less E W, & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinOne drops, giving on stage brief protectionon curt in I rain, & lit.
VHCJ. B. SweetingGoose hanging? Screen from the fliesiron curtain; g. a type of iron
VHCR. C. TeutonIts breakdown could effect the start of Communist ruination, right?anag. incl. C, r, & lit.
VHCG. A. TomlinsonMaybe Whitehall’s outdated screening system provoked ruction with Irananag.; ref. Whitehall theatre
VHCMrs M. VincentWhat’s built up in the way of communication, riot can ruin disastrouslyanag.

HCs in competition 987 awarded to:

J. AbernethyR. A. EnglandA. LawrieT. E. Sanders
Mrs K. BissettM. B. FisherC. W. LaxtonW. J. M. Scotland
H. BradburyDr I. S. FletcherJ. F. P. LeveyD. M. Stanford
Rev Canon C. M. BrounM. GoodyearM. A. Macdonald-CooperDr I. Torbe
B. BurtonMs s. H. GraysonD. J. MackayG. Vinestock
K. W. CrawfordR. R. GreenfieldL. K. MaltbyA. J. Wardrop
D. B. CrossR. W. HawesMs A. McConnellMrs H. D. Williams
R. DeanH. HayesW. L. MironD. Williamson
R. V. DeardenMrs B. E. HendersonT. J. MooreyM. Woodroffe
Dr V. G. I. DeshmukhA. W. HillR. A. Mostyn 
N. C. DexterJ. HorwoodD. Price Jones 
V. DixonJ. G. HullA. J. Redstone