Clues by D. F. Manley in 2015-2016
Azed competitions from 2250 to 2305    All clues by D. F. Manley  |   2015-2016 Honours list
VHCsHCs Honours
D. F. Manley110833
No.Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCThis pint is for celebrating Azed No. MMCCL – see it unravelling with cricketers getting out?point; anag. less MCC; ref. Lord’s test
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCRow puts British into confusion about EU’s ultimate settlement with PM going round thumping a bitU in anag. incl. B; pa in Pitt
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCSharks here? Lasting danger when one’s out swimminganag. less I; ref. ‘West Side Story’
2265ESPRIT FORTFirstProf. RD’s an atheist – and has this designation possibly?comp. anag. & lit.; ref. Richard Dawkins
2270*FENESTRAVHCMale-deprived female overlooking residence – a Romeo turns up beneath this?fe(male) + nest + a R (rev.), & lit.
2274SIMPATICOVHCIt. companions bickering may be ‘non ——comp. anag. & lit.; It. = Italian; bicker = quiver
2279CLEMENTINEVHCElection seeing off old men launched the name of Winston-loving ladyanag. less o; ref. Churchill’s wife/M. Thatcher
2283BARGAINVHCAn unscrupulous seizure backed by Putin with place succumbing in regional strugglea grab (rev.) + (Put)in; ref. Crimea
2287VALETVHCDoughty Price’s ultimate part doing duty for Carmichael?valiant with e for Ian, & lit.; ref. 1960s TV series ‘The World of Wooster’
2296IMPROPERLYVHCWhat Chilcot’s written shortly coming up, with hint about how Iraq War’s bunglers acted?repor(t) (rev.) in imply
2300MISHMASHSecondWhat emerges from referendum is – h’m – a shambolic messhidden

HCs awarded in competitions:

2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)

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