Azed Competition No. 1654  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1650  |  1659  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1654 Feb 2004CRESCENT / ENTHRALS Overlaps22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. BarleyGrowing concerns are expressed about conclusions of the Hutton report, and with Blair et al.’s intriguesc(a)res + c; last letters + al.’s, ref. Lord Hutton’s inquiry into the death of Dr Kelly
SecondP. R. LloydIncreasing research into origins of common cold grips NHS, alert to changeres. in c, c; anag.
ThirdD. R. RobinsonDutch painter, accepting lead from Renaissance masters, about on track for becoming greaterr in Hals; c re scent
VHCJ. R. BeresfordResidence has canines around street entrances deploying the snarlres. in c, c; anag.
VHCMrs F. A. BlanchardCurving road heading to civic centre’s new entrances flustered rash learnerc + anag.; anag. incl. L
VHCC. J. BroughamArtist captures ultimate in Cavalier charms (spreading grin, for one)r in Hals; 2 mngs.
VHCDr J. BurscoughPassing ecstasy, absolute madness for The Arsenal captivates growing boy’s heart, screened from soccer novelanag. less E, a; anag. less o; ref. film ‘Fever Pitch’, adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel
VHCC. A. ClarkeNot straight about secret name being released, Hutton Report initially too curtailed, has riveting effectc + anag. incl. n; HR als(o); ref. Iraq War inquiry
VHCV. DixonEarly February’s moon research is restricted by constant cloudy spells: has Lent right weathering?res. in c, c; anag. incl. r
VHCJ. GrimesBent, booting ball out of soccer ground, thrills the Arsenal fanatical (but not team’s heart)anag. less O; anag. less ea; ref. Marcus B., Leicester City footballer
VHCC. R. GumbrellChapter about trail growing hard (one penned by travel writer) is absorbingc re scent; H + a in RLS; ref. Stevenson’s ‘Travels with a Donkey’
VHCJ. P. LesterCuriously recce NT’s growing charms, surprising RHS et al.anag.; anag.
VHCJ. C. LeylandBrief swell in sound? Bow rivets, edges of hull astern damagedcresc(endo); anag. incl. h, l
VHCD. F. ManleyAnxiety working out a series of clues? Shape of smile restored as right hard special ultimately delightsc(a)re + scent; anag. of as r, h, l; ref. comp.
VHCC. J. MorseA heart exuding love, perfume, a curved shape – charms take in an artistc(0)re + scent; r in Hals
VHCW. MurphyReligious symbol, Catholic saint in modern end of church leads to reverential ardour, love, and so transportsC + S in recent; h + first letters
VHCR. PhillipsMultiplying computer key pair gets right inside the LANs’ encryptionCR + Esc; r in anag.; get = captivate
VHCN. G. ShippobothamGrowing a lot of crucifer with little money compels herbalist to check traces of early blight in timecres(s) + cent; herbalist less initial letters
VHCP. L. StoneIncreasing research into care costs initially spells out ‘Alter NHS’res. in c, c; anag.
VHCK. ThomasBath feature, chromium half-outlet traps frothy new lathersCr + esc(ape); anag. incl. n; ref. The Crescent, Bath
VHCM. WainwrightGrowing late, sun having gone in, after cold spells – beginning to rain and lash wildlyc + s in recent; anag. incl. r
VHCDr E. YoungChains at sea lash rent of bow in epic rescueanag.; hidden

HCs in competition 1654 awarded to:

R. D. AndersonK. W. CrawfordMrs M. JanssenG. C. Rosser
D. AppletonE. CrossMrs D. B. JenkinsonMr & Mrs G. R. Scott
W. G. ArnottG. CuthbertMiss G. M. MayD. P. Shenkin
D. ArthurR. DeanB. G. MidgleyP. Thacker
M. S. BarkerN. C. DexterT. J. MooreyD. H. Tompsett
E. A. BeaulahH. FreemanD. J. R. OgilvieJ. R. Tozer
Rev Canon C. M. BrounMrs C. GeorgeF. R. PalmerMrs C. Velarde
B. BurtonM. GoodliffeG. ParsonsA. P. Vick
C. J. & M. P. ButlerD. R. GregoryM. L. PerkinsJ. Wakely
Mrs M. J. CansfieldJ. P. GuiverD. Price JonesA. J. Wardrop
R. CohenP. HeffernanN. RoperM. H. E. Watson