Azed Competition No. 2456  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2451  |  2460  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2456 Jul 2019TRACTOR / TORMINAL Overlaps22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. HealdHunt losing backing might help us till normality restored, avoiding unseemly Tory gripingtrac(k); till3; anag. less anag.; ref. Jeremy H., Conservative leadership race
SecondJ. C. LeylandI do drag queen act nervously, performing in lamé with no end of collywobblesanag. incl. R; anag. less e
ThirdA. H. HarkerI’m not in the least concerned with stomach pains: I’ll pull right back before foodmin(I’m)al; rt (rev.) + AC
VHCM. BarleyI work hard to draw tense contest, batting out final gut-wrenching minutes with a 50t + rac(e); min. + a + L
VHCMs K. BoltonCaterpillar’s bite of extra cabbage minimal but I’m left describing vicious butterflieshidden; min(I’m)al; make of tractor
VHCC. A. ClarkeRunway not finished, aircraft propeller decapitated animal transported with discomfort to the corporationtrac(k); anag. less a
VHCM. J. ClarkeFerguson possibly starts to taunt Rossoneri, AC Milan confused and belly-achingt R + AC; anag.; ref. nickname of AC Milan, Alec F. and make of tractor
VHCDr P. ColesOne feeds paper endless number of gripes threatening to replace Tory with Liberal(record) trac(k); minatory with L for Tory
VHCN. ConnaughtonCarry around what traditionally works on the farm in stopping the pain of coliccart (rev.); in in mal
VHCW. DreverRelating to gripes altering main line vehicle route largelyanag. + l; trac(k)
VHCH. FreemanWhat beats the field in flat race? Not a lame animal with the trots!hidden; anag. less a
VHCT. D. NichollWagon goes over cat, maybe (not a wild animal) – gut-wrenching?cart (rev.); anag. less a; cat = caterpillar tractor
VHCJ. & A. PriceMangled headless animal! Colicky cat maybe? Dog with no tail?anag. less a; trac(k); cat = caterpillar tractor
VHCS. RandallTime to complain endlessly about slow transport? I’m not in the least concerned with gripest + car(p) (rev.); min(I’m)al
VHCA. D. ScottRespecting the gripes in terminals, plane route to be shortened?hidden; trac(k)
VHCDr S. J. ShawWith griping pains, sick animal’s not a practical replacement for draft horse returning cartanag. less a; cart (rev.)
VHCJ. SmailesDrawer of shares starts to transfer account nominally at centre of grumbles in corporationtr ac; hidden centrally; share1,2
VHCJ. R. TozerGriping in Spem in alium leads to testy remarks about choir’s ‘groundbreaking’ itemhidden; first letters; ref. Tallis choral work
VHCMs S. WallaceCat starts to tremble, retch and cramp – poor animal not the first afflicted with the gripesfirst letters; anag. less a; cat = caterpillar tractor
VHCA. J. WardropFerguson perhaps starts to turn round AC Milan after resolution of gripest, r AC; anag.; ref. Alec F. and make of tractor
VHCR. J. WhaleBig performer when associated with Chelsea, transitive to AC Milan but unfortunately succumbing to gut-rottr. + AC; anag.; ref. Chelsea tractor
VHCK. & J. WolffMail’s furore about number of gripes ‘leading motivator’ in beleaguered bureaucrat leaving officen in anag.; anag. less bureau; ref. Ambassador to US Sir Kim Darroch’s resignation

HCs in competition 2456 awarded to:

T. AndersonDr M. EwartP. W. MarlowP. Tharby
D. & N. AsplandR. GilbertC. G. MillinJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
M. BarkerM. HodgkinT. J. MooreyMrs A. M. Walden
P. BartlamG. JohnstoneW. RansomeD. Whisstock
J. G. BoothE. C. LanceDr J. B. ReidG. H. Willett
R. BowdenB. LoveringT. RuddDr E. Young
V. DixonM. LunanN. G. Shippobotham 
A. S. EverestD. F. ManleyC. M. Steele