Azed Competition No. 2126  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2122  |  2131  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2126 Mar 2013DESPERATE normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstDr S. J. ShawSmash US TV series heaped woe for such housewivescomp. anag. & lit.
SecondR. J. HealdHairless? Hate being without one’s wigdesp(I’s)e + rate2; wig2
ThirdG. H. WillettAt end of line? Fish in river has swallowed what’s theree in sprat in Dee
VHCD. & N. AsplandMisprint of ‘separated’ with E for A makes one furiousanag. with e for a; ref. common misspelling
VHCM. BarleyPadres might console the terminally ill in extremisanag. incl. t, e, e
VHCDr J. BurscoughFurious violation of speed limits snitch brought on the end of both Huhne and Prycee rat in anag.; ref. convictions of Chris H. and Vicky P.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherAbout person, wild with nothing left to lose?per. in des(0 l)ate, & lit.
VHCJ. GrimesBarge chap ignoring chart steered up the creekanag. incl. (ch.)ap
VHCD. HarrisI’m so distraught, making such remedies aptcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperSinking with deep waters swirling about could make one thisanag. less w, & lit.
VHCMrs M. JanssenLacking brother’s finish and energy, devious Ed’s repartee is hopelessanag. less r, E; ref. Milibands
VHCD. F. ManleyAs consumer of monstrous pie, person tucks into a steed, mincedper. in anag.; ref. D. Dan and recent horsemeat scandal
VHCT. J. MooreyNo ordinary love poems work – must be ‘hopeless’ or ‘dying’!(o)des (o)perate
VHCC. J. MorseDepart with See in disarray? That could be recklessanag.; ref. former Pope’s resignation
VHCD. Price JonesDiscouraged the misspelling of SEPARATED with an E instead of an Aanag. with e for a
VHCP. A. StephensonSuch housewives may show US viewers heated pose!comp. anag. & lit.
VHCP. L. StoneDead shy speed dater circulating without hopeanag. less d
VHCR. C. TeutonPie-eater Dan’s seen as this in a comiccomp. anag. & lit.
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenGagging order predates end of caseanag. + e
VHCL. WardDying sun sinks into deep shimmering river at mouth of EuphratesS in anag. + R at E
VHCR. J. WhaleOn the ropes, a weed’s battered – one who’s this, perhaps?comp. anag. & lit.

HCs in competition 2126 awarded to:

T. AndersonN. CraggsE. C. LanceW. Ransome
M. BarkerW. DreverJ. C. LeylandD. P. Shenkin
G. BorooahC. M. EdmundsS. G. G. MacdonaldN. G. Shippobotham
C. J. BroughamJ. EmmsW. F. MainI. Simpson
J. M. BrownP. EvansP. W. MarlowP. Taylor
C. J. ButlerMrs N. FullartonJ. McGheeMrs A. Terrill
D. A. CampbellG. GostlingP. McKennaJ. R. Tozer
Mrs M. J. CansfieldG. I. L. GraftonRev M. R. MetcalfM. Wainwright
D. CarterMrs E. GreenawayC. G. MillinMs S. Wallace
B. CheesmanJ. GuiverT. D. NichollA. J. Wardrop
J. & B. ChennellsD. V. HarryC. OgilvieDr M. C. Whelan
C. A. ClarkeJ. R. HowlettM. OwenMs B. Widger
P. ColesG. JohnstoneM. L. Perkins 
N. ConnaughtonB. JonesA. Phillips