Azed Competition No. 2168  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2165  |  2170  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2168 Xmas 2013CENTURY (with missing C) Missing Letter25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseFive sore backsides to physic grieve Matron – not you, Dr Busbyscore; last letters; ref. the Rev Dr Richard B., famous flogging headmaster of Westminster 1638-1693
SecondM. BarleyYears spanned by crossword anon after its first appearance, entertaining for allcanon; c + U in entry
ThirdA. BrashBatting uncertainty isn’t gone – five sore resultsscore; anag. less ain’t; ref. England’s woeful test results in Australia
VHCJ. AbernethyRow about discordant tune in Strauss’s score?crow; anag. in cry; ref. Andrew S., former test cricketer
VHCDr J. BurscoughTen sore – you’re dismissing one in two possiblyscore; anag. of alternate letters & lit.; 200 × ½
VHCC. J. ButlerTurn ye falteringly after the onset of old age?cold; c + anag.
VHCM. J. ClarkeStokes’s mighty sore in Perth, start of comeback yet urn is wretchedly lostscore; c + anag.; ref. fruitless century by Ben Stokes in Perth test
VHCH. FreemanClubs getting heads snapped off, express holer with three-figure scorecholer; c + (v)ent (f)ury; ref. golf
VHCR. GilbertFive sore old regulars caught for all to see nipping into erstwhile hostelryscore; c + U in entry
VHCR. GrafenIt’s all about adventures in middle agecall; entu in cry
VHCJ. GrimesOld soldiers in a bath, introduction of Noel truce ending in muddy playbatch; anag. incl. N, y; ref. WWI incident
VHCB. C. & J. I. JamesTune broadcast for all to take in occasion of Queen’s message?call; anag. in cry; ref. Queen’s telegram
VHCJ. P. LesterWeep about rumbling tune in score of quintetscrumbling; anag. in cry
VHCC. G. MillinA top batsman’s sore, with a one followed by two ducksscore; 1, 0, 0
VHCT. J. MooreyStokes apart, runs yet to be hit with side in crisis – this sore neededscore; anag. incl. c less s; ref. test century by Ben S.
VHCM. OwenPuzzle this old? Could be expressed as ‘ton’, rudelycrudely; comp. anag.
VHCDr S. J. ShawTop batsman’s sore perhaps when taking nothing from Courtney bowlingscore; anag. less 0; ref. C. Walsh, former WI fast bowler
VHCP. A. StephensonCook’s opening with run yet failed making one mighty sore!score; C + anag.; ref. Alastair C., England captain
VHCP. L. StoneA number of men carving old turkey with new cutting edge to knifecold; c + anag. incl. n less k
VHCJ. R. TozerFive sore years resolved by new year trucescore; anag. incl. n, y
VHCJ. Vincent & R. PorterCook sometimes makes this – half of Xmas bird with last of gravy and, beforehand, starters of hunky edam and nibbleschunky; c, e, n + tur(key) + y; ref. Alastair C., England captain
VHCA. J. WardropUrn etc lost before finale in Sydney, Stokes’s sore in Perthscore; anag. y; ref. test century by Ben S.
VHCA. WhittakerMilitary unit one despatched, we hear, united army’s regularsonce; ‘sent’ U +(a)r(m)y
VHCG. H. WillettIt’s acceptable in the old guard and pleases anyone with the MCMCC; U in centry
VHCA. J. YoungDuration of one major conflict – it’s true involving limits to nationality can provide the answertruce; anag. incl. n, y; ref. 100 years war

HCs in competition 2168 awarded to:

D. K. ArnottDr I. S. FletcherM. A. Macdonald-CooperP. Taylor
M. BarnesG. I. L. GraftonD. F. ManleyR. C. Teuton
T. C. BorlandD. HarrisT. D. NichollM. Wainwright
C. J. BroughamD. V. HarryJ. NicholsonMrs A. M. Walden
P. CargillR. J. HealdM. L. PerkinsL. Ward
D. CarterR. HeskethA. PlumbR. J. Whale
C. A. ClarkeJ. R. HowlettD. Price JonesDr E. Young
N. ConnaughtonG. JohnstoneT. RuddR. Zara
E. DawidM. JoslinC. Short 
V. DixonDr D. T. LambertI. Simpson