Azed Competition No. 2500  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2495  |  2504  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2500 May 2020ESPAGN(OLETTE STRENG)THENER Half and Half24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstG. H. WillettThe uncanny faculty, the number and range staggering – what makes you better and better? What’s the catch?ESP + anag. incl. n
SecondH. FreemanWhat’ll reinforce ‘lock’ measure’s keeping distances back, measure incorporated in the ‘R’gaps (rev.) in en + en in the R; ref. lockdown
ThirdT. AndersonNote in parenthesis is missing eg squiggly closure bracketn in anag. less is
VHCD. AppletonWielding e.g. the spanner, something that adds steel boltanag.
VHCD. & N. AsplandWhat makes strong? What makes fast? Genes, heart and extremes of physical exertion are involvedanag. incl. p, n
VHCM. BarleyEspecially tricky, the latest in Azedian range – locked down we may find it something hearteningesp. + anag. incl. n
VHCC. J. BroughamCatch pregnant she forlornly ringing base builder upe in anag.
VHCR. J. HealdSun newspaper’s original page three spread not for all to see, something to enhance a lockeranag. incl. n less U
VHCT. JacobsCatch gannets here with a bit of pilchard at sea shoreanag. incl. p
VHCD. F. ManleyOne’s locked indoors, cracking latest from the top Sun. man – he’s great provider of extra toughness!anag. incl. e, p, n, n
VHCP. W. MarlowBoost that’s applied as means of securing a good number in the present struggling with no end of confinementa g n in anag. less t
VHCP. McKennaFastening cleat? Nearly get the spanner tightanag. less t
VHCRev. Prebendary M. R. MetcalfThis fortifies ‘lockdown’ mechanism the English Government planners broadcast – at first locally ignoredanag. incl. E G less l
VHCJ. R. C. MichieCatch panther seen prowling around the end of Chittagong pierg in anag.
VHCC. ReedFor Windows security additional support – enter pc changes, take out copies, reconfigureanag. less cc
VHCMrs L. J. RobertsBolt fish e.g. snapper, gutted, then cookedanag. less p; see fish2
VHCDr S. J. ShawAnger resolved with the pen’s what gets one more potent closureanag.; ref. ‘the pen is mightier ...’
VHCC. ShortWhat doesn’t kill you proverbially is this vacuous Eeyorish anger spent furiously locking and unlocking baranag. incl. E, h; ref. ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’
VHCP. L. StoneWhat confirms puzzling phenom’s greatness? No ordinary month’s special, an engaging deviceanag. less o, m’s, s
VHCJ. R. TozerWhat’s needed to firm up a door lock? Most get the spanner outanag. less t
VHCMs S. WallaceWhat makes more robust locking device? The spanner, for example, worksanag. incl. eg
VHCT. West-TaylorEnter A & E with NHS GP for treatment – a fitting means of securing something restorativeanag.
VHCD. WhisstockFastening mechanism, eg spanner, usable around the bracethe in anag.
VHCK. & J. WolffWhat might secure dissipation of anger he’s pent? A stiffeneranag.

HCs in competition 2500 awarded to:

M. BarkerI. ElliotS. J. O’BoyleR. C. Teuton
M. BarnesDr I. S. FletcherR. J. PalmerK. Thomas
T. C. BorlandG. I. L. GraftonM. L. PerkinsA. J. Varney
Dr J. BurscoughJ. GrimesD. Price JonesA. Vick
A. & J. CalderA. H. HarkerS. RandallJ. Vincent & Ms R. Porter
D. CarterM. HodgkinW. RansomeL. Ward
C. A. ClarkeG. JohnstoneDr J. B. ReidA. J. Wardrop
T. ClementB. JonesS. ReszetniakR. J. Whale
M. CoatesJ. C. LeylandT. RuddA. Whittaker
Ms L. DavisA. MacDougallA. D. ScottR. Zara
E. DawidC. G. MillinA. J. Shields 
W. DreverT. J. MooreyN. G. Shippobotham 
J. DugganT. D. NichollM. Sloman