Azed Competition No. 2534  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2532  |  2539  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2534 Jan 2021BOTTLE-WASHER normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. BroughamBalls start to weary a prince if lacking Cinderellabottle + w a sher(if)
SecondM. Lloyd-JonesBetrothal we start to sense going wrong (fiasco with ring?) leads to domesticanag. incl. s, bottle + washer
ThirdG. H. WillettOne left ignored below the salt at work. Right?anag. less l + r, & lit.
VHCD. & N. AsplandThrostles (WBA) surprisingly rejecting debut of star in favour of that of eager, unappreciated hard worker?anag. less s incl. e; ref. West Bromwich Albion
VHCM. BarleyBelowstairs, scrubbing is the work for suchanag. less is, & lit.
VHCT. C. BorlandOne very modestly employed towel, and bather’s changedanag.
VHCDr J. BurscoughBelowstairs, the boots is this perhapscomp. anag. & lit.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherCould be the belowstairs scrubbing is for meanag. less is & lit.
VHCH. FreemanBelowstairs scrubbing is the —— deployed?anag. less is incl. the, & lit.
VHCR. J. HealdGalley slave who strikes receives lash to backwelt to (rev.) in basher
VHCJ. C. LeylandNot the first to use brush and tea-towel at workanag. less u, & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyBelow stairs the cook is being relegated – to become this?anag. less is, & lit; relegate = banish
VHCT. J. MooreyExcellent Aussie all round, Marsh brought on last in Adelaide but he cleans up in Perthwash + e in bottler; but2; ref. Mitch M., Australian all-rounder
VHCJ. PearceWanting attention grabber, refurbished Bolshoi Theatre enthrals with Cinderellaw in anag. less hoi
VHCR. PerryA harmless drudge that Boswell left out? Er … possiblyanag. less l; ref. Samuel Johnson
VHCT. RuddPerhaps Violet Elizabeth wails herself sick, but ‘Outlaw’ fils terrible? He’ll do anythingBott + anag. less anag.; ref. William (Brown) stories
VHCDr S. J. ShawHe engaged in endless below-stairs working, with little time for independencehe in anag. less s, with t for i, & lit.
VHCA. J. ShieldsYou might find me in a pub, deploying the bar towelsanag.
VHCP. L. StoneDrill or awl the best tool for boring jobsanag.; see tool in C.
VHCK. ThomasBestow lather lavishly – he could manage thatanag.
VHCJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterWhat could possibly be worth combining with best ale? A fag, perhaps?anag.
VHCMs S. WallaceMenial work that’s elbow grease – taking flipping ages!anag. less anag.
VHCA. J. WardropBelow stairs with the cooks – you might find —— iscomp. anag. & lit.
VHCA. WhittakerFigaro, e.g., whose blatter tumbled outanag.; ref Rossini’s ‘Largo al factotum’

HCs in competition 2534 awarded to:

P. B. AlldredC. M. EdmundsA. MacDougallA. D. Scott
T. AndersonDr M. EwartP. W. MarlowN. G. Shippobotham
D. AppletonA. GerrardJ. R. C. MichieR. C. Teuton
Ms K. BoltonR. GilbertK. MilanJ. R. Tozer
J. A. ButlerG. I. L. GraftonC. G. MillinA. J. Varney
P. CargillJ. GrimesC. OgilvieMrs A. M. Walden
Ms U. CarterG. HartD. J. R. OgilvieJ. D. Walsh
C. A. ClarkeM. HodgkinS. J. O’BoyleL. Ward
S. L. ClaughtonC. & S. HoskerJ. & A. PriceR. J. Whale
T. ClementD. C. JonesDr J. B. Reid 
W. DreverJ. P. LesterG. J. H. Roberts