Azed Competition No. 1234  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1232  |  1238  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1234 Jan 1996AVANT-PROPOS normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. R. GumbrellThus is French scholar expressing Schwarz’s opening piece for Chambers?(s)avant pro pos, & lit.; ref. Chambers page vi
SecondR. C. Teuton‘It’s written before introduction of volume, an ——’? Repeat arises – oops! that’s carelessa2 + v + an + rpt (rev.) + anag., & lit.; ref. AZ comp 974
ThirdD. Price JonesSee in hilarious soap with Parton some up-front materialv in anag.
VHCD. AshcroftOn appro’s VAT free: gets one a preliminary squintanag.
VHCM. Barley‘Could consist of five paras on top’ – words seen before?anag. incl. v; ref. AZ comp 974
VHCMrs F. A. Blanchard’Ampshire town plan almost complete – work’s beginning(H)avant propos(e)
VHCH. J. BradburyThis may possibly introduce Shakespeare’s ‘Passionate Pilgrim’ or ‘Venus and Adonis’ to new overseas readersanag. of first letters, & lit.
VHCRev Canon C. M. Broun17th Century Bible with a part of it for Prince – old style prefaceAV + a NT + pro P + OS; ref. opening dedication in the AV addressed to Prince James
VHCMrs M. J. CansfieldPreliminary approval’s not forthcoming without a bit of lobbyinganag. less l
VHCC. A. ClarkeScript that’s first and foremost porn. A TV soap is savagedanag.; ref. ‘Brookside’ controversy
VHCM. CoatesOpening salvo, without line being wayward, traps one with many short legs forwardant prop in anag. less l
VHCR. A. EnglandThis proem is served up anew: apparently Morton approves!comp. anag. incl. ap (= apparently), & lit.; ref. first prizewinner in AZ comp 974
VHCH. FreemanPost-volume para? No – au contraireanag. incl. v, & lit.
VHCJ. C. LeylandWord given before? One should do as with TV – pop a ‘(R)’ onanag.; ref. AZ comp 974; (R) indicates repeat
VHCJ. D. LockettIt forms a leading section for Chambersa vant pro pos, & lit.; see van2
VHCH. W. MassinghamA very anarchic pop star on the front pagesa v + anag.
VHCJ. R. C. MichiePreliminary matter, a state produced by smashing protons with powera VA + anag. incl. P
VHCT. J. MooreyWith piece from Schwarz up front, this is accomplished for Chambers(s)avant pro pos, & lit.; ref. Chambers page vi
VHCC. J. MorseCantona’s introduction makes a forward line work in flawed sporta van + op in anag.; ref. Eric C.
VHCC. J. NapierWhat prefaces academic volume: author’s name, title, pompous résumé of proposition or subject?first letters & lit.
VHCJ. R. TozerSuitably includes lines ahead of the main body (as in e.g. Henry V)vant in apropos, & lit.; ref. Prologue to Henry V; see van2
VHCA. P. VickPreliminary fitting involves front and tail of coatvan + t, all in apropos
VHCR. J. WhaleWhat’s post contents? Sorted letters in poor Pat’s vananag.; ref. Postman P.
VHCSir David WillcocksOrder TV on appro as an introductionanag.

HCs in competition 1234 awarded to:

W. AndersonE. GomersallL. McLellanN. G. Shippobotham
D. AppletonG. I. L. GraftonC. G. MillinR. W. Stephenson
Mrs B. AyreMs J. GreatrexA. Morgan-RichardsDr G. A. Styles
C. BoydMrs E. GreenawayF. R. PalmerJ. B. Sweeting
E. J. BurgeP. F. HarkinR. J. PalmerD. H. Tompsett
Dr J. BurscoughR. HeskethJ. PearceA. J. Wardrop
B. BurtonA. HodgsonMrs E. M. PhairM. H. E. Watson
W. ChandlerJ. G. HullMrs A. PriceDr M. C. Whelan
Ms S. C. CockburnT. JacobsD. R. RobinsonD. Williamson
V. DixonR. E. KimmonsC. RobsonW. Wynne Willson
W. DuffinF. P. N. LakeJ. H. Russell 
Dr I. S. FletcherR. K. LumsdonJ. Saynor 
S. GoldieMrs J. MackieD. P. Shenkin