Azed Competition No. 247  Azed Slip  |  ◀  243  |  249  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
247 Dec 1976FLIVVER normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. R. KirbyIs a battered rifle loaded with caps of Victorian vintage an ‘old banger’?Vv in anag.
SecondRev C. M. BrounNoisy and liable to blow up, with little speed in it? Right!f + v in live + r, & lit.; v = velocity
ThirdMrs E. AllenThis is a flop – not half! No good comes from revving upfl(op) + revvi(ng) (rev.), & lit.
VHCC. Allen BakerPlane in which the onset of repeated vibration is inevitablev, v in flier, & lit.
VHCA. L. DennisNo dice could be made to show 2 fives in quick trainV V in flier; n. d. = failure
VHCG. B. GreerJerry Ford’s failure?2 mngs.; i.e. jerry-built; ref. Gerald F. and carmaker
VHCW. JacksonPatriotic gestures in the pilot’s messV, V in flier; ref. V signs
VHCA. LawrieIn this an airman might carry ten, if split into two partiesV V in flier, & lit; 10 = V + V
VHCM. D. LawsDud would need added range, I suspect, to compose ‘Fringe’ revivalcomp. anag.; suspect adj.; ref. Dudley Moore, ‘Beyond the Fringe’
VHCA. D. LeggeIt’s comparatively slow on the road – very, very fast in an express trainv v in flier; fast = fixed
VHCD. F. ManleyWhat makes female enjoy life, having bottom pinched? Very short mini perhapsf liv(e) ver(y); Mini car
VHCH. S. MasonFlop viva dropping vowels in flutterv(i)v(a) in flier; flutter = gamble
VHCD. P. M. MichaelI’ve almost knocked over Vicar following female learner’s tin Lizzief L + I’v(e) + Rev (rev.)
VHCC. J. Morse‘Floruit 4 & 5 Qu. Eliz.’ might describe Morris MinorFl. IV V ER
VHCF. E. NewloveFlipping kite’s a flop!2 mngs.; kite = aircraft
VHCR. J. PalmerWhat a gamble holding a pair of fives could be?V V in flier, & lit.; ref. poker
VHCC. P. ReaLittle volume and very little of value in an airman’s this!v v in flier, & lit.
VHCA. J. RedstoneRobin illustrates it aptly – even without verses insidev, v in flier, & lit.; ref. Reliant R.; misleading ref. to Xmas card
VHCD. R. RobinsonThe character leading visibly twice in an unfair start is a flopv v in flier
VHCT. E. SandersFor a banger about five foot long I’ve a short recipeV in f l I’ve + r
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsMaybe its pilot is stuck with signs of derision?V, V in flier, & lit.; i.e. V signs
VHCF. B. StubbsSee five in a Tiger Moth, perhaps – that’s as much as this can takev V in flier, & lit.
VHCD. C. WilliamsonA twopenny runabout requires £5 ÷ 5 ÷ 50L and V in fiver; sum gives 2p
VHCP. J. WoodsAirborne one’ll have limited velocitiesv, v in flier, & lit.

HCs in competition 247 awarded to:

F. D. H. AtkinsonJ. R. du ParcqE. M. HornbyN. Roles
M. BarnesJ. A. FinckenJ. M. HoughtonH. R. Sanders
A. G. BogieRev S. W. FloydG. JohnstoneW. J. M. Scotland
C. O. ButcherB. FrancoG. JonesJ. G. Stubbs
R. S. CaffynA. L. FreemanJ. C. LeylandJ. C. P. Taylor
D. P. ChappellS. FureyH. R. LockhartL. E. Thomas
C. A. ClarkeF. D. GardinerJ. D. MooreG. A. Tomlinson
M. A. CooperS. GoldieJ. J. MooreD. H. Tompsett
Mrs M. P. CraineH. HancockA. J. K. MoultRev K. R. Upton
A. J. CrowA. HodgsonF. R. PalmerG. C. West
R. DeanS. HolgateI. PatersonRev C. D. Westbrook
J. H. DingwallR. J. HooperMrs E. M. PhairR. J. Whale