Azed Competition No. 384  Azed Slip  |  ◀  379  |  388  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
384 Aug 1979OUTSPREADING normal29


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstDr E. YoungAs girt done up loosely?anag. & lit.
SecondR. J. PalmerPuts a girdle on tight – must shed pounds – if figure’s this?anag. less L; tight = drunk
ThirdS. GoldieHow the Empress kept her figure, doing rambles round rough pastureanag. in anag.; ref. Wodehouse’s E. of Blandings
VHCC. Allen BakerGetting fat? That’s duff or spud-eatinganag.; duff adj.
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonCharacteristic of middle age – can lead to stupor in agedanag.
VHCM. BarnesSickly pseudo-grin at appearance of famous chestnutanag.; ref. Longfellow: “Under the spreading c. tree”
VHCJ. M. BrownLike antlers, in proud English stag, extravagantly displayedanag. incl. E
VHCMrs M. J. CansfieldVarious points argued in broadcastanag.
VHCA. J. CrowI’m bulging – bit of paunch – on diet – sugar’s outanag. incl. p
VHCA. L. DennisEating spuds or putting away seconds possibly produces this sort of figureanag. less s
VHCN. C. DexterLike an old chestnut or aged pun – it’s cornyanag.; ref. Longfellow: “Under the spreading c. tree”; corny = tipsy
VHCP. DrummondCountry rates and taxes 50% up with town sprawlouts + (u)p + Reading; outs n. = payment of rates
VHCE. A. FreeExtending our span with diet – adding bit of girth, that is?anag. + g, & lit.
VHCH. HancockLike a tree pigs eat round freelyanag.
VHCJ. A. HoldenUnfolding, airing, folding a bedcoverspread in outing
VHCW. IslipBig spanner’s feature does grip a nut awkwardlyanag.
VHCD. F. ManleyHoney’s ——: is she pregnant do you fancy?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCD. P. M. MichaelStretching the margedouble mng.; marge1,2
VHCC. G. MillinDiet with the minimum of protein, and no sugar, reduces such a figureanag. incl. p
VHCT. J. MooreyGrowing adipose grunt horridlyanag.
VHCC. J. MorseExpanding pound’s a tiger let looseanag.
VHCD. A. NichollsPound is great abroad: going even furtheranag.
VHCH. RaingerWrestling grip used to an increasing extentanag.
VHCH. L. RhodesThat which is grandiose, put all over the placeanag. & lit.
VHCD. R. RobinsonWelcoming arms are – having a guest drop in on the hopanag.
VHCMrs E. J. ShieldsSound pair get runs – producing such a field?anag.
VHCB. D. SmithBlow-out in the middle of a day trip? That’s just like a spare tyre!spread in outing
VHCMrs J. WelfordThis canopy needs well-hammered pegs around itanag.
VHCM. G. WilsonBroadcast praise unto God without love? That can’t be right!anag. less 0

HCs in competition 384 awarded to:

Dr K. W. AndrewsO. GreenwoodH. S. MasonA. J. C. Saunders
A. BottomsB. GreerR. G. MasseyMrs J. Saunders
Mrs A. BoyesA. A. J. GriffithsH. W. MassinghamW. J. M. Scotland
Rev C. M. BrounJ. F. GrimshawL. MayMrs J. Seville
E. J. BurgeA. HallA. J. McLeanS. B. Sidney
E. ChalkleyMrs P. C. HawkerJ. J. MooreF. B. Stubbs
M. CoatesE. M. HolroydR. S. MorseJ. G. Stubbs
Mrs D. M. ColleyR. J. HooperR. A. MostynM. E. Ventham
L. J. DavenportJ. I. JamesF. E. NewloveS. B. Webb
R. DeanMiss E. H. C. JenkinsDr J. D. OgilvieC. E. Williams
Dr V. G. I. DeshmukhP. JubbL. W. G. OxleyD. B. Williams
C. M. DraperM. D. LawsN. O’NeillG. Willmott
O. M. EllisC. W. LaxtonF. R. PalmerDr L. Wynne
J. S. FowlieC. LovingM. L. Perkins 
F. D. GardinerMrs S. M. MacphersonA. Rivlin 
M. GrahamA. E. MannT. E. Sanders