Azed Competition No. 388  Azed Slip  |  ◀  384  |  393  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
388 Sep 1979ALEXIPHARMIC normal28


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. PalmerWith this elixir a chap gets restored having swallowed a bit of monkswoodm in anag., & lit.
SecondD. P. M. MichaelAnswer to unknown quantity in a phial – crime thwarted?x in anag., & lit.
ThirdMrs E. J. ShieldsWith this admitted freely one might follow Mithridatic example A.D.comp. anag. & lit.; ref. King M. V of Pontus d. by poisoning
VHCC. Allen BakerWhat is lexical I hamper – resort to me for thatcomp. anag. & lit.; re-sort
VHCD. R. ArmitageMaybe draught, one with power against bane, taken in to cut off poisonale + I P harm in (to)xic, & lit.
VHCDr J. K. AronsonDrink unknown quantity of Harpic? I’m a mixture you’ll needale x + anag., & lit.; brand of bleach
VHCM. J. BalfourSuch trivets did rightly make placid Mithridates VI, Rexcomp. anag. & lit.; ref. King M. of Pontus, father d. by poisoning
VHCM. J. BallThere’s mischief in a law I choose incompletely preventing poisoningharm in a lex I pic(k)
VHCMrs F. BlanchardElixir a champ needed when nobbledanag.
VHCMiss N. M. BrownRash pa, I exclaim frantically, not arsenic! Counteract its effects with thisanag. less As.
VHCE. J. BurgeThe unknown quantity in devious crime – a phial. Poison container?x in anag.
VHCMrs M. P. CraineChemist’s answer to drug problem? ‘Funnily enough, I mix chap ale with a dash of rum’anag. incl. r
VHCN. C. DexterElixir a chap needed when mad enough to hold mamba’s headanag. incl. m
VHCR. A. EnglandBitter kernel of toxin I mostly remove without damageale x + harm in I pic(k)
VHCA. L. FreemanSandy has one arm restricted by a jagged chip – needing a jag of this?Alex(ander) I + arm in anag.
VHCJ. P. H. HirstOne’s after the answer to something with power to injure one, in Guinness perhapsx + I + P harm I, all in Alec, & lit.; ref. actor
VHCG. JohnstoneBeverage to cap Harpic mix drunk?ale + anag., & lit.; brand of bleach
VHCF. P. N. LakeIndia pale, perhaps, at first – then team cheer up in after-lunch period, getting 99 against venomous attackale XI + rah (rev.) in p.m. + IC
VHCA. D. LeggeBrew Eleven and Harp drunk, then half a Mickey – antidote neededale XI + anag. + Mic(key); beer brands
VHCC. LovingMurder a la Crippen? Mix he kept away from jug!anag. less pen, & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyWhat’s your poison? I’m anti that ‘unreal’ Harp! I exclaimanag.; beer brand
VHCJ. D. MooreWith this, a brew of ilex has little power to hurt one, seea + anag. + P harm I c
VHCC. J. MorseSandy hair flying conceals P.M. in charge of counter-measures against snakesAlex + anag. incl. P + M i/c
VHCM. PostlethwaiteMithridatic mixer a caliph concoctedanag.; ref. King M. V of Pontus d. by poisoning
VHCD. R. RobinsonIt reaches those parts that need reviving. ‘Harp!’ I exclaim, wronglyanag.; ref. beer brand and Heineken ads
VHCB. F. RussellBaffling poison: broken phial complicates crime with axanag.
VHCP. J. WoodsFor a toxic arm I help – turn to mecomp. anag. & lit.
VHCDr E. YoungPoisoning cure – to mix a phial get this outcomp. anag. & lit.

HCs in competition 388 awarded to:

R. H. AdeyB. FrancoJ. G. HullM. L. Perkins
E. AkenheadE. A. FreeR. H. F. IshamH. Rainger
F. D. H. AtkinsonDr R. E. GillsonA. H. JonesC. P. Rea
Miss G. BarkerI. GilmoreC. L. JonesN. Roles
G. T. BerrymanD. A. GingerR. JonesL. G. D. Sanders
A. J. BlackhurstS. GoldieN. KemmerT. E. Sanders
A. G. BogieO. GreenwoodA. LawrieA. F. Simmerson
Mrs A. R. BradfordDr J. F. GrimshawM. D. LawsW. K. M. Slimmings
J. M. BrownR. S. HaddockJ. D. LockettF. B. Stubbs
R. S. CaffynI. F. HainesM. A. Macdonald-CooperJ. G. Stubbs
W. P. CassD. V. HarryRev W. P. ManahanMiss E. S. Taylor
H. ClarkJ. HendersonC. G. MillinP. C. Thornton
C. A. ClarkeP. F. HendersonT. J. MooreyE. Tingle
Mrs J. M. CritchleyV. G. HendersonN. C. MorionW. E. White
A. L. DennisA. HodgsonH. B. MortonJ. P. A. Wildey
J. H. DingwallE. M. HolroydR. A. MostynM. G. Wilson
P. DrummondE. HubbleD. S. NagleE. G. Wren
Dr I. S. FletcherC. H. HudsonJ. P. O’NeillDr R. L. Wynne