Azed Competition No. 460  Azed Slip  |  ◀  456  |  464  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
460 Feb 1981SWOOP normal27


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstA. K. GregoryZero in suddenly0 in swop, & lit.; swop adv., see supplement in Chambers 1977
SecondC. A. ClarkeStrike having circled round?O in swop, & lit.
ThirdDr E. YoungZero would do, in strikeO in swop, & lit ; do = suffice; Z., Jap. fighter plane
VHCD. AshcroftSun to have Court Page? Peregrine’s line, surelyS woo p; ref. P. Worsthorne
VHCMrs A. R. BradfordRapid plunging of body to pursue (amorously) in wanting childrenwoo in sp
VHCE. J. BurgeCircle in suddenly – in descent (of course)O in swop, & lit.; swop adv.; down word
VHCD. A. H. ByattLove in exchange for Cupid’s dart?0 in swop
VHCDr V. G. I. DeshmukhWomen’s busts outsize – uplift needed round soft downward plungingW in OS (rev.) + O p
VHCN. C. DexterWhat does Owl do? Woos Pussy-cat when starting at seaanag. incl. P; ref. Lear: ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’
VHCO. H. FrazerScots pass swiftly outflanks Welsh onslaughtW in soop
VHCN. C. GoddardSpring – the first signs of which occupy suitorwoo in Sp; suitor v.
VHCJ. J. GoulstoneSoak embraces misery in a divewo in sop
VHCV. G. HendersonDip determining disaster?2 mngs.
VHCMrs R. HerbertSwift downward flight leads to shrew – wily old owl’s preyfirst letters
VHCJ. P. H. HirstA sudden onslaught in Noel’s TV show: O for a bit of peace and quiet!Swap Shop with O for a p sh; ref. TV show ‘Multicoloured Swap Shop’ with N. Edmonds
VHCE. M. HolroydLeads to sudden winged onslaught on prey?first letters
VHCA. H. JonesWork will be needed, not half, after Shirley Williams and Owen initially take the plungeS W + O + op; ref. defections to SDP, David O.
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperJock and I’ll crash Vanessa’s party – could be the death of Mrs MacD. and the kids!oo2 in SWP; ref. V. Redgrave in Socialist Workers Party and Lady Macduff in Macbeth; “one fell s.”
VHCC. G. MillinNot exactly a slow operation – it doesn’t take longanag. incl. op. less l, & lit.
VHCC. J. MorseWarning to go slow in steep and sudden descentwo in sop
VHCR. J. PalmerSouse and souse to drown sorrowwo in sop; souse = swoop
VHCK. ReedDive over with try to win in the middle of Arms Parkwoo in s P; ref. Cardiff rugby stadium
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandStop parking in busy spot with time running out or traffic warden will!wo in anag. less t
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsCase for court is maybe odds on… after police one?woo in SP; starting price
VHCJ. B. SweetingDuck in suddenly0 in swop, & lit.; swop adv.
VHCA. J. WardropWhat lovers do with poise after start of seduction?s + woo + p
VHCL. C. WrightSpeedy action, by CID perhaps, will deal a blow to vice ringO in swop; vice vt.

HCs in competition 460 awarded to:

T. AndersonDr J. C. FeltonMrs D. B. JenkinsonJ. Philbrick
E. A. BeaulahD. S. FielkerN. KemmerD. R. Robinson
A. BottomsDr I. S. FletcherR. E. KimmonsG. C. Rosser
Mrs A. BoyesRev S. W. FloydG. G. LawranceT. E. Sanders
Rev C. M. BrounM. A. FurmanM. D. LawsD. P. Shenkin
A. J. BulmanF. D. GardinerM. LloydD. M. Stanford
R. S. CaffynS. GoldieB. LoweF. B. Stubbs
Mrs M. J. CansfieldJ. GraingeD. F. ManleyE. Tingle
D. P. ChappellB. GreerB. ManvellD. H. Tompsett
G. H. ClarkeR. B. GroteL. MayA. R. Trowell
M. CoatesT. HallamD. P. M. MichaelR. Van Langen
Mrs M. P. CraineA. O. HarriesJ. J. MooreA. J. M. Watt
G. CuthbertD. HarrisonT. J. MooreyC. E. Williams
P. DrummondP. F. HendersonA. C. MorrisonD. C. Williamson
M. EarleN. HobbsR. A. MostynM. G. Wilson
Miss L. EveleighT. HoggartDr P. Owen 
C. J. FeetenbyR. A. HutchinsonF. R. Palmer