Azed Competition No. 473  Azed Slip  |  ◀  469  |  478  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
473 May 1981HERRING-BONE normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. G. MillinLike a walk up a ski-slope – hard to take without backslidingerring in H bone; bone = steal
SecondD. F. ManleyB—— hard climbing without slipping? Then one is needederring in b H (rev.) + one, & lit.
ThirdC. A. ClarkeSingular result of German invasion? A certain type of struttingi.e. Herr in GB + one; ref. goose-step; strut1,2
VHCC. Allen BakerGoner in the briny (not tiny) after decompositionanag. less tiny, & lit.
VHCW. A. BarnardGerman, over here, with inclination towards English suitingi.e. Herr in GB on E
VHCM. BarnesGee worked with Hern and O’Brien to get uphill in snowanag. incl. g; ref. racehorse trainers
VHCH. J. BradburyTo climb a slope on skis without slipping, here’s a lead for you to followerring in HB + one; HB = lead in pencil; you = one
VHCE. ChalkleyJumping hero, being never disheartened, to make V-signs when remountinganag. incl. n(eve)r; ref. Harvey Smith
VHCP. R. ClemowStitch that may cause distress in a marei.e. her ringbone; ref. ailment of horses
VHCR. DeanTake ski-lift and start to climb with this – could be ticklish for beginnercomp. anag. incl. c, & lit.
VHCJ. M. GerardHeight gaining suitable for beginner following short ski courseh + anag. less f, & lit.
VHCN. C. GoddardHere one’s after simple hemming loopring in herb + one, & lit.
VHCS. GoldieIn Henri Bergson’s evolution, society skips a pattern, progressing by alternativesanag. less S; ref. French philosopher 1859-1941
VHCS. D. and E. J. GriewHow to get right ‘up the slippery slope’? It’s initially hard but, barring mistakes, one succeeds!erring in h b + one; ref. puzzle
VHCMrs N. JarmanComplain about wrong starter to Bentley – it could end in the throttle getting stuckerring B in hone2
VHCV. JenningsTweed, possibly, yielding fish fingerherring bone; finger, bone = steal
VHCR. J. LawrenceMoan about straying bachelor, it’s the pattern of many suitserring B in hone2
VHCC. LovingHorner, being curious, finds on an inclination what’s left in crustanag.; ref. Little Jack H.
VHCD. R. MarshallTo climb on skis in Britain, after slip, sharpen edgeserr + in GB, all in hone; edges vb.
VHCD. P. M. MichaelHeight’s wicked – taking lift or staggering up stepsh + erring + bone; bone = steal
VHCC. J. MorseNon-U neighbour besotted with semi-modern style of fancy stoneworkanag. incl. (mod)ern less U
VHCD. V. B. UnwinHenry, straying from the right line, bowled one alternately in different directions, on the slopeH erring b one; ref. Omar H., SA cricketer
VHCR. J. WhaleOo, been hurrying? Could have given you this stitchcomp. anag.

HCs in competition 473 awarded to:

Mrs P. A. BaxR. P. DowlingN. KesselMrs A. G. Phillips
R. C. BellD. S. FielkerA. LawrieC. Quin
A. J. BissetDr I. S. FletcherM. D. LawsC. P. Rea
Mrs K. BissettF. D. GardinerJ. H. C. LeachJ. H. Russell
Mrs F. A. BlanchardS. C. GilchristS. M. MansellN. G. Shippobotham
Mrs A. BoyesJ. J. GoulstoneH. S. MasonMrs I. G. Smith
R. BrainG. GregoryL. MayJ. Sparrow
E. J. BurgeB. GrimshawMiss F. McCluskeyF. B. Stubbs
C. J. & M. P. ButlerJ. F. GrimshawA. C. MorrisonJ. G. Stubbs
R. S. CaffynP. F. HendersonT. W. MortimerMrs J. Welford
Mrs M. J. CansfieldJ. P. H. HirstD. S. NagleD. C. Williamson
M. CoatesJ. A. HoldenLt-Cmdr A. R. NolanL. C. Wright
Mrs M. P. CraineA. W. HoweF. R. PalmerDr E. Young
A. L. DennisJ. G. HullL. Paterson 
N. C. DexterD. A. JessopW. H. Pegram