Azed Competition No. 615  Azed Slip  |  ◀  610  |  618  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
615 Feb 1984HISTORIETTE normal29


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. S. ElliottIt is hotter, unsettled, over east. Rain, perhaps, is indicatedanag. + E; ref. W. S. Maugham’s short story
SecondW. K. M. SlimmingsMrs T’s lot end on top, not wet, stopping turn to left. Brief writer’s work?Tories with s to start + TT in hie; stop = plug
ThirdD. Price JonesIt could be a fable. The tortoise, I suspect, ought to loseanag. less 0; suspect adj., ought2
VHCD. W. ArthurNovel – short title, i.e. 50 leaves?anag. less L, & lit.
VHCM. BarleyShort title, i.e. no long novelanag. less l, & lit.
VHCC. BroughamI set the trio ‘bowling’ at seaanag. & lit.; ref. ‘Three Wise Men of Gotham’: “If the bowl had been stronger, my tale had been longer.”
VHCD. L. L. ClarkeShort title, lacking length, that is a little novelanag. less l incl. i.e., & lit.
VHCM. CoatesTho’ terse, it, when unfolded, may captivate oneI in anag., & lit.
VHCN. C. Dexter‘Shortie’ little Decline and Fall with lines omitted?anag. less ll, & lit.; ref. Waugh novel
VHCM. EarleWork about other times, its manuscript spareanag. less MS, & lit.
VHCO. M. EllisShort tale, i.e. it lacks a long ramblinganag. less a l, & lit.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherRiot with test bats going in haste – a summary of momentous event?anag. in hie; ref. Christchurch test
VHCN. C. GoddardIs it there to supply a quick read?anag.; supply adv.
VHCD. A. GrasslandI.e. short tale without substance? It could be written as suchanag. incl. t(al)e, & lit.
VHCV. G. HendersonRomantic title, not long, i.e. short?anag. less l, & lit.; romantic = wild
VHCG. B. HigginsSomerset, though without MS, hit it offanag. less MS, & lit.; ref. W. S. Maugham
VHCR. J. HooperShort title, i.e. not long novelanag. less L, & lit.
VHCA. H. JonesSpinner’s delivery, short of a length, ties hitter (0) in knotsanag. incl. 0
VHCJ. H. C. LeachMan’s extremity contains elements of trite yarn typical of Maughamanag. in his toe; ref. W. S. M.
VHCJ. D. H. MackintoshPotted version of ’Thirties to beginning of ’Eighties, perhapsanag. incl. E, & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyA little romance? Such fun with cryptic letters may show it is fourteenthcomp. anag.; ref. Valentine’s Day
VHCH. W. MassinghamVersion of Thirties to onset of Eightiesanag. incl. E, & lit.
VHCD. P. M. MichaelThat is, in short, title devised without lengthi.e. in anag. less l, & lit.
VHCD. S. NagleTo relate this I need uncomplicated exposition not taking one longanag. less a l, & lit.
VHCMrs K. Orr‘World’ of Wells, perhaps; does it rise to the genre of O. Henry?anag., 2 defs.; ref. ‘A Short History of the World’ by H. G. Wells
VHCMrs D. M. C. PrichardGlum episode perhaps: it ties Ron almost in disarray embraced by Eth head over heelsanag. incl. Ro(n) in Eth (rev.); ref. The Glums in radio show ‘Take It From Here’
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandI tire tots fabulously, in the time before dropping off?anag. in (t)he, & lit.
VHCA. J. ShieldsE. Lit. theorist nonplussed with lack of length in such a work!anag. less l, & lit.
VHCR. S. WilsonAngry Shiite retort! Resistance melts away: the story in briefanag. less R; ref. US rapprochement with Iraq

HCs in competition 615 awarded to:

R. H. AdeyG. and J. FerrisJ. P. LesterD. R. Robinson
C. Allen BakerB. FrancoC. J. LoweH. R. Sanders
D. R. AppletonO. H. FrazerR. K. LumsdonL. G. D. Sanders
W. G. ArnottH. FreemanDr R. A. MainT. E. Sanders
D. AshcroftF. D. GardinerS. M. MansellDr W. I. D. Scott
E. A. BeaulahS. GoldieL. MayD. P. Shenkin
J. D. D. BlaikieMrs K. GoodwinC. G. MillinT. A. J. Spencer
Mrs F. A. BlanchardL. S. HarrisT. J. MooreyJ. G. Stubbs
H. J. BradburyP. F. HendersonC. J. MorseL. E. Thomas
P. A. BullA. W. HillJ. J. MurthaM. J. E. Wareham
C. J. & M. P. ButlerC. H. HudsonF. E. NewloveR. J. Whale
R. S. CaffynR. JacksLt Cmdr A. R. NolanG. H. Willett
C. A. ClarkeW. JacksonS. J. O’BoyleS. Woods
G. P. ConwayMrs D. B. JenkinsonF. R. PalmerM. Woolf
A. E. CrowD. A. JohnsonR. J. PalmerI. C. Wynne
J. McI. CruickshankC. L. JonesR. F. PardoeMrs N. F. Young
E. DawidP. W. W. LeachK. Pearce