Azed Competition No. 692  Azed Slip  |  ◀  688  |  696  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
692 Aug 1985FIDIBUS def. PRICKET Wrong Number21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstDr E. J. MillerIf Budd is running, Decker’s first to go: would point to a spill!point; anag. less D; ref. Zola B., Mary D. incident in Olympics
SecondR. J. HooperGet low impulses to spike punch before our party? It will set things alightspike; id3 in fib2 + us
ThirdC. J. MorseCheap lighter in sailors’ bar is about half a buckbuck; fid + bu(ck) in is
VHCD. W. ArthurPaper spike, when fanned with rage becomes fire-bug’s aidspike; comp. anag.
VHCMrs K. BissettLighter type of story about Princess – here’s where there’s a fast buck to be madebuck; Di in fib + US; ref. P. Diana
VHCA. G. CorriganYou could light your pipe with this spike of wood, indeed – but without a pinch of tobacco? Have a pinch of snuff insteadspike; fid + I3 + bu(t) + s
VHCN. C. DexterBeing holder of one, following half suck, I’d top of bowl litholder; I in anag. of f su(ck) I’d b, & lit.
VHCC. J. FeetenbyPoint of flame I’d certainly conveypoint; f I’d I3 bus, & lit.
VHCR. R. GreenfieldSlip of paper secured by spike, one advance payment sent backspike; fid + I + sub (rev.)
VHCI. F. & L. M. HainesI, having only half a buck and lurking in bars, will inflame a churchwardenbuck; I bu(ck) in fids; c., type of pipe
VHCD. F. ManleyOne to stick in front of fire and offer around shreds of unlit shag?stick; I in f + bid (rev.) + u s, & lit.
VHCK. McDermidA collection of ls.1d farthing and half a buck might inflame churchwardenbuck; anag. incl. f and bu(ck); c., type of pipe
VHCT. J. MooreyStick one into ends of firewood – leads to its burning up slowlystick; I in f, d + i b u s, & lit.
VHCT. W. MortimerNucleus of NUJ will stick in if bid’s failed. This could get on wick when there’s a blackout!stick; U in anag.; ref. BBC dispute
VHCH. B. MortonIlluminating article I’d seen in Punch concludes where the buck is passedbuck; I’d in fib2 + US
VHCR. F. NaishSpike for splitting one bushel, revealing source of lightspike; fid I bus.; ref. Matt. 5:15
VHCR. J. PalmerStick I dip in fire for lighting endlesslystick; I dib in fus(e), & lit.
VHCT. E. SandersA light one’s hiding inside a bushel should be put on a spikespike; fid + bu. in I’s; ref. Matt. 5:15
VHCA. J. ShieldsIf I subbed creatively, after consigning leaders on banking and economics to the spike… could produce lighter paperspike; anag. less b e
VHCB. D. SmithBeginnings of fire in deanery? It’ll buck up sexton, might get a churchwarden goingbuck; first letters; c., type of pipe
VHCMrs M. P. WebberSpike one applied to bowls under smokers’ nosesspike; fid I + b u s, & lit.

HCs in competition 692 awarded to:

C. Allen BakerH. J. GodwinProf N. KesselT. C. Perks
S. ArmstrongR. M. GreenhalghF. P. N. LakeG. Perry
F. D. H. AtkinsonA. K. GregoryJ. R. LeeteH. L. Rhodes
Mrs G. M. BarkerJ. F. GrimshawJ. P. LesterL. G. D. Sanders
M. BarleyD. V. HarryJ. D. LockettW. J. M. Scotland
J. BunnellE. L. HaywardC. J. LoweA. D. Scott
Mrs D. M. ColleyP. F. HendersonR. K. LumsdonT. G. Swann
P. DrummondMrs R. HerbertH. W. MassinghamK. Thomas
A. J. DuncumG. B. HigginsJ. R. C. MichieA. J. Wardrop
A. E. EvansJ. G. HullS. H. OlorenshawR. J. Whale
N. C. GoddardC. L. JonesF. R. PalmerDr E. Young