Azed Competition No. 766  Azed Slip  |  ◀  764  |  770  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
766 Jan 1987GUBBINS normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. CampbellScrap deregulation of British businganag. incl. B
SecondN. C. DexterBunter’s interest is awfully big bunsanag.; bunter = ragpicker
ThirdE. DawidClue 1 this month? ‘Thingumbob’s in as an alternative’comp. anag. incl. I, & lit.; in = popular
VHCC. J. BroughamWhat’s turning nut and screwing bolt?bug (rev.) + snib (rev.) & lit.
VHCE. J. BurgeWhat’s produced by bib’s trimming, among other pieces?anag. in guns, & lit.; g. = fish shavings, see Brewer
VHCF. D. GardinerA device to fasten LEM to rocketsnib bug (rev.)
VHCS. GoldieWhat puts the throb in Heath Robinson? Cannily using bits and bobs for startersanag. incl. b b
VHCMs J. GoreA trifle big, buns crumbleanag.
VHCD. V. HarryRed and white winesgub bins; red2
VHCP. F. HendersonSomething trivial stimulated origins of US board game now in British shopsanag. of first letters; ref. Trivial Pursuit
VHCV. G. HendersonRed or white winesgub bins; red2
VHCG. B. HigginsBroad’s opening batting contained by Aussie white men – that’s rubbish!B in in gubs; ref. Chris B.
VHCT. M. HumphriesHold up wee catch, an insect or somethingsnib bug (rev.)
VHCR. JacksBig buns, crackers, small beeranag.
VHCW. JacksonWee bar fly keels over? It’s nothing to boast aboutsnib bug (rev.)
VHCM. S. Taylor & N. C. JohnsGizmo brings gremlin uprising – bedlam follows ultimatelybug (rev.) + bin + s; ref. film ‘Gremlins’
VHCC. W. LaxtonTake discarded food containers, for exampleg(r)ub bins, & lit.
VHCA. N. MacdougallLocking device, listening device, lifting devicesnib bug (rev.)
VHCL. MayA bit of gimmicky, undefined rubbish, new ing + n in (r)ubbis(h), & lit.; g. in 1983 C. for first time
VHCD. M. McCallEavesdropper lifts wee window-catch up a triflebug (rev.) + snib (rev.)
VHCC. G. MillinGizmo: first of gremlins, source of breakdowns and bedlam in Americag + b bin in US; ref. film ‘Gremlins’
VHCJ. J. MooreBooks among Penguins with authors not shown? Rubbish!bb in (Pen)guins
VHCT. J. MooreySmall bowled big ’uns out – that’s the stuff!anag. incl. b; ref. Gladstone S.
VHCF. R. PalmerWhite man oppresses black – with those in power something of little importanceB in gub + ins
VHCT. E. SandersRefuse white wine in case overtopping the margin of safety should thereby resultgub bin s
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsBlack members of party in power inferior to white man? That’s rubbishgub + B ins

HCs in competition 766 awarded to:

K. AaronovichH. FreemanA. LawrieMrs A. Price
D. W. ArthurM. FreemanJ. H. C. LeachH. Ransom
M. BarleyP. D. GaffeyP. W. W. LeachR. F. Ray
R. C. BellJ. GillA. LoganC. P. Rea
Mrs F. A. BlanchardD. A. GingerR. K. LumsdonMrs A. J. Reynolds
Dr J. BurscoughN. C. GoddardM. A. Macdonald-CooperH. L. Rhodes
K. S. BurtonH. J. GodwinL. K. MaltbyD. R. Robinson
C. J. & M. P. ButlerJ. F. GrimshawRev W. P. ManahanJ. Sefton
E. ChalkleyI. F. & L. M. HainesD. F. ManleyB. D. Smith
C. A. ClarkeL. S. HarrisH. W. MassinghamD. M. Stanford
M. CoatesMrs R. HerbertJ. R. C. MichieF. B. Stubbs
A. E. CrowS. HolgateDr E. J. MillerK. Thomas
A. J. CrowR. J. HooperC. J. MorseV. C. D. Vowles
P. M. A. CrozierR. F. A. HorsfieldT. W. MortimerR. J. Whale
D. J. Dare-PlumptonF. G. IllingworthF. MossM. A. Wilson
M. DaviesG. JohnstoneJ. J. MurthaS. Woods
R. V. DeardenA. H. JonesD. S. NagleDr E. Young
A. L. DennisJ. H. JonesR. J. Palmer 
C. E. Faulkner-KingR. E. KimmonsMrs E. M. Phair 
J. FrancisF. P. N. LakeJ. Phillipson