Azed Competition No. 779  Azed Slip  |  ◀  774  |  783  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
779 Apr 1987MISSING LINK normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. F. NaishWhat makes blinking heap of stones a key to man’s development?i.e. blinking missing link = bing; ref. e.g. Stonehenge
SecondT. W. MortimerI create set with this. Strangely it’s item series isn’t lackingcomp. anag. & lit.
ThirdS. GoldieModern man (Wise type!) needed my transformation: unable to see the join!i.e. missing (the) link; ref. homo sapiens, Ernie W.; t. = false hair
VHCK. AaronovichStrain of apes, this? Could be Peking man fossil iscomp. anag. & lit.
VHCR. B. AdcockBeginning of ‘The Mikado’: lovers’ activity – jail – ‘to be beheaded, beheaded’ would complete the sequenceM + (k)issing + (c)link
VHCM. BarleyIt’s me slinking abominably round foot of Himalayas?mi + s in anag., & lit.; ref. yeti; me2
VHCRev Canon C. M. BrounOrigin of man, or monkey, one such as might look for mate without tail clad in tailored skinm + singl(e) in anag., & lit.
VHCN. C. DexterSemi simian slinking up a gum tree, maybe?anag. & lit.
VHCC. M. EdmundsBeing not wholly a man, thus purblind type becomes bardi.e. blinkard missing link = bard
VHCDr I. S. FletcherIs one almost complete within motorway network’s confines?is singl(e) in M1 + n, k, & lit.
VHCD. V. HarrySubhuman brute, hiding-place unknown – old mistress must have vague inklingmiss + anag.; ape-men named by location
VHCA. W. HillFailure to catch connection one assumed to have existed2 mngs.
VHCR. J. HooperDon’t get at Mikhail G, source of overtures for reduction – he’s presumably an advance on his predecessorsmiss in Glink(a); ref. composer and M. Gorbachev
VHCF. P. N. LakeIn Peking man a fossil demonstrates evolution – practically making an ape of me!comp. anag. & lit.
VHCJ. C. LeylandWhat’d make Glinka half gaga – omitted intermezzo?i.e. Glinka missing link = ga(ga); ref. composer
VHCC. J. LoweBreakdown in train? – failure to catch connection!2 mngs.
VHCH. W. MassinghamWide of course reduced the figure needed to clinch the seriesmissing link(s); ref. golf, cricket
VHCF. R. PalmerI’m not really a man – you’ll see me collapse after consuming just one shortmi + singl(e) in sink; me2
VHCG. PerryAlmost human character is nigh on unique in small animalis singl(e) in mink
VHCD. R. RobinsonCuff needing this to draw together loose ends for flapping ‘long arm’double mng.; cufflink, shirt; ref. Sergeant C., police, in ‘The Moonstone’
VHCA. G. RowlinsonFailing to catch connection and being extremely late2 mngs.
VHCH. R. SandersYoung girl with old codger – long embedding essential for consummationl in miss in gink
VHCT. E. SandersDoes it have various signs of simian ilk? If so, a —— it may becomp. anag. & lit.
VHCG. H. WillettNot quite manly type gives girl strange inklingmiss + anag.

HCs in competition 779 awarded to:

R. AbreyL. J. DavenportJ. F. JonesD. Price Jones
Mrs A. J. AnsteadH. F. DixonMiss F. S. KempE. R. Riddle
D. W. ArthurP. DrummondC. W. LaxtonJ. H. E. Russell
E. A. BeaulahC. S. EllisH. R. LockhartD. P. Shenkin
R. C. BellMrs C. FirminP. LongP. J. Simpson
Dr P. M. J. BennettW. S. ForsythR. K. LumsdonD. M. Stanford
G. H. BoothH. FreemanM. A. Macdonald-CooperF. B. Stubbs
H. J. BradburyP. D. GaffeyP. MaherJ. Tebbutt
J. M. BrownD. A. GingerD. F. ManleyDr I. Torbe
E. J. BurgeN. C. GoddardC. G. MillinA. J. Wardrop
C. J. & M. P. ButlerE. GomersallDr R. G. MonkR. J. Whale
E. ChalkleyJ. F. GrimshawT. J. MooreyJ. R. Widdowson
E. S. ClarkA. O. HarriesC. J. MorseD. G. Wilkey
C. A. ClarkeH. A. HayesMrs H. NormanD. Willcocks
Mrs M. P. CraineM. S. Taylor & N. C. JohnsMrs R. PageM. G. Wilson
D. A. CrosslandG. JohnstoneR. J. PalmerDr E. Young
G. CuthbertA. H. JonesMrs A. Price