Azed Competition No. 788  Azed Slip  |  < 783  |  792 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
788 Jun 1987CROW normal28


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstH. FreemanB-r-ag?r in bag (= cow), & lit.
SecondDr E. YoungDexter possibly could do about how neatly he’s cluedr(ight) in cow & lit; ref. AZ annual honours list
ThirdR. A. WellsHis retreat’s high trees in townWorc(ester) & lit.
VHCM. BarleyUnwelcome noise after drinking-bout (arousal not required)?c(arousal) + row & lit.
VHCE. A. BeaulahWill Tories stomach it if Welsh ogre is returned?W orc (rev.); ‘eat c.’
VHCH. J. BradburyHe virtually puts a ruler on the gridcrow(n) & lit. ; ‘as the c. flies’
VHCC. J. BroughamWhat comes from Dexter on appearing in the two firsts in clue writingr, o’ in c, w & lit.
VHCP. A. BullOne often stoned in the bar2 meanings; ‘Stone the c.s’
VHCM. ClarkeCry of triumph: two-thirds of puzzle knocked off by start of Wednesdaycro(ssword) + W
VHCM. CoatesCrack clues’ initial sequence and finish – name concealedc + row, crow(n) ; ref. AZ’s name in diagram
VHCG. P. ConwayAppearance of monstrous one put back onset of warning?orc (rev.) + w; ref. Tweedledum/-dee
VHCL. J. DavenportT. Hughes’ volume is about Brown, centrallyc + (B)row(n) ref. Ted/Thomas H.
VHCN. C. DexterOne that follows a bee linei.e. C row & lit.
VHCR. P. C. FormanTriumph in a range of Tory seats?i.e. C row
VHCS. GoldieWhat follows bee-line?i.e. C row & lit.
VHCW. JacksonJames, alias Jim2 meanings; James=jemmy ; Jim C.
VHCG. JohnstoneJimmy or Jim?2 meanings; James=jemmy ; Jim C.
VHCR. E. KimmonsGrandstand featuring Slack and Bird3 meanings; g. = show off
VHCC. W. LaxtonOpening bar exposes clubs to disorderly conductC row
VHCJ. C. LeylandPrize with this? wouldn’t I ——!2 meanings & lit.
VHCD. F. ManleyWhat follows beeline?i.e. C row & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinI get lots of corn breaking heart of soweranag. + w & lit.
VHCL. PatersonDoes this flier follow a bee-line? Yesi.e. C row & lit.
VHCW. H. PegramAs a child, utter joy it was to crack nuts3 meanings
VHCB. A. PikeDisturbance after dawn in country?c + row & lit.
VHCC. P. ReaAzed missing out the fifth letter of anagram. Amazing – he must be stonedCrowther less the r ; ref. AZ blunder, see below
VHCA. J. RedstoneLabour’s come-back cut short by Conservative triumphwor(k) (rev.) beside C
VHCR. C. TeutonThe principles of Cluedo – room, occupant, weapon and an element of murder?first letters; m. collective noun for crows

HCs awarded in competition 788 to:

R. AbreyC. M. DraperH. S. MasonT. E. Sanders
M. J. BalfourP. DrummondL. MayW. K. M. Slimmings
Mrs A. R. BradfordMrs P. EdwardsC. J. MorseF. B. Stubbs
R. BrainF. D. GardinerT. W. MortimerK. Thomas
B. W. BrookD. A. GingerD. S. NagleDr I. Torbe
Rev Canon C. M. BrounJ. F. GrimshawA. J. OdberD. Trace
E. J. BurgeD. V. HarryF. R. PalmerR. J. Whale
C. J. & M. P. ButlerR. J. HooperMrs A. PriceM. R. Whiteoak
C. A. ClarkeJ. H. C. LeachR. F. RayM. Woolf
E. A. ClarkeC. LovingMr & Mrs A. Rivlin 
A. J. ClowM. A. Macdonald-CooperD. R. Robinson 
Dr V. G. I. DeshmukhS. M. MansellL. G. D. Sanders