Azed Competition No. 835  Azed Slip  |  ◀  831  |  840  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
835 May 1988PROSAICAL normal27


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. F. HendersonSuch works are nothing special (never entertaining English)anag. incl. O less E, E, & lit.
SecondM. BarleyFor shortened form of it in Chambers, look up ‘workaday’pro SA i’ C. + la (rev.), & lit.
ThirdT. J. MooreyMill or Pascal, I like works without rhyme (but with reason)anag.; mill = grind
VHCS. ArmstrongDiamonds missing, a Police car is mobilised. Just routine!anag. less ice
VHCD. AshcroftStreetwalker’s one I mostly describe as drabpro’s a I cal(l)
VHCMrs F. A. BlanchardStop racial riots time’s short, as a matter of factanag. less t
VHCE. J. BurgeGet duck in April (start of cricket), as badly prepared? Not having feet in line?0 in anag. incl. c; metrical feet
VHCC. M. EdmundsPut plainly – a first in clue slip or A’s rottenanag. incl. c; A = Azed
VHCC. J. FeetenbyLet loose from Calliope’s art in compositioncomp. anag. & lit.
VHCH. FreemanNot how lines are run in P & O with Calais in turmoilr in P O + anag.
VHCD. A. GingerNo escaping from tremulous soprano, one not fully composed, uninspiredanag. less no + cal(m)
VHCI. A. HerbertOne lascar joins P & O – working flexibly – not striking at allanag. incl. I
VHCR. J. HooperA la scrip o’ novel?anag. & lit.
VHCD. G. HopkinsCommonplace social parvenus, loveless and dissipated!anag. less Venus
VHCR. JacksI’m not striking, working P & O Calais runanag. incl. r
VHCA. H. JonesLike Monsieur Jourdain’s speech, ‘pas clair’, muddled, with zero content?0 in anag.; ref. Molière, ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’
VHCJ. C. LeylandDry? Sip a cola on the rocks with a dash of rum inr in anag.
VHCH. W. MassinghamAvoiding ice, a police-car is involved with pedestriananag. less ice
VHCH. B. MortonNot striking, restoring P & O Calais run shortlyanag. incl. r
VHCD. S. NagleFlat pie rose inside before longRosa in Pica + l; pie3
VHCR. J. PalmerOne engaged for money on Calais run? Definitely not striking!pro + anag.
VHCA. D. ScottFlat cap sailor sportsanag.
VHCD. P. ShenkinGovernment office monkey about with afternoon luminance – likely to remain dullPRO + sai c. a. L; ref. British Summer Time
VHCMrs E. J. ShieldsA crisp loaf once cut turns dryanag. incl. loa(f)
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsRuins of acropolis one lacking love finds unromanticanag. incl. a less 0
VHCJ. P. WheatcroftFlat cap sailor sportsanag.
VHCD. WilliamsonTo wax this on an acropolis would be unfittingcomp. anag. & lit.; cf. wax lyrical

HCs in competition 835 awarded to:

F. D. H. AtkinsonR. V. DeardenD. J. MackayD. R. Robinson
M. J. BalfourN. C. DexterD. F. ManleyJ. H. Russell
Mrs G. M. BarkerMrs P. EdwardsH. S. MasonL. G. D. Sanders
E. A. BeaulahO. M. EllisWg Cdr J. D. deS. McElwainT. E. Sanders
B. W. BrookDr I. S. FletcherJ. F. McKeeW. J. M. Scotland
C. J. BroughamJ. GillM. R. MetcalfDr W. I. D. Scott
Rev Canon C. M. BrounN. C. GoddardJ. R. C. MichieD. D. R. Sibbald
J. M. BrownH. J. GodwinC. G. MillinF. B. Stubbs
Miss L. BruceM. GoodyearC. J. MorseJ. B. Sweeting
Dr J. BurscoughR. R. GreenfieldT. W. MortimerK. Thomas
C. J. & M. P. ButlerP. W. GrimseyR. A. MostynR. E. R. Thomas
Mrs M. J. CansfieldDr J. F. GrimshawF. R. PalmerD. H. Tompsett
J. E. CartmelD. V. HarryS. L. PatonM. H. E. Watson
B. E. ChamberlainT. M. HoggartMrs A. G. PhillipsR. J. Whale
G. ClydeMrs D. B. JenkinsonD. Price JonesMrs B. J. Widger
W. H. C. CobbP. LongRev E. H. PyleDr E. Young
Dr S. CorneM. A. Macdonald-CooperRev A. Reed 
L. J. DavenportA. N. MacdougallH. L. Rhodes