Azed Competition No. 156  Azed Slip  |  ◀  152  |  161  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
156 Mar 1975OMBROPHOBOUS normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. R. KirbyA wayfarer going into a desolate moor pub’s unlikely to want water!hobo in anag.
SecondS. L. PatonBroom bewitched – drink up around bum – much happier if dryanag. + hobo in sup (rev.); ref. Sorcerer’s Apprentice
ThirdA. H. P. CardewI’m allergic to rain or going outside doctor – there’s nothing the matter with a tramp insideMB in or + 0 + hobo in pus
VHCC. Allen BakerHobo – poor bum’s frowzy, not being overfond of wateranag.
VHCCol P. S. BainesVariety of broom, quiet rambler, American, unsuited to Manchester gardenanag. + p hobo US
VHCR. S. CaffynDisreputable pubs with room to accommodate tramp reluctant to take showershobo in anag.
VHCE. ChalkleyPoor bums huddled around another unable to endure heavy rainhobo in anag.
VHCMrs M. P. CraineDesolate moors – pub – enter tramp. Rain makes life difficult for suchhobo in anag.
VHCA. J. CrowBedraggled hobo – poor bum’s not happy in the rainanag.
VHCD. H. CurzonUnable to endure rain boom, poor bush decomposedanag.
VHCR. DeanNew broom needed – matter involves moving worker unhappy in wet conditionsanag. + hobo in pus
VHCJ. A. FinckenPoor bums, pie-eyed, beset another not disposed to soakhobo in anag.
VHCRev S. W. FloydPoor boob hums out of tune? Unlikely to be ‘Singin’ in the rain’anag.
VHCI. M. GurneyDrunken, poor bums hang around tramp that can’t stand soakshobo in anag.
VHCW. JacksonSuch an umbrella pine might pine for an umbrellacryptic def.
VHCLieut Col D. MacfieOho! Rump and boobs entangled? This condition derives from over-precipitation I fearanag.
VHCB. ManvellPoor hobo bums disconsolately. Hating the rain?anag.
VHCL. MayLousy hobo – poor bum’s allergic to water?anag.
VHCC. G. MillinPoor bums need changing – one wrapped up is unable to stand much wettinghobo in anag.
VHCD. S. NagleTramp finds shelter in pub’s room in storm – such can’t bear to get soakedhobo in anag.
VHCMrs E. M. PhairPoor bums wretchedly tramp in, unable to stand the rainhobo in anag.
VHCJ. A. RevillMessy bum? Poor hobo’s intolerant of many showersanag.
VHCF. B. StubbsPoor hobo bums aimlessly around, enjoying the Costa Brava, perhapsanag.; ref. ‘the rain in Spain...’
VHCP. C. ThorntonShrivelled up broom? O bosh! Dry weather’s not what such plants object toanag.
VHCMrs M. P. WebberPreferring bed dryish and soft, vagrant American lies under wild broomanag. + p hobo US
VHCA. WrightElements of water in porous bomb ruined? Yes, by rain!H, O in anag.

HCs in competition 156 awarded to:

M. J. BalfourA. H. HarkerK. M. McDermidM. L. Perkins
E. W. BallD. V. HarryMrs E. W. McLeanP. S. Peters
A. G. BogieD. HawsonD. P. M. MichaelMrs A. G. Phillips
Mrs A. BoyesMiss N. HobbsW. L. MironD. R. Robinson
C. S. BradshawR. H. F. IshamC. J. MorseW. Rodgers
Rev C. M. BrounW. IslipR. S. MorseB. Russell
E. W. BurtonB. K. KellyJ. L. MossW. K. M. Slimmings
T. G. CordesN. KemmerR. A. MostynT. A. J. Spencer
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonA. LawrieF. E. NewloveJ. C. P. Taylor
A. L. FreemanR. H. D. LeanP. G. O’GormanK. Thomas
W. S. GilbertH. S. MasonR. J. PalmerG. A. Tomlinson