Azed Competition No. 1823  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1818  |  1827  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1823 May 2007KISS normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseX in ‘billet-doux’ and the ilk is silenti.e. sign for kiss in love-letter, hidden
SecondC. A. ClarkeDropping centre of scrum risks broken neckanag. less r; ref. rugby football
ThirdM. HodgkinX marks spoil disposed of round islandIs in (mar)ks
VHCD. AppletonMight one wake a sleeping princess? If so it would make king singi.e. k is s
VHCD. ArthurX mark is showing hoardhidden
VHCM. BarkerSign of affection absent in Saki’s stories? On the contraryhidden
VHCC. J. BroughamWax (closing letter)double mng.; i.e. X
VHCR. DeanTo some extent, ‘neck’ is synonym for thishidden & lit.
VHCA. S. EverestDick’s last is Shilpa’s firstk is S, & lit.; ref. R. Gere and S. Shetty kissing publicly in India
VHCA. GascoigneWhat usually starts (and ends) sex?2 mngs.; i.e. last letter
VHCA. HodgsonA cross indicates the result of a very close encounter2 mngs.; i.e. X; ref. football pools
VHCMrs D. B. JenkinsonHeavy metal band fixed skisanag.; ref. rock group
VHCB. JonesConclusion of sex? More likely the opposite!2 mngs.; i.e. last letter
VHCJ. C. LeylandEskimos? Give ’em one with end of boko, vigorouslycomp. anag. incl o, & lit.; ref. Inuit custom
VHCC. LovingKirov’s opening is special – it revives ‘The Sleeping Beauty’K is s
VHCD. F. ManleyAct with loving intent – except for conclusive touch of villain with contrary aimkindness less n + end (rev.)
VHCP. W. MarlowStash of crack is smuggled – and smack?hidden
VHCT. J. MooreyDeception with Lord finally outed, leads to supremo seeming a plonker?ki(D) + s, s; ref. Lord Browne scandal
VHCT. D. NichollSome of Saki’s stories smack of life or deathhidden; k. of life / death
VHCR. J. PalmerSmack children (sons, not daughters)kids with s for d
VHCD. ParfittWhat’s planted on a couple of parishioners giving pax?i.e. pa + x = pax (k. of peace), & lit.
VHCJ. PearceAn expression of love ending in sex?i.e. last letter, & lit.
VHCP. L. StoneBuss and smack make contact in search of catch3 defs.; fishing vessels
VHCJ. R. TozerHeavy metal outfit knight put on in elite corpsk + i’ SS; ref. rock group
VHCMs S. WallaceSymbolically it brings adieux to an endi.e. last letter, & lit.
VHCA. J. WardropIs caught between Sarkozy’s heart and Ségolène’s head? Voter’s mark might signify thisis in k S; i.e. X = kiss; ref. Nicolas S., S. Royal

HCs in competition 1823 awarded to:

T. AndersonC. M. EdmundsMrs S. G. JohnsonR. C. Teuton
D. & N. AsplandW. P. FieldC. J. LancasterC. W. Thomas
M. BarleyA. G. FlemingW. F. MainK. Thomas
J. G. BoothDr I. S. FletcherC. G. MillinD. H. Tompsett
Rev Canon C. M. BrounG. I. L. GraftonR. S. MorseMs C. van Starkenburg
J. M. BrownJ. GrimesD. J. R. OgilvieA. Wallace
E. J. BurgeJ. F. GrimshawS. ParryL. Ward
Dr J. BurscoughA. & R. HadenG. S. ParsonsG. H. Willett
D. A. CampbellM. J. HanleyA. PlumbD. C. Williamson
R. M. S. CorkD. V. HarryD. Price JonesJ. Woodall
G. CuthbertR. J. HealdM. SandersonM. J. Wright
N. C. DexterP. F. HendersonD. Shiell 
V. DixonL. M. InmanN. G. Shippobotham 
W. DreverMrs S. D. JohnsonK. Taylor