Azed Competition No. 340  Azed Slip  |  ◀  336  |  345  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
340 Oct 1978BOOKSIE normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstG. JohnstoneSanctions busting stink that is buried in Cabinet-editionsok’s in BO i.e.
SecondR. S. CaffynReading – for the wrong reasons? – capital of Berks. Looks lacking, for a capital, that isB(erks) (L)ooks i.e.
ThirdP. W. W. LeachGets ticket that is taken to Charing Cross Road?books i.e.; ref. area known for bookshops
VHCR. BrainIt’s OK to be reformed TT and so like Johnsoncomp. anag.; ref. Dr Samuel J. and William E. J. (see pussyfoot in C.)
VHCC. A. ClarkeWhat one might call Lord Alfred Douglas that’s about right?OK in Bosie, & lit.
VHCJ. H. DingwallAcceptable to be captivated by Queensberry heir? Wilde wasOK in Bosie; ref. Lord Alfred Douglas
VHCJ. GillDescribing Silas Wegg, initially Boffin – one ordering knowledge – seeks instruction on Englishinitial letters + E; ref. ‘Our Mutual Friend’
VHCN. C. GoddardOscar’s titled friend certainly admitted Wilde was thisOK in Bosie; ref. Lord Alfred Douglas
VHCS. HolgateSteele, for example, was out quickly, trapped by a googly turning the other wayKO (rev.) in bosie; ref. Richard S., founder of ‘The Spectator’ and David S., cricketer; out vb.
VHCR. J. HooperHalf that duo of Browning’s – that’s a description of GigadibsBook’s, i.e.; ref. ‘The Ring and the Book’ and ‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’
VHCE. M. HornbyPersonal hygiene problem solved, is ’e possibly savouring of literary snobbism?BO OK + anag.
VHCA. LawrieBetter to devour ‘The Saint’ – than be so pretentious?S. in bookie
VHCD. F. ManleyBrooke is bandied about – what could be ——r?anag. + r, & lit.; ref. Rupert B.
VHCC. G. MillinNot really literary? You’ll find work on Shakespeare’s endless graftbook + sie(n)
VHCC. J. MorseCertainly to be included in the designation of Lord Alfred DouglasOK in Bosie, & lit.
VHCF. R. PalmerWhat’s predicated in ‘The guy is versed in perfect English’?bo + is (rev.) in OK E, & lit.; versed = reversed
VHCR. J. PalmerNot quite the ultimate in prose, held by one who deals with better as ‘having literary pretensions’s in bookie
VHCC. J. B. PowellPutting letters first, belletristic or of kindred spirit in essenceinitial letters & lit.
VHCMrs E. J. ShieldsSomewhat literary fits all right in Oscar’s friendOK in Bosie; ref. Lord Alfred Douglas
VHCC. C. D. ShuteReading – does it really hold attractions for such a man? With Oscar’s friend around, yesOK in Bosie; ref. Lord Alfred Douglas and R. town
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsLike Bunthorne? Hollow, he is knock-out with love sickanag. of B(unthorn)e is KO 0; ref. Patience, Act I
VHCMrs M. P. WebberObjection raised over passes that is affecting scholarshipob (rev.) + OKs i.e.
VHCJ. F. N. WedgePost nothing in box, we hear, that is to do with letters0 in boks + i.e.; ‘box’
VHCD. C. WilliamsonSure to have a page (at least) of Wilde lying aroundOK in Bosie, & lit.; ref. Lord Alfred Douglas

HCs in competition 340 awarded to:

C. Allen BakerJ. D. FosterJ. H. C. LeachT. E. Sanders
E. A. BeaulahA. L. FreemanC. LovingW. J. M. Scotland
P. R. BestD. A. GingerC. J. LoweA. D. Scott
A. BottomsD. GoddenD. J. MackayP. Sephton
Rev C. M. BrounS. GoldieW. F. MainT. A. J. Spencer
A. J. BulmanA. A. J. GriffithsH. S. MasonBrig R. F. E. Stoney
E. J. BurgeDr J. F. GrimshawL. MayJ. C. P. Taylor
E. W. BurtonR. B. HarlingD. P. M. MichaelR. C. Teuton
E. ChalkleyE. M. HolroydR. S. MorseP. C. Thornton
M. CoatesMiss E. H. C. JenkinsR. A. MostynD. H. Tompsett
M. A. CooperA. D. B. JonesD. S. NagleV. C. D. Vowles
G. CuthbertR. E. KimmonsF. E. NewloveG. R. Webb
R. DeanF. P. N. LakeMrs E. M. PhairR. A. Wells
A. L. DennisJ. LawrenceD. R. RobinsonN. C. Wormleighton
P. DrummondMrs M. LazaridesH. R. SandersDr E. Young