Azed Competition No. 657  Azed Slip  |  ◀  653  |  660  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
657 Dec 1984SILLY-BILLY normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstW. H. PegramCharlie, doting on William?silly billy, & lit.; ref. Prince Charles
SecondR. V. DeardenClot close by – bad for heartsilly + ill in by
ThirdW. K. M. SlimmingsButt, am I? Very close – buttersilly + billy
VHCD. W. ArthurBasil FawIty? His wife goes about cross, heartless ladyill in Sybil + l(ad)y; ref. TV series
VHCG. ClydeSybil accepts with difficulty Basil Fawlty’s extremes – foolish person!ill in Sybil + l, y; ref. TV series
VHCD. M. DuckworthTo be pitied once, and in succession, can, perhaps lead to one being prone to follysilly + billy
VHCDr J. FosterClose, hoping for a catch, bowled badly sometimes. The man’s a fool!silly + b + illy; ref. Brian C.
VHCP. F. HendersonWhat can lead to dope? Misfortune in society’s fringes canill in s, y + billy
VHCV. G. HendersonCharley’s Aunt, perhaps, (one standing in for the other one) a close companionSally with I for a + billy
VHCC. HobbsWhat makes Sybil yell ‘Basil’? Antics of base ——comp. anag. & lit.; ref. ‘Fawlty Towers’
VHCR. J. HooperClose and Illingworth must accept (if all but opener go!) Boycott for one batsB in silly Illy; ref. Brian C., Ray I., Geoff B.
VHCG. JohnstoneOne bats badly after opening for Surrey … bowled by Illingworth?S + illy + b + Illy; ref. Ray I.
VHCA. H. JonesStanding very close to striker in Bilston Glen, mate, is stupidsilly + billy; ref. Scottish colliery, miners’ strike
VHCA. LawrieWhat can suggest him? Bottom with one end of donkey cansill + y + billy; ref. MND
VHCD. F. ManleyBottom appears before fairy without beautiful pan (bit of an ass)sill + (fair)y + billy; ref. MND
VHCH. W. MassinghamClose bowled rarely amiss – and never a wide onesilly + b + illy; ref. Brian C.; wide = astute
VHCW. L. MironClose bowled Illingworth in short spell? He must be foolishsilly + b + Illy; ref. Brian C., Ray I.
VHCF. R. Palmer‘Cake with nuts on ——’? No good entering that!silly + ill in by; by, on = near; ref. prize-winning clue to MADCAP in Ximenes comp
VHCR. J. PalmerWho’d get close in field with goat?silly + billy, & lit.
VHCD. R. RobinsonIt is absurd having Budd in jerksilly + Billy; ref. ‘Billy B.’, Zola B.
VHCL. G. D. SandersOld to be pitied, rendered ill by clotsilly + anag.
VHCM. WoolfWill he be close to bats? Will, frequently!silly + Billy, & lit.

HCs in competition 657 awarded to:

C. Allen BakerH. FreemanRev W. P. ManahanA. J. Odber
S. ArmstrongM. FreemanS. M. MansellS. L. Paton
M. BarleyN. C. GoddardDr E. J. MillerE. W. Richart
J. BrooksM. GoodyearC. G. MillinW. J. M. Scotland
E. J. BurgeN. W. GranvilleDr R. G. MonkL. M. Sturges
R. S. CaffynJ. F. GrimshawJ. D. MooreD. Tompsett
C. A. ClarkeP. J. HeapJ. J. MooreDr I. Torbe
E. A. ClarkeC. H. HudsonT. J. MooreyD. V. B. Unwin
G. CraigC. L. JonesC. J. MorseR. J. Whale
Mrs M. P. CraineF. P. N. LakeH. B. MortonG. H. Willett
N. C. DexterC. LeachR. F. NaishDr E. Young
M. EarleD. J. MacKayF. E. Newlove