Azed Competition No. 818  Azed Slip  |  ◀  816  |  823  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
818 Jan 1988EMBUSQUÉ normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. H. TompsettSkipper? Board dismissing for example Caine’s!embus + Que(eg); ref. ‘The Caine Mutiny’
SecondR. O’DonoghueSpace vehicle? Quite without appeal! I certainly won’t volunteerem bus qu(it)e
ThirdJ. R. H. JonesGet troops moving once fit: you won’t find me there!embus que(me), & lit.
VHCM. BarleyCould you style me as ‘bum-esque’?!anag. & lit.
VHCMrs A. R. BradfordWaiting to board coach? First three in line onlyembus que(ue)
VHCC. J. BroughamQueen’s bounty man? Am exotic antonym: an ——comp. anag. & lit.
VHCE. J. BurgeRequirement for doctor? Wretched queues all round. Might get slacker with government cashMB in anag.; ref. NHS cash crisis
VHCE. S. ClarkSkrimshanker, unit cut off, runs awayem + b(r)usque
VHCA. G. CorriganIn English, dissolute bum; is that, in French, flâneur?E + anag. + ‘s + que
VHCN. C. DexterBit of a bolshie – me! – about service involving Queen, perhapsb + me (rev.) + Qu. in use, & lit.
VHCM. EarleLacking aspiration, he bums around entirely without anticipatory object(h)e + anag. + qu(it)e, & lit.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherDoctor beset by queues after surgery – he’ll not be privateMB in anag.
VHCA. LawrieAfter start of examination doctor takes a half of whisky. I’m not impressed!e + MB + usque(baugh)
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperJanuary’s exercise: waiting past, queues mob wildly, missing nothing!anag. less 0; ref. Jan comp and sales
VHCMrs J. MackieCuthbert must mostly be rendered by that in Frenchque in anag. incl. mus(t); ref. ‘C. the shirker’
VHCD. F. ManleyI want the freedom of quiet slumbers, avoiding active list, right?anag. less anag. incl. r, & lit.
VHCH. W. MassinghamBusy bees ’um, accommodating queen and droneQu. in anag.
VHCL. MayBlasted bum, see, without questionQu. in anag., & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinDrone bees hum shamelessly round queen without a bit of honeyQ in anag. less h
VHCT. J. MooreyNo stomach for crowd in jostling queues, I’m avoiding the Army & Navym(o)b in anag.
VHCC. J. MorseLoafer lying in wait to board coach ahead of more than half the queueembus que(ue), 2 defs.
VHCR. A. MostynDouble space at front of those awaiting transport – last two left waiting in shelterem bus-que(ue)
VHCD. S. NagleChicken perhaps before which French go into transportsembus + que
VHCF. R. PalmerBum? You do see that here, without questionQu. in anag.
VHCDr N. SmithOne reluctant to serve small measure runs out of shortem + b(r)usque

HCs in competition 818 awarded to:

M. J. BalfourH. FreemanR. D. LyallW. J. M. Scotland
J. D. D. BlaikieJ. GillD. J. MackayW. K. M. Slimmings
Mrs F. A. BlanchardN. C. GoddardI. MatthewB. D. Smith
E. ChalkleyR. R. GreenfieldRev M. R. MetcalfD. M. Stanford
C. A. ClarkeA. K. GregoryJ. R. C. MichieF. B. Stubbs
M. CoatesD. R. GregoryR. F. NaishR. Thomas
B. CozensJ. F. GrimshawR. J. PalmerV. C. D. Vowles
K. W. CrawfordI. F. & L. M. HainesJ. PhillipsonL. Ward
D. A. CrosslandP. F. HendersonB. A. PikeA. J. Wardrop
A. E. CrowJ. HoggartMrs A. PriceM. J. E. Wareham
G. CuthbertM. HumphriesC. H. PryceMrs M. P. Webber
E. DawidW. JacksonRev E. H. PyleJ. F. N. Wedge
R. DeanJ. S. JohnsonMiss I. RaabR. J. Whale
Dr V. G. I. DeshmukhR. E. KimmonsA. J. RedstoneJ. B. Widdowson
P. DrummondC. W. LaxtonMrs M. J. RichardsonM. G. Wilson
C. E. Faulkner-KingP. W. W. LeachD. R. RobinsonS. Woods
D. FinkelA. LoganL. G. D. Sanders 
E. G. FletcherC. J. LoweT. E. Sanders