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From the preamble to Azed No. 50
From the answer to each clue the solver must omit one letter wherever it occurs (sometimes more than once) before entry in the diagram. The 38 letters thus omitted, read in the order in which the clues are printed, form a quotation from the ‘Oxford Dictionary of Quotations‘ (omitting one word) which Azed optimistically hopes will be said of him hereafter. Definitions in the clues refer to the full, unmutilated answers; subsidiary indications refer to the mutilated forms to be entered in the diagram. Numbers in brackets show the full lengths of unmutilated words.
1 Down is the missing word from the quotation (not descriptive of Azed!), observing the rules of the puzzle. Competitors should submit a clue to this word following the style of all the other clues in the puzzle.
In Azed Nos. 200, 900 and 1200 the subsidiary indications in the clue lead to the defined answer less some specific thematic letters to be determined by solvers.
In Ximenes 728 clues the latent letter is also omitted from the definition wherever it occurs.
|AZ||2209||Oct 2014||(O)CT(O)BER||21||L. Ward|
|AZ||1914||Feb 2009||VE(S)TAL||23||R. C. Teuton|
|AZ||1840||Sep 2007||W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH||24||P. L. Stone|
|AZ||1818||Apr 2007||POISSO(N) D’AVRIL||21||D. F. Manley|
|AZ||1277||Nov 1996||NOVE(M)BER||22||Dr J. Burscough|
|AZ||1200||May 1995||Nine letter word (C and T latent)||25||N. C. Dexter|
|AZ||900||Aug 1989||(C)HARLATANIS(M)||22||N. C. Dexter|
|AZ||718||Feb 1986||FLO(GG)IN(G)||23||S. Holgate|
|AZ||426||Jun 1980||MISL(E)ADING||33||W. J. M. Scotland|
|AZ||323||Jun 1978||(C)U(C)KOO||27||C. Loving|
|AZ||200||Jan 1976||The Extra Guest (minus CC)||29||R. M. S. Cork|
|AZ||178||Aug 1975||A(U)G(U)ST||24||A. J. Crow|
|AZ||50||Feb 1973||CORPULE(N)T||25||H. A. C. Darwen|
|X||1100||Feb 1970||BEAU(C)LER(C)||19||G. J. S. Ross|
|X||728||Xmas 1962||ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.)||19||R. Postill|