Azed Competition No. 1940  Azed Slip  |  ◀  1936  |  1945  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1940 Aug 2009SCANT def. SNEAP Wrong Number21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. F. HendersonReduce boob in first stages of cosmetic surgery (nip and tuck)nip; anag. of first letters; boob vt.
SecondJ. C. LeylandWanting seconds in asylum? Management, scandalised, snub starving Twistsnub; anag. of second letters
ThirdM. BarkerPinch: character Pecksniff takes to heart with hypocritical platitudespinch; s + cant; ref. Tom P. in ‘Martin Chuzzlewit’
VHCT. AndersonCutting East out, clubs then no trumps by South pinch a contractpinch; s(E)cant, S + a in C NT
VHCM. BarleyNip of Scotch – see Scots merry after such short?nip; s + cant4
VHCT. C. BorlandBradman ultimately held in check by dropping shortcheck; n in scat3; ref. Don B., bodyline series
VHCC. J. BroughamGlaswegian merry after nip of Scotch? Hardlynip; S + cant4
VHCE. CrossPinch trade from old gardener with inadequate suppliespinch; (Trade)scant
VHCDr I. S. FletcherLow sun – one making for nip round Norwaynip; S + N in cat
VHCR. GilbertA nip of Scotch about noon’s how tippling starts, leading to needing morenip; S ca. n t
VHCD. HarrisSlight snuffle after a pinch of snuffpinch; s + cant
VHCM. HodgkinTo pinch butt is attempt to attract attention – ignorepinch; can in st
VHCR. J. HooperNeed to take words of such as politicians with a pinch of saltpinch; s + cant
VHCP. D. MartinTo reduce boob sag choose nip and tuck initiallynip; anag. of first letters; boob vt.
VHCT. J. MooreyA pinch of salt is needed by gents, given Harriet’s latest slightpinch; s + can + t; ref. H. Harman’s recent remarks about male incompetence
VHCA. PlumbBarely has time to nip to storenip; can in ’s t
VHCP. L. StoneTight skirt squeezing out midriff though holding buttocks in checkcheck; skirt with can for kir
VHCDr A. J. VarneyScotsman’s merry after nip of Scotch? Hardly!nip; S + cant4
VHCA. J. WardropSlight snivel started by a pinch of snuffpinch; s + cant
VHCG. H. WillettIt’s merry in the manse after a nip of Scotch? Hardlynip; S + cant4
VHCA. J. YoungWant answers from politicians? Start by taking a pinch of saltpinch; s + cant

HCs in competition 1940 awarded to:

D. K. ArnottD. C. ClenshawE. C. LanceR. Perry
D. ArthurM. CoatesE. LoobyD. Price Jones
D. & N. AsplandA. ColstonM. A. Macdonald-CooperMrs L. J. Roberts
R. E. BootT. J. DonnellyB. MacReamoinnDr S. J. Shaw
C. BoydC. M. EdmundsK. ManleyN. G. Shippobotham
Rev Canon C. M. BrounJ. A. ElliottP. W. MarlowK. Thomas
Dr J. BurscoughC. J. EllisE. MarriottD. H. Tompsett
C. J. & M. P. ButlerA. S. EverestRev M. R. MetcalfJ. R. Tozer
D. A. CampbellC. D. S. & E. A. FieldD. S. MillerP. J. Wagstaffe
P. CargillA. H. HarkerC. J. MorseMs S. Wallace
G. ChamberlainR. HeskethR. S. MorseL. Ward
B. CheesmanMrs M. JanssenR. MurdochR. J. Whale
C. A. ClarkeDr A. KitchingS. ParryI. J. Wilcock