Azed Competition No. 323  Azed Slip  |  ◀  319  |  327  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
323 Jun 1978(C)U(C)KOO Letters Latent27


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. LovingWhat’s gouk on flying awa’ frae the Borders?anag. of (g)ouk o(n), & lit.
SecondT. J. MooreyCup licking for Scots – midfield selection daftmiddle letters; ref. World Cup
ThirdT. E. SandersCall being sent out from a gouk we as Scots say(go)uk + oo2, & lit.
VHCE. AkenheadOne of those singing their hearts out from our sky for joymiddle letters; cf. Wordsworth’s ‘To the Cuckoo’
VHCC. Allen BakerA proper fool, a bit wantingU koo(k), & lit.
VHCE. ChalkleyPutting our country first, the first of our opening batsUK + initial letters
VHCMrs M. P. CraineSome bird! Classy – a real stunner, what!U KO O!
VHCR. CullinaneHardy agreed with him about the weather this country lovesUK 0 0; ‘This is the weather cuckoos love – And so do I.’
VHCF. E. DixonLook up, not all there; look up: not all therehidden rev.
VHCB. FrancoLook up skyward. See it there?hidden rev., & lit.
VHCA. L. FreemanLook up! What do you see there, ascending? It’s not the lark, sillyhidden rev.; ref. G. Meredith
VHCF. D. GardinerBats 1 and 3 are out of luck getting ducks(l)u(c)k + 0 0
VHCA. H. HarkerBird you rarely see even parts of but know ofalternate letters
VHCP. HoltbyBritain ducks the issue of immigrant fosteringUK 0 0
VHCR. J. HooperTake a look up: you could see me soaring in a high placei.e. rev. in alp, & lit.
VHCM. D. LawsType of usurper, primarily – also kind of oafinitial letters & lit.; type = lettering
VHCW. F. MainRough makes Rioch shout: ‘Find the centres, fool!’middle letters; ref. Alan Rough, Bruce Rioch, Scottish football
VHCD. F. ManleyOne unwanted by another bird with eggs?(a)uk + O O, & lit.
VHCH. W. MassinghamUnionist on strike, we hear – NUT?U + ‘coup’
VHCC. G. MillinBird, not one to sit on eggs(a)uk + O O, & lit.
VHCR. S. MorseLook up skywards – you might see me therehidden rev., & lit.
VHCJ. B. O’KaneLook up! there – hanging upside-down! Bats!hidden rev.
VHCR. J. PalmerSubject of letters in the paper of Top People, eccentric mostlyU koo(k); ref. ‘first cuckoo’ correspondence in The Times
VHCG. S. PrenticeBird – upper class circle admits stunnerKO in U O
VHCH. L. RhodesBats hook up, overturning what the wings enfoldhidden rev.
VHCRev C. D. WestbrookBird ejecting a different one’s eggs(a)uk + 0 0, & lit.; i.e. duck’s eggs
VHCD. C. WilliamsonBird’s call we hear after letter related to Top People?U + ‘coo’, & lit.; ref. ‘first cuckoo’ correspondence in The Times

HCs in competition 323 awarded to:

R. H. AdeyA. R. ChandlerS. GoldieW. H. Pegram
F. D. H. AtkinsonG. H. ClarkeE. M. HolroydD. R. Robinson
Mrs B. AzeG. CuthbertM. W. InnesW. K. M. Slimmings
M. J. BalfourR. DeanR. H. F. IshamT. A. J. Spencer
P. BermanR. V. DeardenMrs N. JarmanR. Stocks
Mrs K. BissettA. L. DennisR. E. KimmonsF. B. Stubbs
Mrs F. BlanchardJ. W. ElvenA. D. LeggeP. C. Thornton
A. G. BogieMrs W. FearonMrs J. MahoodI. Torbe
J. M. BrownC. J. FeetenbyL. K. MaltbyJ. Walton
A. J. BulmanA. G. FlemingB. ManvellD. O. Williams
E. J. BurgeS. P. FlittonC. J. MorseM. G. Wilson
R. S. CaffynR. P. C. FormanR. A. MostynDr R. L. Wynne
Mrs M. J. CansfieldJ. GillD. S. NagleDr E. Young
J. CaulfieldN. C. GoddardR. F. Pardoe