Azed Competition No. 354  Azed Slip  |  < 352  |  358 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
354 Jan 1979SHEER-HULK normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstW. K. M. SlimmingsArk Royal, now? Gloom surrounds her being docked, and broken upher + anag. in sulk; gloom verb
SecondD. H. TompsettBottom no longer decked with large pair overhead – simple bumpkinsheer hulk; bottom = ship; ref. AMND
ThirdB. FrancoFemale’s waggling her topless body. She’s old – not equipped to transport oneshe + anag. + (b)ulk
VHCMrs A. BoyesBowling ended thus – result of break by a yard2 meanings; ref. song ‘Tom Bowling’
VHCP. CargillStripped bark: clear green giantsheer, hulk; Incredible Hulk T.V. series
VHCG. H. ClarkeHere’s battered, shortened hull and quarter deck – could have been seen in a breaker’s yardanag. + hul(l), (dec)k
VHCE. V. DefleyHaggard heroine – oddly her topless torso carries much weight in the dock.‘She’ + anag. + (b)ulk; ref. H.R. Haggard book
VHCN. C. DexterHere’s dismantled hull, docked – deck three quarters goneanag. + hul(l), (dec)k, & lit.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherBowling, for example, that’s been taken apart2 meanings; ref. song ‘Tom Bowling’
VHCR. H. F. IshamTopless ‘lady’ all at sea, he messed about with her in a sullen moodhe + anag. all in sulk
VHCD. F. ManleyNo tanker now travelling? UK is in chaos with her Shell running shortUK her Shel(l) anag.
VHCB. ManvellStripped body displaying uplift pair – quite incredible one!sheer + hulk; Incredible Hulk T.V. series
VHCL. MayWhat a ship is called with her prow gone and timbers in confusionshe, (h)er, hulk; see hulk in C
VHCC. G. MillinShip familiarly – her broken topless hull?she + anag. +(b)ulk
VHCW. L. MironHe lurks: he slyly exposes a craft wherein strippers workedanag.
VHCJ. J. MooreHere’s, in altered form, the body of a ship, docked, deck mostly cut awayanag. + hul(l), (dec)k
VHCC. J. MorseShe’s said goodbye to her last sailor – he abandoned her in a huffhe + anag. all in sulk
VHCF. E. NewloveSet for future Ark Royal documentary? (Tom Bowling directs)2 meanings; ref. song ‘Tom Bowling’
VHCF. R. PalmerA ship? You’ll see her dismantled, a huge structure with its top part removedshe + anag. + (b)ulk, & lit.
VHCW. RodgersIt makes her sulk, he can’t leave port aloneanag.
VHCH. R. SandersYou’ll find her stripped and broke in a dumphe(r) + her anag. all in sulk & lit.
VHCR. C. TeutonCraft that’s pulled down contains thin green ‘man’ – incredible!sheer hulk; ref. Incredible Hulk T.V. series; ‘Men from Mars’
VHCG. H. WillettThat girl and her dancing – body topless, bottom stripped bareshe + anag. + (b)ulk

HCs awarded in competition 354 to:

M. L. C. AllenD. J. FisherA. H. JonesD. R. Robinson
C. Allen BakerR. P. C. FormanA. LawrieT. E. Sanders
A. G. BogieJ. D. FosterC. W. LaxtonW. J. M. Scotland
G. BradbrookF. D. GardinerJ. D. LockettD. P. Shenkin
E. J. BurgeR. GarnettW. F. MainMrs B. Simmonds
C. J. and M. P. ButlerS. GoldieI. D. McDonaldT. A. J. Spencer
D. A. H. ByattW. E. GreenD. P. M. MichaelJ. G. Stubbs
R. S. CaffynP. F. HendersonR. S. MorseA. J. Wardrop
M. CoatesJ. P. H. HirstR. A. MostynP. Watkin
Z. ColeA. HodgsonR. J. PalmerMrs M. P. Webber
Mrs M. P. CraineE. M. HolroydR. F. PardoeJ. F. N. Wedge
F. H. CrippsG. M. HornbyR. A. PercyD. C. Williamson
R. A. EnglandW. IslipMrs A. G. PhillipsN. C. Wormleighton
H. W. EvansMiss E. H. C. JenkinsJ. PhillipsonG. D. Young
J. C. FeltonMrs D. B. JenkinsonC. P. Rea