Azed Competition No. 657  Azed Slip  |  < 653  |  660 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
657 Dec 1984SILLY-BILLY normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstW. H. PegramCharlie, doting on William?silly billy, & lit., ref. Prince Charles
SecondR. V. DeardenClot close by – bad for heartsilly + ill in by
ThirdW. K. M. SlimmingsButt, am I? Very close – buttersilly + billy
VHCD. W. ArthurBasil FawIty? His wife goes about cross, heartless ladyill in Sybil + l(ad)y; ref. TV series
VHCG. ClydeSybil accepts with difficulty Basil Fawlty’s extremes – foolish person!ill in Sybil + l, y; ref. TV series
VHCD. M. DuckworthTo be pitied once, and in succession, can, perhaps lead to one being prone to follysilly + billy
VHCDr J. FosterClose, hoping for a catch, bowled badly sometimes. The man’s a fool!silly + b + illy
VHCP. F. HendersonWhat can lead to dope? Misfortune in society’s fringes canill in s,y + billy
VHCV. G. HendersonCharley’s Aunt, perhaps, (one standing in for the other one) a close companionI for a in Sally + billy
VHCC. HobbsWhat makes Sybil yell ‘Basil’? Antics of base ——comp. anag. & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperClose and Illingworth must accept (if all but opener go!) Boycott for one batsB in silly Illy
VHCG. JohnstoneOne bats badly after opening for Surrey … bowled by Illingworth?S, illy, b, illy
VHCA. H. JonesStanding very close to striker in Bilston Glen, mate, is stupidsilly + billy
VHCA. LawrieWhat can suggest him? Bottom with one end of donkey cansill + y + billy
VHCD. F. ManleyBottom appears before fairy without beautiful pan (bit of an ass)sill + (fair)y + billy
VHCH. W. MassinghamClose bowled rarely amiss – and never a wide onesilly + b + illy; wide = astute
VHCW. L. MironClose bowled Illingworth in short spell? He must be foolishsilly + b + Illy
VHCF. R. Palmer‘Cake with nuts on ——’? No good entering that!silly + ill in by; by, on = near; ref. prize-winning clue to MADCAP in Xim. comp.
VHCR. J. PalmerWho’d get close in field with goat?silly + billy & lit.
VHCD. R. RobinsonIt is absurd having Budd in jerksilly + Billy; ref. Billy / Zola B.
VHCL. G. D. SandersOld to be pitied, rendered ill by clotsilly + anag.
VHCM. WoolfWill he be close to bats? Will, frequently!silly + Billy & lit.

HCs awarded in competition 657 to:

C. Allen BakerH. FreemanRev W. P. ManahanA. J. Odber
S. ArmstrongM. FreemanS. M. MansellS. L. Paton
M. BarleyN. C. GoddardDr E. J. MillerE. W. Richart
J. BrooksM. GoodyearC. G. MillinW. J. M. Scotland
E. J. BurgeN. W. GranvilleDr R. G. MonkL. M. Sturges
R. S. CaffynJ. F. GrimshawJ. D. MooreD. Tompsett
C. A. ClarkeP. J. HeapJ. J. MooreDr I. Torbe
E. A. ClarkeC. H. HudsonT. J. MooreyD. V. B. Unwin
G. CraigC. L. JonesC. J. MorseR. J. Whale
Mrs M. P. CraineF. P. N. LakeH. B. MortonG. H. Willett
N. C. DexterC. LeachR. F. NaishDr E. Young
M. EarleD. J. MacKayF. E. Newlove