Azed Competition No. 688  Azed Slip  |  < 683  |  692 >  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
688 Jul 1985CUCURBITAL normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. J. HooperWhat makes ‘gourdy’ when defined by coot et al?curb (disease of horses) in cuit + al, & lit.
SecondK. AaronovichLike a squash cup? No power needed as long as your forearm’s about rightcu(p) + r in cubital
ThirdC. M. EdmundsBadly swung club cut air, resulting in this fruity epithet (you won’t find it in my Chambers)anag.; ref. misprint in 1983 C.
VHCD. Buxton‘Drunk in charge!’ Brutal copper still uses such fruity retortsanag. incl. i/c, Cu
VHCJ. H. ChinnerLike a retort made by two coppers heading for bench in complicated trialCu, Cu + b in anag.
VHCC. A. ClarkeLike a squash club with a court to be rebuilt, one entering for nothingI for O in anag.
VHCM. EarleAkin to pumpkin or squash but not quite circularanag. less final letter & lit.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherSuch as squash could be crucial – tubby by not participating otherwise?anag. less by
VHCB. GreerYou can get court in a club for playing this on, like squashcomp. anag.
VHCG. JohnstoneLike Cinderella’s coach at midnight but with crucial changes?anag.
VHCD. F. ManleyA wondrously built coach disintegrates, becoming only ——? O how sad!comp. anag. & lit.
VHCJ. R. C. MichieSwelling in Clydesdale’s ankle and a touch of lameness might be described as gourdycurb in cuit a, l
VHCC. G. MillinLike melons, etc., roughly circular but not right (if you believe Chambers)anag. less r
VHCJ. J. MooreJock’s ankle, swelling inside, before long just like a loofahcurb in cuit + a, l; a = before
VHCC. J. MorseIt’s circular and tube shaped, but tails off – like e.g. a cucumberanag. less last letters
VHCT. W. MortimerSwelling in ankle, first signs of Arab’s lameness – it’s ‘gourdy’ perhapscurb in cuit + initial letters
VHCD. R. RobinsonOf about 18″ in length, pithy mainly inside – squashy, perhaps (like a marrow)cur(t)) in cubital
VHCL. RogersBurial chamber’s first cut and shaped like a gourdanag. incl. c
VHCH. R. SandersClubs organised a curl, but I like squashC + anag.
VHCA. J. ShieldsThick-skinned but soft-hearted copper’s upset brutal Chief InspectorCu + anag. incl. CI
VHCE. W. SteelLeg swelling in Jock’s ankle and middle of calf like a meloncurb in cuit + (c)al(f)
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeLike a squash court in a club for recreation? Not onanag. less on

HCs awarded in competition 688 to:

C. Allen BakerA. L. DennisM. MallettE. R. Riddle
W. G. ArnottJ. DromeyH. S. MasonT. E. Sanders
J. BainesP. DrummondH. W. MassinghamW. J. M. Sanders
Mrs G. M. BarkerO. M. EllisL. MayD. P. Shenkin
M. BarleyN. C. GoddardD. P. M. MichaelW. K. M. Slimmings
Mrs P. A. BaxI. F. & L. M. HainesDr E. J. MillerJ. B. Sweeting
Mrs A. BlanchardD. V. HarryT. J. MooreyR. C. Teuton
C. J. BroughamMrs J. HeskethD. S. NagleR. W. Thompson
J. M. BrownW. JacksonF. R. PalmerR. A. Wells
E. J. BurgeA. LawrieR. J. PalmerMrs B. Wharf
Dr J. BurscoughJ. H. C. LeachS. L. PatonM. G. Wilson
C. J. & M. P. ButlerH. R. LockhartW. H. PegramS. Woods
E. S. ClarkP. B. MacdonaldMrs M. PepinM. Woolf
Capt D. A. CraddockM. A. Macdonald-CooperE. W. Richart