Azed Competition No. 2261  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2257  |  2265  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2261 Oct 2015GANGSTERLAND normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. HodgkinFlowery headgear worn by flamboyant gents could be called ‘the hood of hoods’anag. in garland; hood2, 3
SecondJ. GrimesCrooked side of town Legs D ran at end of bootlegging?anag. incl. n, g; ref. Jack ‘Legs’ Diamond, US gangster during Prohibition
ThirdG. JohnstoneGodfather’s heading Ndrangheta’s racketeering having latitude to shift heroin hereG + anag. with l for h, & lit.
VHCT. AndersonTheatre for ‘The Godfather’ features mutilated nag and strangled criminalanag. + anag.; ref. scenes from 1972 film
VHCC. J. ButlerGood agents, right and left, confounded thugs’ empire?g + anag. incl. r, l
VHCC. A. ClarkeViolent gents portrayed in select literature as the Mobanag. in garland
VHCC. M. EdmundsDon’s own backyard lacking in gardening slant? Makeover requiredanag. less in; ref. Monty D. and Mafia dons.
VHCJ. FaircloughThe source of London’s danger, criminally inspiring anxiety?Angst in anag. incl. L, & lit.
VHCDr I. S. FletcherDisquiet in German plant that’s responsible for many jobsAngst in Ger. land; ref. VW scandal
VHCR. J. HealdCriminals collectively tip off drug lord about nark shopping leaders of smuggling trades, t in anger in g land3
VHCJ. C. LeylandSnarling ‘Do him!’ characters here are leaders of rival hoods nailing Legs Diamond with gat?comp. anag. incl. r, h, n, & lit.
VHCM. A. Macdonald-CooperWhere you’d find Moll or Judy e.g. hugging naughty gentsanag. in Garland
VHCD. F. ManleySharks here? Lasting danger when one’s out swimminganag. less I; ref. ‘West Side Story’
VHCP. W. MarlowDangers with no end of dense tangle in jungle – where gorillas thrive?anag. less e; gorilla = thug
VHCT. D. NichollWhere, in a ropy band, criminal gents resideanag. in garland & lit.
VHCDr S. J. ShawWhere Judy from Oz, for example, might harbour criminal gentsanag. in Garland, & lit.; see Judy
VHCI. SimpsonHere you might see characters regularly collared in drama à la Greene’s Brighton Rock?anag. of alternate letters, & lit.
VHCR. C. TeutonThere’s an opening to nab lags with dragnet cast around hereanag. incl. n, & lit.
VHCS. J. J. TiffinMilieu for undercover FBI agents obscured in grey light?anag. in gr. land
VHCA. J. VarneyWhere crime rules, you may see gaol emptied and outside street bathed in bloodst in anger in g, l and; see blood in C.
VHCL. WardWhere a collection of stories involving criminal gents takes place?anag. in garland, & lit.
VHCA. J. WardropWherein capo of goodfellas has one strangled, possiblyg + an + anag., & lit.
VHCR. J. WhaleLasagne blended with odd bits of rigatoni, starter for diner in Little Italy?anag. incl. alternate letters + d; ref. organized crime area of NYC

HCs in competition 2261 awarded to:

D. AppletonR. GilbertT. J. MooreyP. L. Stone
D. & N. AsplandA. H. HarkerC. J. MorseP. Taylor
M. BarleyC. & C. HintonD. J. R. OgilvieJ. R. Tozer
T. C. BorlandMrs D. B. JenkinsonR. J. PalmerMrs A. M. Walden
C. J. BroughamE. C. LanceDr T. G. PowellMs S. Wallace
P. CargillJ. LiddleS. RandallMs B. Widger
D. CarterK. ManleyT. RuddG. H. Willett
M. CoatesL. F. MarzillierA. D. ScottJ. S. Witte
N. ConnaughtonC. G. MillinP. A. StephensonR. Zara