Azed Competition No. 2430  Azed Slip  |  ◀  2428  |  2434  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
2430 Jan 2019CLERIHEW normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. BarleyQuirky couplets of rhyme celebrating well-known lifeanag. of initial letter pairs, & lit.
SecondJ. R. C. MichieQuirky wee lyric not unknown to contain a dash of humourh in anag. less y, & lit.
ThirdJ. Vincent & Ms R. PorterVehicle heading off west colliding with rear of car, making short work of Bentleyanag. less v incl. w, r; ref. Edmund C. Bentley
VHCT. C. BorlandHail Crewe’s styling that delivers a Bentley’s linesanag. less a; Bentley cars designed and built in Crewe
VHCM. CoatesRhyme whose content is going to be funny, while facet of character is involvedanag. incl. r(hym)e, c, & lit.
VHCW. DreverDiminutive lay minister fell for head of choircleric with hew for c
VHCC. & E. A. FieldWarden Spooner/Would much sooner/Toast ‘our queer Dean’s’ health at dinner/Than rate this ‘hairy clue’ a winnerspoonerism of c.
VHCH. FreemanForm which Lear (Ed) had missed?anag. less had, & lit.
VHCA. H. HarkerHis poetic pictures/Ignored scansional strictures:/Bet he contrived/To make celeb writhecomp. anag. & lit.
VHCR. J. HealdMichael Winner/In a/Shocking display/Chucks main and starter in Nobu away?anag. less main N, & lit.; ref. former restaurant critic and top Japanese restaurant
VHCJ. R. H. JonesTwirl wheel and half circle a Bentleyanag. incl. cir(cle)
VHCD. F. ManleyCasually, car is ‘wheels’ – striking as foremost of suchlike, Bentley’s product?anag. less a, s
VHCRev Prebendary M. R. MetcalfCurate, say, mostly has bits of his egg well-cooked in pithy vignettecleri(c) + first letters; ref. classic ‘Punch’ cartoon
VHCC. G. MillinA rhyme that’s funny here with irregular length couplets primarilyanag. incl. initial letters, & lit.
VHCT. J. MooreyWanting what’s original in anthology, plainly one looks for Edmund ——cle(a)r (adv) + I + hew (Spenser), & lit.; see hue1
VHCT. RuddWhat Ed —— B/Effervescently/ Could create is instanced here:/With a little biog., idle cheercomp. anag. incl. w, b, & lit.
VHCDr S. J. ShawWhimsical verse (not massive, irregular in format) composed about personage ultimatelycomp. anag. incl. e, & lit.
VHCP. TharbyIn which Bentley specialised while heads of rival engineering companies diversifiedanag. incl. r, e, c
VHCMrs A. M. WaldenRhyme originally penned by EC while workingr in anag. & lit.
VHCK. J. WilliamsAlloy car wheel I exchanged for a creation of Bentleyanag. with I for a
VHCK. & J. WolffSaid Reverend Spooner,/‘My ball of vicuña/Is one of the very few/Ways to say ——i.e. ‘hairy clew’, & lit.

HCs in competition 2430 awarded to:

D. AppletonJ. EmmsL. F. MarzillierJ. Smailes
D. & N. AsplandP. FinanP. McKennaP. A. Stephenson
G. BorooahDr I. S. FletcherR. PerryP. L. Stone
A. BrashR. GilbertA. PlumbR. C. Teuton
C. J. BroughamR. GriffithsA. & J. PriceD. & J. Thomson
Dr J. BurscoughJ. GrimesW. RansomeJ. R. Tozer
J. A. ButlerD. HarrisS. SaundersN. Walker
S. L. ClaughtonM. HodgkinD. P. ShenkinMs S. Wallace
N. ConnaughtonJ. C. LeylandN. G. ShippobothamA. J. Wardrop
M. DaviesM. Lloyd-JonesC. ShortT. West-Taylor
E. DawidB. LoveringI. Simpson 
J. DoylendP. W. MarlowDr G. Simpson