|No.||Date||Clue word||Clue type||Clues|
|First||F. Aylmer||Why did Irish mockery make Il Duce irate?|
Because the Eire the Führer
|Second||Lt Col P. S. Baines||Roast the turkey, baste with lard,|
Stuff with garlic—Dieu vous garde!
|Third||R. J. Steel||W. idle curiosity and the railing round a bungalow?|
One is simple interest, the other’s compound
|HC||C. Allen Baker||’Tis idle curiosity that|
Has cooked the goose of many a cat!
|HC||Cdr H. H. L. Dickson||W. a terribly U, idle, rich schoolboy and chaff?|
One needs fags, the other feeds nags
|HC||E. G. Durham||Pray mock me not, my love is true.|
Tho’ winds be rude, I cling to you
|HC||J. A. Fincken||From idle curiosity why flee?|
Make game of Life your fav’rite pastime be
|HC||S. B. Green||I gaze into your eyes—don’t laugh at me:|
It isn’t idle curiosity
|HC||Mrs M. R. Griffith||Mock me, cruel, I die of pain:|
Kiss me, sweet, I live again
|HC||E. M. Hornby||At idle curiosity don’t mock:|
A grain of knowledge grows into a rock
|HC||Mrs L. Jarman||W. idle curiosity and a mock auctioneer?|
One relies on whiches and whats, the other on watches and wits
|HC||P. H. Morgan||W. a false nose and a Druid relic on a wet day?|
One’s a ruddy mockery, the other’s a muddy rockery!
|HC||F. E. Newlove||What does a railing round a heathen image put a stop to?|
Idol (idle) curiosity
|HC||S. L. Paton||In what way did Il Duce irritate the Nazis?|
He used to be “little (belittle) Hitler”
|HC||R. Postill||Why is idle curiosity about roast chicken inconclusive?|
Because a prior’s (pryer’s) habit doesn’t cover the parson’s nose!
|HC||R. D. Prior||A butt, my love, we’ll scorn to be|
For idle curiosity
|HC||A. Robins||Why can a lunatic always make jokes about lice during the full moon?|
Because then he’s a perfect nit-wit!
|HC||Mrs E. M. Simmonds||“What makes a maid cruel?” I cry.|
“A crude male” is the mocking reply
|HC||J. G. Stubbs||Why does a schoolboy fisherman laugh at Euclid riders?|
Because he knows his lines and angles
|HC||G. H. Wilde||Why is an entry on a football coupon like a nice, lurid film of horrors or strip tease?|
Because an X means a draw
|HC||C. E. Williams||The idle cur in every race|
Will mock the winner of the chase
|HC||M. Woolf||W. a guy on an idle cruiser and the dentist on an oil-carrier?|
One’s a Yank at anchor, the other’s a tanker yanker
|HC||A. J. Young||Why is idle curiosity like a jolly good hand at solo?|
Because they both put an end to the kitty!
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