Azed Competition No. 208  Azed Slip  |  ◀  203  |  212  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
208 Mar 1976RALPH normal26


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstDr G. B. GreerWhat makes ‘poetic river’ appear as ‘poetic rover’?i.e. R. Alph as Ralph, & lit.; ref. Coleridge, ‘Kubla Khan’ and Southey, ‘R. the Rover’
SecondJ. J. GoulstoneWith letters in wrong, he creates hell at printerscomp. anag. & lit.
ThirdF. R. PalmerReader, for one, needs to make good to get right arrangement of lettersr alph(abet); ref. Ralph R.
VHCC. Allen BakerTake ‘Lofty Peak’ – the lightest element for the pie-makerr alp H; ‘L. P.’ popular brand of flour
VHCN. S. BarrettHe’s a literal phantom, scattering letters right-and-lefthidden & lit.
VHCJ. C. BrashTake all the letters and hide half of ’em? That’s what I’ll do!r alph(abet), & lit.
VHCC. O. ButcherReader? Could be – one surely can’t help reading2 mngs.; Ralph R.
VHCC. A. ClarkeTake A to M? I might, mischievouslyi.e. r. + half of alphabet, & lit.
VHCMrs M. P. CraineAzed uses me to make oral phrases, say, or – as essay in crossword-makinghidden & lit.; cf. Printer’s Devilry type clue
VHCD. EvansPie-maker’s recipe: hard on the outside, almost completely soft insideal(l) p in r H; pie2
VHCMrs N. JarmanDevil condemned in chapel over the font – give him a torrent of holy wateri.e. R. Alph; ref. printing terms and Coleridge, ‘Kubla Khan’
VHCL. W. JenkinsonImmoral philandering provides a source of consternation to chapel membershidden; chapel = printers’ union
VHCR. E. KimmonsHoly water? It confuses chapel typesi.e. R. Alph; ref. Coleridge, ‘Kubla Khan’; chapel = printers’ union
VHCA. LawrieReader of ‘The Rover’?2 mngs.; ref. Ralph R., Southey ‘Ralph the Rover’, and comic
VHCJ. H. C. LeachSacred stream might make scared scream when I get to worki.e. misprints, R. Alph, & lit.; ref. Coleridge, ‘Kubla Khan’
VHCJ. P. LesterI’m likely to make my constituents run down to a bunless teai.e. ‘sunless sea’ misprinted, R. Alph, & lit; ref. Coleridge, ‘Kubla Khan’
VHCL. K. MaltbyE.g. Richardson, brilliant star appearing endlessly after his initial openingR + alph(a); Ralph R.
VHCD. P. M. MichaelReader responds to this pressman’s mischief2 mngs.; Ralph R.
VHCJ. D. MooreHe, (——), gets paper garbled: ‘Telegraph’, perhaps?comp. anag. & lit.
VHCJ. J. MooreHe could cause the hapless printer to lose false teeth in pressanag. less anag., & lit.
VHCA. J. RedstoneHe makes pie following recipe: basic ingredients, no eggr + alph(abet); pie2
VHCRear Adm W. T. C. RidleyIn general phonotypy can mar the printed pagehidden
VHCF. B. StubbsTake all our letters, losing half – that’s his naturer alph(abet), & lit.
VHCJ. C. P. TaylorAged 80, father being reactionary about latitude and hard could be upsetting typeR + l in pa (rev.) + H; R (medieval) = 80
VHCJ. WebsterConfusing type, he might make this run ‘down to a bunless tea’!i.e. ‘sunless sea’ misprinted, R. Alph; ref. Coleridge, ‘Kubla Khan’
VHCB. A. WrightField up, right hand round, he adds to the impressing slipsalp in RH

HCs in competition 208 awarded to:

D. R. AppletonS. GoldieM. J. LunanT. E. Sanders
F. D. H. AtkinsonN. HankinsMrs S. M. MacphersonW. J. M. Scotland
M. J. BalfourR. B. HarlingD. F. ManleyDr W. I. D. Scott
T. E. BellE. M. HornbyH. W. MassinghamMrs I. G. Smith
A. G. BogieG. JohnstoneJ. P. MernaghG. Snowden-Davies
Rev C. M. BrounA. H. JonesC. G. MillinK. Thomas
E. J. BurgeMiss I. M. KempR. J. PalmerL. E. Thomas
P. CargillJ. R. KirbyR. F. PardoeG. A. Tomlinson
P. R. ClemowM. D. LawsM. L. PerkinsD. H. Tompsett
G. H. S. CrosbyA. D. LeggeH. L. RhodesMrs M. P. Webber
A. B. CrowH. R. LockhartH. R. Sanders