Fats WALLER (5), who has been called ‘THE BLACK HOROWITZ’ (40/37/1A), was born in NEW YORK (28) and died in KANSAS CITY (30/36). He was a reluctant ‘guest’ at CAPONE’s (16) 27th birthday party. SLOUCHY (22) and KEROSENE (43) combine to form an anagram of HONEYSUCKLE ROSE, while the title of the puzzle suggests AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’. WALLER (5) was to be shaded.
First prize David Jackon, Deddington, Oxfordshire
Runners-up Frank Maslen, London W1; Richard Poole, Harlech, Gwynedd