Clues written by A. L. Dennis
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A. L. Dennis2811268130May 1959Sep 199536y 4m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1995-1996
1212HILDINGVHCDastardly old W. Indies fast bowler takes one for nothingI for 0 in Holding
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCYou need strong ro/wing boats in rough seas 
1990-1991
943BARAGOUINVHC‘Labour gain Liberal out’ excited terminology of psephologist perhaps?anag. less L
1988-1989
882DOSSIERVHCNotes and more notes written up all about onedos + I in re& (rev. ) & lit.
866NECTAREOUSVHCEconuts are conditioned to like natural production of flowersanag.
1987-1988
823SARBACANEVHCAre supporters in union reverting to strike weapon?a. bras (rev.) + cane
1985-1986
722SUPERNACULUMVHCUse calm run up for surprising bumperanag.; surprise = confuse
1979-1980
397BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)VHCSail up into the open lake for precious piscespieces; jib (rev.) + out Erie
384OUTSPREADINGVHCEating spuds or putting away seconds possibly produces this sort of figureanag. less s
379SCYTHEMANVHCWhat finished off big stand at Lord’s – a daisycutter?2 meanings
1978-1979
349ODDCOMESHORTVHCCasual approach not reaching green – it’s a bit leftodd come short
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)VHCChip grooved on mound – club used with violence – end of golf-ball!moved on ground; meri,1
1976-1977
247FLIVVERVHCNo dice could be made to show 2 fives in quick trainV,V in flier; n. d. = failure
221PADDY-WHACKVHCTake the mickey out of this large Irishman and you’ll get hiti.e. paddy-whack less paddy = whack
216SCANTITYVHCCity tans United – this upset in form is a rarityanag.; ref. 1976 FA Cup Final
1975-1976
200The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)VHCIn play he made the first savage cut; a rousing appeal followsCasca; a + SA; ref. Julius Caesar
183PICKLEVHCCould be a wee mite plastered – knocking out a copperpickle(d)
169THUGGEEVHCThe originators of this had unspeakably gruesome garottings esoterically executedinitial letters & lit.
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHCCan that improbable bore U. Geller make a spoon bend? Oho no! No chap can 
161ANCONVHCFrom Australian conflict we have that low body-line with short legs in the fieldhidden
1974-1975
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCWhen you travel never go far
Planes are hi-jacked, crashes by car,
Corpses counting, murders mounting,
Bombs in the local bar
 
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCAfter 8 pints draw me off more and I spew drunkenly. Ready to take last drop?gall. + anag. incl. (m)or(e)
1973-1974
92BRAINWASHVHCSlow downward movement of deposits follows bank’s initial pressurizationb + rainwash
79SLAPSTICKVHCPlay with slap and tickles less the French farce more like low comedyanag. less le
1972-1973
45NEMORALSecondNightclub opening with topless ‘thighy’ displays of shady naturen, (f)emoral
23SCLERODERMICVHCIt’s hard, with tough covering, to make disorderly soccer milderanag.
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1062CALLING-CRABVHCWhen in trouble this fiddler signals, declaring two acescalling crab; crab = lowest throw at hazard, two aces, see under craps in C.
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)FirstDan/ton is topless; head removed (after trial by tribunal) 

 
HCs awarded to A. L. Dennis
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1995-1996
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1190 DENARIUS
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
  1030 PASTILLE
 
1990-1991
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  874 BLUESTOCKING
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
  753 SHEEPDOG
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  714 MOTE
  688 CUCURBITAL
 
1984-1985
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  594 DOINGS
 
1982-1983
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  464 SIMKIN
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  434 JARDINIÈRE
 
1979-1980
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  340 BOOKSIE
  332 NUT-CASE
  327 HEMLOCK
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  281 DINOCERAS
  276 AMTRACK
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  225 VALETA
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
  190 CASSANDRA
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  139 PIEPOWDER
  135 GABIONADE
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  75 GROCETERIA
  66 NONSENSE
  62 SOLITAIRES
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  27 VINEGAR
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
 
1967-1968
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
 
1965-1966
  898 POCHARD
  882 SNAPDRAGON
 
1964-1965
  825 COACHES
 
1961-1962
  673 ERISTICAL
 
1960-1961
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
 


Annual Honours record of A. L. Dennis
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VHCsHCsPosition
1995-19960 1 1
1994-19950 0 2
1993-19940 0 4
1992-19930 0 1
1991-19920 1 2
1990-19910 1 1
1989-19900 0 1
1988-19890 2 1
1987-19880 1 0
1986-19870 0 2
1985-19860 1 3
1984-19850 0 2
1983-19840 0 3
1982-19830 0 1
1981-19820 0 2
1980-19810 0 4
1979-19800 3 4
1978-19790 2 8
1977-19780 0 4
1976-19770 3 4
1975-19760 5 6 12
1974-19750 2 4
1973-19740 2 5
1972-19731 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 1 1
1968-19690 0 3
1967-19680 0 1
1966-19671 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
1965-19660 0 2
1964-19650 0 1
 
1961-19620 0 1
1960-19610 0 1
 
1958-19590 0 1