Clues written by R. E. Kimmons
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R. E. Kimmons76266814184Jul 1952Dec 199644y 5mR. Kimmons
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCPreacher in the John Knox mould keen to move northacid (rev.) in prent
1994-1995
1200Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)VHCBat carefully? A single’s no good – swiping is the answerPO(C)KE(T)ING; poke I ng
1992-1993
1095STINKVHCIsn’t King murdered? Ay, ’tis most foul.anag. incl. K
1074DEMIREPVHCDon is this in literature, a river quietly rounding a Russian villagemir in Dee p; ref Don Juan & Sholokhov novel
1065TANDOORIVHCOdorant cooking? Ayanag. + I, & lit.
1991-1992
1021BEARDVHCTackle mental development that’s retarded every daymental = of the chin
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCJoiners, for example, deal with cotters and raspsJonners; anag.; ref. Brian ‘Johners/Jonners’ Johnston
1004OIL PAINTINGSVHCInitials N.P. go on works by Nicolas Poussin?anag.; on = tipsy
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINVHCCrash Cortina, ruin screen which just disintegratedanag.
982ALMANACVHCTop class, this race is in the big money list of eventsA + man in lac
978DOUBLE-CENTURYThirdBeer cloudy, tun’s off – here’s a sherryanag.; Domecq brand name
1989-1990
922REFORMADOVHCProgressive type in study circleform in read + O, lit.
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCAdvocate bridge course: beginners only: elementary system taughtChrist cross row & first letters
1988-1989
869HOLD-UPSVHCRiders out for gold should pedal furiouslyanag. incl. p
1987-1988
788CROWVHCGrandstand featuring Slack and Bird3 meanings; g. = show off
1986-1987
762OBELISEVHCOld letter contains first indication of love one’s to reject as untrueo + l I’s in bee
753SHEEPDOGVHCLeicester stars will score points with skilful handling in trialssheep dog; Leicester sheep, Dog constellation
735MALIGNVHCCram’s in this race, which could result in injurylig in man , cram = lie
1985-1986
722SUPERNACULUMVHCSample last of cru – un cru ‘exceptionnel’: a fine drinkanag. incl. u
701BALUSTRADEVHCA desire to be embraced by naughtily bared curvaceous pieces – and copinga lust in anag.
1984-1985
644EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)VHCIt’s pale, a wild flower of the veldtanag.
1983-1984
590MINEVERVHCBag going up in the world gets fur coatnim (rev.) + ever
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHVHCA cut above the resttop notch & lit.
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn Manchester they fe/ed devils, in Lincoln it’s the impsfootball teams
538INGRAINVHCDo this before hockey starts, to get a blue perhaps?hockey = harvest-home; in vb
1980-1981
443STEEPLECROWNVHCHigh, loftily extended cone initially worn religiouslysteep, initial letters + anag. & lit; religious = very exact
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWe have the makings of a future – football genera/tes skill and flairEric Gates, Ipswich Town & England
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCGlamis uneasy about noise? Apparitions’ statements proved thisdin in anag.; ref. Macbeth IV, i, ‘What noise is this?’
1979-1980
401GO-AHEADVHCSuccess with any crumpet means the answer’s ‘yes’go a head
1978-1979
352FAIRY LIGHTSVHCFantastic matches are on over Christmasfairy lights
349ODDCOMESHORTVHCA little bit of navy drill with rum issue straight after?odd come short
336ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)VHCThe wing, to produce a shot – one that might do just enough – put over the crossel farrow; 2 meanings; put over the cross i.e. preached
327HEMLOCKVHCReinforcement for chastity belt? It’s a killer!hem lock
1977-1978
306DICKENSVHCBucket, for example, being the link here (but strangely without a clue!)dick ens; Inspector B. in ‘Bleak House’
281DINOCERASVHC‘A son!’ cried out the first of ancient zoological Eocene denizensanag.; ref. birth of AZ’s son
276AMTRACKVHCWhat’s before beginning of main course? Duck?a (=ante) m. track; duck4
259TRANSIREVHCAuthority granted for passage in Sartre to be translatedanag.
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCRe CCL, thank the setter, hand out scotch! 
208RALPHVHCHoly water? It confuses chapel types2 meanings; R. Alph (Coleridge), chapel = printers’ union
1975-1976
200The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)VHCRohan’s out: he made lots of big hits(C. B.) Cochran; anag.; ref. R. Kanhai, cricketer
190CASSANDRAVHCPowdered sandarac’s used to make things look brighter? No!anag.
178A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)VHCSilverstone? People applaud as I appear round the bendAg st.
169THUGGEEVHCA cut-throat convention – follow suit after lead of trumpt, hug, gee
1974-1975
152ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)VHCScandal in the Sharpies clan: dreamboat lover for Mrs Sharples, who’s a game partyhidden; Ena mora do; who’s = who has
148BALLYHOOVHCDarned extravagant advertising: ruddy restraint’s nilbally ho 0
139PIEPOWDERVHCConfusion over sugar ? Circulated from market to market – oncepie2, powder; sugar vb.
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCB/y swinging, Dolly hit ’em for six 
127FRITHSOKENVHCDeal for Kentish harbour associated with historyanag.
123SCATTERGOODVHCWaster could be sort to cadgeanag.
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCPotter? He’s left The Potteries surprisingly(Cole) Porter; anag. less he
105Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)VHCA Liberal choice – a deal now, or harry a Labour Government 
1973-1974
75GROCETERIAVHCStock up with tea here or get a rice supplyanag.; supply adv.
66NONSENSEVHCNot classical, tenor, pop!non + sense; pop = poppycock
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCConsidering the conditions, they maintain the/ories fair to the underprivileged 
1972-1973
23SCLERODERMICThirdTests are so tough: middle of series – Lords – M.C.C. collapseanag. incl. (s)erie(s); test = testa
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1140CALLOUSVHCTotally unsympathetic locals cut up rough with Union leaderanag. incl. U
1127TRAYBITVHCIn character reverse side illustrates thriftby (rev.) in trait; side, by (adjs.) = subsidiary
1119RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSanta Claus once delivered the goods for fathe/r by day!1964 Derby winner
1110IMPERSONATEVHCWrongly ape is no term for thisanag. & lit.
1969-1970
1089ENCLOISTERFirstRigged elections take place under duressanag. + r (= take), place vb
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCStirring action, cheap show here, for picture enthusiastsanag.
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCOne who declaims and wrangles violently about a principlehang (noun) in anag.
1023CONSOLEVHCPilot fish? It keeps up with shark’s headcon sole; S-shaped
1015HOAR-HEADEDVHCThe beginning of Hades—a boatman—he’s accompanied by restless dead, like CharonH oar he + anag.
1967-1968
997TREACLEVHCFawning becomes Electraanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
989GRENADINEVHCDe Gaulle’s cordial? Perhaps. Endearing? Not exactlyanag.
987THING (Printer’s Devilry)SecondI must hide my gir/l: amorous clot, he’s at the party! 
1966-1967
936MINI SKIRTSSecondLift going up: Number One—Ladies’ clothing, teen-age fashions—going upnim (= steal) (rev.) + I + skirts
935MALAPROPVHCMy stage bloomers are designed to knock back any man in the front row.lam (rev.) + a prop; Rugby Union
1965-1966
902WINCOPIPEVHCCommon old garden weed with a flower in redco- (prefix) + pip (= blossom), all in wine
900PARAMECIA or PAREOEANSVHCThey’re like little mules—a pair came prancingparamecia; anag.; mules = slippers
898POCHARDVHCOne of the divers fish in a shoalchar in pod
873VETERANSVHCFlitting revenants with disembodied heart are said to be immortal!anag. of reve(n)ants; “Old soldiers never die...”
1964-1965
851Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)ThirdCateran by Rob Roy out of Miss McNabnab, rob = steal
839GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)SecondNeeding a larger profit? Mar/ry a pop singer! Cut a disc!Gerry and the Pacemakers, pop group
1963-1964
773FIT-OUTFirstIf going uphill watch the gear you’re inif (rev.) + tout1

 
HCs awarded to R. E. Kimmons
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1996-1997
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1994-1995
  1186 GRISELDA
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1165 YAPSTER
 
1993-1994
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1126 CHEATERY
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1061 MAGIC
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1034 BURLAP
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  934 LACE-UPS
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  882 DOSSIER
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  849 VISITE
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  809 DOLCE VITA
  805 LITOTES
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  709 GINGER
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  649 AUSTRALORP
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  607 CARNEY
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  559 EMBASE
  547 GLEEMAN
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  517 IMMORTELLE
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  486 JUMPED-UP
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
  456 BALADINE
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  430 TEGULA
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  393 INTRACARDIAC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  340 BOOKSIE
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
 
1977-1978
  289 AMNESIAC
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  272 MALAGUETTA
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  225 VALETA
  216 SCANTITY
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  161 ANCON
 
1974-1975
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
  92 BRAINWASH
  88 BLOOMERY
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
 
1972-1973
  36 CRUSADER
  31 KITCHENDOM
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  10 LINGERIE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1154 CLARIONET
  1143 MORGIANA
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1028 SATIRE
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1967-1968
  993 JONATHAN
  980 OMNIBUSES
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  967 CREMOSIN
  962 PALING
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  890 DEBENTURE
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  834 CARRIED
  829 FAREWELL
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  804 DETRUNCATE
  800 Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  764 SHIMMY-SHAKE
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  728 ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)
 
1954 (1)
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1952 (2)
  197 SCALES
 


Annual Honours record of R. E. Kimmons
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1996-19970 0 2
1995-19960 1 3
1994-19950 1 4
1993-19940 0 7
1992-19930 3 3
1991-19920 3 4
1990-19911 (0, 0, 1) 2 1 21
1989-19900 2 4
1988-19890 1 7
1987-19880 1 4
1986-19870 3 4
1985-19860 2 2
1984-19850 1 6
1983-19840 1 3
1982-19830 3 3
1981-19820 0 5
1980-19810 3 4
1979-19800 1 5
1978-19790 4 3 15
1977-19780 4 5 20
1976-19770 2 4
1975-19760 4 4 19
1974-19750 8 1 5
1973-19740 3 4
1972-19731 (0, 0, 1) 0 4
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 4 5 13
1969-19701 (1, 0, 0) 0 7
1968-19690 4 5 14
1967-19681 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 11
1966-19671 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1965-19660 4 4 18
1964-19652 (0, 1, 1) 0 5 14
1963-19641 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
1962-19630 0 3
 
1954 (1)0 0 1
 
1952 (2)0 0 1