Clues written by E. Chalkley
HCs  |   Annual honours  |   Other competitors  |   ordStats
Show results in   All competitions   Azed   Ximenes
 Clues in
archive
First
Prizes
Other
Prizes
VHCsHCs Hons
points
First
mention
Latest
mention
Career
span
E. Chalkley67175911775Nov 1966Dec 199428y 1m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1992-1993
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCGaiety theatre drama where love is murdered on The Orient Express?love; N(o) in E train
1048GALLOPADEVHCGirl on game led O. A. P. a merry dance?gal + anag. ; game = lame
1991-1992
1034BURLAPSecondA sticker one in Public Library put over a coarse wrapper?bur + a in PL (rev.)
1030PASTILLESecond‘Sweet white wine’ – line (abbreviated) in Poet Laureate’s ending of verse!asti + l in PL + e; ref. John Masefield’s ‘Cargoes’
1021BEARDVHCA bird’s nest, in the last bit of nonsense penned by a poete in bard; ref. last line of Lear limerick
1990-1991
974AVANT-PROPOSVHCThe opening that shows neighbours of Queensland’s capital in a fantastic soap on TV?P, R in anag.
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)ThirdA stunner employed by newspapers, exposing the sleeker body that was put up outside clubs?hidden; c in corse (rev)
913ARCHIBALDVHCWhat could have finished one British lad up in the air?arch + I B + anag. & lit.
908INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSevere aches. The green Sandy and Nick, who used backs, p/ut balls in bunkersSeve Ballesteros, S. Lyle, N. Faldo
1988-1989
869HOLD-UPSVHCA senior citizen with cries of encouragement set about the muggersold in hups
862OFF-AND-ONVHCLike a wavering alliance getting away with a new party nameoff a n do n
857REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)VHCDiscrimination, etc in Party finally abandoned – Russian, one with power, embraces Conservative MPetc in y anag. ; C in red a P
1987-1988
816POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)VHCTime to knock down the buildings? Prince upset a lot with expression of impatienceP + anag. + och; ref. Prince Charles’s views on modern architecture
1986-1987
762OBELISEVHCTo —— word? Bowdlerise too, in a way!comp. anag. & lit.
753SHEEPDOGVHCSDP go potty about explosive ending of defence – one will have to watch that assembly of mugsHE e in anag., mug6
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCSection of colourful magazine you worried about had to have its parts chopped and mixed upul mag in anag.; ref. theme of puzzle
1983-1984
618CRETISMVHCConservative tries on Monarch’s crown even in Parliament I’m toldC + anag. + M ; on = tipsy
609LUCKY-BAGVHCHolder of prize to boast about after success with X’s successor?luck + y + gab (rev.) ; X also = Ximenes
585FLABELLIFORMVHCLike a fan club film of Bela Lugosi’s beginning and ending in horror?anag. incl. L, r
1982-1983
538INGRAINVHCThoroughly set at the wicket, Randall’s opening secured by success?in + R in gain
1981-1982
513ETYMOLOGICONVHCTattered tome, thick one that follower of X has got in study?y in anag. + log I + con, & lit.; thick n.
504SIMMENTHALERThirdSort non-English meat-men relish?anag. less E & lit.
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCAmong books one bound will one include ‘The Heart of the Matter’I in bb + I in lope + gist, & lit.
473HERRING-BONEVHCJumping hero, being never disheartened, to make V-signs when remountinghero being n(eve)r anag.; ref. Harvey Smith
1979-1980
414UNBOSOMERVHCCould reveal what’s almost non-existent without considerable paddingsome in unbor(n)
371GRADINVHCFrom which you can see the excitement after ball goes in net?ado less 0 in grin, & lit.
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEVHCThe roguish trick meant one noticing, initially, the bit inserted ‘… to furnish light’first letters + key + shine
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCPup, perhaps, a tailless one about to a trapleave; pu(p) (rev.) + start; ref. greyhound racing
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCPutting our country first, the first of our opening batsUK + initial letters
319PODESTAVHCDisheartened writer like Dante could be eating his words before oneodes in p(ar)t + a & lit.
1977-1978
306DICKENSThirdThe writer is awfully sick with last characters in Azed puzzle unknownanag. incl. d, e ,n
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCBeing discharged or fined by beakbeau; anag.
272MALAGUETTAVHCSeeds turning up to wallop a ball round the end of June?lam (rev.) + e in a gutta
267MORRIS-DANCESecond1. C. and R. Morse – could be the result of this month’s exerciseanag. incl. I
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCThat Contest result – No H.C. – check hatred! 
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCStuff a fellow put over in a short sort of song?cram bo jingle, & lit.
234HOROSCOPISTVHCOne who would get excited about Scorpio’s changing form?anag. in host & lit.
225VALETAVHCWhat the band played in joyful celebration of old time in American State?ale t in Va.
216SCANTITYVHCNot much talk of thieves getting it in Saint McMenemy’s Finalcant it in S, y; M. manager of Southampton (Saints); ref. 1976 FA Cup Final
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCWhat John becomes when joining the yard?bog (= WC) + y & lit.
190CASSANDRAVHCOne who gloomily predicts an end of Christmas cards sent first class?anag. incl. s + A; sent = roused
183PICKLEVHCCopper locking one big brute up in nickI in PC + elk (rev.)
156OMBROPHOBOUSVHCPoor bums huddled around another unable to endure heavy rainhobo in anag.
1974-1975
152ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)VHCA lover once more pursuing Mrs Sharples – road all excited – Dear Len rather embarrassed about leading characters in Coronation Street mounting publicityEna mo + anag.; CS (rev.) in anag.; ref. TV series
148BALLYHOOVHCWhat leads one to expect the greatest final of Wembley – and match, after one shot, ends with no scoreball + y, h + 0-0
146CHARADESVHCWhat solver could do on Sunday after absorbing the original and latest of Azed’s puzzlesA, d in chare + S
135GABIONADEVHCOne will have to steal up on a couple of defenders in thisI bag (rev.) on a de, & lit.
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne overlusty giving up br/eeding – doctor’s advice 
127FRITHSOKENVHCThe hallowed ground. Underwood provided with treacherous ridge almost the end of Pakistanfrith so ke(y) n; ref. Derek U.
1973-1974
84MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)SecondDizziness of Scots girl, one troubled with some unfortunate ailment, rambling about need to ring doctor upanag. incl. I; MO (rev.) in ill + anag.
79SLAPSTICKVHCSort of film in which endless paste is thrown about?anag. past(e) in slick & lit.
66NONSENSEVHCAnne’s heart, full of love and understanding, didn’t dictate this unromantic reply0 in (A)nn(e) + sense
53ALEXANDERSVHCBrief derivation in one dictionary answer is ‘Black herb vegetable’der. in a lex. ans.
1972-1973
50CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)VHC‘Top clue King’ could be descriptive of Azed when fully developedanag. incl. R
45NEMORALVHCLook! – Soldiers, about half an army, coming up like Birnam Woodar(my) in lo men (all rev.)
40FANTOCCINIVHCCould be in action following opening of children’s showc + anag., & lit.
18EPIGONEVHCShake up in G.P.O. and two letters in three will be delivered lateranag. incl. ee
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1158ELEPHANT-SEALVHCWhat could destroy a net without help and then be secure?anag. in anag. + seal, & lit.
1127TRAYBITVHCWhat could be tossed up by Illingworth on opening of Test?T(est) Ray bit, & lit.; bit = snack; ref. Ray I., test cricketer
1119RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMourners who come to get He/ath watch and see a miraculous recovery1970 election
1115FLESH-POTTERYVHCWhat could make the toper’s wretched inside burst?anag. in fly, & lit.; fly = burst
1969-1970
1097PANTOPHAGISTFirstWhat pig has to become when gripped by hunger?anag. in pant, & lit.; hunger vb.
1968-1969
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCHe’s inclined to make a noise about Welsh show to decorate our RoyaltyW in slang2 hang ER; ref. Investiture of Prince of Wales
1032TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWho was the most o’ f/un out at Lord’s? Denis Compton? 
1015HOAR-HEADEDVHCWhat you might call a king crowned like Learho! a R headed; ref. Lear III.2, “Singe my white head”
1967-1968
967CREMOSINVHCYou want the old red thick juice? A pity—right out of itcremo(R) sin
1966-1967
949BROWSINGVHCFirst of the beet grown is mashed for fodderb anag.

 
HCs awarded to E. Chalkley
Clues  |  Annual Honours   |  Other competitors

1994-1995
  1180 COLD TURKEY
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1126 CHEATERY
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1078 KIRBEH
  1074 DEMIREP
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1061 MAGIC
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  982 ALMANAC
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  922 REFORMADO
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  917 HOOLIGANISM
 
1988-1989
  866 NECTAREOUS
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  823 SARBACANE
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
 
1985-1986
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  709 GINGER
 
1984-1985
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  590 MINEVER
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  564 PARAMENT
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
 
1981-1982
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1980-1981
  452 DISSENTERISM
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  384 OUTSPREADING
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  340 BOOKSIE
  332 NUT-CASE
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  229 METRICATE
  212 SURCINGLES
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
 
1974-1975
  123 SCATTERGOOD
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
  114 PANIC
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
  88 BLOOMERY
  75 GROCETERIA
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  36 CRUSADER
  23 SCLERODERMIC
  10 LINGERIE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1154 CLARIONET
  1143 MORGIANA
  1140 CALLOUS
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1093 MARTINET
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1036 CORONETED
  1028 SATIRE
  1010 MOTORIST
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  997 TREACLE
  980 OMNIBUSES
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  941 HYPODERMIC
  933 COTTABUS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
 


Annual Honours record of E. Chalkley
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1994-19950 0 1
1993-19940 0 6
1992-19930 2 7
1991-19922 (0, 2, 0) 1 5 15
1990-19910 1 5
1989-19901 (0, 0, 1) 2 4 21
1988-19890 3 2
1987-19880 1 3
1986-19870 3 4
1985-19860 0 2
1984-19850 0 1
1983-19840 3 4
1982-19830 1 4
1981-19821 (0, 0, 1) 3 3 13
1980-19810 0 6
1979-19800 2 6
1978-19790 4 5 15
1977-19782 (0, 1, 1) 2 3 10
1976-19770 5 3 17
1975-19760 4 4 19
1974-19750 6 4 11
1973-19741 (0, 1, 0) 3 4 13
1972-19730 4 4 17
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 4 6 13
1969-19701 (1, 0, 0) 0 6
1968-19690 3 7
1967-19680 1 4
1966-19670 1 4