Clues written by F. P. N. Lake
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F. P. N. Lake11041294156126Apr 1951Mar 200654y 11m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2005-2006
1762DUDDERYVHCUseless racing event – no book provided in Tatts!dud Der(b)y; tatt = rag
2004-2005
1719ANHELATIONVHCIt could cause one to inhale with difficultyanag., & lit.
1711MINUSVHCDash in sum?anag. & lit.
2002-2003
1602FENESTRAVHCWhat may be French will do to admit sun when it’s clear outsides in net in fera (Fr. = will do), & lit.
2001-2002
1567QUEENThirdEquestrian on losing streak finds form to finish No. 1 at Windsoranag. less stria
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCLeader on board earns mate with two rooks; I’m confounded!anag. incl r, r
2000-2001
1506BARE(-)BONESVHCMinimum requirements from Bass are good ales – not halfB are bon (al)es
1999-2000
1454GET-UPVHCGear action in Peugeot’s tops for ease of shiftinganag. less c, o
1450PRETENDANTVHCI want potential partner (Miss Right!) to go intimately for metend in anag. less r, & lit.
1439JOHN CANOEVHCSome transatlantic character’s energetic dance (not half!) for the big feature of Decembercan(-can) for D in John Doe, & lit.
1437MISTLETOEVHCIt’s what puts the ‘X’ in Xmas – so let it work when yours truly’s around!anag. in me
1433NEANDERTHALSecondUnwilling to give up the old ways and learn the new?anag. & lit.
1424HEISTVHCOne who doesn’t believe in missing a crafty bit of thievery(at)heist
1998-1999
1406CHASSEPOTVHCOld French banger endlessly overtaken in Switzerland, climbing summit(p)asse(d) in CH + top (rev.)
1385PANTRIESVHCMince Pies and no end of cold Turkey shortly to be found therein?TR in pies an(d) anag., & lit.
1376LOGOVHCSign language2 mngs.
1367SANBENITOSVHC’S true – they could be set about sinners in a sorry statecomp. anag. & lit.
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCSlough abode non-U? Positive it’ll do for me!anag. less U plus P, & lit.
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCManic-depressive under therapy was sa/d, of course 
1338SMART ALECVHCOne always knows that, in France, vehicles point the wrong waycela trams (all rev.)
1336STOCKINGVHCSnick got runs! What’s keeper doing?anag.
1322CARPETFirstSuch as beetle gets to spoil?car + pet, & lit., ref. VW and carpet beetle
1996-1997
1303PONIARDThirdWielded with hate, it may bring pain or deathcomp. anag. & lit.
1294TRANSENNAVHCFeature of holy place half-hiding what may move one deeply?tran(sept) + senna, & lit.
1277NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)VHCNow shift out of Britain to escape winter?no(w) + B in veer, & lit.
1264TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)VHCPrimate’s in his element specifying activity for Trinity Sunday – four masses with old Rev, unusually full of zealdrill in tree; anag. incl. S. o
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCPriest? Rector? One in order?P + R + an in edict, & lit.
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCook’s choice pans of ste/w are sold in no time! 
1203CLERICALISMVHCDoes ecclesiastical morale suffer when such influence has to cease?comp. anag. & lit.
1994-1995
1190DENARIUSVHCIn Rome, one was valid for putting up in settlement of duesI ran (all rev.) in anag. & lit.
1186GRISELDAVHCJob description suits me and there’s more pay (awfully glad about that!)rise in anag.
1993-1994
1134TOVARICHVHCMight reforms make soviet chary of this term of address? Yes? Possiblycomp. anag. & lit.
1126CHEATERYThirdTerm for bowler’s turning to mischief to transform new ball?r for Ate in cherry, & lit.; ref alleged Pakistani ball-tampering episode
1122BASILIANVHCOne secure in retreat, following the book to Godb as I + nail (rev.), & lit.
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)SecondOld crock, such as may get stuck (not noted for power!)no for p in stamps
1108GREENVHCSupporter of woods?double mng.: environmentalist/bowling green
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCLinger by us with cap offanag. & lit.
1992-1993
1084PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)VHCWhat price a bleeding heart (not dart-proof; stupid)?
She’ll sell it short, that lass! I’ll rage at Cupid
 
1078KIRBEHVHCHard drink that is switched to be in soft drink containerbe for sc in kirsch
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCYou may get Ma luring party-goers into trying themcomp. anag. & lit.
1074DEMIREPVHCPlane’s wings have iced up – she may not go all wayp, e rimed (rev. )
1061MAGICVHCCooper’s art in defence – not leaving his head exposed!Magi(not) + C; ref. Tommy C., Henry C., Maginot Line
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCLove poetry specialist and her associates go about their business uplifted in spiritlove; art in Nine (all rev.)
1052AGANIPPEVHCWhence poetic inspiration runs free, appearing in liquid formanag. less r
1991-1992
1030PASTILLEVHCPalliates suffering if one’s sucked?anag. less a, & lit.; suck = extract
1026LET-OFFVHCBonfire night? Do it properly with fireworks and some treacle toffee2 meanings, hidden
1021BEARDFirstSome seamen may wear one in the style of ShawBe(RN)ard, & lit., ref. GBS
1000ONE THOUSANDVHCI.e. what he’s done. Anon, to astound us, he may make twice that with ease!comp. anag. & lit.
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCClue’s definitely off. No win today – spo/iled it in haste 
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCPlumping quick-sticks?2 senses: impetuous / hawthorn clippings falling
987IRON CURTAINVHCWoven in rancour, it’s torn, I see – a ruin – under perestroikadouble anag. & lit.; see = c
965EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)VHCWith a fab fur on she’d make fun of this – it’s rabbitfur; comp. anag.
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHCThere’s many an (e.g.) Oxford student on the road to outstanding successesL ace ups
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCChild swots three R’s, so I see work for me!ch. + anag. incl. c, & lit.
913ARCHIBALDVHCHairless? After treatment for hair – see! It shoots up!anag. incl. c + bald
904VOETGANGERVHCJumping to it, I’ll do for growing vegetation though lacking means to flycomp. anag., less wing, & lit.
1988-1989
878MOUSEPIECEVHCWhat may get blown if the cut is left out; put in confines of store!s, e for th(e) in mouthpiece
874BLUESTOCKINGVHCNo leg trimmed with silk, but 100 for Latin – that’s me!anag. with C for L, & lit.
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)ThirdAlcohol abuse leads to some establishments refusing to open before league match; also the club bar!sterol, andiron; anag. of initial letters; and iron
853DEBACLEVHCEETPU blacked and could be kaput! End this break-upcomp. anag.
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)VHCHe hasn’t mastered the canoe, and there’s a log to dodgecanon; anag.
840SONDEVHCWeather reporter doesn’t fancy doing without it!anag. less ’t, & lit.
1987-1988
827MICKEY-TAKINGVHCIrish the butt of me? That painful old persiflage!mick (m)e yt aking
809DOLCE VITAVHCNot exactly cold life, roughly accommodated on boards!anag. + Evita, & lit.
805LITOTESSecondSo title not good?anag. & lit.
1986-1987
779MISSING LINKVHCIn Peking man a fossil demonstrates evolution – practically making an ape of me!comp. anag. & lit.
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)SecondLooking for odds? Nae argument! Fifty to one the chap’ll encompass 1,000ou + M in L a guy; ref. AZ series
740ESCADRILLEVHCCrazed by endless desert, all I see is … mirages?deser(t) all I C anag.
735MALIGNThirdWanting love (and how!), see me go roaming in gloamingcomp. anag.
1985-1986
709GINGERVHCBuck Rogers?2 mngs.
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCMay this with brief opus cure nuts?anag. incl. op
683BANISHVHCTreat like Prospero (ref. his ban in ‘Tempest’)anag.
1984-1985
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)VHCEntrance to port’s astern – crew won’t make harbour going this way!over(boar)d; cf. Dover
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCParticipants in tiled summit meeting push to establish closer tiesbarge, couple; tiled = secured against intrusion
635ROSEMARYVHCSimply got up, lamb’s tender – and tastier with it?rose, Mary; ref. nursery rhyme
1983-1984
627AMBIENTVHCA doctor that is not neglecting round has to get about!a MB i.e. n(o)t
618CRETISMVHCOne uttered by miscreant lying outrageously?anag. less an
609LUCKY-BAGVHCSack, bulgy with surprises – albeit not Santa’s originalanag. less S
607CARNEYVHCShocking Chase yarn has given Miss Blandish to gratify the susceptibleanag. less has; ref. No Orchids for Miss Blandish
603FIGULINEVHCAs traditionally thrown in row after female ego starts to get upset?F I g, u line, & lit.
590MINEVERVHCFur of me sports tail that’s very shortmine + ver(y)
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILVHCI slake no illanag. & lit.
556SWEAL (Misprints)VHCBroadcasting ends as we all turn offburn; (a)s we al(l)
552NOURICE-FEEVHCWhat’ll benefit tender skin, all but worked away with the hard water we have? Fairy!(ski)n our ice fée
538INGRAINVHCMake a lot of colour permeate through and throughgra(y) in in, in & lit.
530PROMETALFirstI’m from the cast – and probably in for a hot time, having made exit back to front!prom + late rev.
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLEVHC’51 Mel Torme hit, – not ‘Mountain Greenery’, but a pretty persistent little strainanag. incl. LI
500BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)VHCKidd’s fighting voyagers loved nothing above a spot of lolly!kid, love; B.E.F. 0,0,l
1980-1981
452DISSENTERISMVHCMinds resist being regimented when imbued with determination to struggle for thise in anag. & lit.; determination = end
443STEEPLECROWNVHCWhateffer makes we Celts prone to be represented in this?anag. & lit.
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘Letters for Ida?’ – Housemai/d dresses with zips to please postman 
1979-1980
419RAMILLIESVHCComplications to arise about boxing contest? British hero’s big fight venue in question!mill in anag.; ref. A. Minter
410CUL-DE-SACVHCCould be clued as ‘carriageway not carried through’anag. + c
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)SecondElland Rd. echo surges – Leeds fight to a man – so does this supporter!feeds light; anag.; so = thus
393INTRACARDIACVHCFantastic car in car ad! – It’s in organ catering for internal circulationanag.
388ALEXIPHARMICVHCIndia pale, perhaps, at first – then team cheer up in after-lunch period, getting 99 against venomous attack,ale XI + rah(rev) in p.m. + IC
1978-1979
362SEA-SOLDIERFirstDo liars see fool in me?anag., & lit.; “Tell it to the marines”
319PODESTAVHCRecorder of Florence Desmond in pocket – third in charts!Des in pot + a
1977-1978
300SLINK-BUTCHERVHCI’m in luck, – berth’s free! Lousy joint? I’ll sink my hook in it anyway!anag.
276AMTRACKVHCMechanical transport used in a drive or a water crossingMTr in a rack6 (2 meanings)
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCLook one up, – you won’t find it in natural sciencebiology less lo I (rev.); i.e. supernatural
Ximenes competitions
1963-1964
804DETRUNCATEVHCUse cutter’s ability to create the Shorter Look—a cute trend in high fashionanag.; high = drunk
1962-1963
738ANAESTHETICVHCWhat can soothe bad teeth as I can?anag.
734NASALITYSecondArticle about pen, a “51” included, is characteristic of Parkersa LI in an (rev.) + sty; Parker 51 pen; nosey parker
730ARCH-PIRATEVHCHook, perhaps, with curved part coming to a point. The last four got away, I reckon!arch p(oint) I rate; ref. angling
728ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)VHCI’m a tow- head—I may get fi-ery at times. When I’m real mad, I’m real mad!anag.
1952 (1)
182MISTLETOEVHCOne way of getting “XXX” at Xmas is to let me arrange itanag.; XXX rum / kisses
1951 (2)
179CADREVHCCore. Pips may be carried within OR formed around itcryptic def.; OR = other ranks; pip4 [see comments]
172GARNISHERSecondI supply the finishing touches to the dish, and collect things to put around it(d)ish in garner, & lit.
1951 (1)
165CABBAGEVHCA B.B.C. variety turn is green with age—all stolen material, too!anag. + age; see cabbage2

 
HCs awarded to F. P. N. Lake
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2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1650 SAPHENA
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1563 SLYBOOTS
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1502 RAPPEL
  1494 MARATHON
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1428 CRICETID
  1419 SPLODGE
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1346 PHARISEE
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1329 PITHOS
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1290 NITERIE
  1286 CHALET
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1273 SIPOREX
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1216 CHAPERON
  1212 HILDING
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1165 YAPSTER
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1034 BURLAP
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  969 BUNTER
  961 WAVESON
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  926 NERD
  922 REFORMADO
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  882 DOSSIER
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  849 VISITE
 
1987-1988
  823 SARBACANE
  814 SPOUSAGE
  796 UPHOLSTERY
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  753 SHEEPDOG
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  714 MOTE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  594 DOINGS
  585 FLABELLIFORM
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  559 EMBASE
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  547 GLEEMAN
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  495 CACOETHES
  486 JUMPED-UP
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  340 BOOKSIE
  332 NUT-CASE
  327 HEMLOCK
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
 
1964-1965
  847 FRENETICAL
  843 PRISTINE
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
 
1963-1964
  764 SHIMMY-SHAKE
 
1952 (1)
  183 SAUSAGES
 
1951 (2)
  173 HATCHING
 
1951 (1)
  166 RACHIDES
 


Annual Honours record of F. P. N. Lake
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2005-20060 1 0
2004-20050 2 2
2003-20040 0 3
2002-20030 1 5
2001-20021 (0, 0, 1) 1 7
2000-20010 1 8
1999-20001 (0, 1, 0) 5 6 8
1998-19990 4 7 18
1997-19981 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 12
1996-19971 (0, 0, 1) 3 7 17
1995-19960 3 6
1994-19950 2 7
1993-19942 (0, 1, 1) 4 4 8
1992-19930 7 3 10
1991-19921 (1, 0, 0) 4 5 8
1990-19910 3 4
1989-19900 4 5 21
1988-19891 (0, 0, 1) 5 4 8
1987-19881 (0, 1, 0) 2 4 17
1986-19872 (0, 1, 1) 2 8 14
1985-19860 3 5
1984-19850 3 7
1983-19840 6 5 10
1982-19831 (1, 0, 0) 4 4 7
1981-19820 2 7
1980-19810 3 3
1979-19801 (0, 1, 0) 4 5 7
1978-19791 (1, 0, 0) 1 4
1977-19780 2 1
 
1975-19760 1 2
1974-19750 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1965-19660 0 1
1964-19650 0 4
1963-19640 1 1
1962-19631 (0, 1, 0) 3 0 9
 
1952 (1)0 1 1
1951 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 1
1951 (1)0 1 1