Clues written by E. M. Hornby
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E. M. Hornby44143910649Feb 1948Jul 198840y 5mB. M. Hornby
E. M Hornby
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1986-1987
735MALIGNVHCRun down? Worse, lingam’s out of orderanag.
1981-1982
500BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)VHCDiddle be-diddleidle; be-fool
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCAstonishingly Drobny cheats and the hallowed turf is gaping as a result of his crimeanag.; ref. Jaroslav D., Wimbledon
1980-1981
423ACCOUTREVHCCounty do attended by Queen in service dressco. ut R in ace
1978-1979
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCIll-bred chap at Oxbridge has to leaveleave; up start
340BOOKSIEVHCPersonal hygiene problem solved, is ’e possibly savouring of literary snobbism?BO, OK + anag.
336ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)VHCTrebuchet lacking energy damaged one who dodged projectile tossed far loweranag. less e; anag.
332NUT-CASEVHCENSA cut rude part of Crazy Ganganag.
1977-1978
306DICKENSVHCDeuce, and Rosewall’s in the throes of a slipped discKen in anag.; ref. Ken R, tennis player
301TROLLOPISHVHCUntidy roll-top is hard on pencils; push up new lead from around the middlei.e. t to start of roll-top is H
289AMNESIACVHCLike the proverbial professor, senior master gets up before first lightsen. MA. (rev.) + 1 ac
272MALAGUETTAVHCIngredients for Malt Gateau? More likely for Angel Cakeanag.
1976-1977
221PADDY-WHACKVHCA portion of soggy rice? What Nanny gave us if we wouldn’t eat itpaddy + whack & lit.
1975-1976
203BOGYSecondBobby has oblong eye, allowing those odd characters to escapealternate letters
200The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)VHCJust a puppet, little power in StatePinocchio; p in Ohio
1974-1975
139PIEPOWDERVHCI’ll be within the boundaries of Pentonville taking my medicine; I had a fair trialI in P, e + powder; fair, two meanings
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCSuch as rope with gravity will disastrously dispatchanag. incl. g & lit.
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHCMy landmark is due to innate care and never, not ever, getting ruffledanag. incl. n(ever)
70GESTAPO (Misprints)VHCEstablished amid the trees by the river, they snoozed under coversnooped; est. in gapó
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1145GENIPAPThirdIt has its roots low down and I duggen I pap
1140CALLOUSThirdRing twice, in some cases we might be failing to listencall O + us, accusative, etc.
1135HILAIRE BELLOCVHCI cheer Balliol on, she made meanag. & lit.; on = getting drunk; “B. made me …”
1115FLESH-POTTERYVHCHe slept, forty winks; it often has that effectanag. & lit.; wink = flicker
1969-1970
1106LEXICOGRAPHYVHCGraecophil has two unknown quantities; Liddell & Scott’s work will sort that outanag. incl. x,y; ref. Greek dictionary
1097PANTOPHAGISTVHCPossibly a tiptop gnash is what I needanag. & lit.
1091WENCESLASVHCAnother blessed monarch wanting new scales, embarrassed tooanag.
1076NEFAST (Misprints)FirstStocking is not old and unlikely to runshocking; ne fast
1062CALLING-CRABVHCI appear to bow and scrape: it’s the start of riches in a commissionaire’s jobr(iches) in calling cab
1968-1969
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCWhat Petruchio pretended to be, taming little Latin shrew (nag, nag)anag. incl. L (= Latin), tame = reduce to order
1039TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)VHCProtection is the beginning and end of the police forceforce; t(h)e G-men
1967-1968
1002PILLAGEVHCAftermath of battle when there were cannon-balls?i.e. pill age
997TREACLEVHCFawning becomes Electraanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
987THING (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIt may be due when a case doesn’t close, and open to abus/e 
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWe shall: releases aboun/d: rich who gets outWes Hall, Edrich
941HYPODERMICSecondJabber and do my cipher wrong? This seldom helps to win a prize.anag., 2 defs.; ref. doping, racing and Playfair
935MALAPROPVHCI might say I mix my sillabubs like an expert in exact middle of jam-potà la pro in ja(m-p)ot; syllables
1965-1966
878ENTOMOSTRACAVHCNo tam to races? Not at all “comme il faut”—almost in “The Shrimp” classanag.; ref. model Jean Shrimpton at 1965 Melbourne Cup
1964-1965
843PRISTINEVHCOf the past is Profumo’s Christine liaison, for so much somehow has gone byanag. less anag. of for so much; ref. John P., C. Keeler
839GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA brid/e who none would think needs the butler’s consent‘Erewhon’
1963-1964
786METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBoring test assa/ults. “How’s that?”—There’s no decision again 
773FIT-OUTVHCFor complete dress put on a spangle, dofit + O (= spangle, obs.) + ut1
1958-1959
519RIDICULE (DLM)VHCAt idle curiosity don’t mock:
A grain of knowledge grows into a rock
 
1948 (1)
70GARBAGEVHCLet’s put the bus away and leave it; it’s no goodb in garage; let us leave bus = b

 
HCs awarded to E. M. Hornby
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1988-1989
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  809 DOLCE VITA
 
1986-1987
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
 
1985-1986
  709 GINGER
  701 BALUSTRADE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
 
1984-1985
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  649 AUSTRALORP
 
1983-1984
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
 
1981-1982
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  495 CACOETHES
 
1980-1981
  456 BALADINE
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  452 DISSENTERISM
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  327 HEMLOCK
  319 PODESTA
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  281 DINOCERAS
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  247 FLIVVER
  243 OLYMPIC
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  229 METRICATE
  225 VALETA
  216 SCANTITY
  212 SURCINGLES
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
  169 THUGGEE
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
  135 GABIONADE
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
  123 SCATTERGOOD
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  66 NONSENSE
  62 SOLITAIRES
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  36 CRUSADER
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  10 LINGERIE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1143 MORGIANA
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1093 MARTINET
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
 
1968-1969
  1036 CORONETED
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  993 JONATHAN
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  825 COACHES
  821 SOMERSET
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  790 PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
 
1961-1962
  647 MADCAP
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  634 BEDSTEAD
  630 STREAKY
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1959-1960
  586 HEBDOMADARY
  569 PROPOSAL
  560 CONGENITALLY
  555 JURYWOMAN
 
1957-1958
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
  72 TEMPLE BAR
 


Annual Honours record of E. M. Hornby
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1988-19890 0 1
1987-19880 0 3
1986-19870 1 1
1985-19860 0 3
1984-19850 0 2
1983-19840 0 2
1982-19830 0 1
1981-19820 1 3
1980-19810 1 5
 
1978-19790 4 4 15
1977-19780 4 5 20
1976-19770 1 9
1975-19761 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1974-19750 2 6
1973-19740 2 5
1972-19730 0 5
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19712 (0, 0, 2) 2 4 6
1969-19701 (1, 0, 0) 4 3 6
1968-19690 2 3
1967-19680 3 5
1966-19671 (0, 1, 0) 2 3 12
1965-19660 1 4
1964-19650 2 6
1963-19640 2 1
1962-19630 0 1
1961-19620 0 1
1960-19610 0 5
1959-19600 0 4
1958-19590 1 0
1957-19580 0 1
1956-19570 0 2
1955-19560 0 1
 
1948 (1)0 1 2