Clues written by A. H. Jones
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A. H. Jones43124012146Mar 1956Apr 199034y 1m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1988-1989
853DEBACLEVHCE.g. this month’s competition entry, possibly cabled around the 8th of Septemberanag. incl. e
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCLike Monsieur Jourdain’s speech, ‘pas clair’, muddled, with zero content?0 in anag. ; ref Molière: ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’
1986-1987
762OBELISEVHCSee slip in book? OK, ——, snip outcomp. anag. & lit.
757ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)SecondWhat you want is a hunky type, i.e. Rent-a-Macho’s specialanag.; junky
1985-1986
714MOTEVHCMay, pristine: one supposes it might get up some poet’s nose!comp. anag.
1984-1985
662BARGE-COUPLESecondPram with twins? That’ll keep the overheads upbarge, couple
657SILLY-BILLYVHCStanding very close to striker in Bilston Glen, mate, is stupidsilly + billy
653INTERNUNCIOVHCI go from party to party, being shattered once I turn inanag.
649AUSTRALORPVHCI lay down under a rural post, drunkanag.
1983-1984
615HISTORIETTEVHCSpinner’s delivery, short of a length, ties hitter (0) in knotsanag. incl. 0
603FIGULINEVHCWhat should be thrown with care I flung, i.e. smashedanag.
1982-1983
552NOURICE-FEEVHC‘E’en for écu I worked’: very old COHSE member’s claim?anag.
1981-1982
491SEVENTY-EIGHTVHCOn which we heard ‘—— for Two’? Possibly yes, given the Tanag.
486JUMPED-UPVHCWas a bounder at school – like Flashman?jumped + up
1980-1981
460SWOOPVHCWork will be needed, not half, after Shirley Williams and Owen initially take the plungeS.W.,O. + op
1978-1979
349ODDCOMESHORTVHCThis won’t make a jacket, not even with reduced chest roomodd + anag.
332NUT-CASEVHCZanies act unconventionally – I, standing on my head, am among that lothidden rev.
1977-1978
301TROLLOPISHVHCOh I’ll sport wantonly, being thusanag.
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCTwiggy had such a non-durable frame, one with finer body potentialflame; anag.; ref. film ‘The Boyfriend’
1976-1977
249RUDOLPH THE REINDEERVHCEffulgent his hooter, lit red, hereupon herd chuckleanag.; chuckle adj.
234HOROSCOPISTVHCProphet unproven possibly or is post hoc … his justification?anag.
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCParty contest read about in Dickens, perhaps. At Eatanswill? More likely Dingley Dellanag. in Chas.; ref ‘Pickwick Papers’, trial and Xmas party
135GABIONADEVHCAfter Golombek’s opening, a bad one, I moved, finding defence against knights’ attacksG + anag.; ref. Harry G., chess
1972-1973
36CRUSADERVHCLion-hearted one reduced Acre, durst endlesslyanag. less t
27VINEGARVHCA little vodka and mixed gin are just the stuff for getting pickledv + anag.
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCPeril! Peril! Under Noah’s skill the ship made Mt. Ararat 
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1115FLESH-POTTERYVHCJag series specially designed for the L typesanag.; jag2
1969-1970
1100BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)VHCVictor at Brémule, a Brémule with a thousand lost in conflictanag. less M; ref. battle, 1119
1093MARTINETFirstBeliever in bull market, I make a clear profitmart I net; bull = military discipline
1967-1968
993JONATHANVHCThe apple of David’s eye2 mngs.
967CREMOSINVHCWhat no crimes could be, though Lady Macbeth’s hand might well have made the seas soanag.
1966-1967
949BROWSINGVHCReading in a loose fashion described as the capital of Berkshire is wrong, quite wrongB + anag.
920ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWho would take a nap i/n gallon jar of honey? Pooh?apiarist
1965-1966
902WINCOPIPEVHCOld country flower with blossom in rich red colourco- (prefix) + pip (= blossom), all in wine
1964-1965
825COACHESVHCGame kids, these—they’re quite comfortable at sea, they cram in a cocoa chest!3 mngs. & hidden
821SOMERSETVHCWhere Virgin plays, but White no longer; met Eros’s dissipation!anag.; ref. S. cricketers R.T. Virgin, J. White
1962-1963
734NASALITYVHCPhenomenon observed in French pronunciation of “Latin,” sayanag.; French accent
717STAR-MAN (Misprints)VHCI’m certainly not an old hag—slick an’ smart, that’s me!lag; anag.; slick, vb.
712RHEUMATICKYVHCBe I once free of thicky uremia, dang it, then I be stiff in the joints!anag. less one I
1960-1961
642SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCYou don’t know how, through a rump, a r/hinoceros got his skin then. (Re-adjust, so)rum parsee; ‘Just So Stories’
1959-1960
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCForgiving your Pa—leche/ry! lying!—on your back in “The Sun” 
573SCAPEGALLOWSVHCI’d make the law go capless: my judge could not then don a black one!anag.
1958-1959
500MOTHERS-IN-LAWVHCThere are witty sayings about the lady by the score: they bore our better halves!her in mots + in + law; law2 = score

 
HCs awarded to A. H. Jones
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1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  913 ARCHIBALD
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  882 DOSSIER
 
1987-1988
  805 LITOTES
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  779 MISSING LINK
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  753 SHEEPDOG
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  709 GINGER
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  640 MACHETE
  635 ROSEMARY
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  607 CARNEY
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  559 EMBASE
  543 STAYING POWER
  534 DODGEM
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  495 CACOETHES
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  452 DISSENTERISM
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  419 RAMILLIES
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  354 SHEER-HULK
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  327 HEMLOCK
  319 PODESTA
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  306 DICKENS
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  276 AMTRACK
  272 MALAGUETTA
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1974-1975
  152 ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)
  148 BALLYHOO
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1973-1974
  66 NONSENSE
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  31 KITCHENDOM
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1154 CLARIONET
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1969-1970
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  933 COTTABUS
  916 DIAPASON
  911 DRAGON
 
1965-1966
  885 GALIMATIAS
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  847 FRENETICAL
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1963-1964
  777 TAILOR-BIRD
  773 FIT-OUT
  764 SHIMMY-SHAKE
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
  703 SCAPEMENT
 
1961-1962
  686 FEMALE
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  678 TESSELLATED
  673 ERISTICAL
  664 MANIPULATE
  651 NIPCHEESE
  647 MADCAP
 
1960-1961
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  621 CHASE
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  586 HEBDOMADARY
  555 JURYWOMAN
  551 PITCHER
  547 STORMY
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
 
1957-1958
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
 
1956-1957
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
 


Annual Honours record of A. H. Jones
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1989-19900 0 4
1988-19890 1 2
1987-19880 1 1
1986-19871 (0, 1, 0) 1 8
1985-19860 1 7
1984-19851 (0, 1, 0) 3 4 10
1983-19840 2 4
1982-19830 1 5
1981-19820 2 3
1980-19810 1 7
1979-19800 0 4
1978-19790 2 6
1977-19780 2 6
1976-19770 2 2
1975-19760 0 2
1974-19750 2 4
1973-19740 0 1
1972-19730 3 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 5
1969-19701 (1, 0, 0) 1 3
1968-19690 0 1
1967-19680 2 0
1966-19670 2 5
1965-19660 1 4
1964-19650 2 3
1963-19640 0 3
1962-19630 3 5
1961-19620 0 7
1960-19610 1 3
1959-19600 2 4
1958-19590 1 2
1957-19580 0 1
1956-19570 0 1
1955-19560 0 1