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Miss D. W. Taylor7258596385Jul 1946Sep 196317y 2mMiss Taylor
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1963-1964
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHCAn affair of wriggling hams, with sobbing mikes and syncopated harmonyanag. incl. h(armon)y, & lit.
750SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)VHCEve’s nifty little feminine shift transports many a business man, even squares with letters one discovers—X, for instance, before terms!anag. incl. f; cross + words; 7.50 train
1962-1963
746INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAlas! Sin opera! Wore now/t—snow—her tiny hand is frozenref. ‘La Bohème’
717STAR-MAN (Misprints)FirstTo lead the male astray—that describes my callingastral; star man, & lit.
708HEARTSVHCOrgans are often played in the Ambassador Theatre. (If one fails, you might fall back on the piano!)HE Arts, 2 defs.
703SCAPEMENTVHCOld Uncle, surrounded by miscellaneous pants &c., second hand clocks, and the like, won’t give tick when I’m broke—barbarous!eme in anag.; uncle = pawnbroker, barbarous = ungrammatical
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCReading for trip/e! ’Ats, even when I get my bait, won’t be necessary 
690ASCERTAINFirstFind the right answer? Sure—the first of April’s over!A ’s certain; date of puzzle
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)VHCIn Menton for an affair, what a gent wants is me! / I’ve chaps right-and-left, in France—Menton! (gent)leman);menton (Fr.) = chin; Menton in France; chap3
678TESSELLATEDFirstOne needs to fix up one’s offspring when about so high, growing up—so the little things are diapered!set (rev.) + tall (rev.) in seed; so high = very high; see diaper in C.
664MANIPULATEVHCManage to get up in the morning, early? No—just the reverse!up in a.m. (all rev.) + late
660RUBBER (Misprints)VHCWinning at cards puts the spring in your footfallfootball; 2 mngs.
647MADCAPVHCI like a lark am up to salute day’s first breakingd(ay) in am (rev.) + cap (vb.)
1960-1961
638BUREAUCRATVHCHe may pass many a long minute in the office on a case that never reaches finality!bureau crat(e), & lit.
630STREAKYSecondLike a pedestrian crossing, not even looking—what could be rasher?2 mngs.; i.e. even-looking
595INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)FirstI’ve a favourite spot that doesn’t close! Crazy to go over it? Give me a ring first—I’m Gaby, modelling Parisian black, neat but not gaudy!0 + mad + haun(t); anag. incl. noir (Fr.); see gaby in C.
1959-1960
569PROPOSALVHCWill a rotund figure encased in stays get this? With a little bit of luck—yes!O in props + a + l(uck), & lit.
1958-1959
521SOUPVHCNon-U, it would be to dip your bread in it.i.e. so(U)p, & lit.
512NAYLOR (Libel)VHCHer tack, one hears, is to get gold—no penniless peer will do!‘nail’ + or, nay lor(d); tack = strategy
508CUMBERGROUNDThirdClog having been worn down at the mill, I’m bootlesscumber ground
1957-1958
482LEASING-MAKERVHCBeing rebellious, I gas, and rankle ’emanag. & lit.
477SEDATENESSVHCAssented freely to a bit of seduction—and that’s what you call being sober!se(duction) + anag.
473LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)VHCForgiving one stumb/le, ’tis divine!omelet
469DAISYVHCA well-cut bloomer in lawn was ideal for a cyclist2 mngs.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
451MEGAPODEVHCOne of the sort you see down under, making a pile in the dope gameanag.; 2 mngs. of down under
447TOUSLEVHCBrand-new driver dropped in t’ river! Enough to get a Braid discomposed!L in t’ Ouse; learner driver; ref. James Braid, golfer, d. 1950
1956-1957
408BILLETVHCWaiting for flame in the wood shed—that’s where to find the landlady’s daughter, the chit!3 mngs.
404POLENTAVHCSoft, Latin, oaten messanag. incl. p, L, & lit.
400Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)VHCCave! There’s a master around with a dark look—and this is where x got in a hole! (7)Adullam; a dull + MA (rev.); ref. 1 Samuel 22, David went with 400 men to cave of A.
390HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe R.A. dis/played “Old Harry, with Baby” 
1955-1956
377MALISONVHCWhat brought down evil in Rheims, over diverting sin involving a ring?mal (Fr.) + O in anag., & lit.; ref. the Jackdaw of R.
369BERETThirdA matter of capital investment not usually raised at meetingscryptic def.; investments = clothes (arch.)
334CHEROOTVHCYou’ll find me in front of the puffer after a strikecryptic def.
1954 (2)
293CABThirdWhat goes into this Rank production is hackneyed farecryptic def.; Rank films; Hackney carriage
291APAGOGESecondMonkey about with spirit to get the required proofagog in ape
289CISTERNVHCOne of the things that go bump in the night, disturbing a restin’ chap.anag. incl c. (= chap., chapter)
1954 (1)
283SOBERVHCBores will give dry description of T.T. racesanag.; TT races = non-drinkers
281SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)VHCWhat remained after the Walrus and the Carpenter had eaten the natives? Crumbs! Think of the R.S.P.C.A.’s reaction!natives; anag.
273COUSINVHCMine shares my grandmother! It takes real money to get round Uncle Sam!US in coin
267TRADEVHCTruck for goods traffic2 mngs; truck2
1953 (2)
249BALMVHCSimple, but not completely daftbalm(y); simple = medicinal plant
237BASTINADEVHCEastern way of grilling a sole which takes some beatingcryptic def.; “a form of punishment in the East” in C.
235ASPHETERISMVHCI’d make ’em share tips, evenanag. & lit.
1953 (1)
219SOCIALISTVHCThe Left Foot is such a Membercryptic def.; ref. Michael F., Labour MP
215BUCKFASTLEIGHThirdThere’s something bigger than Hamlet in the Moor, shaking a huge black fist!anag.; i.e.. B. in Dartmoor larger than a hamlet; Othello IV:1, striking of Desdemona
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERVHCHere, one just tried to keep the mop clean—that is dust under the piano!p + i.e. + powder; m. = fair
196SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)SecondChinese, made tipsy by a siren—the charmer’s a false one! (He’s a wise man who keeps off spirits in Asia)anag.; a sham an
1952 (1)
190CHEQUERSVHCHalf black, half white, the men on board are an assortment of queer little chaps.anag. of queer chs.; chaps. = chapters
187GROWLERVHCGet longer and longer (both ends, but more at the back)—“sausage” dog when his tail’s pulled?grow + l(ong)er
1951 (2)
175HAIR-LINEVHCWhat to keep on to be cool by the equator; if you cast it, you may catch something!hair + line; ‘keep your h. on’; fishing line
1951 (1)
158RATINGVHCWhat the Captain of the Pinafore gave his daughter when she fancied one2 defs.; ref. Josephine & Ralph, H.M.S. Pinafore
1950 (1)
126RASPBERRYVHCIn a jam? Prayers, little brother, bear fruitanag. incl. br., 2 defs.
1949 (2)
117LIONVHCIf you twist his tail he’ll floor youlion with “on” turned = lino
109PERIVHCLadies’ cricket team in Germany? Comes from Persia, but no sex appeal!Persia less SA; elf (Ger.) = eleven
108HACKNEYVHCPronounced acne, in itself, is not at all uncommoncryptic def.; ‘common’ pron. of H.
1949 (1)
104STARE (Printer’s Devilry)FirstEureka! I’ve come across a flat Atla/ntic, rowing! 
96INTERLOCKVHCKnot tied, rice thrown (a pound in all)—embraceL in anag. of knot rice
1948 (2)
91CRETONNEVHCWanted by the Yard for hangings in secret on Newgate Hillhidden; curtain fabric bought by the yard
88BRISTOLVHCWhen this fine old port graces the board it is likely to be much drawn oncryptic def.; B. board
85SERGEANTVHCFell to declaiming Hamlet, making his mother less rude about joining ENSAanag. of Gert(rude) ENSA; ref. mother of H. and Hamlet V.2.350, “fell sergeant”
84SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)VHCLeg fractured after climb up tree to get wood for roofing—needing a drink! Try this cocktailshin + anag. of leg; anag. of try this
82CURAREVHCSpeeding on the Dart causes fatalitycryptic def.; ref. River Dart
1948 (1)
72TEMPLE BARVHCRebel M.P. at roundabout, bound for Westminsteranag.; boundary of Westminster
1947 (2)
53SHINVHCIf you do this well, you may get to the top of the tree, and become a Minister!Shin(well); ref. Emanuel S., Min. of Fuel and Power, and ‘Sir Joseph Porter’s Song’, HMS Pinafore
1947 (1)
52RATIONSecondTranio’s “thin and slender pittance” possibly?anag.; ref. The Taming of the Shrew IV.4.61
50APOSTLEVHCOne who has cause to act before the Romans?cryptic def.; ref. NT books Acts, Romans
46LYSANDERVHCOld French Lil and ’er boy-friend, in a dreamlys (Fr. = lily) and ’er; ref. MND
44PARISVHCCapital soundly realised by the banks of the sanei.e. ‘Seine’
42HALLANSHAKERVHCThe beggar hankers distractedly after Allah, but Allah has turned his backAllah (rev.) + anag.
1946 (2)
29RATANVHCSticky palm which my be read in a fair at any timehidden; like a stick

 
HCs awarded to Miss D. W. Taylor
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Ximenes competitions
 
1963-1964
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  728 ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  686 FEMALE
  669 DRUM
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1960-1961
  634 BEDSTEAD
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
  608 CUSTOMER
 
1959-1960
  564 SHE-BEAR
  560 CONGENITALLY
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  517 CAROTID
  504 LEAD-LINE
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
  495 PARTISAN
  490 CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)
 
1957-1958
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
  464 STRAWED
  460 ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)
  456 PLAFOND
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  421 DOVETAIL
  417 SINECURE
  412 SERVIETTE
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
 
1955-1956
  382 ABSTAIN
  351 LUSTRE
  347 TELEVISOR
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  302 MARTIN
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
 
1954 (1)
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
  277 PRODIGALLY
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  271 TRIPLET
  269 ASCENT
 
1953 (2)
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  241 MANDOLINE
  233 SAWDUST
 
1953 (1)
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
 
1952 (2)
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  199 HONESTY
  197 SCALES
  195 WALLABAS
  194 KNOWLEDGE BOX
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
 
1951 (2)
  173 HATCHING
  172 GARNISHER
 
1950 (2)
  151 OPEN-SESAME
  149 DOMESTIC
 
1950 (1)
  130 MODERN
  128 AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)
  124 BARHAM or BRAMAH
  122 LEATHER
 
1949 (1)
  101 BARRACKS
 
1948 (2)
  90 ROTHER
  81 CHARADE
 
1947 (2)
  63 STILETTO
 
1946 (2)
  36 TARTARUS
 


Annual Honours record of Miss D. W. Taylor
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1963-19640 2 1
1962-19631 (1, 0, 0) 3 4 9
1961-19622 (2, 0, 0) 5 3 4
1960-19612 (1, 1, 0) 1 3 8
1959-19600 1 2
1958-19591 (0, 0, 1) 2 6 17
1957-19580 6 4 5
1956-19570 4 5 17
1955-19561 (0, 0, 1) 2 3 16
1954 (2)2 (0, 1, 1) 1 4 9
1954 (1)0 4 5 14
1953 (2)0 3 3
1953 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
1952 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1952 (1)0 2 1
1951 (2)0 1 2
1951 (1)0 1 0
1950 (2)0 0 2
1950 (1)0 1 4
1949 (2)0 3 0
1949 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
1948 (2)0 5 2 7
1948 (1)0 1 0
1947 (2)0 1 1
1947 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 4 0 4
1946 (2)0 1 1