Clues written by J. B. Sweeting
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J. B. Sweeting55544617464Dec 1956Dec 200347y 0m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2003-2004
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCIt throws light, picturing sages, cold by end of travel, before king, the centre of attentionMagi c l ante R n
2001-2002
1563SLYBOOTSVHCAn artful dodger fits into a story about troubled boyanag. in slots
1541CHUPRASSYVHCOne who served a formation of us chaps, leaders of yesteryear’s Rajanag. incl. y, R, & lit.
1999-2000
1459GREATEST (Spoonerisms)VHCGet English star playing part of Charley’s AuntAli’s chant; anag. incl. E
1419SPLODGEVHCSee some cows plod, generating, say, lumps all around. Look out! Tread gingerly!hidden and e.g. dol(lo)ps (all rev.)
1997-1998
1329PITHOSVHCGreek jar containing drops of poisonous infusion – taste hemlock – obiit Socrates!first letters
1996-1997
1307AGILE (Spoonerisms)VHCBleat and frisk – the first signs of activity glimpsed in lamb emergingfleet and brisk, first letters
1273SIPOREXVHCHard stuff – and could be cut to make a joint. Sample cautiously – appetite is lostsip orex(is)
1264TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)VHCCoaching practice in wood may yield cards for three over fours if not straight with drivedrill in tree; anag.
1994-1995
1169BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)VHCBorn supple chipper, sure in swinging – like Nicklaus?b lithe; anag.; ref golfer Jack N., known as ‘the Golden Bear’
1992-1993
1048GALLOPADEVHCSee tramp in high wind make passage at speedlo pad in gale; passage = go sideways
1991-1992
1034BURLAPVHC Type of cloth to give china a polish up? Yes and nopal rub
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINVHCGoose hanging? Screen from the fliesg. a type of iron
1988-1989
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)FirstNo toper he, so large tot is outSoper (popular preacher); anag.
1987-1988
827MICKEY-TAKINGThirdIt’s freezing in Calgary, with Finn leading. See the take-off!Mickey taking; ref. Winter Olympics
809DOLCE VITASecondParty (Liberal) active but in disarray. Swing-of-a-lifetime is neededdo L + anag.
1985-1986
731STRINGVHCDid it record end of Davis and tight gripping final for Johnson?s + n in trig, & lit; ref. snooker
727WELL-TO-DOVHCWorking on wealthy old pop may make you so rich and happycomp. anag. & lit.
722SUPERNACULUMVHCMulled ales – ugh! Out! Rum punch could be this, thoughcomp. anag. & lit.
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCI’m not an amnesic, fuzzy as this makes onecomp. anag. & lit.
1983-1984
609LUCKY-BAGVHCCram, after year pursuing fortune, is holder of unexpected prizelucky + bag; ref. Steve C., athlete voted Sports Personality of 1983
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILVHCIs ankle receiving treatment? This will add nothing0 in anag. & lit.
559EMBASEVHCReduce in comfort, see the doctorMB in ease
1980-1981
460SWOOPVHCDuck in suddenlyO in swop, & lit.
456BALADINEVHCCould she, having energy, develop la bedaine? Oddly, yescomp anag., & lit.; b. = paunch (Fr.)
1978-1979
336ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)VHCFlint’s following in the Spanish main shoot non-combatant island dwellerf in el arrow (= main shoot); 2 meanings; ref. Treasure Island
1977-1978
276AMTRACKVHCAmiss at the wicket is second out for a duckAm(is s) + track; duck4; ref. Dennis A.
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCCCL ‘Do’ – Steak; tart. The Scotch runneth, eh? 
249RUDOLPH THE REINDEERFirstI draw the red Noel rider – hup!anag. & lit; draw = pull away
1975-1976
200The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)VHCBrain-teaser; when confused, mutter ‘A drink!’Derrick Macnutt; anag.; real name of Ximenes
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)FirstI translated: ‘The gall i/s bitter’‘amer’
1974-1975
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCArrangement of septet and trio exemplified in IgorIvor (Novello); anag.; ref. Borodin opera ‘Prince Igor’
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCWise galloper? Not ’e! Crooked – that was Turpin!anag. less e
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHCI receive the royal greeting; in a whirl, I canter with Anneanag.
1972-1973
18EPIGONEVHCWith half-deep serving American returns – single in issue(de)ep + GI (rev.) + one
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)ThirdI sing in the tub: I could be Caruso … I’m not sure …pub: anag. + er
1119RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)FirstCourt serving—King attacks—see the f/ur flyfrondeur; Louis XIV and Margaret C., Billie-Jean K.
1969-1970
1076NEFAST (Misprints)VHCRevolving fan set spinningrevolting; anag.
1968-1969
1028SATIREVHCGilbert’s writing it—Pinafore for the U.S. marketSA tire3; W. S. Gilbert
1967-1968
997TREACLEVHCFawning becomes Electraanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
984Word containing a first name (Anonymous)VHCDivine lesson—many Christmas cards have thisP-ERIC-OPE; Robinson, conductor; robins on
958DRY MEASUREVHCA formal stately dance is advisable if you have corns and a weight problemdry measure
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCEvening performance off, and a n/ight’s hell. Make the feathers fly! 
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCPinch a coin in the church collection—me? Stir? Me? Stir!! I was only playing the fool!écu in plate; anag.; stir3 = prison
920ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWhatever’s that? Noisy guit/ar—drums—“pop” everywhere! 
1964-1965
847FRENETICALFirstLeft are in, and the end of Alec. That’s crazy! Stark staring bonkers!anag. incl. c; ref. A. Douglas-Home, PM defeated by Labour in 1964 Gen. Election
821SOMERSETVHCTurnover—apple centre2 mngs.; s. = somersault; S. apples
1963-1964
800Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)VHCGrasp fame? Me? The crown, Leo Three!Pope Leo III
790PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)VHCSimonizSimon Peter + ‘eyes’
769PENNYVHCA big D that we may not usecryptic def.; ref. Captain’s song from H.M.S. Pinafore; plans for decimalisation
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI am a hog! Any objection? N/ay. Then I, Sir, am but an ass. That I am!1A mahogany … is 1 rambutan, etc.: ref. Apr 1 puzzle
664MANIPULATEVHCLa main peut faire ceci? Bien sûr!anag. & lit.
651NIPCHEESEVHCScrooge was the type to give a tiny tot a squashed cakenip cheese
1960-1961
621CHASESecondIn which a set may indicate the quarryhidden & lit.; badger set
604APOSTROPHISEVHCFrantically aspire to posh address—in Keats’ Way, for exampleanag.; ref. Odes

 
HCs awarded to J. B. Sweeting
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2003-2004
  1646 BLACK
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1494 MARATHON
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1480 SAMARITAN
 
1999-2000
  1454 GET-UP
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1424 HEIST
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1346 PHARISEE
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1290 NITERIE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1225 CURRY
  1212 HILDING
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
  1181 SLADE
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1165 YAPSTER
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1126 CHEATERY
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
 
1992-1993
  1074 DEMIREP
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1056 ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1030 PASTILLE
  1026 LET-OFF
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1021 BEARD
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  969 BUNTER
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  930 SABULOSE
  922 REFORMADO
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  882 DOSSIER
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  869 HOLD-UPS
  866 NECTAREOUS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  849 VISITE
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  831 COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)
  814 SPOUSAGE
  805 LITOTES
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
 
1985-1986
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  701 BALUSTRADE
  688 CUCURBITAL
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  675 CONSTERNATE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  653 INTERNUNCIO
 
1983-1984
  607 CARNEY
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  594 DOINGS
  590 MINEVER
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  564 PARAMENT
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  547 GLEEMAN
  543 STAYING POWER
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  517 IMMORTELLE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  478 BIBLIOPEGIST
 
1980-1981
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  434 JARDINIÈRE
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  371 GRADIN
 
1977-1978
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  183 PICKLE
  161 ANCON
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  127 FRITHSOKEN
  123 SCATTERGOOD
  114 PANIC
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
  62 SOLITAIRES
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  36 CRUSADER
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1154 CLARIONET
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1123 MAXIMIST
 
1969-1970
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1080 ANDROMEDA
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1023 CONSOLE
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
  1010 MOTORIST
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
  989 GRENADINE
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  945 OBLITERATE
  941 HYPODERMIC
  935 MALAPROP
 
1965-1966
  898 POCHARD
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
  860 CORSAGE
 
1964-1965
  829 FAREWELL
  825 COACHES
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  782 SWELL
  780 NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)
  773 FIT-OUT
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  725 SILENUS
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  708 HEARTS
 
1961-1962
  678 TESSELLATED
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
  656 FIDDLESTICKS
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  638 BUREAUCRAT
 
1956-1957
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
 


Annual Honours record of J. B. Sweeting
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2003-20040 1 4
2002-20030 0 3
2001-20020 2 3
2000-20010 0 4
1999-20000 2 5
1998-19990 0 1
1997-19980 1 2
1996-19970 3 4
1995-19960 0 7
1994-19950 1 7
1993-19940 0 7
1992-19930 1 3
1991-19920 1 7
1990-19910 1 5
1989-19900 0 5
1988-19891 (1, 0, 0) 0 8
1987-19882 (0, 1, 1) 0 4 17
1986-19870 0 4
1985-19860 4 4 20
1984-19850 0 3
1983-19840 1 5
1982-19830 2 7
1981-19820 0 6
1980-19810 2 3
1979-19800 0 2
1978-19790 1 0
1977-19780 1 1
1976-19771 (1, 0, 0) 1 0
1975-19761 (1, 0, 0) 1 3
1974-19750 2 5
1973-19740 1 2
1972-19730 1 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19712 (1, 0, 1) 0 5 13
1969-19700 1 5
1968-19690 1 7
1967-19680 3 3
1966-19670 3 4
1965-19660 0 4
1964-19651 (1, 0, 0) 1 3
1963-19640 3 4
1962-19630 0 6
1961-19620 3 3
1960-19611 (0, 1, 0) 1 2
 
1956-19570 0 1