Clues written by P. W. W. Leach
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P. W. W. Leach2724218033Jun 1951Jan 198836y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1987-1988
805LITOTESVHCIt makes little of something in deceptive termstot in lies & lit.
1985-1986
683BANISHVHCAlien inhabits it being unwanted exileanag. less it
1984-1985
631INTERLOCKVHCTwist or link etc. togetheranag.
1978-1979
340BOOKSIEThirdGets ticket that is taken to Charing Cross Road?books, i.e.
1977-1978
272MALAGUETTAVHCThis stimulates gut at a mealanag.
1975-1976
174EPEOLATRYVHCInvolving endless prayer to the terms of literatureanag. less r incl. l, e, & lit.; terms = limits
1973-1974
66NONSENSEVHCParis negatives – slyly seen stuff. What next?nons + anag.; ref. stuff and n.
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1062CALLING-CRABVHCButler’s device meets demand for show about seaside performer unlikely to be dressedcalling c. Rab; ref. Rab B., “what the butler saw” machine, popular at seaside; device = motto; small crab not dressed
1968-1969
1028SATIRESecondStuff with a hard, cutting element in itIr in sate, & lit.; iridium
1966-1967
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCI’m in the merest, naughtily—I take off outer layer concealing bit to pinchI’m in anag.; écu in plate
1964-1965
834CARRIEDVHCCreated hot production—given “A” instead of “U”—passed O.K.A for U in curried
821SOMERSETThirdStrange meteors falling from Sun—Wellsian scene?S + anag.; ref. H.G.W. and Wells in S.
1963-1964
804DETRUNCATEVHCAudible command to remove crew’s bags? Stunt the members would do!i.e. de-trunk eight
777TAILOR-BIRDVHCSinger (sewing type) has device at back with round knob—I refer to the drawertail orb I RD; ref. S. sewing machine
1961-1962
664MANIPULATEVHCDo this to a platinum blonde’s tail and you’ve had it!anag., incl. (blond)e, & lit.
656FIDDLESTICKSSecondObserver’s instrument in fantastic space flight becomes jammed in moonshine!fiddle sticks; ref; “The cat & the fiddle…”
1958-1959
521SOUPVHCWell-mounted for this course? The fence might take me, not vice versa!so up, 2 defs.; s. = stolen plate
1957-1958
477SEDATENESSFirstRiotous strip-tease ends with abandoned dance—observed in the usual butler’s manner!anag. less trip [see comments]
469DAISYVHCHigh-level Yard character promised a ride by a half-crazy man!dais + Y; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
1955-1956
382ABSTAINVHCFast intoxicating Paris favourite loosens and discards the—thanks for the interludeta in absin(the); fast3 vb.
347TELEVISORFirstWithout me a brilliant atmospheric phenomenon lies outside the range of your various livesanag. in (me)teor, & lit.
1953 (2)
255SCUTTLEVHCFind a gap in the side, make a dash for it, and that’ll shut the All Blacks up!3 mngs.; ref. NZ rugby tour 1953 and coal
1953 (1)
227CATEGORIESVHCThe whip for all and you’ll get orderly classes instead of those images!cat for all in allegories
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERVHCUsed to settle a shine for the fair types beforepie2 powder & lit; shine = shindy (old sl.)
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCLively case with the crown involved!nowl in kedge2 + box & lit.
1952 (1)
193TRADUCERVHCTraffic negotiator, intercepted by copper’s reverse sign, uses some vile language!Cu (rev.) in trader
1951 (2)
176SPIGOTVHCTurn to famous American last words—“This’ll stop the barrel discharging.”to GI PS (all rev.)

 
HCs awarded to P. W. W. Leach
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1987-1988
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  809 DOLCE VITA
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
 
1984-1985
  635 ROSEMARY
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  615 HISTORIETTE
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1981-1982
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
 
1980-1981
  456 BALADINE
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
 
1978-1979
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  298 NOSER
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
 
1975-1976
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
  190 CASSANDRA
  183 PICKLE
  169 THUGGEE
 
1974-1975
  139 PIEPOWDER
  114 PANIC
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  62 SOLITAIRES
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1143 MORGIANA
  1123 MAXIMIST
 
1969-1970
  1093 MARTINET
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
 
1967-1968
  997 TREACLE
  967 CREMOSIN
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  945 OBLITERATE
  911 DRAGON
 
1964-1965
  847 FRENETICAL
  825 COACHES
 
1963-1964
  790 PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)
  782 SWELL
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  708 HEARTS
 
1961-1962
  647 MADCAP
 
1960-1961
  638 BUREAUCRAT
  634 BEDSTEAD
  621 CHASE
 
1959-1960
  564 SHE-BEAR
  560 CONGENITALLY
 
1958-1959
  517 CAROTID
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
  490 CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)
 
1957-1958
  486 BARACAN
  482 LEASING-MAKER
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  421 DOVETAIL
  408 BILLET
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  364 HELLEBORE
 
1954 (1)
  271 TRIPLET
 
1953 (2)
  241 MANDOLINE
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  219 SOCIALIST
  213 LEMONADE
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
 
1952 (2)
  201 AMETHYST
 
1952 (1)
  191 DENIGRATE
  186 ASHMOLEAN
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  174 ANACREONTICS
  169 HOUSE
 


Annual Honours record of P. W. W. Leach
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1987-19880 1 2
1986-19870 0 1
1985-19860 1 2
1984-19850 1 1
1983-19840 0 3
 
1981-19820 0 1
1980-19810 0 4
1979-19800 0 1
1978-19791 (0, 0, 1) 0 2
1977-19780 1 2
1976-19770 0 1
1975-19760 1 4
1974-19750 0 3
1973-19740 1 2
1972-19730 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 2
1969-19700 1 3
1968-19691 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1967-19680 0 2
1966-19670 1 3
 
1964-19651 (0, 0, 1) 1 2
1963-19640 2 3
1962-19630 0 3
1961-19621 (0, 1, 0) 1 1
1960-19610 0 3
1959-19600 0 2
1958-19590 1 3
1957-19581 (1, 0, 0) 1 2
1956-19570 0 5
1955-19561 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
 
1954 (1)0 0 1
1953 (2)0 1 1
1953 (1)0 1 5
1952 (2)0 2 1
1952 (1)0 1 3
1951 (2)0 1 2