Clues written by L. E. Thomas
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L. E. Thomas4924437555Sep 1945Aug 198438y 11mL. E. Thoms
 
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1982-1983
559EMBASEVHCRun down a bit perhaps, but one has still to ring the doctorMB in ease
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCAfter display of the old bottom, a true slap may be in orderanag.
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCNo, the hand stuck. Let’s catch the rector! 
1975-1976
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFlood-waters be/gin growing less on simply calmer days 
1973-1974
95THUNDERCLAPVHCJovial noise as characters from tipsy lunch departanag.; Jovial = of Jove
Ximenes competitions
1963-1964
777TAILOR-BIRDVHCA sewer, it’s enough to make one feel sick to surround with dirt all over the place—and flies!ail + orb (vb.) all in anag.
769PENNYVHCA pound or two makes a girl a bit in pocket4 defs.; make2 = mag3; penny = pound in nail weight
1962-1963
730ARCH-PIRATEVHCHe might invest a packet, making take-over bids in the main. Possibly a rich pater helps!anag.; cryptic def.; invest = besiege, packet = ship
721KERB-MERCHANTVHCA kind of highwayman who’ll hold you up and take your money if he can. Guard against the fellow!kerb + merchant
712RHEUMATICKYVHCIt’s true I’m achy, out of sorts. Knee’s beginning to get involved too!k in anag
1960-1961
617COLOPHONYVHCCompany bogus? Look into it! It’s probably on the fiddlelo in Co. phony
1958-1959
517CAROTIDVHCIt’s vital to keep the bloody traffic moving through here! Have a breakdown when the cops are about and you get it in the neck!a rot in CID, 2 defs.
1957-1958
464STRAWEDVHCAlthough old-fashioned even in the past, this is an excellent pretext for much bowing and scraping about the royal person(royal) we in Strad; even, vb.
443HALF-SEAS-OVERVHCA point one is likely to reach eventually in passing from port to portdouble mng.; port wine
1956-1957
434CARTONVHCThe result of a good pasting? In such a case a boxer may pack upcryptic def.; made of pasted card or paper
412SERVIETTEVHCGives sign of hesitation to compete in unusual test and doesn’t cover lap in fast timeer vie in anag.; fast3
1954 (1)
273COUSINVHCA pledge accepted by Uncle will put us in the money!us in coin; pledge = child; Uncle = pawnbroker
1953 (2)
235ASPHETERISMVHCSee the mischief more than half the world is in with a doctrine following Russia’s lead!sphe(re) in Ate + R + ism, & lit.
1952 (2)
204ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCForty/ gals lapping shandy and eggs on noodles!For tyros tergal slapping’s handy…; slap on the back
202SPALPEENVHCOne has a bit of spurt with a good mount—even in the Irish Sweep!sp(urt) alp e’en; sweep (sl.) = blackguard
1952 (1)
191DENIGRATEVHCLet’s have a good evening, and after one go on to where the bars are open and one may get some poker! Damn the consequence!den2 + I + grate
185STOUTVHCA shilling tip has to do for this porter, and quite likely the mug’s content!s tout1 (vb.), or s to ut1, 2 defs.
1951 (2)
177DESOLATEVHCIt’s waste of time embracing retiring misslose (rev.) in date
173HATCHINGSecondNye’s coming out is the result of a heated sittingcryptic def.; nye = brood; ref Nye Bevan’s 1951 resignation
172GARNISHERFirstThough there’s only a piece of fish in store for him, he’ll dress for dinner(f)ish in garner
171SERINGASVHCPartition makes South Ireland talk a lot: the substance of their effusions makes one tire easily!S Erin gas; tire2
170GUINEAVHCGin and Vichy water cocktail for the feed?anag. incl. eau (Fr.); feed = receivers of fee
169HOUSEVHCIf the audience loses interest completely, there’s nothing for the performance but stop!house minus use = ho (stop) [see comments]
1951 (1)
167PARMESANVHCIt should be one’s last course perhaps to attain equality by foul meanspar + anag.
164NEWTONVHCUnaccustomed to fashion, he had novel ideas about what attracted every bodynew, ton; N.’s law of gravity
160RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA sign o/f wit? Has he enlivened men’s fancies?signora’s calf with a sheen
157ORANGEVHCFormation of several divisions picked to serve in the dessert!cryptic def.; segments; cf. desert
1950 (2)
145STEWARTVHCScotch in stock. Drams made-up to order. Apply to address belowwets (rev.) + art (down clue); address = adroitness; stock = family
135STRIPPEDVHCBeing without decent clothes or ill drest—it’s about enough to give one the pip!anag. of drest pip
1950 (1)
124BARHAM or BRAMAHVHCWhere one can get a drink a short while before midday in Kentbar + h. (= hour) + a.m.; Barham near Canterbury
121SNAPSHOTVHCGame in Spades called and only one picture-card! Result may make you look very silly!nap3 in S,S + hot2 (= called)
1949 (2)
108HACKNEYVHCMode of transport used up north to journey’s endhack + (jour)ney
1949 (1)
104STARE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAs I e/at, tunes hum—and inner organs!re-attunes
102ARCHIMEDESVHCEarly summer spell from 15th March and beginning of Easteranag. of Ides, March, E; summer = mathematician
95SPOONERVHCVariety of snooper who might have described himself as a bird watcheranag.; word botcher
93BUMBLE-PUPPYSecondGame rounded up by inexperienced dog may spoil drivebumble puppy, 2 defs.; whist drive
1948 (1)
75PETROLEUSESSecondThese dames took their flames to public housescryptic def. ref. Paris uprising 1871
74DEODARVHCFuel provider who might give a twopenny dam!anag. of a dd roe (f. red deer)
1947 (2)
58ECLIPSEFirstIn abnormal English September 151 in the shade!CLI in anag. of E Sep
56SHEEP-RUNVHCA tract to ruminate on: it favours something very much like gamblingcryptic def.; ‘gamboling’; sermon
1947 (1)
44PARISVHCState of equality exists where liberty and fraternity are proclaimedpar is; ref. motto of France
1946 (2)
39GNATHICVHCSort of exercise one gets from chatting with half one’s dental set missinganag. less t; d and t are the dental consonants
1945 (2)
22SLEEPYHEADThirdUnlikely promontory on Wake Islandcryptic def.
1945 (1)
8KINCHINMORTVHCclue missing

 
HCs awarded to L. E. Thomas
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1984-1985
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  615 HISTORIETTE
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  547 GLEEMAN
 
1981-1982
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
 
1980-1981
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  401 GO-AHEAD
  393 INTRACARDIAC
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
 
1976-1977
  247 FLIVVER
  216 SCANTITY
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
  183 PICKLE
 
1974-1975
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  97 TREBUCHET
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1964-1965
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  725 SILENUS
 
1960-1961
  621 CHASE
 
1959-1960
  547 STORMY
 
1958-1959
  521 SOUP
  512 NAYLOR (Libel)
 
1957-1958
  486 BARACAN
  451 MEGAPODE
 
1956-1957
  421 DOVETAIL
  417 SINECURE
  408 BILLET
 
1954 (2)
  302 MARTIN
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  291 APAGOGE
 
1954 (1)
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  257 PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)
  237 BASTINADE
 
1953 (1)
  213 LEMONADE
 
1952 (2)
  203 WEATHERS
  194 KNOWLEDGE BOX
 
1952 (1)
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  176 SPIGOT
  175 HAIR-LINE
  174 ANACREONTICS
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  165 CABBAGE
  163 LORICATE
  162 TITANESS
  161 TILLER
  158 RATING
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
  152 SEA-LION
  150 CAPILLAMENTS
  143 LAMPREY
  139 HECATOMB
 
1950 (1)
  126 RASPBERRY
  122 LEATHER
  118 MARAVEDI
 
1949 (2)
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  113 CRICKETER
  112 SHEET (DLM)
  110 LEVIGATE
 
1949 (1)
  103 MOSES
  97 NESTOR
  92 PARTRIDGE
 
1948 (2)
  83 BUDAPEST
  82 CURARE
  81 CHARADE
 
1947 (2)
  59 TAME
 
1946 (2)
  36 TARTARUS
 


Annual Honours record of L. E. Thomas
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VHCsHCsPosition
1984-19850 0 1
1983-19840 0 2
1982-19830 1 2
1981-19820 0 1
1980-19810 1 1
1979-19800 0 3
1978-19790 0 3
1977-19780 0 2
1976-19770 1 3
1975-19760 1 2
1974-19750 0 2
1973-19740 1 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1964-19650 0 2
1963-19640 2 0
1962-19630 3 1
 
1960-19610 1 1
1959-19600 0 1
1958-19590 1 2
1957-19580 2 2
1956-19570 2 3
 
1954 (2)0 0 3
1954 (1)0 1 1
1953 (2)0 1 2
1953 (1)0 0 1
1952 (2)0 2 2
1952 (1)0 2 1
1951 (2)2 (1, 1, 0) 4 4 4
1951 (1)0 4 5 15
1950 (2)0 2 5
1950 (1)0 2 3
1949 (2)0 1 4
1949 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 3 3 7
1948 (2)0 0 3
1948 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 0
1947 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
1947 (1)0 1 0
1946 (2)0 1 1
1945 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 0 0
1945 (1)0 1 0