Clues written by M. L. Perkins
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M. L. Perkins23112111425Jun 1969Aug 201849y 2m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2011-2012
2070MISTREATMENTVHCNewt-like Mitt’s team earn a short drubbinganag. less a; newt-like = drunk; ref. N. Gingrich & M. Romney in US Republican contest
2010-2011
1997FADOVHCSad song characterised by a descending fourth?fa do
2008-2009
1923ELLIPTICVHCOval, perhaps, where a rising ball may break up odd bits of the pitch which are out of truepill (rev.) in anag. of alternate letters
2003-2004
1672IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)VHCPints in pails – as served in one million decorated potspaints in piles; as in I m + anag.
1663ARMAMENTARIAVHCTheatre work may require such ability to throw someone backward, but strain followsarm ament aria
1979-1980
393INTRACARDIACVHCConversion of radiant R.C. by leading light – in his heart of hearts?anag. + 1 ac
1977-1978
289AMNESIACVHCNo elephant but mice NASA put in orbitanag.; ‘Elephants never forget’
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCFetter holds fiery tempered bearbeau; anag. in bond
281DINOCERASVHCRed’s a coin possibly found in a lot of old rhino?anag.
1976-1977
243OLYMPICVHCConcerning leap-years?2 meanings & lit.
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCPress man with thin correspondence – getting better with letter, perhaps?cram bo jingle; thin = tinkling
229METRICATEVHCCreate a lot of time for change then scrap Imperialism?anag. less e; i.e. Imperial measures
1975-1976
187POWDERING-TUBVHCWept big round tears – for bully’s treatment?anag.
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHCLabour boob: Benn and Callaghan oppose each other on Market – P.M. on ice 
1973-1974
79SLAPSTICKVHCRiotous pits in loose farceanag. in slack
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCan you see – these a/re adjoining parts of the tyre 
53ALEXANDERSVHCI’m akin to hemlock, perhaps, a drink unsuitable for children and a bitter plantale X and ers
1972-1973
36CRUSADERFirstCampaigner in old company holding steadfast to rightsad in crue + r, & lit; to = beside
31KITCHENDOMThird Freud’s province? Knowledge about desire, Siritch in ken + Dom; ref. Clement Freud
27VINEGARVHCGather harvest in fertile plain before beginning of rainy seasonin (v.t.) in vega + r
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCPrim Noah apart, all misuse Me – kinds that erred, perish! 
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1089ENCLOISTERVHCShut up revolutionaries’ leader after rigged electionsanag. + r
1080ANDROMEDAVHCHeath, dread man when in fury about Nabarro’s conclusionanag. incl. o; Ted H., Gerald N.

 
HCs awarded to M. L. Perkins
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2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2395 PURITANISM
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2378 PROPOSAL
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2325 MASON
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2318 TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)
  2313 PERFECT
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2283 BARGAIN
  2270 FENESTRA
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2213 SOLECISM
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
 
2013-2014
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2126 DESPERATE
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2014 HACKETTE
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1958 HANGDOG
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1866 BINGE
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1849 AUXESIS
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1814 HIPSTER
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1797 HEART
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1641 GADGETEER
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1593 MANSUETE
 
1993-1994
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
 
1980-1981
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
 
1979-1980
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  384 OUTSPREADING
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  306 DICKENS
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  272 MALAGUETTA
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  139 PIEPOWDER
  123 SCATTERGOOD
  114 PANIC
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  97 TREBUCHET
  92 BRAINWASH
  88 BLOOMERY
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
  66 NONSENSE
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  10 LINGERIE
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
  1 ORGIAST
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 


Annual Honours record of M. L. Perkins
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 0 5
2016-20170 0 8
2015-20160 0 2
2014-20150 0 4
2013-20140 0 3
2012-20130 0 4
2011-20120 1 3
2010-20110 1 4
2009-20100 0 5
2008-20090 1 6
2007-20080 0 4
2006-20070 0 5
2005-20060 0 8
2004-20050 0 6
2003-20040 1 4
2002-20030 0 2
 
1993-19940 0 1
 
1980-19810 0 1
1979-19800 1 3
1978-19790 0 2
1977-19780 3 5
1976-19770 3 2
1975-19760 2 3
1974-19750 0 7
1973-19740 3 6
1972-19732 (1, 0, 1) 2 5 8
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 2 5