Clues written by L. F. Leason
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L. F. Leason3826304446Dec 1963Jun 19739y 6m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1973-1974
66NONSENSEVHCStuff supplied by nark split by northern coppersN sen in nose; nose, nark = informer
62SOLITAIRESVHCRetired persons, well rested, arise refreshedso lit + anag.
53ALEXANDERSVHCRelaxes after ordering sandwiches and the old vegand in anag.
1972-1973
50CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)VHCAwkward shape of croup once prevented having a wide girthanag. + let
45NEMORALFirstLearn manoeuvres clumsily with second lining of the brakesmo in anag.; brake2
40FANTOCCINIVHCThey’re jerky in action, manipulated with bits of fine cordanag. incl. f, c, & lit.
31KITCHENDOMVHCDesire restricted in scope and dead upset Dr Freud’s departmentitch in ken + d. + M.O. (rev.); ref. Clement F.
18EPIGONEThirdIndividual yielding precedence to leaders of earlier period in greatnessinitial letters + one, & lit.
10LINGERIESecondWhat could get one leering, if kinky?anag. incl. I, & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1162BEAM-ENDSVHCSupporters of destitute folk include workers in prayers no longermen in beads
1158ELEPHANT-SEALVHCThe Big Dipper, then pale ales—you must get the sequence rightanag.
1154CLARIONETVHCInstrument, possibly bass, nicer alto—completely unstrunganag. & lit.; ref. X’s error [see comments]
1143MORGIANAVHCDrunkenly a-roaming, she downed the contents of many a jaranag.; down = put down, overthrow
1127TRAYBITSecondSuch a tip would make a waiter bridletray bit, & lit.; bit, bridle (vbs.) = restrain
1115FLESH-POTTERYVHCThe pelf story, in a dissipated formanag. & lit.
1969-1970
1089ENCLOISTERVHCHold in spreading line with corsetanag.
1062CALLING-CRABVHCKing’s in transport after demanding playing of fiddlercalling + R in cab; ref. ‘Old King Cole’
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCWhere one may obtain a representation of action cheap, after haggling?anag., & lit.; haggle = mangle
1041TEA-LEADVHCExtra protection for China? That could make Mao’s heart elatedanag. incl. (M)a(o); ref. US/Chinese rapprochement, 1969; China tea
1019DISCORD (Misprints)VHCSmall currency destined for revaluation following record gold strikestrife; disc or d.; ref. decimalisation plans
1006CHROME-PLATINGVHCWhat can make surface of hub cap glint more?anag. incl. h, & lit.
1967-1968
1000THOUSANDSecondThe product of X in co-operation with C!10 × 100; Ximenes, Chambers
975HALEVHCWhere’s the Cheshire cat? It’s gone in with a leap—we’ll have to drag wellhidden; 3 defs.; Hale in Cheshire
967CREMOSINVHCDoctor No’s crime—it was goryanag.; doctor, vb; ref. James Bond
962PALINGVHCNothing to stick in the stockade’s breach? Quite the reversenil in gap (all rev.), & lit.
1966-1967
949BROWSINGVHCCursorily studying shelves, perhaps, in a collectionrows in bing & lit.
935MALAPROPVHCThe one initially responsible for mistaken allusions—like “allegory”, “progeny”—rather outrageously perhapsinitial letters, & lit.
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCJust let me be in need, once, I’d take off people, steal, or gamble without any capitalme in mister2 (Scot.); (s)peculate
916DIAPASONVHCWhen becoming tipsy, having first settled up, stoppaid (rev.) + as + on
1965-1966
902WINCOPIPEVHCOriginal version of The Scarlet Pimpernel screened in P.O.W. epicanag.; screen = sift, sort
898POCHARDVHCDippy red-head gets daily hiding in schoolchar in pod
894WITENAGEMOTThirdThe grouping of bishops, king’s pawns, etc., once called for deliberation: now I get mate after a few movesanag.
890DEBENTURESecondBond contrives to stay alive, though held by a set of manglersbe in denture
860CORSAGEVHCA bouquet for Madame Pompadour? It’s to hang down in the shiftsag in core2
1964-1965
832PENNY-WISE (Misprints)VHCFemale displaying down New York way, on improper occasions, rearnear; pen NY wise
825COACHESFirstThey’ll take on plodders needing a lift—those with nothing upstairsdouble mng.; sports coaches and single-deckers
821SOMERSETVHCSpring over, we find its successor soundly established‘summer set’; s. = somersault
1963-1964
782SWELLVHCA buck rise is fine for Yanks3 mngs.

 
HCs awarded to L. F. Leason
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1973-1974
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  36 CRUSADER
  27 VINEGAR
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  1 ORGIAST
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1140 CALLOUS
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1093 MARTINET
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1080 ANDROMEDA
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1023 CONSOLE
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  997 TREACLE
  989 GRENADINE
  980 OMNIBUSES
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  933 COTTABUS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  885 GALIMATIAS
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  873 VETERANS
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  847 FRENETICAL
  843 PRISTINE
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  834 CARRIED
  829 FAREWELL
 
1963-1964
  800 Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)
  780 NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)
 


Annual Honours record of L. F. Leason
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1973-19740 3 1
1972-19733 (1, 1, 1) 3 5 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19711 (0, 1, 0) 5 2 5
1969-19700 2 7
1968-19690 4 6 14
1967-19681 (0, 1, 0) 3 5 8
1966-19670 4 4 12
1965-19662 (0, 1, 1) 3 6 6
1964-19651 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 14
1963-19640 1 2