Clues written by G. G. Lawrance
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G. G. Lawrance4033346246Feb 1948May 198537y 3m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1980-1981
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCSpecial festival presentation: Variety with Mr Sachs – it can be seen on televisionanag. + box; ref. Andrew S., presenter of ‘The Good Old Days’
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe postman cannot deliver unless he can see the mai/d dress 
Ximenes competitions
1966-1967
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCAppropriate clue, made up in the head, merits me being commended for a change! Laurel, perhaps?anag. in head; anag. ref. L. & Hardy
1965-1966
884MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCPerhaps Falstaff would have refused port with a bluff hai/ry man 
1959-1960
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe child’s full of ze/rumbet. Ray’s no need for a psychiatrist!betrays
1956-1957
400Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)VHCSteady increases in the complexity of xs are seen (12)accrescences; anag.; x = CCCC
1955-1956
347TELEVISORVHCI produce abbreviated tableaux vivants—or else I break down!anag. incl. t.v., & lit.; see “tableau” in C.
334CHEROOTVHCIt’s uncouth in her company to smokeanag. incl. Co.; smoke, n.
1954 (2)
316BATHROOMVHCclue not given
1954 (1)
267TRADEVHCAssociation with this business would turn a Unionist into a Labour supporteri.e. T. Unionist
1953 (2)
235ASPHETERISMThirdKeeping the mass ripe for revolt is part of the Communist creedanag.
1952 (2)
195WALLABASVHCWe could provide lining for camel hair jackets, or at least a pair of trunks!wall, abas; wall = lining of organ [see comments]
1952 (1)
192WATSONVHCThe first character in whodunits to get badly sat onw + anag., & lit.
190CHEQUERSVHCThe Prime Minister’s address included a reference to the Queen—that’s what the applause was aboutQu. in cheers; ref. PM’s country residence
188Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)VHC… which Rab seemed to fearref. R. A. Butler, Chancellor in recently-elected government
183SAUSAGESVHCThey may be cooked to demonstrate the Aga’s usesanag. & lit.; ref. Aga cookers
182MISTLETOEVHCI live with my host throughout the year and get put up for Christmascryptic def.; m. is a parasite
1951 (2)
180HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBevan-wis/e M.P. (Tory) calls for increases in armaments to ceaseref. Nye Bevan’s resignation over health service cuts to fund defence
1951 (1)
164NEWTONVHCDevonian Abbot who originally associated the apple with the reason for the FallN. Abbot, Devon; N.’s law of gravity; apple, Adam & E.
163LORICATEVHCThere’s a sloppy article about love appearing in the MailO in anag. of article
160RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)FirstIf the Government ration sex, T/ories will be a problem for the housewives!ref. food rationing
158RATINGVHCStanding allowed only on the lower deck2 mngs.
155LYTERIANVHCPutting Nye on trial might result in stopping the rot, according to the doctorsanag. of Nye trial; ref. Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, Min. of Health
1950 (2)
151OPEN-SESAMEVHCLove, the French think, has such a charming way of laughing at locksmiths!0 + pense (Fr.) + same; such, same = of like kind (C.); ref. proverb “love laughs at l.”
150CAPILLAMENTSVHCA scalp ailment requires treatment when the hairs fall outanag.
143LAMPREYVHCOne might have been ample for Henry IV and V: Henry I had more than enoughanag. + ry (4th and 5th letters of Henry); ref. ‘surfeit of l.s’
135STRIPPEDVHCImpoverished tipper torn between shillings and penceanag. In s, d
1950 (1)
130MODERNVHCRecent attempt to introduce monarchy broken by Communist risingred (rev.) in mon.
123LEECHESSecondIf Attlee and Churchill formed a coalition, these doctors would have only a single form to fill insing. hidden in Attlee-Churchill; ref. impending Gen. Election, Feb 1950; i.e. singular form
121SNAPSHOTSecondA photo finish with two horses neck and neck coming up in the leadspan (rev.) in shot (= lead pellets)
1949 (2)
117LIONVHCA word in Pygmalion which, among ladies, is a most dreadful thing!(Pygma)lion; ref. Bottom in M.N.D. III.1, “a lion among the ladies …”, and use of “bloody” in P.
109PERIVHCShe stood at the gate but wasn’t given an opportunity to see over itperi(scope); ref. Thos. Moore, ‘Paradise and the P.’
106HELIOTROPEVHCSignalling device salvaged from a small observation post on the Loireanag. of OP the Loire; see heliograph
1949 (1)
103MOSESVHCHow the sick bay carries on perhaps, with half the nurses arriving after the doctorMO (nur)ses; mose vb.
94SARDELLEFirstFrench Chamber divided—over a confounded red herring by the look of it!anag. in salle (Fr.)
92PARTRIDGEVHCOne of the backs must always be on side in this gamepart, ridge; ridge = the back (obs.)
1948 (2)
91CRETONNEVHCMaterial salvaged from the wreck of R.101anag. of R, cent, one; ref. airship crash 1930
81CHARADEVHCEnigma Variation No. 1. and hard to composeanag. incl. “C. A. E.” ; ref. Elgar, title of E.V. No. 1
1948 (1)
77MAROONFirstAir raid warning red2 mngs.
76VALEDICTORYVHCLike Mr. Dalton’s last budget, a great success—about a penny on beerale d in victory; ref. leaked details of 1947 budget, and resignation of Hugh Dalton, CE

 
HCs awarded to G. G. Lawrance
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1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
 
1977-1978
  259 TRANSIRE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  945 OBLITERATE
  933 COTTABUS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
 
1962-1963
  734 NASALITY
  728 ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)
 
1955-1956
  338 SHE-ASS
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
 
1954 (1)
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1953 (2)
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1952 (2)
  202 SPALPEEN
  200 ACCOUNT
  199 HONESTY
  197 SCALES
 
1952 (1)
  189 SALTIRE
  187 GROWLER
  185 STOUT
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  179 CADRE
  178 HIDEOUS
  176 SPIGOT
  175 HAIR-LINE
  174 ANACREONTICS
  173 HATCHING
  171 SERINGAS
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  167 PARMESAN
  162 TITANESS
  161 TILLER
  159 SPANIEL
  157 ORANGE
  156 LAVEROCK
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
  149 DOMESTIC
  148 FILIBUSTER
  147 GATHER
  146 BELDAME
  139 HECATOMB
 
1950 (1)
  128 AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)
  119 UMBLE-PIE
 
1949 (2)
  115 MISNOMER
  110 LEVIGATE
  107 STRAMASH
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1949 (1)
  101 BARRACKS
  100 Word containing ADDING
  99 SCARABEE
  98 HUMERI
  95 SPOONER
 
1948 (2)
  86 ODOMETER
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  83 BUDAPEST
  79 SALOME
 
1948 (1)
  70 GARBAGE
 


Annual Honours record of G. G. Lawrance
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1984-19850 0 1
 
1980-19810 2 2
 
1977-19780 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1966-19670 1 5
1965-19660 1 1
 
1962-19630 0 2
 
1959-19600 1 0
 
1956-19570 1 0
1955-19560 2 1
1954 (2)0 1 1
1954 (1)0 1 1
1953 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 0 2
 
1952 (2)0 1 4
1952 (1)0 5 5 8
1951 (2)0 1 8
1951 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 6
1950 (2)0 4 6 18
1950 (1)2 (0, 2, 0) 1 2 5
1949 (2)0 3 4
1949 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 2 5 10
1948 (2)0 2 4
1948 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 1 1