Clues written by M. A. Vernon
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M. A. Vernon1301123614Oct 1947Dec 198235y 2m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1982-1983
556SWEAL (Misprints)VHCWhen stirred, Wales singssinge; anag.
1972-1973
43A neologism (Neologisms)VHC CARNABEAVERE
Ximenes competitions
1961-1962
676TRELLIS (DLM)VHCIs your fair charmer still unresponsive? “Nocrack” plastic pebbles thrown through her lattice work wonders! 
1958-1959
529BUTTY-COLLIERVHCUnderground helper makes City tube roll disconcertinglyanag.
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThere’s no zip in this. Play a last air (si/c); Guinness might enliven it 
521SOUPVHCTo dip your bread in it wouldn’t do: it would be non-U!i.e. so(U)p, & lit.
1954 (1)
273COUSINVHCSassenach sib is unco glaikit!anag.
1952 (1)
189SALTIREVHCTo overcharge leads to resentment, making the Scots cross!salt (sl.) + ire
1951 (1)
167PARMESANVHCIt’s the vague smear in the middle of the dish that adds the savouranag. in pan
1949 (2)
117LIONVHCHe fought a fellow-supporter: players feared he’d scare lady onlookersref. nursery rhyme ‘The L. and the Unicorn’; heraldic supporters; Bottom in M.N.D. III.1 - “a lion among the ladies …”
116WATERLOOVHCSmall incident caused delay here. Guards had to waitdouble mng.; W. station, Old Guard of French army
1949 (1)
95SPOONERSecondFond, foolish youth: he lit the heather all over the field!2 mngs; hit the leather; ref. Reggie Spooner, Lancashire and England batsman
1947 (2)
62HERCULESVHCThe labourer’s love was in violence; he’s cruel, warpedanag.; Iole (hidden in violence) was claimed by H. for a bride

 
HCs awarded to M. A. Vernon
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1982-1983
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
 
1980-1981
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  401 GO-AHEAD
 
1978-1979
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  216 SCANTITY
 
1974-1975
  139 PIEPOWDER
  127 FRITHSOKEN
 
1973-1974
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1968-1969
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
 
1965-1966
  873 VETERANS
 
1964-1965
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1963-1964
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
  734 NASALITY
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  617 COLOPHONY
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
 
1959-1960
  547 STORMY
 
1956-1957
  412 SERVIETTE
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  243 LODESTAR
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
 
1950 (1)
  123 LEECHES
  122 LEATHER
 
1949 (2)
  115 MISNOMER
 
1949 (1)
  102 ARCHIMEDES
 


Annual Honours record of M. A. Vernon
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1982-19830 1 1
 
1980-19810 0 1
1979-19800 0 1
1978-19790 0 1
1977-19780 0 2
1976-19770 0 2
 
1974-19750 0 2
1973-19740 0 1
1972-19730 1 0
 
Ximenes competitions
1968-19690 0 2
1967-19680 0 1
 
1965-19660 0 1
1964-19650 0 1
1963-19640 0 1
1962-19630 0 2
1961-19620 1 0
1960-19610 0 4
1959-19600 0 1
1958-19590 3 0
 
1956-19570 0 1
 
1954 (1)0 1 4
1953 (2)0 0 2
 
1952 (1)0 1 1
 
1951 (1)0 1 0
 
1950 (1)0 0 2
1949 (2)0 2 1
1949 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
 
1947 (2)0 1 0