Clues written by W. L. Miron
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W. L. Miron40323515045Apr 1948Nov 199850y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1998-1999
1376LOGOVHCRecord disc – HMV perhaps?log O
1994-1995
1180COLD TURKEYVHCSnow suddenly stopped; that’s for sure. (Chill remains?)3 meanings
1985-1986
727WELL-TO-DOVHCGetting on a Grand National winner2 meanings; W. won G.N. in 1972
1984-1985
657SILLY-BILLYVHCClose bowled Illingworth in short spell? He must be foolishsilly + b + Illy
653INTERNUNCIOVHCAfter I disrupt inn counter I appear in court – Papa supports meI + anag.; Papa = Pope
640MACHETEVHCVariation in E: ‘Mac the Knife’anag.
1980-1981
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCHerbert in awkward love grasp facsimiles primitive convulsion: strain causes eruptionA.P.H. in anag.; f v. & n.; ur-, tic, aria
434JARDINIÈREVHCJeer Indira? Wrong! I can display flagsanag.; flag = flower; ref. I. Gandhi
1978-1979
354SHEER-HULKVHCHe lurks: he slyly exposes a craft wherein strippers workedanag.
1977-1978
301TROLLOPISHVHCPorthos ill becomes one, being promiscuousanag.; p = breviary
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCCCL hard – thank setter – unto thee, Scotch. 
238CRAMBOJINGLEFirstDemonstrated by lie, guy, flycram bo jingle & lit.
212SURCINGLESVHCClue’s ‘Rings designed for comfort of racegoers’anag.
1975-1976
169THUGGEEFirstWhat the strangling mugger, recognising no limits, might demonstrate(m)ugge(r) in the, & lit.
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCMay be riddles as heard after start of cracker-pullingc + anag. & lit.; riddle vt.
1973-1974
97TREBUCHETFirst‘… slings … arms … no more … perchance … the rub …’ etc.anag.; ref Hamlet 3, iii
92BRAINWASHVHCWest constrained by Bahrain’s insidious pressure for change of mindW in anag.
66NONSENSEVHCLear’s lines, spoken by Fool2 meanings; ref. King L., Edward L.
Ximenes competitions
1967-1968
1000THOUSANDVHCFree hand outs of dollars—grandanag.
1966-1967
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCThe old craft engages me—I copy abstract engraving inlaid with French silverme in mister2; écu in plate
1965-1966
890DEBENTUREVHCTo live among a biting set can prove a drawbackbe in denture; drawback = refund of duty
1963-1964
760METAMORPHOSESecondOtherwise “to reshape”: “commute” lacks the necessary discriminating elementanag. incl. (c)omm(ute), & lit.
1962-1963
700SOLOMONVHCOf a very high order among the sageOM in Solon, & lit.; S. of Athens
1961-1962
690ASCERTAINVHCIt’s an acre—plough it to make sureanag.
1960-1961
600The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)VHCExtol their sad end—big, high blunder 
1959-1960
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDominant Eve, re/alising objective, hunts among the successful: as her Pa also!Everest, Hunt, Sherpa
571PESTERVHCClue not given; osmose, smores, crosse, rosace
547STORMYVHCOpening of Macbeth is staged with “thunder and lightning”m in story
1957-1958
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)VHCWhat Wanderers show the Villa is of horrifying significance for old United!wonderers; Aston is H ment (ming, vb.); H = horrific, old film classification; ref. football, Aston V., Bolton W.
1954 (2)
287MANCHESTERVHCMerchants are perturbed about importation of Eastern cotton goods here!E in anag.; ref. textile industry
1954 (1)
283SOBERVHCTeetotallers are always such crashing bores!anag.
281SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)VHCStudents who plod away at examinations get credit for their strugglesexaminations; cr. in saps
1953 (2)
243LODESTARVHCThis may guide a mariner with narrow waters aheadlodes + tar, & lit.
1953 (1)
221BUNTHORNEVHCAuthor of “Heart Foam” and “The Unborn”anag.; poem in Act I
1951 (1)
156LAVEROCKVHCRest quiet and I’ll sing to youlave2, rock2 , i.e. rock a baby to quieten
1950 (2)
147GATHERVHCThe Cloth may be retrograde but still includes the collectthe in rag (rev.); The Cloth = clergy; collect = short prayer
1950 (1)
126RASPBERRYSecondA cane is needed! Present day outburst of disapproval gives one the pip!3 mngs
1949 (2)
107STRAMASHVHCIs the cordon round the market place back? Yes, but there’s still a disturbancemart (rev.), in sash
1949 (1)
104STARE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCLo/in chop? Off a length of leather! 
1948 (2)
86ODOMETERVHCDialled instrument recording volume displaced in riveranag. of tome in Oder

 
HCs awarded to W. L. Miron
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1998-1999
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
 
1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
  1186 GRISELDA
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1161 ADIAPHORON
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1988-1989
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
 
1987-1988
  814 SPOUSAGE
  809 DOLCE VITA
  805 LITOTES
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  618 CRETISM
  607 CARNEY
  603 FIGULINE
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  456 BALADINE
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  401 GO-AHEAD
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  375 SPREATHE
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  281 DINOCERAS
  276 AMTRACK
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  216 SCANTITY
 
1975-1976
  183 PICKLE
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  135 GABIONADE
 
1973-1974
  88 BLOOMERY
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
  62 SOLITAIRES
 
1972-1973
  36 CRUSADER
  31 KITCHENDOM
  18 EPIGONE
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1154 CLARIONET
  1143 MORGIANA
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1036 CORONETED
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1028 SATIRE
  1023 CONSOLE
 
1967-1968
  980 OMNIBUSES
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
 
1965-1966
  898 POCHARD
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  843 PRISTINE
  825 COACHES
 
1963-1964
  773 FIT-OUT
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  717 STAR-MAN (Misprints)
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  703 SCAPEMENT
 
1961-1962
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1960-1961
  638 BUREAUCRAT
  634 BEDSTEAD
  630 STREAKY
  608 CUSTOMER
  604 APOSTROPHISE
 
1959-1960
  555 JURYWOMAN
  551 PITCHER
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  508 CUMBERGROUND
  504 LEAD-LINE
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
  495 PARTISAN
 
1957-1958
  486 BARACAN
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  456 PLAFOND
  443 HALF-SEAS-OVER
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  425 TRAVERSE
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  408 BILLET
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
  360 WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)
  356 METOPOSCOPY
  338 SHE-ASS
  329 HAMADRYAD
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  302 MARTIN
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  289 CISTERN
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  277 PRODIGALLY
  271 TRIPLET
 
1953 (2)
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  223 MELODRAME
  217 DEPOSIT
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  200 ACCOUNT
  194 KNOWLEDGE BOX
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
  187 GROWLER
 
1951 (2)
  177 DESOLATE
  174 ANACREONTICS
  173 HATCHING
  170 GUINEA
  169 HOUSE
 
1951 (1)
  165 CABBAGE
  161 TILLER
 
1950 (2)
  153 SAMISENS
  148 FILIBUSTER
  139 HECATOMB
  135 STRIPPED
 
1950 (1)
  123 LEECHES
 
1949 (1)
  100 Word containing ADDING
  97 NESTOR
  92 PARTRIDGE
 
1948 (1)
  75 PETROLEUSES
 


Annual Honours record of W. L. Miron
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1998-19990 1 1
 
1996-19970 0 1
1995-19960 0 2
1994-19950 1 4
 
1992-19930 0 2
1991-19920 0 1
1990-19910 0 6
 
1988-19890 0 2
1987-19880 0 3
1986-19870 0 2
1985-19860 1 2
1984-19850 3 0
1983-19840 0 5
1982-19830 0 1
 
1980-19810 2 3
1979-19800 0 4
1978-19790 1 2
1977-19780 1 3
1976-19771 (1, 0, 0) 2 2 25
1975-19761 (1, 0, 0) 0 3
1974-19750 1 1
1973-19741 (1, 0, 0) 2 3 22
1972-19730 0 4
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 5
1969-19700 0 2
1968-19690 0 5
1967-19680 1 3
1966-19670 1 2
1965-19660 1 2
1964-19650 0 2
1963-19641 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1962-19630 1 5
1961-19620 1 2
1960-19610 1 5
1959-19600 3 3
1958-19590 0 6
1957-19580 1 5
1956-19570 0 5
1955-19560 0 5
1954 (2)0 1 6
1954 (1)0 2 2
1953 (2)0 1 1
1953 (1)0 1 5
1952 (2)0 0 2
1952 (1)0 0 2
1951 (2)0 0 5
1951 (1)0 1 2
1950 (2)0 1 4
1950 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1949 (2)0 1 0
1949 (1)0 1 3
1948 (2)0 1 0
1948 (1)0 0 1