Clues written by W. K. M. Slimmings
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1994-1995
1180COLD TURKEYVHCNo kidding, it’s reaction to lack of snow (or prospect of rissoles?)3 meanings
1993-1994
1122BASILIANVHCOne joining confirmed bachelors, secure in retreat?BAs I + nail (rev.), & lit.
1992-1993
1095STINKVHCScandal broke on bandying of knight’s letterscf. skint, Kt.
1991-1992
1039TOLERABLEVHCModerate unready for change when polled, clinching cry of triumph by rightole r in (s)table
1990-1991
969BUNTERVHCA fatty belly disheartened eater? Not this one!bunt e(ate)r
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)VHCSoccer playing artful dodger, a blue (Oxford?), is one without a matchanag.; a perse
926NERDVHCOne who’d gravel a shortcut to Blaydon races, say?i.e. NE Rd; races held in Newcastle; gravel = irritate
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)VHCIt shows a liar hasn’t abandoned advocacy of snake-oil anag.
1988-1989
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)VHCFor one so expert, swimming stream to love Hero, Leander’s losing energy would be a heavy blowmaestro, lander; anag.; L(e)ander
866NECTAREOUSVHCBond? Drop Unknown for actor with bit of experience, versatile, delighting the godsanag. for x in nexus
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCRuins of acropolis one lacking love finds unromanticanag. + a less 0
827MICKEY-TAKINGVHCA way of baiting bull, with terriers set at headMickey TA king
823SARBACANEFirstReactionary supports a switch whose blow can mark one’s endbras rev. + a cane
805LITOTESVHCIt suggests no great whopper in economics with truthtot in lies & P lit.; ref. Sir W. Armstrong, Spycatcher, etc.
796UPHOLSTERYVHCLondon bound on boys’ vacation, tyre bursting may mean curtains for someup + hols + anag.
1986-1987
774VICTORINEVHCSee what’s yellow, when tinned, and stuck in sorbet?v. + or in tin in ice
770HERMITSVHCEights rowing without their no. 3 have jolly well caught crabsRM in anag. less g
766GUBBINSVHCBlack members of party in power inferior to white man? That’s rubbishgub + B ins
753SHEEPDOGVHCCast go back without recording a guide to the CotswoldsEP in shed + go (rev.); Cotswold sheep
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)FirstA spicy jumble this type of square with happy laugh about thousand by X’s successorM in T + anag. + Y; X = Ximenes
735MALIGNVHCMum’s first to dress wound, with action following words?m + align; slander action
1985-1986
731STRINGSecondIt can sound a bit tough on runners (and runners to be?)3 meanings
712PANTOMIME HORSEVHCIt does harmonise tempo, dancing – after partner gets guidance from behindanag.; after (adj), behind (n)
701BALUSTRADEVHCAmerican jazz package tours? It’s a feature on flightsUS trad in bale
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCCon men fiddled over million dud coin – yet getting amnesty!anti + anag. + m + anag.
1984-1985
675CONSTERNATEVHCMess on street can make chaps fallanag.; cf. chap fallen
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCThatcher fixes on … what? Up with English interest, and blow the French!E. grab (rev.) + coup le
657SILLY-BILLYThirdButt, am I? Very close – buttersilly + billy
631INTERLOCKVHCWhat zip should do? (Embarrassing for clerk, if not, with fly’s opening!)comp. anag. incl. f
1983-1984
615HISTORIETTESecondMrs T’s lot end on top, not wet, stopping turn to left. Brief writer’s work?S to top in TORIES + TT in hie; stop=plug
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCThou, Matthew – John, too – on His death felt life 
590MINEVERFirstOne gone white, does fear game is up for goodnim rev. + ever; does = rabbits
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)SecondParry’s reactionary in this … well, eccentric rondoeccentric; spa + anag.
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHVHCWorth turn for prize, not just Azed’s pat to backpot (rev.) + not + H.C. (rev.), & lit.
552NOURICE-FEEVHC’Twas this L.s.d. that made up Florence’s due, was it?comp. anag. & lit.
543STAYING POWERVHCWhat a guy batting with grit – not having to score – might show?stay in g(rit) + power, & lit.
534DODGEMVHCGeorge and Margaret’s return a bumper attraction? It draws fair crowdsDod = dim. of George, ref. play
1981-1982
504SIMMENTHALERVHCA neat type, Swiss in origin… I’m of mind to get spliced with herS I’m mental/her
495CACOETHESVHCWhat does it bring with it – an itch, e.g. to scribe?comp. anag. & lit.; cacoethes scribendi
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCReal old stern dressing from St Paul, going on and onanag. + re; on = getting drunk
464SIMKINVHCUnorthodox Pakistanis getting married find this apt as ‘bubbly’comp. anag. & lit.
460SWOOPVHCCase for court is maybe odds on… after police one?woo in S. P.
456BALADINEVHCHe’d create a hubbub – a bit of by product from hopping about?a din in b(y) ale, & lit.
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCA go with partner initially and sharp mixed doubles? that’ll make you itchy, warm and dry: a lemon, maybe, cut up is the answeranag. incl. p; air a citru(s) rev.
443STEEPLECROWNVHCThis, with nary a halo worn, would do for a crone’s Hallowe’en partycomp. anag. & lit.
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINESecondBoston’s semi-grand tea party … is it done to have a mug?semi-grand =500, have= deceive
362SEA-SOLDIERVHCI’m jolly well tricked – i.e. taken in by catch. (A swell red herring.)sold i.e. in sear
354SHEER-HULKFirstArk Royal, now? Gloom surrounds her being docked, and broken upher + anag. in sulk; gloom verb
340BOOKSIEVHCLike Bunthorne? Hollow, he is knock-out with love sickanag. incl. B—e, KO, O; ref. Patience, Act I
1977-1978
298NOSERVHCReason for one being K.O’d, boxing?anag. less a & lit.; for = but for; box = overturn
289AMNESIACVHCFugal treatment of ‘Amen’ is the soul of Bachanag. + (B)ac(h); fugue, type of amnesia
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCFiery scuffles within union to check I’m steadychick; anag. in bond
281DINOCERASVHCScared off investing in Ohio I became stony in Wyomingin O in anag.
272MALAGUETTAVHCCause of burning sensation, initially to tongue, inside of cheek, mostly?ague + tt in mala(r), & lit.
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHot ash? I’v/e products of flue vent I’d scrub, gladly 
259TRANSIREVHCWhat finally managed to get clearance for tramp in dock?t + ran + sire; get = beget
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCThence hatch’d CCL … Our thanks to setter 
247FLIVVERVHCMaybe its pilot is stuck with signs of derision?V,V in flier; V signs
243OLYMPICVHCIt’s uncommonly heavenly love … not quite the best ambience for a little devil, we heari.e. ‘limb’ in 0 pic(k)
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCVersed work … stuff fire should consume?job (rev.) in cram ingle, & lit.; versed = reversed
234HOROSCOPISTVHCExcited about Scorpios, is he? So must they beanag. in hot & lit.
229METRICATEVHCIn team game, English nearly all cheat: surely that’s ‘to cast stones etc. …’?E tric(k) in anag.; game = crippled
225VALETAVHCIts devotees head for Mecca (coming back in via Tel Aviv)hidden rev.; ref. M. dance halls
221PADDY-WHACKVHCWhat tot – why so naughty? – may have in storeadd + anag. in pack, & lit.
216SCANTITYVHC‘Where my charges are eating may not I?’ was prodigal’s plightcan’t I? in sty; ref. Luke XV, 16
212SURCINGLESFirstThey may have Lester, slipping half off, cursing freelyanag. incl. Les(ter) & lit.; ref. L. Piggott, jockey
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCZip heavenward, in an unimpeded progression? Surely he wouldn’tgo (rev.) in by
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdWitness Be/tty, under lashings of silk and satin – a real pet 
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCTo boggle about ‘I will’ you initially must ——I’ll in shy + shall + y & lit.
187POWDERING-TUBVHCWhere to see well-preserved bit of skirt having bath – after applying make-up?powdering + tub
178A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)VHCAt comprehending G and S, I’m like the Mikado… ‘all sublime’G, S in at
174EPEOLATRYVHCReverence not lost for words, when you cut short prelate’s broadcastanag. incl. yo(u)
161ANCONVHCI’m naturally crooked… a born cheata n con
1974-1975
152ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)VHCLover has bad name for losing head – one and the same bad name got by sect having deserted in Gaelic uprisinganag. + (f)or a do.; clan d. in erse (rev.)
148BALLYHOOVHCAli’s ‘sound and fury’? It exhausts youth in three roundsy(out)h in ball O O
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCBlest magi three – two white, one sable,
Gift-bearers to a holy stable;
Gifts that for infant King are meet,
Gold, olibanum, cicely sweet
 
139PIEPOWDERVHCOne whose booty might comprise footpad’s endd in pie3 power, & lit.
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSee that br/andy? If it sold well, use it for toast 
123SCATTERGOODFirstNamely, one never tight – therefore in the red?sc. a TT ergo o/d & lit.
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)SecondI produce light snores, making love – model gets up in huffscores; O + sitter (rev.) in pet
1973-1974
95THUNDERCLAPVHCI’ll cut short picnic lunch – depart pell-mellanag.
79SLAPSTICKVHCFeaturing Keystone Cops originally, it’s back around the circuitslaps in K.C. it’s (rev.) & lit.
70GESTAPO (Misprints)VHCHitter’s force occupies gully with uppish strokesHitler’s; pats (rev.) in geo
66NONSENSEVHCNobody’s to eat bits from a mint humbugsens in none
53ALEXANDERSVHCSandy, you may infer, is one of a carrot-topped familyAlexander (dimin.)+ ’s
1972-1973
45NEMORALVHCGet hands up, before examination of shady charactermen (rev.) + oral
40FANTOCCINIVHCWith art, these may be jerked into frantic actioncomp. anag. & lit.
18EPIGONEVHCEmsworth’s first and greatest love has single offspringE + pig + one; ref. Wodehouse: ‘Empress of Blandings’
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1058Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)VHCError by group? All wed Henry—some Casanova! 
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCPainter lacking finish needs coach to make itanag., & lit.
1045SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)VHCIn Yugoslavia, what river makes an inlet to a gorge, visible to anyone in a plane2 mngs.; U in moth; one who rives; Tiger Moth aeroplane
1041TEA-LEADSecondSpread round a field, it may save crop going to pota lea in ted
1028SATIREThirdIn short, it is set against what may be inflatedSA tire, & lit.
1023CONSOLEVHCFree top of corset and loosen support for bustanag. incl. c
1967-1968
971MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)VHCMum won the prize for an old bird, I’m told, cooking a decent duckma got pie; anag. incl. O
1966-1967
945OBLITERATEVHCExtract of bitter aloe, used here as purge.anag.
935MALAPROPVHCThe original of priceless oral bungle, found in plotanag. incl. p in map, & lit.
1965-1966
902WINCOPIPEVHCOld red bloomers made me succeed in getting C.O. to whistle!win CO pipe
890DEBENTUREThirdSecurity, and the supplement many an old chap needs, to live in itbe in denture; chap = jaw
868DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)FirstIt’s shown by blasting and then turning crimson where you drive, smothering ball completely: to avoid it, keep your head down!anag. + red (rev.) & lit.; O up in tee, down = hair
864PATERNALVHCLike one who gets mark of approval—nearly wagging tail off!pat + anag. of nearl(y); gets=begets
1964-1965
808WAGONERVHCTeam manager gives truant a cautionwag oner; c. = astonishing person
1962-1963
712RHEUMATICKYSecondFar from athletic, yet makes a mark in runninga tick in rheumy
1961-1962
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)VHC“The Potential Co-respondent” is a knockabout affair … / … in which infidelity is the object of many cracks!rap (rev.) + amour; hidden, ref. boxing
1960-1961
642SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI just can/ed Davis on the bottom. Cushion badly needs down!ref. snooker champion Fred Davis
600The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)VHCLords had exhibited bungling there 
1959-1960
578GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)VHCLearned to wind thread, for example, as clansmen didwind; anag.
564SHE-BEARVHCWinnie? She’s barmaid in the Saracen’s Head: see she doesn’t get a crush on you!Hebe in Sar(acen); Winnie, girl’s name and W.-the-Pooh
560CONGENITALLYVHCGetting permission to go away with such a bad egg—and to marry—shows how idiotic one may becongé nit ally
551PITCHERVHCI coveted “The Passing of Ruth” by Constable, filled with that indefinable quality attributed to womanit in PC + her; ref. Babe R.
1958-1959
538BANISHINGVHCWilfully forgetting prohibition, I celebrate alcoholically!ban I ‘shing’
534RAIL-SPLITTERVHCGuard against leaving no children: have a big brood—one to make you pale!rail + sp (abbr.) + litter
521SOUPSecondThough I’ve had many spills, I’m all right on a horse that’s taken to fencesso up; s. = stolen plate
508CUMBERGROUNDVHCIt’s no use a doctor being involved in a cure bedevilled by what a crank’s operation didMB in anag. + ground
504LEAD-LINESecondIt’s a feature of the pencil styling of skirts. etc., useful for coping with the more obtrusive bottoms!lead line; line = styling, etc.
1957-1958
486BARACANThirdA good summer in store? You might still see me in the old overcoata CA in barn; summer = one who sums
469DAISYVHCA first-rate specimen’s beginning to show in the back-yard … and what a first-rate specimen!A1 s in yd (rev.)
456PLAFONDVHCFully plastered, I’m bossy: on the way to that condition, inclined to be amorous!pla(stered) + fond; boss2
443HALF-SEAS-OVERVHCOne may come to blether about a self-created wrong in this conditionanag. of a self + so in haver, & lit.
1956-1957
412SERVIETTEThirdInside so thoroughly parched I’ve scrapped being on the wagon—may finish dinner under the table!anag. + TT, all in sere
395SCALE-ARMOURVHCIf it is breached in rowdy carousel, get a stretcher!arm (= stretcher) in anag., & lit.
1955-1956
369BERETVHCThough orphaned, without a farthing, I became a famous generalbere(f)t; ref. Montgomery of Alamein; became = suited
356METOPOSCOPYSecondThis puts me first—nothing more than seconds over the record, too, judging by what the dials showme top 0 s. copy
343EPIGONIThirdProgeny of such as the Empress of Blandings in old age, I should concludepig in eon + I, & lit.; ref. P. G. Wodehouse
1954 (2)
325MARRYINGVHCWhat put the Cockney into the clutches of such an old china?’Arry in Ming, & lit.
316BATHROOMVHCclue not given
306CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)VHCI’m an Embankment artist—one who sits drawing, for example, a segment of cheese (About all I’m able to do!)RA + MP + art; I can in che(ese)
297CONTRAPUNTALVHCAfter Italian with gin, Aunt Lizzie’s head reels: a solitary Bass wouldn’t produce such an effectcon (= with, It.) + trap + anag. incl. L
295SENSE-ORGANSVHCBoko’s one of those adapted to become an outsize negressanag. incl. OS; boko (sl.) = the nose; ref. the surviving Nigerian Siamese twin, separated Dec 1953
291APAGOGEVHCLogically, it involves showing opposite conclusion to be gagaanag. of op. (b)e gaga, & lit.
289CISTERNVHCI may go bump in the night, causing disturbed rest, and panic if Father’s awayanag. incl. (Pa)nic
1954 (1)
283SOBERThirdWell, Bertie? Wanting a cravat of a pattern Jeeves would approve?so Ber(tie)
279CRYPTOGRAMVHCThere’s a rumour—keep it quiet!—Fonteyn’s to appear in Worm’s Eye View. Bentley might tell what’s behind itcry + p + Margot (rev.); R.A.F. Bentley’s codes; ref. film & play “W. E. V.” and Muriel Bentley, U.S. ballet dancer
273COUSINVHCLet us split the money equally—one of Uncle’s stock answersus in coin; stock = family; Uncle = pawnbroker
265THERMAEThirdYou want comforts in cold winters, or warm springs? The recipe? Try the soft, alluring Westthe r. Mae (West)
263We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)VHCTosh? Whew, I think that old E. L.’s gone nuts! 
1953 (2)
257PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)VHCBrock’s cunning, not showing up till the red setter’s goneBrock’s fireworks; badger
255SCUTTLEFirstWhere you may see All Blacks do in ebullient Celts. (Wales will be sunk if you do!)ut in anag., 2 defs.; do2 = ut1; wales = ship’s planks; ref. coal and NZ rugby tour 1953
249BALMVHCThe soothing influence of the garden where the Queen is free from “Viva!”Balm(oral)
245GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)VHCShe sings opera in a tattered bit of sarong—the merest remnant of sarong—and the French love it!op. in anag. of saron(g); (saron)g + l’amour
239GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCould I but “swing,” like Aha/b at the ballWalter Hagen, US champion golfer
237BASTINADEThirdPour melted fat round a chunk of dingo, minced! Surely a cruel way of making hot dogs!a + anag. of din(go) in baste; dogs = feet, Am. slang
235ASPHETERISMVHCSouthey’s doctrine denying a grasper his beloved sovereigns shakes the miser to the core(GR)asp(ER) + anag.; ref. Robert S., poet and radical
1953 (1)
231PREAMBLEVHCBill’s first words are a signal to be quiet about the morning after! Bleary? Not half!p re a.m. ble(ary)
223MELODRAMEVHCMal de mer? Shocking—I’ve nothing left inside … I had the really fat part of the ham!0 in anag.; ham acting
221BUNTHORNEVHCEnnui I shed and throb excitedly … “No doubt I am highly-spiced!”anag. less I; B. to Jane, Act II
217DEPOSITVHCWhat the lodger might do is depart, leaving no address: it’s nothing unusualdep(art) + anag. incl. 0
215BUCKFASTLEIGHVHCWhere a famous Hunt follows hard after the deer?buck1 fast2 Leigh & lit.; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b.1784; Dartmoor Hunt
207PAGEANTVHCWho’s holding up the train? One of the workers creating a scene on the platformpage ant
1952 (2)
200ACCOUNTVHCWhat’s in it? Just what the Dr. ordered!cryptic def.; Dr. = drawer
196SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)FirstKeep Mum! A bloke has to be a wizard—wants all I earns, roughly, would describe the old China!sh! a man; anag.
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCKen Wood? There’s a part that’s badly used by ramblers!knowledge (ken) + box3, cryptic def.
1952 (1)
191DENIGRATEVHCTo give cause for a libel action gets the editor tearing madanag. incl. ed.
187GROWLERVHCTwo sovereigns to cage the blinking bird, he grumbles, and a perch would do as well!owl in GR, ER; g. type of bass
185STOUTVHCThe best kind of man to have round, as Caesar would saySt. + O + ut2 & lit.; ref. JC I.2.194, “Let me have men around me that are fat”
184MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)VHCIs your lawn in a state? Buy a Makehay Mowing Marvel, most simple to operate: You just steer. Makehay’ll shear 
182MISTLETOEVHCWhat may cause unquiet lips to meet!anag. less p, & lit.
1951 (2)
178HIDEOUSVHCFell, nothing on, in front of bus—head knocked off—horrible, very!hide + 0 + (b)us; fell4, fell = slain
177DESOLATEVHCIf I lose my seat, I can still get the dole—that’s how the Left feeli.e. desolate minus anag. of seat = dole; ref. imminent Gen. Election [see comments]
175HAIR-LINEVHCSpooner takes a catch from this uppish stroke, made very fine, by Parker2 mngs.; angler using spoon bait, P. pen, cricketers Reggie S. and Charlie P.
1951 (1)
165CABBAGEFirstOne of two joint accompanists picked for a performance of Madame Butterfly!cryptic def.; meat & two veg.; cabbage-butterfly
160RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)VHCNothing gies as guid heat—he/ed!—on Ian’s oil… heather as Caledonian soil
159SPANIELVHC“Sunday piper! Uno boss murdered!” … A shot aide is expected to recoverS.+ Pan + anag. of Lie; ref. Trygve Lie, UNO Sec. Gen.; s. may be gun dog or retriever
155LYTERIANVHCMaking better tea in small railway buffets—postponing use of urns!anag. of tea in Rly; buffets, vb.; i.e. urns for ashes
1950 (2)
154RABBITVHCOne that does produce something out of a hat occasionally!cryptic def.; i.e. poor player; does = females; ‘r. out of a hat’
151OPEN-SESAMEVHCScheherazade’s charm, passée with a thousand and one blemishes!anag. incl. M; ref. Arabian Nights; blemish vb.
146BELDAMEFirstNo wonder the old lady’s furious: she’s nothing to show but the B.E.M., and that’s tarnishedanag. of BE Medal [see comments]
145STEWARTVHCIt’s simmer a’ right: order trews wi’ tartan tops for Macpherson!stew a’ rt., anag. of trews ta(rtan); ref. S. Macpherson, 1940s host of ‘20 Questions’
1950 (1)
126RASPBERRYVHCIt’s jammed, blow it! Have you a file? Swell!rasp + berry (= swell), 2 defs.
124BARHAM or BRAMAHVHCClergyman who collected Stories and wrote articles about “Leaders of Religion and Humour” in the British MuseumR, H in a, a in BM
121SNAPSHOTVHCTaken by a brownie down among the good men—and very warm indeed!nap2 in SS + hot; Brownie camera
119UMBLE-PIEFirstIf the bird’s off, you’ll be having the doctor in most of Christmas! You certainly won’t like eating itMB in (y)ule + pie3
1949 (2)
117LIONVHCTake Bob now: he’s attached to the Crown, yet as a Red he opposes itbob = shilling; Red Lion and Crown inns; lion(s) and crown appear on shilling coin
116WATERLOOVHCOval (Close). Great English Victory. Hammond Twists Kangaroo’s Tailanag. of Walter + (kangar)oo, 2 defs.; ref. W. H., Glos. and England batsman; W. station close to Oval
1949 (1)
102ARCHIMEDESVHCCoy? I’m the Home Secretary’s mentor on curves and figures generally!arch I’m Ede’s; ref. James Ede, Home Sec. in 1949
101BARRACKSVHCHoots, a wee place in the Hebrides, wi’ fivescore head o’ kye an’ sheep, wad dae me fine!Barra + C + k, s
100Word containing ADDINGVHCNot back from the station buffet counter—still stuffing!padding; Paddington less not (rev.); 2 defs.
97NESTORVHCHe suggests that X. latterly has begun picking Torquemada’s brains, and his advice is usually sound(Xime)nes, Tor(quemada)
1948 (2)
81CHARADEVHCDaily Express supports Daily Worker leading article—Party leaders actchar a D.E.
1947 (2)
63STILETTOVHCIt fits T. S. Eliot to a T; an obvious choice for Murder in the Cathedral!anag. + T; ref. killing of Becket in Eliot play; dagger
58ECLIPSEVHCThe darkness gathers: evidently Conservatives. Liberals, Independents—pinker Socialists even—must put their heads togetherinitial letters
57THEORBOSVHCThey provided the Bass in Pepys’s soirées, and were possibly not cold sober themselvesanag. of hot sober; Bass beer
56SHEEP-RUNFirstIt might suggest a Bach chorale, or a baa corral! (Puns here are out of place!)2 defs., anag.; ref. “Sheep may safely graze”
1947 (1)
49ESPERANTOFirstThe tongue that Shakespeare spake? Only when you analyse him literally, and not otherwise!anag. of speare, not; i.e. shake speare, not otherwise
47GLOCKENSPIELVHCMight be used for a fantasia on “Gospel Bells,” if the bells were nickeli.e. anag. of gospel, nickel
1946 (2)
27MEANDRIANFirstNot the course a bull takes, to the discomfiture of a man in red!anag.

 
HCs awarded to W. K. M. Slimmings
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1994-1995
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1165 YAPSTER
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1126 CHEATERY
  1108 GREEN
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1078 KIRBEH
  1074 DEMIREP
  1065 TANDOORI
  1061 MAGIC
  1056 ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1030 PASTILLE
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  930 SABULOSE
  922 REFORMADO
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  913 ARCHIBALD
  904 VOETGANGER
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  869 HOLD-UPS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  849 VISITE
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  814 SPOUSAGE
  809 DOLCE VITA
  801 LINCHET
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  709 GINGER
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  688 CUCURBITAL
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  618 CRETISM
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  607 CARNEY
  603 FIGULINE
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  564 PARAMENT
  559 EMBASE
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  547 GLEEMAN
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  486 JUMPED-UP
 
1980-1981
  430 TEGULA
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  406 BOIL
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  375 SPREATHE
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  327 HEMLOCK
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  276 AMTRACK
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
 
1975-1976
  200 The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)
  183 PICKLE
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  92 BRAINWASH
  88 BLOOMERY
  62 SOLITAIRES
 
1972-1973
  23 SCLERODERMIC
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1154 CLARIONET
  1140 CALLOUS
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1093 MARTINET
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1036 CORONETED
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
  1010 MOTORIST
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
  993 JONATHAN
  989 GRENADINE
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
  975 HALE
  967 CREMOSIN
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  941 HYPODERMIC
  911 DRAGON
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  900 PARAMECIA or PAREOEANS
  898 POCHARD
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  885 GALIMATIAS
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  873 VETERANS
  860 CORSAGE
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  847 FRENETICAL
  843 PRISTINE
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  834 CARRIED
  829 FAREWELL
  825 COACHES
  821 SOMERSET
  817 WYLIE-COATS
 
1963-1964
  804 DETRUNCATE
  796 STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)
  790 PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  734 NASALITY
  728 ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)
  725 SILENUS
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
  717 STAR-MAN (Misprints)
  703 SCAPEMENT
 
1961-1962
  686 FEMALE
  678 TESSELLATED
  673 ERISTICAL
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1960-1961
  638 BUREAUCRAT
  634 BEDSTEAD
  630 STREAKY
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  617 COLOPHONY
  604 APOSTROPHISE
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  582 MARRY
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  571 PESTER
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
  490 CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  477 SEDATENESS
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  451 MEGAPODE
  447 TOUSLE
  438 MACARONI
 
1956-1957
  430 GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  425 TRAVERSE
  421 DOVETAIL
  417 SINECURE
  408 BILLET
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  373 PRESTONPANS
  364 HELLEBORE
  351 LUSTRE
  338 SHE-ASS
  334 CHEROOT
  329 HAMADRYAD
 
1954 (2)
  304 ORLEANS
  302 MARTIN
 
1954 (1)
  277 PRODIGALLY
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  271 TRIPLET
  261 DECANTER
  259 AGANIPPE
 
1953 (2)
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  241 MANDOLINE
 
1953 (1)
  229 MASCOT
  227 CATEGORIES
  225 TOUCHSTONES
  219 SOCIALIST
  213 LEMONADE
 
1952 (2)
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  203 WEATHERS
  201 AMETHYST
  199 HONESTY
  198 THIRD
  197 SCALES
 
1952 (1)
  193 TRADUCER
  192 WATSON
  190 CHEQUERS
  186 ASHMOLEAN
  183 SAUSAGES
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  176 SPIGOT
  170 GUINEA
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  167 PARMESAN
  166 RACHIDES
  157 ORANGE
  156 LAVEROCK
 
1950 (2)
  149 DOMESTIC
  147 GATHER
  135 STRIPPED
 
1949 (2)
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  109 PERI
  106 HELIOTROPE
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1949 (1)
  104 STARE (Printer’s Devilry)
  103 MOSES
  94 SARDELLE
 
1948 (2)
  90 ROTHER
  88 BRISTOL
  85 SERGEANT
  83 BUDAPEST
  82 CURARE
 
1948 (1)
  73 RHODESIA
  71 MITRAILLEUSE
  70 GARBAGE
 
1947 (2)
  61 CREASY
  53 SHIN
 


Annual Honours record of W. K. M. Slimmings
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1994-19950 1 4
1993-19940 1 7
1992-19930 1 9
1991-19920 1 6
1990-19910 1 7
1989-19900 3 7
1988-19890 2 8
1987-19881 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 8
1986-19871 (1, 0, 0) 5 6 11
1985-19861 (0, 1, 0) 3 6 11
1984-19851 (0, 0, 1) 3 3 10
1983-19843 (1, 2, 0) 1 7 6
1982-19830 4 6 20
1981-19820 2 5
1980-19810 6 3 8
1979-19800 0 8
1978-19792 (1, 1, 0) 2 7 11
1977-19780 6 5 10
1976-19771 (1, 0, 0) 9 2 1
1975-19761 (0, 0, 1) 6 4 4
1974-19752 (1, 1, 0) 5 1 2
1973-19740 5 4 13
1972-19730 3 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 8
1969-19700 1 6
1968-19692 (0, 1, 1) 3 7 4
1967-19680 1 8
1966-19670 2 3
1965-19662 (1, 0, 1) 2 8 10
1964-19650 1 9
1963-19640 0 4
1962-19631 (0, 1, 0) 0 7
1961-19620 1 5
1960-19610 2 7
1959-19600 4 4 10
1958-19592 (0, 2, 0) 3 4 5
1957-19581 (0, 0, 1) 3 6 9
1956-19571 (0, 0, 1) 1 8
1955-19562 (0, 1, 1) 1 7 10
1954 (2)0 7 2 5
1954 (1)2 (0, 0, 2) 3 5 5
1953 (2)2 (1, 0, 1) 5 2 2
1953 (1)0 6 5 6
1952 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 13
1952 (1)0 5 6 8
1951 (2)0 3 4
1951 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 3 4 10
1950 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 10
1950 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 3 0 5
1949 (2)0 2 4
1949 (1)0 4 3 10
1948 (2)0 1 5
1948 (1)0 0 3
1947 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 3 2 8
1947 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 1 0
1946 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 0