Clues written by F. D. Gardiner
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F. D. Gardiner51264312459Jul 1951Feb 199341y 7mD. Gardiner
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1992-1993
1084PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)VHCWhat ladies like a lobe to show may be a priceless stone;
My shop assistant’s lovelier glass jewels she longs to own!
 
1061MAGICVHCI am the alpha and omega of conjuring turnsanag. incl. c, g & lit.
1989-1990
926NERDVHCPain in the neck’s not gone – get the doctor backne + Dr (rev.)
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)VHCPretending to skills one doesn’t have, as in a harlot badly wanting loveanag. less 0
1987-1988
801LINCHETVHCAn unploughed strip, but this clay’s technically ploughedcomp. anag.
1986-1987
783CAMPESINOVHCForeign born, he’s unfortunately no combines for reapingcomp. anag. & lit.
774VICTORINEVHCSylvester? Fashionable leader of early band of distinction!Victor in e
766GUBBINSVHCA device to fasten LEM to rocketsnib bug (rev.)
1984-1985
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)VHCOld jingle’s about soldiers being crippled etcdi(sable)ment; men in dit
653INTERNUNCIOVHCChurch official? Not in Runcie’s set-up!anag.
640MACHETESecondEnglish replaces Kurt’s original in this version of ‘Mack the Knife’E for K in anag., ref. K. Weill’s music in The Threepenny Opera
1982-1983
556SWEAL (Misprints)VHCWelsh Sunday’s over! Start to enjoy one long binge!singe; W.S. (rev.) + e, a, l
530PROMETALVHCIron-carbon alloy that’s different from plate – not a bit of flexibilityanag. less f
1981-1982
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCSurrounded by books I spoil I get demoralisedI in bb + anag. & lit.
1980-1981
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCCharm boss with a kiss – it might produce thisanag. incl. X
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCThis claim ultimately discredits slimming adanag. less m, & lit.). R. B. Harling,"Dim signal could be this
1978-1979
336ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)VHCFowler gets mad about a king producing ancient weapon to butcher wild duck left for duckera R in anag.; anag. less 0
332NUT-CASEVHCHead needs examination – one has to be put insidenut, a in CSE, & lit.
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCBats 1 and 3 are out of luck getting ducks(l)u(c)k, O,O
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCToken? That chance doth stretch cluers! 
234HOROSCOPISTVHCI’m Scorpio, flighty, needing a crowd around – according to him, perhapsanag. in host & lit.
212SURCINGLESSecondIn securing saddle you need these dead tightcomp. anag. & lit.
1975-1976
195SHILLY-SHALLYFirstScanty clothing producing evil gibe about every wobble!ill in shy + all in shy & lit.
178A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)SecondClown – this one’s maladroit on stagecomp. anag. & lit.
1974-1975
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMy rug, by playings on, gets covered in mud. So what? I’d r/isk it in the wash 
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCHow beheaded pillagers could have been otherwise regardedanag. less h & lit.
1973-1974
88BLOOMERYThirdIt’s full of fire, my bolero dancinganag.
79SLAPSTICKThirdJam sandwiches drinks and custard-pielaps in stick
62SOLITAIRESVHCThey’re unlikely to entertain restoring a rise I lostanag.; ref. pay freeze
1972-1973
43A neologism (Neologisms)VHCGUILTWARDENB
40FANTOCCINIVHCYou can see us in action if, initially, no cord’s brokenanag. incl. n, c & lit.
36CRUSADERVHCCar’s due for overhaul – start replacing tankanag. + r
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1115FLESH-POTTERYVHCKnowing about protest he spoiled life for the richanag. in fly (adj.)
1968-1969
1015HOAR-HEADEDVHCHold a redhead tight? I’m looking past thatho! + anag.
1967-1968
1000THOUSANDVHCHow many shocks so daunt the lead in Hamlet?anag. incl. H
975HALEVHCPerhaps she wrote initially … had a little ewe?first letters & lit. S. J. Hale, Oxf. Dict. Quot.
1965-1966
898POCHARDVHCClose goes after returning catch, for a duckcop (rev.) + hard, advb.
1964-1965
825COACHESVHCCallaghan’s first round hurts conveyances!C o aches; ref. James C., new Chancellor
1963-1964
804DETRUNCATEVHCThe censor does spoil nude art etc.anag.
786METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)VHCPlayboy’s going to ro/t. Cure? In such a spot a shove would kill him!Hove
782SWELLVHCWell up in Society clearly!S well
1962-1963
717STAR-MAN (Misprints)VHCDress smart? It needs an expert on stays!stars; anag. of smart an
1960-1961
642SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)First“What’s in Africa?” s/es Rab (bit cut up and white). “Sauce! We’ll stick to S.A., lad!” 
638BUREAUCRATThirdHere’s a sticky case a curate reformed—he’s found his vocation in the ministry!bur + anag.
621CHASEVHCclue not given [see comments]
1959-1960
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIt’s not re/alising—even in gin her company’s hell—get youtantalising evening
578GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)VHCJock’s mean about the pence—this you must have got wind of!wind; the in gare d
551PITCHERVHCI’m prepared to catch insects—the result of having been bitten in a backward small-town theatre!itch in rep rev.; p. plant
1958-1959
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCThe article lacks balance. Delete it and find something whose meaning is plainbalance; anag. of ar(ti)cle
1957-1958
438MACARONIVHCHe’s a dandy—he’s a rock-hopper—I am roc’ an’ rolling too!anag., 2 defs.
1956-1957
421DOVETAILVHCA joint of this kind is a devil to rentanag. & lit.

 
HCs awarded to F. D. Gardiner
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1992-1993
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  930 SABULOSE
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  869 HOLD-UPS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  849 VISITE
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  831 COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  809 DOLCE VITA
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  740 ESCADRILLE
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  701 BALUSTRADE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
 
1984-1985
  675 CONSTERNATE
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  635 ROSEMARY
 
1983-1984
  615 HISTORIETTE
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  594 DOINGS
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  564 PARAMENT
  559 EMBASE
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  547 GLEEMAN
 
1981-1982
  517 IMMORTELLE
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  486 JUMPED-UP
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  460 SWOOP
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  401 GO-AHEAD
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  384 OUTSPREADING
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  375 SPREATHE
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  306 DICKENS
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  289 AMNESIAC
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  281 DINOCERAS
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  247 FLIVVER
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
 
1975-1976
  183 PICKLE
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1974-1975
  139 PIEPOWDER
  123 SCATTERGOOD
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1080 ANDROMEDA
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  989 GRENADINE
  962 PALING
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  885 GALIMATIAS
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  712 RHEUMATICKY
 
1961-1962
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN
  678 TESSELLATED
  676 TRELLIS (DLM)
  664 MANIPULATE
  656 FIDDLESTICKS
 
1960-1961
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1959-1960
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  571 PESTER
  569 PROPOSAL
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1956-1957
  417 SINECURE
 
1953 (1)
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
  213 LEMONADE
 
1951 (2)
  179 CADRE
  173 HATCHING
  171 SERINGAS
 


Annual Honours record of F. D. Gardiner
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1992-19930 2 4
1991-19920 0 5
1990-19910 0 3
1989-19900 2 5
1988-19890 0 5
1987-19880 1 4
1986-19870 3 5
1985-19860 0 5
1984-19851 (0, 1, 0) 2 3 16
1983-19840 0 4
1982-19830 2 4
1981-19820 1 4
1980-19810 2 7
1979-19800 0 7
1978-19790 3 3
1977-19780 0 7
1976-19771 (0, 1, 0) 2 3 25
1975-19762 (1, 1, 0) 0 2 19
1974-19750 2 2
1973-19742 (0, 0, 2) 1 3 13
1972-19730 3 0
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 0
1969-19700 0 2
1968-19690 1 3
1967-19680 2 4
1966-19670 0 1
1965-19660 1 3
1964-19650 1 2
1963-19640 3 1
1962-19630 1 3
1961-19620 0 5
1960-19612 (1, 0, 1) 1 1 8
1959-19600 3 3
1958-19590 1 4
1957-19580 1 1
1956-19570 1 1
 
1953 (1)0 0 2
 
1951 (2)0 0 3