Clues written by R. A. Mostyn
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R. A. Mostyn34322911139Apr 1953Oct 200148y 6m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1993-1994
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTVHCSeasonal gift from parents (chemistry set), not yet unwrappedcomp. anag.
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCGooch keeps scorer’s pencil busy – shar/pener in constant action! 
1000ONE THOUSANDVHCA milestone for Azed – an ace with puzzling hand-outsone + anag.
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)VHCSharper in playing soccer, a Dark Blue reveals a unique ‘something’anag.; a perse
930SABULOSEVHCIt’s what a beach should be – let’s play boules on itSA + anag.
917HOOLIGANISMVHCI’m lashing out about no-score draw – a feature of soccer crowd behaviour0-0 in anag.
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)VHCHospital caught out in treatment of scarlatina – using unethical medicine?H + anag. less c
1988-1989
866NECTAREOUSThirdMellifluous burlesque raconteuseanag.
1987-1988
818EMBUSQUÉVHCDouble space at front of those awaiting transport – last two left waiting in shelterem bus-que(ue)
1986-1987
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCSee side of café crumbling (the result of rust) – a thin sprinkle disperses in fry-upanag.; anag.
1985-1986
701BALUSTRADEVHCRail, regularly supported, shows a bit of lead in public transport businessa, l in bus trade
1984-1985
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCEiffel Tower, vibrating in high wind, will give, will i/t? I go prone! 
1983-1984
594DOINGSVHCIn U.S., hootnanny is active on Sundaydoing + S
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWhat a splendid kedgeree: pla/ice is spiced to perfection 
559EMBASEVHCBring down last piece of tree decoration about 5th of January – end of Christmase + a, s in MBE
552NOURICE-FEEVHCThis is no cure, I feel left out, feverish – what I’d give for Miss Nightingaleanag. less l
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEThirdRoll over with cry of anguish on face of Eiger – it’s easy to slip onbap (rev.) + ouch + E
506ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCoe stays ahead of outsid/er racing enthusiastically behind him 
491SEVENTY-EIGHTVHCWhat revolutions preceded the Forty Five? (Gie thy events in proper order)anag.
1980-1981
456BALADINEVHCExponent of playful badinage, changing gravity to a bit of laughterl for g in anag. & lit.; buffoon
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCPrecise reproductions, pungent, taken from a photograph (head of self) can bring out irritating blemishes, the heart of caricature about one, possiblyanag. less hot + s; (c)aricatur(e) anag. incl. I
443STEEPLECROWNVHCIn the crew, one slept uneasily – definitely not a boateranag.
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCMotorway sign vandalized (youth involved), causing errorsM1 + lad in anag.
1978-1979
327HEMLOCKVHCThe beginning of the end – small quantity in drink!e, ml in hock & lit.
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)FirstMaud Barker married Eric, Conservative turned Liberalboard marker; m + l for c in Eric
1977-1978
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCHey, why was the Lincoln-green? … Because it saw the ——!i.e. …Morris dance; hey2; types of car
1975-1976
169THUGGEEVHCEnormous cut in either side of throat. Golly! It’s the work of a cut-throathug(e) in t gee
161ANCONVHCWord of animal or human connections: either version could be grazed2 meanings, hidden
1973-1974
53ALEXANDERSVHCA country plant once eaten like celeryA + ex in land ers
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1145GENIPAPFirstIs one of the madder types, to drive back containing strong drinknipa in peg (rev.)
1968-1969
1023CONSOLEVHCThe answer to a difficulty in part of the viewing reception area? A radio setsol. in cone (last mng. but one)
1965-1966
885GALIMATIASVHCDefinition of nonsense—semi-senile monkey language written backwards!ga(-ga) + sai Tamil (all rev.)
1964-1965
817WYLIE-COATSVHCGarments for Scotch lassies in bed; twa lie cosy, entwinedanag.
1963-1964
800Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)FirstMen greet fresh law epoch at Rome 

 
HCs awarded to R. A. Mostyn
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2001-2002
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
 
1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1273 SIPOREX
 
1994-1995
  1165 YAPSTER
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1122 BASILIAN
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1078 KIRBEH
  1061 MAGIC
 
1991-1992
  1030 PASTILLE
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  913 ARCHIBALD
 
1988-1989
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  814 SPOUSAGE
  801 LINCHET
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
  770 HERMITS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  714 MOTE
  709 GINGER
 
1984-1985
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  649 AUSTRALORP
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  607 CARNEY
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  538 INGRAIN
 
1981-1982
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  504 SIMMENTHALER
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  460 SWOOP
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  406 BOIL
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  384 OUTSPREADING
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  340 BOOKSIE
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  276 AMTRACK
  272 MALAGUETTA
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  212 SURCINGLES
 
1975-1976
  200 The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
  190 CASSANDRA
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  152 ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)
  148 BALLYHOO
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
  123 SCATTERGOOD
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  92 BRAINWASH
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
 
1972-1973
  31 KITCHENDOM
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1143 MORGIANA
 
1969-1970
  1093 MARTINET
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  935 MALAPROP
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
 
1964-1965
  847 FRENETICAL
 
1961-1962
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  664 MANIPULATE
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  634 BEDSTEAD
  630 STREAKY
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
 
1958-1959
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
 
1953 (1)
  227 CATEGORIES
 


Annual Honours record of R. A. Mostyn
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2001-20020 0 1
 
1996-19970 0 2
 
1994-19950 0 3
1993-19940 1 3
1992-19930 0 3
1991-19920 2 4
1990-19910 0 3
1989-19900 4 1 21
1988-19891 (0, 0, 1) 0 3
1987-19880 1 4
1986-19870 1 4
1985-19860 1 5
1984-19850 1 5
1983-19840 1 1
1982-19830 3 3
1981-19821 (0, 0, 1) 2 3 19
1980-19810 4 5 21
1979-19800 0 8
1978-19791 (1, 0, 0) 1 6
1977-19780 1 5
1976-19770 0 3
1975-19760 2 5
1974-19750 0 5
1973-19740 1 3
1972-19730 0 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19711 (1, 0, 0) 0 3
1969-19700 0 2
1968-19690 1 1
1967-19680 0 2
1966-19670 0 3
1965-19660 1 0
1964-19650 1 1
1963-19641 (1, 0, 0) 0 0
 
1961-19620 0 2
1960-19610 0 4
 
1958-19590 0 1
 
1953 (1)0 0 1