Clues written by Cdr H. H. L. Dickson
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Cdr H. H. L. Dickson63675011876Jan 1946Jan 197832y 0mCdr Dickson
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCHostess might suggest these, having had races disastrouslyanag.
135GABIONADEVHCFaulty big end; ring A.A. It’s no insurance against a charge, these daysanag. incl O
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCLiable to be suspended? Possible result of slag pile rowanag.
1972-1973
40FANTOCCINIVHCIf coin can’t fiddle it, we must have string-pullersanag.
27VINEGARVHCGarvin English perhapsanag. incl. E, & lit; ref. J. L. G., editor of the Observer
23SCLERODERMICVHCR. M. cleric does, perhaps, like leathernecksanag.
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCMount Ararat thrilled a skipper; less rain helped him 
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1154CLARIONETFirstI only want a blow and there’s blood around in about a roundO in in, all in claret
1110IMPERSONATEVHCIn a different way permeations get into the skin of the subjectanag.
1968-1969
1032TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMy good resolution was ale, n/ightly approved by the vicar 
1966-1967
945OBLITERATEVHCPractically blot out, repeat, blot outanag. of blo(t) + iterate
907SORITES (Misprints)VHCA cautious question such as “What is the result when situations contain an alternative?”captious; or in sites
1965-1966
890DEBENTUREVHCIt is a drawback to live in a false setbe in denture; drawback = refund of duty
878ENTOMOSTRACAVHCLower Form shrimps, perhaps, from Eton, untidy and nearly all worthlessanag. + most raca
1963-1964
800Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)VHCRome was then the place of merger 
786METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAsk a politician x questions and you’ll get the sa/p on sex (Times) 
760METAMORPHOSEVHCWhat transformers do, to ampere-ohms, perhapsanag.
1958-1959
519RIDICULE (DLM)VHCW. a terribly U, idle, rich schoolboy and chaff?
One needs fags, the other feeds nags
 
500MOTHERS-IN-LAWThirdThey become ours automatically when we marry; what’s more, most of the linen comes from themanag. of what’s more lin(en), & lit.
1957-1958
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)VHCThe fog encircling us produces it in many though possibly not in the massdog; anag.
1956-1957
415When the snow lay round about (Anagram)VHCAbdul won. Where’s Anthony? Out?ref. A. Nasser, A. Eden, Suez
412SERVIETTEVHCIn very non-U circles it protects, roughly, vest, tie and a bit of the trousersanag. incl. (trous)er(s), & lit.
404POLENTAVHCNo plate so concocted could compare with Scotch spaghetti!anag.; i.e. Italian porridge
390HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCPoor old dear can’t s/ight your legs: don’t like standing 
386CLEITHRALVHC100% of the rich all live in such a house: 90% could build itanag. less h, & lit.
1955-1956
377MALISONVHCWith the whole Mohammedan world seething, no backing could result in all sorts of troubleanag. of Islam + no (rev.); ref. tensions in Egypt, etc.
1954 (2)
325MARRYINGVHCThere’s more to it than putting the ring on a girl; it needs a change of hearti.e. y,r swapped in Mary ring, & lit.
304ORLEANSVHCThe Germans attacked it in 1870, so the French ran in disorderanag. incl. le; ref. Franco-Prussian War
293CABVHCThere’s nearly three pints there, but I’m for keeping the driver dry2 mngs.
1954 (1)
281SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)SecondTwo reasons pubs need chuckers-outpubs; cryptic def.; i.e. for fights and food waste
277PRODIGALLYThirdThe modern state behaves like this child who knows too much about everythingall in prodigy; ref. the Welfare State
1953 (2)
253DERATIONVHCWe hope Lloyd George will soon damn near do it.anag. & lit.; ref. Gwilym Lloyd George, Food Minister
251UNMETHODICALFirstAll over the place, though not like a doctor doing the roundstho’ in unmedical, & lit.
241MANDOLINEVHCPluckable? Yes, a fellow to swindle to the limitman do line; pluck = swindle
237BASTINADEVHCIn short, I had an upset with Cook about the batter on the solesanag. of I’d an in baste
1953 (1)
229MASCOTVHCI’m nuts about the Colonel and the regiment is nuts about meCO in mast2
213LEMONADEVHCAn article in a French paper is sometimes sparkling and still occasionally juicya in Le Monde; sparkling & still L.
1952 (2)
199HONESTYVHCBees make the most of this floweri.e. hone(st)y
195WALLABASFirstBy degrees the feller gets us downwalla, BAs, & lit.
1952 (1)
192WATSONVHCWas not, one might infer, the recipient of an elementary educationanag.; “Elementary, my dear W.”
189SALTIRESecondRate is very ragged, around fifty, and both strokes are leaning sideways!L in anag. of rate is; ref. cross on saltire, and rowing
1951 (1)
164NEWTONVHCModern heavy-weight; he early discovered why bodies fallnew, ton; ref. N.’s law of gravity; boxing
162TITANESSVHCOf outstanding size and strength, it should be planted with an edging of characterit, an in Tess; ref. T. of the d’Urbervilles
155LYTERIANVHCCuring cancer? Bevan trial may so resultanag. of Nye trial; ref. Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, Min. of Health
1950 (2)
151OPEN-SESAMESecondThe only way to defeat the slam when there is no means of entry in the handcryptic def.; bridge
149DOMESTICFirstCapped many years ago, but can still make them breakcryptic def.; maid’s cap, cricket
135STRIPPEDVHCWith no honours South came down by a trickS tripped
1950 (1)
126RASPBERRYFirstA Lloyd George product lately received by his successors2 mngs; Ll.G., popular variety of r.; ref. poor result for Liberals in 1950 Gen. Election
1949 (2)
114TAPPIT-HENVHCWhisky Galore. Begin with apt wreck; many confused types then followanag. + pi then; ref. 1949 film
112SHEET (DLM)VHCWall Street Shaken—Turnover Large—Cotton Piece Goods Up 
105SMITHEREENSVHCPossible result of the Sappers’ minesanag. of the RE’s mines, & lit.
1949 (1)
99SCARABEEVHCSouth, with ace bare, upset East’s completion of the contractanag. incl. S; scarab used as seal
92PARTRIDGEFirstCartoonist of Der Tag. May he rest in peaceanag. of Der Tag, RIP; ref. Sir Bernard P. died 1945
1948 (2)
81CHARADEVHCThe problem is hard without the ace: play may provide solutionanag. of hard ace
80GONERILSecondBedevilled girl with half a throneanag. incl. (thr)one, and Lit.
1947 (2)
65PIVOTVHCDepend upon it, a cup of tea about four is not enoughIV in pot
57THEORBOSThirdDouble-necked, not treble; just as well, as they might be both soreanag.; bass instruments
56SHEEP-RUNVHCIf one may use puns here, this is where to find 12’s 47s”anag.; Lamb’s Tales, tails; ref. puzzle solutions
54SPONGEVHCNaturally without issue on earthsp on Ge, & lit.; i.e. sea creature
1947 (1)
47GLOCKENSPIELVHCYou may get sick of this instrument and its long peelanag. of sick, long, peel
1946 (2)
39GNATHICVHCHang it, chaps! Barring accidents it could be the making of youanag. less haps, & lit.; chaps = cheeks
1945 (2)
20NIERSTEINERVHCWine manufacturer takes one over the eight and retiresanag. of nine, retires
15ARRANGESVHCO for the rest of the blade to make fruit of sortso for ar (i.e. o-ar) makes oranges

 
HCs awarded to Cdr H. H. L. Dickson
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1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  298 NOSER
  294 HUMECT
  276 AMTRACK
 
1976-1977
  221 PADDY-WHACK
 
1975-1976
  200 The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1973-1974
  92 BRAINWASH
  88 BLOOMERY
  79 SLAPSTICK
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
  36 CRUSADER
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1145 GENIPAP
  1140 CALLOUS
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1969-1970
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1036 CORONETED
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
  980 OMNIBUSES
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
 
1964-1965
  843 PRISTINE
  825 COACHES
 
1963-1964
  796 STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)
  769 PENNY
  764 SHIMMY-SHAKE
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
  725 SILENUS
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  703 SCAPEMENT
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  634 BEDSTEAD
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  571 PESTER
  569 PROPOSAL
 
1958-1959
  490 CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
  464 STRAWED
  443 HALF-SEAS-OVER
 
1956-1957
  421 DOVETAIL
  417 SINECURE
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
  369 BERET
  364 HELLEBORE
  360 WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)
  347 TELEVISOR
  338 SHE-ASS
  334 CHEROOT
 
1954 (2)
  302 MARTIN
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  291 APAGOGE
 
1954 (1)
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  273 COUSIN
  271 TRIPLET
  269 ASCENT
  267 TRADE
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  227 CATEGORIES
  217 DEPOSIT
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  203 WEATHERS
  200 ACCOUNT
  197 SCALES
 
1952 (1)
  193 TRADUCER
  190 CHEQUERS
  187 GROWLER
 
1951 (2)
  174 ANACREONTICS
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  160 RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)
  157 ORANGE
  156 LAVEROCK
 
1950 (2)
  152 SEA-LION
  150 CAPILLAMENTS
  148 FILIBUSTER
  147 GATHER
 
1950 (1)
  128 AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)
  122 LEATHER
  119 UMBLE-PIE
 
1949 (2)
  109 PERI
  107 STRAMASH
 
1949 (1)
  101 BARRACKS
  100 Word containing ADDING
  97 NESTOR
  96 INTERLOCK
 
1948 (2)
  89 SEASON
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  83 BUDAPEST
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
  74 DEODAR
 
1947 (2)
  59 TAME
 


Annual Honours record of Cdr H. H. L. Dickson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1977-19780 0 3
1976-19770 0 1
1975-19760 0 3
1974-19750 3 2
1973-19740 0 3
1972-19730 4 2 17
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19711 (1, 0, 0) 1 5
1969-19700 0 6
1968-19690 1 4
1967-19680 0 3
1966-19670 2 3
1965-19660 2 1
1964-19650 0 2
1963-19640 3 3
1962-19630 0 6
1961-19620 0 1
1960-19610 0 3
1959-19600 0 4
1958-19591 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
1957-19580 1 5
1956-19570 5 3 8
1955-19560 1 7
1954 (2)0 3 3
1954 (1)2 (0, 1, 1) 0 6 14
1953 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 9
1953 (1)0 2 4
1952 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 1 3
1952 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1951 (2)0 0 2
1951 (1)0 3 3
1950 (2)2 (1, 1, 0) 1 4 10
1950 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 3
1949 (2)0 3 2
1949 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 1 4
1948 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1948 (1)0 0 2
1947 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 3 1 8
1947 (1)0 1 0
1946 (2)0 1 0
1945 (2)0 2 0