Clues written by W. H. Pegram
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W. H. Pegram43343610150Sep 1957Dec 198831y 3m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1987-1988
788CROWVHCAs a child, utter joy it was to crack nuts3 mngs.
1986-1987
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCSizzling heat? Sprinklin’ freely, a ton of fodder is free from leaf blight?anag.; C of feed is ease
740ESCADRILLEVHCAircraft involved in Celle raids?anag. & lit.; German town
1984-1985
657SILLY-BILLYFirstCharlie, doting on William?silly billy, & lit., ref. Prince Charles
1982-1983
543STAYING POWERVHCForcefulness one’s seen in rugged rowing typesa in anag., & lit.
1980-1981
452DISSENTERISMVHCTed Heath’s outburst? Almost made, I sense, Mrs T wilddi(d) + anag.
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn a gale, riding tandem’s very hard, but cyc/lone, it’s impossible 
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCDeceptive: dodging M. Ali’s punch?anag. + ding
1979-1980
419RAMILLIESVHCA new serial about military battle dress?mil. in anag.
410CUL-DE-SACVHCFalsely accused learner appears in court?anag. incl. L
1978-1979
362SEA-SOLDIERVHCWhat makes one jolly? Light ale does sir!anag.
1977-1978
301TROLLOPISHVHCThe type a Soho trip’ll rouse?anag. & lit.
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCCleared or fined by beakbeau; anag.
276AMTRACKVHCIt could be on the Main Road or on the main?a-M track
1976-1977
249RUDOLPH THE REINDEERSecondTined helper our herd teased?anag. & lit.
243OLYMPICVHCConcerning games there’s nothing an old dog needs to gather (almost)0 lym pic(k)
234HOROSCOPISTVHCOne who has many a worried Scorpio at heartanag. in host & lit.
221PADDY-WHACKVHCIt’s very private in Aberdeen – could be why Dad’s in Paisley?anag. in pack3; Ian P.
1975-1976
187POWDERING-TUBVHCButchered pig: wert bound to end up in itanag. & lit.
161ANCONVHCOne trick we all have up our sleevesan con
1974-1975
139PIEPOWDERVHCStreet-walker? Kind of tart we drop if pesteredpie1 + anag.
127FRITHSOKENVHCSanctuary’s needed badly for this recurrent depressionanag. + nek (rev.)
123SCATTERGOODVHCSort to cadge when broke?anag. & lit.
105Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)SecondRole clear, how he laboured over an animal-carrying boat 
1973-1974
84MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)VHCGiddiness troubling gomeril is unfortunate ailment – need MO badlyanag.; ill + anag.
1972-1973
45NEMORALVHCBelonging to an orange grove? Strangely the answer’s a lemon, right?anag. incl. r
23SCLERODERMICVHCComic errs: led astray with corny material?anag.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1154CLARIONETVHCIt’s a real tonic rambling in the woodsanag.
1127TRAYBITVHCTommy’s first period dress part in “Half A Sixpence”T(ommy) ray4 bit; ref. musical starring T. Steele
1969-1970
1089ENCLOISTERThirdRigged elections take place behind locked doorsanag. + r
1968-1969
1019DISCORD (Misprints)VHCWar is hell, the end of logic, a point long forgottenjar; Dis + (logi)c + ord
1967-1968
989GRENADINEFirstPineapple rings in syrupin in grenade
971MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)VHCTurn out in dull kind of type (early Pica type) a short story—one unusually decent about lovego in mat2 + pie; a + anag. incl. O
1965-1966
864PATERNALVHCJust like a father! He learnt differently!i.e. pa + anag.
1964-1965
843PRISTINEVHCI’m original: I strip after teasing, not beforeanag. + ne (obs.)
825COACHESVHCThey take tourists for a ride with under-the-counter magazines about love!0 in caches, i.e. illegal arms
1963-1964
773FIT-OUTVHCReady? Go! Or gang!fit1 (adj.) + out!; gang1, n.
1962-1963
730ARCH-PIRATESecondOne was the creation of Barrie (Capt. Hook), but you don’t need the book for that!anag. of (b)arriecapth(ook), & lit.
703SCAPEMENTFirstI’m very close to the verge: a false step can put me in!me in anag.; verge of clock
1960-1961
626WOMAN-TIREDVHCThis blasted word meant I was hen pecked!anag.
621CHASEVHCRush hour in the tube for example!h in case, & lit.
1959-1960
564SHE-BEARVHCHere’s a Brownie-leader with a difference—her pack’s all cubs!cryptic def.
551PITCHERVHCOne who has a constant desire to get within Petticoat Lane’s limits and take!itch in P,e + r., & lit.; ref. market stalls

 
HCs awarded to W. H. Pegram
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1988-1989
  866 NECTAREOUS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
 
1987-1988
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  814 SPOUSAGE
  801 LINCHET
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  709 GINGER
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  688 CUCURBITAL
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  675 CONSTERNATE
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  590 MINEVER
  585 FLABELLIFORM
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  559 EMBASE
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  547 GLEEMAN
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  495 CACOETHES
  486 JUMPED-UP
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  464 SIMKIN
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  401 GO-AHEAD
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  332 NUT-CASE
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
 
1977-1978
  298 NOSER
 
1976-1977
  225 VALETA
  216 SCANTITY
 
1975-1976
  190 CASSANDRA
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
  146 CHARADES
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  97 TREBUCHET
  75 GROCETERIA
  66 NONSENSE
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  36 CRUSADER
  18 EPIGONE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1093 MARTINET
  1091 WENCESLAS
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
 
1967-1968
  993 JONATHAN
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  933 COTTABUS
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  900 PARAMECIA or PAREOEANS
  885 GALIMATIAS
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  873 VETERANS
 
1964-1965
  847 FRENETICAL
  817 WYLIE-COATS
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
 
1963-1964
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  780 NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  717 STAR-MAN (Misprints)
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  664 MANIPULATE
 
1960-1961
  634 BEDSTEAD
 
1959-1960
  569 PROPOSAL
  555 JURYWOMAN
 
1958-1959
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  521 SOUP
  517 CAROTID
  504 LEAD-LINE
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
  451 MEGAPODE
 


Annual Honours record of W. H. Pegram
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1988-19890 0 2
1987-19880 1 4
1986-19870 2 0
1985-19860 0 5
1984-19851 (1, 0, 0) 0 5
1983-19840 0 4
1982-19830 1 7
1981-19820 0 3
1980-19810 3 6
1979-19800 2 3
1978-19790 1 5
1977-19780 3 0
1976-19771 (0, 1, 0) 3 2 17
1975-19760 2 2
1974-19751 (0, 1, 0) 3 3 17
1973-19740 1 6
1972-19730 2 4
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 2 4
1969-19701 (0, 0, 1) 0 3
1968-19690 1 2
1967-19681 (1, 0, 0) 1 2
1966-19670 0 5
1965-19660 1 5
1964-19650 2 3
1963-19640 1 3
1962-19632 (1, 1, 0) 0 1 19
1961-19620 0 2
1960-19610 2 1
1959-19600 2 2
1958-19590 0 4
1957-19580 0 2