Clues written by R. Brain
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R. Brain2021173823May 1948Dec 198739y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1985-1986
712PANTOMIME HORSEFirst‘I can appear as thespian or mome,’ articulated stage hackanag.
1984-1985
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCThis set can make gable top securecomp. anag. & lit.
1983-1984
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAzed! Make su/re category details superfluous 
594DOINGSVHCThat chap spells murder to G & S; given role he makes hash of ‘Gondoliers’do in G, S; comp. anag.
1981-1982
495CACOETHESVHCThe endless soccer rioting includes a compulsive viciousnessanag. incl. socce(r)
1979-1980
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)VHCTest bowler (West Indian) by artificial light – a bonce scarersconce-bearer; candle + Holder
1978-1979
340BOOKSIEVHCIt’s OK to be reformed TT and so like Johnsoncomp. anag.; Dr J. and see Pussyfoot in C
1975-1976
187POWDERING-TUBVHCWhere old sweat lost affection, but returned after a making uppowdering + but (rev.)
1972-1973
40FANTOCCINIVHCOne devoted to quintet from Puccini for string performersfan, to (Pu)ccini
Ximenes competitions
1966-1967
935MALAPROPVHCFor her 50 per cent of maladies stay—in the contagious countries?mala(dies) prop; contiguous
920ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI, Ma’am, abe/d, grow stubby without exercise 
911DRAGONVHCAn early bird was saved from this early worm, by George!cryptic def.; arch. mngs.
1965-1966
900PARAMECIA or PAREOEANSVHCYellow people need e.&o.e. after fish before entering answerPareoeans; par e. o.e. + ans; ref. No. 898!
1964-1965
839GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)FirstButler’s wider—a n/ew honour—choice for irony!‘Erewhon’
834CARRIEDVHCTaken by force, Charles briefly tried, beheadedCar. + (t)ried; ref. Charles I
1960-1961
624PSYCHIATER (DLM)VHCIf your cat is hyper-sensitive he must have doctored neurosis. A-Tom powders restore confidence! 
1956-1957
415When the snow lay round about (Anagram)VHCWhat sound ye, tuba, horn? Nowel! 
1949 (2)
116WATERLOOVHCBridge may be a wet card game, but Nap’s damper!water loo, 2 defs.; W. Bridge, defeat of Napoleon
1948 (2)
84SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)ThirdTry this freshly-mixed dry English cocktail, “Short Cut.” Just one if you’re tipsy—to have more would be rashanag. of try this; anag. of English; i.e. ‘single’ pronounced with slur; i.e., shingles
1948 (1)
76VALEDICTORYVHCI can see the old vicar yet, making his farewell addressanag.

 
HCs awarded to R. Brain
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1987-1988
  814 SPOUSAGE
  788 CROW
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
 
1984-1985
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  649 AUSTRALORP
 
1983-1984
  609 LUCKY-BAG
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1974-1975
  135 GABIONADE
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
 
1967-1968
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  829 FAREWELL
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  703 SCAPEMENT
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  647 MADCAP
 
1958-1959
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
  438 MACARONI
 
1948 (2)
  85 SERGEANT
 


Annual Honours record of R. Brain
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1987-19880 0 2
 
1985-19861 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
1984-19850 1 3
1983-19840 2 1
1982-19830 0 1
1981-19820 1 2
1980-19810 0 1
1979-19800 1 0
1978-19790 1 0
1977-19780 0 1
 
1975-19760 1 1
1974-19750 0 2
 
1972-19730 1 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 0 3
 
1967-19680 0 1
1966-19670 3 2
1965-19660 1 3
1964-19651 (1, 0, 0) 1 4
 
1962-19630 0 2
1961-19620 0 2
1960-19610 1 0
 
1958-19590 0 1
1957-19580 0 2
1956-19570 1 0
 
1949 (2)0 1 0
 
1948 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
1948 (1)0 1 0