Clues written by Mrs K. Bissett
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Mrs K. Bissett37113510039Dec 1956Jan 200144y 1mMrs K. Bisset
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2000-2001
1494MARATHONVHCRace such as this is needs stamina – or hospital possibly?comp. anag. incl. H
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA revolver could be a ro/d (a gun) 
1995-1996
1242KNOCKERSVHCSmashing ——? Funny conk and kisser is ignoredanag. less is
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIf it’s lo/wer, could be likened to the one that’s leaning 
1024PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCAlways languishing, showing disturbing signs of ailments – me?SEM(PRE SENT)IMENTAL; anag.
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHCKind of apple such as William might shove into cap has pack initially scrumped?pear-main; anag. incl. s
1989-1990
904VOETGANGERVHCImmature pest – and if abroad with other louts possibly discordant over penninget gang in anag.
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)VHCWanton taking one in place of love is an exotic beguilementa for o in harlot + anag.
1988-1989
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)VHCCleric who’s quite potty? There’s a lot go like thatpetty; anag.
1985-1986
692FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)VHCLighter type of story about Princess – here’s where there’s a fast buck to be madebuck; Di in fib + US
1984-1985
670TURNIP-FLEAVHCOne eating at Savoy may give leap if this one doesi.e. turn ip flea; Savoy cabbage
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)VHCI’ve an anagram serious setter won’t trounce 
649AUSTRALORPVHCWhat may be roast – or pilau, if it’s old oneanag. less o, I, & lit.
1983-1984
603FIGULINEVHCOne in Gulf moulded in Earth’s first clayI in anag. + in E; ref. Omar Khayyam
1982-1983
552NOURICE-FEEVHCEntitlement for one involved in possible cure – in charge of N.H.S. Hospital beds maybeI in anag. in no fee, & lit.
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCA ‘something extra’ craft’s without nowadaysA plus tr(AD)e, & lit.
464SIMKINVHCI’m used to break up a kind of vessel – or launch one?I’m in skin
452DISSENTERISMVHCI’m stressed in cries for reformanag. & lit.
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCSignal with dim light could beanag. & lit.; light = frivolous
1979-1980
379SCYTHEMANVHCPossibly the originator of most hay scentm + anag. & lit.
1978-1979
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)SecondJerk after break?break; 2 meanings & lit.
349ODDCOMESHORTVHCBit of stuff arrives tightly clothed in what’s descriptive of three pieceodd ‘comesh’ ort
332NUT-CASEVHCWith sort of bend for going round, one acts strangelyU for O in anag., & lit.
1977-1978
306DICKENSVHCA mild oath – about wot’s in Hell?c. ken in Dis
289AMNESIACFirstNames I must jot endlesslyanag. + ac(e) & lit. must adj.
1976-1977
229METRICATEVHCWhat we must do to lose inches? That for me becomes difficultme + (in)tricate
1975-1976
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCShewed to Raj a be/nison – would-be future ruler? 
1974-1975
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCMusical waiter creates titter with posewriter; anag.
1972-1973
5SCEUOPHYLAXVHCPuzzled soul with cypher incomplete needing A. and X’s orthodox Greekanag. incl. cyphe(r) + A, X; ’s = is
1ORGIASTVHCI may leave a wanton with one in the ovenr(i)g, I in oast, & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1140CALLOUSVHCHow Katisha did not remain to demand love as beforecall 0 u.s.; ref. Mikado
1967-1968
975HALEVHCI call for an answer on soundi.e. hail, & lit.; ref. quiz-master, Lionel H.
1965-1966
902WINCOPIPEVHCLeads to Percy’s pseudonym—well, not exactly—it’s obsolete in Chambers’s New Editionanag. of initial letters, & lit.; ref. Sir Percy Blakeney, the Scarlet Pimpernel
898POCHARDVHCIs a duck a duck and a fish? There must be a bit of Printer’s Devilry about!0 char in P. D.
1964-1965
843PRISTINEVHCStrip off! It’s not coarse to be topless—just primitive!anag. + (f)ine
1963-1964
760METAMORPHOSEVHCThe Classics Master’s after a butterfly! Sexy? Not half! Has to make a pass!meta (Gr.) Morpho se(xy)
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCStanding by er/k—being picked-up!Piccadilly Circus

 
HCs awarded to Mrs K. Bissett
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2000-2001
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1997-1998
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1346 PHARISEE
 
1996-1997
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1220 CASSANDRA
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1181 SLADE
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1126 CHEATERY
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1108 GREEN
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1030 PASTILLE
  1013 ALVEARY
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  982 ALMANAC
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  934 LACE-UPS
  926 NERD
  917 HOOLIGANISM
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  849 VISITE
 
1987-1988
  801 LINCHET
 
1986-1987
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
 
1985-1986
  714 MOTE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  635 ROSEMARY
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  609 LUCKY-BAG
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  486 JUMPED-UP
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1979-1980
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
 
1978-1979
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  327 HEMLOCK
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  298 NOSER
 
1976-1977
  225 VALETA
 
1975-1976
  183 PICKLE
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  127 FRITHSOKEN
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
  79 SLAPSTICK
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
  66 NONSENSE
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  40 FANTOCCINI
  36 CRUSADER
  18 EPIGONE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1145 GENIPAP
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
 
1968-1969
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  993 JONATHAN
 
1966-1967
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  935 MALAPROP
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  916 DIAPASON
 
1965-1966
  900 PARAMECIA or PAREOEANS
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
 
1964-1965
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  847 FRENETICAL
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  825 COACHES
  821 SOMERSET
 
1963-1964
  764 SHIMMY-SHAKE
 
1960-1961
  638 BUREAUCRAT
 
1957-1958
  469 DAISY
 
1956-1957
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs K. Bissett
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2000-20010 2 1
1999-20000 0 2
 
1997-19980 0 2
1996-19970 0 1
1995-19960 1 2
1994-19950 0 4
1993-19940 0 6
1992-19930 0 5
1991-19920 3 6
1990-19910 0 4
1989-19900 2 4
1988-19890 1 3
1987-19880 0 1
1986-19870 0 2
1985-19860 1 2
1984-19850 3 4
1983-19840 1 1
1982-19830 1 3
1981-19820 0 5
1980-19810 4 0 21
1979-19800 1 1
1978-19791 (0, 1, 0) 2 4 15
1977-19781 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
1976-19770 1 1
1975-19760 1 1
1974-19750 1 3
1973-19740 0 5
1972-19730 2 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 2
 
1968-19690 0 2
1967-19680 1 2
1966-19670 0 5
1965-19660 2 2
1964-19650 1 5
1963-19640 1 1
 
1961-19620 1 0
1960-19610 0 1
 
1957-19580 0 1
1956-19570 0 1