Clues written by E. S. Ainley
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E. S. Ainley69210576281Aug 1947Jul 197830y 11mE. S. AinIey
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1978-1979
327HEMLOCKVHCMarge with jam on: a deadly diethem + lock; marge = margin
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1076NEFAST (Misprints)VHCIn recurrent riots, a Fenian’s hideouthideous; hidden rev.; ref. Irish troubles 1969
1967-1968
1000THOUSANDVHCM. & S. full-length shift, revealing the figure of todaythou + S shifted before and
1958-1959
504LEAD-LINEVHCFollowing precedent, I leave stuff behind: I sound like a plumber!lead line2 (vb.= stuff); sound3
1954 (2)
316BATHROOMVHCclue not given
302MARTINVHCSwallow a cocktail? Not I! Gin and lime can be my ruin!Martin(i); ref. Mediterranean practice of trapping songbirds with lime traps
300COCCOThirdFare at Christmas or Easter—two codsheads: I’m mildly surprised about thatc,c in coo!; C. and E. Islands; same, 30 pacer
297CONTRAPUNTALVHCContralto wanting to set about a lay, and getting the tones mixed upa punt3 in contral(to); lay1,4 = bet, song
287MANCHESTERVHCYou need macs there badly (place in the north).N in anag., & lit.
285PARALYSESThirdWilts is a sparsely populated (old-world) antithesis of Bucksanag., 2 defs.; populated (obs) = devastated
1954 (1)
281SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)VHCScenes in which even seconds aren’t needed, but smart blows arescenes; sc(ene s) + raps, & lit.; boxing seconds
279CRYPTOGRAMVHCDark affair that you need a key to: proceed the wrong way and—mess-upcrypt + go mar (each rev.), & lit.
265THERMAEVHCPlurality of warm spring suits, obtainable from the Shop before the end of the Salethe + RMA + e; Royal Military Academy (Sandhurst), known as ‘the Shop’
1953 (2)
257PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)VHCVery light construction is but one feature of this craftVery light = flare
253DERATIONVHC“I dare not” be damned—to —— absolutely! That’s resolution, by George!anag. & lit.; ref. Gwilym Lloyd George, Food Minister, and end of e.g. sweet rationing in 1953
247VAMPIREVHCWithout hot blood of some sort, I just have to make dovamp + ire, & lit.
245GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)VHCWhat entrances Miss Connolly makes, wearing white! Her air is lofty and so quiet—a divinity—a neat little number!Mo in glaur: so p Ra no.; ref. Maureen ‘Little Mo’ C., tennis player; glaur = glair in contemporary ed. of C.
243LODESTARVHCMakes bearings comprehensible by rough old marineranag. + E, S + tar, & lit.
241MANDOLINEVHCNot the woman to play the chit in Balalaika—not quite! Too stringy and round-backed!man, do (= act), line (= short letter, chit); B., play and film
235ASPHETERISMVHCA doctrine, in the Times phrase, quite repugnant to proprietyanag. & lit.; p. = ownership
233SAWDUSTSecondChild’s fretting may lead to this—spotted, dispirited condition—on the carpet—and mother having to beat itsaw dust; i.e. fretwork
1953 (1)
231PREAMBLEVHCCurried lamb, with garnishing to taste—before, a Melba, frappé—might make oneanag. in pree, pre + anag., & lit.
227CATEGORIESVHCSee the highest classes—thinker, monarch, writer—all absorbed in Tit-bits!ego, R, I, in cates; popular magazine
223MELODRAMEVHCYou may find me out of date, complicated, and strongly flavoured (very), with a comfortable endingme + anag. of old + ram + e, & lit. [see comments]
217DEPOSITVHCLay up or down—or one inside the otherepos in dit1, & lit.
215BUCKFASTLEIGHVHCHunt chasing stag (or dashing fellow!) may be seen about near herefast2 (archaic) in buck1 Leigh & lit.; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b.1784; Dartmoor Hunt
213LEMONADEVHCA change from ale and the demon rumanag. & lit.; rum, adj.
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERVHCHere a miscellany of types might take the consequences of petty infractionspie2 powder & lit.; i.e. small particles
204ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI think our P./M.’s 76 (about)—not too much for a good fight!pro’s term’s 7/6 a bout
1952 (1)
191DENIGRATEVHCThe C in C.’s retired—ordered rest—run downanag. of (C)entigrade
189SALTIREVHCThat spunky gal with the old-fashioned dress—piquancy and passion are ordinary, you’ll find, in her.Sal + tire3; salt + ire; heraldic mng. of ordinary (n.); her. =  heraldry; ref. song ‘Pollywollydoodle’
185STOUTThirdButler can make me a charge for glasses, but a bob to get a tonic—that’s rather thick!s to ut1 (see tonic), 2 defs.; ref. Wm. Butler & Co.’s stout, and spectacle prescription charges, continued under R.A. Butler’s Chancellorship
184MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)VHCCranial expansion? My wig expands with you! State size, & if extremely bald. Easy terms. Ed. Swellyn Products, Ayr 
1951 (2)
174ANACREONTICSVHCFree compositions of transoceanic provenanceanag.
171SERINGASSecondCut, they produce a sort of resin coagulated with (e.g.) smokeanag. of resin + gas, & lit.
1951 (1)
164NEWTONVHCDealt with light subjects with force and gravity in the modern stylenew, ton; ref. N.’s theory of light/law of gravity
162TITANESSSecondYou may consider 10 ATS is her rough equivalentanag. of ten ATS is, & lit.; ATS = female soldiers
159SPANIELVHCA pleasin’ creature—to shootin’ typesanag., creature = something created; spaniel = fawning person/gun dog
158RATINGVHCOne can get one through larking about … one can!tin in rag2 & lit.
156LAVEROCKVHCI’m up early so often carol singing I must have rest and quiet nowlave2, rock2, i.e. rock baby to quieten
1950 (2)
151OPEN-SESAMEVHCThey make a charming entrée, plain sausage skins doopen + s, e + same; do3 = ditto
149DOMESTICVHCSemi-D.T. with company, altogether so in privateanag. incl. Co.
143LAMPREYSecondFifty-one, m’sieur, impair means a sucker on the rocks!L a M. prey; ref. roulette
139HECATOMBVHCThis is of cardinal importance, leading a hundred to a grave conclusionHE C a tomb, & lit.; sacrifice of 100 cattle (Brewer)
135STRIPPEDThirdPinstriped 3-piece, quite unsuited for bathing, etc.i.e. p in striped
1950 (1)
130MODERNVHCDoes custom prevent sailors getting fresh?mode RN; prevent = precede
122LEATHERVHCThere’s a snag in the real material heIl for it’s excessively scorchinganag.; pause before and after m.
1949 (2)
113CRICKETERSecondWill he have muscle trouble when the net’s turn next comes?crick + rete (rev.), & lit.
109PERIVHCWhen a soft answer has turned away wrath, the spirit is composedp + ire (rev.); Proverbs 15:1
108HACKNEYVHCG.P.—Gee, what a kick I get over Bevan’s discomfiture!hack + anag. of ‘Nye’ (Bevan); GP = General-Purpose
107STRAMASHVHCWhat’s Scotch to do with mother’s interrupting the stag party being taken the wrong way?ma’s in harts (rev.)
105SMITHEREENSVHCMeddle with mines and there’s the result!anag. & lit.
1949 (1)
102ARCHIMEDESVHCWhen ill-gotten riches made up his screw the liquor flowed freelyanag.; A.’s screw; pause before “up”; screw = wages
101BARRACKSThirdHow the public receives rabbits!bar racks and lit.; rack8
99SCARABEEVHCA flier, in form, a real gem! (Remark about a 100 to one National horse)c Arab in See!; scarab jewel
95SPOONERVHCIn his own way, a misser of busses?cryptic def.; busser of misses
1948 (2)
91CRETONNEVHCFor Casement—Hanging and Drawing or The Chair? (Fancy printing such stuff!)cryptic def.; ref. Roger C., Irish Republican executed 1916
90ROTHERVHCTake a second flower from a Sussex spring roser other; River R.
89SEASONVHCTime and Tide’s no revolutionary!sea’s + no (rev.)
88BRISTOLFirstHere Lot’s misguided wife turned round to seeanag. of rib + Lot’s (rev.); episcopal see
87SISKINVHCSliced? Bob’s your uncle, perhaps—with a close run-up—you’ll get a birdies is kin; s = shilling
85SERGEANTFirstSort of reagents most sensitive to inert forcesanag.; i.e. lazy soldiers
81CHARADEVHCHad, if careless, a setter’s way of worrying settees!anag. incl. care; c. used in clues
1948 (1)
77MAROONVHCclue missing
76VALEDICTORYVHCHail? Certainly not—though it does take place in a very cold spellanag. of it a very cold
75PETROLEUSESVHCThey made illuminated public addresses (Paris, 1871; see Proust, Le —— retrouvé)anag. of see Proust Le; ref. ‘Le temps r.’
68ANTIGROPELOSVHCRain-leg-poots, look you? Not quite; rain-leg-boots? Yesanag.; Welsh pronunciation
1947 (2)
64GLASTONBURYVHCWhere, traditionally, falls not hail or rain or any snow, or any gust bl—— wrong!anag.; ref. Tennyson, ‘Morte d’Arthur’
58ECLIPSEVHCFacile princeps, or could be, with Carp Fin (like the rest) nowhereanag. minus anag. of Carp Fin.; “E. first and the rest nowhere”; E. was an unbeaten racehorse painted by Stubbs

 
HCs awarded to E. S. Ainley
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1976-1977
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1968-1969
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
 
1960-1961
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
 
1958-1959
  508 CUMBERGROUND
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1954 (2)
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  304 ORLEANS
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  277 PRODIGALLY
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  273 COUSIN
  269 ASCENT
  267 TRADE
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
  261 DECANTER
  259 AGANIPPE
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  249 BALM
  237 BASTINADE
 
1953 (1)
  229 MASCOT
  225 TOUCHSTONES
  219 SOCIALIST
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  203 WEATHERS
  202 SPALPEEN
  194 KNOWLEDGE BOX
 
1952 (1)
  188 Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)
  187 GROWLER
  186 ASHMOLEAN
  183 SAUSAGES
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  179 CADRE
  173 HATCHING
  172 GARNISHER
  169 HOUSE
 
1951 (1)
  163 LORICATE
  160 RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
 
1950 (1)
  128 AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)
  118 MARAVEDI
 
1949 (2)
  116 WATERLOO
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  112 SHEET (DLM)
  110 LEVIGATE
 
1949 (1)
  104 STARE (Printer’s Devilry)
  103 MOSES
  98 HUMERI
  97 NESTOR
  96 INTERLOCK
  92 PARTRIDGE
 
1948 (2)
  86 ODOMETER
  82 CURARE
  80 GONERIL
 
1948 (1)
  67 SURFEIT (DLM)
 
1947 (2)
  62 HERCULES
 


Annual Honours record of E. S. Ainley
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1978-19790 1 0
 
1976-19770 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 1 0
1968-19690 0 1
1967-19680 1 0
 
1965-19660 0 1
 
1960-19610 0 1
 
1958-19590 1 2
 
1954 (2)2 (0, 0, 2) 4 3 3
1954 (1)0 3 9
1953 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 7 4 2
1953 (1)0 6 6 6
1952 (2)0 2 4
1952 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 8
1951 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1951 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 4 2 6
1950 (2)2 (0, 1, 1) 3 1 7
1950 (1)0 2 2
1949 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 4 4 4
1949 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 3 6 7
1948 (2)2 (2, 0, 0) 5 3 1
1948 (1)0 4 1 7
1947 (2)0 2 1