Clues written by Mrs E. McFee
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Mrs E. McFee7129608782Dec 1956Apr 197316y 4mMrs E. McFee (Rhos-on-Sea):
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1972-1973
23SCLERODERMICVHCCase-hardened? Has what it takes to plot Colder crimesanag.
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCMount Ararat – skipper led ship here – animals thrilled 
10LINGERIEVHCSlips, for instance, must become bigger fish before swallowing oneling + I in ere; slip = small sole / undergarment
5SCEUOPHYLAXVHCTo break up holy cups with axe would upset himanag. & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1140CALLOUSVHCTo be unfeeling about almost everything goes with a warped soulc al(l) + anag.: to = in order to
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)VHCRooster’s about and active—something that disturbs a sleeperroister; c. a. rouser
1110IMPERSONATESecondPrimate with nose that’s peculiar to apeanag.
1969-1970
1097PANTOPHAGISTVHCPapa’s got thin—that’s odd in one whose diet is unrestrictedanag.
1084ANGEL-FOODVHCTry raising money in an historic tax to see what Boston tea-party could put downoof (rev.) in an geld
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCCatch an Opie needing reframing? You might, hereanag., & lit.; John O., painter
1045SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)ThirdDo in the Doctor, cry leaders of Student Power, burning to make use of a cleaverut1 in MOH; S P lit; ref. protests against LSE Director, Dr W. Adams
1019DISCORD (Misprints)VHCFor terrific glamour, I’d back Dors, leader of curvaceous wigglingclamour; I’d (rev.) + anag. incl. c; ref. Diana D.
1015HOAR-HEADEDVHCStop golden about the pate? Not if you’re like thishoa + head in red, & lit.
1967-1968
1002PILLAGEVHCYou could see the leaders of lamented Aldwych gang in Tons of Money—and Plunderl, a, g in pile; ref. farces, R. Lynn, T. Walls, etc.
993JONATHANVHCUncle Sam keeps a woolly hat on in Januaryanag. in Jan
984Word containing a first name (Anonymous)VHCGenus of fish-like creatures long found in fossil resinPT-ERIC-HTHYS; Ambler, author; L in amber
958DRY MEASUREVHCA cab? My dear, that’s extravagant, without a doubtanag. + sure; cab2
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)SecondAshes as li/es hot may be put into the nearest bunker 
949BROWSINGVHCEating sprouts from tip of butter-knife is wrong, quite wrongb + anag.
945OBLITERATEThirdTo remove traces of boil treat end of nose with new make-upanag. + e
941HYPODERMICVHCThis drug can produce morbid depression, perturbed Medical Officer criedhyp + anag. incl. MO; hyp = hypochondria
935MALAPROPVHCShe’s played in comedy, the reverse of a hit before making a come-back in Softly, Softlya lam (rev). + or (rev.) in p,p; ref. TV drama series
933COTTABUSVHCIn an Aegean island mockery of a butt was a pastime of Greek youthsanag. in Cos
929AMPHITHEATREThirdGallery’ll produce a rude epithet—“ham”—about the first sign of rant.a + r in anag.
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCI’m upset—bob needed in meter: I take off people—scrounge—equivalent of five shillings in silverI’m (rev.) + s. in meter; écu in plate
916DIAPASONVHCIt’s a travesty of Aïda—Pons appearing in bass partanag.; ref. Juan P., baritone
1965-1966
894WITENAGEMOTVHCMoot point gets a meeting excited and ’eatedW + anag.+ ’ot
890DEBENTUREVHCBond’ll be seen behaving naughtily in “Nude with Beret”anag.
884MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWaiter gave evidence of itching—pal/e—ached for his tip 
882SNAPDRAGONVHCCold spell to continue. Bed’s the place for me—I’ll come out in summersnap drag on
878ENTOMOSTRACAVHCNear a thousand in spurious notes? Worthless! We may well be on the rocksto (= near) M in anag. + raca
868DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)VHCMonkey’s darned ill—a scratch, perhaps: a monkey must eat nothing with pointsanag.; 0 in tup + E, E; scratch wig
860CORSAGEVHCTo pinch swag there’s the gang, appearing in a bodysag in core2
1964-1965
856RODOMONTADEThirdTo add more on, fancifully, is to shoot a lineanag.
834CARRIEDFirstBore will give the reverse of a short account—and what could be drier!a/c (rev.) + anag.
821SOMERSETVHCA catherine-wheel is something that’s seen in various English stores around the fifth of November(Nove)m(ber) in anag. incl. E; s. = somersault
812ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)VHCSudden discomposure of brat imbibing effervescent barley-water—in the sherbet is an emeticup in anag.; hidden; up = effervescent
808WAGONERSecondWhat’s improper or new about topless dress in Hollywood? It’s O.K. for this group of Stars(r)ag, (US sl.), in anag.; ref. constellation Auriga
1963-1964
804DETRUNCATEVHCCut results from piece of wood getting stuck in blasted denture!cat1 in anag.
800Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)VHCHero gets crown—ample fame there! 
786METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHare can produce terrific fu/n—if fat it can nearly knock you downfumet
780NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)VHCExim: 14
777TAILOR-BIRDVHCIt’s the type of sewer found in Indonesia I bar: dirt needs clearing—look inside!lo in anag. [see comments]
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHCQuaker should be able to do this kind of Fox-trot! Twisting makes him shyanag.; ref. George Fox, founder of Quakers
760METAMORPHOSEVHCWork at Homer’s poem to find what Circe tried to do to Odysseusanag.; ref. Odyssey
750SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)VHCOne hour after start of To-night Fyfe—in vest, chequered—puzzles crowds, rambling about town in Herefordshireanag.; Ross in anag.; ref. F. Robertson, ‘Tonight’ TV programme at 6.50 p.m.
1962-1963
725SILENUSVHCPrimate finds old priest standing on his head, semi-nude, in Sunday SchoolEli (rev.) + nu(de) in SS
721KERB-MERCHANTVHCI’m a gutter-man—a non-U butcher—me rank’s uncertainanag. less U
712RHEUMATICKYVHCHaving stiffness in limbs? Achy? Um—trike could provide the answeranag.
703SCAPEMENTVHCDo I let the teeth go in a turnip? Yes—Mac‘s neep, mashed, suits me to a Tanag. plus T; turnip (old sl.) = watch
1961-1962
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)FirstPlain primitive word suitable for Lady Chatterley’s Lover … / … in which indecorum is a prominent featureparamo ur & lit.; hidden
678TESSELLATEDVHCDiced the last of the beetroot and cut up salted eels(beetroo)t + anag.
656FIDDLESTICKSVHCWhat makes flies sick mixed with D.D.T.? Fudge!anag.
647MADCAPVHCCuckoo, about April, is exceedingly fond of a larkmad c. Ap.
1960-1961
634BEDSTEADVHCHelp! Get a copper in! I could give the burglar a hiding, but it would be beneath med. in bestead; hiding under bed
617COLOPHONYVHCOut of print—oh no! Lady C. (no small advertisement) is cleared—by gum!anag. of op3 oh no, L(ad)y C.; first unexpurgated edition of Lady C.’s Lover published in UK 1960
604APOSTROPHISEVHCIs, perhaps, too unruly. Name someone? That’s what the Speaker may do!anag.
1959-1960
573SCAPEGALLOWSVHCLow-class page, misbehaving, is one who deserves to be turned offanag.; turn off = hang (archaic slang
571PESTERVHCClue not given; osmose, smores, crosse, rosace
564SHE-BEARVHCUrsula’s a little ——! Suitable mate for a Teddy boy?cryptic def.; see Ursula in Names
555JURYWOMANVHCPerson on the panel has jugular most severely cut by unwary Medical Officer with the jittersj(ugular) + anag. incl. MO
547STORMYVHCPlot about the fifth of November was, and still is, disturbedm in story
543NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)VHCIt’s tough raising the wind for a fur—an expensive fur. You could get it if Ernie did the right thing about a thousand!nut + air (rev); M in anag.; ref. Premium Bonds; raise the wind = raise funds
1958-1959
538BANISHINGVHCWay of dealing with undesirable drunk—nab his gin!anag.
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIf your mind is di/rty, our I.Q. will indicate the fact 
521SOUPVHCA bob to join St. Andrews? That’s just the course for a beginner!s. oup
508CUMBERGROUNDVHCDoctor gets taken in by phoney drug—no cure: it’s absolutely uselessMB in anag.
504LEAD-LINEThirdThe first curler needs to be wound up by a fraction of an inch—it’ll give depth under the waveslead line; lead in curling; line = twelfth of an inch; wind up = bring to conclusion
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCEarl lacking balance after the last of the Cognac gets bound overbalance; c + anag.
1957-1958
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)ThirdMisdirected stone hits man—it may well be the cause of a gashgasp; anag.
456PLAFONDVHCYou’ll find this above your head, being past taking in Latin and bottom in FrenchL in pa. + fond

 
HCs awarded to Mrs E. McFee
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1973-1974
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  36 CRUSADER
  18 EPIGONE
  1 ORGIAST
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1154 CLARIONET
  1145 GENIPAP
  1143 MORGIANA
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1093 MARTINET
  1080 ANDROMEDA
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1028 SATIRE
  1023 CONSOLE
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  989 GRENADINE
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
  980 OMNIBUSES
  975 HALE
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  962 PALING
 
1966-1967
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  898 POCHARD
  873 VETERANS
 
1964-1965
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  847 FRENETICAL
  843 PRISTINE
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  829 FAREWELL
  825 COACHES
  817 WYLIE-COATS
 
1963-1964
  782 SWELL
  773 FIT-OUT
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  734 NASALITY
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  686 FEMALE
  676 TRELLIS (DLM)
  673 ERISTICAL
  664 MANIPULATE
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
  586 HEBDOMADARY
  582 MARRY
  569 PROPOSAL
 
1958-1959
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  517 CAROTID
  512 NAYLOR (Libel)
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  486 BARACAN
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  477 SEDATENESS
  451 MEGAPODE
  447 TOUSLE
  438 MACARONI
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  430 GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  417 SINECURE
  412 SERVIETTE
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs E. McFee
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1973-19740 0 1
1972-19730 4 6 17
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19711 (0, 1, 0) 2 10 13
1969-19700 2 8
1968-19691 (0, 0, 1) 3 6 7
1967-19680 4 7 11
1966-19673 (0, 1, 2) 6 3 2
1965-19660 7 3 6
1964-19653 (1, 1, 1) 2 8 3
1963-19640 8 2 1
1962-19630 4 4 19
1961-19621 (1, 0, 0) 3 6 14
1960-19610 3 5
1959-19600 6 4 5
1958-19591 (0, 0, 1) 5 4 5
1957-19581 (0, 0, 1) 1 6
1956-19570 0 4