Clues written by Mrs B. Lewis
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Mrs B. Lewis6969544584Dec 1963Mar 199733y 3m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1995-1996
1216CHAPERONVHCGooseberry fool with peach or a dash of nutmeganag. incl. n; gooseberry = unwanted third person
1994-1995
1169BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)VHCOnly a little bear, nimble, sprightly, like Pooh, revelling in ruseb + lithe; anag.
1973-1974
75GROCETERIAVHCIt spells the end of serving rice or tea looseg + anag., & lit.
66NONSENSEVHCNobody should go round bemonstered Ness in moonshineanag. in none
62SOLITAIRESThirdA girl’s best friend? Daddies must part with a lot, I fancyanag. in sires; ref. ‘Diamonds are…’
53ALEXANDERSVHCSome talk of my singular form – I’m blooming flat on top2 meanings; ref. song The British Grenadiers: ‘Some talk of Alexander…’
1972-1973
50CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)VHCI’m bent on being top cluer and having a potanag.; ref. Azed cup
45NEMORALVHCBosky, renders ‘Ole Man R’ off-keyanag.
40FANTOCCINIVHCBusted F.C. in action ? Dolly players!anag.
27VINEGARVHCI go in for sharp dressing, see – trendy, gear, fantasticv in + anag.; gear adj.
23SCLERODERMICVHCComics erred, being funny about the sovereign – pelted hardanag. incl. L
5SCEUOPHYLAXVHCHe served old papa chop-suey – that’s chow, soft and flabbyanag. + lax; papa (obs.) = Gk. Orth. priest; chow = mixed
1ORGIASTVHCA mess of groats around lunch-time is good for a loose liverI (o’clock) in anag.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1158ELEPHANT-SEALVHCThe plane’s doing stunts—stick tight—it’s a flipping jumboanag. + seal
1154CLARIONETThirdFiddle recital on? That lets me outanag. & lit. [X’s error, see comments]
1143MORGIANAVHCThwarted a roaming band of robbers—she got them juggedanag. & lit.
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)VHCWhat ruins your sleep on the first sign of cock-crow? A roosterroister; c(ock-crow) + arouser
1127TRAYBITVHCTender being devitalised, alas, before end of Feb.—it will do for me(t(ende)r + ay1 + (Fe)b + it, & lit.; vitals = inward parts; 3d. bit to be withdrawn in Feb 1971
1123MAXIMISTVHCI’m touching no more strong drink—it’s raging, so one has saidmax + I’m + anag., & lit.; Prov. 20:1, King James Bible
1119RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIf you see an ant le/er, it’s probably a male 
1115FLESH-POTTERYFirstProduct of the Tory’s pelf, snarls the prosy left2 anags. & lit.: snarl2
1110IMPERSONATEVHCI’m to take off raiment and pose? Really!anag.; really, vb. = form anew
1969-1970
1106LEXICOGRAPHYVHCWork of a giant-hearted chap I rely on when tackling XX in anag. incl. Og; tackle = seize
1093MARTINETVHCMy form is strictly disciplined, figure neat and trimanag.; figure = shape, vb.
1089ENCLOISTERVHCConfine figure in corseletanag.; figure vb
1084ANGEL-FOODVHCNaughty Junior tucked into goo and tipsy cakeelf in anag.
1080ANDROMEDAVHCShe was on the rocks once; a wildly modern commercial turned up—now she’s among the starsa + anag. + ad (rev.), 2 defs.
1071ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSo hungry—and po/rk, ami! I might be tempted to help myself to a pound or two 
1066RAVE / PAIR (DLM)VHCA very libertine, but taking fire would have let slip arrows more deadly, marry!, than the love-god’sfire, vb.
1058Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)VHCParamours? No—’cos noble Harry wed every gal 
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCIce-patch on a set makes place unsuitable for pavement-artist’s workanag.; set = arranged, paving-stone
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCOne might become a shrew and nag and nag, heading for divorce by fiftyanag., L between first two letters, & lit.
1041TEA-LEADVHCOur char’s chest-protector is one featured in the TV commerciala in tele-ad.
1036CORONETEDVHCHaving the upper crust in the dress-circle adds tone to the décor and causes a stiranag.; u.c.= head
1032TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)FirstFleeing from an amorous début, An/-an? Faster than the confirmed bachelor!ref. London Zoo’s panda
1019DISCORD (Misprints)ThirdJam in the Underground: ropy linejar; Dis cord
1010MOTORISTVHCSaloon-keeper usually places non-U sight-seer after a secondMO + to(u)rist; saloon car
1006CHROME-PLATINGVHCGlossy cover for light romance, woven round Prince as central characterP in anag.
1967-1968
1000THOUSANDVHC‘“If this were only cleared away” they said, “it would be grand”.’ With this by you it could bethou sand, & lit.; ref. The Walrus and the Carpenter
997TREACLEFirstMaterial for a black confection that might become Electraanag.; t. toffee; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
989GRENADINEVHCThin silk needs building up with a dinner and a brief for exampleanag. incl. e.g.
980OMNIBUSESVHCRound pills, a writer needs, in large boxes (they pick one up)MO (rev.) + nib uses; pills = a doctor
975HALESecondYou need to pull your weight—I’m well in with a leprechaunhidden; 2 defs.; l. does drudgery
971MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)FirstTurns up at school with tuck, chatters in “Macbeth”—cane judiciously applied au fond, I’m toldto + gam (all rev.) + pie; anag. + dote; fond, (vb.) = dote; Macbeth 3. iv.
1966-1967
949BROWSINGSecondIt may involve turning over new leaves—some will reach the bible and readdouble mng.; bible, read, stomachs of ruminants
945OBLITERATEVHCA sponge will lift the elbow unendingly—assuming I treat, anyway!anag. incl. elbo(w)
941HYPODERMICVHCDormice in poor shape after mumps—must be shothyp + anag.; hyp = hypochondria, mumps = melancholy
936MINI SKIRTSVHCWhen they’re in a breeze, 1000-1 it’s kni…rs you’ll be able to see.M I + anag., & lit.
933COTTABUSSecondGreek play with vintage cast appearing in terra-cotta buskinshidden
929AMPHITHEATREVHCI’m a circus clown with the hip, mate, nursing a broken heartanag. in anag.; clown, vb.
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCCopper leapt rudely around, and ’e makes to pinch me—being in the old profession I take offCu in anag. + e; me in mister2
907SORITES (Misprints)VHCForm of seasoning for a duck—a touch of rosemary in ground sulphurreasoning; 0 r in site + S
1965-1966
898POCHARDVHCStrike a chord with the gentle character in Peter Pan, Smeeanag.; smee = pochard
890DEBENTUREVHCSociety girl neuter, refractory—Bond admits drawbackdeb + anag.; drawback = refund of duty
878ENTOMOSTRACAVHCThey have hard cases in the lowest form at Eton, so cram to get passesanag.
868DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)VHC“Cinders,” an Edinburgh production, has darned surrealistic—to a United Presbyterian eye—transformationanag.; to UP ee; dander3
860CORSAGEFirstGraces bust—cache for love-letterO in anag., & lit.
1964-1965
856RODOMONTADEVHCWhat does one Mr. Toad do? A lot of boastinganag.; does = sets in order
851Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)SecondFool by April the First out of Gooseberry Bushgooseberry fool
847FRENETICALVHCBrought up in holier surroundings, X is not above a bit of fun ramblingten in lacier + f (all rev.)
843PRISTINEVHCLike the first man appearing in topless pin-stripe—confusedanag. less p
834CARRIEDVHCSuccessful proposals are conveyed in “Redicar” taxisanag.; taxis = arrangement
832PENNY-WISE (Misprints)VHCCareful with the wash—especially the smalls—put in a copper the old waycash; penny wise
825COACHESVHCCharas: an extract of hemp some people drop in a saladache (= aitch) in cos; cf. churrus
821SOMERSETFirstHardy girl’s up to an intake of half a gallon, when dry: a tumbler will do meomer in Tess (rev.); ref. Tess of the d’Urbervilles
817WYLIE-COATSSecondIn these, will twa lie cosy? Will, that!anag. & lit.: will3 = astray, Scot.
1963-1964
796STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)VHCBet includes the first in the race, a fillyfelly; r in stake
780NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)VHCExim: 14 (clue preferred)
777TAILOR-BIRDSecondNon-U, lurid art book I ordered (censored, all right!). For the young I stitch the leaves togetheranag. less U and O.K.

 
HCs awarded to Mrs B. Lewis
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1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1229 GRUPPETTO
 
1994-1995
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
 
1973-1974
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  36 CRUSADER
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1145 GENIPAP
  1140 CALLOUS
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1028 SATIRE
  1023 CONSOLE
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  993 JONATHAN
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
  967 CREMOSIN
  962 PALING
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  935 MALAPROP
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  916 DIAPASON
  911 DRAGON
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  873 VETERANS
 
1964-1965
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  829 FAREWELL
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  800 Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  782 SWELL
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs B. Lewis
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1996-19970 0 3
1995-19960 1 2
1994-19950 1 3
 
1973-19741 (0, 0, 1) 3 1 13
1972-19730 7 1 5
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19712 (1, 0, 1) 7 3 4
1969-19700 8 5 4
1968-19692 (1, 0, 1) 6 4 1
1967-19683 (2, 1, 0) 3 6 5
1966-19672 (0, 2, 0) 6 5 3
1965-19661 (1, 0, 0) 4 5 10
1964-19653 (1, 2, 0) 6 4 2
1963-19641 (0, 1, 0) 2 3 15