Clues written by D. J. Thorpe
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D. J. Thorpe1510142816Jul 1966Jan 19769y 6mJ. Thorpe
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1974-1975
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCPlayful poet pinches rising model – makes good use of fingerssingers; sitter (rev.) in anag.
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCGravity permits rest in peace – at end of rope for such as thisg allows RIP e & lit.
1973-1974
92BRAINWASHVHCHow to persuade an intelligent man to accept women as horrific?brain w as H; H, former film classification
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWhat man now finds mad a/rousers 
1972-1973
31KITCHENDOMVHCA set of instructions about bird. Cook’s got married – and left this ?kit c. hen do m.
18EPIGONEVHCAn affair among the latest of the tree produces mego in (th)e pine, & lit.
1ORGIASTVHCMay be out for love – gratisanag. incl. 0 & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1127TRAYBITVHCRetiring piece—keeping one aside?I by in tart (all rev.), & lit.; tart, piece (offensive) = woman; collector’s piece; 3d. bit to be withdrawn in 1971
1969-1970
1100BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)VHCChanged to become a blue English kinganag. + E R, & lit.
1058Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)VHCLor! Hal’s run way over R.C. bogey. Par’s one dame 
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCIf badly set out it could give you an optic acheanag., & lit.
1032TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWe can’t have a rot/ating top 
1966-1967
935MALAPROPVHC“Softly, Softly” broadcast with a moral often uses questionable expressionsanag. incl. p,p; ref. TV drama series
933COTTABUSFirstSuccess in this brought Aphrodite’s blessing to cubs at sportanag. & lit.
911DRAGONVHCPhilistine monster used to pinch queen—had hot pants!R in Dagon

 
HCs awarded to D. J. Thorpe
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1975-1976
  200 The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  139 PIEPOWDER
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  23 SCLERODERMIC
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  10 LINGERIE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1143 MORGIANA
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
 
1968-1969
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  993 JONATHAN
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  941 HYPODERMIC
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
 


Annual Honours record of D. J. Thorpe
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1975-19760 0 1
1974-19750 2 4
1973-19740 2 1
1972-19730 3 6
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 3
1969-19700 2 4
1968-19690 2 1
1967-19680 0 4
1966-19671 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 12