Clues written by M. Newman
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M. Newman3113277635Oct 1950Jan 197423y 3m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1973-1974
66NONSENSEVHCTripe and onions (cored) seen in hashanag. incl. on(io)ns
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThose with religious thoughts may ponder the/reat 
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1145GENIPAPVHCWith know-how, what a pip could producegen + anag., & lit.
1969-1970
1106LEXICOGRAPHYThirdGiving X a go, I cry “help!” when in trouble—it does helpanag. & lit.
1967-1968
993JONATHANVHCStatesman, Liberal prophet, Cox’s cousin3 mngs.
1966-1967
945OBLITERATEVHCBlot right out, i.e. a blotter spoiltanag.
936MINI SKIRTSVHCOur upward movement is affectin’ ’Arry—curved shape withinS in strikin’ ’im (rev.), & lit.
1965-1966
873VETERANSVHCVehicles to get wrapped around tree in crash? Let’s hope not, when we compete next monthanag. in vans; ref. London–Brighton veteran car rally
1964-1965
821SOMERSETVHCSouthern place around Bath, or part of itomer in S set; bath2; Bath in S.
1962-1963
721KERB-MERCHANTVHCMarket bench is roughly about right for me, but stall or barrow suits me betterr in anag.
700SOLOMONVHCSingular songster—or pianist—married continuallysolo m. on, & lit.; 700 wives, Song of S., and 20c. pianist S.
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFor high-speed notes, thanks, t/a! A cart is trying race, fully exceeding 100: soon comes, with practice!Isaac Pitman’s shorthand
686FEMALEVHCScrew-threaded inside, as Swan pens are2 mngs.
678TESSELLATEDSecondPut through inquisition that’s about to flog one, Ximenes style!sell a in tested: i.e. like crossword diagram
676TRELLIS (DLM)VHCGetting cross over figurework? You’ll need a Decimator for £ sterling/decimal conversions—10% labour cost reduction guaranteed£ = L
669DRUMVHCCopper, taking spirit, must be tight on the beat3 mngs.; copper = washtub
647MADCAPVHCCrackers, with loud banger, would suit such a party!mad + cap, & lit.; party = person
1960-1961
634BEDSTEADVHCThe politicians’ desire, if troubled debates go on to the start of dayanag. + d, & lit.
621CHASEVHCGame of running after Charlie with a tailChas. + e, & lit.; C = name for fox; ref. song ‘Chase Me C.’ by N. Coward
1959-1960
586HEBDOMADARYVHCDerangement of head, arm and body, typical of Sunday newspapers?anag.
560CONGENITALLYVHCThroughout life we have to concentrate on low-down physical fascination before finding a partnercon gen it ally
551PITCHERVHCI have my fling, but hold the liquor—so I’m not exactly a tosspot!2 mngs.
547STORMYVHCWuthering Heights (read end bit first) for me: there’s a hint of murder in the plot!tors with s to start + my; m in story
1958-1959
504LEAD-LINEVHCSailor in deep water may swing one end and shoot the other, hoping it sounds righti.e. swing the lead, shoot a line, & lit.; sound3
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCNet profit plainly disclosed, with no guilty conscience? That’s how to balance accounts!balance; 3 mngs.
1957-1958
486BARACANVHCStoppage involving a transport organisation suggests what passengers must surmount when drivers get the humpa RAC in ban; i.e. camel drivers & passengers; ref. London bus strike, 1958
1952 (2)
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCSmall house found, following information—Chez Nous, central for main arterial routes. (Good for home if vacant!)knowledge + box1, cryptic def.; nous = intelligence; i.e. needing a care home
1952 (1)
181HANGABLEVHCConfronted with the inevitable loophole that lets all murderers downcryptic def.; noose
1951 (2)
173HATCHINGFirstLining needed for cells of white-coated prisoners that are almost crackers!2 mngs; hatch3; eggs; ref. padded cells
1951 (1)
167PARMESANThirdTight man pares thisanag. & lit.; tight = tipsy, stingy (i.e. cheese-paring)
156LAVEROCKVHCI rise early to wash and put the baby to sleeplave1, rock; up with the lark

 
HCs awarded to M. Newman
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1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  97 TREBUCHET
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
  79 SLAPSTICK
  62 SOLITAIRES
 
1972-1973
  40 FANTOCCINI
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1093 MARTINET
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
  989 GRENADINE
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
  980 OMNIBUSES
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  967 CREMOSIN
 
1966-1967
  941 HYPODERMIC
  935 MALAPROP
  933 COTTABUS
  911 DRAGON
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  898 POCHARD
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1963-1964
  800 Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)
  790 PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
  743 CHEMIST
  734 NASALITY
  725 SILENUS
  717 STAR-MAN (Misprints)
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  708 HEARTS
  703 SCAPEMENT
 
1961-1962
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  664 MANIPULATE
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1959-1960
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  564 SHE-BEAR
 
1958-1959
  517 CAROTID
  495 PARTISAN
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  477 SEDATENESS
 
1953 (1)
  225 TOUCHSTONES
  217 DEPOSIT
  213 LEMONADE
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
 
1952 (2)
  202 SPALPEEN
  201 AMETHYST
  197 SCALES
 
1952 (1)
  193 TRADUCER
  187 GROWLER
  186 ASHMOLEAN
  185 STOUT
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
 
1951 (2)
  177 DESOLATE
  175 HAIR-LINE
  174 ANACREONTICS
  170 GUINEA
  169 HOUSE
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  162 TITANESS
 
1950 (2)
  151 OPEN-SESAME
 


Annual Honours record of M. Newman
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1973-19740 2 5
1972-19730 0 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 1
1969-19701 (0, 0, 1) 0 6
1968-19690 0 3
1967-19680 1 7
1966-19670 2 4
1965-19660 1 6
1964-19650 1 1
1963-19640 0 3
1962-19630 2 8
1961-19621 (0, 1, 0) 5 3 5
1960-19610 2 1
1959-19600 4 2 10
1958-19590 2 2
1957-19580 1 2
 
1953 (1)0 0 4
1952 (2)0 1 3
1952 (1)0 1 5
1951 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 6
1951 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
1950 (2)0 0 1