Clues written by E. J. Rackham
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E. J. Rackham78466811188Jun 1947Feb 197325y 8mE. G. Rackham
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1972-1973
45NEMORALVHCConcerning woodland, people must rise up and get vocalmen (rev.) + oral
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)SecondI like to go home with a skilful motorist who has imbibed nothingskinful; O in car user
1110IMPERSONATEVHCBe Hamlet, perhaps, declaiming time as prone to be out of jointanag.; ref. Hamlet I.4.188
1969-1970
1093MARTINETVHCHis units turn out neat and trimanag. & lit.
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCWhat can be displayed in this? Turner might make an apt choiceanag., & lit.
1041TEA-LEADVHCTake a drink and go ahead. You’ll soon see the “silver” liningtea lead
1023CONSOLEVHCFill the once unhappy with sunshineSol in anag., & lit.
1965-1966
898POCHARDSecondThe fish in the case happens to be a bird!char in pod
882SNAPDRAGONVHCCold spell to continue indefinitely? This will be useful for beddingsnap drag on
868DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)VHCDarned uncomfortable in the heat? The sun-hat to suit all inside, decorative tuft on the topanag.; U in topee
1964-1965
834CARRIEDVHCRaider disturbed before taking a cent and captured by forcec + anag.
832PENNY-WISE (Misprints)VHCAfter the manner of a copper neglecting the roundspounds; penny wise
1963-1964
777TAILOR-BIRDVHCRibald trio puts on a variety act—has house in stitches!anag.
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHC“Restless ecstasy” might provide clue for solver. Pass him my Shakespeare—let him look in that!hidden; ref. Macbeth III.2
750SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)VHCX, steel-hearted, puzzles a thousand without quarter. Baffled English stiff with envysword in cross; anag. incl. E; i.e. 1,000 less a quarter
1962-1963
734NASALITYVHCWhat was a prominent feature of de Gaulle’s speech? Brief answer, it lay in disunityanag. incl. ans.; French accent; resistance to UK membership of Common Market
725SILENUSVHCHis make-up was nearly all sin and lust—with the last of the wine inside(win)e in anag. & lit.
1961-1962
664MANIPULATEVHCWhat hands do in a factor—stir tea (with a lump in)anag.
1960-1961
638BUREAUCRATVHCPetty tyrant, a brute and a cur rolled into oneanag.
634BEDSTEADVHCUnruly debates ending with the start of dawn—better take it to the House!anag. + d, & lit.
617COLOPHONYVHCAmericans would think it a shade suspect if Russian capital were brought into this industrial producti.e. colo(R) phony
612CARGO (Misprints)VHCCarried in boot, it will make the vehicle speed alongboat; car go
595INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)ThirdPoor simpleton can only produce a confused O-ah-um and a tie disarranged when embracing lady of fortune, it’s plainanag.; Norn1 in anag.
1959-1960
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe Princess glances occasionally at the crowds, but looks mo/onyPrincess Margaret’s wedding
569PROPOSALVHCIt comprises support, love, and half one’s earnings!prop O sal(ary), & lit.
551PITCHERVHCThis vessel’s the one to toss, and I retch unhappily by the ship’s sternp + anag., 2 defs.
1958-1959
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn the election shall we see the Tories still in the swi/ft tide advancing? 
517CAROTIDVHCDerives from aortic duct initiallyanag. incl. d, & lit.
1957-1958
473LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDon’t consider marriage! B/lanch! ’oly matrimony, as the misogynist might address it“O melancholy …”
469DAISYVHCPlace of honour, No. 2 of a cycle, for her!dais + (c)y(cle), & lit.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
443HALF-SEAS-OVERVHCConsuming more than share of ales—five more, to be exactanag. + V, & lit.
1956-1957
425TRAVERSEVHCIngenuity seems to be misapplied against Irish partitionart (rev.) v. Erse
386CLEITHRALVHCWith roof intact, includes h. and c.—but the rest is a literal ruin!anag. of h c literal
1955-1956
373PRESTONPANSVHCWhere the kilted were victorious—quite distressing to a person with pantsanag.
360WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)VHCWork, nothing less, and a different line are involved. “Know-how” needed. American flying expert to urge British industries on the roadanag. of w(o)rk line; egg BI rd.
347TELEVISORVHCBrings the politician to the home, and confuses the voter with liesanag. & lit.
1954 (2)
302MARTINVHCFrom one of the planets drops a flying visitorMarti(a)n
291APAGOGEVHCFather’s back all excited with a middle cut of leg. Could we deduce “rational” conclusion from this?pa (rev.) + agog + e; ref. meat rationing
1954 (1)
277PRODIGALLYVHCOne way to dispose of a pay-roll and make a hole in itdig in anag., & lit.
273COUSINVHCThe chap who looks to “Uncle” for a “pop”cryptic def.; Uncle = pawnbroker, pop = pawn
269ASCENTVHCA trace of the fox, naturally the objective of a Hunt!a scent; ref. Henry C. J. Hunt, leader of 1953 Everest expedition
267TRADEFirstWould Mr. Butler agree that extra determination must produce it, if destruction is to be avoided?ex(tra de)termination, & lit.; ref. Rab B., Chancellor
265THERMAEVHCHot spot for the Queen? Yet see her mate in one moveanag.; ref. Royal visit to New Zealand 1953-4
259AGANIPPEThirdDrink deep of this for inspiration: taking a little drink wiII only leave you with a vacant look!i.e. A. less nip = agape; ref. A. Pope, “Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring”
1953 (2)
257PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)VHCNot quite the skill of the Arsenal, but can produce a sparkling display given suitable matches 
253DERATIONVHCGive freedom to housewife, to diner a varietyanag.
251UNMETHODICALVHCI am unclothed, running amok, and liable to a charge of disorderly conduct!anag.
235ASPHETERISMVHCIt may put mine out of use. M.P.s raise the issueanag.; mine = belonging to me
1953 (1)
225TOUCHSTONESVHCTest on such, and nothing more, provides but a rough analysisanag. & lit.
223MELODRAMEVHCThis play gets me right at the start—model goes wrong and embraces the artistme + RA in anag.
213LEMONADEVHCArticle in Paris newspaper should induce Parties to take a sober coursea in Le Monde
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERVHCDisorderly type, having had a wee drop, tipsy, appears in ancient courtpi2 + anag
205CANTANKEROUSVHCWe so describe one who cannot agree with us, nor can take us light-heartedlyanag. & lit.
202SPALPEENVHCLimerick version of a mischievous fellow of Birmingham?cryptic def.; ref. George A. B.’s, Irish stories
200ACCOUNTVHCTobacco untaxed would certainly enlarge it!hidden & lit.
198THIRDVHCComing in after 2? You should get the bird and be turned out!the bird less be (rev.)
196SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)VHCEnchanting person, quiet! A fellow easily goes astray to a siren from the Eastsh! a man; anag.
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCThough sometimes made to look uncomfortable by bowlers, may yet be capped for the country2 cryptic defs.
1952 (1)
193TRADUCERFirstAs far as things brought up again, with embellishment, are concerned, you can back him!re, cud, art (all rev.) & lit.
189SALTIREVHCFirst a bend one way, then a bend the other—enough to make dorsal extremity grow weary!(dor)sal + tire; heraldic mng. of bend
186ASHMOLEANVHCWherein you may see ham on sale, and other reminders of the pastanag.; ref. food shortages
183SAUSAGESThirdSome may stuff these comestibles, but they fill the discriminating with a certain amount of nausea(n)aus(ea) in sages; ref. to sage stuffing
182MISTLETOEVHCDanger sign for ladies—toilets are disarranged with me embracing!anag. in me; toilet = dress & appearance
1951 (2)
175HAIR-LINEVHCProviding a fine connection between two points is, of course, the aspiration of the Airways Co.h-airline; i.e. aspirated pron. of ‘airline’
174ANACREONTICSVHCWhat is the content of these poems? “Erotic” can answer in briefanag. incl. ans., & lit.
173HATCHINGVHCShould he awaited by counter. (Naturally the eggs are put under!)cryptic def.; “don’t count your chickens…”; ref. black market eggs (rationed in 1951)
169HOUSEFirstAn unsatisfactory one, say Tories, till you put us in!us in hoe; ref. House of Commons, Labour Govt. in 1951 [see comments]
1951 (1)
165CABBAGEVHCShould be barred if it has no heart (as greengrocer’s customers will agree!)ca(bba)ge & lit.
163LORICATEVHCAs at crocodile’s head and tail, hard to penetrateanag. of at cro(cod)ile & lit. [see comments]
159SPANIELVHC“Uneasy lies. . .” Gets in some sort of nap, however! This may be King Charlesanag. of nap in anag. of lies; King Charles spaniel; ref. Hen IV Pt.2 III.1
158RATINGVHCThe way they puts on the taxes, it seems to make working ’opeless(ope)rating; pl. of taxis
156LAVEROCKVHCMorning Herald exposes bad over-centralisation and shortage all roundanag. of over in lack; ref. newspaper published until 1869; housing/food shortages after the war
1950 (2)
151OPEN-SESAMEVHCA poem with sense obscured, but gained admission to Golden Treasuryanag.; ref. Ali Baba, Palgrave
148FILIBUSTERVHCHis speech does not keep to the point, and fibs rule it out of orderanag.
139HECATOMBFirstPerformance of this appealed to the gods, but emptied the stallscryptic def.; ref. cattle stalls/theatre-goers; sacrifice of 100 cattle (Brewer)
1950 (1)
130MODERNVHCM.N.D. “O’er” should be amended. Instances of this kind in As You Like Itanag.; ref. AYLI II.7, “… wise saws and m. instances”
1949 (2)
107STRAMASHSecondRiot in Dundee. Strachey seen with concealed hams for his better half?Stra(chey) + anag. of hams; ref. Evelyn S., Min. of Food 1946-50, MP for Dundee West; meat rationing
1947 (1)
52RATIONVHCHardly enough sometimes: but you add nothing to it by making a speech0 plus ration gives oration

 
HCs awarded to E. J. Rackham
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1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  10 LINGERIE
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1154 CLARIONET
  1145 GENIPAP
  1140 CALLOUS
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1969-1970
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1036 CORONETED
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  997 TREACLE
  980 OMNIBUSES
  975 HALE
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  935 MALAPROP
  933 COTTABUS
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  847 FRENETICAL
  825 COACHES
  821 SOMERSET
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  773 FIT-OUT
 
1962-1963
  728 ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  678 TESSELLATED
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  604 APOSTROPHISE
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1959-1960
  586 HEBDOMADARY
  578 GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  571 PESTER
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  521 SOUP
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
  495 PARTISAN
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
  464 STRAWED
  451 MEGAPODE
  438 MACARONI
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  421 DOVETAIL
  417 SINECURE
  404 POLENTA
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  364 HELLEBORE
  356 METOPOSCOPY
  351 LUSTRE
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  297 CONTRAPUNTAL
  293 CAB
  289 CISTERN
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  271 TRIPLET
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  245 GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)
  241 MANDOLINE
  237 BASTINADE
 
1953 (1)
  229 MASCOT
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  201 AMETHYST
 
1952 (1)
  191 DENIGRATE
  190 CHEQUERS
  187 GROWLER
  185 STOUT
 
1951 (2)
  179 CADRE
  170 GUINEA
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  167 PARMESAN
  162 TITANESS
  161 TILLER
  157 ORANGE
  155 LYTERIAN
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
  153 SAMISENS
  149 DOMESTIC
  143 LAMPREY
 
1950 (1)
  123 LEECHES
 
1949 (2)
  111 PLEASANT
 
1949 (1)
  104 STARE (Printer’s Devilry)
  100 Word containing ADDING
  99 SCARABEE
 


Annual Honours record of E. J. Rackham
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1972-19730 1 6
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19711 (0, 1, 0) 1 6
1969-19700 1 3
1968-19690 3 3
1967-19680 0 4
1966-19670 0 4
1965-19661 (0, 1, 0) 2 1 18
1964-19650 2 6
1963-19640 3 2
1962-19630 2 3
1961-19620 1 3
1960-19611 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 5
1959-19600 3 5
1958-19590 2 6
1957-19580 3 5
1956-19570 2 6
1955-19560 3 4
1954 (2)0 2 6
1954 (1)2 (1, 0, 1) 4 4 4
1953 (2)0 4 4 15
1953 (1)0 3 3
1952 (2)0 7 1 3
1952 (1)2 (1, 0, 1) 3 4 4
1951 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 11
1951 (1)0 5 5 10
1950 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 18
1950 (1)0 1 1
1949 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1949 (1)0 0 3
 
1947 (1)0 1 0