Clues written by T. E. Bell
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T. E. Bell3633309342Jan 1952Jun 197624y 5m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1974-1975
152ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)VHCA bad name? ‘What’s in a name?’ declares reckless Romeo, and a tragic lover is bornanag. incl. n; anag.
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCBe good as gold, be frank – incense
No man, behave with reason,
So may you earn your recompense,
A ‘Myrrhy Christmas Season’!
 
135GABIONADEVHCThere may be a big one surrounding a donjon’s entrancea, d in anag.
1972-1973
18EPIGONEVHCPeg out without one? Single offspring might doi in anag. + one
10LINGERIEVHCDrag? That’s what Danny finds indispensablelinger i.e.; ref. D. la Rue
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1154CLARIONETVHCRecital on wrong instrument? Surely one cannot take a bow?anag.; ref. X’s error [see comments]
1143MORGIANAVHCI settled the gold gang’s leader in the Thousand and One Talesor + g(ang) in MI ana & lit.
1127TRAYBITVHCThree wins may not amount to much—you’ll see me go some little time without onea in try (n.) + bit1; win3
1969-1970
1106LEXICOGRAPHYVHCTheme of Chambers’s introduction, for example, or, haply, one intricately bound up with X?anag. incl. e.g., & lit.
1968-1969
1039TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)FirstThe capsule will bring ’em back with added gravitational force after ten orbitsforce; ’em (rev.) + g in ten; orbits, vb.
1019DISCORD (Misprints)VHCStrike from the record or expungestrife; disc or d. (delete)
1966-1967
945OBLITERATEVHCAlter it somehow in order to make illegible?anag. in OBE
920ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHow many have echoed the well-known Di/ves: “O to be dandled the way aloft!”Pepys
1964-1965
839GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAre those birds dod/os in the circus? Impossible!Piccadilly C.
1962-1963
746INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn spite of the cold w/ar, Mac is showing no sign of cracking yetM1
734NASALITYVHCAnalyse it as you will, keeping out the English is the burden of de Gaulle’s speechanag. less E; French accent; ref. resistance to UK membership of Common Market
1961-1962
651NIPCHEESEVHCHe commonly hangs on to his pence—tight!anag. + ’e, & lit.
1959-1960
564SHE-BEARThirdTeddy-girl? A beastly type—her beau’s shockingly non-U tooanag. less U
1958-1959
517CAROTIDVHCA cord put round it, given a pronounced twist, did for Torquemada’s victims!it (rev.) in anag., ‘garrotted’, & lit.; ref. Spanish Inquisitor
495PARTISANVHCUsually a keen supporter of a club is one—his side comes first!part + is + an. & lit.
1957-1958
482LEASING-MAKERVHCJust the man to overthrow a kinges realm!anag. & lit.; old form of genitive
477SEDATENESSVHCLen, no novice, is circumvented by what may be construed as Sobers’s refusal to be put out!(L)en in sedates’s; ref. L. Hutton & Garfield S., England v. W. Indies Test series 1957
464STRAWEDVHCRemoves the excrescence from the superficies, so to speak, arising from scattered litter!de-warts (rev.)
1956-1957
390HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFamous M.O. uses dental Operation to get rascallion out of mes/s. Trap’s pinning him downref. Aesop
1955-1956
377MALISONVHCA wishing weIl? On the contrary, one containing oil and sulphur—boiling for preference!anag. incl. S, all in man
364HELLEBOREFirstA flower of surpassing beauty that returns amid the old white splendour of the Christmas scenebelle (rev.) in hore, & lit.
334CHEROOTFirstIt lends to a Tory personality we admire a certain aroma—not half!C hero ot(to), & lit.; ref. Churchill
1954 (1)
279CRYPTOGRAMVHCOratory ought commonly to pulse with a profound messagecrypt + O (ought2) + gram2; oratory = place for prayer
261DECANTERVHCA “dead centre” could be a repository for the departed spirits of dead men!anag. incl. d. (= dead); d. m. = empty bottles
1953 (1)
227CATEGORIESSecondFor example October, Aries—anyhow, parts of a whole comprising twelve divisionsanag. incl. e.g., Oct; ref. year, zodiac, Kant
223MELODRAMEThirdSensation for the Gallery—Most Excellent Model destroyed—Artist involvedME + RA in anag.; ref. to recent incident, possibly Rauschenberg’s ‘Erased de Kooning Drawing’
207PAGEANTVHCIt gives point to an age, somehow: shows the epoch is not without lively inspirationanag. incl. pt., age in (i.e. not without) pant, & lit.
1952 (2)
197SCALESVHCBad luck about young Albert! That’s what comes of being next door but one to the lion house!Al in anag. of cess; Libra relative to Leo in zodiac; ref. Stanley Holloway’s ‘Albert and the Lion’
195WALLABASVHCTo get these, British America requires all-round fellers. Very high standards essentialB, A in wallas; standard = standing growth

 
HCs awarded to T. E. Bell
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1976-1977
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  183 PICKLE
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  139 PIEPOWDER
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
  114 PANIC
 
1973-1974
  88 BLOOMERY
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1969-1970
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1093 MARTINET
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1023 CONSOLE
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
 
1965-1966
  898 POCHARD
  864 PATERNAL
  860 CORSAGE
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  843 PRISTINE
  834 CARRIED
  821 SOMERSET
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
 
1963-1964
  773 FIT-OUT
  769 PENNY
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  725 SILENUS
  708 HEARTS
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  676 TRELLIS (DLM)
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
  647 MADCAP
 
1960-1961
  630 STREAKY
 
1959-1960
  582 MARRY
  578 GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  569 PROPOSAL
  555 JURYWOMAN
 
1958-1959
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 LEAD-LINE
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  469 DAISY
  460 ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)
  451 MEGAPODE
  447 TOUSLE
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  425 TRAVERSE
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  408 BILLET
  404 POLENTA
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
 
1955-1956
  338 SHE-ASS
  329 HAMADRYAD
 
1954 (2)
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  293 CAB
  291 APAGOGE
 
1954 (1)
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  267 TRADE
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
 
1953 (2)
  257 PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)
  253 DERATION
  245 GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)
  243 LODESTAR
  237 BASTINADE
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  219 SOCIALIST
  217 DEPOSIT
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
  213 LEMONADE
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  202 SPALPEEN
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
  185 STOUT
 


Annual Honours record of T. E. Bell
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1976-19770 0 2
1975-19760 0 3
1974-19750 3 4
1973-19740 0 3
1972-19730 2 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 3 3
1969-19700 1 5
1968-19691 (1, 0, 0) 1 6
1967-19680 0 1
1966-19670 2 1
1965-19660 0 3
1964-19650 1 5
1963-19640 0 3
1962-19630 2 4
1961-19620 1 3
1960-19610 0 1
1959-19601 (0, 0, 1) 0 5
1958-19590 2 4
1957-19580 3 4
1956-19570 1 7
1955-19562 (2, 0, 0) 1 2 10
1954 (2)0 0 3
1954 (1)0 2 3
1953 (2)0 0 6
1953 (1)2 (0, 1, 1) 1 4 11
1952 (2)0 2 3
1952 (1)0 0 2