Clues written by Mrs F. A. Blanchard
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Mrs F. A. Blanchard39003912039Apr 1954Dec 200551y 8mMrs Blanchard
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2003-2004
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCCurving road heading to civic centre’s new entrances flustered rash learnerc + anag.; anag. incl. L
2002-2003
1602FENESTRAVHCFine Easter that is going swimmingly shows you the light!anag. less i.e.
2001-2002
1550MEMORITERVHCHow actor repeats-lines when playing part of Edmund Mortimeranag. incl E; ref. ‘Henry IV, Pt I’
1524INGRATITUDEVHCBiting the hand that feeds you during tea – it’s absurdanag.
1519CARRY-ONVHCRipping yarn cor! This does succeed like success!anag.; like adj.
2000-2001
1500GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)VHCTar, half-seas-over, gets fishing-line round end of bowspritTRAGITMP; anag. + t in gimp
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHawkers expec/t to effect a clearance 
1999-2000
1459GREATEST (Spoonerisms)VHCBoast like The Mayor starting to gloat about a showdownmost…Bear; g re a test; ref. K. Livingstone
1439JOHN CANOEVHCFirst of January – oh, new century! Are no end of festive celebrations afoot?J oh n c a no e
1419SPLODGEVHCTramp in a patch of soggy earthplod in s-Ge, & lit.
1998-1999
1367SANBENITOSVHCSabines not prepared for the habits of a sorry lot of menanag.
1363MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)VHCGuy possessing a lot of active strength – he must be a black beltvi(m) in man; belt
1997-1998
1329PITHOSVHCPossibly this holds reserve in store shipanag. less res., & lit.
1325UPROOTALVHCEviction order leads to ruthlessly turning unwanted people out of ancestral landsanag. of first letters
1996-1997
1290NITERIEVHCHot spot with Northern and Southern Ireland in confrontation about start of talkst between NI and Eire (rev.)
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCA man to blue unrestrainedlyanag. & lit.; ref. laundry blue
1995-1996
1234AVANT-PROPOSVHC’Ampshire town plan almost complete – work’s beginning(H)avant propos(e)
1207EPOCH-MARKINGVHCPark echoing with a thousand revels, like VE observanceanag. incl. M
1203CLERICALISMVHCHeartlessly cruel Islamic sway?anag. less a & lit.
1994-1995
1186GRISELDAVHCRecollect Sid and large lady (Miss Pugh) in East Cheam?anag.; ref. S. James, Hattie Jacques as Griselda Pugh in ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’
1178BOOTLEGVHCIs casing for calf in luggage compartment legal? (Legal? Far from it!)boot + leg.
1992-1993
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)VHCAfter good puzzle some gasp as word’s second letter is wronganag. incl. o; ref ‘stag-haired’ error; pud guzzle
1052AGANIPPEVHCWhen in love a squeeze is something to spark off a sonnetnip in Agape
1991-1992
1021BEARDVHCFace down?double meaning, n and v
1990-1991
943BARAGOUINVHCOur ain gab in foreign state?anag. & lit.
1989-1990
891CATVHCBring up shelter for attackers – repulsed, they need it2 mngs., hidden rev.
1988-1989
862OFF-AND-ONVHCHeartless cavalier going steady? Far from itoff(h)and on, & lit.
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCStop racial riots time’s short, as a matter of factanag. less t
823SARBACANEVHCA British Saracen in action – a launcher blown upanag. incl. B; ref. tank
1986-1987
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCBearing off unusual seat, soul mate Azed’s capital chap, a tasteful dishanag. less anag. + A + guy; ref. presentation at 750th dinner of antique chair to AZ
1985-1986
718FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)VHCWarm with tingling glow perhaps followingcomp. anag.; warm n. = a beating
1984-1985
640MACHETEVHCAlter he-cat with me?!anag. & lit.
1983-1984
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAzed – swell! Pleasing joke/r, one to fall for! 
590MINEVERVHCEnvironmentalist rehabilitates this creature (stoat) in Northern latitudecomp. anag. incl. N, l, & lit.
585FLABELLIFORMVHCFilm for all – be prepared! Fans are in such a state!anag.
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHVHCAce rejected chance to pot – snookered championch(a)n(ce) to pot anag.
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCPast rule at sea was a pretty stern affairanag.
1979-1980
388ALEXIPHARMICVHCElixir a champ needed when nobbledanag.
1977-1978
301TROLLOPISHVHCPolish? Right lot needed for reforming slammerkinanag. incl. r

 
HCs awarded to Mrs F. A. Blanchard
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2005-2006
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1689 SYNOD
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1667 CLARINI
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1628 ENCOMION
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1554 PEARL
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1537 CAFTAN
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1502 RAPPEL
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
 
1999-2000
  1454 GET-UP
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1424 HEIST
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
 
1997-1998
  1346 PHARISEE
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1322 CARPET
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1303 PONIARD
  1286 CHALET
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1273 SIPOREX
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
  1181 SLADE
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1134 TOVARICH
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
  1061 MAGIC
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1034 BURLAP
  1013 ALVEARY
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  904 VOETGANGER
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
  866 NECTAREOUS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  814 SPOUSAGE
  809 DOLCE VITA
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  709 GINGER
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  701 BALUSTRADE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
  688 CUCURBITAL
 
1984-1985
  675 CONSTERNATE
 
1983-1984
  615 HISTORIETTE
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  543 STAYING POWER
  538 INGRAIN
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  495 CACOETHES
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  419 RAMILLIES
  401 GO-AHEAD
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
 
1978-1979
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
 
1975-1976
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1974-1975
  135 GABIONADE
 
1972-1973
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1956-1957
  421 DOVETAIL
 
1954 (1)
  281 SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs F. A. Blanchard
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2005-20060 0 3
2004-20050 0 3
2003-20040 1 5
2002-20030 1 4
2001-20020 3 4
2000-20010 2 6
1999-20000 3 4
1998-19990 2 5
1997-19980 2 5
1996-19970 2 7
1995-19960 2 3
1994-19950 2 4
1993-19940 0 9
1992-19930 2 5
1991-19920 1 5
1990-19910 1 4
1989-19900 1 4
1988-19890 1 4
1987-19880 2 5
1986-19870 1 2
1985-19860 1 7
1984-19850 1 1
1983-19840 3 3
1982-19830 1 3
1981-19820 0 3
1980-19810 1 1
1979-19800 1 3
1978-19790 0 1
1977-19780 1 2
 
1975-19760 0 1
1974-19750 0 1
 
1972-19730 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1956-19570 0 1
 
1954 (1)0 0 1