Clues written by Mrs E. M. Simmonds
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Mrs E. M. Simmonds6738568078Apr 1947May 197124y 1mMrs Simmonds
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1972-1973
5SCEUOPHYLAXVHCOne involved with holy eastern cross and cupsanag. & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)VHCCommonly butter is dear to an Italian consumerbuster: caro (It.) + user
1127TRAYBITVHCWaiter’s somewhat meagre tip?tray bit; bit = somewhat
1969-1970
1106LEXICOGRAPHYVHCOccupation making one excel verbally—involving endless hack work and semi-drudgeryanag. of I ‘XL’ hac(k) op. (drud)gery; ref. S. Johnson’s def. of ‘lexicographer’
1968-1969
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCHam for lunch in anglers’ messwhang in anag.; lunch= thick slice
1967-1968
1002PILLAGEVHCDrop a fag-end in the nuclear plant and you’ll get the sacklag in pile
987THING (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe usual ba/r and pastime was the hip variety 
1966-1967
935MALAPROPSecondMatrimonially a little aversion initially gets support from meM,a,l,a + prop, & lit.
933COTTABUSVHCTots were cast in this Greek play, but act so atrociouslyanag.
920ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCPay that to Pi/nner for the bird. She’s nipped into my boxbox hedge
1965-1966
902WINCOPIPEVHCThe Baroness’s title was locally a success but the County has muscled in!Co. in win pipe; but = butt, pipe; ref. ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ by Baroness Orczy
878ENTOMOSTRACASecondSome of the lower classes subsisting in the main on cat’s meat or nutsanag.
1964-1965
843PRISTINEVHCPrime Minister loses head and explodes under instruction to perform quietlyp + anag. less M
829FAREWELLVHCTravel in comfort? We’re made to hang about so long!fare well, anag. in fall; made = shuffled
1963-1964
804DETRUNCATEVHCPrune fudge recipe with date and nutanag. incl. rec.; fudge2, vb. imper.
796STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)SecondNo modern band presents “Skater’s Waltz”—that’s very old hat!hit; anag., 2 defs.
773FIT-OUTSecondSome paraphernalia to put into stuck-up Mac’s gin and tonic!to in if (rev.) + ut1 ; see gin7; tonic = first note of a scale
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHCHis Highness may kiss me? That’s enough to produce shudders from a slip of a girl!anag. incl. HH, shimmy2 + shake
750SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)VHCHybrid controversy puzzles Devon Cattle Club Laboratory leaders—makes the old vet sniff!cross words; DCCL, anag. incl. ye (the old)
1962-1963
746INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWise Counsel in w/ig ate ices. Now wind discomforts with gas 
738ANAESTHETICFirstI can see that, mistakenly, a number of people like snow!anag.; that which numbs; cocaine
728ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)VHCI’d want Mother to make marmalade—a big pot for the old pri-cei.e. anag. of (Ma)rmalade; 2 defs.
1960-1961
626WOMAN-TIREDVHCCaudle was extraordinarily warm—no diet for a wife feeling the effects of labour!anag.; ref. ‘Mrs C.’s Curtain Lectures’ by D. Jerrold
624PSYCHIATER (DLM)VHCDog-lovers! I treat offensive mites, bugs, etc. Stop itchy ears with Luggolene! 
621CHASEVHCclue not given [see comments]
1959-1960
586HEBDOMADARYVHCIngeniously hard, maybe—absorbing to work at—like X’s puzzles!do (= work at) in anag.
582MARRYVHCWhat your grandmother may not do with you when your monkey is up!yr. ram (rev.)
555JURYWOMANVHCThe lady panellist has won my high-class jar in a raffleanag. incl. U; raffle2 = jumble
1958-1959
529BUTTY-COLLIERVHCA fellow hand in mine may give a coy little rubanag.
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne simply must lick the gu/tter: can’t be stuck-up! 
519RIDICULE (DLM)VHC“What makes a maid cruel?” I cry.
“A crude male” is the mocking reply
 
1957-1958
482LEASING-MAKERVHCWho may provoke a riot? Mother, in a green silk negligéma in anag.
456PLAFONDVHCHigh up in the French Chamber—plastered with decorations—reshuffle and flop!anag.
451MEGAPODEVHCI give the undeveloped egg a parking-place in a queerly-constructed domeeg(g) a P in anag., & lit.
443HALF-SEAS-OVERVHCI’m somewhat top-heavy—others (reduced to a skeleton) have false bustsanag. of o(the)rs have false; top-heavy = tipsy
1956-1957
390HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCShould Father shoot a March Hare, Mother? Dis/aster! 
386CLEITHRALVHCQuite unlike the Open Air Theatre—taking their call disgracefullyanag.
1955-1956
382ABSTAINSecondDon’t use your ballot-paper as a book-marka b stain
377MALISONVHCA bit of Billingsgate salmon I dissectedanag.; B. = foul language
351LUSTREVHCA splendid film on China—there’s something magnetic about the star-partst(ar) in lure
338SHE-ASSVHCDicky’s dam cheek—embracing something devastating!HE in sass; dicky2
1954 (2)
316BATHROOMVHCclue not given
304ORLEANSVHCMy maid had a number of charges to answer—so have Iorle ans.; ref. trial of Joan of Arc, Maid of O.
300COCCOFirstAn assortment of 300! Love-a-duck! Dished up on Sunday and, maybe, dispatched by Friday!anag. of CCC 0 0; Sunday Island, Man Friday; ref. puzzle; 16 breedest, 23 cocco, 30 pucer, 33 stots
287MANCHESTERVHCYou’ll see an infinite number in wet macs there!anag. incl. n; wet = crazy
285PARALYSESFirstActs like a number of members: gets especially agitated about salary revision!anag. in anag. of esp.; numb-er
1954 (1)
283SOBERVHCJudges are proverbially frightful bores!anag.; sober as a J.
271TRIPLETVHCStumble over half the Great Dane’s leashtrip + (Ham)let; leash = set of 3
269ASCENTVHCWhen the penny drops you should get a rise!as cent
1953 (2)
253DERATIONVHCNeat, Dior fashions—what they did to our clothes!anag.; ref. end of clothes rationing, 1949
249BALMVHCThe comfort that comes in retiring from labourhidden rev.
243LODESTARVHCHeavenly guidance for a Saint in a terrible ordealSt. in anag.
241MANDOLINEVHCIt was perhaps to me that the gallant Chevalier sang “Madelon” in varietyanag.; ref. Maurice C. and song “La Madelon De La Victoire”
1953 (1)
229MASCOTSecondEndless stomach disorder may be the outcome of Christmas pudding!anag. less h; gifts hidden in C. p.
221BUNTHORNEThird“A cursed thing”: often pursued by a crocodiledialogue after ‘If you’re anxious for to shine,’ and “two and two”; crocodile = line (of maidens)
215BUCKFASTLEIGHVHCHere one might get worsted by a famous Moor, shaking huge black fist!anag.; B., edge of Dartmoor Associated with wool trade; Othello IV. i, striking of Desdemona
213LEMONADEVHCFinal half of Sale! One mad hectic squash!(sa)le + anag.
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERVHCOld rustic bench, where disorderly types might confront the copper in authoritypie2 + d. in power
195WALLABASVHCWe have reddish colouring and abound in S.A.—just what all the nice girls love in fellowsAB in wallas; “all the nice girls love a sailor”
1952 (1)
189SALTIREVHCAn ordinary, plain X, but art lies in its constructionanag.; heraldic mng. of ordinary (n.)
187GROWLERVHCAngler without line misses an intending biter!row in (an)gler
184MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)ThirdShowing my age? laughs Fifi Donc, Star of “Old Glory,”—not me! Strenuous living plus Peptona Purest Parsnip-Juice keeps me youthful! 
1949 (1)
101BARRACKSVHCWhere ardent spirits are brought to book—and confinedb + arracks, bar racks, & lit.
1948 (1)
71MITRAILLEUSEVHCDelivered a deadly sort of grape. Gunners ill after it in French divisionit RA ill in Meuse (Départment of France); grapeshot
1947 (1)
48ADONIS (Knock-knock)VHC—— ’utch ’d be worth two bucks to ’ima doe in his

 
HCs awarded to Mrs E. M. Simmonds
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Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1145 GENIPAP
  1140 CALLOUS
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1969-1970
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  911 DRAGON
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  900 PARAMECIA or PAREOEANS
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  873 VETERANS
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  847 FRENETICAL
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1963-1964
  800 Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  780 NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)
  769 PENNY
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1962-1963
  725 SILENUS
 
1960-1961
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1959-1960
  551 PITCHER
  547 STORMY
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  521 SOUP
  512 NAYLOR (Libel)
  504 LEAD-LINE
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  464 STRAWED
 
1956-1957
  430 GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  421 DOVETAIL
  412 SERVIETTE
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
  364 HELLEBORE
  356 METOPOSCOPY
  329 HAMADRYAD
 
1954 (2)
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  297 CONTRAPUNTAL
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  293 CAB
  289 CISTERN
 
1954 (1)
  281 SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
 
1953 (2)
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  237 BASTINADE
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  227 CATEGORIES
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
 
1952 (2)
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  200 ACCOUNT
 
1952 (1)
  191 DENIGRATE
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1949 (1)
  104 STARE (Printer’s Devilry)
  100 Word containing ADDING
  97 NESTOR
  95 SPOONER
 
1948 (1)
  75 PETROLEUSES
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs E. M. Simmonds
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1972-19730 1 0
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 2 5
1969-19700 1 5
1968-19690 1 3
1967-19680 2 3
1966-19671 (0, 1, 0) 2 5 12
1965-19661 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1964-19650 2 4
1963-19642 (0, 2, 0) 3 5 4
1962-19631 (1, 0, 0) 2 1 19
 
1960-19610 3 1
1959-19600 3 3
1958-19590 3 6
1957-19580 4 3 15
1956-19570 2 3
1955-19561 (0, 1, 0) 3 4 10
1954 (2)2 (2, 0, 0) 3 5 5
1954 (1)0 3 2
1953 (2)0 4 4 15
1953 (1)2 (0, 1, 1) 2 3 6
1952 (2)0 2 2
1952 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 2 1 14
1951 (2)0 0 2
 
1949 (1)0 1 4
 
1948 (1)0 1 1
 
1947 (1)0 1 0