Clues written by Col P. S. Baines
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Col P. S. Baines5034438157May 1948Sep 197527y 4mMaj Baines
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1975-1976
156OMBROPHOBOUSVHCVariety of broom, quiet rambler, American, unsuited to Manchester gardenanag. + p hobo US
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCTechniques, said Torquemada, without question quite mad, can literally compose these playful puzzlesanag. less anag.
105Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)VHCElection over, Labour lead by narrow margin. Ha-ha, oracle! 
1972-1973
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCAnimals all in purported pairs. The mere elk’s hard-hit! 
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1127TRAYBITVHCIn special appearance near to retiring—still good for some matchesby (rev.) in trait, & lit.; 3d. bit to be withdrawn in 1971
1969-1970
1097PANTOPHAGISTVHCA tapping shot. How’s that? Out. I snap up everythinganag.
1968-1969
1039TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)VHCThe F.B.I. follow an endless number. There’s protection in flightendless; te(n) + G-men
1967-1968
962PALINGVHCNothing in the way of a trespasser? Quite the reversenil in gap (all rev.), & lit.
1963-1964
782SWELLVHCA nut to crack in the days of the real X!crack = boast, obs.
773FIT-OUTVHCFeminine attraction leading to love at first note! Effects of Spring?f. + it + 0 + ut1; personal effects
1962-1963
734NASALITYVHCSound characteristic of North America, perhaps (incl. lit!)lit. in NA say, & lit.; American accent
717STAR-MAN (Misprints)VHCWhat lands part-time and seaborne soldiers in the sick-bay? Beer!seer; TA, RM in san
1961-1962
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)VHCFill up cups, let the musician enter, for kindness’ sake (lang syne)! / Don’t quite fill up cups, etc.—a teenager should not have it double!ARAM in pour; chin(a) + a
673ERISTICALVHCWhat is the derivation of Ulrica—strife—fur flying?!anag. less fur, & lit.: all 3 eristical: U. = wolf-rule, C. names
1960-1961
634BEDSTEADVHCLayers spread about one should not be left the wrong waybeds + a in ted, & lit.
600The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)FirstBlunder led to XI H bearding heights11th Hussars
1959-1960
573SCAPEGALLOWSVHCMurderer perhaps turns pale—when comprehending the judge’s change of head dress for example!cap + eg in sallows & lit.
571PESTERVHCClue not given; osmose, morses, crosse, rosace†
551PITCHERVHCWhat a vessel! Guaranteed to produce an uneasy sensation inside for everyone!itch in per, & lit.
1958-1959
529BUTTY-COLLIERVHCUnderground Collaborator Perverts T.U.C.—Tory Libelanag.
521SOUPVHCAugustus declined it with increasing vigour—previously very good, thereafter in revoltso up & lit.; ref. Struwwelpeter story
519RIDICULE (DLM)SecondRoast the turkey, baste with lard,
Stuff with garlic—Dieu vous garde!
 
517CAROTIDVHCCaptain takes a collapse in hand—brings fresh blood to bowler’s pitch!a rot in Cid; bowler hat
508CUMBERGROUNDVHC“It’s not worth a fig.” The Physician is mentioned in the hint. Take it! Then the derivation is apparent!MB in cue + r + ground; Chambers def. refers to Luke 13.7, “why cumbereth it the ground” (KJV)
1957-1958
486BARACANVHCButler returns with a tankard of old—good strong stuff!RAB (rev.) a can; ref. R. A. Butler, politician
482LEASING-MAKERVHCGiven proper editing, managers like an unscrupulous reporteranag.
1955-1956
343EPIGONIFirstPtolemy, Seleucus and Co. have a feast on dividing the crowns of Egypt and Indiapig on in E, I; successors to Alexander
1954 (2)
325MARRYINGThirdConjugation involves the right endings in grammar—very trying!(gram)mar (ve)ry (try)ing
297CONTRAPUNTALVHCKind of bark with flat bottom A in deep-voiced lady unused to combining melodiespunt1 + A in contral(to)
295SENSE-ORGANSVHCNewspapers don’t lead opinion here. The Herald appeals to some—The Observer exploits others!sense (= opinion) + organs (newspapers), 2 cryptic mngs.
1954 (1)
263We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)ThirdWet hosts—should know the Nile at night 
1953 (1)
211CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIESVHCReal crossing jam—pedestrian waits!anag.; wait1 (n.)
209ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)VHCThe virtue of a dome of silence is no peal from it!dome; anag.; elapse = pass quietly
1952 (2)
204ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThey burn Christian sinne/r. I bled. Ay. It was cruel!Nero
1951 (2)
180HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)VHC“I’ll set out to tea. C/an Toby go, d-doctor?” Zamenhof criedEsperanto; Dr L. L. Z.
1950 (2)
148FILIBUSTERSecondPetty Liberal and Unionist in wanton strife obstruct legislationLib U in anag.
147GATHERVHCIncrease Goliath?cryptic def.; G. of Gath, i.e. Gath-er (cf. Londoner)
1949 (2)
117LIONVHC74 shillings for an old Scotsman—51, 11 and 12 exactly!LI + O (11, medieval) + n. (noon)
113CRICKETERVHCWhat is Crappit-head? Cod’s head with bits of rice, leek, suet, and pepperc(od), ric(e), (lee)k, (su)et, (pepp)er; see crap2 in C.; ref. Jack Crapp, batsman in England’s 1948-9 winter tour
110LEVIGATEFirstSmooth passage after a vile stormanag. of vile + gate
107STRAMASHVHCTrim in a sense may involve mortality—vide a digression in the middle volume of Tristram Shandy!(Tri)stram Sha(ndy) with ‘a’ relocated; trim = thrash; ref. Cpl. Trim’s speech on subject of death, T.S. Vol. 5
105SMITHEREENSVHCThese miners show little signs of strikinganag.
1949 (1)
103MOSESVHCSuffers disease, as a horse. Mosquitoes leave nothing out!mosquitoes less quit 0; mose = to have glanders
96INTERLOCKVHCMarry! Pope’s advice to Lord Petre and Miss Arabella Fermor when separated?cryptic def.; ref. ‘Rape of the Lock’, written to allay quarrel
95SPOONERVHCSelf-styled master of queue knowledge? He appears to exert a playful shove!2 mngs.; master, not capitalised = Warden; S. was Warden of New College 1903-24; spoon = shove
1948 (2)
91CRETONNEVHCNo centre to broken deck-chair? Jolly tough!anag.; i.e. to deck chair
90ROTHERVHCIn due course East passes Robert’s bridge contract and South doubles, making a wry mouth to declarercryptic def.; i.e. Robertsbridge, ‘Rye’, on course of river in Sussex
81CHARADEVHCTechnique, said Torquemada (without question quite mad), is needed for this playful puzzleanag. less anag. of q. q. m.; [see comments]

 
HCs awarded to Col P. S. Baines
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1975-1976
  183 PICKLE
 
1974-1975
  139 PIEPOWDER
  135 GABIONADE
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
  92 BRAINWASH
  79 SLAPSTICK
  75 GROCETERIA
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
  66 NONSENSE
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  40 FANTOCCINI
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1154 CLARIONET
  1143 MORGIANA
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1969-1970
  1093 MARTINET
  1080 ANDROMEDA
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  989 GRENADINE
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  949 BROWSING
 
1965-1966
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
 
1964-1965
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
 
1963-1964
  800 Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)
  790 PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  764 SHIMMY-SHAKE
  760 METAMORPHOSE
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  703 SCAPEMENT
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  678 TESSELLATED
  664 MANIPULATE
 
1960-1961
  608 CUSTOMER
  604 APOSTROPHISE
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
  582 MARRY
  578 GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)
  555 JURYWOMAN
  547 STORMY
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 LEAD-LINE
 
1956-1957
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
  347 TELEVISOR
  334 CHEROOT
  329 HAMADRYAD
 
1954 (2)
  304 ORLEANS
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  269 ASCENT
  267 TRADE
  265 THERMAE
 
1953 (2)
  247 VAMPIRE
 
1953 (1)
  213 LEMONADE
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
  187 GROWLER
 
1951 (2)
  178 HIDEOUS
 
1951 (1)
  160 RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1950 (2)
  151 OPEN-SESAME
 
1950 (1)
  118 MARAVEDI
 
1949 (2)
  116 WATERLOO
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  112 SHEET (DLM)
  111 PLEASANT
  109 PERI
 
1949 (1)
  102 ARCHIMEDES
  94 SARDELLE
 
1948 (2)
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  83 BUDAPEST
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
 


Annual Honours record of Col P. S. Baines
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1975-19760 1 1
1974-19750 2 3
1973-19740 0 7
1972-19730 1 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 5
1969-19700 1 4
1968-19690 1 2
1967-19680 1 1
1966-19670 0 2
1965-19660 0 1
1964-19650 0 1
1963-19640 2 6
1962-19630 2 2
1961-19620 2 3
1960-19611 (1, 0, 0) 1 3
1959-19600 3 6
1958-19591 (0, 1, 0) 4 4 8
1957-19580 2 0
1956-19570 0 1
1955-19561 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
1954 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 14
1954 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 0 4
1953 (2)0 0 1
1953 (1)0 2 1
1952 (2)0 1 0
1952 (1)0 0 2
1951 (2)0 1 1
1951 (1)0 0 1
1950 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 1
1950 (1)0 0 1
1949 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 4 5 4
1949 (1)0 3 2
1948 (2)0 3 2
1948 (1)0 0 1