Clues written by E. Gomersall
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E. Gomersall39253210346Aug 1953May 200349y 9m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1996-1997
1273SIPOREXFirstFigure with hole in. It might have been carved by Hepworthpore in six
Ximenes competitions
1966-1967
933COTTABUSThirdOut in small boats, tossing in the drink—not a sport for the youth of todaytabu in cots; out = forbidden
1965-1966
882SNAPDRAGONVHCA cold spell—a fierce one too. It’s a blooming rarity at this time of year!snap dragon
1964-1965
821SOMERSETVHCCheddar is one of my delights—but disturbed rest follows just a little!some + anag.; Cheddar in S.
812ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)VHCSimple alteration of seat in fitting, involved rub inside, without warning!anag.; anag. in apt; simple (n.) = a medicine; ref. dubious tailoring practice
808WAGONERVHCThe Ring in its former heavenly arrangementO in Wagner; former, n.; ref. constellation Auriga
1963-1964
796STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)VHCVessel for cleansing one bad man at the foot of a holy oneore; St. + rake
782SWELLVHCSulphur spring—a means of increasing the tone of any organS well
769PENNYVHCCoin dam near out of date!pen2 ny (= nigh, obs.); ref. plans for decimalisation
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHCMy inside shivers in foretaste of the Twist!my in shim, shake (both= shiver); see shiver2
760METAMORPHOSEVHCChange experienced before some large butterflies appear over Camberwell way?met a (= ante) Morpho SE
1962-1963
746INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCPo/t on, and flowers will be seen on many football groundsleague players R. Pointer, J. Mitton, R. Flowers
712RHEUMATICKYVHCWith joints that ache and creak with humidity, I’d cut out swimminganag. less I’d
1961-1962
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)VHCMaking a mess of our pram with a spoon, maybe. / The young shaver finds it easy to scratch—this small child at home!anag.; ch. + in
673ERISTICALVHCDescribes cat and dog in characteristic altercationhidden & lit.
651NIPCHEESEVHCHe is tight with penceanag. & lit.
647MADCAPFirstCake with nuts on topmad + cap; C. gives cake = madcap
1960-1961
638BUREAUCRATVHCTake Vichy water in car, but rum is a worthy adjunct to the office tea strength!r eau (Fr.) in anag.
617COLOPHONYVHCStill remains after making the household solvent— half the coin, a pound, and a ring of doubtful value!co(in) L O phony; i.e. C. remains once turpentine is evaporated
1959-1960
582MARRYThirdMonkey about on the railway, and get hitched up in the permanent way!ram (rev.) + Ry; ram = monkey
555JURYWOMANVHCWife, after journey without one, does justice to one at the bar!j(o)ur(ne)y + woman
547STORMYVHCAfter Sunday, there’s an idle tale about the Mail having the wind up properly!S + RM in toy
1958-1959
534RAIL-SPLITTERVHCI saw trunks especially for the pale in America—fancy little pairs, the last thing in underwear!anag. + r
495PARTISANVHCMany are the places I made uncomfortable for the occupier. Split is one!part is an: S. in Yugoslavia: split (vb.) = part
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCPay attention at the rear of the class!rear; cl + ear
1957-1958
482LEASING-MAKERSecondLearner driving gently over former instructor in rebellion?L + easing + maker
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)VHCSociety and fashionable people are wrapped up in terrier’s lot, rising above yonder!wonder; S tonish men in TA (rev.)
438MACARONIVHCFancy marocain, suitable for putting under Italian waistcoatsanag.
1956-1957
415When the snow lay round about (Anagram)VHCSelwyn had to woo U.N. but he ran!S. Lloyd, Foreign Secretary
400Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)VHCAh! x, you old ruddy soak! (6)lac-dye; la + CD + ye
1954 (2)
306CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)VHCTo cheat the unfortunate chance, I stuff some in the bank for safety!anag.; ram part
297CONTRAPUNTALVHCShowing signs of additional strain in scoring? Stake a pound on the other side!contra punt3 a L
289CISTERNVHC101, and hard as nails, in spite of being a constant pipe-fillerCI stern
1954 (1)
277PRODIGALLYVHCHow the Liberal Party carries on has everyone in wonder!all in prodigy; party = person
1953 (2)
249BALMVHCTake a couple of afternoons away from space-filling for a newspaper—the rest will do you good!Balaam less a, a; press slang
247VAMPIREVHCStoker’s work provides one with an absorbing career!cryptic def.; ref. Bram S., Dracula
243LODESTARVHCOldest arrangement, before the inception of arithmetic, used as an aid to navigationa in anag., & lit.

 
HCs awarded to E. Gomersall
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2002-2003
  1615 RUGATE
 
1999-2000
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1385 PANTRIES
  1376 LOGO
 
1996-1997
  1290 NITERIE
  1286 CHALET
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1225 CURRY
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1216 CHAPERON
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1186 GRISELDA
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1990-1991
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
 
1987-1988
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
 
1982-1983
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  45 NEMORAL
  36 CRUSADER
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1145 GENIPAP
  1140 CALLOUS
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  916 DIAPASON
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  864 PATERNAL
  860 CORSAGE
 
1964-1965
  817 WYLIE-COATS
 
1963-1964
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  773 FIT-OUT
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
  734 NASALITY
  725 SILENUS
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
  708 HEARTS
  703 SCAPEMENT
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  686 FEMALE
  678 TESSELLATED
  676 TRELLIS (DLM)
  664 MANIPULATE
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
 
1960-1961
  634 BEDSTEAD
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
 
1959-1960
  578 GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)
  569 PROPOSAL
  551 PITCHER
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  521 SOUP
  504 LEAD-LINE
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  486 BARACAN
  477 SEDATENESS
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  469 DAISY
  464 STRAWED
  456 PLAFOND
  451 MEGAPODE
  443 HALF-SEAS-OVER
 
1956-1957
  421 DOVETAIL
  412 SERVIETTE
  408 BILLET
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  382 ABSTAIN
  377 MALISON
  373 PRESTONPANS
  369 BERET
  356 METOPOSCOPY
  338 SHE-ASS
  334 CHEROOT
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  304 ORLEANS
  293 CAB
  291 APAGOGE
 
1954 (1)
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
  273 COUSIN
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  257 PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)
  253 DERATION
  251 UNMETHODICAL
 


Annual Honours record of E. Gomersall
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2002-20030 0 1
 
1999-20000 0 1
1998-19990 0 3
 
1996-19971 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
1995-19960 0 6
1994-19950 0 5
 
1990-19910 0 1
 
1987-19880 0 1
1986-19870 0 1
 
1982-19830 0 2
 
1972-19730 0 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 3
1969-19700 0 3
1968-19690 0 1
1967-19680 0 2
1966-19671 (0, 0, 1) 0 5
1965-19660 1 3
1964-19650 3 1
1963-19640 5 2 12
1962-19630 2 6
1961-19621 (1, 0, 0) 3 6 14
1960-19610 2 2
1959-19601 (0, 0, 1) 2 4 10
1958-19590 3 6
1957-19581 (0, 1, 0) 2 8 15
1956-19570 2 5
1955-19560 0 7
1954 (2)0 3 4
1954 (1)0 1 3
1953 (2)0 3 3