Clues written by J. Thompson
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J. Thompson3016237237Mar 1948Dec 196517y 9m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1960-1961
630STREAKYFirstThis kind of shot is hit into the air, with not quite the full pace in ittrea(d) in sky, & lit.; shot, adj.; sky, vb.; ref. cricket [see comments]
624PSYCHIATER (DLM)VHCAre you a cypher? “Stimulo” removes your inhibitions! 
1959-1960
560CONGENITALLYVHCAb origine? Only G.C.E. Latin is needed for translationanag.
1958-1959
512NAYLOR (Libel)SecondShe’ll make do with any queer fellow with a title, even if he hasn’t a penny: round about fifty there’s no alternativeanag. + lor(d), L in nay or
1957-1958
467A humorous definition (Humorous definition)VHCBUS—Conveyance run for the general public—or vice versa 
464STRAWEDVHCQueen Elizabeth’s tossed about: steward sickanag.; ref. Elizabeth I and liner
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)VHCReading, oddly enough, isn’t on Thames—makes one ponder!wonder; anag.; i.e. reading oddly
1956-1957
430GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDi/e if you must, Daddy, but don’t go down! 
1955-1956
377MALISONVHCNo trump raise with a singleton heart? It’s asking for trouble!I in no slam (rev.), & lit.; slam = trump, game
329HAMADRYADSecondBody found in trunk: Yard in a flap following furious chasing after gunmen.HA (Heavy Artillery) + mad + anag.
1954 (2)
293CABVHCA Scotsman takes one—it may be with hesitation!—if he’s having a flingcab(er), & lit.
1954 (1)
279CRYPTOGRAMVHCThere’s obscure writing, rumour and talk of a doubtful nature about Churchill going roundcry + argot (rev.) in PM; ref. rumours following C.’s stroke in 1953
277PRODIGALLYVHCThe bright young thing is embracing everybody in a wanton mannerall in prodigy
1953 (2)
257PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)SecondThe sort of light entertainment you don’t look for on the ThirdBBC Third Programme; 3rd Nov
251UNMETHODICALVHCYou can have the clue! I’m hot and bothered—inclined to leave things to chanceanag.
1953 (1)
213LEMONADEVHCLen made a duck—tickled a fizzer!anag. incl. 0; ref. Len Hutton, Yorkshire & England batsman
207PAGEANTVHCAttentive boy—model of industry—result, exhibition!page ant
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERSecondA fair cop here? Half pint on top of wee drop—hopelessly intoxicated!pi(nt) + anag.
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCDope case to be tried here: Keep it under your hat!knowledge, box1; dope = information
1952 (1)
188Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)VHCFear Cimber, what he doesor, Fear what he, Cimber, does
187GROWLERThirdPotential Home Guard increase supported by Butler: objection withdrawngrow + (but)ler; ref. R.A. Butler, CE, and 1952 reconstitution of the Home Guard
1951 (2)
168PIPS (Misprints)VHCOur agency has set right many a match gone wrong: a card will find uswatch; 2 mngs.; time signal
1951 (1)
165CABBAGEVHCAppropriate material for a B.B.C. Variety Timeanag. + age; cabbage2
162TITANESSVHCMoving about in a Test’s a feminine enormityanag.
157ORANGEVHCPithy address to a fuel consumeri.e. O range!
1950 (2)
151OPEN-SESAMEThirdPatent oil-producer may cause unemployment in key industryopen sesame
135STRIPPEDVHCMade a faux pas on the Sabbath, is exposed and perhaps unfrockedS + tripped
1950 (1)
121SNAPSHOTVHCAfter a light meal one pellet will suffice: it’s taken in an instant!snap + shot
1949 (2)
115MISNOMERVHCFaulty calling: it disregards the spade conventioncryptic def.; ‘call a spade a spade’; ref. bridge
1948 (2)
86ODOMETERVHCYou may reorganise or demote if you like, but it’s a revolutionary measureanag. of or demote

 
HCs awarded to J. Thompson
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Ximenes competitions
 
1965-1966
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1964-1965
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
 
1962-1963
  712 RHEUMATICKY
 
1961-1962
  673 ERISTICAL
  669 DRUM
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
  647 MADCAP
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  638 BUREAUCRAT
  634 BEDSTEAD
  621 CHASE
  617 COLOPHONY
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
  608 CUSTOMER
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1959-1960
  571 PESTER
  547 STORMY
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
  495 PARTISAN
  490 CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  477 SEDATENESS
  456 PLAFOND
  447 TOUSLE
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  404 POLENTA
 
1955-1956
  382 ABSTAIN
  373 PRESTONPANS
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  267 TRADE
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  249 BALM
  247 VAMPIRE
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  225 TOUCHSTONES
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
 
1952 (2)
  195 WALLABAS
 
1952 (1)
  190 CHEQUERS
  185 STOUT
  183 SAUSAGES
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  178 HIDEOUS
  176 SPIGOT
  175 HAIR-LINE
  174 ANACREONTICS
  171 SERINGAS
  170 GUINEA
 
1951 (1)
  159 SPANIEL
  158 RATING
 
1950 (2)
  152 SEA-LION
  150 CAPILLAMENTS
  143 LAMPREY
  139 HECATOMB
 
1949 (2)
  117 LION
  113 CRICKETER
  107 STRAMASH
 
1949 (1)
  104 STARE (Printer’s Devilry)
  100 Word containing ADDING
  97 NESTOR
  96 INTERLOCK
  95 SPOONER
  94 SARDELLE
  93 BUMBLE-PUPPY
 
1948 (2)
  88 BRISTOL
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  81 CHARADE
 
1948 (1)
  72 TEMPLE BAR
 


Annual Honours record of J. Thompson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1965-19660 0 1
1964-19650 0 1
 
1962-19630 0 1
1961-19620 0 4
1960-19611 (1, 0, 0) 1 8
1959-19600 1 2
1958-19591 (0, 1, 0) 0 5
1957-19580 3 4
1956-19570 1 3
1955-19561 (0, 1, 0) 1 2
1954 (2)0 1 0
1954 (1)0 2 3
1953 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1953 (1)0 2 4
1952 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 1
1952 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 3
1951 (2)0 1 7
1951 (1)0 3 2
1950 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 4
1950 (1)0 1 0
1949 (2)0 1 3
1949 (1)0 0 7
1948 (2)0 1 3
1948 (1)0 0 1