Clues written by C. Koop
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C. Koop61211488074Nov 1945May 196620y 6m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1965-1966
885GALIMATIASVHCLag as I am it makes sentence meaninglessanag.
1963-1964
780NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)VHCFancy Noel with a little British Summer Time! How topping—when fineanag. incl. BST
773FIT-OUTVHCLivery? Well then dash into the open!fit, hyphen, out
1961-1962
690ASCERTAINVHCIn case Art goes astray, make sure that’s kept right here!anag.; ref. e.g. Leonardo painting
673ERISTICALFirstRegarding con´troversy or controv´ersy, it is clear which is wronganag.
1957-1958
447TOUSLEVHCIt’s a rather ’iggledy-piggledy ’otel you’ll find us in: you’ll have to rough things!us in anag.
1956-1957
434CARTONVHCOne can make a packet on the Exchange—or can’t, as the case may beanag., 2 defs.
412SERVIETTEVHCWhat a sitter Eve would make as illustration of a front cover for The Fall!anag.; ref. Camus novel
404POLENTAVHCFare to Italy—including meals! This is where to take the plane to for a changeanag.; meal = grain
1955-1956
343EPIGONIVHCNo “Queen” to appear in an improper peignoir! (In the contest those who succeeded triumphed with a vengeance!)anag. less R; ref. Sophocles, ‘Epigoni’
334CHEROOTVHCFor inspiration, drawing, treatment of foliage all rolled in one—that’s possibly Corot, eh?anag.; ref. 19c landscape painter
329HAMADRYADVHCI’d die if some feller destroyed my home (Mary’d had a sort of upset)anag.
1954 (2)
289CISTERNSecondMy room admits so much wet—it’s nicer shuffling about the street!St in anag.
1954 (1)
261DECANTERVHCIn me you see that drawn, down-trodden expression after losing the depositcryptic def.; ref. wine-making, lees
259AGANIPPEVHCI take a nip, a peg perhaps—when I’ve palpitations. (Well—of all the artful women!)anag.; i.e. Muses
1953 (2)
255SCUTTLEVHCAfter shuffling let’s cut—and pass quickly. What I hold has usually a black outlook!anag., 2 defs.
249BALMSecondIt’s appeasement that leads you by the nose. Rub that in!3 mngs.
239GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAs a guide to skiers, in wen/t Ethel! And Mark’s to follow!Wengen, Switzerland
1953 (1)
223MELODRAMEVHCA piece of ham? Not for a song nowadays!cryptic def.; ham acting; ref. high meat prices
1952 (2)
205CANTANKEROUSVHCKate can run so wild! That’s how she struck Petruchioanag.; ref. Taming of the S.
202SPALPEENVHCWanted—Cork limb. Would exchange for apples—New England varietyanag. incl. NE; limb = imp
200ACCOUNTVHCBill, missing nothing, shows how to shift the cocoa-nut!anag. less 0
1952 (1)
189SALTIREVHCA sinister figure appears, crossing Right. It’s Lear—quite mad!anag.; heraldic mng. of sinister; ref. King Lear, IV:6
1951 (2)
176SPIGOTVHCWhen one’s in a hole it’s the check on outgoings that can be bitter!cryptic def.
174ANACREONTICSVHCLyrics on Love, Wine—possibly on Circe, Satananag.
173HATCHINGVHCWhat concerns many sitters is the artist’s treatment of lines—it makes them cross!2 mngs.; hatch2,3
1951 (1)
166RACHIDESVHCThese blooming branch lines! Always behind, they hold everybody up2 mngs.
165CABBAGEVHCThis kind of grub at the Savoy can be ruinous—a little dear chez Maxim’s too!cryptic def.; cabbage grub; ref. Savoy & Maxim’s restaurants; chou (Fr.)
159SPANIELThirdDue to spring perhaps, he’ll soon find some flapper falling for his fetching ways!cryptic def.; springer s.; flapper = game bird; s. may be gun dog or retriever [see comments]
157ORANGEVHC“With how depraved a quality—O Regan!” (This fruity line is nothing to the row that follows!)anag., 0 range; ref. King Lear II.4
1950 (2)
153SAMISENSVHCMessina’s tremors shown by recording instruments in Tokyoanag.; ref. Sicilian city destroyed by earthquake in 1908
152SEA-LIONSecondHis essay on fish would go with a roaranag. of Elia’s + on; see Elia’s on hash
147GATHERFirstIt’s vital to get harvests—waistcoats off!anag. of get har(vests); [see comments]
146BELDAMEVHCHow the blade trembles before me! Stage fright?anag. + me; ref. Macbeth II.1 and witches
143LAMPREYThirdOne reading of Mr. Paley’s evidences was too much for Henry!anag.; ref. William P., theologian, and death of Hen. I
139HECATOMBVHCThat bumping off theory in practice, so altogether fatal to one’s beastly century!cryptic def.; ref. cricket; sacrifice of 100 cattle (Brewer)
1949 (2)
116WATERLOOVHCIn a big fight I’m well content with a game finish—or a towel thrown in!water (content of well) + loo (card game)
106HELIOTROPEVHCA signaller in peril, he too can make a bloomer mixing up red with blueanag. of peril he too; 2 defs., see heliograph
105SMITHEREENSVHCI sent “Hermes” carelessly packed for an exhibition of pieces—and look what’s happened!anag.
1949 (1)
100Word containing ADDINGVHCSustaining drones after inflation is enough to make Old Nick go sad!sack-doodling; anag.; bagpipes
99SCARABEEVHCWhen is a dor not a dor? When it’s a charm!cryptic def.; dor = mockery and dung-beetle
95SPOONERVHCI might say Kew knowledge made me famous—for frizzy daisies!cryptic def.; New College; dizzy phrases
1948 (2)
85SERGEANTVHCThe way to ruin gets near—the constable and the inspector between them have got me!anag.; ref. police ranks
1948 (1)
72TEMPLE BARVHCWhat those City folk went through was the limit—one above the cheek-bone then another buffet!temple + bar; boundary of City of London
70GARBAGEThirdCattle truck? Rubbish! It’s those beastly tubes that are unfit for usetruck = rubbish: tubes = bowels
1947 (2)
65PIVOTVHCYou turn a revolver on me, and, depend on it—you’ll swing!cryptic def.
63STILETTOVHCYou may say “Good-bye” for ever, should this possibly let Tosti touch you too deeplyanag.; ref. song ‘Good-bye!’, music by Paolo T.
61CREASYVHCIn a hundred odd years I may be gathered into the foldC + anag. of years
58ECLIPSEVHCDiana naturally takes umbrage when she comes across another body in the passage!cryptic def.; Goddess of moon; umbrage = shadow
57THEORBOSSecondRare plucked ’uns, they had the guts for these neck and neck affairscryptic def.; gut strings
1947 (1)
50APOSTLESecondHaving cause to prop a gate that’s closed he upholds it: see holdercrytic def.; i.e. propagate, bishop’s see
48ADONIS (Knock-knock)VHC—— one of the nutsa dough ’un is
45RATTENEDVHCNo tool in the hands of the independent labour party after this!cryptic def.; ILP MPs defected to Labour Party in 1947
43DRESSINGVHCPick me up, says the drill-sergeant, or you may get me down; I’m tiring3 mngs.; d. = proper alignment of troops, drill (OED); dressing down; tire3 = dress
1946 (2)
37MISLABELVHCPut a wrong construction on and you may find ulterior aims’ll be used in evidenceanag.
36TARTARUSVHCWhere many a “wrong ’un” sent down down under is held in the deepcryptic def.; realm below Hell
31APRIORISTVHCA spirit or otherwise, I’ll follow my leader anywhere in reasonanag.
28HELCOSISThirdThe Way of All Proud Fleshcryptic def.; proud = raised; cf. Samuel Butler title
1945 (2)
20NIERSTEINERVHCSomething expressed as light, and still capable of making Einstein erranag.; i.e. previously pressed; light, still wine
15ARRANGESSecondWhat one does in the placing, more or less like a Ranji’s, makes a difference to the score‘a-Ranji’s’; music score; ref. Ranjitsinhji, cricketer
1945 (1)
11IMMANACLESecond“Put on Bill Bowes!” That’s a sound suggestioni.e. sound of ‘bilboes’; cricketer

 
HCs awarded to C. Koop
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Ximenes competitions
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
 
1964-1965
  825 COACHES
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  764 SHIMMY-SHAKE
 
1962-1963
  725 SILENUS
 
1961-1962
  686 FEMALE
 
1960-1961
  621 CHASE
  617 COLOPHONY
  608 CUSTOMER
 
1959-1960
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  569 PROPOSAL
 
1958-1959
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  517 CAROTID
  508 CUMBERGROUND
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  469 DAISY
  456 PLAFOND
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  421 DOVETAIL
  417 SINECURE
  408 BILLET
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  364 HELLEBORE
  351 LUSTRE
  338 SHE-ASS
 
1954 (2)
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  302 MARTIN
  297 CONTRAPUNTAL
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  291 APAGOGE
  287 MANCHESTER
 
1954 (1)
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
  277 PRODIGALLY
  273 COUSIN
  269 ASCENT
  265 THERMAE
 
1953 (2)
  247 VAMPIRE
  241 MANDOLINE
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  227 CATEGORIES
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  199 HONESTY
  198 THIRD
  195 WALLABAS
 
1952 (1)
  185 STOUT
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
 
1951 (2)
  179 CADRE
  177 DESOLATE
  175 HAIR-LINE
  172 GARNISHER
  171 SERINGAS
  169 HOUSE
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  161 TILLER
  156 LAVEROCK
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
 
1950 (1)
  130 MODERN
  124 BARHAM or BRAMAH
  123 LEECHES
  122 LEATHER
 
1949 (2)
  117 LION
  109 PERI
 
1949 (1)
  98 HUMERI
  96 INTERLOCK
  94 SARDELLE
  92 PARTRIDGE
 
1948 (2)
  91 CRETONNE
  90 ROTHER
  89 SEASON
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  82 CURARE
 
1948 (1)
  75 PETROLEUSES
  73 RHODESIA
  68 ANTIGROPELOS
  67 SURFEIT (DLM)
 
1947 (2)
  59 TAME
 


Annual Honours record of C. Koop
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1965-19660 1 3
1964-19650 0 2
1963-19640 2 1
1962-19630 0 1
1961-19621 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
1960-19610 0 3
1959-19600 0 2
1958-19590 0 3
1957-19580 1 4
1956-19570 3 4
1955-19560 3 4
1954 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 6
1954 (1)0 2 5
1953 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 2 3 15
1953 (1)0 1 2
1952 (2)0 3 4
1952 (1)0 1 2
1951 (2)0 3 7
1951 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 3 2 10
1950 (2)3 (1, 1, 1) 3 1 3
1950 (1)0 0 4
1949 (2)0 3 2
1949 (1)0 3 4
1948 (2)0 1 5
1948 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 4
1947 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 4 1 7
1947 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 3 0 5
1946 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 3 0 5
1945 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 0
1945 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 0