Clues written by E. L. Mellersh
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E. L. Mellersh2834217635Jan 1948Dec 196820y 11m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1967-1968
984Word containing a first name (Anonymous)VHCConnection coming in time—it’s nonsensical with five lines in useLIM-ERIC-K; Linklater, author; link later
1964-1965
839GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe la/mination may be due to dis-eased layers 
1961-1962
669DRUMVHCMeagre fish, been in the deep freeze, and the Duke of Plaza Toro’s particular3 mngs.; drumfish, glaciated ridge, and ref. Gondoliers, “own particular d.”
1959-1960
582MARRYFirstYou may have to stop being a Rolling Stone and have a Moss Gathering to do thiscryptic def.; ref. Moss Bros. outfitters [see comments in Slip no. 586]
1957-1958
477SEDATENESSVHCSeated unstably above the haunt of a fearsome creature—that should make you think of gravity!anag. + Ness; Loch N. Monster
451MEGAPODEVHCIndigenous Australian with distant relations in Surrey thinks the Mound ought to be on the Ovalcryptic def.; m. lays eggs in a mound, related to grouse, etc.; ref. stand at Lord’s
438MACARONIVHCNut may be bolted, as it slips down easily2 mngs; nut = a fool (Webster)
1956-1957
415When the snow lay round about (Anagram)First“What laud you?” “The new-born Son.” 
1954 (2)
316BATHROOMThirdIn this enclosure the favourite’s the one to put something on and to get away quicklycryptic def., i.e. vacate bathroom quickly
1954 (1)
281SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)VHCDives from the high board with these satisfied one of the neighbours who couldn’t take a dip laterneighbours; cryptic def.; board = table; ref Luke xvi. 21, 24
265THERMAESecondThey are seen coming up from the Underground—busts that are fitted to a TT + Hermae; escalator advts.
1953 (2)
249BALMFirstOld console—for a hand-blown organcryptic def.; balm (vb.) = soothe; i.e. for the nose
1953 (1)
221BUNTHORNEVHCAppreciated by the Chancellor, sang Pooh Bahi.e. expressing disappointment; “He pays his taxes”, Act I init., and Mikado
1951 (2)
177DESOLATEVHCClement in this kind of place? Certainly not. But soon, perhaps!cryptic def.; ref. C. Attlee and imminent Gen. Election
1951 (1)
166RACHIDESVHC“Are these axes or floral receptacles?” Munnings murmurs disapprovinglyRA chides, 2 defs.; ref. Battersea Park sculptures for Festival of Britain, and Sir Alfred M.
164NEWTONVHCBarrow boy (modern style) studied fruit and knew how to make moneynew ton2; ref. Newton’s tutor Isaac B., apple, N.’s law of gravity; Master of Mint
158RATINGVHCThere’s money in a bit of the old mattress cover: take the ticking offtin in rag1; tick3
156LAVEROCKVHCA little bird tells what is left in Scone—large detached stoneaver2, rock; ref. theft of Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950
155LYTERIANVHCWhen the thermometer falls gradually in this manner, is it broken? It nearly isanag.
1950 (2)
143LAMPREYVHCStrike victim found on the rocks—only reply—Am Brokelam prey, anag.
1949 (2)
116WATERLOOVHCThe end of Pompey’s line and a Caesar’s rule2 mngs.; Portsmouth railway line; Napoleon
105SMITHEREENSThirdFine result of close cannons: a big breakcryptic def.; snooker
1949 (1)
97NESTORVHCGold beyond the North-East strait—he sought and gave adviceNE St or2; ref. Argonaut
92PARTRIDGEVHCNot a full back, but strong on the wingi.e. part ridge; ridge = the back (obs.)
1948 (2)
88BRISTOLVHCO sweet Will’s home on Avon!—misplaced apostrophe!cryptic def.; home of Wills Tobacco; river of B., cf. Stratford-upon-Avon
85SERGEANTThirdHe would make a saint shrivel and turn green: yet, having received stripes, he seeks a crown aboveanag. of a St green; i.e. insignia of Staff Sgt.
1948 (1)
76VALEDICTORYVHCAs the molten lead poured into his flagship, Nelson gave this messageanag. in Victory; ref. death of Nelson at Trafalgar
67SURFEIT (DLM)VHCI will always say “Must fire Strachey” when I can’t get more than enough to eatmore than enough; ref. John S., Min. of Food

 
HCs awarded to E. L. Mellersh
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Ximenes competitions
 
1968-1969
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1023 CONSOLE
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
 
1967-1968
  989 GRENADINE
  962 PALING
 
1966-1967
  935 MALAPROP
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  885 GALIMATIAS
 
1963-1964
  782 SWELL
 
1962-1963
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  656 FIDDLESTICKS
 
1960-1961
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1959-1960
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  569 PROPOSAL
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  521 SOUP
 
1957-1958
  486 BARACAN
  469 DAISY
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  421 DOVETAIL
  404 POLENTA
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
  343 EPIGONI
  334 CHEROOT
  329 HAMADRYAD
 
1954 (2)
  302 MARTIN
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  291 APAGOGE
  287 MANCHESTER
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  277 PRODIGALLY
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  271 TRIPLET
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  241 MANDOLINE
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1953 (1)
  225 TOUCHSTONES
  213 LEMONADE
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  203 WEATHERS
  200 ACCOUNT
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
  190 CHEQUERS
  187 GROWLER
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  175 HAIR-LINE
  174 ANACREONTICS
  173 HATCHING
  170 GUINEA
 
1951 (1)
  165 CABBAGE
  162 TITANESS
  157 ORANGE
 
1950 (2)
  153 SAMISENS
  148 FILIBUSTER
  139 HECATOMB
  135 STRIPPED
 
1950 (1)
  124 BARHAM or BRAMAH
  122 LEATHER
 
1949 (2)
  110 LEVIGATE
 
1949 (1)
  103 MOSES
  100 Word containing ADDING
  99 SCARABEE
  96 INTERLOCK
  94 SARDELLE
 
1948 (2)
  91 CRETONNE
  86 ODOMETER
 
1948 (1)
  75 PETROLEUSES
  68 ANTIGROPELOS
 


Annual Honours record of E. L. Mellersh
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1968-19690 0 3
1967-19680 1 2
1966-19670 0 1
1965-19660 0 3
1964-19650 1 0
1963-19640 0 1
1962-19630 0 1
1961-19620 1 1
1960-19610 0 2
1959-19601 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
1958-19590 0 2
1957-19580 3 2
1956-19571 (1, 0, 0) 0 3
1955-19560 0 4
1954 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 0 4
1954 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 6
1953 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 3
1953 (1)0 1 3
1952 (2)0 0 5
1952 (1)0 0 4
1951 (2)0 1 5
1951 (1)0 5 3 10
1950 (2)0 1 4
1950 (1)0 0 2
1949 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
1949 (1)0 2 5
1948 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 2
1948 (1)0 2 2