Clues written by A. Lawrie
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A. Lawrie117410103176131Dec 1956Sep 199235y 9m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1992-1993
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCGo too near in slips and it’s out for ducksducks; anag. less 00
1048GALLOPADEVHCA pale gold liquid is what a jigger might displayjigger = dance, measure for drinks
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA good firm ho/uri’s popular with holidaymakers 
1024PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCMaxim ready throughout times men are in tumultSEM(PRE SENT)IMENT; anag.
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHCSchool sap dressed to serve as of old in uniform cap, trim hair, we hear, is what may please teachersch. + anag. + ka; ‘pare mane’
1013ALVEARYVHCWhere metamorphosis of larvae close to honey may be foundanag. + y, & lit.
1004OIL PAINTINGSVHCPlain gits? No ——, I fancy!anag. & lit.
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCLots of chips will make you plump and full of face3 meanings
974AVANT-PROPOSThirdSee one in part Poos played?v. an in anag., & lit.; ref steps by Jacques Poos towards EC-Iraq talks
969BUNTERVHCComparatively dull, lacking luminance, drabb(l)unter
956SPEAR-SIDEVHCDescent of man – dies having erred and eaten fruitpears in anag.
952STAR (Spoonerisms)VHCBlight in the loo from flow-back of water at stopcocklight ... blue; hidden rev.
1989-1990
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCA-Z is Crowther in disguise and ’e’s out to thwart filling it incross in anag. less e
904VOETGANGERVHCIt can spell dangers, while wingless, to veganag. less d, s, & lit.
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)VHCAilment (a rash) should be treated without meanag. less me & lit.
1988-1989
887MONSTERSecondI make strong men both stop short and trembleanag. less g, n, & lit.
1987-1988
827MICKEY-TAKINGVHCChaff associated with corn needs removalmickey + taking
818EMBUSQUÉVHCAfter start of examination doctor takes a half of whisky. I’m not impressed!e MB usque(baugh)
816POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)VHCCrazy plot leads a child to love ‘Beano’anag. + ch. 0
814SPOUSAGEVHCFor example when ‘Unionist’ operations arise?e.g. as U ops (all rev.) & lit.
1986-1987
774VICTORINEVHCSome stole – old screw shut gang quickly insideto rin in vice
757ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)VHCOne who’s looked at a nicer home movesanag.; hooked
753SHEEPDOGSecondI restrain extended play between female and maleEP in she, dog, & lit.
735MALIGNVHCKnock Fell2 meanings; Pennine peak
1985-1986
731STRINGVHCSome horses train for one type of course3 meanings
709GINGERVHCConsort of William the First of Germany during turbulent reignG in anag.; ref. Richmal Crompton’s William
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCWhat can work at a ‘symphonic’ cure? This cancomp. anag. & lit.
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCCould be I’m not amnesic? No, not soanag. less so & lit.
683BANISHVHCIf in error don’t admit – do the opposite!an in bish; if = an2
1984-1985
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSpring turns a spent re/d ant green 
657SILLY-BILLYVHCWhat can suggest him? Bottom with one end of donkey cansill + y + billy
635ROSEMARYVHCMe leaves are memory’s in playanag. less me & lit.
1983-1984
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCWho led them to the foe in that foolish jaunt? 
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILVHCProduct of Salk, that is? No!anag. incl. i.e. & lit.
564PARAMENTVHCPast clothing not showing the first sign of impecuniousnesspa. ra(i)ment & lit.
558MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)SecondWhat’s made rout of English team after batting seen in most of their side!out; in in MC(C) + anag. incl. E, & lit.
1981-1982
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCNasty, he’d rob cemetery initially for dismemberinganag. incl. c, & lit.
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCA soft dress material – it looked nice over the countera, p, lustre; c = lower part of ship’s stern
452DISSENTERISMVHCRebellious D.E.S. Ministers might show itanag. & lit.
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCWhat dim signal could beanag. & lit.
423ACCOUTREVHCGet head of clinic in to cure a broken armc in anag.
1979-1980
401GO-AHEADVHCConductor gives me violin part to be added to incomplete scoregoa(l) head
397BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)SecondKings etc? Roughly their job is to rule us without hurt and lossrings; anag. less hurt, loss
1978-1979
352FAIRY LIGHTSVHCGive us Nowell then as glint we / Fir and holly might you seecomp. anag. & lit.
340BOOKSIEVHCBetter to devour ‘The Saint’ – than be so pretentious?S. in bookie
332NUT-CASEVHCWhere pie may be inferior to fruit cakenut + (printer’s) case
1977-1978
300SLINK-BUTCHERVHCHe’ll make sick stirk be lunch for usanag. & lit.
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTeenagers may be driven by Pop to show. Ma’s shy, st/eering mildly 
259TRANSIRESecondThis allows through passage at Prestwick to stuff I take inI r in transe & lit.
1976-1977
247FLIVVERVHCIn this an airman might carry ten, if split into two partiesV,V in flier & lit; 10 = V+V
229METRICATEVHC—— and make every transaction really involved, causing all to err initiallyinitial letters & lit.
208RALPHVHCReader of ‘The Rover’?2 meanings; Ralph R., Ralph the Rover (Southey); ref. comic
1975-1976
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCI show badly over will – reluctant about itilly shall in shy & lit.
183PICKLEVHCFor preserve try a wee drop of jam3 mngs.
161ANCONVHCIt might once have been described as an article in the American constitutionhidden; article = joint (obs.)
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCBomb scare had to cause diversionsanag.
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMint’s the source of creme de menthe – and that of m/oney 
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCCriminal brought back by law is, when in need of tombstone inscription and rope’s endlag (rev.) low’s RIP e & lit.
1973-1974
95THUNDERCLAPVHCHave lunch and depart tipsy – a heavy fall is likely after thisanag.
92BRAINWASHVHCIn war possibly, subject to pressure by degrees – horrificanag. in BAs + H, & lit.; H, former film classification
88BLOOMERYVHCWith endless blast my ore is reducedblo(w)+ anag.
75GROCETERIAVHCI regret a small company, being converted into a supermarketanag. incl. co.
1972-1973
36CRUSADERVHCI might prevail in fight against Saracens2 meanings: Christians v. Turks, tanks v. armoured cars
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCTrains held up. ‘Oh Mr. Marsh!’ I appeal, let rail strike end!’ 
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1162BEAM-ENDSVHCHusbands ensnared by the old entreaties—ribs keep them in their placemen in beads; rib = wife
1143MORGIANAVHCOne got after a piratical chief encompassing Ali’s end(Al)i in Morgan + a & lit.; ref. Capt. Henry M.
1135HILAIRE BELLOCVHCProduct of Balliol here—I associated with Chesterton initiallyanag. + C, & lit.; “B. made me …”; friend of G.K.C.
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)VHCSoar—an English river set in boggy groundsoak; Ouse in carr
1115FLESH-POTTERYVHCThis’ll give you fat round belly shape—soak uppot ret (rev.) all in fleshy, & lit.
1969-1970
1084ANGEL-FOODVHCGolfed on a broken down crummy course in the U.S.anag.; crummy, 2 mngs.
1066RAVE / PAIR (DLM)VHCBut with a prayer, a vow to crush the foe, have set forth caparisoned to brace himself for battlecrush = infatuation
1062CALLING-CRABFirstI need rousin’ before end of big claw comes into playcallin’ (bi)g crab3 & lit.
1968-1969
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCGag when snarl erupts—that’s what he needsanag., & lit.
1028SATIREFirstAre its cries for reform? Yesanag. & lit.
1010MOTORISTVHCIs in the wrong after a second short? He could bemo (= moment) + is in tort, & lit.; i.e. short drink
1967-1968
993JONATHANSecondPrematurely cut off beloved one who caused David to lamentjo(y) + Nathan, II Sam. 12, & lit.
987THING (Printer’s Devilry)FirstThere’s not so much war? M/en appeasin’ more? Woolly yarns!genappe
980OMNIBUSESVHCYou’ll find us in some little book stallsanag. inc. b, & lit.; stall2 vb.
975HALEVHCWell that would become a source of oil with Shell’s capitali.e. S(hell) + hale = shale
962PALINGVHCIt should be sound round a pounda L in ping, & lit.
958DRY MEASUREFirstWhat’ll do for durra—me? Yesanag. & lit.
1966-1967
949BROWSINGVHCForage cap is wrong, quite wrong, with beefeater’s headb + anag.; cap vb. imperative
945OBLITERATEVHCI’m cross through having fallen in love with scoldo + b-lit-erate
935MALAPROPVHCIt’s a mile to the French shore—you should have someone ready with a gaffm. à la prop; shore, vb.
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCIn pantomimes, Terry-Thomas is a comic actor it’s appropriate to look at when wanting an end to sadnesshidden; (s)peculate
916DIAPASONVHCWhat uses the full set of eight in a span? I doanag. & lit.; use = exercise
911DRAGONVHCA monitor’s the fellow to keep horseplay in checkrag in don
1965-1966
900PARAMECIA or PAREOEANSVHCBefore one in charge returns, sire meets odd mare, begetting little mule-like animals(paramecia; pa + anag. + a i/c (rev.)
898POCHARDVHCIt has (and sounds like!) one of those beaks fine for foraging‘poacher ‘; one pron
894WITENAGEMOTSecondA diet’s just the thing to be imposed on somebody that’s gone up about a stone in weightit + a gem in one (rev.) all in wt.
885GALIMATIASVHCUnfinished amalgam? It is, roughlyanag. less m
882SNAPDRAGONVHCCold spell to be unduly prolonged, it seems; I’ll spend the whole blooming time in bed!snap drag on
873VETERANSThirdErnest and Virginia have got spliced; they’ve had a long engagementanag. incl. Va
868DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)VHCScurf’s untidy and Red Indian people, we hear, find it on the occasional scalpanag.; ‘Tupi’; find, imper.
1964-1965
847FRENETICALVHCIn really high life, nectar is drunkanag.; high = violent, tempestuous
843PRISTINEVHCPrime Minister in favour? ’E’s out of it but makes a comeback in the end!pri(e)st + in + e
839GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMy garden’s abo/mination—time every plant was drowned at birth! 
832PENNY-WISE (Misprints)VHCWingate used to suggest “Fight with small units!”tight; win = penny, gate = manner; cf. Chindits
825COACHESVHCThe causes, often, of aspirations succeeding completelyco- (prefix) + aches (= aitches), & lit.; C. p. 1324
817WYLIE-COATSVHCNae less than twa cosy shifts to pass the night in!lie in anag., & lit.
808WAGONERVHCHe can change gear nowanag. & lit.
1963-1964
782SWELLVHCPanjandarum may be also written without the “A”(a)s well
773FIT-OUTVHCThe baggage must have little fidelity to be soliciting!fi(delity) + tout
769PENNYThirdI’m not worth much: dam near out of currencypen2 ny ( = nigh, obs.), & lit.; ref. plans for decimalisation
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHCGranddad’s twist is thin-cut plug—horrific—gosh, object about it!shim + H in my! sake1; H, film classification
750SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)VHCX must have a quarrel—he creates them! Stiff with envy, ’e gets upset where opponent in Lexicon comes out on top!cross words; anag.; Chambers, p. 750
1962-1963
712RHEUMATICKYVHCHiker may cut rambling—wanting easy movement in a motor?anag.; motor = muscle
700SOLOMONVHCHe might have used Davidson as a second name (for one must have a second name)solo mo n.; son of D.
1961-1962
664MANIPULATEVHCDislocated laminae put right by osteopathyanag.; right, vb.
1960-1961
617COLOPHONYVHCYou’ll find inscription of name, etc., at front end of yacht—it should be on bowscolophon + y(acht
612CARGO (Misprints)VHCMotorists’ organization returns to work; tally clerks chuck it!check; RAC (rev.) + go
608CUSTOMERVHCFor a body who may seek to bargain, T.U.C.’s disorganized—following is more undisciplinedanag. + anag.
1958-1959
538BANISHINGVHCGetting rid of prohibition I shelebrate!ban I ‘shing’
1957-1958
486BARACANVHCAn old-fashioned bit of stuff showing great resistance may be a hindrance to a half-abandoned dancebar a can(-can)
469DAISYVHCA thing the lawnmower was invented to get rid of is resting in working hours!is in day
456PLAFONDVHCSee the old fool in the Palladium rendering that artistic work “Underneath the Arches”la fon in Pd

 
HCs awarded to A. Lawrie
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1992-1993
  1061 MAGIC
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1034 BURLAP
  1026 LET-OFF
  1021 BEARD
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  982 ALMANAC
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  961 WAVESON
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  934 LACE-UPS
  930 SABULOSE
  922 REFORMADO
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  913 ARCHIBALD
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  895 TONE DEAF
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  882 DOSSIER
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  853 DEBACLE
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  823 SARBACANE
  801 LINCHET
  796 UPHOLSTERY
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  714 MOTE
  688 CUCURBITAL
 
1984-1985
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  649 AUSTRALORP
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  590 MINEVER
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  559 EMBASE
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  547 GLEEMAN
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  430 TEGULA
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  354 SHEER-HULK
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  327 HEMLOCK
  319 PODESTA
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  294 HUMECT
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  281 DINOCERAS
  276 AMTRACK
  272 MALAGUETTA
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  243 OLYMPIC
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  225 VALETA
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  212 SURCINGLES
 
1975-1976
  190 CASSANDRA
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
  169 THUGGEE
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  139 PIEPOWDER
  127 FRITHSOKEN
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
  40 FANTOCCINI
  27 VINEGAR
  18 EPIGONE
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
  1 ORGIAST
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1145 GENIPAP
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1093 MARTINET
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1036 CORONETED
  1023 CONSOLE
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
  997 TREACLE
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  967 CREMOSIN
 
1966-1967
  941 HYPODERMIC
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  860 CORSAGE
 
1964-1965
  829 FAREWELL
 
1963-1964
  780 NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)
  777 TAILOR-BIRD
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  734 NASALITY
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  725 SILENUS
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
  717 STAR-MAN (Misprints)
  708 HEARTS
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  673 ERISTICAL
  669 DRUM
  656 FIDDLESTICKS
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1960-1961
  630 STREAKY
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  621 CHASE
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
  578 GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)
  551 PITCHER
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  521 SOUP
  517 CAROTID
  512 NAYLOR (Libel)
  504 LEAD-LINE
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  477 SEDATENESS
  464 STRAWED
  451 MEGAPODE
 
1956-1957
  421 DOVETAIL
  417 SINECURE
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
 


Annual Honours record of A. Lawrie
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1992-19930 2 1
1991-19920 5 7 15
1990-19911 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 10
1989-19900 3 9
1988-19891 (0, 1, 0) 0 7
1987-19880 4 4 17
1986-19871 (0, 1, 0) 3 5 16
1985-19860 5 4 11
1984-19850 3 7
1983-19840 1 5
1982-19831 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 20
1981-19820 0 4
1980-19810 4 5 21
1979-19801 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1978-19790 3 7
1977-19781 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 20
1976-19770 3 7
1975-19760 3 6
1974-19750 3 4
1973-19740 4 2 22
1972-19730 2 6
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 5 3 10
1969-19701 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 13
1968-19691 (1, 0, 0) 2 9 14
1967-19683 (2, 1, 0) 3 6 5
1966-19670 6 5 9
1965-19662 (0, 1, 1) 5 4 2
1964-19650 7 1 5
1963-19641 (0, 0, 1) 4 2 7
1962-19630 2 7
1961-19620 1 5
1960-19610 3 3
1959-19600 0 4
1958-19590 1 6
1957-19580 3 4
1956-19570 0 3