Clues written by M. J. Balfour
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M. J. Balfour2400248524Jan 1947Jul 199952y 6mJ. Balfour
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1994-1995
1178BOOTLEGVHCRun in the sack-raceboot leg
1992-1993
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)VHCFrom Base IV might one attempt rocky pass to summit?anag. + a go; bait for mice
1991-1992
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHC‘A fruit, conking Newton’s head, am I?’ asks queer guy in camp cappear + anag.; chap in anag.
1989-1990
930SABULOSEVHCAs boules ground?anag. & lit.
1986-1987
764CHILDERMASVHCIt marks Herod’s claim to perdition, nothing lessanag. less 0 & lit.
1983-1984
603FIGULINEVHCI sniff limitless glue, being desperate for potanag. incl. (s)nif(f)
594DOINGSVHCFancy surrounds of dishes go in hereanag. incl. d, s & lit.
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHas pop a r/eal appeal? To this, blunt answer’s ‘No!’ 
556SWEAL (Misprints)VHCSun-stroke’s effect is to prickletrickle, i.e. gutter; s-weal
547GLEEMANVHCF.B.I. rozzer gets slippery customer back inside – one who sang out a loteel (rev.) in G-man
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEVHCPop’s corked, but fit for consumption? Fit for my foot – it’s flat!pa + bouché
513ETYMOLOGICONVHCBrewer’s product gives me too cloying a sensationanag.; Dict. of Phrase & Fable
1979-1980
388ALEXIPHARMICVHCSuch trivets did rightly make placid Mithridates VI, Rexcomp. anag. & lit.
1977-1978
298NOSERVHCIt’s said to cut grass rightnose r
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCGuy without finery – that’s off beat, nowadays!beau; anag. in bod
1976-1977
229METRICATEVHCConvert to cm, litre et al. but not to poundsanag., less to l,l & lit.
1975-1976
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCKumari’s only be/nison – marrying a Rajah! 
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHCTo pooh-pooh Callaghan in European market, comrade Benn nobbles B.A.C 
1974-1975
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCBy ruling (to Worthington) ‘—— is allowed,’
Ref made ——d and drew —— from crowd.
The game may be strange, but each blank you will find
Sounds wholly familiar to three of your kind
 
1973-1974
88BLOOMERYVHCIt’s fired – in brickyard?i.e. bloomer + y
Ximenes competitions
1968-1969
1032TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWhat Claudius did in his last years, Ma/o didNero, Agrippina
1967-1968
1002PILLAGEVHCA stack without frost-proof covering—say sacking—often spoilslag in pile, 2 defs.
987THING (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHere we smelt (and thereby we found) bo/ots and pigs 

 
HCs awarded to M. J. Balfour
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1999-2000
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
 
1997-1998
  1336 STOCKING
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1294 TRANSENNA
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1994-1995
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
 
1993-1994
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1130 AGRESTAL
 
1992-1993
  1078 KIRBEH
 
1991-1992
  1021 BEARD
 
1990-1991
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  969 BUNTER
 
1989-1990
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  904 VOETGANGER
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  801 LINCHET
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  770 HERMITS
 
1985-1986
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  709 GINGER
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  649 AUSTRALORP
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  607 CARNEY
  590 MINEVER
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  564 PARAMENT
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
  393 INTRACARDIAC
 
1978-1979
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
  319 PODESTA
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  216 SCANTITY
  212 SURCINGLES
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  139 PIEPOWDER
  135 GABIONADE
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  92 BRAINWASH
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1036 CORONETED
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1967-1968
  997 TREACLE
  989 GRENADINE
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1947 (1)
  41 ALTOGETHER
 


Annual Honours record of M. J. Balfour
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1999-20000 0 1
1998-19990 0 2
1997-19980 0 1
1996-19970 0 2
1995-19960 0 5
1994-19950 1 1
1993-19940 0 2
1992-19930 1 1
1991-19920 1 1
1990-19910 0 2
1989-19900 1 2
1988-19890 0 2
1987-19880 0 4
1986-19870 1 1
1985-19860 0 3
1984-19850 0 2
1983-19840 2 5
1982-19830 3 2
1981-19820 2 1
1980-19810 0 4
1979-19800 1 3
1978-19790 0 4
1977-19780 1 1
1976-19770 1 6
1975-19760 2 1
1974-19750 1 2
1973-19740 1 4
1972-19730 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 4
1969-19700 0 6
1968-19690 1 5
1967-19680 2 3
 
1947 (1)0 0 1