Clues written by W. G. Arnott
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W. G. Arnott2611249128Aug 1965Jul 200842y 11m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2007-2008
1849AUXESISVHCGoing over the top, Australia’s opening pair smashed sixesAu + anag.
2002-2003
1611LEISLERVHCA chap learning to drive relies on wildly swinging the batL + anag.
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCA lass like Joan of Are in the king’s absence led his army into conflictanag. less R
2000-2001
1467CANAPÉVHCIn France this provides room for a brief siestaa nap in ce, & lit.
1995-1996
1220CASSANDRAVHCShe was like a prophetess at the end, in a car and madas s in anag. & lit.; ref Aeschylus: ‘Agamemnon’
1994-1995
1194DONETVHCWhat used to give the tense after UT and NE?do net, & lit.
1989-1990
922REFORMADOVHCA former discharged partyanag. + do & lit.
1986-1987
762OBELISEVHCAllege corruption against a BBC TV programme made in Libya? End of these blasted liesOB + e + anag.
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCBurlesque after Corelli’s favourite (but not English) medleyTh(E)lma + guy; see names in C
1985-1986
714MOTEVHCThe very old may dribble2 mngs; mote2
1984-1985
675CONSTERNATEVHCPound Cantos: ‘Enter here, wreak hope’s abandonment’anag.; ref. Ezra P. & Dante
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHCWhat Azed has become, by squaring X?2 meanings; 100 = 102; X = Ximenes
1972-1973
40FANTOCCINIVHCThey dance if I act on the ends of a chainanag. incl. c—n & lit.; dance, vt.
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCAnimals packed, till drier. Mr. Noah. P.S. Let earth perish 
10LINGERIEVHCIt’s to slip a leg in and most of a raw hideanag. + rie(m), & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1162BEAM-ENDSVHCClose follows Ray—Somerset’s first to make terms for the dealbeam + end + S; ref. cricket, Brian C., R. Illingworth
1127TRAYBITVHCBat I try to swing makes—how many?—sixanag.; make2 = ½d.
1969-1970
1100BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)VHCWhat a rude chap swallows may cause deletion—Henry King?ule in bear: ref. Belloc poem
1093MARTINETSecondHighland cow’s one difficulty—being too fond of bullmart2 I net; ’s = has; being, noun; bull = military discipline
1084ANGEL-FOODVHCLos Angeles tart? Something similar—a mischievous creature with an attractive exteriorelf in an good; exterior, adj.; ‘City of Angels’
1080ANDROMEDAFirstA man rode with devil’s head to rock for meanag. incl. d, & lit., Perseus, Pegasus, Medusa
1968-1969
1015HOAR-HEADEDVHCLike Father William’s brain—heard there’s nothing inside to worry abouthead in anag. incl. 0; ’s=is; ref. Lewis Carroll, ‘You Are Old, F. W.’
1967-1968
967CREMOSINVHCColour of rims once afflicted with tearsanag. & lit.
958DRY MEASUREVHCYes, durra is threshed without me—but not computedme in anag. & lit.
1966-1967
907SORITES (Misprints)VHCI’ve had it, bruises on both sides—I’m a philosophical loserposer; it in sores
1965-1966
864PATERNALVHCRound, round, round a trio of the popsa, tern2 in lap rev.

 
HCs awarded to W. G. Arnott
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2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1845 UPBRAID
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1753 DIAGONAL
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1454 GET-UP
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1424 HEIST
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1376 LOGO
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1322 CARPET
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1290 NITERIE
 
1995-1996
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
 
1994-1995
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1165 YAPSTER
 
1993-1994
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1126 CHEATERY
  1122 BASILIAN
  1108 GREEN
 
1992-1993
  1061 MAGIC
  1052 AGANIPPE
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1021 BEARD
 
1990-1991
  961 WAVESON
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  926 NERD
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
 
1986-1987
  764 CHILDERMAS
 
1985-1986
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  688 CUCURBITAL
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  615 HISTORIETTE
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
 
1973-1974
  88 BLOOMERY
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
 
1972-1973
  18 EPIGONE
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
  1 ORGIAST
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1145 GENIPAP
  1143 MORGIANA
  1140 CALLOUS
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1036 CORONETED
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
  1010 MOTORIST
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  980 OMNIBUSES
  962 PALING
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  941 HYPODERMIC
  933 COTTABUS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  916 DIAPASON
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  898 POCHARD
  890 DEBENTURE
 


Annual Honours record of W. G. Arnott
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2007-20080 1 4
2006-20070 0 1
2005-20060 0 3
2004-20050 0 3
2003-20040 0 5
2002-20030 2 1
 
2000-20010 1 3
1999-20000 0 5
1998-19990 0 3
1997-19980 0 5
1996-19970 0 2
1995-19960 1 3
1994-19950 1 2
1993-19940 0 4
1992-19930 0 3
1991-19920 0 1
1990-19910 0 1
1989-19900 1 3
 
1986-19870 2 1
1985-19860 1 2
1984-19850 1 0
1983-19840 0 2
 
1980-19810 0 1
 
1974-19750 0 1
1973-19740 1 2
1972-19730 3 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 2 8
1969-19702 (1, 1, 0) 2 2 6
1968-19690 1 6
1967-19680 2 3
1966-19670 1 5
1965-19660 1 3