Clues written by C. J. Lowe
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C. J. Lowe31042714735Dec 1951Mar 200250y 3m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEVHCButcher’s beginning to kill in unrestrained ecstasy!k in loose + E
1398PERMETHRINVHCFirst sign of raspberries? Ripen them, spraying a bug-killer!anag. incl. r
1367SANBENITOSVHCDressed up a son in best clothes for a sizzling send-off!anag.
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCWrinkled old bags hope for burgeoning beauty from the mud!anag.
1334CATACHRESTICVHCVerbally abusive about a ‘misconstruction of architects’c. a + anag.
1322CARPETVHCShort stretch limo? 50% saving in gas!car pet(rol)
1994-1995
1181SLADEVHCUnhappy about Labour’s lead? The merest hint of election creates depression!L in sad + e
1178BOOTLEGVHCRun incontinent to bog? Leak? – not half!anag. less ak
1991-1992
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI go in la/ke, a regular duck! 
1990-1991
943BARAGOUINVHCGobbledegook – or a bug in a programmable?anag.
1986-1987
779MISSING LINKVHCBreakdown in train? – failure to catch connection!2 meanings
1985-1986
731STRINGVHCSunday trading not in this day and age? Humbug!S tr(AD)ing
701BALUSTRADEVHCBear south with traffic, coping with a series of hold-ups?balu S trade
1984-1985
640MACHETEThirdA small mark on the ace, well shuffled – it can certainly assist in the cut!m + anag.
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILVHCSpecific treatment for suckers almost fully exposed in the groundnake(d) in soil
1981-1982
513ETYMOLOGICONSecondBreak my toe on chunk of wood? – Figure the volume of verbal originality!anag. + log + icon
1978-1979
319PODESTAVHCLatin beak’s poem set in past imperfectode in anag.
1977-1978
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdMa’s shy st/ill – sour appreciation of Pop! 
1976-1977
212SURCINGLESVHCTeacher takes aside by the ear – and straps!‘Sir singles’
1974-1975
123SCATTERGOODVHCA wasteful dispenser gets a doctor in troubleanag.
Ximenes competitions
1959-1960
564SHE-BEARVHCOne who may cheer a grizzly mate by waggling her base!anag.
1957-1958
486BARACANVHCAlmost naked, a naughty dance—not half! Strong stuff for old ’uns!bar(e) a can(-can)
1954 (2)
304ORLEANSVHCNever completely worsted, the Arsenal lost its head and panicked against the finish of Dynamo(Dynam)o + anag. of (A)rsenal; A. beaten 5-0 by Moscow D., Oct 1954
285PARALYSESVHCAs players lose their form, they cause members to refrain from giving active supportanag.; paralyses pl. n.
1954 (1)
271TRIPLETVHCOne out of three emerges from the peril involved in Man’s hazardous raceanag. in TT
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERVHCIs it fair justice when only one copper in the force goes after disorderly types?pie2 + d. in power
199HONESTYVHCWould it be the best policy to have Nye shot out of hand?!anag.; ref. Nye Bevan
195WALLABASThirdIndian workers have absorbed a certain degree of learning: they put the South Americans in the shade!BA in wallas
1952 (1)
193TRADUCERVHCHis portraits are smeared distortions—crude art run riotanag.
188Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)VHCFear Cimber, what he doesor, Fear what he, Cimber, does
186ASHMOLEANVHCBroad hint to exhibition entrants—sliced ham on sale in Oxford!anag.; A. is in Broad St., Oxford; ref. food shortages

 
HCs awarded to C. J. Lowe
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2001-2002
  1554 PEARL
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
  1494 MARATHON
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1454 GET-UP
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1419 SPLODGE
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1336 STOCKING
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1273 SIPOREX
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1225 CURRY
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1190 DENARIUS
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1165 YAPSTER
 
1993-1994
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1126 CHEATERY
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
 
1991-1992
  1026 LET-OFF
  1021 BEARD
  1013 ALVEARY
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  969 BUNTER
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
 
1989-1990
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  913 ARCHIBALD
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  882 DOSSIER
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  866 NECTAREOUS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  831 COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  814 SPOUSAGE
  809 DOLCE VITA
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  770 HERMITS
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
  740 ESCADRILLE
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  675 CONSTERNATE
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  635 ROSEMARY
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  615 HISTORIETTE
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  585 FLABELLIFORM
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  538 INGRAIN
  530 PROMETAL
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  434 JARDINIÈRE
 
1979-1980
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  401 GO-AHEAD
  393 INTRACARDIAC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  340 BOOKSIE
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  301 TROLLOPISH
  294 HUMECT
  281 DINOCERAS
  272 MALAGUETTA
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  243 OLYMPIC
  234 HOROSCOPIST
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  169 THUGGEE
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
 
1974-1975
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  40 FANTOCCINI
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1957-1958
  456 PLAFOND
  438 MACARONI
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  421 DOVETAIL
  412 SERVIETTE
  404 POLENTA
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  373 PRESTONPANS
  347 TELEVISOR
 
1954 (2)
  302 MARTIN
  293 CAB
 
1954 (1)
  273 COUSIN
 
1953 (2)
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  229 MASCOT
  225 TOUCHSTONES
  219 SOCIALIST
  217 DEPOSIT
 
1952 (2)
  203 WEATHERS
  202 SPALPEEN
  201 AMETHYST
  200 ACCOUNT
  194 KNOWLEDGE BOX
 
1952 (1)
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
  183 SAUSAGES
 


Annual Honours record of C. J. Lowe
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2001-20020 0 6
2000-20010 0 4
1999-20000 0 8
1998-19990 3 4
1997-19980 3 5
1996-19970 0 4
1995-19960 0 5
1994-19950 2 4
1993-19940 0 4
1992-19930 0 2
1991-19920 1 4
1990-19910 1 3
1989-19900 0 5
1988-19890 0 6
1987-19880 0 7
1986-19870 1 6
1985-19860 2 3
1984-19851 (0, 0, 1) 0 4
1983-19840 0 5
1982-19830 1 3
1981-19821 (0, 1, 0) 0 0
1980-19810 0 4
1979-19800 0 4
1978-19790 1 3
1977-19781 (0, 0, 1) 0 6
1976-19770 1 2
1975-19760 0 4
1974-19750 1 1
1973-19740 0 3
1972-19730 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1959-19600 1 1
 
1957-19580 1 2
1956-19570 0 6
1955-19560 0 3
1954 (2)0 2 2
1954 (1)0 1 1
1953 (2)0 0 1
1953 (1)0 0 4
1952 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 13
1952 (1)0 3 2