Clues written by F. A. Clark
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F. A. Clark3304293937Jan 1946Feb 19537y 1m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1953 (1)
219SOCIALISTVHCWhat does old-time privilege lead to? I answer, “Cant!”soc I a list, & lit.; a. = answer
1952 (2)
198THIRDVHCTo follow most of this—take a degree!thi(s) + r + d, & lit.; BBC Third programme
195WALLABASVHCFan-palms sway from right to left: They’re trees with a Red streak, you seesabal + law (all rev.); sway (n) = rule [see comments]
1952 (1)
184MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)VHCHangar for hire, fairly roomy—wing span shd. be less than a Dakota’s. Neighbour has key. Moderate terms. Vacant by purest chance. BOX DK4U2C 
1951 (2)
171SERINGASVHCTheir constituents are used for erasingsanag. & lit.
1951 (1)
165CABBAGEVHCIn prison you’ll find a yarn may help you to tolerate even the bullyabb in cage; bully2 i.e. c. may hide the flavour
164NEWTONVHCCambridge man that conceived the long pull—modern stylenew ton2; N.’s law of gravity
158RATINGSecondTaxing a man that sometimes finds it a job to pay2 mngs.; pay2
1950 (1)
130MODERNVHCFall of Rome not dated? That’s right—not datedanag. of Rome n.d.
128AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBar h/as music—all that anachronistic nonsenseBarham, Erasmus
126RASPBERRYVHCIn a jam, ’Erb prays King for a dissolutionanag. incl. R; ref. Herbert Asquith’s government 1915-16
124BARHAM or BRAMAHVHCExcept for the Bacon element in Hamlet, his works are frankly legendarybar Ham(let); ref. ‘Ingoldsby Legends’
122LEATHERVHCThe real motive for Much Binding being shelvedanag.; ref. radio comedy ‘Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh’, cancelled by BBC in 1950
118MARAVEDIVHCIn re Tadema, R.A. v. Editor of Spanish Modelling. Finding: one farthing, if that!hidden; ref. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, RA
1948 (2)
87SISKINVHCA little brother of St. Francis in Assisi’s kindergartenhidden
86ODOMETERVHCTells tales of revolutions, disquieting me—too Red!anag. of me too red
84SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)VHCNeeding a drink? Try this cocktail (1/-): a tumbler of gin and the genuine French. You get it down the Strandanag. of try this; sh (=shilling) + anag. of gin, le; strand1 = beach
81CHARADESecondEnigmatic passage in Acts: without study, even an archdeacon is perplexedanag. less con
1948 (1)
76VALEDICTORYVHCFarewell credit—to-day I’ve quids to chuck aboutanag. incl. cr., L
72TEMPLE BARVHCDivine place next door to a pub near Cheshunt. Sh! Malt beer on taptemple + bar, anag. of p malt beer; T.B. Gate rebuilt in Cheshunt in 1878; p, Sh! = quiet
1947 (2)
60HEELVHCSecret list of the Electhidden
58ECLIPSEVHCCap—a jockey’s pride once2 mngs.; ref. unbeaten racehorse
56SHEEP-RUNVHCWhere timid sillies ruminate: “Both hemispheres are crazy—United Nations is at an end.”anag. of sphere + UN
55NAUSEANTVHCTwelve o’clock. and Aunt drinking deep—bound to be queasysea in n aunt; n = noon
1947 (1)
46LYSANDERVHCFiddle and lyres! See, the conquering hero comes!anag.; Spartan admiral
45RATTENEDVHCParalysed labour: revolutionary packs up at No. 10at ten in red
43DRESSINGVHCReds sign arrangement for coming into lineanag.; d. = proper alignment of troops, drill (OED)
1946 (2)
37MISLABELVHCLamb’s lie has toned down to diffuse terminological inexactitudeanag.; ref. Churchill speech 1906
32TEMERAIREVHCA trireme (English) fitted out as a French man-of-waranag. incl. E
30TWEELVHCTweed’s true name—simply Latin for its deltaL for D in tweed; river
1945 (2)
23HICATEESecond“I teach English spelling reform.” “In a word, you’ve taught us phonetically.”anag. of I teach E; ‘taught us’ = tortoise
19SCREENINGSThirdCinemas have always shown this rubbish. (Mix in “A Hundred Sinners,” for example!)anag. incl. C, e.g., 2 defs.; ref. Tom Mix, matinee star
16UNVULGARVHCUnited Nations Vulgate arrives, though not for public useUN Vulg. ar.

 
HCs awarded to F. A. Clark
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Ximenes competitions
 
1953 (1)
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  197 SCALES
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
  185 STOUT
  183 SAUSAGES
  182 MISTLETOE
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  179 CADRE
  174 ANACREONTICS
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  167 PARMESAN
  161 TILLER
  157 ORANGE
  155 LYTERIAN
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
  152 SEA-LION
  151 OPEN-SESAME
  149 DOMESTIC
  143 LAMPREY
  135 STRIPPED
 
1949 (2)
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  108 HACKNEY
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1949 (1)
  99 SCARABEE
  96 INTERLOCK
  94 SARDELLE
  93 BUMBLE-PUPPY
 
1948 (2)
  91 CRETONNE
  85 SERGEANT
  82 CURARE
 
1948 (1)
  71 MITRAILLEUSE
  66 CHRISTMAS PIE or TURKEY CARPET
 
1947 (2)
  63 STILETTO
  59 TAME
 
1946 (2)
  36 TARTARUS
 


Annual Honours record of F. A. Clark
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1953 (1)0 1 2
1952 (2)0 2 3
1952 (1)0 1 5
1951 (2)0 1 4
1951 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 2 4 15
1950 (2)0 0 6
1950 (1)0 6 0 1
1949 (2)0 0 3
1949 (1)0 0 4
1948 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 3 3 7
1948 (1)0 2 2
1947 (2)0 4 2 13
1947 (1)0 3 0
1946 (2)0 3 1
1945 (2)2 (0, 1, 1) 1 0 3