Clues written by C. E. Gates
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C. E. Gates5835508266Feb 1946Jan 196316y 11m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1962-1963
721KERB-MERCHANTVHC“A bit stony and on edge? Take after me and flog some horse-flesh,” suggests a barrow-boykerb me r chant; chant = sell horses fraudulently
1961-1962
656FIDDLESTICKSThirdCaustic comment evoked by traffic jams!fiddle sticks; traffic = trade disgracefully
651NIPCHEESEVHCIf you fancy a snifter, the old number one brand, the purser’s the man for you!nip, cheese2
647MADCAPVHCHeedless of danger, the policeman has come up with the first man and grasped him by the headi.e. A of Adam inside PC (all rev.)
1959-1960
573SCAPEGALLOWSVHCHead girl in slacks deserves suspension!cape + gal in slows
560CONGENITALLYThirdI’m “a little Conservative”—information I reckon that illustrates “how Nature always does contrive”Con gen I tally; ref. ‘Iolanthe’
543NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)VHCUp with an iron at St. Andrews, involving something of a putt—a hair-raising four-footer! It’s enough to daunt a rabbit, but I’m up and in—an eagle!(p)ut(t) in airn (rev.); I’m (rev.) in erne; rabbit = inferior golfer [see comments]
1958-1959
538BANISHINGVHCIt’s enforced retirement for the first person with a shin damaged in a collisionanag. + I, all in bang; ref. Brendan McNally’s broken shin in 1959 Cup Final
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAaron and Ta/ft’s laughter in their wakeTamora, Titus Andronicus
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCDe Gaulle’s for getting round the French in an outspoken wayway; le in car
1957-1958
477SEDATENESSVHCI am unmercifully teased over art à la française in the New Style—an unruffled temperament is called foranag. + es (= art, Fr.) in NS
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)VHCVilla-like, maybe, and antique semi-detached kind of shackshock; i.e. Aston-ish + ment (ming. vb.); ref. Aston Villa FC
451MEGAPODEVHCI may be found making a rough dome round a vacant spot—the start of an eggerygap in anag. + e, & lit.
1956-1957
434CARTONVHCThe tumbril—a French one—did for Syd!cart + on (Fr.); ref. Sydney C., ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
412SERVIETTEVHCI’ve gone broke—in Queer Street. If you don’t give me a ring, I’ll just fold up!anag. in anag.; napkin ring
408BILLETVHCU.S. bid goodbye in revulsion after British start to intervene. That’ll add fuel so the flames!B + i + tell (rev.); ref. Suez crisis
404POLENTAVHCIan will hae naething tae do wi’ siccan unco Neapolitan parritch!anag. less Ian, & lit.
386CLEITHRALVHCWith half the ceilings in need of repair, it’s endless drudgery keeping a roof over one’s headanag. of ceil(ings) + thral(l)
1955-1956
360WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)VHCAs for the crease, when Wednesday comes round you’ll find the bowling area a lake: it’s often partly under water according to a bloke attached to the Ovalrink + L in We (abbrev.); egg bird
343EPIGONIVHCIn the East I find a rough bar, getting half-seas-over. There’s the younger generation for you!pig on in E, I; on = getting drunk
338SHE-ASSVHCOnce the companion of a Bobby in the South of France, she’s apparently ensnaring a copper in Italy!as3 in she’s; ref. R. L. Stevenson, ‘ Travels with a Donkey’
1954 (2)
304ORLEANSVHCI am involved in a series of charges to which there is no complete answer—so was my maid!orle ans(wer); ref. trial of Joan of Arc, Maid of O.
1954 (1)
261DECANTERVHCNot necessarily a bottle of whisky, but does (as often as not) hold Scotch with a high content of spiritcant4 in deer, & lit. [see comments]
1953 (2)
243LODESTARFirstLeader of the Magi, subtly portrayed by del Sartoanag.; ref. Andrea d. S., Renaissance painter
1953 (1)
229MASCOTVHCIt’s all “nuts” about the Colonel being the image of the regimental goat!CO in mast2
223MELODRAMEVHCDon’t finish the cucumber! You’ll be having a bad dream next, and that would be a minor tragedy!melo(n) + anag.
1952 (2)
203WEATHERSVHCBreasts in which we must anticipate broken heartswe + anag.; breast vb.
201AMETHYSTVHCStumped by a yard at the end of a miserably tame hour—for a Blue that’s definitely not exhilarating!anag. + h + y + st
199HONESTYVHCOften seen in gardens—egg lying outside nestnest in hoy2 ( = incite, egg)
196SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)VHCOut of the orient has arisen mysteriously a sort of witch doctor—not the genuine article!anag.; i.e. a sham an
195WALLABASVHCWe have an agent down in Cayenne, and branches all over the Guianaswalla + bas (Fr.)
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCA bowler often disguises it—Knox, for example, bowled deceptivelyanag. of Knox, e.g., bowled; ref. Neville A. K., Surrey fast bowler, ret. 1910
1952 (1)
191DENIGRATEVHCThoroughly run down; and I mayn’t move out of the wretched garden before term beginsi.e. ‘I’ must stay in anag. of garden + te(rm)
183SAUSAGESVHCThe Springboks have been shown superior to us over a long period. They’re so compact of guts and brawnSA us ages; ref. S. rugby tour 1951/2
1951 (2)
180HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHer Eric/? I shall weal this good-for-nothing in the end!…riches perish, all wealth…
178HIDEOUSSecondThe little I had has been sunk in a jerry-built house. It’s simply shocking!I’d in anag.
177DESOLATEVHCDescriptive perhaps of Mary’s plight—dramatically alone with the tiny sandbank beginning to be encircled by the Deesola3 + t(ee) in Dee; ref. Kingsley, ‘The Sands of Dee’ [see comments]
176SPIGOTFirstA splutter when it’s about to start? Must be one of the plugs!go in spit
175HAIR-LINEVHCHard to the boundary via the air! What the scribes might call an “uppish stroke”!H air line
173HATCHINGVHCLooks like a wicket!—Not out! Good! Very nearly out for a duck!hatch1 + in + g
171SERINGASVHCWe supply material for erasingsanag. & lit.
1951 (1)
167PARMESANSecondItalian food designed to give perfect figures to people without glamourpar (golf) + SA in men
158RATINGVHCAfter a train smash there’s little good in sorting out the different classes!anag. of train + g
156LAVEROCKSecondLook fondly over King’s College backs. You may hear its carols in the distancela2 + anag. of over + KC (rev.); fondly = foolishly, i.e. anag. indication
1950 (2)
152SEA-LIONVHCThe brute makes a horrible noise about nearly everythingal(l) in anag., & lit.
150CAPILLAMENTSVHCCan camels go through the eye of a needle? Pliant camels can, but they must be very pliant!anag.
149DOMESTICVHCChange of occupation for a comedist. (Any help in Chambers? Yes and no!)anag.; comedist not in Chambers, d. is help in chambers
1950 (1)
123LEECHESVHCScheele was a great chemist, but he has been sadly misrepresented in medical circlesanag.; ref. Carl Wilhelm S., 18c. chemist
1949 (2)
114TAPPIT-HENVHCDiagnosis:—hip disease and ill-adjusted patten. Prescription:—aqua vitae ad lib.!anag.; p. = hoop used for hip disease; a.v. = spirits
108HACKNEYVHCWhere a wryneck may be seen in a hedge within 3 miles of St. Paul’sanag. of neck in hay2 (= hedge)
1949 (1)
100Word containing ADDINGFirstA summer in the heather spells ruin to nylonsladdering; adder in ling
1948 (2)
80GONERILVHCShe had been “worth the whistle”: apparently the poor girl had swallowed oneone in anag.; Lear IV.2.33
1948 (1)
66CHRISTMAS PIE or TURKEY CARPETVHCSeasonable fare calculated to give a full Mr. Chips indigestionanag. of a Mister Chips
1947 (2)
53SHINVHCThis bone, when grafted on to a broken leg, will be cut shorti.e. shingle (short haircut) = s. + anag.
1947 (1)
51LLANELLYVHCIt’s all up with Helen: it must be the port!all (rev.) + Nelly
46LYSANDERVHCPossibly slyer and definitely less of a hero than a Grenadieranag.; ref. ‘Some talk of … L.’, song The British Grenadiers
1946 (2)
28HELCOSISVHCRoughly close his open soreanag
1945 (2)
18LAMIAVHCAfter fifty am I a witch?am I a after L

 
HCs awarded to C. E. Gates
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Ximenes competitions
 
1962-1963
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  725 SILENUS
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  703 SCAPEMENT
 
1961-1962
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  678 TESSELLATED
  669 DRUM
  664 MANIPULATE
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
 
1960-1961
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  578 GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)
  564 SHE-BEAR
  555 JURYWOMAN
 
1958-1959
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  517 CAROTID
  495 PARTISAN
 
1957-1958
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
  456 PLAFOND
 
1956-1957
  417 SINECURE
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1955-1956
  382 ABSTAIN
  377 MALISON
  364 HELLEBORE
  351 LUSTRE
  347 TELEVISOR
  334 CHEROOT
  329 HAMADRYAD
 
1954 (2)
  316 BATHROOM
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  302 MARTIN
  289 CISTERN
 
1954 (1)
  281 SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
  277 PRODIGALLY
  271 TRIPLET
  269 ASCENT
  265 THERMAE
  259 AGANIPPE
 
1953 (2)
  257 PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)
  255 SCUTTLE
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  247 VAMPIRE
  245 GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  219 SOCIALIST
  217 DEPOSIT
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  205 CANTANKEROUS
 
1952 (1)
  193 TRADUCER
  192 WATSON
  190 CHEQUERS
  188 Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)
  186 ASHMOLEAN
  185 STOUT
 
1951 (2)
  174 ANACREONTICS
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  165 CABBAGE
  163 LORICATE
  159 SPANIEL
 
1950 (2)
  153 SAMISENS
  151 OPEN-SESAME
  146 BELDAME
  139 HECATOMB
  135 STRIPPED
 
1950 (1)
  121 SNAPSHOT
  119 UMBLE-PIE
 
1949 (2)
  117 LION
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1949 (1)
  101 BARRACKS
  96 INTERLOCK
  95 SPOONER
  92 PARTRIDGE
 
1948 (2)
  88 BRISTOL
  87 SISKIN
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  82 CURARE
 
1948 (1)
  70 GARBAGE
 


Annual Honours record of C. E. Gates
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1962-19630 1 4
1961-19621 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 17
1960-19610 0 2
1959-19601 (0, 0, 1) 2 3 10
1958-19590 3 5
1957-19580 3 2
1956-19570 5 3 8
1955-19560 3 7
1954 (2)0 1 4
1954 (1)0 1 7
1953 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 6
1953 (1)0 2 3
1952 (2)0 6 2 4
1952 (1)0 2 6
1951 (2)2 (1, 1, 0) 5 2 1
1951 (1)2 (0, 2, 0) 1 3 10
1950 (2)0 3 5
1950 (1)0 1 2
1949 (2)0 2 2
1949 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
1948 (2)0 1 4
1948 (1)0 1 1
1947 (2)0 1 0
1947 (1)0 2 0
1946 (2)0 1 0
1945 (2)0 1 0