Clues written by O. Carlton Smith
HCs  |   Annual honours  |   Other competitors
 Clues in
archive
First
Prizes
Other
Prizes
VHCsHCs Hons
points
First
mention
Latest
mention
Career
span
O. Carlton Smith2712245330Apr 1946Sep 195610y 5m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1954 (2)
295SENSE-ORGANSVHCThe outcome of skilful manipulation on cauliflower ears and broken noses—initially no goodanag. of ears, noses, ng, & lit, i.e. defective organs after repair
285PARALYSESVHCIt’s the tricky early pass renders powerless our whole side, maybeanag.
1954 (1)
275ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDesiring a rich yield, he’d not give up his lands containing or/dure 
1953 (2)
243LODESTARVHCAn oldster, having strayed from the North, could get a new reading from thisanag. less N, & lit.
1953 (1)
231PREAMBLEVHCStewed lamb, with a Scotch taste about it—might do for an entréeanag. in pree
211CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIESVHCNo caress! Girl in confusion, yet waits expectantanag.
1951 (2)
176SPIGOTVHCThe G.P.O. has its letters all mixed up: a controller of the flow is neededanag. of GPO its
170GUINEAVHCA courtly tip for a presentation:—“bob” to the sovereigncryptic def.; i.e. £1 + 1s.; tip = gratuity; bob = curtsey, shilling
1951 (1)
162TITANESSVHCShe must have a gigantic appetite: the nastiest hotchpot does for heranag.
161TILLERVHCWhat some “Pretty maids all in a row” were called—yet not quite all in a row(a)ll in tier; ref. T. Girls
159SPANIELVHCAfter the revolution in Spain the Spanish could not be surprised at leading a dog’s lifeanag. of Spain + el (Sp.)
156LAVEROCKVHCI’m a little dicky with that early morning feeling, but only rest and quiet are needed to get me rightlave2, rock2, i.e. rock a baby to quieten
1950 (1)
126RASPBERRYVHCShakespeare specifies figs, but from internal evidence this fruit would have done for Cleopatra just as wellref. Antony and C. V.2; asp hidden in figs and in r-asp-berry
123LEECHESVHCChelsea’s had a bad spell and lost form: what they want’s an infusion of new bloodanag. of Chelsee
118MARAVEDIVHCVery small change in Madrid; and in Madeira very small change, tooanag.; v. = very
1949 (1)
103MOSESSecondThough drawn out by the fair sex when quite young, he did not succumb to calf lovecryptic def.; drawn fom Nile, golden calf
96INTERLOCKVHCDispose of the deadlock and lovingly embraceinter lock; dispose of the dead = inter
1948 (2)
89SEASONVHCTemper displayed in Hosea’s onslaught on his wifehidden; ref. Hos. 2:9
86ODOMETERVHC“Nothing to do with me … nothing to do with me … nothing to do with me” Have too many revolutions broken down my recording?0 do me ter, i.e. ‘0 do me’ three times
81CHARADEVHCCare had to be taken in manoeuvring this French car to and fro, but it’s child’s play reallyanag., char à de
80GONERILVHCShe objected to trains, but could be made to go on a linergo + anag. of liner; Lear I.4.241 “disquantity your train”
1947 (2)
65PIVOTVHCThe turning point for the whole race is seen in page four of the Old Testament (Gen. 5. 2)p IV OT; i.e., ball race; ref. creation story
56SHEEP-RUNSecondA fully developed and fast version of the “Lambeth Walk,” omitting the complicated middle part?i.e. Lamb(eth) Walk, anag. of the in middle
55NAUSEANTVHCLike the North Sea when aunt swallowed a large dose of itanag. incl. N, & lit.
1947 (1)
41ALTOGETHERVHCTutti: Air on G string con sordino, with seconds accompanimentalto (second part) + G + ether; con sordino = string muted
40Suitable Present (Suitable Present)VHCBattery for Volumnia“Power well on” Coriolanus Act3, Scene 2
1945 (2)
23HICATEEFirstI took a deep breath and came in front of puss with easehi (aspirated ‘I’) cat ‘Es’; puss = hare; ref. fable of hare and tortoise

 
HCs awarded to O. Carlton Smith
Clues  |  Annual Honours   |  Other competitors

Ximenes competitions
 
1956-1957
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
  347 TELEVISOR
 
1954 (2)
  297 CONTRAPUNTAL
 
1954 (1)
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
  277 PRODIGALLY
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
  261 DECANTER
  259 AGANIPPE
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  247 VAMPIRE
  241 MANDOLINE
  237 BASTINADE
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  219 SOCIALIST
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  197 SCALES
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
  183 SAUSAGES
  182 MISTLETOE
 
1951 (2)
  179 CADRE
  177 DESOLATE
  174 ANACREONTICS
  171 SERINGAS
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  163 LORICATE
  158 RATING
  157 ORANGE
  155 LYTERIAN
 
1950 (2)
  153 SAMISENS
  149 DOMESTIC
  148 FILIBUSTER
  143 LAMPREY
 
1950 (1)
  122 LEATHER
  121 SNAPSHOT
 
1949 (2)
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  109 PERI
  106 HELIOTROPE
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1949 (1)
  102 ARCHIMEDES
  101 BARRACKS
  99 SCARABEE
  95 SPOONER
  92 PARTRIDGE
 
1948 (2)
  91 CRETONNE
  83 BUDAPEST
  79 SALOME
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
  70 GARBAGE
 
1947 (2)
  63 STILETTO
 
1946 (2)
  36 TARTARUS
 


Annual Honours record of O. Carlton Smith
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1956-19570 0 1
1955-19560 0 2
1954 (2)0 2 1
1954 (1)0 1 5
1953 (2)0 1 6
1953 (1)0 2 2
1952 (2)0 0 2
1952 (1)0 0 3
1951 (2)0 2 5
1951 (1)0 4 4 15
1950 (2)0 0 4
1950 (1)0 3 2
1949 (2)0 0 4
1949 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1948 (2)0 4 3 15
1948 (1)0 0 2
1947 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 2 1 13
1947 (1)0 2 0
1946 (2)0 0 1
1945 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 0