Clues written by J. H. C. Leach
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J. H. C. Leach3212299735Jul 1964May 201045y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1996-1997
1284STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCEquip virile leading performer, tenor in demandST(AR M)ALE; t in sale
1986-1987
783CAMPESINOVHCGranger, maybe, makes theatrical and affected noisecamp + anag.
740ESCADRILLEVHCFrench high-fliers get het up re cedillasanag.
1985-1986
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCInitially maddening, this caper you contrived – something ‘to soothe the savage breast’ is neededanag. incl. m
1984-1985
649AUSTRALORPVHCMixed-up bird gets starry about sign of class (or Prince)U in astral + or P
640MACHETEVHCTeach me to cook – I’ll produce great chopsanag.
1983-1984
615HISTORIETTEVHCMan’s extremity contains elements of trite yarn typical of Maughamanag. in his toe
610DOUBLETHINKVHCLine judge reckoning ‘in’ as ‘out’? That’s typicaldouble (heraldry) + think
609LUCKY-BAGVHCI make undignified departure with immoral woman – you’ll wonder what’s got into melucky3 = departure
585FLABELLIFORMThirdI create after loud band left – just like a fanf label l + I form
1982-1983
534DODGEMVHCA bumper crop’s something greatly to be admireddod gem; ’s = has
1980-1981
434JARDINIÈREVHCMake discordant hubbub – that’s Royal Exchange stock-holder, typicallyjar din i.e. RE; stock = flower
1979-1980
406BOILVHCBrouhaha just beginning over source of energy could erupt nastilyB + oil
1978-1979
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)VHC‘Take in diseased lime’: rural mayors may use pleaplayers… me; r in anag.
1977-1978
306DICKENSVHCIt’s the devil, Richards catching England’s openersen in Dicks
300SLINK-BUTCHERVHCSirloin’s capital joint, but dear au charcutier: don’t buy from him!S, link, but, cher
1976-1977
208RALPHVHCSacred stream might make scared scream when I get to worki.e. anag., R. Alph (Coleridge)
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCI’m troubled by God, endlesslyanag. less d & lit.
169THUGGEEVHCOval reacts with clamour all round after Thomson’s opener – it’s murderT + egg (rev.) in hue
1973-1974
66NONSENSEVHCLogician’s last to appreciate this stuffn + on + sense; on = to
1972-1973
36CRUSADERVHCMarx, perhaps, in a way caused beginnings of Russian revolutionanag. incl. R, r
Ximenes competitions
1968-1969
1028SATIREVHCI tear society to bitsanag. incl. S & lit.
1019DISCORD (Misprints)FirstCzechs’ leader gets involved in what could become sordid warjar; C in anag.; ref, A. Dubček, Prague Spring
1010MOTORISTVHCHill, typically, is a rocky height in rainy surroundingstor in moist; ref. Graham H., racing driver
1967-1968
971MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)VHCI’m roughly caned before almost the whole school from bottom to top: people tell me I was a dramatic mixture of black and white: am I to peg out?anag. + Eto(n) (rev.); anag.
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdWho flung a boun/d, rich miller in the Test?Edrich, Miller, cricketers
911DRAGONVHCPull to leg soars in the air—floored, by George!drag on, 2 defs.; kite
907SORITES (Misprints)VHCSobers carelessly dismisses Brown’s first one, getting it in the middleriddle; it in anag. less B; cricket
1965-1966
898POCHARDVHCJust see me dive for fish in a shoal!char in pod
885GALIMATIASVHCAn incomplete amalgam—it is odd, this stuffanag. less m
1964-1965
847FRENETICALVHCLike the Hatter, I can feel right confused about what starts the timepiece!t in anag. incl. r; ref. ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Mad H. dipped watch in tea
829FAREWELLVHCPitcher makes a come-back in Yankees’ autumn finalewer, (rev.) in fall

 
HCs awarded to J. H. C. Leach
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2009-2010
  1979 FAR-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
 
2000-2001
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
 
1998-1999
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
 
1994-1995
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1126 CHEATERY
 
1992-1993
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
 
1991-1992
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  922 REFORMADO
 
1987-1988
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  805 LITOTES
  801 LINCHET
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  709 GINGER
  688 CUCURBITAL
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  675 CONSTERNATE
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1983-1984
  607 CARNEY
  603 FIGULINE
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  590 MINEVER
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  564 PARAMENT
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  547 GLEEMAN
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  486 JUMPED-UP
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  430 TEGULA
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  401 GO-AHEAD
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
 
1978-1979
  340 BOOKSIE
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  298 NOSER
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  183 PICKLE
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  139 PIEPOWDER
  127 FRITHSOKEN
  123 SCATTERGOOD
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
  114 PANIC
 
1973-1974
  88 BLOOMERY
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
  62 SOLITAIRES
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  27 VINEGAR
  18 EPIGONE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1145 GENIPAP
  1123 MAXIMIST
 
1969-1970
  1093 MARTINET
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1023 CONSOLE
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  933 COTTABUS
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  916 DIAPASON
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  873 VETERANS
  860 CORSAGE
 
1964-1965
  843 PRISTINE
  834 CARRIED
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
  808 WAGONER
 


Annual Honours record of J. H. C. Leach
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2009-20100 0 1
 
2007-20080 0 1
 
2002-20030 0 1
 
2000-20010 0 1
 
1998-19990 0 1
 
1996-19970 1 0
 
1994-19950 0 1
1993-19940 0 2
1992-19930 0 1
1991-19920 0 1
1990-19910 0 2
1989-19900 0 2
 
1987-19880 0 4
1986-19870 2 2
1985-19860 1 3
1984-19850 2 3
1983-19841 (0, 0, 1) 3 4 17
1982-19830 1 6
1981-19820 0 3
1980-19810 1 4
1979-19800 1 3
1978-19790 1 1
1977-19780 2 2
1976-19770 1 0
1975-19760 2 4
1974-19750 0 7
1973-19740 1 3
1972-19730 1 4
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 3
1969-19700 0 4
1968-19691 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 14
1967-19680 1 2
1966-19671 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 12
1965-19660 2 7
1964-19650 2 4