Clues written by F. D. H. Atkinson
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F. D. H. Atkinson69266115477Aug 1952Mar 200552y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1986-1987
753SHEEPDOGThirdI respond to pastor’s intonation (congregations follow)sheep dog
1984-1985
670TURNIP-FLEAVHCGood jumper excited by flourishing crop could make punter failanag.
653INTERNUNCIOVHCPerhaps ACAS could convert certain union (without Arthur’s lead)anag. less A
1983-1984
610DOUBLETHINKVHCEast’s weakness, thinks West, bidding caution: ‘Before you ——!’2 meanings; ref. Communism, bridge
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCWho joineth in the hot oft-mouthed tale (Alfs)? 
1982-1983
559EMBASEVHCAshes half gone while England’s leader’s humbleemb(ers) as E
1981-1982
486JUMPED-UPThirdAmiss (after having tossed) is eager to advance No. 1 quicklyjumped + up; ref. Dennis A., cricketer
1979-1980
384OUTSPREADINGVHCCharacteristic of middle age – can lead to stupor in agedanag.
1977-1978
289AMNESIACVHCA Cinema’s shewing ‘Random Harvest’ – or its heroanag.; ref. Ronald Coleman film
1976-1977
249RUDOLPH THE REINDEERVHCAt the present time he draws helter-skelter the open hurdle rideranag.
1975-1976
183PICKLEVHCSpare rod: you’ll find me – in here2 mngs. & lit.; spoilt child; rod in pickle (qv)
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHCLaunched on anagram alone, hopes ebb. Pro bono meo catch pink bloater! 
1974-1975
148BALLYHOOVHCBrainwashing of the verbally hoodwinkedhidden & lit.
139PIEPOWDERVHCRustic bench – otherwise period pewanag.; ref. Court of P.
123SCATTERGOODVHCLiberal party broadcast – soundscatter, good
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCLike one composing his imminent epitaph violently ‘Slew. Gaol. R.I.P.’anag.
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANThirdYou deserve congratulations, old man. You’ll hardly find an ancienteranag.
66NONSENSEVHCMan’s last oneness shattered by Babelanag. incl. n
1972-1973
23SCLERODERMICVHCHow I should be as rod circles me wielded violentlyanag. & lit.
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCArk-master hero shipped animal herds till rain let up 
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1140CALLOUSSecondSummon and evict without quarter, like Rachmancall ous(t); notorious landlord
1969-1970
1093MARTINETVHCI love to dominate men: it’s the wayward tart in meanag.
1076NEFAST (Misprints)VHCNot in fashion before—extravagant, exciting hatshate; ne fast
1071ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCp.m.—Went to the country, sought f/arm and ate 
1968-1969
1023CONSOLEVHCCurvaceous support where the bust is placed to give uplift2 mngs.
1967-1968
1002PILLAGEVHCRifle bore and searpill age (vb)
1966-1967
941HYPODERMICVHCIt could get you drugged, perverted into horrific vile crimedopy (rev.) in H + anag., & lit.; H, film classification
1965-1966
902WINCOPIPEVHCCould be chewed up in cow but while flowering in fields served as a rustic barometeranag. + pipe; but= butt, pipe
900PARAMECIA or PAREOEANSVHCSlippery little pond creatures—after fission a pair cameparamecia; anag.; ref. reproduction
898POCHARDVHCBelly full of fish—fond of a low dive—and poker—that’s me!char in pod; poker, s.v. pochard
885GALIMATIASVHCThere’s the girl I have designs on—I like a bit of nonsensegal I’m at I as
882SNAPDRAGONVHCCold spell is bound to linger on—it will make fingers tingle at Christmassnap drag on
864PATERNALVHCPop, pop, pop! What can describe the old man’s feelings?i.e. pa ternal (= threefold)
860CORSAGEVHCNeed uplift in a shift? This should helpsag in core2, & lit.
1964-1965
829FAREWELLSecondFeed luxuriously, leaving one with a double chin!fare well; i.e. chin-chin!
808WAGONERVHCStar group requires shake expertwag oner; ref. constellation Auriga
1963-1964
769PENNYSecondChange embraces it: shortly it could be deadd., abbr., & lit.; ref. plans for decimalisation
1962-1963
746INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMy bish. copes, oddly enough, but yours—ha! Squa/res!copes = wears a cope
738ANAESTHETICVHCTheatre’s sensational number: frenzied scene a hitanag.
712RHEUMATICKYVHCCharacteristic of most second-rate joints—getting snotty about a deferred paymenta tick in rheumy
700SOLOMONVHC“Divide the son”—see the mother’s start comprehended. This order reveals the sagelo mo(ther) in son, & lit.; ref. 1 Kings 3:16ff
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCConductor taking liberties: outraged virtu/e in protest 
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)VHCBack the strike in the morning for us—this will disturb a union! / An effective place for a strike is in a rich industryrap (rev.) + am our; hidden, ref. boxing
678TESSELLATEDVHCWith the last of Israel intact, the sea settled after its upheaval in accordance with Mosaic designanag. incl. (Israe)l; ref. Exodus 14:27; Mosaic = of Moses
664MANIPULATEVHCTurn up in the morning about the last in the place? what is the manager to do?up in a.m. (all rev.) + late
660RUBBER (Misprints)VHCDifficulty the western part of Berlin is up against: it’s a gate East and West are trying to securegame; rub Ber(lin); ref. bridge and building of B. Wall
647MADCAPVHCHe’s over-exuberant but very keen on the summit!mad + cap
1960-1961
638BUREAUCRATVHCThe practice from old days, from very old days, compassed by a chit, is a guide to meure AUC in brat, & lit.
634BEDSTEADVHCTrim the d—— debates! That will get us off the floor for a restanag.
1959-1960
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAt the radiance of the bride male eyes looked sunny, but female eyes looked mo/onyPrincess Margaret’s wedding
573SCAPEGALLOWSVHCKiller up against Society makes the blood run cold, revealing animal malignity withinS + ape gall3 in cows & lit.; cow2
571PESTERVHCClue not given; osmose, smores, crosse, rosace
560CONGENITALLYVHC“Nye ill—can’t go” upset constituents naturally!anag.; ref. Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, MP
555JURYWOMANVHCJust see her confounded jaw run—O my! She’s trying!anag.
551PITCHERVHCYou’ll find awful tripe highly commended. It’s the setter!anag. incl. HC
1958-1959
529BUTTY-COLLIERFirstIn t’pit an acquaintance forced by t’cruel toilanag. & lit.
521SOUPFirstOriginally came from good stock, but has deteriorated since coming into a packetcryptic def.
517CAROTIDVHCDescribes channel originally aortic deviously spreading to the furthest part of the headanag. + d, & lit.
1957-1958
477SEDATENESSVHCIt’s not ginger that’s required now. Labour needs seats!anag.; labour, vb. imp.
464STRAWEDVHCSteward in trouble because (like his master) he hadn’tanag.; ref. Matt. 25:24, “thou hast not strawed” (KJV)
1956-1957
415When the snow lay round about (Anagram)VHCU.N. troubled—on way to new hash! 
408BILLETVHCIs there any harm in a flutter? Yes, when it’s for the soldier’s leisure occupationill in bet
400Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)VHCHalf the terrorists (about x) did it; his wife and children were massacred (7)Macduff; CD in Mau (Mau) + ff; ref. Macbeth IV.3
1954 (2)
291APAGOGEVHCBy turning the argument round I can hit on the flaw and the answerego gap a. (all rev.), & lit.
1954 (1)
277PRODIGALLYVHCIf without a friend, stick among the swine like the younger brotheri.e. prodig(ally) = rod in pig; Luke 15
273COUSINVHCThe issue of a pop at Uncle’s is to put us in the money!us in coin; issue = offspring; Uncle = pawnbroker, pop = pawn
1953 (2)
243LODESTARVHCA man learning songs needs the pitch for a guideL odes tar
1953 (1)
217DEPOSITVHCLay consists of an old song written about a traditional heroic storyepos in dit1
1952 (2)
201AMETHYSTVHCIn the third row with Agate for St. Joan?—a brilliant piececryptic def.; ref. Exodus 28:19, breastplate of judgement; James Agate, theatre critic, G. B. Shaw play

 
HCs awarded to F. D. H. Atkinson
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2004-2005
  1711 MINUS
 
2003-2004
  1624 BELAY
 
2001-2002
  1537 CAFTAN
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
 
1999-2000
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
 
1997-1998
  1329 PITHOS
 
1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1216 CHAPERON
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1194 DONET
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1108 GREEN
 
1992-1993
  1074 DEMIREP
  1061 MAGIC
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
 
1990-1991
  969 BUNTER
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  895 TONE DEAF
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
 
1986-1987
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  714 MOTE
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  635 ROSEMARY
 
1982-1983
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  547 GLEEMAN
  538 INGRAIN
 
1981-1982
  517 IMMORTELLE
 
1980-1981
  456 BALADINE
  452 DISSENTERISM
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  276 AMTRACK
  272 MALAGUETTA
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  247 FLIVVER
  243 OLYMPIC
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  174 EPEOLATRY
  161 ANCON
 
1974-1975
  127 FRITHSOKEN
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
  114 PANIC
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
  88 BLOOMERY
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  45 NEMORAL
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  36 CRUSADER
  27 VINEGAR
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1154 CLARIONET
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
  1127 TRAYBIT
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1036 CORONETED
  1028 SATIRE
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  997 TREACLE
  989 GRENADINE
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  949 BROWSING
  945 OBLITERATE
  933 COTTABUS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  916 DIAPASON
  911 DRAGON
 
1965-1966
  890 DEBENTURE
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
 
1964-1965
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  847 FRENETICAL
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  821 SOMERSET
 
1963-1964
  796 STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  782 SWELL
  773 FIT-OUT
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  725 SILENUS
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
 
1961-1962
  686 FEMALE
  669 DRUM
  656 FIDDLESTICKS
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  621 CHASE
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
  604 APOSTROPHISE
 
1959-1960
  578 GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)
  569 PROPOSAL
  564 SHE-BEAR
 
1958-1959
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  421 DOVETAIL
  412 SERVIETTE
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  364 HELLEBORE
  351 LUSTRE
  347 TELEVISOR
  334 CHEROOT
 
1954 (2)
  297 CONTRAPUNTAL
 
1954 (1)
  269 ASCENT
  267 TRADE
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  247 VAMPIRE
 
1953 (1)
  229 MASCOT
 


Annual Honours record of F. D. H. Atkinson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2004-20050 0 1
2003-20040 0 1
 
2001-20020 0 1
2000-20010 0 3
1999-20000 0 2
1998-19990 0 1
1997-19980 0 1
1996-19970 0 1
1995-19960 0 3
1994-19950 0 4
1993-19940 0 2
1992-19930 0 2
1991-19920 0 3
1990-19910 0 1
1989-19900 0 3
1988-19890 0 3
1987-19880 0 1
1986-19871 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
1985-19860 0 3
1984-19850 2 3
1983-19840 2 0
1982-19830 1 4
1981-19821 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
1980-19810 0 5
1979-19800 1 3
1978-19790 0 2
1977-19780 1 4
1976-19770 1 5
1975-19760 2 3
1974-19750 4 3 23
1973-19741 (0, 0, 1) 1 2
1972-19730 2 7
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19711 (0, 1, 0) 0 5
1969-19700 3 6
1968-19690 1 8
1967-19680 1 3
1966-19670 1 7
1965-19660 7 3 6
1964-19651 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1963-19641 (0, 1, 0) 0 5
1962-19630 4 4 19
1961-19620 6 4 8
1960-19610 2 5
1959-19600 6 3 5
1958-19592 (2, 0, 0) 1 1 11
1957-19580 2 0
1956-19570 3 4
1955-19560 0 5
1954 (2)0 1 1
1954 (1)0 2 4
1953 (2)0 1 1
1953 (1)0 1 1
1952 (2)0 1 0