Clues written by W. J. M. Scotland
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W. J. M. Scotland70636111679Aug 1974Aug 200329y 0mW. Scotland
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2000-2001
1476LIGNIPERDOUSVHCLike Dutch elm disease? Spread purged in soilanag.
1994-1995
1174DINGLE-DANGLEVHCTake note of old boxing name, guided by corner, swinging right and leftn in dig + led + angle; ref G. Foreman
1165YAPSTERVHCThis, at getting loose, could become a stray petcomp. anag. & lit.
1161ADIAPHORONVHCNot a thing held high, one’s thrown in a poor hand dealtI in anag.
1993-1994
1147MAYDAYVHCMonday? Could be, if a year moves ona y for on in Monday; Mayday 1995 will be a Monday
1139BENJAMINVHCWorn-out overcoat? Not quite promising round start of January?J in benamin(g)
1992-1993
1078KIRBEHVHCTake little barrel into sakieh without it?r b in (SA)kieh, & lit.
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCSpirit? Tar, one without love, gets drunk at homelove; anag. less 0 + in
1991-1992
1021BEARDVHCLeader of the band, Queen, died – infected by onset of AIDS (a growth in some men…)b ER d with A in; ref. F. Mercury
1004OIL PAINTINGSVHCG. Panini’s toil displayed?anag. & lit.; display = spread out, unfold
1990-1991
982ALMANACVHCSupply a tome astronomical – this to Moore’s itcomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Old M.
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCSmash ‘Jury’ tipped – could be 10 cc?anag. incl. Witty; ref. Juke Box J
972Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)VHCEach hat bit – fun; Noel anag. – trouble! 
961WAVESONVHCWhat’s current picked up around a ship cut in two?a ves(sel) in now (rev.), & lit.
1989-1990
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCIn Chinese. stir cooking with, say, saltier recipe — it’s got to contain ginanag. + cross r in Chow
895TONE DEAFVHCAppreciative of Stones’ records? I.e. ‘Not Fade Away’? Not I!anag. less I
1988-1989
878MOUSEPIECEVHCSumo wrestling, Eastern man’s beefy flesh (near round)anag. + E + piece
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)VHCSolid stuff! From the grip of monster, old hero, adored man, liberated Greek maidensterol, Andromeda; hidden; anag.
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)VHCSee, throat is rough without the best part of a pint – swallow DD!shallow; log3 in anag.
840SONDEVHCThis, with air to ground radio, notes stormscomp. anag. & lit. ; cf. radiosonde
1987-1988
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)VHCWoo tart? A bachelor gets hot after pass, embracing lovetuart; 0 in col + a BA h
827MICKEY-TAKINGVHCWhat might irritate back of leg? Nicky-tam, i.e. with knot not left looseanag. incl. g & k(not)
816POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)VHCA gift’s a lot, tight Caledonian said, inspired by ‘extremes of poortith’a lot co’ in p,h
814SPOUSAGEVHCWithout offspring? Generation needs love and endless ‘practice’ in bed?0 us(e) in sp age; marriage bed
809DOLCE VITAVHC‘A-wine, a-women and a-song’, perhaps, exhaust Latin with active bentdo L + anag.
805LITOTESVHCAt boxing this could get Muhammad against tough assignment – no small purse, say?(A)li to tes(t)
796UPHOLSTERYVHCWhat needs your help, when tatty? Covers to seats, trim stuffings, t in anag., & lit.
1986-1987
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCTaking over a minute to consume bull’s eye, who could possibly fancy a dolly mixture?(b)ul(l) in a mo (rev.) + guy
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHC‘Sizzling runner’? Take hint, with panel beaten finish: aged stuff is hiding rustski r + anag.; of feed is in cease
735MALIGNVHCLam in slurs without a hit of goodnessg in anag.
1985-1986
701BALUSTRADEVHCA depraved desire runs among evil English supporters going by raila lust r in bad E
683BANISHVHCBevs’ original: one beating his drum outB + an + anag.; ref. Beverley Sisters’ song ‘Little Drummer Boy’
1984-1985
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)VHCNo wee vermin scurries out at Santa on grate 
640MACHETEFirstThe jungly mass one cleaves?anag. in m ace, & lit.
635ROSEMARYVHCOne out for love in spring its balmy leaves may stir madly?O for i in rise + anag. less its anag., & lit.
1983-1984
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘Cripes, cha p/ot’s t’oolong!’ sniffs Bunter. ‘Bag’s some help’ 
615HISTORIETTEVHCI tire tots fabulously, in the time before dropping off?anag. in (t)he, & lit.
610DOUBLETHINKVHCWhat’s curtailed uncertainty with force, embracing the curious ultimate of Newspeak?doub(t) + anag. in lin + k, & lit.; force2
607CARNEYVHCIn the country, coax one for love in corn! (The traditional retreats)a for O in corn + ye (rev.)
603FIGULINEFirstFragile unit this art throws?comp. anag. & lit.
594DOINGSSecondRatings fancy dishy bits abroad – what for? You know what!4 meanings
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCLove in spring’d take no turning for old bladetake; O in spa’d r no (rev.)
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILFirstI.e. no Salk shot?anag. & lit.
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAfter satin galore t/akes in Paris ‘look’ – worn out? 
558MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)VHCMust mimer enact farcemime; anag.; must = frenzied
556SWEAL (Misprints)VHCBriefly, is weak misprint, perhaps, not quite to taste?waste; ’s w eal(e)
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEFirstHalf chewed after pup’s onset – one with heelless fit?p a bou(t) + che(wed), & lit.
521ATTITUDINISEVHCCamp? It’d suit a tent freak. (Time to get out for one?)I for t in anag.
508POSTURE-MAKERVHCWithout English chop or rump steak, my attitude is: get knotted!anag. incl E
504SIMMENTHALERVHCNeat meths? I’m nearly delirious suppressing yen!anag. less y
491SEVENTY-EIGHTVHCE.g. this musty release the castaway’s included?vent ye in anag. & lit.; ref. Desert Island Discs
1980-1981
460SWOOPVHCStop parking in busy spot with time running out or traffic warden will!wo in anag. less t
456BALADINEVHCE.g. —— might render ‘le badinage’comp. anag. & lit.; charlatan
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCHeartlessly, the devil in print, filling a page to attempt over Sabbath, duplicates irritation – nothing’s removed from our endless suffering without 1 Ac. solved!Ra(l)ph in a + p + go (rev.) + s; (o)ur + anag. in tria(l)
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)SecondEvans the booze sells me the g/in fully pricedmetheglin
430TEGULAVHCSickly gateau – long for one overlapping small plate?I for a in anag.
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)FirstNaughty gals with mini skirts had little not showing clearly!’d in anag.
423ACCOUTREVHCSupply contents of pouch, pack etc to Sappers?ouc, ac, t anag. + RE, & lit.
1979-1980
375SPREATHEVHCMake rash – with pee around tot’s rear?t in anag. & lit.
1977-1978
306DICKENSFirstI cook, without soul, in pit (term in exclamations)I c(oo)k in den + s, & lit.
301TROLLOPISHVHCOf worn-down pro? This’ll fitanag. incl. o’, & lit.; fit2 v.i.
298NOSERVHCResounding snub? Not half!reson(ating) (rev.) & lit.
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAs a low plot, T/imon – early ruined character in Bard playIachimo
1976-1977
234HOROSCOPISTThirdSort, initially, that can report on several interesting points of one’s house structureanag. of first letters & lit.
216SCANTITYVHCRare defect – namely one’s conclusions from: ‘Bat: I cut rashly …’!sc. an + last letters
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCHob, Mephisto, bug, bobby. All terms for ——last letters & lit.
200The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)VHCFunny one with name: Half Hour King?(Tony) Hancock; a, n, ho(ur), k anag. & lit.; ref. H’s Half Hour
190CASSANDRAVHC——: (calls to all about) ‘Reject Greek character! Extremes of danger!’san, d, r in ca’s a’, & lit.
1974-1975
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAs she’s no br/a, reach up attire! Past being good?chupatti

 
HCs awarded to W. J. M. Scotland
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2003-2004
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1593 MANSUETE
 
2001-2002
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1502 RAPPEL
  1494 MARATHON
 
1999-2000
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
 
1998-1999
  1394 BERGAMOT
 
1996-1997
  1286 CHALET
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1216 CHAPERON
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1194 DONET
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1130 AGRESTAL
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
  1061 MAGIC
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  969 BUNTER
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  926 NERD
  922 REFORMADO
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  869 HOLD-UPS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  853 DEBACLE
  849 VISITE
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  823 SARBACANE
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  801 LINCHET
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  770 HERMITS
  762 OBELISE
  753 SHEEPDOG
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  714 MOTE
  709 GINGER
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  618 CRETISM
  590 MINEVER
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  564 PARAMENT
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  547 GLEEMAN
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  517 IMMORTELLE
  486 JUMPED-UP
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  443 STEEPLECROWN
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  406 BOIL
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  384 OUTSPREADING
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  340 BOOKSIE
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  327 HEMLOCK
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  294 HUMECT
  281 DINOCERAS
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  247 FLIVVER
  243 OLYMPIC
  212 SURCINGLES
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  183 PICKLE
  169 THUGGEE
 
1974-1975
  139 PIEPOWDER
  127 FRITHSOKEN
 


Annual Honours record of W. J. M. Scotland
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2003-20040 0 1
2002-20030 0 3
2001-20020 0 2
2000-20010 1 4
1999-20000 0 3
1998-19990 0 1
 
1996-19970 0 2
1995-19960 0 4
1994-19950 3 5
1993-19940 2 2
1992-19930 2 7
1991-19920 2 6
1990-19910 4 4 21
1989-19900 2 3
1988-19890 4 5 22
1987-19880 7 5 5
1986-19870 3 4
1985-19860 2 7
1984-19851 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 16
1983-19842 (1, 1, 0) 5 4 2
1982-19831 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 11
1981-19821 (1, 0, 0) 4 2 9
1980-19812 (1, 1, 0) 5 3 2
1979-19800 1 6
1978-19790 0 6
1977-19781 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 20
1976-19771 (0, 0, 1) 1 6
1975-19760 3 3
1974-19750 1 2