Clues written by W. J. Duffin
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W. J. Duffin2902276831Jun 1951Feb 200957y 8mW. Duffin
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2005-2006
1750PLOUGHMANVHCFail in degree and, shortly, find yourself just a weary plodderplough MA + n
2004-2005
1694MISINTERPRETVHCA new format for Times printer to get completely wrong!anag.
1689SYNODVHCWhere scholarly people get upset about either of the conclusions on gay clergy?y in dons (rev.), & lit.
2003-2004
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCSource of light and images brings wise men to a family group of threemagi clan tern
1646BLACKVHCProvides descriptions of sea and death? Could be Conrad3 meanings
1624BELAYVHCEnough! (Instruction to give up living?)be lay; living = benefice
2002-2003
1615RUGATEVHCSale could have attracted this crowd that’s gatheredRU gate; Sale rugby club
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCNASA let it crash without a cover on southern US plainsanag. less a
2000-2001
1480SAMARITANVHCAlways one for giving emotional support, old Harry embraces Marianne’s husbandmari in Satan
Ximenes competitions
1965-1966
900PARAMECIA or PAREOEANSVHCA Burmese race found in rough open areasPareoeans; anag.
1960-1961
608CUSTOMERVHCDid she show promise around a high-class street?U St. in comer, & lit.
1956-1957
425TRAVERSEVHCIn TV language, an artist answers to “What’s your line” by “A straight one among zigzags.”RA in TV Erse; ref. TV panel game ‘What’s My Line’
421DOVETAILVHCGiven a tonic by the doctor before indisposition, you should find yourself nicely fitdo vet ail; A1 = do (mus.)
1954 (2)
289CISTERNVHCI gurgle when flushed with success, but I’m grim after the slightest bit of a trouncing(troun)ci(ng) + stern
1954 (1)
273COUSINVHCThis German is closely akin to the Angle—which includes usus in coin (= cornerstone, archaic); german (n., obs.) = near relative
263We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)VHCHow stalks the Dong with The Nose unlit? 
261DECANTERVHCThe liquor bottle renounced? Not quite—doctor’s order does not allow it to be!i.e. recanted with Dr exchanged
1953 (2)
253DERATIONVHCLet us eat as much as want for tea or dinner—not half! Smashing!anag. incl. din(ner)
249BALMVHC“Web” almost certainly includes what’s in clue to “conspiracy”—it’s also found in “plot”hidden here and in clue 13 dn
237BASTINADEVHCOne way of producing sore feet in a copper is to be found in well-pounded beats!in a d., all in anag.
235ASPHETERISMVHCThere is spam hash, but if you swallow it you can’t retain a thinganag.
233SAWDUSTThirdSouth leads. Ace put down by West has a grave meaning—fills Dummy with heavinessS + A + W + dust
1953 (1)
231PREAMBLEVHCWhereas it begins in an Act of Parliament, a change in the constitution is really achieved by a rebel M.P.!anag.
221BUNTHORNEVHCHe recommended professing passion for a French bean, evidently the bonne, Ruth “on breakers always steering”anag.; ‘If you’re anxious for to shine’; R., nurse in ‘Pirates of Penzance’
219SOCIALISTVHCI, with a hankering after a lot of soccer, could be called an Association fansoc(cer) I a list; association football, trade unions
213LEMONADESecondIt’s wet, it pours. It may make a squash, but find room for a little ’un in the sheltermonad in lee1
1952 (2)
197SCALESVHCBalance is an essential part of snakes and ladders3 mngs.
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCKeep it under your hat—a suitable catchword for an Information Bureau?knowledge, box1
1952 (1)
189SALTIREVHCLittle Sarah needs a rubber hoop to look anything like ordinary: two bends in her.Sal + tire; heraldic mngs. of ordinary (n.) and bend; her. = heraldry

 
HCs awarded to W. J. Duffin
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2008-2009
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1901 SANITISE
 
2007-2008
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
 
2005-2006
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1667 CLARINI
  1650 SAPHENA
  1641 GADGETEER
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1550 MEMORITER
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1428 CRICETID
 
1998-1999
  1394 BERGAMOT
 
1997-1998
  1336 STOCKING
 
1995-1996
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
 
1968-1969
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1964-1965
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  638 BUREAUCRAT
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
 
1958-1959
  504 LEAD-LINE
 
1956-1957
  404 POLENTA
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  343 EPIGONI
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  302 MARTIN
  297 CONTRAPUNTAL
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  287 MANCHESTER
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
  269 ASCENT
  267 TRADE
  265 THERMAE
  259 AGANIPPE
 
1953 (2)
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  247 VAMPIRE
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1953 (1)
  227 CATEGORIES
  223 MELODRAME
 
1952 (1)
  185 STOUT
  182 MISTLETOE
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  179 CADRE
  178 HIDEOUS
  173 HATCHING
  171 SERINGAS
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 


Annual Honours record of W. J. Duffin
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2008-20090 0 2
2007-20080 0 4
 
2005-20060 1 1
2004-20050 2 4
2003-20040 3 4
2002-20030 2 4
2001-20020 0 3
2000-20010 1 2
1999-20000 0 1
1998-19990 0 1
1997-19980 0 1
 
1995-19960 0 2
1994-19950 0 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 1
 
1968-19690 0 1
 
1965-19660 1 0
1964-19650 0 1
 
1960-19610 1 3
 
1958-19590 0 1
 
1956-19570 2 2
1955-19560 0 1
1954 (2)0 1 7
1954 (1)0 3 6
1953 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 4 3 7
1953 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 3 2 11
1952 (2)0 2 0
1952 (1)0 1 3
1951 (2)0 0 5