Clues written by Mrs J. E. Townsend
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Mrs J. E. Townsend2113175725Feb 1951Nov 200655y 9mMrs J. Townsend
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2004-2005
1702WORDSMITHERYFirstThe artistry of wits, rhymed or otherwiseanag.
2002-2003
1598PHRASEMONGERVHCEloquent commentator, e.g. Marr, opens fluently covering first of headlinesh in anag.; ref. Andrew M.
2000-2001
1489FRONT-BENCHERVHCMinister gets seat in marginal after ousting Independentbench for I in frontier (adj)
1999-2000
1439JOHN CANOEVHCFirst of January, hoc anno fizzing with energy for boisterous celebrationsJ + anag. + E
1415MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSee, this bigwig wa/ves proudly showing off to chief. 
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEVHCSurvey shows half of Kosovars displaced in shelteranag. in lee
1997-1998
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFoodie scoffed morel, a sag/o pudding after 
1996-1997
1277NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)VHCTime for home-fires to be recalled or even lit around BritainB in anag.; lit = drunk; ref. Remembrance Day
1995-1996
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCArt critic reels off as pi/cture is acclaimed 
1993-1994
1130AGRESTALVHCA good king least arrayed like the liliesa g r + anag.
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTVHCIsn’t schemer free with traps scattered throughout box?anag.; ref AZ puzzle
1984-1985
670TURNIP-FLEAVHCDevastating jumper – fashion feat in purlanag.
1977-1978
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSquash at 40 now? On d/ebut I enjoyed it 
1972-1973
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)ThirdThis shelter kept animal pairs unharmed – all rode riprip4
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1135HILAIRE BELLOCVHCHis Tarantella isn’t a dance—i.e., able choir’ll give a renderinganag.; poem
1960-1961
608CUSTOMERVHCA traveller entreats my favour, and courts me subtly you’ll see!anag. & lit.; i.e. travelling salesman
1959-1960
578GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)ThirdI’ll be there and flitter around—I’m simply drawn to a party!flitter; there in gad
1958-1959
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThat bo Gus—a gent, surely—can’t face, without so much as a singlet, re/gal inspection! 
1954 (1)
275ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdCorporations will prot/rude! Exhibits? At the City’s art gallery![see comments]
1953 (2)
239GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMy stroke play is improving. It was after seeing Ha/rt.—EdWalter Hagen, US champion golfer
1951 (1)
160RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOpe/l for good production! This car men proved to be first classCarmen

 
HCs awarded to Mrs J. E. Townsend
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2006-2007
  1797 HEART
 
2005-2006
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2004-2005
  1711 MINUS
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
 
2001-2002
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1454 GET-UP
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1424 HEIST
 
1998-1999
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1385 PANTRIES
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1161 ADIAPHORON
 
1990-1991
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1987-1988
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
  764 CHILDERMAS
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1961-1962
  647 MADCAP
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  617 COLOPHONY
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1958-1959
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  512 NAYLOR (Libel)
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
 
1954 (2)
  289 CISTERN
 
1954 (1)
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
 
1953 (2)
  253 DERATION
  235 ASPHETERISM
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs J. E. Townsend
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2006-20070 0 1
2005-20060 0 2
2004-20051 (1, 0, 0) 0 3
2003-20040 0 3
2002-20030 1 3
2001-20020 0 3
2000-20010 1 2
1999-20000 2 4
1998-19990 1 3
1997-19980 1 4
1996-19970 1 2
1995-19960 1 3
1994-19950 0 2
1993-19940 2 0
 
1990-19910 0 1
1989-19900 0 1
 
1987-19880 0 1
1986-19870 0 4
 
1984-19850 1 1
 
1977-19780 1 1
 
1972-19731 (0, 0, 1) 0 0
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 0
 
1961-19620 0 1
1960-19610 1 4
1959-19601 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
1958-19590 1 2
1957-19580 0 1
 
1954 (2)0 0 1
1954 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
1953 (2)0 1 2
 
1951 (1)0 1 0