Clues written by D. P. M. Michael
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1985-1986
731STRINGVHCThis has little King in pain, the cause of his deathR in sting, & lit.; ref. Belloc’s Henry K.
701BALUSTRADEVHCFoolishly adulates BR rail-guard, usually ornamentalanag.
696ANTIMNEMONICThirdKind of effect Lotus had on me Mini can’t supplyanag.; supply adv.
683BANISHVHCAfter Belgium, Italy gets short answer about end of English – ‘Out!’B + I in ans + h; ref. ban following Heysel Stadium riot
1983-1984
615HISTORIETTEVHCThat is, in short, title devised without lengthanag. less L incl. i.e., & lit.
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCAh, just then the foe that line of doom hit low! 
1982-1983
559EMBASEVHCLower 5th and 6th in Assembly disturbing peacem,b in ease
547GLEEMANVHCGig dissolved in silly laughter by retired celebrity’s voice(gig)gle + name (rev.)
538INGRAINVHCIn forecasting rain-doctors give colour to yarns before manufacturing themhidden
1981-1982
500BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)VHCDuped dazed solver, for instance – before the game’s up!dupe Azed; bef. + loo (rev.)
473HERRING-BONEVHCHeight’s wicked – taking lift or staggering up stepsh, erring, bone
1980-1981
456BALADINEVHCTwister possibly anyone might see as an old mischief, lying about a racketa din in bale; charlatan
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCFestive season’s present, but its charm’s distorted on the tellyanag. + box
452DISSENTERISMVHCDiscord among otherwise set mindsEris in anag. & lit.
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCRe-writes unaltered Greek in a version of Sappho after some hesitation; nervous reaction to song causes complainta + Gr. in anag.; ur, tic, aria
423ACCOUTREVHCA little volume, beyond what is proper – fit for scrappinga cc. outré
1979-1980
410CUL-DE-SACVHCWith copper left at entrance, upset for burglariously planned reconnoitre?Cu I + cased (rev.) & lit.
393INTRACARDIACVHCLocating love even in a cold climate and arctic air possiblyanag.
388ALEXIPHARMICSecondAnswer to unknown quantity in a phial – crime thwarted?x in anag. & lit.
384OUTSPREADINGVHCStretching the marge2 meanings
375SPREATHEVHCHideous past and here is chap en route for Dartmooranag.
1978-1979
327HEMLOCKVHCBane of Socrates’ life – having to shut up, after he married?he m + lock; ref. Xanthippe
1977-1978
298NOSERVHCNo Sunday paper? Without that sop, what a facer!no S. (pap)er
276AMTRACKVHCTeal’s beak, scoter’s tail, a waterproof covering. Member of duck family?t, r in a mack; duck4
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCEvery p/aper one peers at, a disadvantage! 
1976-1977
247FLIVVERVHCI’ve almost knocked over Vicar following female learner’s tin Lizzief L I’v(e) + Rev (rev.)
229METRICATEVHCChange the system. Following Monsieur, create it anewM. + anag.
225VALETASecondSee, almost all tea destroyed. Boston occasions this kind of revolutionv. + anag. less l; ref. B. tea party
216SCANTITYVHCThat’s to say, reduced quantity, without question shortsc. + (qu)antity & lit.
208RALPHVHCReader responds to this pressman’s mischief2 meanings; Ralph R.
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCFrightening sound! Middle of night! Yard supplying copperbo + g + y
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCI’ll boggle before and after and even in the attemptI’ll in shy + all in shy & lit.
183PICKLEVHCArrow-head hung round about back of neck to punish Ancient Marinerc, k in pile
169THUGGEEVHCAll in rugger in the form of holy terrorism(r)ugger(r) in the
1974-1975
152ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)VHCA Don Juan (and a Romeo manqué) encradles bastard – scandal abroad!anag.; anag.
146CHARADESVHCAzed heartlessly in tortuous search for word playsA(ze)d in anag.
123SCATTERGOODVHCLiberal party broadcast (sound)scatter, good
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCMaestro of the vocab – could be number one, top settervocal; anag. incl. I
110GALLOWS-RIPEThirdComing to the nub, in Orwell a pig’s revolutionaryanag.; ref. Animal Farm; nub = gallows
1973-1974
75GROCETERIAVHCWhat makes a G.O.C. retire unceremoniously? Large number of wives enters into itanag.
70GESTAPO (Misprints)VHCSecretly goes about to eavesdrop – disgraceful political farceforce; tap in anag.
62SOLITAIRESVHCAnchors no longer tie sailors at seaanag.; anchor = recluse (Shakesp.)
1972-1973
50CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)SecondClue to Prince – short, ugly, very fatanag. incl. Pr.
43A neologism (Neologisms)SecondFOOTLECHAMPA
18EPIGONEVHCOne of seven who succeeded though falling short of heroic departedepi(c) gone; ref. Seven Against Thebes
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1145GENIPAPVHCWith confidence I pulp fruit for W.I. jam-makinggen I pap; W.I. = West Indies
1135HILAIRE BELLOCVHCWhat made him? Balliol he cried. It’s obvious when the penny dropsanag. less d.; “B. made me …”
1115FLESH-POTTERYVHCThe soft reply surprisingly associated by Israelites with Egyptanag.; ref. Exodus 16. 3/4
1969-1970
1106LEXICOGRAPHYFirstWhat, if amiss, makes X go preachily potty?anag. & lit.
1093MARTINETVHCAlternative to haunter of Macbeth’s residence? Bloody sergeant, perhaps2 mngs.; ref. Macbeth I.6, martlet, and I.2, sergeant
1080ANDROMEDAVHCShe starred in drama done at seaanag., & lit.
1071ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWelsh resort toc/sin—alarm as new quay blows up 
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCIt should artfully exhibit an apt choiceanag., & lit.
1041TEA-LEADVHCTV commercial about a blend that might include China or Ceylona in tele-ad.; blend of lead & tin
1036CORONETEDVHCOne that, without the headgear, in having a heart is nobler than mostone t(hat) in cored, & lit.; that = coroneted
1032TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDoes, not ro/es, train in sects of courserotenone
1023CONSOLEVHCBust support could be short solution to fill out peaky figuresol. in cone
1015HOAR-HEADEDFirstGray’s description of rustic—not, it seems, unrimed but admittedly letterlesshoar(y)-headed, & lit.; rime = frost; ref. G.’s Elegy, lines 97, 115
1010MOTORISTFirstOnce more is in wrong—in Britain, right is denied himmo + is in tort; driving on left
1006CHROME-PLATINGVHCPerhaps replacing moth or preventing rust?anag.; moth = corrosion
1967-1968
984Word containing a first name (Anonymous)VHCHumorous verse—in retrospect, concerning utter nothingLIM-ERIC-K; Linklater, author; re talk nil (rev.)
1966-1967
945OBLITERATEVHCObscure characters run amok in Beatle riotanag.
941HYPODERMICVHCIf poor dope is removed from this, it’ll make him cryanag. of dope him cry, & lit.
929AMPHITHEATRESecondWhere Christians went to their reward—round it a harp theme might be wovenit in anag.
916DIAPASONVHCFull volume of sound turned up formerly satisfied offspringapaid (rev.) + son
911DRAGONThirdDrake’s for scrap when Spaniard’s about!rag in don; drake2
907SORITES (Misprints)VHCPlaces for building house or spacious adjoining premisesspecious; or in sites
1965-1966
900PARAMECIA or PAREOEANSSecondI found in devastated camp area only low forms of life like mulesparamecia; I in anag.; mules = slippers
890DEBENTUREVHCBond is to be found among set taken to dinner and sometimes to bedbe in denture
1964-1965
847FRENETICALVHCFine claret drunk direct from the binanag.; loony-bin
825COACHESVHCThese prime hides are penetrated by nothing but horse-flies possibly0 in caches, 2 defs.; prime, vb.; fly = light vehicle for hire
1963-1964
796STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)VHCOld hat trick takers!hit; anag.
780NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)VHCExim: 14 (clue preferred)
773FIT-OUTVHCCri de honte devant tout ensemblefi! (= fie!, Fr.) + tout; honte (Fr.) = shame
769PENNYVHCIt used to be worth a lot more, once nigh on a poundpen2 ny (= nigh, obs.)
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHCSheikh and helpless maids may wanton in abandoned danceanag. incl. m(aid)s
750SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)ThirdX and X’s predecessor, beginning long ago, set on Sunday puzzles, number of most recent being unusually stiff when you include even most regular follower of X!cross W ord (obs. noun) + S; even in anag. + Y
1962-1963
730ARCH-PIRATEVHCChief one of those leaving ship in confusionarch + rat in pie, & lit.
717STAR-MAN (Misprints)VHCNovice poisoner’s tin containing almost wherewithal to assist ascent into heavens!prisoner; tarma(c) in Sn; runway
703SCAPEMENTVHCIn short, little physical exercise attracts me, but I’m certainly not long in the tooth!PE me in scant
700SOLOMONVHCFor one thousand, forward! 700 gave me legitimate pleasure; 300 more were undoubtedly enjoyable!solo M on; wives and concubines
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSlig/ht weeds are as good as done, galsSligo, Donegal
686FEMALEVHCIrresistible Parisienne? Not me—fat, plain Englishwoman!fem(me fat)ale
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)VHCStream into which one chucks a pun lover. / Under which without mental cruelty one chucks (a pun!) lovera ram2 in pour (n.); cryptic def.; chuck2, mental2
676TRELLIS (DLM)VHCWith a Fit-U-Round open-work bedside screen, every patient will rest in peace in no time! 
673ERISTICALVHCPossibly it’s a relic, but I’m disposed to cultivate the spat!anag.; s. = quarrel
656FIDDLESTICKSVHCSee these! Gus must be about to have a stabstick in fiddles, & lit.; plural of gu
1960-1961
638BUREAUCRATVHCThrice he demands form’s submission, then by ancient usage dating from 753 B.C. some youngster’s slashedure AUC in brat; see AUC in C.
634BEDSTEADSecondUne sainte interrompt un juron irlandais (et lit!)Ste. in bedad; lit (Fr.) = bed
630STREAKYVHCIs treasure in heaven not sure? This could describe what may have to be faced when one has risentrea(sure) in sky; breakfast
624PSYCHIATER (DLM)VHCEvery cyclist a trick cyclist. The Spiracycle is guaranteed unfalloffable! 
1959-1960
586HEBDOMADARYFirstShockingly bad Doh! Ray! Me!—not quite compassing an octaveanag.
578GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)VHCWhat Girton did to runaway student—shut her in, it’s understoodrunaway; her in gated
547STORMYVHCIt’s a lie about the first of March being gusty--the really bad weather comes before the end of February!m in story: storm + y
1958-1959
534RAIL-SPLITTERThirdHe renders first-aid to fencer—supports patient’s head, calling for stretcherrails p litter
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCVictoria loved her bal/d ward; her heir preferred his Gay Paree 
521SOUPVHCIt’s such good manners getting quietly drunk at the beginning of the mealso U p
517CAROTIDVHCSuch is the way the claret goes to the head with the last of the Medoc you require assistance to swallow the stuffc + rot in aid; claret = blood
508CUMBERGROUNDVHCHow Macbeth saw Duncan’s heir—similar end devised for him!i.e. ground for land in Cumberland; ref. Macbeth I.4
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)SecondIt’s easy to tell De Gaulle’s for circumscribing the Frenchtell; le in car: car = for
1957-1958
482LEASING-MAKERVHCYe olde corrupter of a Kinges realmanag.; old form of genitive
469DAISYVHCWild bloomer rarely seen on Twickenham ground gives Welshmen lead before close of playi.e. Dais + (pla)y
1956-1957
395SCALE-ARMOURVHCListener beset by discordant clamours? This seems the best protection against neighbours’ piano-practising childrenear in anag.; i.e. musical scales
1955-1956
382ABSTAINVHCSailors ain’t sorry maybe to leave port!ABs + anag.
369BERETVHCCap d’Antibes?cryptic def.
347TELEVISORVHCHere far-fetched lights appear and tie solver in knots!anag.
334CHEROOTThirdI offer her love in a cottage, but Winnie might accept me in spite of my bluntnessher 0 in cot; ref. Churchill
329HAMADRYADVHCMary’d had a complex—she’d had it when a feller came her way!anag.
1954 (2)
302MARTINVHCMember of family of noted bankers? Spot cash with skill in half a minute!mar tin, art in min(ute); ref. Martins Bank
295SENSE-ORGANSVHCThey give you awareness or, here’s the snag, quite the opposite!sense or + snag (rev.) & lit.
291APAGOGEVHCFather gets excited about East End demonstration that what’s Left must be Right!pa in agog + E
1954 (1)
281SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)VHCA candidate may refer to these in History examinations and wangle pass with creditexaminations; anag. incl. cr.; i.e. scraps of paper
277PRODIGALLYVHCSmall wonder, including everything, old girl, pay is squandered so!all in prodigy, anag., & lit.
267TRADESecondMystery of the Headless Detective—Holmes would spot it immediately(Les)trade; H.’s skill in spotting a person’s trade
261DECANTERVHCDrunk from nectared bumbling among summer-tide Canterbury-bellsanag., hidden
259AGANIPPEFirstWhat eases the strain and restores pep again? Springanag., 2 defs.; strain1 = flow of language
1953 (2)
251UNMETHODICALSecondMaking the lucid moan!anag. & lit.
241MANDOLINEVHCDestroying an old mine requires plenty of pluckanag.
233SAWDUSTVHC’Twas round about dusk almost. That’s what comes of cutting through the wooddus(k) in ’twas (rev.)
1953 (1)
223MELODRAMEVHCLet the Tragic Muse have her head and push in a song!Mel(pomele) + ram in ode, & lit.
215BUCKFASTLEIGHVHCHunt follows quickly upon heels of quarry near Princetownbuck1 fast1 Leigh; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b. 1784; Dartmoor Hunt
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERThirdWhere once was fair payment for dirty work, here’s money and food to do a little dustingpie5 and pie1 + powder
203WEATHERSVHCSwear horribly about the above conditionsanag.
201AMETHYSTVHCShe avoided so-called Salvation Army in China: being a Methodist sounded less odd‘a meth(odd)ist’.; ref. HMS A., the Yangtse Incident
199HONESTYVHCBloomer what spivs are not guilty of2 mngs.
1952 (1)
193TRADUCERVHCCredatur should be translated literally, but let him not be believed!anag.; C. (Latin) = belief
187GROWLERVHCBass may be imported in America, but means of conveyance must be found!2 mngs.; imported = meant
186ASHMOLEANVHCNoah’s male issue provides new home for Ark collectionanag.; the Tradescant collection (from their residence the “Ark”), gifted to Ashmole, initiated the museum
1951 (2)
179CADREFirstEstablishment of peace could be crazy crusade without usanag. less us & lit.
177DESOLATEVHCLeft alone could be so elated in a muddle!anag. [see comments]
176SPIGOTVHCOften wants to be taken out for a drink, but a brute in a boozerpig in sot
172GARNISHERVHCAs herring pickled makes nicer eating, is pike nicer pickled?anag., gar nisher (drunken pron. of nicer)
1951 (1)
164NEWTONThirdFollowing modern fashion, this scientist had attractive explanation for the Fall in the Gardennew, ton; N.’s law of gravity; apple, Adam & E.
162TITANESSFirstSeat isn’t made to hold her!anag. & lit.
159SPANIELFirstLies curled up taking nap—let him sleepanag. of lies, nap; “let sleeping dogs lie”
156LAVEROCKVHCWhat Scots have left with a large stone? This is an unusual larkaver2, rock; ref. theft of Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950
1950 (2)
154RABBITSecondA B.R. casualty—got teeth into bun!anag. + bit; ref. British Railways catering
152SEA-LIONVHCLies on a rocky, salt-water, much sought after eminenceanag., sea lion, & lit.
151OPEN-SESAMEVHCTranslates into sense a poem once said to entrance!anag.
147GATHERVHCSwell the crowd! Gate closing within hourgate with last letter inside hr
1950 (1)
122LEATHERVHCPrepared case of Buck and Others v. Wallop2 mngs.; v. = verb
1949 (2)
116WATERLOOVHCOld Guard could still be in van here!double mng.; railway station, O. G. of French army
115MISNOMERFirstResult of getting wrong first answer to Catechism is me!anag. of N or M is me, and lit.; ref. C of E Catechism, “Q: What is your name? A: N. or M.”
112SHEET (DLM)VHCShakespeare’s Theatre Reopened—Dramatist’s Ghost Walks In 
110LEVIGATESecondEven an American general carries a six-shooter!even, vb.; VI gat, in (Robert E.) Lee
109PERIVHCExperience includes being seen with Peer at Savoyhidden; ‘Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the P.’, Savoy opera by G & S
1949 (1)
97NESTORVHCSecret adviser on completion of Ximenes to Royal Personhidden
1948 (2)
90ROTHERFirstStream of abuse to describe a bête noire?3 mngs.; river; black cattle variety
86ODOMETERVHCIt’s a revolutionary measure that would make me red too!anag. of me red too
84SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)VHCDry? Try this concoction. Not everyone has the head for it—round about six quarts make the legs unsteadyanag. of try this; haircut; hin (= 6 quarts) in anag. of legs
82CURAREVHCScientific copper runs up against uncommon poisonCu rare
80GONERILVHCThe fool compared me to a cuckoo, but I’m gone before the end of Aprilgone, (Ap)ril; Lear I.4.209 “The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo”
79SALOMEVHCShe wouldn’t take half a crown for herself but she did for Johncryptic def.; J. the Baptist; ref. Mark 6:23, “up to half my kingdom”
1948 (1)
70GARBAGEVHCIt may be rubbish, but Genesis suggests this followed the Age of Innocencei.e. Garb Age
68ANTIGROPELOSVHCFor two pins they’d brave the storm themselves—they could be large pins too!anag.; pins = legs
1947 (2)
63STILETTOVHCLet into poor Tosti it might give point to his good-bye!let in anag.; ref. song ‘Good-bye!’, music by Paolo T.
62HERCULESThirdHe’s about the most complicated cluer—unchecked in 12 is indicative of his effortsanag. in he’s; ref. twelve labours of H.; extra clue to 12! [see comments]
61CREASYVHCMilitary historian describes some ancient fronts2 mngs.; i.e. foreheads; ref. Sir Edward Shepherd C.
58ECLIPSEVHCWhere the sun first shone, cut off some brief seconds, the sun there reappearsE clip s E, & lit.; sun rises in east
56SHEEP-RUNThirdIdyllic prospect of troubled sphere when United Nations succeedanag. + UN
54SPONGEVHCCook’s sporting tourist?cryptic def.; ref. ‘Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour’ by R. S. Surtees; Wm. Surtees Cook, relative of E. B. Browning; ‘Cook’s tour’
53SHINSecondClimb up! It’s only a shilling in the godssh in; shin (Jap.) = spirits, gods
1947 (1)
46LYSANDERVHCDistinguished Ancient Mariner, Bridegroom and Wedding-guest in a Dream2 mngs.; ref. Spartan admiral and MND
45RATTENEDVHCPunished, for example, by breaking hammer or taking away sickle, failure in a Communist to dance attendanceattendance less dance in red; ref. Communist symbol
40Suitable Present (Suitable Present)VHCNylons for Hermia“Legs … desires” M.N. Dream, Act 3, Scene 2
1946 (2)
39GNATHICSecondMix a gin and chat of chaps we messed withanag.; chaps = cheeks
36TARTARUSVHCDis-establishment—Homer raised Hell over it!cryptic def.; Dis = Pluto
32TEMERAIRESecondFighting French in name only, found in English art and English rimeanag. of E art E rime; ref. Turner painting and Newbolt poem ‘The Fighting T.’
31APRIORISTThirdFollows logically after Mar. 1 or 31stApr 1 or 1st
27MEANDRIANVHCOf course I am winding—I damn near got lost!anag.
1945 (2)
24SWELL-MOBSMANVHCLawless nob with a couple of thousand turns out to be a smart pickpocketanag. incl. MM
22SLEEPYHEADVHCThe pal she eyed proved to be no more than a nodding acquaintanceanag.

 
HCs awarded to D. P. M. Michael
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1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  709 GINGER
  688 CUCURBITAL
 
1984-1985
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  590 MINEVER
  585 FLABELLIFORM
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  543 STAYING POWER
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  517 IMMORTELLE
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  495 CACOETHES
  491 SEVENTY-EIGHT
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
  430 TEGULA
 
1979-1980
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  340 BOOKSIE
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  306 DICKENS
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  289 AMNESIAC
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  281 DINOCERAS
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  221 PADDY-WHACK
 
1975-1976
  190 CASSANDRA
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
  161 ANCON
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  135 GABIONADE
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  97 TREBUCHET
  95 THUNDERCLAP
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
  40 FANTOCCINI
  23 SCLERODERMIC
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  10 LINGERIE
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1158 ELEPHANT-SEAL
  1140 CALLOUS
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1123 MAXIMIST
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  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)
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  997 TREACLE
  993 JONATHAN
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  962 PALING
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  933 COTTABUS
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1964-1965
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  829 FAREWELL
  821 SOMERSET
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  804 DETRUNCATE
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  782 SWELL
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
  743 CHEMIST
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  725 SILENUS
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
  712 RHEUMATICKY
 
1961-1962
  664 MANIPULATE
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
 
1959-1960
  582 MARRY
  571 PESTER
  569 PROPOSAL
  564 SHE-BEAR
  560 CONGENITALLY
  555 JURYWOMAN
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  512 NAYLOR (Libel)
  504 LEAD-LINE
  495 PARTISAN
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  460 ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)
  451 MEGAPODE
  447 TOUSLE
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  430 GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  417 SINECURE
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  412 SERVIETTE
  408 BILLET
  404 POLENTA
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
  364 HELLEBORE
  360 WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)
  356 METOPOSCOPY
  338 SHE-ASS
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  304 ORLEANS
  293 CAB
  289 CISTERN
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
  271 TRIPLET
  269 ASCENT
  265 THERMAE
 
1953 (2)
  253 DERATION
  243 LODESTAR
  237 BASTINADE
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  227 CATEGORIES
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  202 SPALPEEN
  200 ACCOUNT
 
1952 (1)
  190 CHEQUERS
  189 SALTIRE
  188 Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)
  185 STOUT
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
  182 MISTLETOE
 
1951 (2)
  178 HIDEOUS
  174 ANACREONTICS
  171 SERINGAS
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  167 PARMESAN
  166 RACHIDES
  163 LORICATE
  161 TILLER
  158 RATING
 
1950 (2)
  150 CAPILLAMENTS
  148 FILIBUSTER
  145 STEWART
  135 STRIPPED
 
1950 (1)
  126 RASPBERRY
  124 BARHAM or BRAMAH
 
1949 (2)
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  113 CRICKETER
  111 PLEASANT
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1949 (1)
  103 MOSES
  100 Word containing ADDING
  96 INTERLOCK
  92 PARTRIDGE
 
1948 (2)
  89 SEASON
  87 SISKIN
  83 BUDAPEST
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
  75 PETROLEUSES
  71 MITRAILLEUSE
  67 SURFEIT (DLM)
  66 CHRISTMAS PIE or TURKEY CARPET
 
1947 (2)
  59 TAME
 
1947 (1)
  52 RATION
 


Annual Honours record of D. P. M. Michael
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1985-19861 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 11
1984-19850 0 3
1983-19840 2 4
1982-19830 3 4
1981-19820 2 6
1980-19810 5 2 14
1979-19801 (0, 1, 0) 4 2 7
1978-19790 1 4
1977-19780 2 9
1976-19771 (0, 1, 0) 4 2 13
1975-19760 4 7 19
1974-19751 (0, 0, 1) 4 3 11
1973-19740 3 5
1972-19732 (0, 2, 0) 1 6 13
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 3 4
1969-19701 (1, 0, 0) 3 8 9
1968-19692 (2, 0, 0) 6 3 1
1967-19680 1 6
1966-19672 (0, 1, 1) 4 3 6
1965-19661 (0, 1, 0) 1 2
1964-19650 2 5
1963-19641 (0, 0, 1) 5 3 4
1962-19630 4 6 19
1961-19620 6 2 8
1960-19611 (0, 1, 0) 3 3 8
1959-19601 (1, 0, 0) 2 7 10
1958-19592 (0, 1, 1) 4 4 2
1957-19580 2 5
1956-19570 1 9
1955-19561 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 6
1954 (2)0 3 6
1954 (1)2 (1, 1, 0) 3 5 5
1953 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 2 3 15
1953 (1)0 2 3
1952 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 3 3 7
1952 (1)0 3 6
1951 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 3 4 11
1951 (1)3 (2, 0, 1) 1 5 2
1950 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 3 4 10
1950 (1)0 1 2
1949 (2)2 (1, 1, 0) 3 4 3
1949 (1)0 1 4
1948 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 5 3 2
1948 (1)0 2 5
1947 (2)3 (0, 1, 2) 4 1 1
1947 (1)0 3 1
1946 (2)3 (0, 2, 1) 2 0 3
1945 (2)0 2 0