Cup Winning clues by C. Allen Baker
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C. Allen Baker2582030208210308Oct 1945Oct 1981
No.Clue wordClueExplanation
495CACOETHESAche to wallow in the embrace of pros? One shouldn’t start itanag. in (a)ces, & lit.
456BALADINEOne like Barnum and Bailey, endlessly prankinganag. less y; prank = dance; ref. P. T. Barnum, hoaxer
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)With gifts weighed down, frost-flecked, adorned,
And star above, ye wise men three-O,
‘Tis little wonder, sirs, that ye
Might well be termed a Christmas tree-O
Ximenes competitions
1143MORGIANAPantomime dame: a man disguised, with a built-in bustorgia in anag.; see orgy and bust2
1127TRAYBIT“A tip, this?”, the waiter snappedtray bit
769PENNYSource of a clink, no? Only if one is droppedpen3, n(a)y, & lit.
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)Cleopatra was dazed and lo/ony, shaving. Come to! Hi! Send on a blade! 
438MACARONIIt must be swell, being a little waterproof duck in a rain-storm!mac + O in anag.
261DECANTERThe cause of somewhat unintelligible talk in a stag-party?cant1 in deer, & lit.
233SAWDUSTSpotted duff—that‘s the stuff for stuffing!saw dust; duff1 = coal dust
229MASCOTUp in the morning with the sun and early bed is said to bring good fortunea.m. (rev.) + S + cot
191DENIGRATESmut—a blight of grain with deterioration beginning on the outsideanag. in dete(rioration); smut, vb.
164NEWTONOne who is “fresh” and not well brought up is notable for making advances with his optics!new + not (rev.); ref. Conduitt’s description of a “fresh-faced” Isaac N. and his early years, fatherless with absentee mother
156LAVEROCKOne-pound Hailstone Found in Field—Morning HeraldL, ave, rock; field lark; ref. newspaper published until 1869
150CAPILLAMENTSThey’ll be unco pliant camels that can pass through the eye of a needle!anag.
118MARAVEDIWinds varied in the morning: hail during the day to the north of the Pyrenees: little change to the southanag. of varied, a.m.; ave in mardi (Fr.Tuesday)
98HUMERIWe start to murmur … our anger rises … then we’re up in arms!hum + ire (rev.)
74DEODARDreadnought, going into a storm, raises conesanag. of dread, 0: cone = weather signal, in contemporary ed. of C.
69MISANTHROPELike Scrooge, he rouses the phantoms’ ireanag.
10ACROSSThe game is over when the French wing-halves drop out(l)across(e)