Clues written by R. K. Lumsdon
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R. K. Lumsdon50493712763Apr 1957Sep 200447y 5mR. K. Lumsden
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2004-2005
1680PILLOW-CUPVHCThis at the bed what tipple could be? Could becomp. anag., & lit.
2003-2004
1672IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)VHCGinger tom passing, up to no good, orbs dartydaubs arty; anag. less n.g.
1659SCAREDY-CATThirdOne yellow card? Yes, for doing a heavy tackleanag. + cat
2001-2002
1546TRANSPARENTSecondPlain canvas skirts belted to fastenran spar in tent
1528STROP (Spoonerisms)VHCHedge owner happy so I’ve dug out privetedge honer; so pr(ive)t (anag.)
2000-2001
1511DEEP-SEATEDFirstOld fencing épées, boxed setanag. in dated; box = mix
1999-2000
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCRank screen bellerammish/ked; rake dish.
1439JOHN CANOEVHCWest Indian traditional gig?John (West) + canoe & lit.; gig = long, light boat
1428CRICETIDVHCI’m being ratty – paddy got into about three times a dayrice in c tid; being noun
1419SPLODGEFirstTie could come to get spoiled with thiscomp. anag. & lit.
1998-1999
1398PERMETHRINSecondEmergent thrips can be put down as this gets workingcomp. anag. & lit.
1387Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)SecondIt has Caitlin’s man’s old-Welsh-days’ charm. 
1996-1997
1307AGILE (Spoonerisms)FirstDescribing lovely wine, mature, ’49 bottledlively one; IL in ages
1294TRANSENNAVHCThis item screens tenant remainscomp. anag. & lit.
1290NITERIEVHCTramp’s outfit rent, i.e. half in shredsanag. incl. i(n); ref. Tramp’s nightclub
1268ARGIE-BARGIEVHCForeigners being derogatory about British beefB in Argie, Argie
1264TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)VHCMethod actor pens play for three devout Revs., or four if right cast freedrill in Tree; anag. incl. fou(r)
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCThis easily matches the characters of Dr Ian Paisley etccomp. anag. & lit.
1994-1995
1194DONETVHCABC (DE … not carrying on)anag.
1181SLADEVHCYou might see ladies in this institute being drawnanag. less I & lit.; drawn = withdrawn
1174DINGLE-DANGLEVHCGelded nag’s confused with nil aswinganag.
1993-1994
1139BENJAMINSecondNumber in good old coating stuffn in bein round jam, & lit.
1134TOVARICHSecondYou could make this even cover Ivan the Terriblecomp. anag. & lit.
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)VHCWhat’s a Greek urn? Ans:– most you’d define as well offanag.
1100CONCORDANCESecondIt might see the start of three cheers or end on a shakeanag. incl. c, c, c & lit.
1992-1993
1087OLD SOLDIERVHCI’m completely drunk and disordelol (disorderly)anag.
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCFestive indulgence, seeing year in and end of one out rampageously tiddlyr for y in anag.
1074DEMIREPVHCRip – me, dear? – half of it isn’t trueanag. incl. de(ar) & lit.
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCAbandoned as draw after ten balls with weather fit for ducksducks; anag. + rain
1991-1992
1034BURLAPVHCDurable hemp’s wearing makes this meshedcomp. anag. & lit.
1021BEARDVHCWhat’s de rigueur for one Christmas party bound – are false noses in?anag. in bd; ref. Santa Claus
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHCPlot in MP area – perhaps agent for jelly guy caught with explosive asks for toppinganag.; chap in anag.
1000ONE THOUSANDSecondWhat Azed’s up to’s concealing ode – a hunt’s onanag.
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCBed rocks as producer of Twin Peaks starts to screen humpingbra s h
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCIt would be a change for one to be run – clouted by England’s openeranag. & lit!
972Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)VHCToil ere able to anag. fun-hat bunch 
969BUNTERThirdCharacter revealing food extras in belly radiusE in bunt2 r & lit.
961WAVESONVHCWhat wrecks leave sea-strown – this relatescomp. anag. & lit.
1989-1990
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCAZ at full stretch doing his (’cos end of year) heartless compiler worstanag. incl. r, c r
917HOOLIGANISMVHCWhat generates this? Saloon bar time might, I suspectanag. less t & lit.
913ARCHIBALDVHCFree-range laid, bar a couple from chicken battery unitanag. incl. ch
1987-1988
801LINCHETVHCRustic’s last bit left in the ploughinganag. incl. c, l
1986-1987
774VICTORINEVHCCould it be Sylvester, being skinned, disguised?Victor + (b)ein(g) anag. & lit.; ref. scourge of Tweety-Pie
753SHEEPDOGVHCCause of no gel in jam, e.g. heps do not set properlyanag.
1985-1986
731STRINGFirstPop-singer runs shows in support for bags of needyr in Sting, bags = trousers
712PANTOMIME HORSEVHCMare? – pooh, it’s men prancinganag. & lit.
1984-1985
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSo, Meo n/ear win – do win! – for ‘downer’ White (with rag) ’e’s potted few, remains on seat 
675CONSTERNATEVHCPut out, put on, put back, put awaycon, stern2, ate
1983-1984
609LUCKY-BAGVHCBunter with jam to the fore and a picking of game piesb = low woman; p = prize
Ximenes competitions
1958-1959
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCIt’s obvious what most teachers work for must show itself in a reduced bank balance!balance; LEA in cr

 
HCs awarded to R. K. Lumsdon
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2004-2005
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1550 MEMORITER
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1502 RAPPEL
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
 
1998-1999
  1385 PANTRIES
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1346 PHARISEE
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1329 PITHOS
  1325 UPROOTAL
  1322 CARPET
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1286 CHALET
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1273 SIPOREX
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1225 CURRY
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1186 GRISELDA
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1165 YAPSTER
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1126 CHEATERY
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1061 MAGIC
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1026 LET-OFF
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  930 SABULOSE
  922 REFORMADO
  904 VOETGANGER
 
1988-1989
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  869 HOLD-UPS
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  866 NECTAREOUS
  849 VISITE
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  814 SPOUSAGE
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  779 MISSING LINK
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  714 MOTE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  618 CRETISM
  615 HISTORIETTE
  594 DOINGS
  585 FLABELLIFORM
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  552 NOURICE-FEE
 
1981-1982
  517 IMMORTELLE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1963-1964
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1960-1961
  604 APOSTROPHISE
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1958-1959
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  521 SOUP
  517 CAROTID
  508 CUMBERGROUND
  504 LEAD-LINE
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  451 MEGAPODE
  438 MACARONI
 
1956-1957
  430 GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)
 


Annual Honours record of R. K. Lumsdon
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2004-20050 1 1
2003-20041 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
2002-20030 0 4
2001-20021 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
2000-20011 (1, 0, 0) 0 10
1999-20001 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 16
1998-19992 (0, 2, 0) 0 4 18
1997-19980 0 9
1996-19971 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 12
1995-19960 1 7
1994-19950 3 8
1993-19943 (0, 3, 0) 1 6 11
1992-19930 4 5 20
1991-19921 (0, 1, 0) 3 5 15
1990-19911 (0, 0, 1) 4 3 10
1989-19900 3 4
1988-19890 0 7
1987-19880 1 2
1986-19870 2 7
1985-19861 (1, 0, 0) 1 4
1984-19850 2 1
1983-19840 1 6
1982-19830 0 1
1981-19820 0 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1963-19640 0 1
 
1960-19610 0 3
1959-19600 0 1
1958-19590 1 6
1957-19580 0 3
1956-19570 0 1