Clues written by J. R. Beresford
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J. R. Beresford8046707990Nov 1990Apr 200615y 5m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2005-2006
1758BIMBETTEVHCGrip snags laid with a bit of meat on a Barbiem bet in bite; snag (Aust.) = sausage
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)ThirdReversing estate, I end in ravine – ‘confusing reflections’alod I e (all rev.); ravine
1724MONEYBAGSVHCDives may start to gather bones in a wreckanag. incl. g
1719ANHELATIONVHCOne struggling to inhale shows itan + anag., & lit.
1715RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)VHCSee real wild and loose guy putting drive in roughanag.; spin in rag
1711MINUSVHCIt reduces in sumanag. & lit.
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCBottle with a narrow neck – a small space one gets a half-finished ship overlagena; gal(ley) en a
1694MISINTERPRETVHCRead with problems, Times printer changes its formatanag.
1689SYNODVHCSecond year wag played with Sony device at first assemblys y nod, & anag. + d
2003-2004
1676CRINGE-MAKINGVHC—— grime can unsettle one occupying the throneanag. + king, & lit.; ref. lavatory graffiti
1672IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)VHCOne twitching spots first pair of mallards, hears of smewsmears of hue; I + anag. incl. ma
1667CLARINIVHCClear instruments on one dash in learner caranag. incl L + I
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCResidence has canines around street entrances deploying the snarlres. in c, c; anag.
1646BLACKVHCMoor, lowering dingy – light opposite jetty5 defs.
1641GADGETEERVHCWandering the earth to distribute toys – that’s my obsessiongad Ge teer; ref. Father Christmas
1637AMNESICVHCOne beset by an imperfect recollection of names &cI in anag. & c, & lit.
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)VHCMen cut short patrol at sea to help Arctic tern oiled in slickanag. less l; anag. in wily
1628ENCOMIONVHCWhen one sadly departs, a moving —— could be seen as nomicanag. less anag., & lit.
2002-2003
1615RUGATEVHCIt’s what skin can become if you’ve worried awayi.e rugate less ate = rug, & lit.; e.g. bearskin rug
1593MANSUETEFirstWhat’s use meant ‘broken’?anag. & lit.
1589JOKESMITHVHCAround the 5th of November is one time for an old-fashioned party with squibsm in joke sith; see one in C.
1585SHIATSUVHCMassage enthusiast disregarding hospital department to get this?anag. less ENT, & lit.
1580MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)VHCWhat Hammers do about man past edge of areaHammers; ram (rev.) + gent
1572SHIELD-MAYThirdAmazon order mailed with shrink wrappinganag. in shy; ref. mail-order company
2001-2002
1567QUEENVHCOne half of quid still shows our crowned headqu(id) + e’en, & lit. as if spoken by HM
1563SLYBOOTSVHCArtful Dodger: the first to spy lost boy Twists + anag.
1554PEARLVHCThunderous clap’s about right for one that shines in setting.r in peal
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)VHCBrothers (per rota) turned up in support of strike picketpat + lor! (rev)
1541CHUPRASSYVHCSuch as dashed with press release in back of gharry?PR in anag. + y, & lit.
1537CAFTANVHCWhat hangs loose in toilet? Answer: papera FT in can
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCNormal title, assuming one ran steamer at seaanag. incl I, in Mr, & lit.
1528STROP (Spoonerisms)VHCWeather that lets us cook outside recipe is overleather that whets; ’s + r in pot (rev.)
1524INGRATITUDEVHCThose that give urgent aid get upset about itit in anag., & lit.
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHCDiners take away battered codanag. less r
1511DEEP-SEATEDVHCLow return of service breaking superior player in setdeep + TA (rev.) in seed
1506BARE(-)BONESVHCWith this diet potentially ban outsize beer gutsanag. incl. OS; 2 defs.
1502RAPPELVHCThe ‘Unfinished’ conductor returns for ‘Drumroll’Leppar(d) (rev.); ref Schubert & Haydn symphonies
1500GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)VHCCompany with an eccentric rig taking drink to excess on boardCOGITOPER; co. + tope in anag.
1494MARATHONFirstLicking for Persians is a prolonged exerciseref. cats & battle
1480SAMARITANVHCSaint badly needed around one hurta mar in anag., & lit.
1476LIGNIPERDOUSVHCIt’s harmful to deal, say police in drugs bust, removing cocaineanag. less c
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe men got in/ks for the tattoo 
1467CANAPÉSecondIs an impressionist delicacy brought out in Déjeuner sur l’herbe?can ape; ref. Manet painting
1999-2000
1463REVERSIONALVHCIrons played in broadcast as the hero of Brideshead Revisitedanag. in reveal; ref. Jeremy I.
1459GREATEST (Spoonerisms)VHCMassed croaking about – a first sign of toads in romancemost cracking; re a t in gest
1454GET-UPVHCGo faster, having little time for third geart for e in gee up
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCReview hope it can put puzzling around end of Businesscomment/aphis; s in anag.; ref. position of AZ puzzle.
1439JOHN CANOEVHCPerhaps ladies once made crackers, holding a Christmas event in the WIjohn + a in anag.
1433NEANDERTHALVHCThe eland ran excitedly out of the arkanag.
1424HEISTVHCSting itches terribly, wanting a bit of calamineanag. less c
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEESecondButcher’s relaxed about Knight opening for England?K in loose + E; ref cricketers
1385PANTRIESVHCPints are drunk as sources of cheeranag.
1363MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)SecondVillain leaving hurtful marks with a whip crackv(ill)ain M anag.; whip
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCVerse penned by John (Poet Laureate) has upset Slough inhabitantode in anag. incl. PL; ref Betjeman: ‘Slough’
1355DIACATHOLICONFirstVersatile colonic aid that time forgotanag. less t, & lit.
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn Hamlet, Ophelia goes in – sa/d! 
1325UPROOTALVHCMore menacing clouds pour a lotanag.; more2
1996-1997
1307AGILE (Spoonerisms)VHCTaking seconds was against diet – please remove my bowlmobile; second letters
1303PONIARDVHCDo in with a prodanag. & lit.
1284STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCKind Ratty, pompous Toad (initially), in a willowy settingSTA(TE STY)LE; T in sale2
1277NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)VHCIt’s never confused with Bravo and Oscaranag. incl. B, O, & lit.; ref. NA TO phonetic alphabet
1260OUT-AND-OUTVHCTeetotal finished one tonic after anotherout an do ut
1995-1996
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCOnce a road is snarled up, this calls for a bypassanag.
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘A Sassenach’, thinks the ga/ting fellow 
1220CASSANDRAVHCClairvoyant finds ‘Fool’ an inspiring playing cardass an in anag.
1212HILDINGVHCHello pound beat that’s funkyhi l ding; ref pop group
1207EPOCH-MARKINGVHCRecord Chopin waltzes with piece in G majorEP + mark in anag. + G
1994-1995
1186GRISELDAVHCA model’s always disregarded by Greer and ‘liberated’ ladiesGr(e’er) + anag.
1993-1994
1147MAYDAYVHCRover’s exceptional transmission is the pretext for a Morris dance?2 meanings
1139BENJAMINVHCPottery bunny in junk layer (edges chipped off)being + (l)amin(a); ref Beatrix Potter
1134TOVARICHVHCA Bolshevik at heart – victor in revolutionanag. incl. h, & lit.
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTVHCCharts misspent career with heartless Ebenezeranag. incl. E, r & lit.
1126CHEATERYVHCWhat’s altering the ace before chemin de fer?anag. + ry & lit.
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCGraves expert impresses by slurping extravagantlyace in anag.
1100CONCORDANCEVHCScan my headings to consult extracts about DanielDan. in con cor! c, e & lit.
1992-1993
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)SecondGracious cub renders OAPs a turn (waiving bob for nothing)OAPs a go with s for 0; caseous grub
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCA long time without love? Prepare for performance with this!love; e(0)n + train
1052AGANIPPEFirstDid I poetically inspire a lovelorn Pope?gan I in a P(o)pe, & lit.
1048GALLOPADEVHCIn which girl and boy partners encompass a series of movements with energyop in gal lad + E, & lit.
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCBush’s heart restored … as right as rainr as for us in Bush

 
HCs awarded to J. R. Beresford
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2005-2006
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1762 DUDDERY
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1663 ARMAMENTARIA
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
 
1999-2000
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1419 SPLODGE
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
 
1997-1998
  1336 STOCKING
  1329 PITHOS
 
1996-1997
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1247 PREDICANT
  1225 CURRY
  1216 CHAPERON
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1078 KIRBEH
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1074 DEMIREP
  1061 MAGIC
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1034 BURLAP
  1030 PASTILLE
  1026 LET-OFF
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
 


Annual Honours record of J. R. Beresford
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2005-20060 1 6
2004-20051 (0, 0, 1) 7 5 5
2003-20040 9 4 8
2002-20032 (1, 0, 1) 4 6 5
2001-20020 9 4 5
2000-20012 (1, 1, 0) 8 2 2
1999-20000 7 4 8
1998-19992 (0, 2, 0) 1 6 15
1997-19981 (1, 0, 0) 3 2 17
1996-19970 5 3 17
1995-19960 5 5 19
1994-19950 1 4
1993-19940 7 6 11
1992-19932 (1, 1, 0) 2 6 13
1991-19920 0 11
1990-19910 1 4