Clues written by S. L. Paton
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S. L. Paton44243813550Jun 1952Jan 200249y 7mL. Paton
Dr S. L. Paton
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1999-2000
1415MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWill the horse set Cossack company a ta/ngle? 
1998-1999
1406CHASSEPOTVHCSack outmoded tipple – Martini took its placechassé + pot; ref. Martini(-Henry)
1389ALL-OVERISHVHCA-tremble, hoarse, ill with a touch of virus?anag. incl. v, & lit.
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTo make small chil/is green, soften up sets, mum 
1989-1990
895TONE DEAFVHCEddy current is in swell almost insensible amid wavesNed ea in tof(f)
1987-1988
796UPHOLSTERYVHCWorking theory plus the art of making good appointmentsanag.
1983-1984
585FLABELLIFORMVHCWhat’s customary to veil the Parisian charmer provided for English may be ——la belle, with if for E, in form, & lit.
1981-1982
521ATTITUDINISEThirdShut up in a mad institute I would act upI’d rev. in anag.
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCOne enthralled by books I work, for example in distinctive edgingI in bb + I op e.g. in list2, & lit.
1979-1980
410CUL-DE-SACVHCClose call was deuced tricky but for poor West leadanag. less anag. incl. W; close = dead-end
371GRADINVHCScrum-heel first to create a platformS to front in rag + din (v.)
1978-1979
362SEA-SOLDIERVHCOne of old Prince of Denmark’s swell fantastic Lords, that issea + anag. incl. i.e.; P of D’s regiment early equivalent of R.M.
332NUT-CASEVHCIn Chancery, can’t sueanag. & lit.; in chancery qv.
1977-1978
289AMNESIACVHCUn-mindful of name I’m a case in manner vagueanag. incl. n, & lit.
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCLate – end of party – brief nod – offdate; anag.
1976-1977
243OLYMPICVHCI comply with regulation Aanag.; A = amateur
225VALETAVHCOne can follow old hand hooking a long hop in slow motiona l in vet + a
216SCANTITYVHCWithin second lean year it must beit in s cant y & lit.
1975-1976
156OMBROPHOBOUSSecondBroom bewitched – drink up around bum – much happier if dryanag. + hobo in sup (rev.); ref. Sorcerer’s Apprentice
1974-1975
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCTwinkle, twinkle, Superstar
Guiding wise men from afar;
Bet you never guessed He’d be
Man’s excuse for gluttony
 
139PIEPOWDERVHCGoody! England’s opener put on a bold face – a sloggerpi2, E, powder
135GABIONADEVHCOne topless girdle without build-up supporting with uplift blowzy female’s breastworksbag (rev.) + ad in I (z)one
123SCATTERGOODVHCSort to cadge when brokeanag. & lit.
105Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)VHCRain over by now – morale high – Ararat locale could be near 
1972-1973
1ORGIASTFirstBefore the heart ensnares one, one likes to go on a bingeor + a in gist
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1097PANTOPHAGISTVHCBeing like Bunter, is the potential snag that I pop?anag.
1967-1968
958DRY MEASURESecondThe system standard at Winchester used my rear abominablyanag.; see Winchester in C.
1966-1967
920ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCar din’s not for me, I’ll stick to as/s—thee astern, lady!Pierre Cardin
1965-1966
878ENTOMOSTRACAVHCPetits crustacés en variété may be ordered on toast with creamanag.
873VETERANSFirstSome of us could use Martinis—pass the gin upvet + snare (rev.); M. = rifles
1963-1964
804DETRUNCATEVHCRadical reform of Rent Act due—Poll—We’ll have to use guillotineanag.; 2 defs.
1962-1963
743CHEMISTVHCA man like Priestley was making the Church Times wild!Ch + anag.; ref. J. B. and Joseph P.
721KERB-MERCHANTVHCGuard bloke expert at floggingkerb merchant
1961-1962
686FEMALEVHCThe first signs of extensive fashion alterations leave me broke!anag. of initial letters and me, & lit.
1960-1961
642SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne, for a lark, began “Ave, r/eal minstrel, Hail to thee!” The other started!ref. ‘Ode to a Skylark’
621CHASEVHCclue not given [see comments]
1959-1960
543NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)VHCMyopotamus is a form of rat universal in a place where tykes are apt to dig—its black tail-tip is characteristicanag. of rat U in; E.R. (= East Riding) + mine; M. = coypu, qv.
1958-1959
538BANISHINGVHCWhat’s the bouncer for?—putting an end to innings!2 defs., i.e. doorman, getting out; ref. cricket
519RIDICULE (DLM)VHCIn what way did Il Duce irritate the Nazis?
He used to be “little (belittle) Hitler.”
 
1956-1957
395SCALE-ARMOURVHCChevalier’s strong suit—a bit of scandal together with a lesson in lovesc(andal) + lear in amour
1955-1956
364HELLEBORESecondI blossom forth in December showing beauty returning in old agebelle (rev.) in hore, & lit.
1954 (1)
263We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)VHCHit news—Dell has IT! (Oughtn’t she to know?) 
1953 (1)
229MASCOTVHCMay augment student’s chance of taking “Firsts”!initial letters, & lit.
211CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIESVHCCars linger so in a jam—that’s how you get such waitsanag.; wait1 (n.)

 
HCs awarded to S. L. Paton
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2001-2002
  1546 TRANSPARENT
 
2000-2001
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1997-1998
  1329 PITHOS
  1325 UPROOTAL
 
1996-1997
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
 
1995-1996
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1122 BASILIAN
  1108 GREEN
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
 
1990-1991
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  922 REFORMADO
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  904 VOETGANGER
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1988-1989
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  866 NECTAREOUS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  809 DOLCE VITA
 
1986-1987
  770 HERMITS
  753 SHEEPDOG
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  701 BALUSTRADE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
  688 CUCURBITAL
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  657 SILLY-BILLY
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  607 CARNEY
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  538 INGRAIN
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  495 CACOETHES
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  452 DISSENTERISM
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  430 TEGULA
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  406 BOIL
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  174 EPEOLATRY
  169 THUGGEE
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
  161 ANCON
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  62 SOLITAIRES
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  27 VINEGAR
  23 SCLERODERMIC
  18 EPIGONE
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1143 MORGIANA
  1140 CALLOUS
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1080 ANDROMEDA
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1028 SATIRE
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  997 TREACLE
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  949 BROWSING
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  916 DIAPASON
  911 DRAGON
 
1965-1966
  885 GALIMATIAS
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  847 FRENETICAL
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1963-1964
  780 NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
  712 RHEUMATICKY
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  664 MANIPULATE
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
 
1960-1961
  634 BEDSTEAD
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
  604 APOSTROPHISE
 
1959-1960
  569 PROPOSAL
  555 JURYWOMAN
  551 PITCHER
 
1958-1959
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  517 CAROTID
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
  464 STRAWED
  456 PLAFOND
  451 MEGAPODE
 
1956-1957
  404 POLENTA
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
 
1953 (2)
  257 PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)
  245 GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)
  237 BASTINADE
 
1953 (1)
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
 
1952 (2)
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  196 SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)
 


Annual Honours record of S. L. Paton
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2001-20020 0 1
2000-20010 0 1
1999-20000 1 2
1998-19990 2 0
1997-19980 0 2
1996-19970 0 1
1995-19960 0 1
1994-19950 0 2
1993-19940 1 3
 
1991-19920 0 1
1990-19910 0 2
1989-19900 1 6
1988-19890 0 4
1987-19880 1 2
1986-19870 0 3
1985-19860 0 4
1984-19850 0 5
1983-19840 1 3
1982-19830 0 4
1981-19821 (0, 0, 1) 1 5
1980-19810 0 7
1979-19800 2 2
1978-19790 2 1
1977-19780 2 0
1976-19770 3 0
1975-19761 (0, 1, 0) 0 6
1974-19750 5 4 17
1973-19740 0 4
1972-19731 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 4
1969-19700 1 4
1968-19690 0 5
1967-19681 (0, 1, 0) 0 3
1966-19670 1 5
1965-19661 (1, 0, 0) 1 3
1964-19650 0 2
1963-19640 1 1
1962-19630 2 2
1961-19620 1 3
1960-19610 2 3
1959-19600 1 3
1958-19590 2 3
1957-19580 0 4
1956-19570 1 2
1955-19561 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1954 (2)0 0 1
1954 (1)0 1 0
1953 (2)0 0 3
1953 (1)0 2 1
1952 (2)0 0 2