Clues written by T. W. Melluish
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T. W. Melluish10551486112124Sep 1945Jun 197327y 9m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1972-1973
10LINGERIEVHCHeath upsetting Ireland touches, perhaps, Miss Devlin closelyling + Eire (rev.); ref. Edward H., Bernadette D.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1135HILAIRE BELLOCVHCHistorian, evoked from Clio “Hail rebel”anag.; C., muse of history
1969-1970
1097PANTOPHAGISTVHCA Gargantuan pie for him is a thin stopgapanag. & lit.; pie2
1968-1969
1015HOAR-HEADEDSecondGray, like his swain, his end to be missinghoar(y)-headed, & lit., ref. G’s Elegy lines 97, 109
1967-1968
997TREACLEVHCElectra complex left by a mother’s smears?anag.; mother = moth-hunter
980OMNIBUSESVHCThey’re bound to include one man’s opera to stir me—Busoni’sanag.
962PALINGVHCBoarder, one with about nothing inside, becoming wana + nil (rev.) all in PG
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI thought at Customs, “I’ll be in Car/diff—risked hell-spot, everything!” 
949BROWSINGVHCWith brigs now being re-adapted, what’s the skipper doing?anag.
1965-1966
878ENTOMOSTRACAVHCShake to test macaroon: some may stick to the bottom of the vesselanag.
873VETERANSVHCThose who never die incredibly never sat in a messanag.; “incredibly” working in two ways; “Old soldiers never die...”
1964-1965
856RODOMONTADEVHCGas? A little more deodorant must be sprayed about.mo (= more) in anag.
847FRENETICALVHCBadly left in race round the bendanag.
829FAREWELLVHCRemote place near Epsom, causing brief hold-up of the Derbyfar Ewell; D. = bowler hat
1963-1964
804DETRUNCATEThirdRent Act due to be reformed? A topping suggestion? Trash!anag.; 2 defs.; trash1, vb.
769PENNYVHCWebster, dear perhaps to classics lovers, but in this shorter form very cheap2 mngs.; ref. Penelope, wife of Odysseus; webster (obs.) = weaver
1962-1963
743CHEMISTVHCBoyle, for instance, giving odd mites to a small section of teachers(tea)ch(ers) + anag.; ref. Edward B., Min. of Education, and Robert B.
712RHEUMATICKYVHCHaving a stiff peg to disperse the mucky air?anag.; peg = leg
703SCAPEMENTVHCThe seconds require this arrangement, Monsieur, ten paces each way (Both considerably shaken!)anag. + anag. incl. M
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMay/hem, I grant, is often seen at work upon our roadsMayo
664MANIPULATEVHCHow the hands would work, given tea with a lump in—stirred!anag.
656FIDDLESTICKSVHCMusical staves demanding clefs. Kits did alsoanag. & lit.
1960-1961
638BUREAUCRATVHCA truer Cuba would upset the dictator in officeanag.; ref. Castro
634BEDSTEADThirdTheological graduate, seated drunk within, will have a ticking off, if discoveredanag. in BD; ticking = mattress
617COLOPHONYVHCBehead a titled personage? I’m shy about it resulting in “something lingering—in boiling oil”lop Hon in coy: ref. “Mikado”
1959-1960
582MARRYVHCGive the maid a ring when my boxes arrivearr. in my
1958-1959
538BANISHINGVHCIncluded in strike, I kick. But it means expulsionI shin in bang
495PARTISANFirstAmong ardent Rightists and Leftists a crab is includedis in partan
1957-1958
486BARACANVHCOnce past the church, get out the stuff in a heap at the back of the charabanc—it’s stout!anag. less Ch.
477SEDATENESSVHCGravity—due to a fruit interrupting wandering sensesdate in anag.; ref. I. Newton
469DAISYSecondIt’s a bloomer to be seen walking on the College lawn, but a fresher is almost impossible!cryptic def.; fresh as a d.
1956-1957
417SINECUREVHCSounds like the man waiting in the one-and-nines—an unexacting task‘ciné queuer’
386CLEITHRALVHC“Quite over-canopied …” With luscious woodbine? No! You spoil it all—With half cheroots!anag. incl. cher(oots); ref. M.N.D. II.1.251; w. cigarette brand
1955-1956
382ABSTAINVHCJack Spot’s spare counsel?AB stain; ref. Jack ‘Spot’ Comer, East End gangster cleared of stabbing charge
373PRESTONPANSVHCTriumph of person with kilt, upsetting to person with pantsanag.
369BERETVHCThat which plunges into obscurity the French crown tortures the heart of Debrettanag. of (D)ebret(t); crown = head; ref. ‘Debretts Peerage’
356METOPOSCOPYVHC“Phiz” quiz; oddly enough, “Poy” comes top!anag.; ref. cartoonists H. K. Browne and Percy Fearon; phiz = face
1954 (2)
297CONTRAPUNTALVHCNocturnal tap dancing might give you a music qualificationanag.
287MANCHESTERVHCYou’d better give a new order for macs there—an indefinite numberanag. incl. n, & lit.
1954 (1)
263We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)VHC“Look,” I told Hunt, “shews the Tensing, what?”Holman Hunt, friend of E. Lear, and Everest
1953 (2)
241MANDOLINEVHCFor wielders of the quill one’s lot in life goes on being the sameman + do. (ditto) + line (= lot in life, rare)
1953 (1)
225TOUCHSTONESThirdGive the fool two testrils—or testersTouchstone + s (= shilling); tester, testril = sixpence; ref. AYLI
215BUCKFASTLEIGHFirstAn order of black hue, given gifts, here reconstructedanag. & lit.; B. Abbey (reconstructed post 1882), Benedictines “black monks”
213LEMONADEVHCOne feels after this squash the fresher might be accepted in the world of the ‘beaux esprits’a in Le Monde (Fr.); fresher = refreshed/University student
211CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIESVHCWaits near the mistletoe but scares no girl improperlyanag.; wait1 (n.)
207PAGEANTVHCExhibition secured by worker’s application to a quantity of reading matterpage ant
1952 (2)
204ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI find no rime for the prophet of autumn, Alf/redfrost erred; ref. A. Tennyson
197SCALESVHCMixed class in French for graduatesanag. of classe (Fr.)
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCChump, you must observe the 50 limit in the middle of Ken WoodL + edge in know, box3
1952 (1)
191DENIGRATEVHCRun down? Diet range should be alteredanag.
189SALTIREVHCOne of the Herald’s charges in spreading ridicule about the LeftL in satire; ref. Daily H. newspaper; heraldic mng. of charge
186ASHMOLEANVHCAlan’s Home for Disorderly Constituents should be visited at Oxfordanag.; ref. A. P. Herbert, MP for Oxford University, and ‘Misleading Cases’
182MISTLETOEVHCMiss Buss could hardly have understood?cryptic def., understood = stood under; ref. anon. rhyme,“Miss B. and Miss Beale,” see ODQ.
1951 (2)
178HIDEOUSVHCWouldn’t it be ghastly if the House on reassembling were about the same?id. in anag.; ref. 1951 Gen. Election
177DESOLATEThirdSuch people often assume weeds seed a lot, all over the placeanag.; widow’s weeds; weed2
174ANACREONTICSVHCIf the King supported one of these efforts of Cowley, someone would be credited with a plotan acre on tic(K); indic. of singular; ref. Abraham C., English poet and Royalist
173HATCHINGVHCLong sitting required to get a new bill through2 mngs.; hatch2,3
171SERINGASVHCOriginal producers of elastic shows reassign the characters in a different orderanag.
170GUINEAThirdThere’d be some change from this if you had gin and a splash in Franceanag. incl. eau (Fr.)
168PIPS (Misprints)VHCFig leaves theme on the wrong side of grandpa’s platethese; cryptic def.
1951 (1)
167PARMESANVHCA carefully disposed man pares cheeseanag.
166RACHIDESVHCThe artist finds fault with these supporting columns. They shouldn’t be with filletsRA chides; fillets, archit. and fish
1950 (2)
151OPEN-SESAMEVHCThis Key to the Golden Treasury by literal analysis gives a poem senseanag.; ref. Ali Baba, Palgrave
139HECATOMBThirdMacbeth nothing moved by numerous victims?anag. incl. 0
135STRIPPEDVHCMamma’s state after a juicy expression the holy man gave vent toSt ripped; ref. breast-feeding; sv. mammalia
1950 (1)
119UMBLE-PIEVHCBible digested by cassowary now returned—eaten with regrets. (N.B. Not Timbuctoo—between Caius and Rugby)anag. of Pible in emu (rev.); ref. M.W.W. II.3.7, and nonsense verse ‘If I were a cassowary’ [see comments]
1949 (2)
115MISNOMERVHCFalse denomination deriving from immersion without the head being worried about?anag. less i; baptism
114TAPPIT-HENVHCHexa-pint pot with hepta-pint capacity!anag.
113CRICKETERVHCFender was mainly on the hearth2 mngs,; ref. Dickens, ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’, and Percy F., captain of Surrey 1921-31
112SHEET (DLM)VHCM.O. Lashes The Run Down Patient—Corpses Only Need Winding? 
110LEVIGATEVHCPolish ambassador’s trapped opening letters from VilnaVi in legate; ref. Vilna ghetto library
106HELIOTROPEVHCHue and cry after Persephone of the North, if you get the figure of speechio following Hel + trope
1949 (1)
104STARE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCNever tru/e—Dunstable straws or woman’s promises! 
98HUMERIThirdNought would make him rue? These arms mightanag.; ref. King John, V.7, closing lines
96INTERLOCKVHCI’ll be put in a grave fix if you break the engagementi.e. gives inter + lock when split
95SPOONERVHCShover who might have attributed his pre-eminent position to queue knowledge2 mngs.; spoon = shove; New College
94SARDELLESecondFrench Chamber split by diversion of red herringanag. in salle (Fr.)
93BUMBLE-PUPPYVHCIf baby’s bread and butter sandwiches be plum jam, I suggest only half a roundanag. of be plum inside ‘buppy’; game of 9 holes
92PARTRIDGEVHCA number of golfing strokes. Earth goes up. Earth comes down. That’s a kind of game!par + dirt (rev.) + Ge
1948 (2)
86ODOMETERVHCO for a change in moderate reform to make this revolution totter!anag. of moderate with o for a
81CHARADEVHCLike a rebus, ‘concerning’ (Lat.) on ‘conveyance’ (abbrev.)chara. + de; i.e. re ’bus; charabanc
80GONERILFirstIgnore fifty being disbanded? Father couldn’t; she wasanag. incl. L; Lear I.4.291 “fifty of my followers at a clap”
79SALOMEVHCHer pa was decidedly not anti-her pascryptic def.; i.e. Herod Antipas; pas = dance steps
1948 (1)
73RHODESIAVHCPower monkeys around with a British territoryod in rhesi + a
71MITRAILLEUSEVHCYou can have the piece in twelve pieces: I’ll measure itanag.; i.e. 12 letters
70GARBAGEVHCRefuse to put on period costumegarb + age
69MISANTHROPESecondPuts no more trust in man than in a promise brokenanag. in anag.
66CHRISTMAS PIE or TURKEY CARPETVHC“Pretty flattening to the poor,” observed Dr. Spooner, who kept a first as second, preferring to see the WAACs eat with a bottle or two abouti.e. ‘patterning to the floor’; ‘back-seat with a wattle’, i.e. kept a turkey as car pet; turkeys have wattles
1947 (2)
61CREASYVHCShould your bags be thus corrugated iron!cryptic def.; corr. = wrinkled; iron, vb. imper.
56SHEEP-RUNVHCOnce you get the range, the Hun on the Spree will be in piecesanag.; ref. R. Spree, Berlin
53SHINThirdTramp getting on well may become a Cabinet MinisterShin(well); ref. Emanuel S., Min. of Fuel and Power; tramp, vb.
1947 (1)
52RATIONVHCA bit drawn out, but a speech is nothing without itcryptic def.; oration less 0
51LLANELLYVHCWelsh town shows what English king’s last words were all aboutall (rev.) + Nelly; ref. Charles II, “let not poor Nelly starve”
47GLOCKENSPIELFirstSounds like Bellman’s or Ringwood’s instrument—especially after clog-danceanag. of clog + ‘kens Peel’; ref. song ‘John Peel’, “Ranter and Ringwood and Bellman and True”
46LYSANDERVHCOrdered “Proceed moon,” Darnley’s ’plane crashed in Athens 404 B.C.ref. MND V.1.262; anag.; aircraft; Spartan admiral
45RATTENEDVHCHow the scab was treated, the person in attendance being dissipatedanag. of attender
44PARISVHCTown with about 101 bally letters couldn’t be longer in any casei.e. parisyllabic less CI bally (rev.); case = inflection
40Suitable Present (Suitable Present)VHCVermouth for Orsino“Excess of it” Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 1
1946 (2)
38WIND-HOVERVHCBird who goes round India and back upside-downInd in who + rev. (rev.)
35RIFE (DLM)SecondFriend Withershins!” (manifest mirth!) 
34STAROSTAVHC“Women in uniform? O nonsense!” returned the Red leaderATS O rats! (all rev.)
28HELCOSISVHCPlain, flat, square member rising in his inflammatory statesocle (rev.) in his
1945 (2)
26HAWSER (Misprints)First’Twixt tower and moatboat; cryptic def., i.e. tow-er
25WERGILDVHCEric’s girl upset inside about being marriedanag. in wed; eric = blood-fine
1945 (1)
6EGLANTINEThirdclue missing

 
HCs awarded to T. W. Melluish
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1973-1974
  66 NONSENSE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1023 CONSOLE
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  975 HALE
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  935 MALAPROP
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  916 DIAPASON
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
 
1964-1965
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
  834 CARRIED
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  817 WYLIE-COATS
 
1963-1964
  790 PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)
  777 TAILOR-BIRD
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  725 SILENUS
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  678 TESSELLATED
  676 TRELLIS (DLM)
  669 DRUM
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  555 JURYWOMAN
  547 STORMY
 
1958-1959
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  521 SOUP
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  517 CAROTID
  508 CUMBERGROUND
  504 LEAD-LINE
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  421 DOVETAIL
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  408 BILLET
  404 POLENTA
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  351 LUSTRE
  334 CHEROOT
 
1954 (2)
  304 ORLEANS
  302 MARTIN
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  273 COUSIN
  271 TRIPLET
  265 THERMAE
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  247 VAMPIRE
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  237 BASTINADE
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  229 MASCOT
  227 CATEGORIES
  221 BUNTHORNE
  217 DEPOSIT
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
 
1952 (2)
  203 WEATHERS
  201 AMETHYST
  200 ACCOUNT
  196 SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)
  195 WALLABAS
 
1952 (1)
  193 TRADUCER
  192 WATSON
  187 GROWLER
  185 STOUT
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  176 SPIGOT
  175 HAIR-LINE
  169 HOUSE
 
1951 (1)
  165 CABBAGE
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
  153 SAMISENS
  149 DOMESTIC
  143 LAMPREY
 
1950 (1)
  121 SNAPSHOT
 
1949 (2)
  117 LION
  116 WATERLOO
  107 STRAMASH
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1949 (1)
  102 ARCHIMEDES
  100 Word containing ADDING
  99 SCARABEE
 
1948 (2)
  90 ROTHER
  88 BRISTOL
  87 SISKIN
  82 CURARE
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
 
1947 (2)
  58 ECLIPSE
 


Annual Honours record of T. W. Melluish
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1973-19740 0 1
1972-19730 1 0
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 2
1969-19700 1 5
1968-19691 (0, 1, 0) 0 3
1967-19680 3 4
1966-19670 2 6
1965-19660 2 2
1964-19650 3 5
1963-19641 (0, 0, 1) 1 3
1962-19630 3 4
1961-19620 3 4
1960-19611 (0, 0, 1) 2 1 17
1959-19600 1 4
1958-19591 (1, 0, 0) 1 6
1957-19581 (0, 1, 0) 2 0 15
1956-19570 2 7
1955-19560 4 3 16
1954 (2)0 2 3
1954 (1)0 1 3
1953 (2)0 1 6
1953 (1)2 (1, 0, 1) 3 6 4
1952 (2)0 3 5
1952 (1)0 4 6 14
1951 (2)2 (0, 0, 2) 5 4 1
1951 (1)0 2 1
1950 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 2 4 18
1950 (1)0 1 1
1949 (2)0 6 4 4
1949 (1)2 (0, 1, 1) 5 3 1
1948 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 3 4 7
1948 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 4 1 1
1947 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 2 1 13
1947 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 6 0 3
1946 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 3 0 5
1945 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 1 0
1945 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 0 0