Clues written by D. B. J. Ambler
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D. B. J. Ambler2303204826Jul 1948Aug 197022y 1mD. Ambler
 
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Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1123MAXIMISTVHCAfter an early gin I become muzzy, I talk sententiouslymax I mist
1119RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDid boatman cha/fe at attempts by infernal gate-crashers? 
1966-1967
949BROWSINGThirdBaby’s head is wrong, confound it: it keeps nanny occupiedanag.; ref. goat
1965-1966
884MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWeekend golfers may not see the proper for/ests on Sundays 
1964-1965
847FRENETICALVHCDid such a malady infect Lear? Disturbingly soanag. & lit.
1961-1962
660RUBBER (Misprints)VHCFraser, needing two games to win, may easily be extendederaser; 3 mngs.; ref. Neale F., tennis
656FIDDLESTICKSVHCFinancial wangles? With credit squeeze only just started, that’s absurd!fiddles tick s
647MADCAPVHCJolly reckless bats to put in the first eleven!mad cap (vb.)
1960-1961
612CARGO (Misprints)VHCBus stop’s opposite: this might make lighter loads for the shoppershipper; car go; bus = car (sl.); go = opp. of stop; lighter = type of barge
608CUSTOMERVHCPerson commonly seen in market of Pas-de-Calais town preceded by copperCu + St. Omer
1959-1960
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThere’s lemonade for abstainers, for the re/al us! 
564SHE-BEARVHCHere’s that partner of ours (French but Anglicised) embracing a wine-waitress in the Saracen’s Head!Hebe in Sar(acen); ours, ourse, Fr.
543NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)ThirdThe tough’s got slight wind up: stole material of value, making a faltering claim to ownership, furtive beastnut + air (rev.); er mine; stole1, n.
1952 (2)
200ACCOUNTThirdThe chapters on love in an old, old woman’s storycc + 0 in aunt
197SCALESVHCA major’s one of several giving Staff College drinking partiesSC ales; mus. scale of A Major
196SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)VHCIt’s merely deception, if the conjuror is near producing the celestialsham an2; anag.
1950 (1)
122LEATHERVHCWriter of a lot of nonsense about the sole protector of mankindthe in (Edward) Lear
121SNAPSHOTVHCIt’s so warm after the sudden cold spells we take it to be a recordsnaps + hot
1949 (2)
113CRICKETERVHCFortnightly publication of over-production figures shows paralysing effect on net returnscrick + rete (rev.); magazine title; overs
106HELIOTROPEVHCAmbassador leads labour rising—cable in Mirror; (or is it just a plant?)HE, toil (rev.), rope; 2 defs., heliograph and plant
1949 (1)
103MOSESVHCMosquitoes discharge one round missing Liberator protected by smoke-screenmosquitoes less quit 0; ref. WW2 fighters and bombers; Mt. Sinai
94SARDELLEVHCThe stone she found in Paris is no great catch compared with her wedding ringsard, elle (Fr.); her ring; [see comments]
92PARTRIDGEVHCGame in which the back is never off-sidepart, ridge; ridge = the back (obs.)

 
HCs awarded to D. B. J. Ambler
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1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1143 MORGIANA
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1093 MARTINET
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  971 MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)
  967 CREMOSIN
 
1966-1967
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  933 COTTABUS
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  898 POCHARD
  890 DEBENTURE
  885 GALIMATIAS
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  825 COACHES
  817 WYLIE-COATS
 
1960-1961
  621 CHASE
 
1959-1960
  586 HEBDOMADARY
  569 PROPOSAL
  551 PITCHER
  547 STORMY
 
1956-1957
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
 
1955-1956
  369 BERET
  351 LUSTRE
  347 TELEVISOR
  334 CHEROOT
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
 
1952 (2)
  199 HONESTY
 
1950 (1)
  126 RASPBERRY
  119 UMBLE-PIE
  118 MARAVEDI
 
1949 (2)
  117 LION
  111 PLEASANT
  110 LEVIGATE
 
1949 (1)
  101 BARRACKS
  99 SCARABEE
  97 NESTOR
 
1948 (2)
  90 ROTHER
  87 SISKIN
  82 CURARE
  81 CHARADE
 


Annual Honours record of D. B. J. Ambler
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1976-19770 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 2 2
1969-19700 0 4
1968-19690 0 2
1967-19680 0 2
1966-19671 (0, 0, 1) 0 3
1965-19660 1 6
1964-19650 1 3
 
1961-19620 3 0
1960-19610 2 1
1959-19601 (0, 0, 1) 2 4 10
 
1956-19570 0 1
1955-19560 0 4
1954 (2)0 0 1
 
1952 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 2 1 13
 
1950 (1)0 2 3
1949 (2)0 2 3
1949 (1)0 3 3
1948 (2)0 0 4