Clues written by B. Burton
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B. Burton57145212562Feb 1949Jan 200757y 11m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2006-2007
1784TEARAWAYVHCImpetuous teen – not half! – one not corrected alas?te(en) a raw ay, & lit.
2005-2006
1775ROUGH-AND-READYVHCFor sort of repair newspaper DIY column may suggest, search through and read yesterday’s!hidden
1753DIAGONALThirdDeacon’s about to be dismissed for good – only course open to bishopg for c in diaconal; ref. chess
1746ENTOMICVHCConcerned with flies, perhaps (partly open, to micturate)hidden
1737ANIMUSVHCShowing this, number one team finally take Australia apart!n I m in AUS, & lit.; ref. test series
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)VHCWhat you see looking at fish on line in streamid o’ l all in ea; stream
1702WORDSMITHERYVHCPerplexity about Azed’s latest: after expenditure of energy, theme is unravelled. What we devotees enjoy!d + anag. less e in worry
1698CROSSTIEVHCLosing first part of argument, ostracise perversely a member giving supportanag. less a
1689SYNODVHCCongress, its ending and conclusion in Whitby getting sign of assent?s + y + nod, & lit.; ref S. of Whitby, 664 AD
2003-2004
1659SCAREDY-CATVHCWith this epithet, harshly decry one consumed by urge to run away?anag. + a in scat, & lit.
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCMeans of screening devious emigrant concealing familyclan in anag.
1646BLACKVHCSuch is book in which foremost of law-breakers is held to accountl a/c in bk, & lit.
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)VHCNeeding to be cheered up? Tasting is just starting in winery (litre included – a port men especially favour)win-t-er-l-y; anag.
1624BELAYVHCNot to obtain a clerical appointment it’s enough, perhaps, to become a chap’s loverbe lay in two meanings; ref. Jeffrey John
2002-2003
1619GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAsking was sin king, he allegedly spoke of resort, dubbed re/st rudelyref. George V: ‘Bugger Bognor!’
1593MANSUETEVHCUnmeet as tortureranag. & lit.
2001-2002
1541CHUPRASSYVHCAttendant you may obtain by punctuating call at intervals with ‘Get a move on!’ and ‘Blockhead!’hup, ass inserted at intervals in cry, & lit.
1528STROP (Spoonerisms)VHCCavers shouldn’t do without one once pot’s churning with onset of rainshavers couldn’t; anag. incl. r
1519CARRY-ONVHCSequel to bestseller, confection of racy corn but lacking touch of Cartlandanag. less C
2000-2001
1489FRONT-BENCHERVHCFemale minister completely disheartened: ‘Have French been deserted by English, dear Mr Prescott?’F…r ont be(E)n cher; ref. JP’s encounter with Mme Voynet at The Hague conference
1485BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)VHCI’m a devotee of it, so after being converted French change 50% of beef to include that from usanag.; ours in be(ef)
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCClever devices made in Ven/ice profit 
1998-1999
1406CHASSEPOTVHCOut-of-date firing device scuppered space shotanag.
1376LOGOVHCThis may show entrance to gents’ in convenienceg in loo, & lit.
1997-1998
1355DIACATHOLICONVHCIn effect, it had a colonic loosening?anag. & lit.
1346PHARISEEVHCIn Uriah Heep (e.g.) as represented, a huge one is apparentcomp. anag. & lit.; ref. David Copperfield
1342ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)VHCPlundering runs, a power batting side with ultimate in technique explosively nails English outsidersr a p in (noun) e; anag. + e
1338SMART ALECVHCI generally have an answer to everything and am scarlet with embarrassmentanag.
1336STOCKINGVHCSnick got runs – cover needed on leg?anag.
1322CARPETVHCIn Shaw’s play, a present from Caesar – Cleopatra’s wrapped up in it also!comp. anag.; ref. Shaw, ‘Caesar and Cleopatra’
1996-1997
1286CHALETVHCFrom such a place, let out for a month in Haute-Savoie, mountain antelope may be seeni.e. chalet with mois for let = chamois, & lit.
1277NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)VHC‘Bend over!’ – its day gone to be reconsidered this month?anag. less d; ref corporal punishment debate
1995-1996
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCLocal secondaries could result from cells with this serious diseasecomp. anag.
1242KNOCKERSVHCCanny ore-diviners, these wee fellows ken rocks inside outanag. & lit.
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI’m agin/g! ‘Freedom from wrinkles,’ the face-cream ad said 
1229GRUPPETTOThirdPoor trumpet goes wobbly – perhaps more so, this being played!comp. anag. & lit.
1216CHAPERONThirdA trout, perhaps, if you’re after a catch? No, a perch, sadly!anag.
1212HILDINGVHCThe prime stages of his ignoble life demonstrated incurable native gutlessnessfirst letters & lit.
1994-1995
1186GRISELDAVHCFlipping lid, rages? Not she!anag.
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)FirstHis partner’s large-size ma/res hold a problem for the groomthreshold
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTVHCChild, just before end of year, is rapt with me and is briefly excited – rendered ecstatic!ch. + r + anag. incl., ’s + sent, & lit.
1122BASILIANVHCBrush with Paisley perhaps leaves one preferring monastic calm!Basil + Ian
1108GREENVHCBeginners in golfing reach each easily? No!first letters & lit.
1992-1993
1095STINKVHCHead of seamstresses has to patch up what’s produced by inefficient sewerss + tink
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCThese can degenerate into party-goers’ maul, last shreds of dignity abandonedanag. less t, y & lit.
1074DEMIREPVHCI’m presumed ‘ruined’ – without substance?anag. less sum & lit.
1991-1992
1026LET-OFFVHCSwitch for English League forward following failure to take chanceE L (rev.) + to ff
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCGame he brings us is covered in worms – corpse starts decomposingwords; anag.
1989-1990
922REFORMADOVHCOld campaigner having manipulated ramrod, encompassing discomfiture of foe?anag. in anag.
913ARCHIBALDVHCRetreating gunnery force, reproved about shot dropping short, means to fire upwardsRA (rev.) + bal(l) in chid
895TONE DEAFVHCOffended at D and F being misplaced, discordantly? Not at all!anag. less D, F
1988-1989
882DOSSIERVHCAdvice for one at court: ‘One gets rich hanging around’I in dosser
857REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)VHCBird from charm school, having lost weight, receives diamonds (a hundred and one), diamonds in plenty (not half!) for ‘being nice’d, C, a in Rep (ton); ice in (ple)nty
Ximenes competitions
1962-1963
708HEARTSVHCStags surrounding English does form a solid massE in harts; does, vb.
1961-1962
660RUBBER (Misprints)ThirdOne who feels regret, apparently, about Paris’s favourite in contest for best of three damesgames; BB in ruer; Brigitte Bardot
1960-1961
624PSYCHIATER (DLM)VHCHead Inspector advises every teacher: “It pays to take a course of Usher-Pep.” 
600The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)VHCBungler-led throng exhibit dash—die 

 
HCs awarded to B. Burton
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2006-2007
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1797 HEART
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1771 PARTERRE
  1762 DUDDERY
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1667 CLARINI
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1563 SLYBOOTS
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1537 CAFTAN
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1502 RAPPEL
  1494 MARATHON
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1454 GET-UP
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1385 PANTRIES
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1290 NITERIE
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1273 SIPOREX
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1247 PREDICANT
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1220 CASSANDRA
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1165 YAPSTER
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1134 TOVARICH
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1126 CHEATERY
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1078 KIRBEH
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1030 PASTILLE
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  982 ALMANAC
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  969 BUNTER
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  930 SABULOSE
 
1988-1989
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  866 NECTAREOUS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  853 DEBACLE
 
1987-1988
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1962-1963
  734 NASALITY
  728 ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)
 
1961-1962
  651 NIPCHEESE
  647 MADCAP
 
1959-1960
  551 PITCHER
 
1958-1959
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1954 (1)
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
 
1949 (1)
  97 NESTOR
 


Annual Honours record of B. Burton
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2006-20070 1 5
2005-20061 (0, 0, 1) 3 6 13
2004-20050 4 7 22
2003-20040 5 6 20
2002-20030 2 9
2001-20020 3 9
2000-20010 3 7
1999-20000 0 6
1998-19990 2 5
1997-19980 6 4 12
1996-19970 2 7
1995-19962 (0, 0, 2) 4 4 6
1994-19950 1 5
1993-19941 (1, 0, 0) 3 7 19
1992-19930 3 6
1991-19920 2 7
1990-19910 0 9
1989-19900 3 2
1988-19890 2 4
1987-19880 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1962-19630 1 2
1961-19621 (0, 0, 1) 0 2
1960-19610 2 0
1959-19600 0 1
1958-19590 0 1
 
1954 (1)0 0 1
 
1949 (1)0 0 1