Clues written by A. P. O’Leary
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A. P. O’Leary2312203226Sep 1945Jun 195812y 9m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1956-1957
430GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI scorch, cut in, poach the complete road, ho/ot! 
1953 (1)
221BUNTHORNEVHCThe brideless bard despoileth the unbornanag.
1951 (2)
175HAIR-LINEVHCA fine stroke, W. G. excelled in it; Plum less so2 mngs.; ref. cricketers W. G. Grace (bearded) and ‘Plum’ Warner (bald)
168PIPS (Misprints)VHCPractice in the field: captain threw sub. one or two shoulder highthree; cryptic def.; military ranks
1951 (1)
160RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWhat a heavy little villain! Baby car ne/edlessref. Primo Carnera, boxer, reputedly weighed 17 lbs. at birth
1950 (2)
151OPEN-SESAMEVHCMight one see spam en ragoût make an entrée for the Forty?anag.; ref. Ali Baba, F. thieves, and F. Club
1949 (2)
114TAPPIT-HENVHCDraw mine, Jenny; a bumpertap pit hen; b. = full glass, etc.
106HELIOTROPEVHCPica Cerasina: variety of Ohio petrel: green with red spotsanag.; Pica Cerasina jocularly = cherry pie; pica = magpie = pie, cerasus (L.) = cherry tree
1949 (1)
95SPOONERVHCLover with claims to coo knowledge but not maudlin!2 mngs.; New College, not Magdalen
1948 (2)
89SEASONSecondCYCLOPS. Shown twice daily at The Gatei.e. sea son; ref. Polyphemus, son of Neptune; s. ticket
1948 (1)
75PETROLEUSESVHCFIRE ladies! Turn out sleepers!anag.
68ANTIGROPELOSVHCQueer form shown by Tranmere’s win at Deepdale. P.N.E. 0 goals. T.R. 1. Mud defied!anag.; Preston North End, Tranmere Rovers
67SURFEIT (DLM)VHCI will never expect too much profit if sure of a pooltoo much
1947 (2)
61CREASYVHCCorrugated? Yes, ironcryptic def.; corr. = wrinkled; iron, vb. imper.
58ECLIPSESecondOval. Fifty added in bad lightC for L in ellipse; i.e. 50 added to L = C
57THEORBOSVHCThe ball bounces and takes spin, but the sound player keeps them downthe + anag. of sorbo
1946 (2)
38WIND-HOVERVHCOrchestral rhythm questionable; it’s the wind however when we go that really gets the birdi.e. ‘or kestrel’, wind ho(we)ver
34STAROSTAVHCThe leading lad of the village backward in the company of lasses—O nonsense!ATS O rats! (all rev.)
30TWEELVHCCricket? We eleven can do our stuff in the north!hidden
1945 (2)
15ARRANGESVHCAn Anglican Bishop settles with a turbulent Roman groupa RR a, anag. of gens
1945 (1)
11IMMANACLEVHCGive both hands to hold a catchcryptic def.; give = gyve, vb.
9DELETE (DLM)FirstL’automne de l’ennui efface l’été de l’amour 
7PINCHBECKVHCclue missing

 
HCs awarded to A. P. O’Leary
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Ximenes competitions
 
1958-1959
  490 CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)
 
1957-1958
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
  443 HALF-SEAS-OVER
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1953 (1)
  229 MASCOT
  223 MELODRAME
  217 DEPOSIT
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  203 WEATHERS
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  179 CADRE
  174 ANACREONTICS
 
1951 (1)
  167 PARMESAN
 
1950 (1)
  128 AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)
  126 RASPBERRY
 
1949 (2)
  113 CRICKETER
 
1949 (1)
  101 BARRACKS
  100 Word containing ADDING
  97 NESTOR
 
1948 (2)
  91 CRETONNE
  90 ROTHER
  83 BUDAPEST
 
1948 (1)
  73 RHODESIA
  71 MITRAILLEUSE
 


Annual Honours record of A. P. O’Leary
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1958-19590 0 1
1957-19580 0 3
1956-19570 1 4
 
1953 (1)0 1 5
1952 (2)0 0 2
1952 (1)0 0 2
1951 (2)0 2 3
1951 (1)0 1 1
1950 (2)0 1 0
1950 (1)0 0 2
1949 (2)0 2 1
1949 (1)0 1 3
1948 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 3
1948 (1)0 3 2
1947 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 2 0 13
 
1946 (2)0 3 0
1945 (2)0 1 0
1945 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 2 0 1