Clues written by A. H. Taylor
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A. H. Taylor1823132423Jan 1947May 19547y 4m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1950 (1)
130MODERNVHCRecent division reveals Minister of Health in hidingMO dern2; M. of H. = doctor
119UMBLE-PIEVHCThe “mess of meat” that David sent to Uriah?cryptic def.; ref. D. Copperfield and II Sam. 9:8; “mess of meat” = royal present
1949 (2)
117LIONFirstFor my part, one swallow is certainly not sufficient sign that summer is here2 mngs; Zodiac sign Leo Jul–Aug
106HELIOTROPESecondI’m covered with red spots and my head turns—due to the sun—or cherry pie?cryptic defs; cherry-pie = the common garden heliotrope
1949 (1)
103MOSESVHCEminent jurist who made a digest of Old English manuscriptsOE in MSS; Mosaic law
99SCARABEEThirdHad Cleopatra some unusual charm, for Caesar to be led astray?anag. of Caesar be; scarab charm; Antony and C.
96INTERLOCKVHCStaple product of Bury—close woven fabricinter lock, 2 mngs., & lit.
93BUMBLE-PUPPYVHCGame laws suspended:—the work of a petty, dogged Jack-in-officei.e. Bumble, followed by a dog; ref. Mr B. in Oliver Twist
1948 (2)
86ODOMETERVHCAxis Satellite checks Revolutioncryptic def. ref. Axis powers in WWII
80GONERILVHC“Not so hot” she said—in fact ’er lingo’s wickedanag.; Lear V.3.75
79SALOMEVHCMarkswoman (under an assumed name) dances away with the King’s Prizecryptic def.: S.’s name not mentioned in Mark 6; Bisley; i.e. Mark’s woman; King Herod
1948 (1)
68ANTIGROPELOSVHCFor keeping the legs dry, try the “No-slop Gaiter.”anag.; ref. def. in C. “Prob. this barbarous word was orig. an advertisement”
66CHRISTMAS PIE or TURKEY CARPETVHCHaving an after Christmas dinner nap?cryptic def.; nap2
1947 (2)
62HERCULESFirstNo load-shedding needed on this grid, by Jove!cryptic def.; ref. the burden of Atlas, power cuts, national power grid and crossword grid
57THEORBOSVHCThese have strings tightened at two necks and they make both soreanag.
56SHEEP-RUNVHCSomething to chew the cud over? The re-organisation of the United Nations and their sphereanag. of UN sphere
1947 (1)
49ESPERANTOThirdWanted!—Medium suitable for international communication.—Apply nearest Post Office.anag. incl. PO
41ALTOGETHERVHC“Grand Garbo in Great Hotel!”—Entirely muddled somewhereanag.; ref. Greta G. 1932 film “Grand Hotel”

 
HCs awarded to A. H. Taylor
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Ximenes competitions
 
1954 (2)
  285 PARALYSES
 
1951 (2)
  172 GARNISHER
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
  153 SAMISENS
  143 LAMPREY
  135 STRIPPED
 
1950 (1)
  126 RASPBERRY
 
1949 (2)
  116 WATERLOO
  109 PERI
 
1949 (1)
  102 ARCHIMEDES
  101 BARRACKS
  100 Word containing ADDING
  98 HUMERI
  94 SARDELLE
 
1948 (2)
  91 CRETONNE
  90 ROTHER
  87 SISKIN
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  83 BUDAPEST
  82 CURARE
 
1948 (1)
  75 PETROLEUSES
  69 MISANTHROPE
 
1947 (2)
  58 ECLIPSE
 
1947 (1)
  52 RATION
 


Annual Honours record of A. H. Taylor
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1954 (2)0 0 1
 
1951 (2)0 0 1
 
1950 (2)0 0 4
1950 (1)0 2 1
1949 (2)2 (1, 1, 0) 0 2 11
1949 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 7
1948 (2)0 3 6
1948 (1)0 2 2
1947 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 2 1 13
1947 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 1