Clues written by Brig W. E. Duncan
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Brig W. E. Duncan1711153619Feb 1948May 196315y 3m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1963-1964
750SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)VHC5 min. late for Dinner! Squares, replete with equivocal verbiage, make angry commentsdinner at 7.45; cross words
1962-1963
728ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)VHCA lad astray ’ad strange dream—the ki-d of “Bow wi-dow” that might be Lord Mayora l(ad) + anag.; bow window = pot belly (old sl.); aldermanly = pompous & portly
712RHEUMATICKYVHCA never-ending cold with a moment in my suffering when every limb achesrheu(m) + a tick in my
1957-1958
467A humorous definition (Humorous definition)SecondSTAY—A visit, or a visitation, depending on existing relations 
1955-1956
334CHEROOTVHCNot so opulent as the Corona, but the same sort with the end cut off, and lit!anag. of the Coro(na) & lit.!
329HAMADRYADVHCSerpent, Woman and Tree combined together to make Adam hardy!anag., 2 defs.
1954 (2)
304ORLEANSVHCCotton-wool, carried by a brave girl among the ruins of Salernoanag., 2 defs.; ref. Joan of Arc and Allied invasion of Italy, 1943
285PARALYSESVHCAs players become a bit shaky, a bad stroke, or an attack of nerves, does itanag.
1954 (1)
263We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)FirstThat Owl, winking, hoots: “He! He! Ted L.’s nuts!”Ted L. = Edward Lear
1953 (2)
257PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)VHCLight activity, followed by sharp rises everywhere, founded on prospect of similar movements in the “House.” 
237BASTINADEVHCAsked about a street in Nether Wallop, one would describe it as hard on the feeta St in, all in bade; pun on Hants town
1953 (1)
227CATEGORIESVHCThe Ego (‘I’) reacts, making orderly conclusionsanag.
1950 (2)
143LAMPREYVHCThirty-six, combined with Pym (and perhaps dozens more!), brought about a tragic end to King’s Partyanag. of Lear Pym; ref. John P., Parliamentarian, deaths of Charles I and Henry I; 36 ac. = Lear
1950 (1)
121SNAPSHOTVHCBuffalobility on the films? But such a provoking word is summarily dealt with in A. P. H’s “nots”snap (= provoking word) + shot, anag.; ref. A.P. Herbert’s poems, e.g. ‘The Doctor’; B. Bill, sharpshooter
1949 (2)
114TAPPIT-HENVHCSpirited three quarter, Scottish, capped and a tough wing2 mngs.; contains 3 quarts and has lid; bird
1949 (1)
99SCARABEEVHCSacrifice the charm of Cleopatra to be Caesar?anag.; scarab charm; Antony and C.
1948 (1)
78CAKE-WALKVHCclue missing

 
HCs awarded to Brig W. E. Duncan
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Ximenes competitions
 
1960-1961
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1957-1958
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1955-1956
  382 ABSTAIN
  377 MALISON
  373 PRESTONPANS
 
1954 (2)
  287 MANCHESTER
 
1954 (1)
  281 SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  243 LODESTAR
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  223 MELODRAME
  221 BUNTHORNE
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
  182 MISTLETOE
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  172 GARNISHER
 
1951 (1)
  165 CABBAGE
  163 LORICATE
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
  146 BELDAME
 
1950 (1)
  123 LEECHES
  118 MARAVEDI
 
1949 (2)
  111 PLEASANT
 
1949 (1)
  103 MOSES
  97 NESTOR
  96 INTERLOCK
 
1948 (2)
  80 GONERIL
 
1948 (1)
  70 GARBAGE
 


Annual Honours record of Brig W. E. Duncan
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1963-19640 1 0
1962-19630 2 0
 
1960-19610 0 1
 
1957-19581 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1956-19570 0 4
1955-19560 2 3
1954 (2)0 2 1
1954 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 3
1953 (2)0 2 1
1953 (1)0 1 6
 
1952 (1)0 0 3
1951 (2)0 0 1
1951 (1)0 0 2
1950 (2)0 1 2
1950 (1)0 1 2
1949 (2)0 1 1
1949 (1)0 1 3
1948 (2)0 0 1
1948 (1)0 1 1