Clues written by G. Johnstone
HCs  |   Annual honours  |   Other competitors  |   ordStats
Show results in   All competitions   Azed   Ximenes
 Clues in
archive
First
Prizes
Other
Prizes
VHCsHCs Hons
points
First
mention
Latest
mention
Career
span
G. Johnstone913682216100Dec 1964Oct 201853y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2417ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)VHCA treat for celebrant skipping lager at a suggestion to get right into champagne and also rumanag.; r in pop + anag.
2016-2017
2313PERFECTVHCIn the manner of ‘made to a T’?per fec. T, & lit.
2015-2016
2261GANGSTERLANDThirdGodfather’s heading Ndrangheta’s racketeering having latitude to shift heroin hereG + anag. with l for h, & lit.
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCCryptic ‘lions’ meet raising a celebratory pint for Azed’s outputpoint; anag.
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCIt was tight with little latitude in middle of whalebonel in anag. + in e, & lit.
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCBerk uploading in bits clogging bus route?anag.; ref. computers
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCRight selects ‘BoJo’ – Cameron’s final warning?anag. + n; right = set in order; ref. Boris Johnson
2013-2014
2187WESTVHCWhere has Eastern Standard Time? Not herew(here) + EST, & lit.
2012-2013
2139DE RIGUEURVHCWhat’s proper about expected English attire, applying upper-class rule?E rig in due + U, r, & lit.
2135LOBVHCShort length ball bowled Pollockl O b
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERVHCStiffener? Not iron — liquid!anag. less Fe & lit.
2074BENNETVHCBun, baked with its top having turned orange-brownb + tenné (rev.)
2045CATENATEVHCLike Albert? Eaten in a rage by the lion?cat + anag.; ref. Marriott Edgar
2010-2011
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCFacing 0-0, game is to be replayed – that’ll sort the men from the boysanag. incl. o, o
2009-2010
1962ANADEMVHCWhat could dress a mullet and a filleted maigre, battered?anag. incl. m, e; see, incidentally, the amusing def. of ‘mullet’ in C.
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)VHCSickly animal infection launched flu menacing allFLUNG ANAEMIC
1958HANGDOGVHCVan Gogh and Freud could portray such an expressionanag.; van = winnow; ref. Lucien and Clement F.
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCRevolutionary Marat soaking in a tub’s content … one sees the scene for forthcoming shocksets; u in anag.
2008-2009
1908WE THREE KINGSVHCBehold a ray in the night coupled with weeks travelling – for us?re in anag., & lit.
2007-2008
1879LITTER BASKETVHCLet opening in receptacle take bits for recycling – this doesanag. incl. r
1840W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)VHCBear, by name, won the open playing hardanag. + h; ref. J. Nicklaus, nicknamed the ‘Golden Bear’
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCBits on the side denoting a ‘girl mania’ complexanag.
2005-2006
1775ROUGH-AND-READYVHCRegard your hand … discard King then finesse. It’s easily improvisedanag. less R
2004-2005
1702WORDSMITHERYVHCSource of intelligence? Sorry, the ‘WMD sexed-up’ rather exemplifies itanag. incl. i, & lit.
1689SYNODVHCThe party is not past it: rising up the faithful will rally to itdo nys (all rev.)
2003-2004
1667CLARINIVHCLully’s first ‘Air in C’ arranged for trumpetsanag. incl. L
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCProjector of rays? The Wise Men see luminance heading before trioMagi + c + l + an. + tern
1641GADGETEERVHCOne given to devices tagged ‘weird’ and ‘almost weird’?anag. + eer(y)
2002-2003
1611LEISLERVHCAlice’s tea tray? What could be sillier English for one in flight?anag. with E for I
1593MANSUETEVHCMine’s mild, old chap, not bitter, d’you hear?man + ‘sweet’
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCValhalla opened up for me as I held my ‘slain’anag.; Valkyries transported dead heroes from battlefield to V.
2001-2002
1554PEARLVHCPrimus inter pares? A noble jewel in settingp + earl
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCAuthority on bridge in arrears met Omar’s second entry with finesseanag. incl m; ref. O. Sharif, bridge writer
2000-2001
1492The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)VHCA course aimed at very much led to the Caribs. 
1480SAMARITANThirdAnguished man at end of tether is ringing onea in anag. incl. r, & lit.
1999-2000
1433NEANDERTHALVHCReactionary England at her most outrageous rejecting end to foxhuntinganag. less g
1419SPLODGEVHCIs Blyton PC with good English? Or is this a big blot on her copy-book?‘s Plod g E; ref Toytown
1998-1999
1398PERMETHRINVHCBugs take me then … RIPanag. incl. r & lit.; bug = irritate
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELFirstBehold, gapo’s flowering – with this?anag. & lit.
1338SMART ALECVHCKnow-all Marple acts like quicksilver once the penny’s droppedanag. less p
1336STOCKINGVHCOne tempting a glance to fine leg got snick to slipanag.
1325UPROOTALVHC‘Fiddler on the Roofs’ theme featuring Topol and a Russia briefly in turmoilanag. incl. Ru
1996-1997
1286CHALETVHC‘Halt EC dithering’ might be a Redwood premise – but not a Major oneanag.
1994-1995
1186GRISELDAVHCPatience personified G & S ideal – right? Wronganag. incl. r
1993-1994
1134TOVARICHVHCMate for Kasparov is playing Queen to a6, check!R to aVI anag. + ch
1991-1992
1034BURLAPVHCWith Campese’s try supported by Australian power rough stuff loomed for packsburl + A p
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINVHCBorder, renowned for impenetrable defence, smashes a hundred in run riotanag. incl. C
947SHOULDER-SLIPVHCRH’s spill … end of polo due to fracture – and this?anag. incl. o
1989-1990
930SABULOSEVHCAs boules ground?anag. & lit.
1988-1989
874BLUESTOCKINGVHCOne from King’s College with legs in nothing but a worsted?anag. of KG legs in 0 but a, less a, & lit.
1987-1988
823SARBACANESecondHollowed-out shooter housing arrow’s head with poison round abouta in s(hoote)r + ca. in bane, & lit.
801LINCHETSecondPut screw on the left front side of cue-ball and trap in balkin in anag. of the l, c; ref. snooker
788CROWVHCJimmy or Jim?2 meanings; James=jemmy ; Jim C.
1986-1987
757ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)VHCTrifle with cream on I hate: the other I’m mad aboutanag.; ether
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCWithout hesitation my laughter hailed Azed’s savoury offeringanag. less er
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCCooking hint: Sprinkle a sizzling feed of fricassee (French poached) with ginger! It could produce malaise in Café Guadeloupeanag. ; anag. less Fr
740ESCADRILLEVHCOù se trouvent les Mirages en bloc? Ciel d’Arles orageuxanag.; orageux (Fr.) = stormy
1985-1986
722SUPERNACULUMVHCBumper rumpus! Clean up short pitchinganag. incl. u(p)
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCWhat’s treating a psycho with ut-re-mi?anag. & lit.
701BALUSTRADEVHCWhat’ll do for a lust-breathed Romeo? Jumping the —— and more love?comp. anag. & lit.
688CUCURBITALVHCLike Cinderella’s coach at midnight but with crucial changes?anag.
1984-1985
670TURNIP-FLEAThirdSkipping runt I leap to ingest tip of cabbage-leaff in anag. & lit.; runt = cabbage stem
657SILLY-BILLYVHCOne bats badly after opening for Surrey … bowled by Illingworth?S, illy, b, illy
631INTERLOCKVHCEngage Rentokil: ‘See to rot’anag. incl. C
1983-1984
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHCLacking bra I n/uzzled and fooled 
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILVHCI slake no illanag. & lit.
1980-1981
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCGiving it boss with charm got festive kissanag. + X
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)FirstEruptive outbreak – “’air cut! ’air cut!” repeats a Petty Officer evaluating lines of ratingsanag. cut = drunk; a PO graphs
1979-1980
388ALEXIPHARMICVHCBeverage to cap Harpic mix drunk?ale + anag., & lit.
1978-1979
340BOOKSIEFirstSanctions busting stink that is buried in Cabinet-editionsok’s in bo ie
319PODESTAVHCBig cheese (Parmesan?) adepts love gratinganag. incl. O
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)VHCBarbaric Emir with tip of lash tames galleygame’s tally; anag. + l
1977-1978
310STERNFASTVHCLine RN sets aftanag. & lit.
272MALAGUETTAVHCWhat’ll give one a rumbling gut at a meal?anag.
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCThus notch CCL and cheer that setter. OK? 
212SURCINGLESVHCOnes circling the middles of show-jumpers are cinchesu, r, c in singles & lit.
1975-1976
200The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)VHCOne who located many a divine fabulous bird. Popular?(John) Crockford; rok Ford; ref. car
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCAmiss caught well down pitch completely circumvented by throw – result of this?ill in shy + all in shy & lit.; ref. Dennis A.
1973-1974
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne tortured with tor/chestormina = gripes
1972-1973
40FANTOCCINIVHCLoud Conservative in action – made to walk – wired party favouritef + anag. incl. C; ref. Heath’s walk
27VINEGARVHCSouse veg. in a recipeanag. + a r, & lit.; souse = make drunk
23SCLERODERMICVHCTest coverage might be: ‘M.C.C. order lies in ruins’anag.; test = testa
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1158ELEPHANT-SEALVHCI may dispatch eel and lant—heapsanag. & lit.
1154CLARIONETVHCIn “Peter and the Wolf” is played in cat roleanag. & lit.; clarinet is cat in P. and the W.
1969-1970
1100BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)VHCWhat one at No. 11 usually is, we hear; responsible for the Exchequer‘bowler’ (in batting order); Downing St.; H. started Exchequer
1967-1968
997TREACLEVHCLet Acer supply thisanag. & lit.; maple; supply advb.
975HALEVHCCaught by breath—ale-washed … fit to drive? Quite the reversehidden; 2 defs.
958DRY MEASUREVHCSurrey made runs having the capacity for mature inningsanag.; inning = harvest
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWe shall on delivering aboun/d—rich appeal shows thatWes Hall, Edrich
936MINI SKIRTSThirdTake no more up, girls—about middle of thigh will do for us(th)i(gh) in nim (= take, obs.) (rev.) + skirts, & lit.
911DRAGONVHCI made it hot for George at the Treasury—it’s stop—go again!drag on; ref. G. Brown: drag, stop = obstacle

 
HCs awarded to G. Johnstone
Clues  |  Annual Honours   |  Other competitors

2018-2019
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2378 PROPOSAL
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
  2369 FACETIAE
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2347 ASLEEP
  2338 TRUMP
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2325 MASON
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2322 VENTRICOSE
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
 
2014-2015
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2213 SOLECISM
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2178 PARISON
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2109 THICKETY
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
 
2011-2012
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2058 ROBUST
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2036 AL CONTO
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1906 MORSE
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
 
2006-2007
  1814 HIPSTER
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1771 PARTERRE
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1719 ANHELATION
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1563 SLYBOOTS
  1550 MEMORITER
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1494 MARATHON
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
 
1999-2000
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1428 CRICETID
  1424 HEIST
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
 
1997-1998
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1329 PITHOS
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1303 PONIARD
  1290 NITERIE
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
 
1995-1996
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1078 KIRBEH
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1074 DEMIREP
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
  1061 MAGIC
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1026 LET-OFF
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  904 VOETGANGER
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
  866 NECTAREOUS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  849 VISITE
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  805 LITOTES
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  766 GUBBINS
  762 OBELISE
  753 SHEEPDOG
 
1985-1986
  714 MOTE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  649 AUSTRALORP
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1983-1984
  603 FIGULINE
  590 MINEVER
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  559 EMBASE
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
 
1981-1982
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  434 JARDINIÈRE
 
1979-1980
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  298 NOSER
  294 HUMECT
  289 AMNESIAC
  276 AMTRACK
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  247 FLIVVER
  243 OLYMPIC
  225 VALETA
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  216 SCANTITY
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  183 PICKLE
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
  146 CHARADES
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  75 GROCETERIA
  66 NONSENSE
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1145 GENIPAP
  1123 MAXIMIST
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1036 CORONETED
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1967-1968
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
  980 OMNIBUSES
  967 CREMOSIN
 
1966-1967
  945 OBLITERATE
  941 HYPODERMIC
  935 MALAPROP
  933 COTTABUS
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  890 DEBENTURE
  873 VETERANS
 
1964-1965
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
 


Annual Honours record of G. Johnstone
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 0 8
2016-20170 1 6
2015-20161 (0, 0, 1) 1 5
2014-20150 3 4
2013-20140 1 7
2012-20130 2 5
2011-20120 3 2
2010-20110 1 6
2009-20100 4 4 27
2008-20090 1 2
2007-20080 2 4
2006-20070 1 5
2005-20060 1 6
2004-20050 2 7
2003-20040 3 4
2002-20030 3 4
2001-20020 2 5
2000-20011 (0, 0, 1) 1 4
1999-20000 2 6
1998-19990 1 4
1997-19981 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 17
1996-19970 1 4
1995-19960 0 3
1994-19950 1 0
1993-19940 1 3
1992-19930 0 8
1991-19920 1 7
1990-19910 2 2
1989-19900 1 4
1988-19890 1 6
1987-19882 (0, 2, 0) 1 3 11
1986-19870 4 4 25
1985-19860 4 3 20
1984-19851 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 16
1983-19840 1 2
1982-19830 1 3
1981-19820 0 2
1980-19811 (1, 0, 0) 1 3
1979-19800 1 2
1978-19791 (1, 0, 0) 2 1 15
1977-19780 2 5
1976-19770 2 7
1975-19760 2 5
1974-19750 0 4
1973-19740 1 4
1972-19730 3 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 2 3
1969-19700 1 5
1968-19690 0 2
1967-19680 3 4
1966-19671 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 12
1965-19660 0 2
1964-19650 0 1