Clues written by Mrs M. P. Craine
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Mrs M. P. Craine29112710731Apr 1961Nov 198928y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1984-1985
670TURNIP-FLEAThirdThe little pest to inhibit growth in different kinds of greensnip in turf, lea
1982-1983
534DODGEMVHCAggressively odd type drives for funanag. + gem
1980-1981
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCDo its charms (with a capital C) strike a seasonal note?anag. + box; do = cook, put in order
1979-1980
388ALEXIPHARMICVHCChemist’s answer to drug problem?’Funnily enough, I mix chap ale with a dash of rum’anag. incl. r
379SCYTHEMANVHCHe diffuses hay scent with start of mowinganag. incl. m
1978-1979
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCSome bird! Classy – a real stunner, what!U KO O!
1977-1978
310STERNFASTVHCGuy, to stay lighter, needs rigorous dietstern fast
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCHolding end of streamer, come, sir, and trip itr in anag., & lit.
1976-1977
225VALETAVHCReturning at last after so long – an old-fashioned dancevale + at (rev.)
216SCANTITYVHCNeed new cast in tragedy – Edgar, anyway, must gocomp. anag.; ref. King Lear
208RALPHVHCAzed uses me to make oral phrases, say, or – as essay in crossword-makinghidden & lit.; cf. Printer’s Devilry. type clue
1975-1976
190CASSANDRAVHCChurchill in the thirties, for example, aroused a sad, a heartless scornanag. incl. sc(o)rn)
187POWDERING-TUBVHCPork-salting vat? Unhappy pig, wert bound for this?anag.
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHCAn anagram, eh? O.K. – E.E.C.? A poll – a bold act. On B.B.C. P.M. hopes ‘In’ or hero Benn ‘Out’ 
156OMBROPHOBOUSVHCDesolate moors – pub – enter tramp. Rain makes life difficult for suchhobo in anag.
1974-1975
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCNo theatre seats left in st/alls. Ample entertainment at cinema 
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHC‘Letters latent’ within earn ancient epithet for Azed prematurelyanag.
92BRAINWASHVHCWhat TV adverts do, showing detergent action on lady’s underwear, perhapsbra + in wash
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCElectorate saw the/ories proving inadequate 
1972-1973
45NEMORALVHCLike places retaining the birch – not old-fashioned, merely principledne moral
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1140CALLOUSVHCAlmost complete shutdown in Civil Service, regardless of suffering causedall-ou(t) in C.S.
1969-1970
1076NEFAST (Misprints)VHCNot old-fashioned? Eager to flirt? Then sure to be datedhated; ne fast
1071ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTo pick any card o/ver knave needs only the simplest technique 
1968-1969
1045SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)VHCOne needs make-up in harem: out here more than half lipstick’s unfit, brokenhidden; anag. of lipst(ick)
1023CONSOLEVHCTo give comfort, this bust support should be fitted on close2 mngs.
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOffer a red u/nder-grilled steak, but no chips 
1964-1965
812ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)FirstCurt treatment of brat up in court is a necessary remedial measureanag.; hidden
1962-1963
738ANAESTHETICVHCTheatre-goes are needled because of one scene that I murdereda + anag.
1960-1961
642SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDo you want ale s/ent up here? Shandy? When you can’t pay your debts! 

 
HCs awarded to Mrs M. P. Craine
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1989-1990
  913 ARCHIBALD
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  853 DEBACLE
 
1987-1988
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  779 MISSING LINK
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  714 MOTE
  701 BALUSTRADE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  657 SILLY-BILLY
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  607 CARNEY
 
1982-1983
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  491 SEVENTY-EIGHT
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  460 SWOOP
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  327 HEMLOCK
 
1977-1978
  294 HUMECT
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  281 DINOCERAS
  276 AMTRACK
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  247 FLIVVER
  243 OLYMPIC
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  212 SURCINGLES
 
1975-1976
  183 PICKLE
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1974-1975
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  88 BLOOMERY
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
  75 GROCETERIA
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
  66 NONSENSE
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  31 KITCHENDOM
  27 VINEGAR
  23 SCLERODERMIC
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  10 LINGERIE
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1969-1970
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1084 ANGEL-FOOD
  1080 ANDROMEDA
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  997 TREACLE
  993 JONATHAN
  975 HALE
  967 CREMOSIN
  962 PALING
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  941 HYPODERMIC
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  916 DIAPASON
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  902 WINCOPIPE
  898 POCHARD
  890 DEBENTURE
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
  864 PATERNAL
 
1964-1965
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  825 COACHES
 
1963-1964
  796 STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  777 TAILOR-BIRD
  773 FIT-OUT
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs M. P. Craine
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1989-19900 0 2
1988-19890 0 2
1987-19880 0 1
1986-19870 0 5
1985-19860 0 5
1984-19851 (0, 0, 1) 0 3
1983-19840 0 2
1982-19830 1 4
1981-19820 0 4
1980-19810 1 4
1979-19800 2 3
1978-19790 1 7
1977-19780 2 5
1976-19770 3 5
1975-19760 4 3 19
1974-19750 1 1
1973-19740 3 6
1972-19730 1 7
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 5
1969-19700 2 4
1968-19690 2 3
1967-19680 0 7
1966-19670 1 5
1965-19660 0 7
1964-19651 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
1963-19640 0 5
1962-19630 1 0
 
1960-19610 1 0