Clues written by D. Williamson
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D. Williamson963885151107Sep 1974Nov 201137y 2mD. C. Williamson
 
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2011-2012
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCDodgy hire-purchase foots account for —— out of cashcomp. anag. & lit.; account
2010-2011
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCDetails of —— could be logged at office in Samoacomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Margaret Mead’s anthropological classic,‘Coming of Age in Samoa’
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)VHCWith rogan josh order, get edible traumaaudible tremor; anag.
2009-2010
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCManoeuvering of a prow in Thames, striking nothing?anag. less 0, & lit.
2008-2009
1936LITMUS TESTSecondSolution in paper showing how setter dissimulated could be a desired ——comp. anag. & lit.; ref. AZ comps & solution notes
1923ELLIPTICVHCWhat’s showing explicitly coordinated axes x and y?anag. less x, y, & lit.; ref. Cartesian coordinate geometry
1918PALAMPOREVHCA simple counterpane’s revamped – to match —— in cuteness?comp. anag. & lit.
1893EARTHYVHC—— tuba? Could be jarring at Bayreuthcomp. anag. & lit.; see Wagner tuba in ‘Oxf. Comp. to Mus.’, etc.
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERVHCComposite order leaf cut by English … chiseller, some would say?anag. less E; ref. architectural decoration
1849AUXESISVHCLeaving the egg, developing “oiseaux” primarily show this?anag. less O + s, & lit.
1840W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)VHCWhat a phenomenon – but lacking brain ultimately – has A.A.M. contrived with ——?comp. anag. less n, & lit.
2006-2007
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)SecondAs if Shaka is come reborn might such chiefs be exposed?exposed; comp. anag. & lit.
1818POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)VHCOrigins of spaghetti spoof, found in shredded ravioli pod?s, s in anag., & lit.
1814HIPSTERVHCHarry Roy and me? That could be prehistorycomp. anag. & lit.; ref. former jazz bandleader
1788ETHEREAL OILSSecondThese L’Oréal possibly should invest in?i’ in anag., & lit.
1784TEARAWAYVHCYou might see Bonnie turn —— forming a union with Warren Beattycomp. anag. & lit.; ref. film ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, starring WB
2005-2006
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIf pa/inting is pinkish you could be looking at theft!ref. Financial Times
1762DUDDERYVHCShoddy underwear could be programmed as —— on washercomp. anag. & lit.
1750PLOUGHMANVHCSpam I got for luncheon could be ——’s refection. possibly?comp. anag. & lit,
1746ENTOMICVHCYou’ll find this is frequently rendered as ‘insectiform’anag. less is fr., & lit.
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSVHCGnome, say, shifting around capital to Bern?B in anag., & lit.
2003-2004
1663ARMAMENTARIAVHCFittingly treating a marine, a matron would bring this equipment oncomp. anag., & lit.
1646BLACKVHCIn end of table opposite this, middle half circled, cueist initially breaksc in balk with centre reversed, & lit.; ref. snooker
2002-2003
1585SHIATSUVHCForsaking medical speciality initially, enthusiast might turn to thisanag. less ENT, & lit.
1580MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)VHCRocky range Mount overhangs each side of borderoverhangs; anag. in Mt
1576FACADEThirdElevation derived from Sandy’s drive checked by late sliceca’ in fade; ref. golf
2001-2002
1567QUEENVHCWaxing equine, one is lost in oneselfanag. less I, & lit.
1546TRANSPARENTVHCRays penetrate, then scatter, making the eye thiscomp. anag. & it.
1541CHUPRASSYVHC‘Are you being served?’ suggests one who could be arch with pussyanag.; ref. Mrs Slocum in TV sitcom
2000-2001
1489FRONT-BENCHERVHC——, Tory or otherwise, might be seen as Thorneycroft reborncomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Peter T.
1999-2000
1454GET-UPVHCFashion plate in Vogue to display novel A1 ——comp. anag.
1439JOHN CANOEVHCJamaican hoedown could produce this, a mad W.I. dancingcomp. anag. & lit.
1433NEANDERTHALVHCSuch antediluvian frames an antre heldanag. & lit.
1998-1999
1406CHASSEPOTVHCA poilu fooling around with this? Upshot’s alopecia, possibly!comp. anag. & lit.; see etymology of poilu
1402PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)VHCBootleg whiskeys hammer at back of head, gripping rising toperpoteens; sot (rev.) in pene
1385PANTRIESVHCActing in Pinter’s cast, might they feed the dumb waiter?a in anag.; ref Pinter’s play ‘The Dumb Waiter’
1376LOGOFirstWhat’s jamming to gollywog? Quite the reversehidden in rev., & lit., ref. logo of Robertson’s jam
1367SANBENITOSVHCBanesto star’s lead in tours providing yellow garments formerlyanag. incl. s; ref. Tour de France
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCPlant associated with marsh birds? Ah! Poe’s Gold Bug initially involves thatanag. incl. B; ref Poe short story
1355DIACATHOLICONVHCIt had a colonic licked!anag. & lit.
1996-1997
1294TRANSENNAVHCEffectively as mist, this veils a saint’s remnantscomp. anag. & lit.
1273SIPOREXVHCBlock’s constituent perhaps rigged proxiesref. block votes
1264TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)VHCFour overs to go: Fiery Fred, doffing cap, has to bowl out Aussie’s tail in game for threeanag.; (F)red in trill + e
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCReformed padre in Cape Town originally?anag. incl. C T, & lit.
1229GRUPPETTOVHCFreely intoned appoggiatura could modulate into this, in an adagiocomp. anag. & lit.
1994-1995
1194DONETVHCFlaky undercoat a mangy cur scratched, revealing old primeranag. less anag.
1190DENARIUSVHCWhat’s spent in making urine’s a danag. & lit.
1165YAPSTERVHCWhat could be pest lining your pet say, possibly Rexanag. in yr; anag. + R; & lit.; line = copulate with
1156TERPSICHOREANVHCSo the prancer, I musedanag. & lit.; mused = fuddled
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThough with Wings, members of the group ar/rive by waterArdea
1134TOVARICHVHCOld bean, haricot vert, to begin with soakedanag. incl. v; soaked = beaten
1126CHEATERYVHCStuffing Archaeopteryx could involve Paxo recipe and this, perhaps!comp. anag. incl. r, & lit.?
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)VHCRandy Matson’s first Olympic throw might have produced thisanag.
1992-1993
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCItinerant at heart might set out soheart; anag. of middle letters & lit.
1052AGANIPPEVHCYou could make this inspirer ape Pierian spring!comp. anag. & lit.
1048GALLOPADEVHCWhat’s changing to palais glide? Is it this, possibly?comp. anag. & lit.
1991-1992
1039TOLERABLEVHCHow all beer to drunk appears?anag. & lit.
1013ALVEARYVHCIn which you’ll find larvae developing on common factor of royal jelly and honeyanag. + y, & lit.
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCExcited spectators enthralled by Senior T.T. performerT.V.; anag. in Sr
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI avoid damaging the ba/rk off trees to show my trail 
1990-1991
982ALMANACVHCHunt this out, when rearranging annual matches?comp. anag. & lit.
947SHOULDER-SLIPVHCI’d pull horse’s withersanag. & lit.
943BARAGOUINVHCBulgarian’s too difficult? Then you could get lost with thiscomp. anag. & lit.
1989-1990
926NERDVHCBackward wet? Not half!dren(ched) (rev.) & lit.
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCTo wax this on an acropolis would be unfittingcomp. anag. & lit.
823SARBACANEVHCWhat could produce scar with a bean?anag., & lit.
796UPHOLSTERYVHCHouse partly refurnished could show a variety of thiscomp. anag. & lit.
1986-1987
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCThis fairly freely gives you gallimaufrycomp. anag. & lit.
1981-1982
491SEVENTY-EIGHTVHC A ——? Yes, the vintage pressingcomp. anag. & lit.; press = strain
1980-1981
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCMight swimming cobs ram sixth such present?anag. & lit.; ref. ‘seven swans a-swimming’
1979-1980
419RAMILLIESVHCHead covering that’s indicated after fightmill i.e. in ras & lit.
410CUL-DE-SACVHCMistakenly see this as giving dual access?comp. anag. & lit.
406BOILVHCThe Gathering Storm2 meanings
397BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)ThirdBricks thrown in jubilee riot missing sovereigntricks; anag. less l.
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEVHCWhat provides a big hit, with dash? Jonathan’s jest!monkey + shine
349ODDCOMESHORTFirstTo shed more cost I’d settle for ties made with thiscomp. anag., & lit.
340BOOKSIEVHCSure to have a page (at least) of Wilde lying aroundOK in Bosie, & lit.; ref. Lord Alfred Douglas
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCBird’s call we hear after letter related to Top People?U, coo
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)ThirdAwkward letters bind me up, and tricky limericks make me sickbetters lined; comp. anag.
1977-1978
298NOSERVHCTake after one’s pappy, i.e. dad, in the faceanag. + r; pappy adj., dad v.
281DINOCERASVHCA sexicorn possibly whereof sign of multiplying should be deadd. for × in anag. & lit.
272MALAGUETTAVHCSorbet blended with this spice might be made at a gourmet’s tablecomp. anag.
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThough I usually find opera s/illy, I found Cavalleria charming 
1976-1977
247FLIVVERVHCA twopenny runabout requires £5 ÷ 5 ÷ 50L in V in fiver; sum gives 2p
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCOverture of Lehar’s in C major being travestied – it’s often heard in singsongL in anag.
234HOROSCOPISTVHCWith crops so withered in heat, one should engage a divinerI in anag. in hot
229METRICATEVHCBase answer around ten, and you’ll have ‘mile’ to remove, perhapsm. + e(x)tricate, & lit.
1975-1976
195SHILLY-SHALLYSecondWaffle cake with hard filling – try biting on each sideH in silly + all in shy; cake = fool
187POWDERING-TUBThirdBig undertow swirling abaft stern of ship. Salt maintains course of junk in itp + anag.; junk = salt meat
174EPEOLATRYVHCHeresy against Newspeak, presumably, yet a prole freely expresses itanag.; ref. Orwell, ‘1984’
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCRiddles are to be found in crashed crackersa in anag.
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCGreetings from a fellow sage! I
Bear three gifts as well, O Magi!
You can win them (or be praised)
In my Christmas Puzzle, Azed
 
139PIEPOWDERFirstI might have benefited from Maundy Gregory perhaps, going after welcome honourpie1, powder; ref. ceremony of washing feet; G.’s powder
135GABIONADEVHCIgloo an abode with no W.C. – dashed for baskets of earth (no seats)anag. less loo
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe only sugar – you’ll need to produce m/oney 

 
HCs awarded to D. Williamson
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2011-2012
  2058 ROBUST
 
2010-2011
  1997 FADO
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1906 MORSE
 
2007-2008
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1823 KISS
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1797 HEART
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1667 CLARINI
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1615 RUGATE
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1593 MANSUETE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1563 SLYBOOTS
  1550 MEMORITER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1428 CRICETID
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1290 NITERIE
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1225 CURRY
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1216 CHAPERON
  1212 HILDING
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1074 DEMIREP
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
 
1991-1992
  1030 PASTILLE
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  934 LACE-UPS
  930 SABULOSE
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1988-1989
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  814 SPOUSAGE
  801 LINCHET
 
1986-1987
  770 HERMITS
  764 CHILDERMAS
 
1982-1983
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  517 IMMORTELLE
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  478 BIBLIOPEGIST
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  460 SWOOP
  452 DISSENTERISM
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  434 JARDINIÈRE
 
1979-1980
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  276 AMTRACK
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  243 OLYMPIC
  225 VALETA
 
1975-1976
  200 The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1974-1975
  152 ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)
  114 PANIC
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  75 GROCETERIA
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
 


Annual Honours record of D. Williamson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2011-20120 1 1
2010-20110 2 2
2009-20100 1 5
2008-20091 (0, 1, 0) 3 4 16
2007-20080 3 6
2006-20072 (0, 2, 0) 3 6 8
2005-20060 4 6 25
2004-20050 1 3
2003-20040 1 7
2002-20031 (0, 0, 1) 2 9 24
2001-20020 3 3
2000-20010 1 4
1999-20000 3 5
1998-19991 (1, 0, 0) 4 3 9
1997-19980 2 0
1996-19970 3 5
1995-19960 2 9
1994-19950 4 6 18
1993-19940 4 5 23
1992-19930 3 7
1991-19920 4 5 29
1990-19910 3 5
1989-19900 1 6
1988-19890 0 3
1987-19880 3 2
1986-19870 1 2
 
1982-19830 0 1
1981-19820 1 4
1980-19810 1 7
1979-19801 (0, 0, 1) 3 2 16
1978-19792 (1, 0, 1) 3 3 7
1977-19780 3 2
1976-19770 4 3 25
1975-19762 (0, 1, 1) 1 2 12
1974-19751 (1, 0, 0) 4 3 11
1973-19740 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 2
1969-19700 0 1