Clues written by Rear Adm W. T. C. Ridley
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Rear Adm W. T. C. Ridley91082110Apr 1975Jan 19804y 9m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1978-1979
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCSpring out of bed to end inactivityinactivity; up start
327HEMLOCKVHCHalve lemons and squeeze into pop – a breath-taking drink!anag. of lem(ons) in hock3
1977-1978
306DICKENSVHCDetective being in Union, my last mystery wasn’t solveddick + ens; ref. ‘Edwin Drood’ unfinished
301TROLLOPISHFirstThis is slapdash about hair and or making uppoll or rev. in anag. & lit.
259TRANSIREVHCMisshapen rear isn’t a help in passing the customs barrier!anag.
1976-1977
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCWith small French coin, rough gambler join – voilà, c’est ça (deux fois!)c + anag., & lit.
212SURCINGLESVHCThese, holding front of cassocks, make dishevelled clerics snuganag. less c & lit.
208RALPHVHCIn general phonotypy can mar the printed pagehidden
1975-1976
183PICKLEVHCPut down, down, about half of Hock – it’ll get you nearly sloshed(Ho)ck in pile3, pickle(d); put down = pickle

 
HCs awarded to Rear Adm W. T. C. Ridley
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1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  319 PODESTA
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  294 HUMECT
  272 MALAGUETTA
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  229 METRICATE
  225 VALETA
  216 SCANTITY
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  169 THUGGEE
  161 ANCON
 


Annual Honours record of Rear Adm W. T. C. Ridley
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1979-19800 0 4
1978-19790 2 5
1977-19781 (1, 0, 0) 2 5 20
1976-19770 3 3
1975-19760 1 4