Clues written by B. Greer
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B. Greer5368394267Oct 1972Sep 199522y 11mDr B. Greer
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1994-1995
1152PARACETAMOLVHCWhat gets given orally to contain a cold fellow picked up?a c + mate (rev.) in parol, & lit.
1992-1993
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCGroup amusements residents play – including funny arrangement of first, second, and third partsgro amu res pla anag., & lit.
1074DEMIREPVHCI may have sunk low, marginalized by communitymir in deep, & lit.
1065TANDOORISecondFor ultimate in flavour, way in which a taste of India succeeds?door I for g in tang, & lit.
1991-1992
1000ONE THOUSANDVHCProduct of ’91 and X’s successor, it’s just passed by91 × 11 = 1,001
1990-1991
982ALMANACFirstList of year’s events must include Azed’s first thousand and a clan regatheringanag. incl. A, M; ref. forthcoming AZ 1000 celebration
974AVANT-PROPOSVHCIt could be five or so pages at a novel’s startanag. incl. V and pp, & lit.
972Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)ThirdOur fun at Noel (hat bit changeable) 
1989-1990
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCIn composition that’s drolly Crowtherish, he omitted X… (all the letters)cross in anag. less he
1988-1989
887MONSTERFirstSome in Commons term Mrs. T. one, abusivelyhidden, anag. & lit.
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)VHCNT book covers arrival to praise child maiden delivered, object of star-gazers’ interestcarol, Andromeda; ar. in Col.; 2 meanings
1987-1988
816POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)VHCParty with gifts (beginning from Persia?) turned up to behold a childP to (rev.) to a ch.
1986-1987
757ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)VHCA sort of sound broadcast came on the airanag.; hound, qv.
1985-1986
722SUPERNACULUMVHCTo us introducing such a bumper somehow makes team unscrupulousanag. within t-ous
712PANTOMIME HORSEVHCWhat could make Thespian more comical, with second in back?mo (rev.) in anag. & lit.
688CUCURBITALVHCYou can get court in a club for playing this on, like squashcomp. anag.
1984-1985
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)ThirdAre vermin to cut out row, seeing Santa’s near? 
1983-1984
585FLABELLIFORMVHCLike a hand of cards? I’ll be playing, notwithstanding cheat’s aroundanag. + for in flam
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCUnfortunate SDP given a hiding – Jenkins cut no capers. Steel more appropriate for cut and thrustappropriate; a in anag. + Ro(y) + anag.
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILVHCMix on sale quack’s behind, taking one inI in anag. incl. k, & lit.
559EMBASESecondDishonour, since given a hiding in Ashes, after two conclusive lossesas in embe(rs)
543STAYING POWERVHCE.g. rip won’t last in Derby, as it’s deficient in thisanag. & lit.
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLESecondUse me – I’ll last in bouquet more freshlyanag. & lit.
495CACOETHESThirdItch – scratch one? Itch gets regularly scratchedalternate letters deleted
491SEVENTY-EIGHTVHCRecord total produced by working round the clock2 meanings; 1+2+3…+12 = 78
1980-1981
430TEGULAVHCBit of tiling, say for top of hallt, e.g., (a)ula & lit.
1979-1980
414UNBOSOMERVHCNumber 007? Not even when torturedanag. incl. 0, 0, s(even) & lit.; ref. James Bond
406BOILVHCI’ll be found amidst rising fishI in lob (rev.) & lit.
401GO-AHEADVHCA chap without drive is the opposite of thisa he in goad & lit.
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEVHCAzed’s involves nothing short of nonsense about set of answerskey in mo(o)nshine, & lit.
1977-1978
300SLINK-BUTCHERFirstHe offers terrible chunks without hesitation in a shamblesanag. less er & lit.
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCLet’s check that thousandth corner etc.i.e. 4 per puzzle
249RUDOLPH THE REINDEERVHCCharacter making Noel hit – he’d pure red conk? Rightanag.; conk = break down
247FLIVVERVHCJerry Ford’s failure?2 meanings; j = jerry-built; ref. Gerald F.
234HOROSCOPISTVHCPerson who’s involved with the zodiac – that’s the one chosen for cluing when Azed composedcomp. anag. & lit.
216SCANTITYThirdCup Final goal situation? Stokes upset its balance before end of plays. + cant it + y, ref. Bobby S., 1976 FA Cup Final
208RALPHFirstWhat makes ‘poetic river’ appear as ‘poetic rover’?R. Alph (Coleridge), Ralph the Rover (Southey) & lit.
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCSlough and Henley’s close view of Concorde – coming from direction of Kingstonbog + y; ref. Bishop of K.
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCIndecisive type, starting off in one direction, going up and down, then backward, circling. completelyS + hilly + all in shy
183PICKLEThirdApply solution to poor Jack’s plight?2 mngs. & lit.; ref. naval punishment, Jack and Jill
178A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)VHCClumsy fool’s incorrectly reassembled male sawn in halfhalves swapped in stag (adj.)
174EPEOLATRYVHCDrunken people render, round a bar piano, words of worship? Quite the reversea in anag. less p + try; i.e. worship of words
169THUGGEEVHCIn the East, what lies behind onset of mugger without hesitation?(m)ugg(er) in the E, & lit.
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)FirstPeople can catch ‘em, hook ‘em, one and all, using a net, bob, barb, or harpoon 
1974-1975
152ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)VHCWhat results from improper card signal finally seen? Italian bridge-player’s upset over fuss – he squeezes his partneranag. incl. l; Roman E (rev.) + ado; ref. recent world bridge championship
148BALLYHOOVHCRuddy expression of protest, perhaps, without moderationho in bally O, & lit.
146CHARADESFirstThey may be made up by dear Azed each Xmas (deduction of first and second parts required)ar, ed, ch, as anag. & lit.
123SCATTERGOODVHCOne’s foolishly got as credo, to save nothinganag. less O & lit.
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCAli’s not serious in his compositions – ‘prettiest’ has end of nose displaced after roundall’s; O + prettiest with e moved; ref. Muhammad A.
114PANICVHCIf criterion for manhood is avoiding this, a lot of blades make it2 meanings; Kipling poem, grass
1973-1974
88BLOOMERYVHCThe new Ulysses (reverse of the old) has captured heart of Circe, maker of pigsBloom + r in ye (rev.); ref. L. Bloom, Joyce: Ulysses
84MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)VHCInauspicious, disorganized, disheartened Lenin model Russian community’s still without vitality in post-revolutionary stateanag. incl. Le(n)in; mir + go in lies; ’s still = lies
1972-1973
31KITCHENDOMVHCEconomically maintain’d, the nucleus of a homekitchen (vb.) + ’d +(h)om(e), & lit.

 
HCs awarded to B. Greer
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1995-1996
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1994-1995
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1180 COLD TURKEY
 
1993-1994
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  840 SONDE
 
1986-1987
  764 CHILDERMAS
 
1984-1985
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
 
1983-1984
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
 
1982-1983
  564 PARAMENT
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  486 JUMPED-UP
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
 
1979-1980
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  384 OUTSPREADING
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  327 HEMLOCK
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  272 MALAGUETTA
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  225 VALETA
  221 PADDY-WHACK
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  190 CASSANDRA
 
1974-1975
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  100 CENTENARIAN
  75 GROCETERIA
 
1972-1973
  40 FANTOCCINI
 


Annual Honours record of B. Greer
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1995-19960 0 1
1994-19950 1 3
1993-19940 0 1
1992-19931 (0, 1, 0) 2 2 20
1991-19920 1 1
1990-19912 (1, 0, 1) 1 3 17
1989-19900 1 3
1988-19891 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
1987-19880 1 0
1986-19870 1 1
1985-19860 3 0
1984-19851 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
1983-19840 2 1
1982-19831 (0, 1, 0) 2 1 20
1981-19822 (0, 1, 1) 1 4 13
1980-19810 1 2
1979-19800 3 3
1978-19790 1 1
1977-19781 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
1976-19772 (1, 0, 1) 4 3 7
1975-19762 (1, 0, 1) 5 2 2
1974-19751 (1, 0, 0) 5 1 9
1973-19740 2 2
1972-19730 1 1