Clues written by J. B. Widdowson
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J. B. Widdowson1400144314Dec 1947May 199244y 5mA. G. R. McKay
J. R. Widdowson
Mrs J. R. Widdowson
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1967-1968
993JONATHANVHCSwift among his friends; without a friend, swifter than an eagle2 mngs.; Jonathan S.
1966-1967
945OBLITERATEVHCBitter aloe growing rampageous in scrubanag.
1964-1965
856RODOMONTADEVHCSpeech of one who is boastful or too damned excitable!anag.
851Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)VHCDodo by Dead Duck out of Same Againdo. = ditto
1963-1964
790PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)VHCSellers’ MarketPeter S., mark = see
1958-1959
508CUMBERGROUNDVHCCopper medal with former royal cipher inscribed in circle has no cash valueCu MBE + GR in round
504LEAD-LINEVHCI’m heading for a low dive—all I need is my make-up!anag.
500MOTHERS-IN-LAWVHCMakes horseman wilt and grooms shudder, the way the chestnut goes!anag.; chestnut = stale joke, cliché
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCIt’s plain the article has gone to press back to front, with the middle missingpress; transposition of ar(ti)cle
1957-1958
473LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCalling a sputnik a stra/w hat—misleading! 
1950 (2)
143LAMPREYVHCHaving got hit on the head, the victim may perhaps be caught in the gully, though not by the spinnerlam prey; spinner = angler’s fly
1949 (1)
101BARRACKSVHCRails about the mutton and complains about the gamerack (= neck of mutton) in bars
97NESTORVHCIt’s a wise man who boxes nearly all the compass clockwisei.e. N,E,S to R
96INTERLOCKVHCThere is so close a fit here that no trickle can escapeanag.

 
HCs awarded to J. B. Widdowson
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1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1989-1990
  895 TONE DEAF
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  809 DOLCE VITA
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1983-1984
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
 
1980-1981
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
 
1967-1968
  989 GRENADINE
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
 
1964-1965
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
 
1963-1964
  800 Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1959-1960
  543 NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)
 
1958-1959
  517 CAROTID
 
1956-1957
  408 BILLET
  404 POLENTA
 
1954 (1)
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  269 ASCENT
  259 AGANIPPE
 
1953 (2)
  249 BALM
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
 
1952 (2)
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1952 (1)
  183 SAUSAGES
 
1951 (1)
  166 RACHIDES
 
1949 (2)
  115 MISNOMER
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
 
1949 (1)
  100 Word containing ADDING
  98 HUMERI
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
 
1947 (2)
  65 PIVOT
 


Annual Honours record of J. B. Widdowson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1991-19920 0 1
 
1989-19900 0 2
1988-19890 0 1
1987-19880 0 4
1986-19870 0 2
 
1984-19850 0 1
1983-19840 0 1
 
1980-19810 0 1
 
1972-19730 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 0 1
1968-19690 0 2
1967-19680 1 2
1966-19670 1 0
 
1964-19650 2 1
1963-19640 1 3
 
1959-19600 0 1
1958-19590 4 1 17
1957-19580 1 0
1956-19570 0 2
 
1954 (1)0 0 3
1953 (2)0 0 2
1953 (1)0 0 2
1952 (2)0 0 1
1952 (1)0 0 1
 
1951 (1)0 0 1
1950 (2)0 1 0
 
1949 (2)0 0 2
1949 (1)0 3 2
 
1948 (1)0 0 1
1947 (2)0 0 1