Clues written by Mrs S. M. Macpherson
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Mrs S. M. Macpherson1902174421Apr 1961Oct 198221y 6mMrs S. Macpherson
S. M. Macpherson
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCClutched short chance to thank setter 
1975-1976
178A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)VHCSilverstone brings summer holidays to mindAg st.
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHCAn anagram can hobble poor boob like me, and the top cluers can hope on 
1974-1975
148BALLYHOOVHCPublicity campaign heroics – blooming noisy stuff! – this year should be scrappedbally hoo(ha)
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCOur warmest Christmas wishes to your Majesties, all three,
Though you won’t arrive to read this card before Epiphany:
It’s not far now to Bethlehem; it really is a pity
You have to come by camel-train, and not by ‘Inter-City’
 
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe sweet content in making m/oney 
127FRITHSOKENVHCSpurn bit of cake in kitchens for reduced girthanag. less c; girth2
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCMy scones are light, and here’s a piece of cake rising in a round humpscores; sitter (rev.) in O pet
1973-1974
84MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)ThirdSinister outcome of oilmen led astray staggers me – oil-rigs being sabotagedanag.; anag.; giddiness = staggers
79SLAPSTICKVHCBuffet with jam and custard-pieslap stick
1972-1973
40FANTOCCINIVHCFaction in C is a ‘company of persons acting together’ – both manipulated hereanag.; C= Chambers
23SCLERODERMICVHCCrusty cleric stormed about missing start of Testanag. less T
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1162BEAM-ENDSSecondRolls, submerging us, boded disaster—closes down after summerbeam + end; summer2; ref. break-up of Rolls Royce Ltd.
1967-1968
962PALINGVHCWithdraw me and a hole appears with nothing in itnil in gap (all rev.), & lit.
1966-1967
945OBLITERATEVHCBlue-pencil, i.e. blot out and spoilanag. rate (= ret)
1964-1965
851Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)VHCMolasses by Sugar Daddy out of Some Lassanag.
1963-1964
777TAILOR-BIRDVHCMy homework is sewing—it’s a snip, old girl!tailor bird; snip, n.
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHCDad’s version of the twist! Mum! I’m shy twisting in formationsh! I’m + anag. in make
1962-1963
708HEARTSVHCPay attention to trumps! Discard the remnant: four are enough for gamehear t(rump)s; ref. bridge

 
HCs awarded to Mrs S. M. Macpherson
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1982-1983
  547 GLEEMAN
 
1981-1982
  486 JUMPED-UP
 
1979-1980
  419 RAMILLIES
  384 OUTSPREADING
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  139 PIEPOWDER
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
  105 Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)
 
1973-1974
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  10 LINGERIE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1154 CLARIONET
  1145 GENIPAP
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1968-1969
  1028 SATIRE
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
  975 HALE
  958 DRY MEASURE
 
1966-1967
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  860 CORSAGE
 
1964-1965
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  725 SILENUS
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  676 TRELLIS (DLM)
  664 MANIPULATE
 
1960-1961
  638 BUREAUCRAT
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs S. M. Macpherson
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VHCsHCsPosition
1982-19830 0 1
1981-19820 0 1
 
1979-19800 0 2
 
1977-19780 0 2
1976-19770 1 2
1975-19760 2 2
1974-19750 5 4 17
1973-19741 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
1972-19730 2 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19711 (0, 1, 0) 0 3
1969-19700 0 3
1968-19690 0 2
1967-19680 1 5
1966-19670 1 4
1965-19660 0 3
1964-19650 1 1
1963-19640 2 0
1962-19630 1 3
1961-19620 0 2
1960-19610 0 1