Clues written by N. G. Shippobotham
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N. G. Shippobotham64285413074Apr 1976Aug 201842y 4mN. Shippobotham
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2016-2017
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAn actor rarely ca/st – too long between parts 
2322VENTRICOSEVHCAlbeit this may mean inevitable corset coming under straincomp. anag. & lit.
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCRopey item spread between two points, with a touch of ‘Yo-heave-ho!’anag. + N open N + y, & lit.
2015-2016
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCShut away, Hamlet is playing the same significant stageshout; anag. less ha! + one
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCIn women’s dress design you’ll find it’s variable!anag. in w A-line, & lit.
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHCLike rise of late spring tide, a rare flow brooking no resistancerays of light; anag. less R
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCHarrowing scene, Job’s lot, yet an example to us allanag.
2209(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)ThirdStrong ale can be cloudy and bitter when brewed without that special ingredientc + anag. less it
2013-2014
2196SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)VHCRastamen broadcast church gongs, beamed as part of vibe at Easteranag.; hidden
2170SAYONARAThirdIt’s choppy so any rowing enthusiasts could be accompanied by a waveanag. + ARA
2165OUT OF ORDERVHC“Too rude” for this?self-referential anag., & lit.
2161FARRAGOVHCHere’s Fido with the same as a rule tiny portion for his breakfastFido with a r rag for id
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)VHCFig buyer chewed on green fig after polishing off scrambled eggbig fire; anag. less anag.
2122NICETYVHCFastidiousness is, in Justin Welby’s terms, the very thing consuming the Church of EnglandCE in it in n, y
2011-2012
2083BEWITCHVHCConstant companion rarely retains charmc in be with
2078RÉCOLLETVHCHead of religious school in Paris welcomes lecturer with time for a reformed friarr + L in école + t
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCSee these beetles’ poo scattered around (i.e. carpet’s doomed)comp. anag. incl. c, & lit.
2064COLD TURKEYVHCFamiliar as an ingredient of New Year Tuck and giving up some addictionold in anag. incl. y less a, & lit. 2 defs.
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCShare price tumbles in this so-and-so accountcomp. anag. incl. a/c; price
2049PARTY-POOPERVHCHe won’t join in new prayer to Pope without encyclical’s headanag. less e
2010-2011
2040EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWhen clippers depart they leave the shor/n 
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCCow’s in clover, a weed bringing together carbon and nitrogen – hoe it vigorouslyhidden; anag. incl. C, N
2010A COMING OF AGESecondExperience of majority – one struggling among fog and icea + anag.
2009-2010
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCRedgrave’s skill does warm thespiananag.; ref. Steve/Michael R.
2008-2009
1936LITMUS TESTThirdWhat’ll check acid tum is Settlers, stirred, yielding early signs of said ‘express relief’anag. + initial letters; ref. former advertising slogan
1906MORSEVHCPrimum or secundum he’s amongst the foremost in coining ‘justes motshidden, & first letters
1888RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSilver medallist may not be fa/n of winning yacht 
2007-2008
1866BINGEVHCSporting star with this Jag could be at Sebringcomp. anag.
1862UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)VHCOne ale drunk … errant doctor dismissed … ‘Name the sot!’not the same; anag. incl. I less Dr
1840W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)VHCSpots new honey … ‘Ah!’ says he excitedlycomp. anag. & lit.
2006-2007
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCWhen exposed to interference, ‘ham’ answer is OK and not hard in ‘Alpha Zulu’ and the likeexposed; anag. incl. a less h
1818POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)VHCDate 01/04 ends in leg-pull for this sap abroadanag. of d 0 I 0 IV l r s sap, & lit.
1814HIPSTERSecondTrimmed pet’s hair, wanting a cool catanag. less a
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHC‘Pale with hints of oriental oolong,’ says advert for transporter of Indian mint teas some Europeans order here?appal + first letters; anag. incl E
1784TEARAWAYVHCA Wayne R. at play, lacking a bit of nous?anag. less n, & lit.; ref. W. Rooney
2005-2006
1779NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)VHCDefinition of mallet, for example, one wields in the middlemullet; hidden; see Chambers preface, page vii
1775ROUGH-AND-READYVHCLike Prescott, could it be argued? Or handy, in a tussleanag. & lit.
1762DUDDERYVHCCould be where bag lady shops – no pieces of luxury attireudder in (la)dy, & lit.
1758BIMBETTEThirdRADA ——: she may be cast as theatre’s dim babecomp. anag. & lit.
1753DIAGONALVHCBishop controls it – this rite involving God (inter alia)comp. anag.
1737ANIMUSVHCSee this when Aussie men get bowlingcomp. anag. & lit.
1733PALESTRAVHCI’d go here for training gladiators’ PEcomp. anag. & lit.
2004-2005
1715RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)VHCRough? Dissolve aspirin it’s good for one – to deliver relative comfortanag. with g for l; ref. ease
2003-2004
1659SCAREDY-CATVHCSee ‘cowardy custard’ trembling? Use this word!comp. anag. & lit.
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCGrowing a lot of crucifer with little money compels herbalist to check traces of early blight in timecres(s) + cent; herbalist less initial letters
1650SAPHENAVHCIn which vital fluid (red) drains extremity of haemoglobinsap he(n)na, & lit,; drain = allow to escape
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)VHCTry wine left to mature, wanting sunshine to promote early port – means nearly all fermentinganag. incl. l; anag. less s
2002-2003
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCSETI tone jams orbital comms systemanag.
1602FENESTRAVHCFor such as Casement see only half of Fenian tears flowinganag.; ref. Sir Roger C.
1593MANSUETEVHCI see leaving mint sauce sprinkled on side of plate is no longer redolent of lamb?anag. less I, c, + e
1576FACADEVHCAccount based on Alexandre Dumas’s leading characters in ‘Iron Mask’a/c AD in Fe
2001-2002
1567QUEENFirstClue leads to Elizabeth, now enjoying quinquagesimal upliftanag. of first letters, & lit.
1550MEMORITERSecondPoem reciter, me; I recollect piece thuscomp. anag. & lit.
1541CHUPRASSYVHCHas curry plates laid out? Could apply to alert ——comp. anag. & lit.
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHCThis kind of shot smears and may be dishonestcomp. anag. & lit.
1506BARE(-)BONESFirstObese? Bran flakes for the slimmest outline!anag.
1492The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)VHCLate December day thou came, Christ saviour! 
1467CANAPÉVHCWhat is consumed as ‘nibble’ and people enjoy for startersfirst letters & lit.
1997-1998
1329PITHOSVHCJar shop: that stocks the very thingit in anag., & lit.
1322CARPETVHCGavotte practice involves rolling this backhidden rev. & lit.
1316FINGERLICKIN’VHCWhat Warne does a lot of when bowlin’ deceptive flick, reignin’ supremeanag.
1996-1997
1286CHALETSecondWhat might be built at Lech?anag. & lit.; ref. alpine resort
1993-1994
1108GREENVHCCentral to thinking re environmenthidden & lit.
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHVHCSuper grass returned to nickpot (rev.) + notch

 
HCs awarded to N. G. Shippobotham
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2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2378 PROPOSAL
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2338 TRUMP
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2300 MISHMASH
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2270 FENESTRA
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
 
2014-2015
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2213 SOLECISM
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2187 WEST
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2012-2013
  2135 LOB
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2109 THICKETY
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2087 ROCKET
  2074 BENNET
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2014 HACKETTE
  2012 BLOATING
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1962 ANADEM
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1849 AUXESIS
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1823 KISS
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1797 HEART
 
2005-2006
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1719 ANHELATION
  1711 MINUS
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1667 CLARINI
  1641 GADGETEER
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1563 SLYBOOTS
  1554 PEARL
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
  1494 MARATHON
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1419 SPLODGE
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1385 PANTRIES
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1367 SANBENITOS
 
1997-1998
  1336 STOCKING
 
1996-1997
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
 
1995-1996
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1225 CURRY
  1220 CASSANDRA
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
  1181 SLADE
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
 
1992-1993
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1078 KIRBEH
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1074 DEMIREP
  1065 TANDOORI
  1061 MAGIC
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1987-1988
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1984-1985
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
 
1981-1982
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
 
1976-1977
  216 SCANTITY
  212 SURCINGLES
 


Annual Honours record of N. G. Shippobotham
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 0 5
2016-20170 3 4
2015-20160 1 7
2014-20151 (0, 0, 1) 3 3 19
2013-20141 (0, 0, 1) 3 2 19
2012-20130 2 7
2011-20120 6 4 14
2010-20111 (0, 1, 0) 2 7 29
2009-20100 1 7
2008-20091 (0, 0, 1) 2 6 24
2007-20080 3 6
2006-20071 (0, 1, 0) 4 4 11
2005-20061 (0, 0, 1) 6 3 6
2004-20050 1 7
2003-20040 4 5 28
2002-20030 4 5 24
2001-20022 (1, 1, 0) 1 3 17
2000-20011 (1, 0, 0) 3 6 20
1999-20000 0 6
1998-19990 0 4
1997-19980 3 1
1996-19971 (0, 1, 0) 0 3
1995-19960 0 2
1994-19950 0 5
1993-19940 1 2
1992-19930 0 7
 
1987-19880 0 1
 
1984-19850 0 1
 
1982-19830 1 0
1981-19820 0 1
 
1978-19790 0 1
1977-19780 0 1
1976-19770 0 2