Clues written by J. P. H. Hirst
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J. P. H. Hirst2634193933Dec 1967Oct 199123y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1989-1990
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)ThirdWhat a liar at NHS might turn toanag. & lit.
1983-1984
627AMBIENTVHCForeign Office admitting Zola’s OK; it’s investingbien (Fr. = well) in Amt (Ger. = office); ref. Z. Budd
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDon’t was/h in Oban, Kit 
543STAYING POWERVHCQualification for wearying postanag. & lit.
530PROMETALVHCGood casting material, used to make pots from appearing topless – in part of Viola for example(f)rom in petal
1981-1982
521ATTITUDINISEVHCWhat poseurs do in garret, without scrap of cover on nudities possiblyatti(c) + anag.
513ETYMOLOGICONVHCBook of words; odd loco men go by it, ignoring lead from Bucktonanag. less B
504SIMMENTHALERVHCProducts of this can make a man rich – M. Nestlé for examplecomp. anag. & lit.
491SEVENTY-EIGHTSecondBallesteros minus five near start of the round yet cracked. Some modern players can’t take it!Seve(riano) + anag. in nigh + t
482BODY-SNATCHERThirdDeath is treated with scorn by a resurrectionistanag.
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCAfter I’ve finished the books, they’re bound to fix prices; it’s daft with first drink then oil going upbib + oil (rev.) + peg + anag.
1980-1981
464SIMKINFirstThis might be drunk, on engagement of a Royal Highness, in Kashmiranag. + a RH, & lit.
460SWOOPVHCA sudden onslaught in Noel’s TV show: O for a bit of peace and quiet!O for a p sh in (Multicoloured) Swap Shop
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCSeducing in a sports car is one sort of Romanceis Ladin in MG
1979-1980
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)FirstTo aim inside head of club and look sideways might help us sink our puttsin power cuts; hold in c and leer
388ALEXIPHARMICVHCOne’s after the answer to something with power to injure one, in Guinness perhapsx-l-p-harm-I in Alec
371GRADINVHCWhat degrading shows could fill this!hidden & lit.
1972-1973
45NEMORALVHCIt’s historically not a certainty what dryads werene moral
43A neologism (Neologisms)VHCCLUPRUBIOUSD: L. clupea, herring; rubeus, red
27VINEGARFirstGiven unconventionally for Jack’s headanag. for t in tar, & lit; ref. Jack & Jill
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCTell Papa real putrid here – animal stink’s horrid – Shem 
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1162BEAM-ENDSVHCLast word in resting places—for bankrupts?amen in beds
1158ELEPHANT-SEALVHCA source of oil that’s ruined all the open sea (except the middle)anag. less o
1969-1970
1091WENCESLASVHCObserver of snow scene was upset about end of fuell in anag.
1084ANGEL-FOODVHCDog with no flea is unusual: look for whitish grubanag.

 
HCs awarded to J. P. H. Hirst
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1991-1992
  1013 ALVEARY
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  969 BUNTER
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
 
1984-1985
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  607 CARNEY
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  517 IMMORTELLE
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  456 BALADINE
  434 JARDINIÈRE
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  354 SHEER-HULK
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
 
1973-1974
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
 
1972-1973
  31 KITCHENDOM
  23 SCLERODERMIC
  10 LINGERIE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1969-1970
  1093 MARTINET
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1967-1968
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
 


Annual Honours record of J. P. H. Hirst
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1991-19920 0 2
1990-19910 0 3
1989-19901 (0, 0, 1) 0 0
1988-19890 0 1
 
1984-19850 0 3
1983-19840 1 4
1982-19830 3 2
1981-19821 (0, 1, 0) 4 4 9
1980-19811 (1, 0, 0) 2 2 21
1979-19801 (1, 0, 0) 2 5 20
1978-19790 0 2
 
1973-19740 0 1
1972-19731 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 13
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 2 2
1969-19700 2 4
 
1967-19680 0 1