Clues written by J. R. Kirby
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J. R. Kirby4132363846May 1968Dec 198416y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1980-1981
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCMixing a gin with mild’s likely to catch you out!anag.
1976-1977
247FLIVVERFirstIs a battered rifle loaded with caps of Victorian vintage an ‘old banger’?Vv in anag.
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCAcquire prior tire fire retire hire and inspire? Could be!cram + job (rev.) + ingle, & lit.; tire5
234HOROSCOPISTVHCOne who may provide comfort to inspire a worried ‘Scorpio’anag. in host & lit.; inspire= draw in
229METRICATEVHCStart to mimic the French and heartlessly insist acre is abandonedm + et + anag. incl, i—t, & lit.
225VALETAVHCKind of hop for making beer – it’s put into fermenting vatale in anag.
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCYou can get run in by recklessly upsetting mego (rev.) in by, & lit.
200The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)VHCThe French people, beginning to ebb, arose and united for him(Georges) Clemenceau; le men + first letters & lit.
190CASSANDRAVHCOne may regard playing cards as holding leads for auguring nastinessa, n in anag. & lit.
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHCTo them home’s a purple open ocean, cool and babbling reach, or on a bank 
156OMBROPHOBOUSFirstA wayfarer going into a desolate moor pub’s unlikely to want water!hobo in anag.
1974-1975
148BALLYHOOVHCIt takes everyone in by interjection of excitement and surprise – nothing more!all in by + ho 0, & lit.
146CHARADESSecond‘Amateur Dramatics’, leads from which are used in sporting search for required wordA, D in anag.
135GABIONADEVHCWhat, when erected, may provide secure cover to aid one under attackbag (rev.) + anag.
127FRITHSOKENVHCWhen in trouble, could make for this direct in times gone byanag. + ken & lit.
123SCATTERGOODVHCParty with bits and pieces of great cost piling upanag.+ do (rev.) & lit.
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)ThirdDisorderly pet store – it may be the source of many pongssongs; anag.
114PANICVHCI can erupt with the onset of pressureanag. incl. p & lit.
105Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)VHCHad every animal in care on a boat. Blow, cruel gale horror! 
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHCAncient mortal, inherently born in a different eran in anag. in anag. & lit.; mortal = very drunk
97TREBUCHETVHCWooden structure comprising a pivoted device turning round about the top of a towerc. in hub(rev.) in tree + t, & lit.
92BRAINWASHVHCHeartlessly badger one in an attempt to make one come cleanb(adge)r a in wash, & lit.
88BLOOMERYFirstMay make ore semi-molten by suppressing itore mol(ten) anag. in by, & lit.
62SOLITAIRESVHCLoose ties – bracing to wear with the sun on highsol + air in anag.
53ALEXANDERSVHCNowadays it’s an unknown quantity – no beginner in green salad mixing includes itx in anag. less g
1972-1973
40FANTOCCINIVHCWhen they’re required in action, leaders of fine cord must be manipulatedanag. incl. f, c & lit.
18EPIGONEVHCRelation that may seem boring, almost, alongside genitive individualepi(c) + g. + one, & lit.; relation = narrative
10LINGERIEVHCRevealed by wriggling girl in final stages of striptease performanceanag. incl. last letters, & lit.
1ORGIASTVHCI’m last in admitting a riot’s wronganag. incl. g, & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1140CALLOUSVHCA cruel heartless soul may make one thisanag. less rue, & lit.
1135HILAIRE BELLOCVHCBalliol: here I developed what it takes to start writing creativelyanag. & lit.; “B. made me …”
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)VHCA scourer can literally transform an old potsot; anag.
1127TRAYBITVHCIt’s easy to recognise me with sharp edges all the way roundI by (me with) in tart1 (all rev.), & lit.; 12-sided coin
1115FLESH-POTTERYVHCSoft living in style for the extravagantp in anag., & lit.
1110IMPERSONATEVHCDramatically disposed men aspire toanag. & lit.
1969-1970
1093MARTINETVHCWas introduced to train misfits within its scopeanag. in met, & lit.; obs. system
1089ENCLOISTERVHCHeartlessly restrict one’s freedom with very little latitudeanag., incl. res(tr)ict, l, & lit.; ’s = has
1084ANGEL-FOODVHCAn American sticky stuff, only a little being eaten before beginning to displeasean + elf in goo + d, & lit.
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCPublic hanging place—a nice chap freely admits to getting upset hereto (rev.) in anag.
1039TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)VHCWhat may be a protective body covering over and around for example the forepart of the mantisbody; e.g. m in (mosquito) net (rev.), & lit.
1006CHROME-PLATINGVHCThe finishing of articles by depositing or placing them in a dispersionanag. & lit.

 
HCs awarded to J. R. Kirby
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1984-1985
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
 
1978-1979
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  289 AMNESIAC
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  243 OLYMPIC
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  183 PICKLE
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
  169 THUGGEE
 
1974-1975
  152 ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
 
1972-1973
  27 VINEGAR
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1154 CLARIONET
  1145 GENIPAP
  1143 MORGIANA
 
1969-1970
  1091 WENCESLAS
  1080 ANDROMEDA
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1023 CONSOLE
 


Annual Honours record of J. R. Kirby
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1984-19850 0 1
 
1980-19810 1 0
 
1978-19790 0 3
1977-19780 0 6
1976-19771 (1, 0, 0) 4 5 13
1975-19761 (1, 0, 0) 4 5 7
1974-19752 (0, 1, 1) 6 3 1
1973-19741 (1, 0, 0) 5 1 6
1972-19730 4 3 17
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 6 3 6
1969-19700 3 4
1968-19690 3 4