Clues written by V. Jennings
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V. Jennings2523204730Oct 1955Oct 198126y 0m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1981-1982
473HERRING-BONEVHCTweed, possibly, yielding fish fingerherring + bone (= finger / steal)
1978-1979
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCRise and shine, end of rest – get cracking!rest; up star + t
Ximenes competitions
1961-1962
669DRUMVHCDead queer strike—even beats come out!d rum
660RUBBER (Misprints)VHCNeeded for a wife—a number of hands!wipe; 2 mngs.
647MADCAPVHCMum’s got 8/4d. coming to her from Dad’s rise—she feels quite reckless!Ma + Pa C d. (rev.); C d. = 100 pence (8s. 4d.)
1960-1961
638BUREAUCRATVHCI’m the official in charge—I bring together in conflict Caesar and Brutus—seconds out!anag. less s,s
630STREAKYVHCYorkshire’s opener has a flash to begin with—what could be rasher!streak + Y
621CHASEVHCPortrays Miss Blandish without bloomers, revealing skin around her extremity!(Blandis)h in case; case = skin, (vb.); ref. book ‘No Orchids for Miss B.’ by J. H. Chase
617COLOPHONYThirdPut on a bow and crash hop in West End restaurantanag. in ‘Colony’
608CUSTOMERFirstIt’s implied that I can do no wrong, but copper gets me pinched in shop when something’s missing!Cu me in stor(e) & lit.; “the c. is always right”
1959-1960
590STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIf you want to, boa/r, eat your skin with oil—and lo! a fat, black pool! 
586HEBDOMADARYVHCJust like the Sunday papers to distort the relationship of Dad, Ma and her boy!anag.
578GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)VHCCrowded easterly city asked not to broadcast news before first day of attackeasterly (n.); Gath ere D(-day)
573SCAPEGALLOWSVHCIt’s frightfully low-class having to hold a split suspender—I ought to get a length of rope!a peg in anag.; i.e. clothes peg
543NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)VHCLittle beast due to be flayed shows sign of hesitancy—with sorry mien, head has to freshen up to give something warming!er + anag.; nut + air (rev.); ref. school caning
1958-1959
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAbsinthe, navy drink, ru/ins hips, messes officers’ swiggin’ 
521SOUPVHCTaken on a special plate, and well mounted, but is vulgar material for a photographso up; s. = developer
504LEAD-LINEVHCSee that there’s a limit to what you put on a dog, and if it goes down then you won’t be completely sunklead + line
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)ThirdAfter class, what you need to appreciate any kind of sound is—liquid!appreciate; cl + ear
1957-1958
486BARACANSecondCamelot of old, Arthur’s capital, in support of fair sex, would need keep for preservation!A in bra + can; can (vb.) = preserve; camelot2
467A humorous definition (Humorous definition)FirstDYE—Stain, as used to preserve the colour of the hair, and the illusions cherished beneath it 
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)VHCTake a street full of stylish males, and see the effect of a stocking!shocking; a + tonish men in St
438MACARONIVHCHere, I can roam freely: in Italy, I would certainly be put insideanag.; put inside = eaten
1956-1957
430GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCInstead of striking, dispatch box to ban/isters’ head. Might be more effectiveHouse of Commons
417SINECUREVHCJock’s after a remedy for a careless engagement!sine3 cure

 
HCs awarded to V. Jennings
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1981-1982
  495 CACOETHES
 
1980-1981
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  298 NOSER
  294 HUMECT
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
 
1962-1963
  728 ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)
  725 SILENUS
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
  708 HEARTS
  703 SCAPEMENT
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  694 OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  678 TESSELLATED
  664 MANIPULATE
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  634 BEDSTEAD
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  582 MARRY
  571 PESTER
  569 PROPOSAL
  564 SHE-BEAR
  555 JURYWOMAN
  551 PITCHER
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  512 NAYLOR (Libel)
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  464 STRAWED
  456 PLAFOND
  447 TOUSLE
  443 HALF-SEAS-OVER
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  425 TRAVERSE
  421 DOVETAIL
  404 POLENTA
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
 
1955-1956
  356 METOPOSCOPY
 


Annual Honours record of V. Jennings
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1981-19820 1 1
1980-19810 0 1
1979-19800 0 2
1978-19790 1 0
1977-19780 0 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1967-19680 0 1
 
1962-19630 0 6
1961-19620 3 4
1960-19612 (1, 0, 1) 3 5 3
1959-19600 5 6 8
1958-19591 (0, 0, 1) 3 4 11
1957-19582 (1, 1, 0) 2 6 5
1956-19570 2 6
1955-19560 0 1