Clues written by R. N. Chignell
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R. N. Chignell4251365048Nov 1947Jun 196719y 7mN. Chignell
 
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Ximenes competitions
1967-1968
958DRY MEASUREVHCMiller’s work may be gauged by this hash Surrey madeanag.; hash, imperative; ref. poss. Joseph or Frederick. M., early cricketers
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBertie Wooster needed a “Bra/very!” telegram from Aunt Dahlia 
1964-1965
843PRISTINEVHCThe old punishment is about right on diminutive first formerR 1st in pine
1961-1962
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)VHCSpooner might now be described as a tainted suitor … / … Punch invariably includes this sort of feature prominentlySpoonerism & lit.; hidden & lit.
669DRUMVHCHere’s something that might roll out the “ridge”2 mngs.; ref. Lord’s
664MANIPULATEVHCYou can dish up a meal with some form of tin, cookanag.
660RUBBER (Misprints)FirstThe aches may come back after another of these; you need a masseurashes; 2 mngs.
647MADCAPVHCBats with peak outrageously inclinedmad + cap
1959-1960
560CONGENITALLYVHCTory yelling wildly about tax cut—how strain can affect one!Con + ta(x) in anag.
555JURYWOMANVHCSilks appeal to me, and I am a fair judge of a suitcryptic def.; silk = QC, suit = action at law
1958-1959
538BANISHINGVHCHis being seen fuddled in disorderly Inn in the embrace of a number of birds could mean expulsionanag. in anag., all in bag; game bag
517CAROTIDVHCShould a captain go in in a collapse? Quite the reverse. Pressure here might occasion a fatal strokea rot in Cid; go in = be written in diagram; cf. England captain Peter May in 1958-9 Ashes tour
512NAYLOR (Libel)VHCShe gives you “Only a rose” with ’er stockings off, tipsily—she sounds a piercing typeanag. less ’ose, ‘nailer’
508CUMBERGROUNDVHCThis was no good for fruit but a change of soil would make it a good place for climbersground for land in Cumberland; ref. Luke 13.7
504LEAD-LINEVHCI get hauled in from the deep to reinforce the covers after hard shotlead2 + line2; ref. cricket
1957-1958
482LEASING-MAKERVHCYou might find him in Hyde Park loosening up on top of a mare in a bowlereasing + m in Laker; ref. Peter L., bowler and cricket writer, Speaker’s Corner and Rotten Row
477SEDATENESSVHCGetting the fruit on the head, following the ends of science, denotes gravitys(cienc)e, date, ness; ref. I. Newton
469DAISYFirstGirl who did not have a stylish service weeded out early at Wimbledon2 mngs.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
467A humorous definition (Humorous definition)VHCBUS—(Coll.), owner’s description (used with pride, affection, or apology, according to make and age) of private car 
1956-1957
425TRAVERSEFirstHow gunners get a line on either end of the targett RA verse, & lit.
417SINECUREVHCIt could give you sure income with no end of freedomanag. less (freed)om, & lit.
412SERVIETTEVHCI’ve come to grief in blitzed street involved in mopping-up operationsanag. in anag.
408BILLETFirstI got into a performance of the Bolshoi without a ticketI in b(a)llet
390HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe monkey likes cherries judging by the bun: c/at feeding time in the afternoon 
1955-1956
382ABSTAINVHCDon’t drink absinthe not having the reserves withinTA in absin(the)
373PRESTONPANSFirstFashion page article in several papers encouraged wearers of kiltston2 p. an in press
364HELLEBOREVHCIt can lend colour to Christmas where spirits are followed by duck with free beer all roundhell + O in anag.
356METOPOSCOPYVHCAn arrangement of poems to reproduce the interpretation of lines on muganag. + copy
334CHEROOTVHCIt could be the Corona with the end clippedanag. of the Coro(na), & lit.
329HAMADRYADThirdShe could have died in the middle of a hard Mayd. in anag., & lit.
1954 (2)
304ORLEANSVHCVictory for French Girl Champion. Cotton worsted interlocking2 mngs.; ref. Joan of Arc, Siege of Orléans, and Henry C., golfer
297CONTRAPUNTALVHCWith players putting on so many airs, can’t plan tour differentlyanag.
1953 (2)
253DERATIONVHCIt could make an Editor remove the limit on short articlesanag.
1953 (1)
221BUNTHORNEVHCHe had a passion for the potato but disliked dirty greens‘If you’re anxious for to shine’ and ‘Am I alone and unobserved?’
211CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIESVHCWorried racing losers hope to pick up a bit at Christmas meetingsanag.
209ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)VHCPartner gets into an almighty row all round for passingalmighty; pal in noise (all rev.)
1952 (2)
205CANTANKEROUSVHCBit of a song about the wine ration, gets us finally in bad temperanker in canto + us; alcohol not officially rationed during and post WW2, but in short supply
204ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCKortright was the p/ro.: ring Ames at Lord’spro’s terror; ref. Charles K., gentleman bowler for Essex, 1889-1907, and Les A., batsman for Kent
203WEATHERSVHCAltered hats were features of the seasonanag.
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCInformation on the case is found at the top of the columnknowledge, box1; spinal column

 
HCs awarded to R. N. Chignell
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1980-1981
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1968-1969
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1964-1965
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  817 WYLIE-COATS
 
1963-1964
  780 NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)
 
1962-1963
  721 KERB-MERCHANT
 
1961-1962
  686 FEMALE
  676 TRELLIS (DLM)
  673 ERISTICAL
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  612 CARGO (Misprints)
  608 CUSTOMER
  604 APOSTROPHISE
  600 The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1958-1959
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  521 SOUP
  490 CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)
 
1957-1958
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  460 ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)
  456 PLAFOND
  451 MEGAPODE
  438 MACARONI
 
1956-1957
  434 CARTON
  430 GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  421 DOVETAIL
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  404 POLENTA
  400 Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  351 LUSTRE
 
1954 (2)
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  223 MELODRAME
  217 DEPOSIT
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  196 SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)
 
1947 (2)
  63 STILETTO
 


Annual Honours record of R. N. Chignell
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1980-19810 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 0 2
1968-19690 0 2
1967-19680 1 2
1966-19670 1 0
1965-19660 0 1
1964-19650 1 2
1963-19640 0 1
1962-19630 0 1
1961-19621 (1, 0, 0) 4 3 8
1960-19610 0 7
1959-19600 2 1
1958-19590 5 4 11
1957-19581 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 9
1956-19572 (2, 0, 0) 3 7 4
1955-19562 (1, 0, 1) 4 2 2
1954 (2)0 2 2
1954 (1)0 0 1
1953 (2)0 1 0
1953 (1)0 3 3
1952 (2)0 4 2 13
 
1947 (2)0 0 1