Clues written by S. Holgate
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S. Holgate3013266434Mar 1946Sep 199044y 6m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1990-1991
956SPEAR-SIDEVHCPistes read mistakenly – time lost in line of descentanag. less t
1987-1988
809DOLCE VITAVHCTo cad, evil is riotous self-indulgenceanag.
1985-1986
718FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)FirstBatting collapse – power missing at the creaseflo(p) in
683BANISHVHCCurse! Sliced his drive out of bounds?ban + anag.
1984-1985
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)VHCPlaned down again to make tidyr(eland)ed
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEVHCWhere you’ll see dad’s ‘plate of meat’?pa + bouché2, & lit.; ’s = has
1979-1980
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)VHCTest eggs on West Indian paceman who’s lacking bitebacking light; candle Holder; ’s = has
1978-1979
340BOOKSIEVHCSteele, for example, was out quickly, trapped by a googly turning the other wayk.o. (rev.) in bosie; out vb.
327HEMLOCKVHCA knockout drop after clear throat holdhem2 + lock
319PODESTAVHCCase in Rome is one for himpos, est, a & lit.
1977-1978
300SLINK-BUTCHERVHCHe cashes in on early fallers, but after slip ’chaser loses heartslink, but, ch(as)er
1975-1976
178A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)VHC Imposing start for Australia – then Greig’s lead is followed by openers in Second TestA, G, S, T; ref. Tony G.
1974-1975
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCOrient 3, Spurs 1 (won) 
127FRITHSOKENVHCResort of thinkers?anag. & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1091WENCESLASVHCRoyal old square? Has fearfully seen the introduction of Communist lawsanag. incl. C in anag.; ref. W. Sq., Prague, invasion of Czechoslovakia
1968-1969
1039TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)ThirdStrong wing forward needed—could well be last in first division without wingersdivision; strong; firs(t) + (s)egmen(t)
1966-1967
920ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAt Ampleforth you may not always find a m/aster because he may be on holidayMarist
1960-1961
626WOMAN-TIREDThirdSkirt fitted with metal hoop was cramped by petticoatswoman tired; tire2
1953 (1)
211CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIESVHCThe spinners change ends and serve up tempting but dangerous balls on the treacherous greenchanging ends, (Eric) Hollies and (Bob) Berry, English spin bowlers
1948 (1)
78CAKE-WALKVHCclue missing
74DEODARVHCI crashed into a tree and radioed back for assistancei.e. I in deodar (rev.) = radioed
69MISANTHROPEVHCMaybe he is no tramp, but he is certainly a very suspicious characteranag.
68ANTIGROPELOSVHCPants spattered with oil and gore. You need a pair of wadersanag.
1947 (2)
59TAMEVHCThe team loses all its spirit when the right half is moved into the centrei.e. am goes inside te
53SHINVHCBit of a leg show. Quiet in the gods!sh in, 2 defs.; shin (Jap.) = spirits, gods
1947 (1)
50APOSTLEVHCIf such a disciple were to lapse it would clearly be his undoinganag.
45RATTENEDVHCPunished by union—for being an irregular attender?anag.
1946 (2)
32TEMERAIREVHCFighting mix-up between a trireme and an E-boatanag. of a trireme E; ref. ‘The Fighting T.’
30TWEELSecondSpinning in Yorkshire? No; woven in Scotland‘t’ wheel’
1945 (2)
20NIERSTEINERVHCRein back at first, and steer round in the end. Got a bad hock?rein (rev.) + in in steer

 
HCs awarded to S. Holgate
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1989-1990
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  904 VOETGANGER
 
1988-1989
  862 OFF-AND-ON
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  805 LITOTES
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  735 MALIGN
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  543 STAYING POWER
  538 INGRAIN
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  495 CACOETHES
 
1980-1981
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  247 FLIVVER
  216 SCANTITY
 
1975-1976
  200 The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
  146 CHARADES
  135 GABIONADE
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1973-1974
  70 GESTAPO (Misprints)
 
1972-1973
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1066 RAVE / PAIR (DLM)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1966-1967
  936 MINI SKIRTS
 
1965-1966
  873 VETERANS
  864 PATERNAL
 
1960-1961
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
 
1959-1960
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  571 PESTER
 
1958-1959
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
 
1955-1956
  364 HELLEBORE
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  269 ASCENT
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
 
1953 (2)
  247 VAMPIRE
 
1952 (1)
  186 ASHMOLEAN
 
1949 (2)
  108 HACKNEY
 
1948 (2)
  89 SEASON
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
  66 CHRISTMAS PIE or TURKEY CARPET
 


Annual Honours record of S. Holgate
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1990-19910 1 0
1989-19900 0 2
1988-19890 0 1
1987-19880 1 3
1986-19870 0 6
1985-19861 (1, 0, 0) 1 0
1984-19850 1 5
 
1982-19830 0 4
1981-19820 1 2
1980-19810 0 1
1979-19800 1 3
1978-19790 3 2
1977-19780 1 1
1976-19770 0 3
1975-19760 1 2
1974-19750 2 4
1973-19740 0 1
1972-19730 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 1 3
1968-19691 (0, 0, 1) 0 3
 
1966-19670 1 1
1965-19660 0 2
 
1960-19611 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
1959-19600 0 2
1958-19590 0 1
 
1955-19560 0 1
 
1954 (1)0 0 3
1953 (2)0 0 1
1953 (1)0 1 0
 
1952 (1)0 0 1
 
1949 (2)0 0 1
 
1948 (2)0 0 1
1948 (1)0 4 2 7
1947 (2)0 2 0
1947 (1)0 2 0
1946 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 0
1945 (2)0 1 0