Clues written by R. F. Naish
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R. F. Naish3442284540Nov 1982Dec 199311y 1m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1992-1993
1095STINKVHC—— can, in case of skunk, be offensivetin in s, k & lit.
1087OLD SOLDIERVHCSo to Lord Ridley, high Tory no longer present, this bottle is drainedanag. less Tory
1084PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)FirstChoice pearl be kind, I’m not immune to caring,
I serve thee ill? Nay, deem my faults less glaring!
 
1061MAGICVHCCambridge reforms bred such facility in spellingcomp. anag.
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCWhat God did in Noah’s day, without a glimmer of sunshine, to get company on boardsunshine; (s)ent rain
1048GALLOPADEVHCTripping in this is, you may find, no palais glidecomp. anag. & lit.
1991-1992
1039TOLERABLESecondModerate elements on both sides of electorate ballot for change, squeezing rightr in anag. incl. e, e
1034BURLAPVHCCoarse stuff drawing uncouth roar from drunken bar-parlouranag. less anag.
1000ONE THOUSANDVHCM1 has no U turns between either side of the roadone + anag. in t, d
1990-1991
965EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)VHCRattling a sabre, Bush needs no coach to chain an audiencechain; anag. + (Bus)h
956SPEAR-SIDEVHCAir speed’s cut for line of descent missing spindle treeanag.
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)VHCHammering score over ton he pulls a fast one with touch of exuberance right into far boundary of Oval – nonpareil!anag. + C; e,r in apse (qv.)
934LACE-UPSVHCBoots with eyes on novel way of dispensing capsuleanag.
930SABULOSEThirdCarpenter was so blue, discounting suggestion of walrus such was the beachanag. less w; carpenter vb.
922REFORMADOFirstWith bent forearm and old racket I lacked command in serviceanag. + do
908INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCRegarding grids, you’ll normally find a pla/n, although some ‘special’ puzzles lack symmetrydigonal
1988-1989
853DEBACLEVHCTaking last three for nought, Alec Bedser compounded collapseanag. less -ser
849VISITEFirstOld rig will be inspected again when Adair’s sealed it(Re)visite(d). Ref. Red Adair & Piper Alpha
1987-1988
814SPOUSAGEVHCJust a bit of outdated convention, having no kids before this?sp + o + usage
809DOLCE VITAVHCA great life for holders of lire as dollar meets active tradingdol. + anag.
1986-1987
783CAMPESINOVHCPloughing Latin maybe could produce some panicanag. & lit., with double entendre
779MISSING LINKFirstWhat makes blinking heap of stones a key to man’s development?i.e. makes blinking bing, e.g. Stonehenge
1985-1986
714MOTEVHCE.g. Caesar’s words of love to wife without a stain(a)mo te
709GINGERVHCHot spice in egg flip recipeanag. + r
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCLike the lotus, holding married men up a dreamy inactionm + men (rev.) in anag.
692FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)VHCSpike for splitting one bushel, revealing source of lightspike; fid I bus., ref Matt. v. 15
683BANISHVHCExpel British and one is hitting hooliganism at sourceB + an + is + h
1984-1985
644EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)VHCIll-trained eye set star where nothing’s lackinganag.; ref. error in competition
1983-1984
627AMBIENTVHCThe sky’s the limit where space is involveden in ambit
585FLABELLIFORMVHCHigh life ball for maiden’s debut – like what Lady Windermere held?anag. + for m; high = drunk
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILVHCWhat quacks indicate is ducks in lake (Serpentine)anag. incl. 0’s; indicate in med. sense
564PARAMENTVHCSplendid outfit once – crack Division with top class troops!A men in part
559EMBASEVHCIn translation ‘beam’’s the ultimate in bizarre – ‘lower’’s what the word means!anag. + e, cf. lour
556SWEAL (Misprints)VHCSean from Wales? There must be some confusionsear; anag.

 
HCs awarded to R. F. Naish
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1993-1994
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1026 LET-OFF
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  926 NERD
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  882 DOSSIER
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  869 HOLD-UPS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  805 LITOTES
  796 UPHOLSTERY
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  770 HERMITS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  753 SHEEPDOG
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
 
1984-1985
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
 


Annual Honours record of R. F. Naish
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1993-19940 0 1
1992-19931 (1, 0, 0) 5 3 10
1991-19921 (0, 1, 0) 2 7 29
1990-19910 2 2
1989-19902 (1, 0, 1) 3 4 9
1988-19891 (1, 0, 0) 1 8
1987-19880 2 5
1986-19871 (1, 0, 0) 1 4
1985-19860 5 4 11
1984-19850 1 4
1983-19840 2 1
1982-19830 4 2 20