Clues written by Mrs E. Shackleton
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Mrs E. Shackleton3017225038Mar 1947Nov 196821y 8mMrs Shackleton
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1968-1969
1032TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHelp? For a favour, i./e., I’d assist editing Ray’s poemnereid; ref. Gray, “Ode on a favourite cat drowned…”
1963-1964
804DETRUNCATEVHCDecimate? I’m to leave misshapen runt in evidenceanag. in dec(im)ate & lit.
1962-1963
725SILENUSVHCAlmost taciturn, genteel and sanctimonious character? Good God! Just the reverse!silen(t) + U + S(anctimonious) & lit.
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)SecondThere’s a matron, and all-in—whack/ed! Ward’s a riot!‘Whacko’, “Sir” is Edwards; ref. TV comedy with Jimmy E.
647MADCAPVHCRash one got from taking portion of toadstool after having violent appetite?mad + cap; mad = violently affected by appetite
1960-1961
617COLOPHONYSecondGives the final touch before Yehudi starts?colophon Y, & lit.; ref. Y. Menuhin
1959-1960
573SCAPEGALLOWSVHCGame (a brace?) should be hungscape3, gallows; g. = one of pr. of braces
555JURYWOMANVHCShe’ll have a case presented to her before she retirescryptic def.
547STORMYFirstKind of stage setting for beginning of MacbethM in story (= kind of stage), & lit.
1957-1958
447TOUSLESecondDifficult to manage with a crew cut to merely 50 in regular employmentto + L in use; i.e. crew-cut
1956-1957
415When the snow lay round about (Anagram)VHCBounty shown on earth we laud 
1955-1956
382ABSTAINVHCRefrain from American religious number—“Ain’t misbehaving”!ABS + anag.; American Bible Society; ref. Fats Waller song
364HELLEBOREVHCExample of this season’s bloomers—modern style requiring 1⅓ lengths drillH ell e(ll) bore; H-line
360WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)VHCHeadline—In West latitude English find ice-berg and dig about for something Scott may have markedrink in W l. E; anag., ref. Peter S., naturalist, and Captain S.
338SHE-ASSVHCHeroine (a dumb type), who though smitten couldn’t make a pass!cryptic def.; ref. Balaam’s ass, Numbers 22:28
1954 (2)
295SENSE-ORGANSSecondThese being seen so distorted led to the conclusion “Gran’s bogus!”anag. + anag., & lit.; ref. Red Riding Hood, “what big eyes…,” etc.
1954 (1)
261DECANTERVHCTip for tots—put a list in a drawer for Santa!cant2 in deer; i.e. reindeer
1953 (2)
257PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)VHCSubject of recent reports—things going up owing to Parliamentary actionGunpowder plot
239GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)SecondYou know the story of Ha/l Lime? This American cad diesWalter Hagen, US champion golfer
1953 (1)
217DEPOSITSecondA complete solution leaves none to settledep. (= departs) 0 sit & lit.
1952 (2)
194KNOWLEDGE BOXSecondNaturally the scholarship holder is at the top of the formknowledge, box1
1951 (2)
173HATCHINGVHCReckon after this Burns’ night will be ruined with only half the usual food about!anag. of nicht in hag(gis); i.e. count chickens after hatching
1949 (2)
109PERIVHCAbout ripe at the bottom of our gardenanag.; “There are fairies …”
1948 (2)
91CRETONNEVHCKind of flowery printed matter to be sat on by the armchair critic?cryptic def.
90ROTHERVHCEncountered in “Coming thro’ the Rye”? Certainly comes pretty near!hidden; river R. and Rye in Sussex; song ‘Loch Lomond’
85SERGEANTVHCHe, with his remarks on private enterprise, can cause a gent’s ear to splitanag.; i.e. private soldiers
1947 (2)
64GLASTONBURYVHCWhere someone “left the thorn”—Burns’ lay got confused!anag.; ref. R. Burns, “Ye banks and braes”; G. thorn
62HERCULESVHCSpent twelve years doing odd jobs, but is now tiredcryptic def.; ref. twelve labours of H., and H. Cycle and Motor Company
56SHEEP-RUNVHCGround (probably at Canterbury!) where Woolley made a single?sheep + run; canter-bury; ref. Frank W., Kent and England cricketer
1947 (1)
45RATTENEDVHCThe bad workman who was treated thus had only himself to blame!cryptic def.; “A bad workman blames his tools”, r. = had tools taken

 
HCs awarded to Mrs E. Shackleton
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Ximenes competitions
 
1966-1967
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
 
1964-1965
  812 ABRUPT / TISANE (Right and Left)
 
1963-1964
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  734 NASALITY
 
1961-1962
  686 FEMALE
  669 DRUM
  656 FIDDLESTICKS
  651 NIPCHEESE
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
  578 GATHERED def. LEVANTER (Wrong Number)
  569 PROPOSAL
  551 PITCHER
 
1958-1959
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  521 SOUP
  512 NAYLOR (Libel)
  495 PARTISAN
 
1957-1958
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
  464 STRAWED
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
  356 METOPOSCOPY
  351 LUSTRE
 
1954 (2)
  297 CONTRAPUNTAL
 
1954 (1)
  277 PRODIGALLY
  273 COUSIN
  271 TRIPLET
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
 
1953 (2)
  247 VAMPIRE
 
1953 (1)
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1952 (1)
  189 SALTIRE
  188 Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)
  185 STOUT
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  175 HAIR-LINE
 
1949 (2)
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  110 LEVIGATE
 
1949 (1)
  101 BARRACKS
  96 INTERLOCK
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
  71 MITRAILLEUSE
  70 GARBAGE
 
1947 (2)
  65 PIVOT
  61 CREASY
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs E. Shackleton
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1968-19690 1 0
 
1966-19670 0 1
1965-19660 0 1
1964-19650 0 1
1963-19640 1 1
1962-19630 1 2
1961-19621 (0, 1, 0) 1 4
1960-19611 (0, 1, 0) 0 0
1959-19601 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 10
1958-19590 0 6
1957-19581 (0, 1, 0) 0 2
1956-19570 1 1
1955-19560 4 3 16
1954 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1954 (1)0 1 4
1953 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 1
1953 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1952 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 3
1952 (1)0 0 3
1951 (2)0 1 2
 
1949 (2)0 1 2
1949 (1)0 0 2
1948 (2)0 3 0
1948 (1)0 0 3
1947 (2)0 3 2
1947 (1)0 1 0