Clues written by S. B. Green
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S. B. Green1491619114105184Jul 1945Apr 196317y 9m
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Ximenes competitions
743CHEMISTVHCChurch leaders: “The times are out of joint.” (I’m a student of reaction)Ch + anag.
738ANAESTHETICVHCSnow perhaps responsible for one main being up—it must certainly be given most of the creditan + sea (rev.) + the tic(k); cocaine
730ARCH-PIRATEVHCOne pre-eminently prized roguish standard without “sanctimonious part”pi in arch rate; ref. “Pirate King Song,” from P.s of Penzance
728ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)SecondNearly all skin, beak, perhaps—that might cause a tur-key to immobilise youal(l) derma; 2 defs.
721KERB-MERCHANTFirstSt. Leger? Sometimes—but the backing of horses is rare for me nowadayscryptic def.; i.e. Street swindler; leger1
717STAR-MAN (Misprints)VHCA jolly good fellow first an’ last—let’s have a beer!seer; St + a RM + an
712RHEUMATICKYVHCAttic room sounds preposterous—a year on end of it could make you this!‘room attic’ + y, & lit.
703SCAPEMENTVHCQuiet old uncle in short coat allows only moderate advance for timepiecep eme in scant
700SOLOMONVHCSolution of a difficulty? Nothing to it! The king has cunning to spare!sol + 0 + mon(arch), & lit.
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)FirstBull? On the regimental notice-board the c/hit appears!Bull = spit-and-polish; Irish bull
690ASCERTAINVHCFrantic scare over Tory leader: Mac’s own following determines to discover the factsanag. + T ain; ref. Harold MacMillan
676TRELLIS (DLM)VHCWith the Tum-Tone patent lattice-construction corset, ill feeling vanishes! 
669DRUMFirstA ridge of high pressure2 mngs.
638BUREAUCRATVHCRub a curate the wrong way, and will he leave the ministry? Never!anag.
621CHASEVHCIn which a segment is let inhidden & lit.; let in = enchase
617COLOPHONYVHCCool, corrupt, sophisticated—the fiddler’s friendanag. + phony
612CARGO (Misprints)VHCShoppers’ goods carried, tram-fare being what it is!shippers; i.e. car-go
608CUSTOMERVHCHousewife who falls for brush salesman perhaps just loses head with anyone who comes round(j)ust in comer
600The Light Brigade, noble Six Hundred (Anagram)VHCExhibited headlong blunders? Right! 
586HEBDOMADARYSecondHoard made by going to the dogs every weekanag.
582MARRYVHCFluff your lines? Don’t when you do this, or there may be no lines!mar Ry
569PROPOSALFirstA little persuasive argument, quietly, also brokenly presented—that’s the way to make it!pro1 p + anag., & lit.
560CONGENITALLYVHCChapter on Genesis I label: “As it was in the beginning”?C on Gen. I tally
551PITCHERVHCQuiet one straining at the leash who has his flingp itcher
538BANISHINGVHCI get a move on—the big noise is going around, giving the sack!I shin in bang
534RAIL-SPLITTERVHCWater-hens, for example, quietly brood in this American riverrails p litter; r.= one who rives
525MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAn ar/gala’s may be broken if the baby is dropped! 
521SOUPThirdWell, riding a horse can be good for you—but take it quietly!so up
519RIDICULE (DLM)VHCI gaze into your eyes—don’t laugh at me:
It isn’t idle curiosity
517CAROTIDVHCLow fellow, having cased the joint, describes some palpitating necklines!rôti in cad
512NAYLOR (Libel)VHCShe’s a bit of a podge with a vague sort of figure—and that’s a put-up job!roly(-poly) a n (all rev.)
477SEDATENESSVHCA tryst by the loch—both found after right at the bottom—that’s gravity!SE date Ness; SE = bottom right
467A humorous definition (Humorous definition)VHCBUS—A road vehicle, to carry passengers, limited in large towns to those who have time not to walk 
456PLAFONDVHCI’m high—plastered—and my pal is also getting a bit maudlinanag. of pal + fond; i.e. also plastered
451MEGAPODEFirstI put out the clutch on a hill, and a small boy in the way beats a retreat!page2 (rev.) in mode
421DOVETAILVHCDid a dive in New York follow the way of a common joint in Trafalgar Square?dove3 tail; ref. T.S. pigeons
404POLENTAFirstBed-sitter in Italy to let (furnished) with a suitable breakfast providedPo lent a; i.e. river bed; lend = let, furnish
400Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)VHCMiss, swallowing a x, cried “O horror! horror! horror!” (7)Macduff; a CD in muff; ref. Macbeth II.3
386CLEITHRALVHCTheir call for having The Way to the Stars banned must be thrown outanag.; ref. 1945 film
382ABSTAINVHCNever drink absinthe without the inside being one-third tannedta(nned) in absin(the)
377MALISONVHC“Dam” (to ’ell with it! !) is short of “n”ma + L + is o’ n, & lit.
351LUSTREVHC“Drunk and disorderly” result: a five years’ stretch!anag.
343EPIGONIVHCA hot-water bottle against one—that’s a necessary adjunct to the English, but our fathers were made of sterner stuff!E + pig on I; see pig2 in C.
334CHEROOTVHCVenturesome young man perhaps put to bed by me!hero in cot, & lit.
1954 (2)
316BATHROOMVHCclue not given
297CONTRAPUNTALVHCFirst section of Nunc dimittis, with alto part added, might be so qualifiedanag. of nunc alto part, & lit.; song of Simeon, Luke 2:29-32
293CABVHCOne of the many aids to translation to be found in Homer2 mngs.; translation = removal; cab2, homer1 [see comments]
291APAGOGEVHCBit of Geometry, Part I which can be grasped by a boy who attendsg(e)o in a page2, & lit. [see comments]
285PARALYSESVHCA little money improves the condition of cripplespara lyses
1954 (1)
283SOBERFirstRobes should he fashioned to fit—neither tight nor looseanag.
281SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)VHCSpots of bother which give one the shivers!spots; 2 mngs.; shiver2
277PRODIGALLYVHCIn a way too much for your means—or for mine, chum!pro dig ally, & lit.
271TRIPLETSecondMight be taken for a little run—here’s the leashi.e triplet = little trip.; leash = set of 3
269ASCENTVHCLay a pound to a penny—what’s this, a ramp?as3, cent
263We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)VHC“Silent night”? We two thus shook the land! 
261DECANTERSecondWhat’s tilted does perhaps get passed round!cant2 in deer, & lit.
1953 (2)
257PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)VHCVery light type of entertainment, this musical show!Very light = flare
255SCUTTLEVHCNutty slack for me? Dash!2 mngs.; slack2 = coal dross
249BALMVHCIs this right for Ealing Common? Third left—the rest’s a bit trickyl in bam; i.e. (h)ealing
239GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCPep to/ken to encourage little Mary to work wellPeptogen; little M. = stomach
235ASPHETERISMVHCSHAPE disorganised by wily Mr. Molotov’s plananag. + anag. of Mister; ref. NATO command centre and former Soviet Foreign Minister
1953 (1)
223MELODRAMEVHCAir cut off—but the heroine’s bound!melod(y) + ram + e, & lit.; but = butt, bound = end
217DEPOSITVHCLay or epic poem in Spenserian strainepos in dit1
213LEMONADEVHCArticle in French newspaper runs down the puerile personnel of many Partiesa in Le Monde; p.p = children
211CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIESVHCWaits by the lamp-post, perhaps, to receive letters from racing losers!anag.; wait1 (n.)
209ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)VHCNote, in passing, that there’s a seat for a little one in the back rowseat; lap in noise (rev.)
207PAGEANTVHCA spectacular show—if it weren’t for my mature years, it would make me gasp!i.e. p(age)ant
1952 (2)
204ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe P./M.—sad Minister! A shock to poor new Members!golf club pro
200ACCOUNTFirstA Chancellor takes care of what’s untaxed at source in this!a C c/o unt(axed), & lit.
199HONESTYVHCShown by the good man in the reward of workersSt. in honey & lit.; worker bees
198THIRDVHCNot even a runner-up ? This time you may be lucky!2 mngs; place, time lucky
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCThere’s a block along here, but if it is crammed by coaches, we may be able to get throughcryptic def.
1952 (1)
193TRADUCERVHC“Poison-pen,” perhaps, whose letters disturb the curate and the doctoranag. of curate, Dr.
190CHEQUERSFirstInlaid boards used by cabinet-makers2 mngs.; ref. PM’s country residence
188Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)VHCBred for it, he came, he saw … 
185STOUTVHCThis kind of porter has to do with a shilling tips + to + ut1 (do)
184MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)VHCGrowin’ my way? Booklet free. State present height and age. Terms moderate. Simplest method ever—Prof. G. Raff, Uppingham 
183SAUSAGESVHCWise-guys around the States often crack under a grillingUSA in sages; i.e. members of Mafia
181HANGABLEThirdThe sailor in the corner at The Horse’s Head is apt to take a drop!H + AB in angle
1951 (2)
175HAIR-LINEVHCOne of the near-Euclidean lines having common planes?h-airline; i.e. common pron. of ‘airline’
173HATCHINGVHCPlotting something shady?2 mngs.; hatch2,3
172GARNISHERVHCA jar of “gran.” is standing on her kitchen dresseranag. of gran + is her; gran. = granulated sugar
171SERINGASVHCSigns are game and rubber—we’ll give it to you!anag.; game = crooked; ref. bridge
168PIPS (Misprints)VHCWe’re broadcast from time to time in a radio postscriptratio: pi p.s.; time signal
1951 (1)
167PARMESANVHCA dilapidated manse for the parson’s son—hard cheese!anag. for son in parson
165CABBAGEVHCW. S. Gilbert unfortunately caught in a lift at the Savoy?anag. of Bab in cage; Bab = pen-name of W.S.G.
161TILLERSecondDirector (crafty?) manipulates shares2 mngs.; tiller1, share2
159SPANIELVHCNot a shaggy dog, but an American story about onean in spiel; “s.d.” stories
158RATINGVHCIt’s ’opeless working for this Borough Council concern—I’ve joined the Navy!(ope)rating, 2 defs.; Rating Authority
156LAVEROCKVHCA lot of “debunking” has been done in my time. What’s left to throw stones at?lave2, rock; up with the lark, i.e. out of bunk
155LYTERIANVHCI’m settling the complaint, and it nearly ruins me!anag.
1950 (2)
154RABBITVHCLet up a little for me!bar (= let) (rev.) + bit, & lit.; i.e. poor player
153SAMISENSFirstA flat be obtained from us if you want it without being broke by the expenditure!mise in sans; flat = note
152SEA-LIONVHCUnsuccessful corporal operation to reduce a lesionanag.; r. = arrange; ref. Operation S., planned German invasion of England, 1940
151OPEN-SESAMEVHC’Ee, some snap! Frame it in passe-partout!anag.; frame = adopt
149DOMESTICVHCTame mice … (anag.)anag. of mice, dots
147GATHERSecondHer bearing close to gun shows pluckgat + her; bear = be situated
146BELDAMEVHCBook the Castilian cutie—she’s a witch!b. el (Sp.) dame
143LAMPREYVHCEarly afternoon scramble for fish!anag. incl. p.m.
135STRIPPEDThirdMade slip near beginning of speech and lost the thread completelys + tripped
1950 (1)
130MODERNSecondFar-from-ancient mariners following a decorative little piece!mode RN; mode in lacemaking
124BARHAM or BRAMAHSecondHinder part of animal—where the legendary wag comes frombar ham; hinder, vb.
122LEATHERVHCYou can scour hell for thiscryptic def.; scour = run; i.e. run hell for l.
119UMBLE-PIEVHCUninitiated utterance of the Diet of Worms?cryptic def.; i.e. worms eat dirt (q.v.) [see comments]
1949 (2)
117LIONThirdPreference shareholder who attempts to intimidate auditors2 mngs; ‘lion’s share’, roar; auditors = listeners
115MISNOMERVHCSaint, perhaps, in whom is no merithidden and lit.; ref. ‘Saint’ books by L. Charteris
105SMITHEREENSVHCSuch small results from a strike! These miners must be crazy!anag.
1949 (1)
103MOSESVHCUnder a cloud when he was called up—some trouble about a shilling shorts in anag.; Mt. Sinai
97NESTORFirstHeroic Greek crossword composed by Ximenes and Torquemada jointlyi.e. hidden in Ximenes Torquemada
93BUMBLE-PUPPYVHCBattle doubtless fought strenuously; clubs, etc., employed ad libcryptic def.; ref. Charles Lamb essay ‘Mrs. Battle’s Opinions on Whist’; disorganised game
1948 (2)
91CRETONNEVHC“A credit to the school—and right at the top in geography”? That’s the stuff!cr. + Eton + NE; stuff = fabric
89SEASONVHCMain disciple shows temper—yet follows in the train?sea son; shows ticket
88BRISTOLVHCLot’s backwards-looking wife in the lead, but not in the local fashionanag. of rib + Lot’s (rev.); B. fashion
87SISKINVHCA layer of bark is grafted inis in skin
84SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)VHCIntemperate individual at sea-side wanting a drink might be moved to try thisi.e. ‘single’ pronounced with slur; anag. of try this
1948 (1)
74DEODARVHCAn ordinary seaman, if in earnest, will not be deprived of leavesOD in dear
71MITRAILLEUSEVHCBrawl between the French and the German with ultimate employment of a machine-gunrail in mit (= with, Ger.) le + use
70GARBAGEFirstDoes half-crazy Robert Browning say “Grow old along with me”? Refuse completely!(ga-)ga + R.B. + age; ref. poem ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra’
67SURFEIT (DLM)FirstI will always offer excess fare if sure to be found out anywayexcess fare
1947 (2)
65PIVOTVHCPinafore potted—O.K. for sound!i.e. pin, ‘a four’; IV in pot
64GLASTONBURYVHCR. L. S. moves on in “Tono-Bungay” (revised edition), by Wellsanag. less on; ref. H. G. Wells novel; R. L. Stevenson; Wells, Somerset
62HERCULESVHCThe heavens were a burden unto me as I sought after fruits of gold. (Job xi)cryptic def.; ref. 11th labour of H.: burden of Atlas, apples of the Hesperides
56SHEEP-RUNVHCTract on which timid followers are urged to ruminatecryptic def.; sermon
54SPONGEThirdSought by divers means to hang on, but has finally gone astrayi.e. ends in anag. of gone, 2 defs.; means, vb.
53SHINVHCBone revealed by pushing the dog awaypushing less pug
1947 (1)
50APOSTLEVHCKind of spoon to stir up weak spirits?2 mngs.
49ESPERANTOVHCErsatz tongue (rationable?) would provide one repast, anyhowanag.; ref. food rationing
48ADONIS (Knock-knock)VHC ——pecially wanner set the world on fi-yer!I don’t especially; song
47GLOCKENSPIELSecondInstrument for peeling locks (with or without keys)anag.
44PARISVHCCapital raised by notorious company promoters is standing close to paranag. of pairs, par + is; i.e. ‘two’s company’
43DRESSINGThirdChildren play me up (sauce!)—and naughty ones get me down3 mngs.; i.e. dressing up, dressing down
42HALLANSHAKERFirstThe solicitor’s firmcryptic def.; ‘sturdy beggar’ in C.
41ALTOGETHERVHCMoral to get here? Think no more about it: it’s quite in order(mor)al to get her(e)
1946 (2)
39GNATHICVHCIt’s choppy; the night short crossing is disorganisedanag. incl. ac. (= crossing); i.e. like chops
38WIND-HOVERFirstHang around by the wings after your turn, and you’ll certainly get the bird!wind + hover
36TARTARUSVHCOne small pie left? “Hell!” says the irritable person in front of usi.e. tart on left; tartar us
33TAMBERSVHCForeign stamps collected by both Mr. Bates and Master B. (Tony)anags. of Mr Bates, Master B; timbres (Fr.) = stamps; i.e. ‘of tone’
32TEMERAIREVHCTo term Eire a belligerent might be distortedanag. of term Eire a; ref. ‘The Fighting T.’
31APRIORISTSecondNo doubt the judgment of Paris, confused with the trio, would have a German philosopher’s approvalanag.; i.e. Kant
27MEANDRIANVHCUndress and remain in Serpentine, ignoring proprietyanag.
1945 (2)
26HAWSER (Misprints)ThirdPrinter’s large typepainter’s; cryptic def.; painter1
25WERGILDVHCI grew up a heartless lad—the penalty of wrong doingI grew (rev.) + l(a)d
23HICATEEVHCFresh-water addict showing sign of inebriation after one small peg? Preposterous!hic! a tee; preposterous = inverted
19SCREENINGSSecondKind of eclipses in which the stars are visible? Rubbish!3 mngs.
17SICCAThirdScotch firm loses rupee—so Chartered Accountant employed, and rupee discovered!sicca(R), sic CA
14Punning name (Punning name)VHCEvan L. Panter-Cope‘’eaven ’elp Ann to cope’; narrator’s wife
1945 (1)
11IMMANACLEVHCMean claim to crib used by Miltonanag.; crib = confine
5EDDYSTONEFirstJack Warner, lacking capital, is on the rockscryptic def.; Jack = sailor; ref. Smeaton’s partly demolished lighthouse
3STOVEPIPEVHCclue missing

HCs awarded to S. B. Green
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Ximenes competitions
  686 FEMALE
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  547 STORMY
  490 CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  469 DAISY
  460 ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)
  447 TOUSLE
  434 CARTON
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  408 BILLET
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  360 WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)
1954 (2)
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
1954 (1)
  273 COUSIN
  267 TRADE
1953 (2)
  245 GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)
1953 (1)
  229 MASCOT
1952 (2)
  196 SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)
1952 (1)
  192 WATSON
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  179 CADRE
  169 HOUSE
1951 (1)
  160 RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)
  157 ORANGE
1950 (2)
1950 (1)
  128 AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)
1949 (2)
  109 PERI
1949 (1)
  104 STARE (Printer’s Devilry)
  100 Word containing ADDING
1948 (2)
1948 (1)
1947 (2)
  59 TAME

Annual Honours record of S. B. Green
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(1, 2, 3)
Ximenes competitions
1962-19632 (1, 1, 0) 7 2 1
1961-19622 (2, 0, 0) 2 6 8
1960-19610 6 5 5
1959-19602 (1, 1, 0) 3 3 4
1958-19591 (0, 0, 1) 6 6 2
1957-19581 (1, 0, 0) 3 8 9
1956-19571 (1, 0, 0) 3 7 8
1955-19560 5 3 10
1954 (2)0 5 6 9
1954 (1)3 (1, 2, 0) 4 4 1
1953 (2)0 5 5 9
1953 (1)0 6 5 6
1952 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 4 3 4
1952 (1)2 (1, 0, 1) 5 4 2
1951 (2)0 5 4 11
1951 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 6 4 1
1950 (2)3 (1, 1, 1) 6 3 1
1950 (1)2 (0, 2, 0) 2 4 1
1949 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 2 7 11
1949 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 2 7 10
1948 (2)0 5 4 7
1948 (1)2 (2, 0, 0) 2 2 1
1947 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 5 3 4
1947 (1)3 (1, 1, 1) 5 0 1
1946 (2)2 (1, 1, 0) 5 0 2
1945 (2)3 (0, 1, 2) 3 0 1
1945 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 2 0 1