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Mrs N. Fisher725105712287Feb 1948Jan 197122y 11mMrs Fisher
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1145GENIPAPVHCReturn a tree in the space providedpine (rev.) in gap, & lit.
1969-1970
1091WENCESLASThirdLooked around—absorbed the raw scene—then left to supply all needsanag. + l, all in saw (rev.), & lit.; raw = out of condition
1066RAVE / PAIR (DLM)ThirdSaying “Give over, amie. I’m on the wagon, so we abstain and, pure, may reap riches”rave2; pair of abstentions
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCI’d spell out each caption excitedly, in the old Picture Houseanag.
1967-1968
971MAGOTPIE / ANECDOTE (Right and Left)VHCThe old chatterbox is mum, baffled over the prize story, disguised by a neat codema got pie; anag.
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBeing mad on beef, must be a fa/n! Try to market going through 
1964-1965
839GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdDramatically sob, Ag/nes! ’T’was Prism’s early lapseref. The Importance of Being Earnest; Miss P. left Jack (Ernest) in a handbag at Victoria Station
834CARRIEDVHCCommuters are, with luck, informed about arrival shortlyar. in cried
1963-1964
800Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)VHCGreat hero, whom feal men respect 
780NOBLEST (and Eximenamination)VHCAlthough extremely High, it now makes Dissenter happyno blest; High Church
1962-1963
734NASALITYVHCIt distinguishes North America’s speech (& lit included)lit. in NA say & lit.; American accent
725SILENUSThirdYes, the bare, French, curvaceous type will draw an old satyrsi le nu (all Fr.) + S; type=letter
721KERB-MERCHANTVHCWhat makes me rank Brecht high? He deals with the man in the streetanag.; ref. Bertolt B.; high = drunk
1961-1962
694OSIRIS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA victim once of er/k (his d— arts!), no more I fly 
673ERISTICALVHCControversial rattle, to cause a stir in “Alice”anag. in anag.; ref. Tweedledum; rattle = disconcert
656FIDDLESTICKSVHCThe bows and scrapes executed by parasitesfiddles ticks
1958-1959
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCInnocent Child’s Head severed By Father Whose Balance Was DisturbedBalance; c + Lear
1957-1958
486BARACANVHCProducing such strong stuff is useless with a censor about!raca in ban
482LEASING-MAKERVHCHe’d lie and mask anger to conceal his designanag. & lit.; he’d = he had
464STRAWEDFirstWith Dawn’s complexion aid, beauty culture’s up to you—spread over oncedew art’s (all rev.)
451MEGAPODEThirdI lay down under being labelled a backward boy in formpage2 (rev.) in mode
447TOUSLEVHCTo act as tumblers do in engaging locks?double mng.; engage (arch.) = entangle; tumbler = part of lock mechanism
1956-1957
415When the snow lay round about (Anagram)First“What laud you?” “The new-born Son.” 
390HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)SecondAfter a rival body? La! unc/le, visors need adjustmentITA, broadcasting authority
1955-1956
369BERETVHCAn education authority has several times upheld protection for the Head against rough elementsBE + ter (rev.); Board of Education
364HELLEBOREVHCThe end of December leads to an exclamation about its beauty recurring always(Decemb)er + belle in oh (all rev.), & lit.
351LUSTREVHCA five year term or longer for the depraved’s sound‘luster’
343EPIGONIVHCSons of the heroic age, now without metal, one concludespig (iron) in eon + I, & lit.
338SHE-ASSFirstSurely Mrs. Bennet’s an example of this brazenness needed for man-catchinghe in sass; ref. ‘Pride & Prejudice’
1954 (2)
304ORLEANSThirdThe globe Stevenson travelled around to produce materialO + ean in R.L.S; travel = send on a journey; ref. Robert Louis S. as travel writer
291APAGOGEFirstAn oblique check for the afternoon, with the latest thing in buttonsa + go in page2; go (n.) = fashion
1954 (1)
283SOBERVHCLet this dry spell greet the Queensob ER; greet2 = lament
279CRYPTOGRAMVHCThere’s a clamour for a post mortem about some peculiar words arising in this puzzlecry + argot (rev.) in pm
271TRIPLETVHCThe voyage to make an ancient stop “one of three”trip let2; ref. The Ancient Mariner, who stopped one of three wedding guests
263We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)VHCWho taught Nile host tenses? L. doth wink! 
261DECANTERThirdTo fill the pen up you have to tilt the bottlecant2 in reed (rev.); reed = pen
1953 (2)
251UNMETHODICALVHCDo lunch with me at one. We’ll make it quite informalanag. incl. I; one = I
245GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)VHCIt’s Bing’s finale with his partner, as the pair put over a number, that makes this part of the musicalg + Lamour; so pr. a no.; ref. B. Crosby, Dorothy L., co-stars in ‘Road’ films
1953 (1)
227CATEGORIESVHCReduced cost, I agree, should bring in ordersanag.
215BUCKFASTLEIGHVHCThere’s a place of retreat for a game beast swiftly chased by a well-known Huntbuck1 fast1 Leigh & lit.; B. Abbey; Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b. 1784; Dartmoor Hunt
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERVHCA course on make-up is advisable, in place of crude trialspie1 powder
203WEATHERSVHCDisplays hardiness about the raw S.E. windsthe in anag.
200ACCOUNTVHCHere’s a tale, chaps! Nothing in it, but gossip’s going aroundcc (chaps. = chapters) + 0 in aunt
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCIt’s a case for Intelligence, so keep it under your hatknowledge, box1
1952 (1)
192WATSONVHCA change from Town’s a Doctor’s prescription. Would he approve of Hastings?anag.; ref. Poirot’s friend in A. Christie stories
185STOUTVHCThe porter’s a chap who is after tips’s tout1 (n.)
181HANGABLESecondAt the opening hour an actor’s likely to be strung uph + an + (Clark) Gable
1951 (2)
180HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)VHC“She’s not really fair!” S/o, X, I decried a spiteful fellow-womanperoxide
171SERINGASVHCSee an ass reign in our stead! We have the juice to obliterate such errorsanag. of ass, reign; ref. MND: Oberon, Bottom, love-in-idleness potion; erasers
169HOUSEVHCA call to stand treat in the innho1 + use
1951 (1)
161TILLERVHCHe cultivates the girls with a handle to their name2 mngs.; ref. Tiller Girls dance troupe
157ORANGEVHCHas a tangy centre and its skin may be gold(t)ang(y) in ore, & lit.
156LAVEROCKVHCA flyer, one hears, may account for a pound hailstoneL, ave, rock
1950 (2)
154RABBITVHCBunting’s out for me and the band’s turned up. The boring part comes afterbar (rev.) + bit; ref. rhyme ‘Baby Bunting’, “gone to fetch a r. skin”
153SAMISENSVHCThe “It” girl held most of the men, but Bow wouldn’t touch our chords!SA + (m)en in miss; ref. Clara Bow, film star
151OPEN-SESAMEFirstTo spread goes against the grain? Just have this, to go in and out at the right places!open sesame; couture
143LAMPREYThirdI’m not the hag of my family, and my pearl becomes meanag.; hagfish
1950 (1)
121SNAPSHOTVHCView taken of a short engagement by the elderly!snap + shot2 (= advanced in years)
119UMBLE-PIEVHCI call this meagre bird an apology for a meal(h)umble + pie3 [see comments]
1949 (2)
113CRICKETERVHCKeep your wool on, Chancellor, when caught in a howler, there’s a sportsmanC ket in crier; ref. sterling crisis of Sep 1949
111PLEASANTVHCGratifying result of appeals to the workerpleas ant
1949 (1)
101BARRACKSVHCCheers ironically as the army digs, railing at fatiguesbar racks, 2 defs.
98HUMERIVHCResentment is rising under the imposition of armshum + ire (rev.); hum = imposition
94SARDELLEVHCFish and chips sell, dearanag.
92PARTRIDGEVHCA net return to the back line gives us game. Some volley, too!trap (rev.) + ridge; ridge = the back (obs.) and line of rooftop
1948 (2)
87SISKINVHCIf the bird shows itself on Sunday I must be in the hideI S in skin; S.=Sunday
86ODOMETERVHCRecords the progress of the Home Secretary, injured in a motor crashanag. of Ede motor; ref. James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary 1945–1951
84SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)VHCWanting a splash? Try this turning—here’s a signboard: “Short cut for the beach.”anag. of try this; shingle1 = signboard (US); haircut
1948 (1)
77MAROONVHCclue missing
69MISANTHROPEVHCHe dislikes the Two-legged Race, but gives all he’s got in a sprint homeanag.

 
HCs awarded to Mrs N. Fisher
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Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1093 MARTINET
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1023 CONSOLE
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
 
1967-1968
  980 OMNIBUSES
 
1966-1967
  949 BROWSING
  916 DIAPASON
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  890 DEBENTURE
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  847 FRENETICAL
  843 PRISTINE
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  825 COACHES
  821 SOMERSET
  817 WYLIE-COATS
 
1963-1964
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  773 FIT-OUT
  760 METAMORPHOSE
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
  730 ARCH-PIRATE
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  678 TESSELLATED
 
1960-1961
  638 BUREAUCRAT
  634 BEDSTEAD
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  604 APOSTROPHISE
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
  571 PESTER
  569 PROPOSAL
  555 JURYWOMAN
  551 PITCHER
  547 STORMY
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  508 CUMBERGROUND
  504 LEAD-LINE
 
1957-1958
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  438 MACARONI
 
1956-1957
  421 DOVETAIL
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  382 ABSTAIN
  377 MALISON
  360 WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)
  356 METOPOSCOPY
  347 TELEVISOR
  334 CHEROOT
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  281 SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)
  277 PRODIGALLY
  275 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  273 COUSIN
  269 ASCENT
  267 TRADE
  259 AGANIPPE
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  249 BALM
  241 MANDOLINE
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  237 BASTINADE
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  223 MELODRAME
  221 BUNTHORNE
  213 LEMONADE
 
1952 (2)
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  202 SPALPEEN
  199 HONESTY
  197 SCALES
  195 WALLABAS
 
1952 (1)
  189 SALTIRE
 
1951 (2)
  179 CADRE
  178 HIDEOUS
  177 DESOLATE
  176 SPIGOT
  174 ANACREONTICS
  173 HATCHING
  172 GARNISHER
  170 GUINEA
  168 PIPS (Misprints)
 
1951 (1)
  166 RACHIDES
  165 CABBAGE
  163 LORICATE
  162 TITANESS
  158 RATING
 
1950 (2)
  149 DOMESTIC
  148 FILIBUSTER
  146 BELDAME
 
1950 (1)
  130 MODERN
  124 BARHAM or BRAMAH
  118 MARAVEDI
 
1949 (2)
  116 WATERLOO
  115 MISNOMER
  114 TAPPIT-HEN
  109 PERI
 
1949 (1)
  100 Word containing ADDING
  99 SCARABEE
  97 NESTOR
  96 INTERLOCK
  95 SPOONER
  93 BUMBLE-PUPPY
 
1948 (2)
  89 SEASON
  88 BRISTOL
  82 CURARE
  81 CHARADE
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs N. Fisher
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 4
1969-19702 (0, 0, 2) 0 4 13
1968-19690 1 4
1967-19680 1 1
1966-19670 1 2
1965-19660 0 2
1964-19651 (0, 0, 1) 1 8
1963-19640 2 4
1962-19631 (0, 0, 1) 2 3 19
1961-19620 3 2
1960-19610 0 5
1959-19600 0 7
1958-19590 1 7
1957-19582 (1, 0, 1) 3 2 4
1956-19572 (1, 1, 0) 0 2 17
1955-19561 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 6
1954 (2)2 (1, 0, 1) 0 3 14
1954 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 4 7 8
1953 (2)0 2 5
1953 (1)0 2 4
1952 (2)0 4 5 13
1952 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 2 1 14
1951 (2)0 3 9
1951 (1)0 3 5
1950 (2)2 (1, 0, 1) 2 3 9
1950 (1)0 2 3
1949 (2)0 2 4
1949 (1)0 4 6 10
1948 (2)0 3 4
1948 (1)0 2 0