Clues written by J. Hardie Keir
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J. Hardie Keir2423193529Feb 1946Mar 196923y 1mJ. Hardie Kier
 
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Ximenes competitions
1966-1967
936MINI SKIRTSVHCWe’re fashionable, eye-catching—and teeny-weeny? Not half! Sit around carelessly and there’s a shocking risk involvedmin(ute) + anag. in anag., & lit.
1963-1964
796STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)VHCThe “fore and aft” expanse of flank exposed by a spreadeagled skaterplank; anag.
1957-1958
443HALF-SEAS-OVERVHCAt the “point of no return,” between one harbour “bar” and another?double mng.; ref. to drinking
1955-1956
343EPIGONIVHCA short peignoir fashioned for the younger generation—the “A line” has gone!anag. less r
1954 (2)
287MANCHESTERSecondAn “urbanity” of bustling English merchants, and a “despondency” of cricketersanag. incl. E; ‘nouns of multitude’; ref. rain-interrupted cricket at Old Trafford
1954 (1)
275ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHC“Splicing the mainbrace with raw A.B.s in the ‘con’ duc/t? I! Go and hang!” Overraw absinthe conduces vertigo; con = steering
1953 (2)
245GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)FirstTop-line artiste uses “no soap” recipe for make-up—it entails only a very short time in a mud-packanag. incl. r; mo in glaur
241MANDOLINEVHCRound-backed, long-necked, and with “strings to pull”—just the bloke to dodge the armyman do line
1953 (1)
229MASCOTVHC“The Daughter of the Regiment”—and obviously “nuts” about the ColonelCO in mast2; ref. Donizetti opera
225TOUCHSTONESVHCHutton’s second blob! Looks disastrous with the Tests in sight!anag. incl. sec 0; blob = duck; ref. Len H., cricketer
219SOCIALISTVHCType inclined to the left, as inverted italicsso + anag.
207PAGEANTVHCThe fascinating spectacle of a goodly stretch of well-turned leg in singularly brief unmentionablesa + (l)eg (rev.) in pant(s)
1952 (1)
193TRADUCERVHCA crude tar derivative for the fabricator of dark stainsanag.
189SALTIREVHCTirl aboot in sic Hielan’ fashion, an’ ye’ll mak’ the Scots Cross!anag. of tirl in sae (so, Scot.)
1951 (1)
164NEWTONVHCIn all gravity, he proved the obvious—there’s little weight in a light gaswt. in neon; N.’s law of gravity
160RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdMark how fa/ded Kitty’s prints! 
1950 (2)
150CAPILLAMENTSVHCPlans upset by a fickle climate get you downanag. of plans, climate
139HECATOMBThirdThe killing that got Macbeth in a fuss about nothing?O in anag.
1948 (1)
71MITRAILLEUSEVHCFrench weapon (1870) that would make an R.A. Lieut. smile (1948)anag.; refs. to seige of Paris and year of puzzle
1947 (2)
64GLASTONBURYVHCTravel via Goodwin Sands (change Rugby and Alston) and here you areanag.; ref. G. K. Chesterton ‘The Rolling English Road’, “… we went to G. by way of Goodwin Sands”
54SPONGEVHCColonel Chinstrap, C.B.2 mngs.; ref. drunken sponger in radio comedy ‘ITMA’; C.B. = Companion of the Bath
1946 (2)
33TAMBERSVHCAnd these, in balanced combination, content a bandmaster!comp. anag. incl. and, & lit.
32TEMERAIREVHCDid Nelson’s “reckless lady” meet her end in the Méditerranée? Possiblycomp. anag. with end; téméraire (Fr.) = reckless
1945 (2)
17SICCAFirstThe newer coin of the two a canny Scot mak’s sure ofsicca(R); R = rupee; newly minted coin

 
HCs awarded to J. Hardie Keir
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Ximenes competitions
 
1968-1969
  1049 SLANGWHANGER
 
1965-1966
  890 DEBENTURE
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1964-1965
  856 RODOMONTADE
  851 Sire & Dam (Sire & Dam)
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1958-1959
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
  451 MEGAPODE
  447 TOUSLE
 
1954 (2)
  293 CAB
 
1954 (1)
  281 SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)
  277 PRODIGALLY
  271 TRIPLET
  267 TRADE
 
1953 (2)
  243 LODESTAR
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
 
1952 (2)
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  198 THIRD
 
1952 (1)
  191 DENIGRATE
  190 CHEQUERS
 
1951 (2)
  173 HATCHING
 
1951 (1)
  156 LAVEROCK
 
1950 (2)
  148 FILIBUSTER
 
1949 (2)
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1948 (2)
  88 BRISTOL
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
  69 MISANTHROPE
 


Annual Honours record of J. Hardie Keir
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1968-19690 0 1
 
1966-19670 1 0
1965-19660 0 2
1964-19650 0 4
1963-19640 1 1
1962-19630 0 1
 
1958-19590 0 2
1957-19580 1 3
 
1955-19560 1 0
1954 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 1
1954 (1)0 1 4
1953 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 1 2
1953 (1)0 4 1 15
1952 (2)0 0 3
1952 (1)0 2 2
1951 (2)0 0 1
1951 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
1950 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
 
1949 (2)0 0 1
 
1948 (2)0 0 2
1948 (1)0 1 2
1947 (2)0 2 0
 
1946 (2)0 2 0
1945 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 0