Clues written by W. O. Robertson
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W. O. Robertson2304191427Nov 1945Mar 195812y 4m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1951 (1)
163LORICATEVHCProtected from the ravages of care and toilanag.
1950 (2)
150CAPILLAMENTSVHCWhat an unnatural alliance: politician and saint! The threads are indeed slenderanag. of alliance, MP, St
149DOMESTICVHCPrivate building has the citizens’ backingdome + cits (rev.)
1949 (2)
115MISNOMERVHCHow a man of Aberdeen, turning into a miser, got a bad namemon (rev.) in miser
109PERISecondThe hob is back in the fireplacehob2; hidden rev.
1949 (1)
96INTERLOCKVHCJoin Up! All the Unknown Warrior stands for is nullified in international deadlockinter(national dead)lock; Unknown W. represents the nation’s dead
1948 (2)
90ROTHERThirdThe right of the King to represent the lower classr o’ the R; epithet for low-er; cattle variety
82CURAREVHCPoison—just right for the curate’s tear for t in curate; ‘tea’
80GONERILVHCOne girl in the New Look thought herself worth the whistleanag.; Lear IV.2.33
79SALOMEVHCA filly that had to be given her headcryptic def.; head of John the Baptist
1948 (1)
66CHRISTMAS PIE or TURKEY CARPETVHCNot intended as a juvenile publication, but well thumbed by one small boytitle of periodical; ref. “Little Jack Horner… put in his thumb…”
1947 (2)
63STILETTOVHCA pinker society let in the Red MarshalS let in Tito; pink2 = stab; dagger
61CREASYSecondThis war reporter fails to give full credit to the Midshipmancr. Easy; ref. Sir Edward Shepherd C., and fictional character midshipman Easy
60HEELVHCThe tilt of the elbowhidden
53SHINVHCA dog would be very self-assertive about such a bonei.e. s. in pug = pushing
1947 (1)
52RATIONVHCAn ’opeless method of working an allotmentoperation less ope
48ADONIS (Knock-knock)VHC——Cape Wrath, when ma missus finds outI don’t escape
1946 (2)
39GNATHICVHCRunning a temperature together with aching of the jawsanag. incl. t (= temperature)
34STAROSTAThirdThis nobleman sowed his wild oats under a degenerate Tsaranag. + anag.
31APRIORISTVHCPhilosopher’s disciple alternatively expressing All Fools’ DayApr 1 or 1st
1945 (2)
21BODEGAVHCAn old Old Boy comes back, but the Tuck Shop is not the sameaged OB (rev.)
15ARRANGESVHCSettles housing shortage in Scottish island villagesArran villages less villa
1945 (1)
11IMMANACLEVHCGive? It may sound all right to you, but remember I’m a McLeananag. of I’m a McLean; give = gyve, vb.

 
HCs awarded to W. O. Robertson
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Ximenes competitions
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
 
1953 (2)
  249 BALM
 
1951 (2)
  176 SPIGOT
  172 GARNISHER
 
1950 (2)
  151 OPEN-SESAME
 
1950 (1)
  128 AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)
  126 RASPBERRY
  123 LEECHES
 
1949 (2)
  107 STRAMASH
 
1949 (1)
  103 MOSES
 
1948 (2)
  91 CRETONNE
  86 ODOMETER
 
1948 (1)
  76 VALEDICTORY
 
1947 (2)
  65 PIVOT
 


Annual Honours record of W. O. Robertson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1957-19580 0 1
 
1953 (2)0 0 1
 
1951 (2)0 0 2
1951 (1)0 1 0
1950 (2)0 2 1
1950 (1)0 0 3
1949 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 1
1949 (1)0 1 1
1948 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 3 2 7
1948 (1)0 1 1
1947 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 3 1 8
1947 (1)0 2 0
1946 (2)1 (0, 0, 1) 2 0 11
1945 (2)0 2 0
1945 (1)0 1 0