Clues written by H. C. Hills
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H. C. Hills2011182022May 1946Dec 196620y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1952 (1)
187GROWLERVHCPitcher for the “Yankees”—he tries intimidation but has often been taken for a home run!2 cryptic defs.
185STOUTVHCStand out and out for strong drink—plump for it in fact!st(and) out, 2 defs.
1949 (2)
114TAPPIT-HENVHCA far from violent blow, yet the mine-layer goes under! A vessel with a big draught too!tap pit hen (layer)
108HACKNEYVHCWe may get the old man to work when we’ve used up Marshal aid!hack + (Marshal) Ney; ref. US post-war aid; hack = used up
106HELIOTROPEVHCJasper spots the mineral, but he has to work back twenty feet to get it!he + toil (rev.) + rope; see bloodstone
1949 (1)
101BARRACKSVHCAdmission of strain in the pubs—Tommy’s home!bar racks
96INTERLOCKVHCSexton’s work, on the hair clue, gets Tinker and the colonel entangled in a close grapple!inter + lock, anag. of Tinker Col.; s. = one who inters, l. = clew of hair & ref. S. Blake
95SPOONERVHCThe president’s in before the famous Lancastrian! He looks certain to knock up a dollyP in sooner, 2 defs.; ref. Reggie Spooner, Lancashire and England batsman; dolly = easy catch and girl
94SARDELLEVHCGive her French chalcedony for her wedding ringsard, elle (Fr.); her ring [see comments]
1948 (2)
89SEASONVHCSuitable time to suggest “Water-boy”—in case a song is requiredi.e. sea son, hidden
88BRISTOLVHCThe city to which Lot’s erring wife looked back?anag. of rib + Lot’s (rev.)
81CHARADEVHCOur time in the job’s a subject for guesswork. A word in the right quarters possibly ——?AD in chare
1948 (1)
78CAKE-WALKSecondclue missing
77MAROONVHCclue missing
76VALEDICTORYVHCMr. Dalton made one (despite success about the penny on beer!)ale d in victory; ref. leaked details of 1947 budget, and resignation of Hugh Dalton, CE
75PETROLEUSESVHCThey fired Paris with enthusiasm. (No wonder, when mother’s darling takes part, and uses make up!)pet role uses
68ANTIGROPELOSVHCIn manner hesitant I grope, lost for a clue. Why not spatter with dashes?hidden
1947 (2)
60HEELFirstSupply dollars in the eleventh hour? Just the spur we need!2 defs., hidden
1947 (1)
44PARISVHCCapital judge of form, yet backed the wrong horse!2 mngs.; ref. judgment of P., Trojan horse
1945 (2)
24SWELL-MOBSMANVHCWhat is needed to get larger crowds, man? Raffles maybeswell mobs man; ref. Arthur J. Raffles

 
HCs awarded to H. C. Hills
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Ximenes competitions
 
1966-1967
  935 MALAPROP
 
1965-1966
  864 PATERNAL
 
1963-1964
  782 SWELL
 
1953 (1)
  223 MELODRAME
  219 SOCIALIST
 
1952 (1)
  188 Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)
 
1951 (1)
  159 SPANIEL
  158 RATING
 
1950 (2)
  154 RABBIT
  149 DOMESTIC
 
1949 (2)
  115 MISNOMER
  109 PERI
 
1949 (1)
  100 Word containing ADDING
 
1948 (2)
  90 ROTHER
  86 ODOMETER
  85 SERGEANT
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  83 BUDAPEST
 
1948 (1)
  74 DEODAR
 
1947 (2)
  63 STILETTO
 


Annual Honours record of H. C. Hills
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1966-19670 0 1
1965-19660 0 1
 
1963-19640 0 1
 
1953 (1)0 0 2
 
1952 (1)0 2 1
 
1951 (1)0 0 2
1950 (2)0 0 2
 
1949 (2)0 3 2
1949 (1)0 4 1 10
1948 (2)0 3 5
1948 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 4 1 1
1947 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 1
1947 (1)0 1 0
 
1945 (2)0 1 0