Clues written by J. S. Young
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J. S. Young4225355249Jun 1948Apr 196112y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1960-1961
624PSYCHIATER (DLM)FirstTry Space Highways Ltd.—expert in moon visitationslunacy
1958-1959
490CLEAR def. WEIGH (Wrong Number)VHCThe sort of Test we must expect these days, where no name unknown appears, is obvioustest; nuclear less NU
1957-1958
456PLAFONDVHCSome coves might find this game a bit above them2 mngs.; cove, archit.
443HALF-SEAS-OVERVHCSixpence each and a shilling to spare—a bit tight!half s. ea. s. over
1956-1957
430GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCRabbits multiply in/ U.S.! Must be G.I. venal? Ike signs positive warning!arithmetic; rabbit = beginner
417SINECUREVHCIn breaking and entering make certain there is no hard labour attached to the jobin, in secure (vb.)
404POLENTAVHCWould Scotsmen stand for this “No-pleat” kilt?anag.; Scots traditionally eat porridge standing up; kilt from kill = damage
386CLEITHRALSecondHow the Abbey National draw customers with their call to build anewanag.; ref. building society logo, a couple under a ‘roof’ umbrella
1955-1956
382ABSTAINVHCHave nothing to do with higher rating—it’s an outrage!AB + stain; rating = seaman
373PRESTONPANSThirdWhere the Scots beat England hollow is in the scrum with superior weightton pan in press
369BERETVHCBorn to be misgoverned—the French! Be it on their own heads!b + anag. of être (Fr.)
356METOPOSCOPYVHCStomach upset in some unnatural way—proof may he obtained from an analysis of the contents of the mugpot in anag. + copy
347TELEVISORSecondThere’s evil in store if it’s abused!anag. & lit.
1954 (2)
325MARRYINGVHCIndulging in a lottery—without the Yard once interfering!y in marring
316BATHROOMVHCclue not given
297CONTRAPUNTALSecondDescriptive of a round flat-bottomed boat with aluminium stern and ‘V’ bowscontra punt1 Al; v = versus
289CISTERNThirdIt’s somewhere between Wells and Bathcryptic def.
1954 (1)
275ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWill huntsmen with mount ever/ come? Goon! Dreaming about it!ref. Col. John Hunt, conquest of Everest
1953 (2)
253DERATIONVHCAbolish the Pools!cryptic def.
249BALMVHCThe first half of the Prime Minister’s recent address gives a simple remedy for some of our common illsBalm(oral), visited by PM in summer
1953 (1)
227CATEGORIESFirstChancellor is eager to content all classesC + anag.; content, noun
223MELODRAMEVHC’Old me tight—’e’s finishing off the butter what my grandad queued foranag. + ram + e
207PAGEANTVHCButtons are not wholly for showpage an’t
1952 (1)
190CHEQUERSVHCInterrupts the Prime Minister’s address2 defs.; chequer (vt); ref. PM’s country residence
186ASHMOLEANVHCThis collection includes ‘The Arundel Marbles,’ a Holmes mystery with an engaging endanag. of a Holmes + an
184MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)VHCGoin’ my way? Then you’ll travel in state. Knight’s Tours Ltd. make it superlatively simple. Moderate terms 
1951 (2)
177DESOLATEVHCWithout the backbone to carry on aloneos1 (rev.) in delate
173HATCHINGVHCShells bursting, cutting lines and closing communications3 mngs.; hatch1,2,3
1951 (1)
164NEWTONVHCModern style writer of light literaturenew, ton; ref. N.’s Theory of Light
161TILLERVHCYou could see what he produced at the Windmilldouble mng.; ref. John T. and T. Girls, W. Theatre, grain in mill
1950 (2)
153SAMISENSVHCThey might go for a song if you know how to pull the strings—without involving expendituremise in sans
151OPEN-SESAMEVHCUse this opening call if you want Diamonds and be on the look-out for a slamcryptic def.; ref. Ali Baba, bridge
148FILIBUSTERVHCTrifle worried about the bus I caught being a pirateanag. incl. bus I
146BELDAMEVHCAn uncomfortable bed and a badly served meal is enough to make a woman furiousanag. of bed, meal
1950 (1)
118MARAVEDIVHC… Hail. Outlook for Tuesday districts Finistere—Biscay little changeave in Mardi, (Fr. Tuesday)
1949 (2)
114TAPPIT-HENVHCTwo holes in one followed by a birdie! Drinks all roundtap pit hen
111PLEASANTVHCExcuses are not acceptablepleas an’t
1949 (1)
98HUMERIVHCThough our comrades in arms are the funny ones, we sound singularly like themhumerus (sing.) sounds like ‘humorous’
96INTERLOCKVHCIn League Div. 1 Bury secure second placei.e. 1. inter + 2. lock
95SPOONERVHCWas initially Minister of Transport in a manner of speakingcryptic def.; Rev W. A. Spooner
93BUMBLE-PUPPYVHCBorn humble (says Heep—a conceited fellow none the less), I’m not allowed in the best clubsb, ’umble, puppy; ref. Uriah H.; bridge clubs, etc.
1948 (2)
79SALOMEVHCohn with the dance, she saidi.e. (J)ohn; the Baptist lost his head

 
HCs awarded to J. S. Young
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Ximenes competitions
 
1960-1961
  638 BUREAUCRAT
 
1958-1959
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  508 CUMBERGROUND
  504 LEAD-LINE
  495 PARTISAN
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  469 DAISY
  464 STRAWED
  451 MEGAPODE
  447 TOUSLE
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  421 DOVETAIL
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  408 BILLET
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  360 WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)
 
1954 (2)
  304 ORLEANS
  302 MARTIN
  293 CAB
  285 PARALYSES
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
  281 SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)
  277 PRODIGALLY
 
1953 (2)
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  245 GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)
  239 GENISTA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1953 (1)
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
 
1952 (2)
  204 ROSTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1952 (1)
  188 Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)
  183 SAUSAGES
  182 MISTLETOE
 
1951 (2)
  174 ANACREONTICS
  171 SERINGAS
 
1951 (1)
  166 RACHIDES
  163 LORICATE
  162 TITANESS
  160 RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1950 (2)
  152 SEA-LION
  147 GATHER
 
1950 (1)
  124 BARHAM or BRAMAH
 
1949 (2)
  117 LION
  113 CRICKETER
  106 HELIOTROPE
 
1949 (1)
  100 Word containing ADDING
  99 SCARABEE
  97 NESTOR
  92 PARTRIDGE
 
1948 (2)
  88 BRISTOL
  82 CURARE
  81 CHARADE
 


Annual Honours record of J. S. Young
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1960-19611 (1, 0, 0) 0 1
 
1958-19590 1 6
1957-19580 2 5
1956-19571 (0, 1, 0) 3 4 8
1955-19562 (0, 1, 1) 3 2 3
1954 (2)2 (0, 1, 1) 2 4 7
1954 (1)0 1 3
1953 (2)0 2 3
1953 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 2 1 15
1952 (2)0 0 1
1952 (1)0 3 3
1951 (2)0 2 2
1951 (1)0 2 4
1950 (2)0 4 2 18
1950 (1)0 1 1
1949 (2)0 2 3
1949 (1)0 4 4 10
1948 (2)0 1 3