Clues written by J. F. Grimshaw
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J. F. Grimshaw77556712387Nov 1977May 200931y 6mJ. Grimshaw
Dr J. F. Grimshaw
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2008-2009
1910BARPERSONVHCTake period as encountered during Prohibition – that could do for me!r per. so all in ban, & lit.
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERVHCOne demolishing larder … with zero fee too!anag. incl. 0, & lit.
1879LITTER BASKETVHCBin set fire to? Better ask ruffianlit + anag.; ruffian adj.
1866BINGEVHCBe lying about in gutter – out of it, say – the outcome of this?in g(utter) in be, & lit.
1840W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)VHCWho’s upset when honeypot devoid of honey’s close?anag. less last letter, & lit.
1836POSTHASTEVHCRushed cluing that’s apparent in setting of late puzzleanag. in pose2
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCDamage mothers’ ruin brought to a person lying endless minutes in the gutter?mar gin a lia(r)
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCAre Maori sticks in stripped ramin for native chiefs?stripped; a + kos in (r)ami(n)
1810HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)FirstHasten to donate heart after death for affected person to use, or perhaps as organ for training (were there to be interest) 
1806INEBRIANTVHCPopular ethyl that’s imbibed bottled in bar?in + anag. in Et, & lit.; ethyl = ethyl alcohol
2001-2002
1567QUEENVHCEffeminate role Bogart played, suffering loss of good nameQuee(g) + n; ref. ‘The Caine Mutiny
2000-2001
1492The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)VHCTraveler came to Cuba: ‘Historic day’, he mused. 
1995-1996
1232The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)VHCWhite-out around Scottish lowland homes. 
1993-1994
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCNew version for replacing busy Chambers showing signs of decay?anag.
1992-1993
1095STINKFirstWhat sulphur can make with no. 1 element in kipps tin k & lit., ref. hydrogen sulphide H2S
1084PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)VHCAs victim of Cupid, I hope Claire be free,
This large lissom lass who is serving me tea
 
1061MAGICVHCEpithet for addition in square KJDQW/RLFXE/YS***/**VOP/BUTHN?i.e. magic square with A=1, B=2, etc.
1991-1992
1039TOLERABLEVHCFree beer to all ere ballot’s done? Not out of the question!anag., anag.
1021BEARDThirdWhat plunging walrus could meet oysters without a hint of remorse?a r in bed; ref. ‘The W. and the Carpenter’
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHCHis taking crack and black music – which soldier puts on at top power – gets a marine disciplined (something like quarantine?)’s chap ska; P + anag.
1013ALVEARYVHCWhat spelling bee might have lighted upon?2 meanings throughout; spell3 = rest
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCSTART process breaking down? One might talk about recreation of rockets!rackets; anag.; ref. nuclear arms talks
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINVHCAction in R.U.R. represented metal men engaged in dramatic flare-upanag. ref. Capek play about robots
982ALMANACVHCDate container?… Fruit tin? … Both terms are in circulationamla (rev.) + can (rev.)
974AVANT-PROPOSVHC‘A volume needs one present in earliest part’… that’s well got over!a v an + pr. in top + so (rev.), & lit.
972Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)VHCNobbut infernal hat catalogue, eh? 
969BUNTERVHCSlimmer? Remove are putting it as a little unlikely!u for a in banter & lit.; Bunter ‘The Owl of the Remove’
947SHOULDER-SLIPVHC Holds universal joint with pliers and monkey wrenchholds U pliers anag.
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHCStupe confused with Chelsea boots … ‘—— these?’comp. anag.; boot = kick about
922REFORMADOVHCMoor fared ill about from ‘O dear Cassio’?double anag.; ref. Othello 4, 1, 136
913ARCHIBALDVHCStrip characters of widespread renown in Charlie Brown and dashing enemy of Red Baron?comp. anag.
904VOETGANGERFirstBoorish promenader’s against reggae not being representedv + anag., ref. annual criticism of programmes for BBC/Henry Wood Proms
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)SecondBottom’s taken aback when covered in monstrous hairs: ‘This is knavery …’natal (rev.) in anag.; ref MND, esp. 3,1, 105
891CATThirdMy eyes light on the central line – about time!ca. t; cat’s eyes; ref. puzzle
1988-1989
869HOLD-UPSVHCHitches what could be handy lifts in Fiestas?pud (rev. ) in hols
1987-1988
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)ThirdFree from tar compounds, satisfying, second only to Hamlet and leading whiffs of Benson and Hedgestree … far; cool + a + B a H
796UPHOLSTERYFirstRoy plus the gang adrift? This could be curtains!anag.; ref. current state of SDP
792DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTraveller’s certainly not met ho/ver-flies before, he’s confessed 
1986-1987
774VICTORINEVHCWhat’ll do for laying up, skinned, in jam?(s)torin(g) in vice & lit.
757ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)VHC First Among Equals, a certain novel by one that’s a Conservative (one whom hooker could describe!)E the roman I a C.; ref. J. Archer; hooked
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCYou want a meal where diverse elements meet. Time’s hard and long before 1000 – that’ll take an age coming around!t, h, l, M + yuga (rev.)
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCScottish range noise silent? Hark! Pin breaking quiet after company’s loud and regular delivery is a sign of blasting to comeanag. co f feed is ease
1985-1986
731STRINGVHC Pop-eyed, one suspended here?st(a)ring & lit.; hangman’s rope
701BALUSTRADEVHCAmateur League swamped by coach traffic, coping with supportersA, l in bus trade
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCDo this for commendation in cluing, perhaps. (Too like ‘rosemary’? Oh, no!)comp. anag.; ref. AZ comp. No. 635, rosemary ‘for remembrance’
1984-1985
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDuring break he’s potted his b/alls, going round the pockets 
675CONSTERNATEVHC‘Appal’? Here you’ll see apple seller’s penning name new to English!n in coster n + at E
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)SecondWhat I’d beat if you’d permit it? (There must be power in persuasion!)compe(titi)on; P in come-on
653INTERNUNCIOVHCRome’s —— might arrange to be seen in minor court!comp. anag. & lit.
644EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)VHC Without question, nice corner ensconced in peace!(qu)easy + tree in st, & lit.
640MACHETEVHCHave longing for one in South American bush?ache for a in maté, & lit.
635ROSEMARYVHCEncumber this flourishing. That could put paid to your remembrances!comp. anag. & lit.
631INTERLOCKVHCBuckle or link etc.?anag. & lit.
1983-1984
618CRETISMVHCStuff! (That’s posture to be taken up where one is ferreted out)site (rev.) for a in cram, & lit.
609LUCKY-BAGVHCYou might see fool getting caught out and simpleton taken aback when its contents are revealed !(c)luck + gaby (rev.) & lit.
585FLABELLIFORMVHCExcess fat? Then take up difficult spot of exercise beneficial to reduction of mass, like some him vaulting perhapsflab + ill e (rev.) + form; fan = vaulting
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHFirstClue type for pot, not H.C.!anag. & lit., clue vb., ref. AZ cup.
572SNAKE-OILVHCI.e. no Salk could prepare this?anag. & lit.
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA r/eal lark – or was it? Just William thought soref. ‘To a Skylark’
564PARAMENTVHCAmerican state or city intended? Not Azed’s first slip, it deserved hanging!Pará me(a)nt. slip = small piece; ref. AZ’s faulty clue to OMAHA
534DODGEMVHCWild West city approaching noon? Don’t hang about here or you’ll be hitDodge m; ref. ‘High Noon’
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEVHCFoot’s casual wear leads to public exclamation about deficiently clad labour chief(l)abou(r), ch. in p, e; ref. Michael F.'s apparel at Remembrance service
521ATTITUDINISEVHCDo as ‘posture-maker? It ain’t suited for cryptic treatmentanag.; ref. AL comp. 508
486JUMPED-UPVHCWhat desrcibes inflated leader of Jacquerie usurping power?J for p in pumped up, & lit.
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCDisturb dry bones at church? If he’s clumsy he mightanag. incl. Ch
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCOne found among books, I work on protection in leather and textiles primarilyI in bb + I op egis in l, t, & lit.
1980-1981
464SIMKINVHCThis – an easterly bubbly – may be recognised as mistakenly arisencomp. anag. & lit.
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCChild stirs uneasily when mother creeps in to head of bed with neat collection of presentsch. + ma in anag. + box
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCActive grasshopper jumps without hesitation and second copies exactly the same convulsive motion finding itself amidst poisonous root – a rash typea + anag. less er, s; tic in urari a
1979-1980
414UNBOSOMERVHCI confide freely in one local neighbour that comes round a great deal’un + some in bor
410CUL-DE-SACVHCElement at No. 29 leads astray. Caught in this impasse?Cu (atomic No. 29) + anag. + c.; ref. AZ’s potassium error
393INTRACARDIACVHCCar ain’t running right. Acid circulating in the bloody pump?anag. + r + anag.
375SPREATHEVHCLocal chap spelling for bee in whispersp. for b in breathe
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEVHCFirst of month? Forgetting day, fool starts to shuffle his initials – never expecting mischievous trick!m +(d)onkey + initial letters
336ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)VHCDraft dodger stayed away from assigned place (hospital up at the front line) after the Spanish once advanced old missilecut + h to start of berth; el far row
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)VHCMaying plan starts in March extending right into Lentplaying man; first letters

 
HCs awarded to J. F. Grimshaw
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2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1845 UPBRAID
 
2006-2007
  1823 KISS
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1814 HIPSTER
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
 
2002-2003
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1585 SHIATSU
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
 
1997-1998
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1993-1994
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1078 KIRBEH
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
  1052 AGANIPPE
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1034 BURLAP
  1030 PASTILLE
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  930 SABULOSE
  926 NERD
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  866 NECTAREOUS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  823 SARBACANE
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  814 SPOUSAGE
  809 DOLCE VITA
  805 LITOTES
  801 LINCHET
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  779 MISSING LINK
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  753 SHEEPDOG
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  714 MOTE
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
 
1984-1985
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  649 AUSTRALORP
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  603 FIGULINE
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  590 MINEVER
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  559 EMBASE
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  538 INGRAIN
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  517 IMMORTELLE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  495 CACOETHES
  491 SEVENTY-EIGHT
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  456 BALADINE
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  384 OUTSPREADING
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  340 BOOKSIE
  327 HEMLOCK
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  294 HUMECT
 


Annual Honours record of J. F. Grimshaw
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2008-20090 1 6
2007-20080 5 4 15
2006-20071 (1, 0, 0) 3 4 21
 
2002-20030 0 3
2001-20020 1 2
2000-20010 1 0
 
1997-19980 0 2
1996-19970 0 3
1995-19960 1 2
 
1993-19940 1 6
1992-19931 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 20
1991-19921 (0, 0, 1) 4 6 8
1990-19910 6 4 10
1989-19903 (1, 1, 1) 3 7 4
1988-19890 1 5
1987-19882 (1, 0, 1) 1 9 11
1986-19870 4 8 25
1985-19860 3 6
1984-19851 (0, 1, 0) 7 4 2
1983-19840 3 7
1982-19831 (1, 0, 0) 4 5 7
1981-19820 4 8 19
1980-19810 3 4
1979-19800 4 4 20
1978-19790 3 5
1977-19780 0 3