Cup Winning clues by N. C. Dexter
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N. C. Dexter3084031237198379Dec 1963Jul 2010
No.Clue wordClueExplanation
1988PERIQUEPartly a pauper, I queued for possible refill of bowl. (Twist, maybe)hidden; ref. Oliver T.
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)Panel of jud/o OK decision and settle ‘dan’ award 
1711MINUSThis degree makes nudism shiverycomp. anag. incl. d, & lit.
1680PILLOW-CUPWhat’s maybe downed before one’s about to get aloft?pillow c up, & lit; downed = filled with down
1667CLARINISome brass monkey about with air nil C!anag.; C = Celsius
1648MAGIC LANTERNItem gran arranged family slides in?clan in anag., & lit.
1537CAFTANDress with not much leg showing – in fact possibly just a pair of anklesanag. + an, & lit.
1450PRETENDANTHe’s hanging round on true-love’s threshold, perhapsre t in pendant, & lit.
1437MISTLETOEAttachment to branches – uncommonly to ilex stem – yielding a kissanag. less x, & lit.
1316FINGERLICKIN’Taste of grub in nick lifer’s found quite otherwise!anag. incl. g, & lit.
1255CATAFALCOCoach covering the last fatal tripanag. less h, & lit.
1229GRUPPETTOA turn from note F, say? E up to G and rpt startanag.; start vb
1207EPOCH-MARKINGChap at odds with Rome – one named Martin Luther – signalling new eraanag. + King
1200Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)Hutton-follower in Oval’s delirious!VOL(C)ANIS(T); anag.; see Vulcanist in C.; ref. L. Hutton’s record-breaking innings of 364 at the Oval in 1938
1181SLADESemi paludal’s the term for comparable groundanag. of (palu)dal’s e, & lit.
965EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)Go on an endless time after managing to collar Australiancollar; A in er(a) + bash, & lit.
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)Quack medicine? Crooked liar has bottles to flogtan in anag.
827MICKEY-TAKING(M)urine-extraction?2 mngs.; ref. Mickey Mouse
727WELL-TO-DOIt’s this Littlewoods could make youcomp. anag. & lit.
705MUSICOTHERAPYWhat psychiater could effect with a trio of Moussorgsky’s?anag. incl. Mou, & lit.
683BANISHMake inhabit abroad – it being the end of Alcibiadesanag. with s for it, & lit.; ref. exiled Athenian statesman
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)East’s trio encounter new saviour at manger 
610DOUBLETHINKBy it ‘truth’ and ‘lie’ looked alternately interchangeableanag. of alternate letters, & lit.
552NOURICE-FEETip for effective cure if one’s illanag. incl. e, & lit.
443STEEPLECROWNEnter low space carelessly – and you’ll knock one off!anag. less a, & lit.
410CUL-DE-SACWhat use a 550 c.c. model here?anag. incl. DL, & lit.
379SCYTHEMANThe doddery can’t shy me!anag. & lit.; ref. Old Father Time
375SPREATHETo chap ’ee wi’ t’ sharp windanag.; wind = twist
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)One outshining the rest, newly put in orbitrest; star in anag., & lit.
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)Rain-storm plashed; all animals, put hither, keep drier 
Ximenes competitions
1162BEAM-ENDSYou may see ’em rise vertically and send A.B. reeling around’em (rev.) in anag., & lit.
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)Causing stir in a mini perhaps, I ought to go home in a maxitaxi; rouse in car
1123MAXIMISTI must take endless time with Xmas crackersanag. less e, & lit.
1110IMPERSONATEIt’s tricky to do this, says Danny, without me bra or me panties—very trickyanag. & lit.; D. la Rue
967CREMOSINColour of the skie, perhaps, with Morne (sic) breakinganag. & lit.; F. Q. 11, 3 “Early before the Morne with cremosin ray”
945OBLITERATE(Biol.) Treat defective end of a tubeanag. + e, & lit.
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)See me take items off—take items one shouldn’t—high class in exotic “peel” act!anag. of me, r., items & lit.; U3 in anag.
900PARAMECIA or PAREOEANSWild apes are no relations of Peking ManPareoeans; anag.
890DEBENTUREWithout one, rebate due with conclusion of re-exportation is lostanag. incl. n less a, & lit.
777TAILOR-BIRDFantastic warblers do it—sew leaves! Here’s one among themI in anag. less sew, & lit.