Clues written by F. G. Illingworth
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F. G. Illingworth4614415951Feb 1951Sep 199342y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1985-1986
714MOTEVHCCracking this may bring me to eminence – must, some time or other!anag., mote3,2
1982-1983
559EMBASEVHCDemote can be clued as ‘Doctor involved in what comes from détente’i.e. MB in ease
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHCI’m probably playing my last part – witness an entrance I muffedanag.; ref. Seven Ages of Man
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCP/rospective lecture surveys history, past and present 
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1135HILAIRE BELLOCVHCLiberal he, involved with Clioanag. & lit.; MP and C., muse of history
1131CAROUSER (Misprints)VHCA bumper with chromium all round, the sort that brightens up the carbar; a + rouse2 in Cr
1119RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTo escape, the prisoner needed his leg. I/t ached 
1969-1970
1076NEFAST (Misprints)VHCSwitch set fan revolvingrevolting; anag.
1968-1969
1054PINACOTHECAVHCTate, for instance, a nice chap to hit for sixanag. ; Maurice T., bowler
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCSuch an orator was Glendower, the Welsh gang ran amokanag.; ref. Hen. IV Pt. I
1041TEA-LEADVHCLiner trouble dealt with inside of a year?anag. incl. (y)ea(r); trouble, vb. trans.; ref. QE2’s faulty turbines
1032TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCUnfortunately continued sober—so f/un was just not possibleGary Sobers
1019DISCORD (Misprints)VHCWin a halfpenny, for instance, or a pennydin; disc or d.
1965-1966
890DEBENTUREVHCRent due be damned! I tell you the money’s still owing!anag.
1964-1965
847FRENETICALVHCDescription of kind of passion that does infect Learanag.; do = set in order
1963-1964
800Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)ThirdNow the arts emerge, for help came 
796STRAKE (or STRAIK) (Misprints)VHCThough stark mad, gains a First in English!trough; I in anag.; first person
750SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)VHCWhen we hear clergymen throwing out “iffy” events, neutralising the gospel on Sunday, they are very apt to perplex us!anag.; cryptic def.; ref. “Lift up your hearts” radio programme at 7.50 a.m.
1962-1963
743CHEMISTVHCLet the Church fall on troubled times, and this fellow will dispense with faithCh + anag.
738ANAESTHETICVHCA peculiar scene that I insipred in the theatreanag.
734NASALITYFirstOne result of the continued cold—nearly all stay in, well wrapped upanag. incl. al(l); ref. harsh winter of 1962/3
725SILENUSVHCA wig, false nose and corsets might disguise me, unless I undressed!anag. & lit.
712RHEUMATICKYVHCRhubarb, a second year? That’s not what the keen gardener wants to grow!Rheum a tick y
700SOLOMONVHCA man for women: alone, set up with a thousand willing to participate!solo M on, & lit.; wives and concubines
1961-1962
686FEMALEVHC“Me leaf’s slipped!” spake Eve!anag.; spake = described
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)VHCArtist, married, goes in for French lover. / Child goes short at home—a common feature in such indiscretionsARA m. in pour (Fr.); ch. + in and hidden
656FIDDLESTICKSVHCDavidson’s beginning to split the ragged field, and stays the rot!D in anag. + sticks ref. Alan D., Aus. cricketer
651NIPCHEESEVHCIs he careless with pence? Yes and no!anag. & lit.
1960-1961
642SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)SecondCan the beef, or e/at her? Painful effect o’ fasting! 
1958-1959
529BUTTY-COLLIERVHCShip after ship after ship makes one a friend of the deep!butty (= towed barge) + collier
500MOTHERS-IN-LAWVHCSet up by a previous contract in hearts, they call too often and spoil their own slamanag.
1957-1958
473LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHel/p! Arson! Sex! Plain unadulterated horror! 
469DAISYVHCSuch, evidently, was Proserpine—one embraced by Pluto the whole year, or part of it!a in Dis + y, or y(ear); ref. myth of P., returning as flowers
467A humorous definition (Humorous definition)VHCDYE—To change the colour of a garment so that it may not be recognised by other women 
1956-1957
395SCALE-ARMOURVHCOur calm era’s finished—bring out the old battle-dressanag.; finished = ruined
1955-1956
347TELEVISORVHCIt helps lame hostess over stile, possiblyanag. & lit.; T.V. hostess; stile3
1954 (1)
281SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)VHCPlaces blows with little scienceplaces; sc + raps, & lit.
1953 (1)
213LEMONADEVHCAle and the demon Rum—a nice drink for a child!anag.; rum, adj.
1952 (2)
198THIRDSecondThe way most of our people train, it’s simply no use trying the 1500 metres!2 mngs.; 3rd class carriage; wavelength of BBC Light (i.e. not Third) Programme
195WALLABASVHCThey will give Lana Turner tough parts!cryptic def.; lana = tough wood of the Guiana tree; turner = wood turner; ref. film actress [see comments]
1952 (1)
192WATSONVHCIn many cases, despite practice, was not a little bewilderedanag.; ref. W.’s limited powers of reasoning, medical practice
188Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)VHCEach dream bothers wife 
1951 (2)
180HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne of Scotland’s heroes? Listen, stow it, c/haps—it’ll turn his head!ref. Macbeth
172GARNISHERVHCDresses for dinner, with a wry grin as we find her adding the last touch of make-upanag. of grin as + her
168PIPS (Misprints)VHCBroadcast heard in most homes, though not switched on in the majority!stitched; Major in Army, time signal
1951 (1)
160RASCAL (Printer’s Devilry)SecondIf you can’t be a/ddressed by your wife, see the doctor! 

 
HCs awarded to F. G. Illingworth
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1993-1994
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
 
1982-1983
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  18 EPIGONE
  10 LINGERIE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1140 CALLOUS
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1091 WENCESLAS
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  868 DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)
 
1964-1965
  817 WYLIE-COATS
 
1963-1964
  786 METAMERES (Printer’s Devilry)
  782 SWELL
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1962-1963
  708 HEARTS
  703 SCAPEMENT
 
1961-1962
  664 MANIPULATE
 
1960-1961
  624 PSYCHIATER (DLM)
  604 APOSTROPHISE
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  525 MORALE (Printer’s Devilry)
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  504 LEAD-LINE
 
1956-1957
  430 GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  408 BILLET
  390 HESITATE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  329 HAMADRYAD
 
1954 (1)
  277 PRODIGALLY
  267 TRADE
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  245 GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)
  243 LODESTAR
  237 BASTINADE
  235 ASPHETERISM
 
1953 (1)
  223 MELODRAME
  217 DEPOSIT
  211 CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  205 CANTANKEROUS
  199 HONESTY
  197 SCALES
 
1952 (1)
  191 DENIGRATE
  190 CHEQUERS
  181 HANGABLE
 
1951 (2)
  174 ANACREONTICS
 
1951 (1)
  166 RACHIDES
  162 TITANESS
 


Annual Honours record of F. G. Illingworth
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1993-19940 0 1
 
1986-19870 0 1
1985-19860 1 0
1984-19850 0 2
 
1982-19830 1 1
 
1975-19760 0 1
 
1973-19740 2 0
1972-19730 0 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 3 1
1969-19700 1 2
1968-19690 5 0 7
1967-19680 0 2
1966-19670 0 3
1965-19660 1 3
1964-19650 1 1
1963-19641 (0, 0, 1) 2 3 15
1962-19631 (1, 0, 0) 5 2 5
1961-19620 4 1 17
1960-19611 (0, 1, 0) 0 2
 
1958-19590 2 4
1957-19580 3 0
1956-19570 1 3
1955-19560 1 2
 
1954 (1)0 1 3
1953 (2)0 0 6
1953 (1)0 1 4
1952 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1952 (1)0 2 3
1951 (2)0 3 1
1951 (1)1 (0, 1, 0) 0 2