Clues written by Mrs M. B. Caithness
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Mrs M. B. Caithness1613123020Mar 1946Nov 195913y 8mMrs Caithness
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
Ximenes competitions
1956-1957
434CARTONVHCSome regard me as a “pick-me-up,” others won’t—or can’t, as the case may beanag., 2 defs.
1954 (2)
285PARALYSESVHCProduces an exhibition of still life for which Royal Academy pay less—unfortunatelyanag. incl. RA
1950 (2)
152SEA-LIONVHCSouth east England nearly underwent invasionSE Al(b)ion; ref. Operation S., planned German invasion of England, 1940
149DOMESTICVHCDr. Hill’s struck off: the times he goes round tipsy! Should do house-workanag. in doc(tor)
1950 (1)
128AMMETER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIf Uncle’s/ Nest be viny, our outlook might improveErnest Bevin, Foreign Secretary
1949 (2)
117LIONVHC Brave? Why, he’s floored if turned on and goes flat out for home!lion with “on” turned = lino
1949 (1)
102ARCHIMEDESVHC“I’ve got it!” he cried, showing the Chimera wriggling about on a fish-hookanag. incl. sed; “Eureka”; a sed—see Chamb.—fastens a fish-hook
1948 (2)
91CRETONNEThirdUnsettled rent once made for hanging, drawing and quartering under stern oppressionanag.; upholstery, i.e. placing where sat on!
89SEASONFirstNoah tussled with the ass for a time after the waters came onanag. of Noe, ass and seas on; alt. sp. of Noah
1947 (2)
62HERCULESVHCWould he have ended with irritable ulcers if he’d worn a dehydrated shirt?he + anag.; i.e., de-hydra-ted, ref. Tunic of Nessus, tainted with hydra’s blood, that killed H.
61CREASYVHCRailway smash—case burst open—contents crushedanag. of Ry case
1946 (2)
36TARTARUSVHC“Place a deposit with us” says the Fiend “and secure your future”tartar us
32TEMERAIREVHCMet Turner by river painting shipmet (rev.) + er Aire; i.e. turn er
30TWEELThirdEnglish tweed is cheaper in the end than this Scots stuffi.e. tweed = tweel with d for L
28HELCOSISSecondHow to solve ulcer trouble: try an outsize chiselanag. of OS chisel
1945 (2)
21BODEGAVHCThe seaman feeling an inward chill turns back into the pub0 deg in AB (rev.)

 
HCs awarded to Mrs M. B. Caithness
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Ximenes competitions
 
1959-1960
  564 SHE-BEAR
 
1957-1958
  447 TOUSLE
 
1956-1957
  408 BILLET
  404 POLENTA
  395 SCALE-ARMOUR
  386 CLEITHRAL
 
1955-1956
  377 MALISON
  373 PRESTONPANS
 
1954 (2)
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  304 ORLEANS
 
1954 (1)
  261 DECANTER
 
1953 (1)
  231 PREAMBLE
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (1)
  185 STOUT
 
1951 (2)
  180 HESPER (Printer’s Devilry)
  175 HAIR-LINE
 
1951 (1)
  161 TILLER
  155 LYTERIAN
 
1950 (2)
  150 CAPILLAMENTS
  146 BELDAME
  139 HECATOMB
 
1949 (2)
  105 SMITHEREENS
 
1949 (1)
  99 SCARABEE
  98 HUMERI
  95 SPOONER
 
1948 (2)
  84 SHINGLE / THIRSTY (Right and Left)
  81 CHARADE
 
1948 (1)
  71 MITRAILLEUSE
 
1947 (2)
  65 PIVOT
  59 TAME
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs M. B. Caithness
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
Ximenes competitions
1959-19600 0 1
 
1957-19580 0 1
1956-19570 1 4
1955-19560 0 2
1954 (2)0 1 2
1954 (1)0 0 1
 
1953 (1)0 0 2
 
1952 (1)0 0 1
1951 (2)0 0 2
1951 (1)0 0 2
1950 (2)0 2 3
1950 (1)0 1 0
1949 (2)0 1 1
1949 (1)0 1 3
1948 (2)2 (1, 0, 1) 0 2 15
1948 (1)0 0 1
1947 (2)0 2 2
 
1946 (2)2 (0, 1, 1) 2 0 4
1945 (2)0 1 0