Clues written by H. J. Bradbury
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H. J. Bradbury3725306244May 1977May 201841y 0mH. Bradbury
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2001-2002
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCMere tars remain adrift but for ’e!anag. less e, & lit.
1524INGRATITUDESecondUnexpected trait in guide one tippedanag. less I, & lit.
2000-2001
1476LIGNIPERDOUSVHCInjured using old pier: rotting timbersanag.
1999-2000
1463REVERSIONALVHCDiseased liver: reason for showing regressive dispositionanag.
1419SPLODGEVHCNo light passing from sun to earth: big dark patchpassing noun; plod between S and Ge; ref eclipse
1996-1997
1264TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)VHC‘Appassionata’ arranged for us over fifties (retired, arthritic): it’s played with three handsanag.; anag. incl. LL
1995-1996
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCHeart trouble calling for qualified paramedic – soon, not post mortem!anag. less pm
1234AVANT-PROPOSVHCThis may possibly introduce Shakespeare’s ‘Passionate Pilgrim’ or ‘Venus and Adonis’ to new overseas readersanag. of first letters, & lit.
1229GRUPPETTOVHCA few brief notes, possibly introducing perplexed readers to the enormous Grove – perfectly useless otherwiseanag. of first letters
1216CHAPERONSecondPhone RAC: broken down Escort holding up traffic between Maidenhead and Bucksanag.
1212HILDINGVHCHaving nothing going for one, character-wise, like e.g. ParollesI for 0 in holding; ref ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’
1994-1995
1169BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)VHCGay Lib upset by article showing turpitude in discontinued employment of some major starsanag. + the; sin in ure, ref. Ursa Major
1993-1994
1139BENJAMINVHCStyle of former PM? They won’t wear it now!2 meanings; ref. Disraeli/Thatcher
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)VHCFirst appearing in Mycenae, some type of short necked amphora possibly?anag. of first letters & lit.
1992-1993
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCGo in the Louvre, which somehow gives new heart to paintersheart; anag. incl. n
1991-1992
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCTime stops. Harry’s heart races uncontrollably. His lips are close to mine…mike; anag. incl. t, r
1989-1990
917HOOLIGANISMVHCBeginning to hurl toilet rolls and then aiming broken bottles is, briefly, soccer for someh + loo (rev.) + ’s in anag.
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHCHunchback or similar required: one to ring changes in large cathedralO for I in minster
866NECTAREOUSVHCSo ‘E’ No.’s are cut out?anag. & lit.
853DEBACLEVHCEntries to COMPETITION AZED being held up by strike, it may be a wash-outc, a, b (rev.) in dele
849VISITEVHCIt has to look outdated on the shouldersit in vise & lit.
840SONDEFirstRed nosed? This may indicate high winds – or low bars!anag.; red2 vb.
1987-1988
792DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘Taking Guardian? Times? Express? – Delivery six p. each,’ says te/xt in a shop windowBotham, Dexter
788CROWVHCHe virtually puts a ruler on the gridcrow(n) & lit.; ‘as the c. flies’; crossword grid
1986-1987
762OBELISEThirdTo make one ‘see below’, do we ——?comp. anag. & lit.; one = I
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCSizzling links in heat – par for this course? A supply of nutrient’s in to stop blightsausages; comp. anag. ; supply v.
740ESCADRILLEVHCFrench unit deploying aces high, endlessly trainedanag. + drille(d)
1985-1986
727WELL-TO-DOVHCSpring breeze – d’you call this warm?well, to do; warm colloq.
709GINGERVHCTed perhaps, having a connection with Cakes and AleG. Ted, Maugham character; of also ‘Twelfth Night’ II, 3
705MUSICOTHERAPYSecondIs chorea put mistakenly in my medical records?anag. in my
1984-1985
653INTERNUNCIOThirdRome’s —— might be seen in minor courts, diplomatically employedcomp. anag. & lit.
1983-1984
590MINEVERVHCWhite covering worn at a high level in the communitynévé in mir & lit.
1982-1983
564PARAMENTVHCKind of garment pop stars get into without hesitation?pa ram ent(er)
534DODGEMFirstUnion perhaps should have poll before it calls for strike action from driversdod gem; union = pearl
1981-1982
473HERRING-BONEVHCTo climb a slope on skis without slipping, here’s a lead for you to followerring in HB + one; HB = lead in pencil; you = one
1980-1981
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCChild before small tree holds its arms out for thisanag. in ch. box, & lit.
1977-1978
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCOxford man appears before Dean about skipping work for hobbyMorris + anag. incl. c; hobby horse

 
HCs awarded to H. J. Bradbury
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2017-2018
  2395 PURITANISM
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1585 SHIATSU
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
 
1995-1996
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1186 GRISELDA
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1161 ADIAPHORON
 
1993-1994
  1134 TOVARICH
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1126 CHEATERY
  1108 GREEN
 
1992-1993
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1030 PASTILLE
 
1990-1991
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  982 ALMANAC
  969 BUNTER
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  926 NERD
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  831 COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  823 SARBACANE
  805 LITOTES
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  779 MISSING LINK
  764 CHILDERMAS
 
1985-1986
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  615 HISTORIETTE
  594 DOINGS
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
 
1981-1982
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
 
1978-1979
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  332 NUT-CASE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1960-1961
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  569 PROPOSAL
 
1958-1959
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
 


Annual Honours record of H. J. Bradbury
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 0 3
 
2015-20160 0 1
 
2002-20030 0 4
2001-20021 (0, 1, 0) 1 2
2000-20010 1 0
1999-20000 2 1
 
1996-19970 1 0
1995-19961 (0, 1, 0) 3 3 19
1994-19950 1 4
1993-19940 2 5
1992-19930 1 2
1991-19920 1 2
1990-19910 0 5
1989-19900 1 5
1988-19891 (1, 0, 0) 4 4 11
1987-19880 2 4
1986-19871 (0, 0, 1) 2 3 25
1985-19861 (0, 1, 0) 2 1 20
1984-19851 (0, 0, 1) 0 0
1983-19840 1 3
1982-19831 (1, 0, 0) 1 2
1981-19820 1 1
1980-19810 1 1
1979-19800 0 1
1978-19790 0 2
1977-19780 1 0
 
Ximenes competitions
1960-19610 0 1
1959-19600 0 1
1958-19590 0 1