Clues written by F. B. Stubbs
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F. B. Stubbs1044991161117Aug 1951Nov 198837y 3mB. Stubbs
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1988-1989
849VISITEVHCQuick round is hardly tiring for the modern womanis in cite; tiring = attire
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)VHCGround hogs tolerate inept rooter among traditional wormswords; anag.
1987-1988
809DOLCE VITAVHCRetrograde in initiative, clodhoppers appreciate feather-beddinghidden rev.
1986-1987
762OBELISEVHCBrand having less than half the limit in fatli(mit) in obese
1985-1986
718FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)VHCHeading for fence, taking bits of loot once illegally nickedfirst letters & lit.
705MUSICOTHERAPYThirdPresenting my Orpheus act I supply a soothing influenceanag.; supply adv.
1984-1985
644EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)VHCMaking merry on this, you could have eaten oysterscomp. anag. & lit.
640MACHETEVHCClub split on admitting the flamboyant bladeanag. in mace
635ROSEMARYVHCThis, adding a bit of taste, could transform my roastercomp. anag. incl. t & lit.
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI designed lingerie, my for/mal step in sex (cited Eskimo ladies) 
559EMBASEVHCSpace on the ground floorem + base; floor vt.
558MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)VHCThe vitals of many piers seem to be affected by a sort of grubpies; mince meat
556SWEAL (Misprints)VHCNutter streaks tail firstgutter ; cf. weals
1981-1982
506ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHungry spider ho! Pest/s – lots of flies! 
486JUMPED-UPVHCRisen smartly, like some men with piles2 meanings
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCLoose sod by a trench could point to meanag. & lit.
1980-1981
464SIMKINVHCIt’s a pity about Mark I – no joy for the TT, popMk, I in sin
452DISSENTERISMVHCAttitude of unorthodox preacher may make sidesmen stir uneasilyanag.
434JARDINIÈREVHCI render j’ai clumsily; bloomers may be commited hereanag.
1979-1980
414UNBOSOMERVHCWrong hormone – bust reduced on both sides, I do confessanag. less h, t
401GO-AHEADVHCThird in Divinity should be superseded by one with ambitiona for d in godhead
393INTRACARDIACThirdCrumpled train ticket, the first clue central to pulsating actionanag. + card + 1 ac
375SPREATHEVHCWith outlying villages neglected, Dorset, perhaps, cut up roughanag. less dorps
371GRADINVHCOrder seat on this to see tragedianscomp. anag. & lit.
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEVHCIt must envisage some kind of butt to be a successmonkey, butt liquor vessels + shine
1977-1978
310STERNFASTVHCHolding under severe restraint in the dockstern + fast
294HUMECTVHCWhat may give you nasty tummy-ache? This water maycomp. anag.
289AMNESIACVHCFugal variation on amen is close to a vicar’s heartanag. + c; fugue, type of amnesia
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCBeak applying stick laid about fiery dissidentbeau; anag. in bond
276AMTRACKVHCA kind of duck – modified Mark III derived from caterpillar originallyanag. incl. cat; duck4
272MALAGUETTASecondFor the seedy, small traces of ginger, dry, are given after sickness and fevermal ague TT a; are = measure
1976-1977
247FLIVVERVHCSee five in a Tiger Moth, perhaps – that’s as much as this can takev V in flier & lit.
234HOROSCOPISTVHCI offer one interpretation of Scorpio, amongst manyanag. in host & lit.
229METRICATEVHCTartar emetic (salt is out) drunk to get rid of the stone, perhapsanag. less tar
212SURCINGLESVHCGirdles securing the middles of cassock and pillion, perhaps, when adjusteds, l in anag. & lit.
208RALPHVHCTake all our letters, losing half – that’s his naturer alph(abet) & lit.
1975-1976
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCNoble challenge – Rover/s put in an epoch-making shot 
190CASSANDRAVHCFirst signs of countless alarms she sounded, all negatived directly by the sun-godinitial letters + Ra, & lit.
187POWDERING-TUBVHCBig pot we’d run for pickling – if we had no deep freezeanag.
183PICKLEVHCSalt cabbage? A wee bit for the little monkey to nibble5 mngs.; cabbage2
156OMBROPHOBOUSVHCPoor hobo bums aimlessly around, enjoying the Costa Brava, perhapsanag.; ref. ‘the rain in Spain...’
1974-1975
152ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)VHCPerhaps a don needs a dona – more frisky capering ends with clear cause for gossipanag.; anag.
139PIEPOWDERVHCUnsettled type, might set out about first sign of dawnpie2 + d in power
135GABIONADEVHCSystem using reinforced earth could take a big anode in circuitanag.
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCHe conjures up the night air – tries to pet batslight; anag.
114PANICVHCAn inglorious outcome of operations having mug in chargepan i/c
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCSlip low gear clumsily – liable to elimination from the raceanag.
1973-1974
79SLAPSTICKVHCWash stooge’s head in jam? That suits me!lap, s in stick
75GROCETERIAVHCI offer prog. Paté & Rice – New! 2p off!!anag. less pp, & lit.
70GESTAPO (Misprints)VHCThere’s creamed sago, pet, and perhaps some Hamburgers with chipswhips; anag.
62SOLITAIRESVHCGames suggested by precocious girl when topless with men around(L)olita in sires
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCNo vices? Take vows and keep the/reat 
53ALEXANDERSVHCStale salad relaxes and goes flabbyanag.
1972-1973
36CRUSADERThirdRud Acre’s ground – perchaunce I did!anag.
10LINGERIEVHCPause that is part of a stripper’s stock-in-tradelinger i.e.
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1089ENCLOISTERVHCKeep within bounds. Try “Corset Line”—free fittinganag.
1968-1969
1049SLANGWHANGERFirstHe gives a rambling performance with heartless furyslang2 + w(it)h + anger, & lit.
1028SATIREVHCIt needs to clothe criticism with witSA tire3
1015HOAR-HEADEDThirdHaving one sign of advancing years, stop—take care about anotherhoa + r + AD in heed
1967-1968
984Word containing a first name (Anonymous)VHCUnderwater breathing apparatus used to be unsafeP-ERIC-ULOUS; Gill, sculptor; def.
980OMNIBUSESVHCWe give service—if you waitdouble mng.
967CREMOSINVHCIncomers rekindled bygone colour issuesanag.
962PALINGVHCSee the old man fish for whitingpa ling
1966-1967
949BROWSINGVHCThis does often nibble the front part of the penbrow Sing(-Sing); does = deer
936MINI SKIRTSVHCWe’re almost restricted to bottom gear in mist—risk must be reducedanag.
933COTTABUSVHCProgramme of flings which made a splash long ago—but a Scot must have shudderedanag.
924MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)VHCMuse first ignored—appropriate echo—stir me, stir me(s)peculate; anag.; ref. Echo & Narcissus and 1958 book “Stir of Echoes” by Richard Matheson
1965-1966
902WINCOPIPEFirstIt used to be quoted in weather lore—start about the first of October to ploughO pip3 in wince
885GALIMATIASVHCIt’s idiotic—not half!—a limit badly observed when the light indicates a mix-upga(-ga) + anag. + as = when: light = key-word
884MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWas Tes/s in the back row of the chorus? Never! 
868DANDER / TOUPEE (Right and Left)VHCDarned tricky gang calmly conceals capital deficiency; a couple take the rap, we hearanag.; ‘two pay’; dander2, gang, vb.
1963-1964
782SWELLVHCIf you’re sea-sick, you won’t want this macaroni!2 mngs.
773FIT-OUTVHCEngagement announced—could mean trousseau, or tails and topperfit (n.) out
764SHIMMY-SHAKEVHCBlack-bottom? Not exactly. Pardon my slip—I take that back!shim my shake, shake my shim; shim = slip2; shake (hands) = settle differences
760METAMORPHOSEThirdLet me have a variable phase motor and we’ll see what the transformer can dome + anag.
1962-1963
743CHEMISTVHCOn the first sign of a cold, he takes a dose of his own medicinec + he + mist. (= mixture)
708HEARTSVHCSpirits for the quarter deck—cheers!3 mngs.; deck of cards
1960-1961
630STREAKYVHCLike the curate’s bacon?cryptic def.; “good in parts”
608CUSTOMERVHCThe old solicitor is always right2 mngs.; “the c. is …”; customer = prostitute (obs.)
1959-1960
543NUTRIA / ERMINE (Right and Left)FirstFound rooting about the bank—could spell ruin at Old Street—magistrate’s liveryanag.; 2 mngs.; ref. Ermine St., old Roman Road, and O.S. Magistrate’s Court
1957-1958
469DAISYThirdCyclist’s girl-friend disappears after dressing in the finest lawn2 mngs.; ref. “Daisy, Daisy”
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)VHCIt comes naturally to the Wanderers to smash ten in willy-nillywonderers; anag.; ref. Bolton W. FC
451MEGAPODEVHCThis bird’s egg’s beginning to crack inside a sort of domee(gg) gap in anag., & lit.
438MACARONIVHCPerhaps a noodle enjoys swimming in icy water dressed to the nines3 mngs.
1956-1957
404POLENTAVHCIs this porridge creamy, or has the —— watery flavour?i.e. Po lent a
1955-1956
347TELEVISORVHCIndependent vote riles modern Home Ruleranag.
338SHE-ASSVHCBe still, wild seas, called Jenny—Jack’s my boysh! + anag.
1954 (2)
291APAGOGEVHCPrimate goes about eager to offer rebuttal of all non-conformityagog in ape
287MANCHESTERVHCWhere spinners and weavers may find their merchants’ English capitalanag. incl. E, & lit,; ref. textile industry
285PARALYSESSecondPort with plenty of nuts cures cripplesPará lyses; i.e. Brazil nuts
1953 (2)
253DERATIONVHCFree Trade! Let digestion know no law!anag. + (digest)ion, & lit.; digest2
245GLAMOUR / SOPRANO (Right and Left)VHCA spot of gIad-eye leading to a full-blooded affaire—it looks as if the parson’s frantic with love for a girl in the choirg + l’amour, & lit.; anag. incl. 0
241MANDOLINEVHCHarry Lime—and no zither? But it’s round at the back!anag.; harry = harass; ref. film ‘The Third Man’, theme played on zither
1953 (1)
217DEPOSITVHCSilt from the river, helping to strengthen the banks2 mngs.
211CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIESVHCThey bid us rejoice or sling cares to the windsanag.
1952 (2)
199HONESTYVHCFrankness puts the nosy out of countenanceanag.
198THIRDVHCThe degree of heat turned on in the coolercryptic def.; third degree
197SCALESFirstAttached to skates, they help to give you balance2 mngs.; fish scales
196SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)VHCArtfully a siren of eastern origin uses magic to deceive an adherentanag.; sham an; adherent, adj.
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCSmall tree, after application of Golden Kew Compound, is above shoulder heightanag. + box3
1952 (1)
189SALTIREThirdPart of our universal flag(univers)sal + tire, & lit.; saltire part of Union Jack
185STOUTVHCWhen Pussy was well-soaked, this porter took her in handcryptic def.; ref. nursery rhyme, “Ding, dong, bell, Pussy’s in the well …who pulled her out? Little Tommy Stout
1951 (2)
172GARNISHERVHCNever is he in need of a recipe to give the finishing touchgarn is he + r., & lit; garn! (sl.) = go on! (expressing disbelief)

 
HCs awarded to F. B. Stubbs
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1988-1989
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  853 DEBACLE
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  805 LITOTES
  796 UPHOLSTERY
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  753 SHEEPDOG
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  740 ESCADRILLE
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  709 GINGER
  701 BALUSTRADE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  649 AUSTRALORP
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  618 CRETISM
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  603 FIGULINE
  585 FLABELLIFORM
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  552 NOURICE-FEE
 
1981-1982
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  478 BIBLIOPEGIST
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  419 RAMILLIES
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  384 OUTSPREADING
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  332 NUT-CASE
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  281 DINOCERAS
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  225 VALETA
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  216 SCANTITY
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
  161 ANCON
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
  127 FRITHSOKEN
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
  66 NONSENSE
 
1972-1973
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
  31 KITCHENDOM
  1 ORGIAST
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1162 BEAM-ENDS
  1140 CALLOUS
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
  1080 ANDROMEDA
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
  1041 TEA-LEAD
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
  1032 TENONER (Printer’s Devilry)
  1023 CONSOLE
  1019 DISCORD (Misprints)
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
  989 GRENADINE
  987 THING (Printer’s Devilry)
  975 HALE
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  941 HYPODERMIC
  935 MALAPROP
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  911 DRAGON
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
 
1964-1965
  847 FRENETICAL
  834 CARRIED
  832 PENNY-WISE (Misprints)
  825 COACHES
 
1963-1964
  750 SEVEN-FIFTY / CROSSWORDS (Right and Left)
 
1962-1963
  746 INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  686 FEMALE
  673 ERISTICAL
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
  647 MADCAP
 
1960-1961
  621 CHASE
 
1959-1960
  590 STATANT (Printer’s Devilry)
  582 MARRY
  555 JURYWOMAN
  547 STORMY
 
1958-1959
  519 RIDICULE (DLM)
  517 CAROTID
  495 PARTISAN
 
1957-1958
  482 LEASING-MAKER
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  456 PLAFOND
  447 TOUSLE
  443 HALF-SEAS-OVER
 
1955-1956
  382 ABSTAIN
  364 HELLEBORE
  356 METOPOSCOPY
  351 LUSTRE
  334 CHEROOT
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  306 CHICANE / RAMPART (Right and Left)
  295 SENSE-ORGANS
  293 CAB
 
1954 (1)
  283 SOBER
 
1953 (2)
  257 PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)
  255 SCUTTLE
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  237 BASTINADE
 
1953 (1)
  219 SOCIALIST
  213 LEMONADE
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  201 AMETHYST
  200 ACCOUNT
 
1952 (1)
  186 ASHMOLEAN
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
 
1951 (2)
  174 ANACREONTICS
  173 HATCHING
 


Annual Honours record of F. B. Stubbs
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1988-19890 2 3
1987-19880 1 7
1986-19870 1 9
1985-19861 (0, 0, 1) 1 6
1984-19850 3 4
1983-19840 0 6
1982-19830 4 2 20
1981-19820 2 4
1980-19810 3 5
1979-19801 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 7
1978-19790 1 6
1977-19781 (0, 1, 0) 5 5 8
1976-19770 5 7 17
1975-19760 5 5 12
1974-19750 6 3 11
1973-19740 6 3 9
1972-19731 (0, 0, 1) 1 4
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 3
1969-19700 1 4
1968-19692 (1, 0, 1) 1 8 7
1967-19680 4 5 11
1966-19670 4 7 12
1965-19661 (1, 0, 0) 3 1 15
1964-19650 0 4
1963-19641 (0, 0, 1) 3 1 12
1962-19630 2 3
1961-19620 0 4
1960-19610 2 1
1959-19601 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
1958-19590 0 3
1957-19581 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 9
1956-19570 1 0
1955-19560 2 5
1954 (2)1 (0, 1, 0) 2 4 14
1954 (1)0 0 1
1953 (2)0 3 4
1953 (1)0 2 3
1952 (2)1 (1, 0, 0) 4 3 4
1952 (1)1 (0, 0, 1) 1 2
1951 (2)0 1 2