Clues written by W. Drever
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W. Drever3622328440Jun 2005Nov 201813y 5m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2403SWALE (Spoonerisms)FirstBirch a lout with old-fashioned wicker lasheslurch about; w in sale2
2399CHARMEUSEVHCFabric softener frequently leaves attire outwardly much improvedanag. less often incl. a, e
2378PROPOSALVHCBeethoven’s sixth – quiet ‘Pastoral’ work, without a tense overtureanag. incl. o, p, less a, t
2376SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)VHCTerrible snows brought about the end of office parties, sadlyanag. incl. e in anag.
2369FACETIAEVHCPrimarily funny adages? Cruder examples typically include adult eroticafirst letters & lit.
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCA hag with syphilis: could her face ultimately develop these?anag. incl. last letters, & lit.; ref. late stage congenital syphilis
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAfter a Labour win Corbyn vowed to change, the Conservatives hi/d 
2325MASONVHCI’m a stone ‘master’, when item needs to be cutI’m a stone M less item, & lit.
2322VENTRICOSEVHCViagra’s beginning to get floppy erections quite tumescent!V + anag.
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)FirstWhat’s a largely dull term for ‘fadge’?a gre(y) e, & lit.; term
2300MISHMASHVHCWorking lunch ultimately is M&S ham saladanag. incl. h
2279CLEMENTINEVHCDreadfully cold end for the miner’s lamented: dear Ms ——comp. anag. incl. c, e, & lit.
2274SIMPATICOVHC‘Compassionate’ – as one expressed around Italy, possibly?I in anag. less as one, & lit.
2270FENESTRAVHCFootballer finally leaves for Spain in busy transfer windowanag. with E for r
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCEnlist me to ultimately have organised this celebratory pint for Azedpoint; anag. incl o
2014-2015
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHCForeign letter I presume must return to lend out sitesend out light; eta I dare (rev.)
2213SOLECISMVHCBlundering beginner is involved in the opening bit of Strictly Come Dancinganag. incl. L is S; blundering n.
2205CUMBERSOMEThirdClumsy routine gets beginner eliminated in opening of Strictly Come Dancing(n)umber in anag. incl. S
2013-2014
2187WESTVHCLeading characters from this ‘End’ would star in playanag. of first letters, & lit.
2183SANGRAILVHCCor anglais has no business playing the incredible theme of ‘The Mission’anag. less Co.
2170SAYONARAVHCTo add a run, one includes leg byeon in say a r a
2012-2013
2118BLOKEISHThirdI’m this when boisterous, like ‘himbos’comp. anag. & lit.
2011-2012
2083BEWITCHVHCLeaders of bridal entourage wait in the church hall entrancefirst letters
2074BENNETVHCWhat’s found in baseline’s edges, and on Wimbledon Centre Court ultimately?b, e + last letters, & lit.
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCLimb’s affected I reckon primarily with herpesanag. incl. I, r; reckon
2010-2011
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCAfter childhood primarily, one stops me goofing about?A c + a in anag., & lit.
2000TWO THOUSANDVHCNo. —— ‘not out’, Azed ultimately has now compiled?comp. anag. incl. d, & lit.
1992FOULARDVHCIs this accessory fancy coloured scarf, say?comp. anag. & lit.
2009-2010
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCNorthern Rock plan, with zero interestanag. incl. 0
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCA prowess, in the main? This is one possiblycomp. anag. & lit.
2008-2009
1906MORSEVHCForemost of many Observer ‘regulars’ – solver extraordinaire?first letters & lit.
1897WASH-OUTVHCWhat are summers here, often? Unfortunately this primarily!first letters & lit.
2007-2008
1836POSTHASTEVHCRather quick to pass the buckanag.
2006-2007
1806INEBRIANTVHCGhastly —— could give stag labyrinthine troublescomp. anag. & lit.
2005-2006
1758BIMBETTEVHCIs she a female parody somehow of a pretty dim babe?comp. anag. incl. f, & lit.
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)VHCDitch old ideal for new onesanag. incl. o; ditch

 
HCs awarded to W. Drever
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
  2417 ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)
 
2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2395 PURITANISM
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2347 ASLEEP
  2338 TRUMP
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
 
2015-2016
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2287 VALET
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2191 PLUG
  2178 PARISON
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2161 FARRAGO
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2135 LOB
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2122 NICETY
  2109 THICKETY
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2087 ROCKET
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2036 AL CONTO
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  2014 HACKETTE
  2012 BLOATING
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1962 ANADEM
  1958 HANGDOG
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1901 SANITISE
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1823 KISS
  1814 HIPSTER
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1762 DUDDERY
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1746 ENTOMIC
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
 


Annual Honours record of W. Drever
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20181 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 19
2016-20170 4 6 26
2015-20161 (1, 0, 0) 4 4 19
2014-20151 (0, 0, 1) 2 8 25
2013-20140 3 8
2012-20131 (0, 0, 1) 0 9
2011-20120 3 6
2010-20110 3 8
2009-20100 2 7
2008-20090 2 4
2007-20080 1 4
2006-20070 1 4
2005-20060 1 7
2004-20050 1 1