Clues written by H. Freeman
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H. Freeman74486213986Apr 1982May 201836y 1m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2390POISSON D’AVRILVHCEarly season pull to leg, short of a length … Lord’s Pavilion’s buzzing!anag. less l; leg-pull
2382STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)VHCSo tart is pie with even cuts and latticework feature?tart; alternate letters
2378PROPOSALVHCSee beleaguered leader of Poms endlessly slam poor pitchanag. incl. P less m; ref. recent Ashes series
2015-2016
2287VALETFirstOne who’s done long service dressing Bertie?Al(bert) in vet(eran), & lit.; ref. B. Wooster, Jeeves
2013-2014
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCClubs getting heads snapped off, express holer with three-figure scorecholer; c + (v)ent (f)ury; ref. golf
2010-2011
2000TWO THOUSANDVHC2% of lac stains don’t wash outanag.; lac = 100,000; stain = sully, mar
2009-2010
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)Third‘This man’s got variant mad cow disease’ – medical expertsRAVING ANATOMISTS
2008-2009
1908WE THREE KINGSSecondWorried when it’s Greek bearing gifts? That’s us!anag.; ref. Virgil: ‘timeo Danaos…’
2007-2008
1856LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)FirstGreens on, ba/ked brown, with capon warmingref. Bali conference on climate change
2005-2006
1750PLOUGHMANVHCZonked, hump along? Worn out, galumph? No – I plod wearily2 anags.
1741LORD NELSONVHCLed Royal navy solo at sea – name: ——anag. incl. RN + n, & lit.
2004-2005
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCGirl’s nameAngela; gal + Ena, & lit.
1702WORDSMITHERYVHC500 ahead, SA skipper has English in trouble (spin)D (Graeme) Smith E all in worry; ref. cricket
2003-2004
1672IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)VHCBricklayers using this’ll initially stop making Tower of Pisa wobble!thick layers using bristle; anag. incl. s, m, T, o
1663ARMAMENTARIAVHCPieces Shipman’s branch nurse carried around?men tar in arm aia, & lit.
1659SCAREDY-CATVHCAct coward? Yes – I’d do that, emitting cry of anguishanag. less ow, & lit.
1646BLACKVHCI might be caught in balk after screw (not Jimmy!)c in anag., & lit.; ref. snooker, Jimmy White
1641GADGETEERVHCSee one who likes taking things apart get ‘E’ grade in Engineeringanag.
1624BELAYVHCScale peak, by securing it?e-la in by, & lit.
2002-2003
1602FENESTRAVHCWhat’s almost awe inspiring? Knight and the dashing ‘Tres’ openingn + anag. in fea(r); ref. England cricket openers Nick K. and Marcus Trescothick
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)VHCImplant of collagen is tarty act of titillationteasing; hidden
1593MANSUETEVHCYou’d see me used about one born on Tues possiblya n + anag. all in me, & lit.; ref. ‘Tuesday’s child …
2001-2002
1563SLYBOOTSThirdOne like TV’s Basil to Sybil – so silly, one must get divorcedanag. less I; ref. Basil Brush, ‘Fawlty Towers’
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCTo those lager louts a ‘DD Light’ might be the answeranag. & lit.; lout vi
1550MEMORITERVHCTim: Me or Greg, no good at all, sick as a parrotanag. less g twice
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)SecondRare stopwatch strap at Rolex storehidden
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHC‘Uttered in spite’ about encapsulates ithidden rev. & lit.
1489FRONT-BENCHERVHC—— i.e. … term for Gordon Brown, often squirming next to Blair?f. + i.e. = anag. incl. n, br + Cherie; & lit.
1480SAMARITANVHCSuffering traumas, losing heart? One should ring oneI in anag. less u + an, & lit.
1467CANAPÉVHCOne’s embodied in ‘fancy starter to Petronius’ Cena’?a in anag. incl. P, & lit.; ref. Cena Trimalchionis
1999-2000
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)ThirdClose the blasted Dome – I hate it!immediate/moth; anag.
1437MISTLETOEVHCHemi-parasite to elm when entwinedanag. incl. (para)site, & lit.
1428CRICETIDVHCObject of Freddie Starr headline maybe is help to expedite circulation going uphidden rev.
1415MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWith David, co-le/t des res, Ted, from Mike?ref D. Coleman, D. Lynam, sports commentators
1998-1999
1402PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)VHCTease, with compiler maybe leading a merry danceone-step; pen + tose
1394BERGAMOTVHCPear’s bar got me refreshedanag.; ref soap
1387Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)ThirdRash Mandy – will scandal cost him his seat? 
1997-1998
1355DIACATHOLICONSecondCloaca it (honied) loosened (not a 90s drug!)anag. less E (= Ecstasy), & lit.
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)FirstA P/D’s to result from closed passages 
1334CATACHRESTICVHCClean up act, Chris E, act involving unacceptable use of languageanag.; ref Chris Evans
1316FINGERLICKIN’VHCFried chicken can be so good if in crinkle chips!anag. incl. g
1996-1997
1300OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)VHCTake POPE here? That’s, to a degree, unorthodox for deaconPPE; hidden; ref. PPE course
1995-1996
1242KNOCKERSVHCAttributes of doors one hears!2 meanings & lit.; ref. Diana Dors
1234AVANT-PROPOSVHCPost-volume para? No – au contraireanag. incl. v, & lit.
1994-1995
1200Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)VHCGet measure of Lara and Bishop? That is tricky(C)ALIBRA(T)E; anag. incl. B, i.e.
1993-1994
1130AGRESTALVHCCountry, one that’s abandoned EEC, featuring in new edition of atlasGr(eec)e in anag.; country ad]
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)VHCFirst couplet omitted from Keats manuscript on ‘jar’… this?(Ke)ats MS on anag.
1100CONCORDANCEVHCConsenting maiden leaves condom infected with canceranag. less m
1992-1993
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCChristmas fun? That could be embodied by ‘pleasur-o-gram’anag.
1074DEMIREPVHCWork per diem? My trade’s plied per noctemanag.
1065TANDOORIVHCYou might see Indian cook retch when this chicken’s off!comp. anag. & lit.
1991-1992
1034BURLAPVHCCanvassing? Doing that, a Tory could misrepresent Labour Partycomp. anag.
1030PASTILLEVHC‘Flash’ paper reported liberal leader’s liaison with secretaryPA + ‘Steel’; ref. D. Steel, P. Ashdown scandal
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI’m worried about gu/y – see my bonfire, blown out! 
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINVHCOne drawn on rails in the National? We see it pound Aintree course and wincomp. anag.; ref the National Theatre
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCClue: English tour with none scored by Don must be bad!anag. less 0 & lit.; ref. Don Bradman
974AVANT-PROPOSVHCPost-volume para? No, au contraireanag. incl.v, & lit.
969BUNTERVHCVery early rock tune, source of Righteous Brothers’ No. 1 hitanag. incl. R, B; ref. revival of ‘Unchained Melody’
1989-1990
926NERDVHCRowan’s leading part (incorporated in new edition)R in n ed. & lit.; ref. R. Atkinson role in W. End play ‘The N.’, and Chambers 1988 edition
895TONE DEAFVHCUnable to read the pitch, and with feet out of position, bagged duckO in anag.
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHCGorgon? Mrs T’s one in disguise!anag.
869HOLD-UPSVHCLots of mugging in the vac secured degree at universityd up in holds
857REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)VHCBen, covered in shame: ‘I’m the flyer with the golden streaks, a distinction I lost after doping in Eastern city’red cap; anag. less I
853DEBACLEThirdSeb Coe medal blunder – some —— in selection?comp. anag. & lit.
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCNot how lines are run in P & O with Calais in turmoilr in P. 0 + anag.
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)VHCOxford & Cambridge capsizing (assorted exclamations) stall Thames on this sallytall stem’s; O & C (rev.) + o! la! bah!; sally3
814SPOUSAGEVHCWanting kids before the ring? The done thing’s after – in thissp = sine prole + O + usage
788CROWFirstB-r-ag?r in bag (= cow), & lit.
1986-1987
774VICTORINEVHCWhat’s yellow, put in a can and conserved in jam?or in tin in vice
764CHILDERMASVHCDay of mourning foreshadowed ’mid Rachel’s tearsanag.; ref. Matt. 2, 18
1985-1986
722SUPERNACULUMVHCIn Latin I am ‘ale-cup run over the edge’anag. in sum; over the edge = breaking down
701BALUSTRADEVHCPaper ——? That can’t be right for making parapets durablecomp. anag. & lit.
1983-1984
590MINEVERVHCOne in white coat raises finger: East completely throws away finalnim (rev.) + E ver(y) ; ref. B & H cricket final
1981-1982
521ATTITUDINISEVHCMince pie dietitians do up insideut (rev.) in anag.; pie vt.

 
HCs awarded to H. Freeman
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2017-2018
  2395 PURITANISM
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
 
2016-2017
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2325 MASON
 
2015-2016
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2014-2015
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
 
2013-2014
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2011-2012
  2064 COLD TURKEY
 
2009-2010
  1962 ANADEM
 
2008-2009
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1901 SANITISE
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1866 BINGE
 
2006-2007
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1797 HEART
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1667 CLARINI
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1650 SAPHENA
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1554 PEARL
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1502 RAPPEL
  1494 MARATHON
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1424 HEIST
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1385 PANTRIES
  1376 LOGO
  1367 SANBENITOS
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1336 STOCKING
  1322 CARPET
 
1996-1997
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
 
1995-1996
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1216 CHAPERON
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1190 DENARIUS
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1161 ADIAPHORON
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1122 BASILIAN
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1078 KIRBEH
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1061 MAGIC
  1056 ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1026 LET-OFF
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  934 LACE-UPS
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  882 DOSSIER
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  809 DOLCE VITA
  805 LITOTES
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  766 GUBBINS
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  675 CONSTERNATE
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  653 INTERNUNCIO
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  615 HISTORIETTE
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  594 DOINGS
 
1982-1983
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
 


Annual Honours record of H. Freeman
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20170 0 3
2015-20161 (1, 0, 0) 0 1
2014-20150 0 1
2013-20140 1 1
 
2011-20120 0 1
2010-20110 1 0
2009-20101 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
2008-20091 (0, 1, 0) 0 3
2007-20081 (1, 0, 0) 0 1
2006-20070 0 3
2005-20060 2 7
2004-20050 2 3
2003-20040 5 6 20
2002-20030 3 6
2001-20022 (0, 1, 1) 2 7 14
2000-20010 4 6 24
1999-20001 (0, 0, 1) 3 6 16
1998-19991 (0, 0, 1) 2 6 18
1997-19982 (1, 1, 0) 2 5 12
1996-19970 1 1
1995-19960 1 4
1994-19950 1 8
1993-19940 3 5
1992-19930 3 7
1991-19920 3 7
1990-19910 4 6 21
1989-19900 2 6
1988-19891 (0, 0, 1) 3 4 15
1987-19881 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 11
1986-19870 2 5
1985-19860 2 3
1984-19850 0 4
1983-19840 1 4
1982-19830 0 1
1981-19820 1 0