Clues written by G. I. L. Grafton
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G. I. L. Grafton69166212676Dec 1990Aug 201827y 8m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2403SWALE (Spoonerisms)VHCFlirting with English lass not having succeeded, one won’t bestow ring herebe roasting; anag. incl. w, E, less s
2386PENNY-A-LINERVHCOne with occupation in perhaps four rags once, minimally repaida + line in penny r, & lit.; rag1 = farthing
2016-2017
2338TRUMPVHCTweeter, not content with one giving judgement, venting angerT(weete)r + ump(ire), & lit.; ref. T’s dismissal of certain judges
2334ALLELUIAHThirdRound Lanarkshire’s borders, everyone musical regularly sampled H. Lauder’s songL, e in all + alternate letters + H
2309GLOBETROTTERVHCMaybe run with Bolt, together? Not the slightest hope – he really travels!anag. incl. r, less h; ref. Usain B.
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)SecondOverlooking lively Vienna area, waltzing with evening consortanag. less anag.; area
2283BARGAINVHCUnderstanding obscure Arabic’s no good when lacking the elements of simple conversationanag. incl. ng, less s, c
2274SIMPATICOSecondMPs in cabinet shuffled round, leaving Benn treated kindlyanag. incl. O less anag.; ref. recent Labour reshuffle
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCIf superstore trolley’s beginning wobbling, there’s no use grumbling – one’s an independent mind!anag. incl. t less anag.
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCIt’s hard belonging to Huguenots, eliminated, travelling westwards for new start?hoard; hidden rev.
2014-2015
2235CHOCK-A-BLOCKVHCRoughly grabbing pawn, black king seizes place, leaving us stuffedhock in ca. + loc(us) in B K
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCResult of jostle with first of shoppers, bonce being injured?anag. incl. s, & lit.; ref. ‘Black Friday’, etc.
2218FOREIGNERVHCFine bit of oratorio ‘half German’ composed – start of Record One from Israel in Egypt?anag. incl. o, Ger., r; ref. G. F. Handel
2200BRINDISIVHCAvoiding A & E after hit on head is slightly injurious to your health, perhapsbr(a)in(e)d + is + i
2013-2014
2187WESTVHCSurprisingly, Eton was missing on a circulated recommendation for young man’s destinationanag. less on a; ref. ‘Go w., young man’
2012-2013
2139DE RIGUEURVHCCorrectly done puzzle, but not in time? Felt sorry about that in retrospect(int)rigue in rued (rev.)
2113PICAROONVHCWorking on this fraud, Fed gets rid of Capone somehowcomp. anag.
2096TRICKVHCThe short, half-neglected oriental conveyance, with which one is taken for a ride?t’ rick(shaw)
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERVHCLacking standard, partner’s untidily squeezing middle of dentifrice — tiff resultsif in anag. less par; tiff2
2087ROCKETVHCInitiators of early railways keenly commended this old locoanag. of first letters, & lit.
2062APPLE-KNOCKERVHCWild extremes of pressure cause rain and keep outlook all across the pond a dull oneanag. of first and last letters
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCEuropean account this rogue fiddled could make share price fifth of valuecomp. anag. incl. e; value
2010-2011
2031EMBROIDERYVHCMy red Biro scribbled about what’s most common in examinee’s excess verbiagee in anag.
2023CHAMBRANLEThirdMen befuddled with alcohol, ignoring loo outside bar, soaked ornamental borderanag. in anag. less loo; soak = pummel
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)VHCResponse to pique one let slip awrong – wife’s leaving!weak pun; anag. less w
2009-2010
1984ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)VHC‘Blairite’ New Labour – it flourished, but has departedanag. less but
1979FAR-OUTVHCWeird leader of Daleks is leaving Tardis, with UFO destroyedanag. less D is; ref. ‘Dr Who’
1967SUBORDINATELYVHCLoco used by Circle Line train at a lower levelanag. incl. O, l; loco = crazy
1962ANADEMVHCWe’ve not time for men fiddling with data that could dress up a pollanag. less t
1958HANGDOGVHCPoor departed Van Gogh, his left extremity removed, presenting an unhappy faceanag. incl d less V
2008-2009
1918PALAMPOREVHCMa and Pa elope naughtily – recipe for ecstasy – under this?anag. with r for E
1901SANITISEVHCHead of State, i.e. Stalin, without a shred of leniency, organised purgeS + anag. less l
1893EARTHYVHCAfter taking drug, they are out of this world!anag. less E
1888RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOur vicar’s sermons are not as lacking in substance as this parson’s no/se 
2007-2008
1858HUMONGOUSVHCBumper issue of gin for me? Ugh! Only regulars knock this backalternate letters rev.
1853ANTIQUITARIANVHCDeclan D’s parting words to colleague: Operatic solo number? Status Quo suited me better!‘Ant, I quit’ + aria + n; ref. Ant and Dec, TV personalities
1836POSTHASTEVHCAt the double bar start to repeat those parts agitatoanag. less r
2006-2007
1818POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)VHCGull avoids P&O’s liner at sea (only odd bits of neep thrown out)anag. less n, e
2005-2006
1779NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)VHCCity backing insurance covering contents for what’s as yet untorcheduntouched; wen (rev.) + I, e
1741LORD NELSONVHCRevolutionary soldier, not one on left – Spain’s fifth column supports himanag. less l + n
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSVHCFlush one’s various bogs meanly, saving litresanag. less l
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCAwful cad, sick of love, who lately acquired bit of fluff?anag.
2002-2003
1598PHRASEMONGERVHC’Er gramophone’s ‘Ring’ output damaged fancy speakeranag. less 0
2001-2002
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCLo! He treats God ill, lacking depthanag. less d, & lit.
1524INGRATITUDEVHCWagner operas beginning to end at one, with awful duet – cheers not being forthcomingRing with R to end + at I + anag.
2000-2001
1506BARE(-)BONESVHCBottom line in Shakespeare that refers to Starveling and his like2 meanings
1485BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)VHCUser ring flogged on black market some photos of Italian reclining in the buffb + anag. incl. O; hidden rev.
1467CANAPÉVHCWhat oboe plays before concert’s included in initial trio of Bach’s piece (part of suite?)an A in CPE
1999-2000
1428CRICETIDVHCI ride with Cyclists’ Touring Club, worrying that my cheeks will carry big loadanag. incl. CTC
1419SPLODGEVHCA big mark regularly results in supply of degreealternate letters
1998-1999
1398PERMETHRINFirstOne means to create ‘no-fly’ zone, exercising naval force in the radius involvedPE + RM + anag. incl. r; ref naval exercises in Adriatic/Gulf
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCOld pa, he’s convulsed after W. C. Field’s feature, where old-style humour aboundsbog + anag.
1355DIACATHOLICONVHCExercising to get thin, with diet Coca-Cola, skipping etc – this is purgatory!anag. less etc
1346PHARISEEVHCUpholder of law ignoring pressure – his paper rolls last for aye?anag. less P + e; ref Lord Irvine
1342ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)VHCOutsiders from all imaginable nations are illicitly grabbing one’s card number, extracting lootoutside letters & lit.; PIN in anag.
1996-1997
1286CHALETVHCFor Savoy residents, perhaps, this housing has mostly little luxuryha(s) + l in cet, & lit.
1273SIPOREXVHCWere pix we snapped so naughty? Some saw this as artistic stuffanag. less we
1260OUT-AND-OUTVHCDo tuna? Definitelyi.e. anag. of out and
1995-1996
1255CATAFALCOVHCBier could alter a lot, with football club – Aachen – losing second halfanag. incl. FC Aac(hen); Bier (Ger.) = beer
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)SecondMarilyn Monroe was a dam/sel town people adored 
1216CHAPERONVHCMinder making crack about ‘’er indoors’’er in chap + on; ref. TV series
1212HILDINGVHCWindy, old – fight churning up innardsanag. of middle letters, & lit.
1993-1994
1134TOVARICHVHCWanting feed, fetched round eggs laid by Rhode Island red’s mateova RI in (fe)tch(ed)
1122BASILIANVHCOne wearing an alb is not in this orderI in anag. & lit.
1992-1993
1078KIRBEHThirdRecourse when drinking’s a problem to desert Arab (hike’s ruined without this)?Arab less AA in anag., & lit.
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWi/ves, once with plenty of vim, dampened since fat has accumulatedref. Vim detergent
1039TOLERABLEVHCNot to be endured? Possibly, when constable (lacking in studies) adopts role in Much Adoanag. in (cons)table; ref. ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ III, iii, 36
1004OIL PAINTINGSVHCConstables maybe sad, plodding it in beat, missing the old coppersanag. less d’s; ref John C.
1990-1991
982ALMANACVHCRemove extremities from palm – an act that’s bound to provide dates?hidden

 
HCs awarded to G. I. L. Grafton
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2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2395 PURITANISM
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2378 PROPOSAL
  2369 FACETIAE
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2351 RHAGADES
  2347 ASLEEP
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2213 SOLECISM
  2205 CUMBERSOME
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2161 FARRAGO
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2135 LOB
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2109 THICKETY
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
 
2011-2012
  2074 BENNET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2058 ROBUST
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2036 AL CONTO
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2014 HACKETTE
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
 
2008-2009
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1823 KISS
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
 
2005-2006
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1762 DUDDERY
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1746 ENTOMIC
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1593 MANSUETE
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1585 SHIATSU
 
2001-2002
  1554 PEARL
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1541 CHUPRASSY
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1502 RAPPEL
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1454 GET-UP
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
 
1998-1999
  1385 PANTRIES
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
 
1997-1998
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1336 STOCKING
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
 
1996-1997
  1290 NITERIE
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
 
1995-1996
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1165 YAPSTER
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
 
1991-1992
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1021 BEARD
  1013 ALVEARY
 
1990-1991
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
 


Annual Honours record of G. I. L. Grafton
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 2 9
2016-20171 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 26
2015-20162 (0, 2, 0) 3 4 12
2014-20150 4 6 25
2013-20140 1 8
2012-20130 3 8
2011-20120 4 6 26
2010-20111 (0, 0, 1) 2 6 29
2009-20100 5 3 18
2008-20090 4 6 24
2007-20080 3 6
2006-20070 1 5
2005-20060 2 4
2004-20050 2 0
 
2002-20030 1 4
2001-20020 2 4
2000-20010 3 6
1999-20000 2 6
1998-19991 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
1997-19980 4 3 22
1996-19970 3 5
1995-19961 (0, 1, 0) 3 3 19
1994-19950 0 4
1993-19940 2 5
1992-19931 (0, 0, 1) 0 3
1991-19920 3 3
1990-19910 1 1