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D. V. Harry10841094166122Nov 1969Apr 201747y 5mD. Harry
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2016-2017
2338TRUMPVHCYank in Washington holding seat of powerr in tump, & lit.
2325MASONVHCBuilder’s bum, top parts of nates showing over man’s attireanag. of first letters
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)VHCClose finishes in omnia producing silver, bronze – and a bit of exasperationlast letters + e; close; ref. Olympic cycling
2300MISHMASHVHCReferendum’s end comes with an issue for Scots, pound down and allied group in disarraym ism mash
2296IMPROPERLYVHCEurophile Tory MP’s pestered to reject ‘Out’ – he’s wavering unacceptablyanag. less anag.
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCNear the poles, below zero, I’m versatile transportS, N + anag. incl.0, & lit.
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCRecommended runner backed by Paddy produces thrilling finish crack riding can providetip (rev.) + Pat; bust up
2014-2015
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHCThrow bait out in stream, snarling a tree. Help! – bring it back in!straight … beam; aid (rev.) in anag.
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCFor example, ‘Something not acceptable’object less on
2213SOLECISMVHCWarmed Mosel (sic)?anag. & lit.; warm = beat
2209(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)VHCPeculiar to English, ale drawn specially to celebrate a monthanag. less anag. incl. E, & lit.
2200BRINDISISecondLagers taken with this could make one sing ribaldriescomp. anag. & lit.
2013-2014
2191PLUGVHCThis horse would make ploughers frustratedcomp. anag. & lit.
2187WESTVHCWhere we’ll find the road out of Lowestoftwe St., hidden, & lit.
2174CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCGourmet feels nectarine and pea/r, eats if they’re really ripe 
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)VHCRevamp of dinner, cutting out starter: where said dinner might be helddead sinner; anag. less d
2122NICETYVHCInexactly laid out, lax, sloppy, lacking precisionanag. less anag.
2118BLOKEISHVHCSlightly vulgar, non-U but OK, most suitable for stag nightsblueish with OK for U
2116YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)VHCWhen Kings come to stable and bed (moo-cow in front of little deity) and turn, travelling Eastanag. incl. l, U + E
2113PICAROONVHCRogue performing piracy – noose could get him? Yescomp. anag. & lit.
2109THICKETYVHCTreed elephant in extremis features in ‘Dumbo’e, t in thicky; ref. Disney film
2011-2012
2078RÉCOLLETVHCI repair to cell after churchRE + anag., & lit.
2065DERMESTIDAESecondRace on fells? Idea’s abandoned after running five hundred metresanag. + anag. incl. D; fell4
2010-2011
2014HACKETTEVHCE.g. K. Adie (Kate), a watcher getting broadcast when a war breaks outanag. less a war
2012BLOATINGVHCResult of endless indulgence, scoffing a lot unrestrainedlyanag. in bing(e), & lit.
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCMagi once gathered round with precious metal – an occasion folk will always celebrateof Ag in anag.
2000TWO THOUSANDVHC——th saw Don out working, running that do with nousanags. & lit; w = with; ref. AZ lunch/Don Manley
1992FOULARDVHCCould be travelling far, Ludo Fogleanag.; ref. infant son of globe-trotter Ben F.
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEVHCI’m prepared to puff and huff to secure ends of porcine littere, r in pique; ref. wolf in ‘Three Little Pigs’
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCIt’s near north pole, centre of wintery stormsanag. incl. N, t, & lit.
1945PRISONVHCBrig refitted in southern port after losing end of mastanag. incl. S less t
2008-2009
1932NINE-TO-FIVEThirdLiberal vote in fine form highlighting Labour’s limitationsanag.
1918PALAMPOREVHCThis so outrages papers: moola that’s picked up by one retiringcomp. anag.; ref. Sir F. Goodwin’s pension
1910BARPERSONVHCServer of sherry, perhaps QC?i.e. Bar person; ref. British sherry brand
1897WASH-OUTVHCFlush with money leaving college? Not possiblew (c)ash out
1888RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCUK gymnast does floor exercises with flai/ling effort 
2007-2008
1853ANTIQUITARIANVHCConservative opposition member adopts face of indignation in question time in the Houseanti + I in qu t Arian2
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCConventional bedding? Tree often overlooked it2 meanings; ref. Beerbohm T., father of 6 illegitimate children
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHow should Briton pay for pass (A/er Lingus) able to get him anywhere? 
1758BIMBETTEVHCHaving just a little brain, I’m almost more desirableb I’m bette(r), & lit.
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSVHCIrish bay – One Thousand Guineas banker, perhapsanag. incl. M + gs
1702WORDSMITHERYVHCIt earns writer my doshanag. & lit.; earn2 = curdle
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCAt start of festivities, flying about low, I’ve hood, sack and whiskersf + anag. incl. c
2003-2004
1667CLARINIVHCWhat’s a rufiyaa made of? Nickel not brass these daysi.e. C lari + Ni; Maldivian currency
1995-1996
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdReplaying drawn Cup match means fati/gue, FA-style. Shoot-outs are better 
1992-1993
1084PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)VHCThy ale be pricey, yet I’m thine to sting,
Vendeuse of lager, lissom, lovely thing
 
1990-1991
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCRecord score of fours and sixes – get out the sherry20 × 4 + 20 × 6; Domecq brand name
947SHOULDER-SLIPVHCWorking shires do pull and strainanag.
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)VHCSelect one from Andromeda; Perseus; the monster – examination upset for starters in modern Greekhidden; CSE (rev.) + roc; Greek (arch.) = rogue
908INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘With lash to be h/ad, oxen pull harder,’ I cry 
1988-1989
882DOSSIERThirdArrangement using Do, Re … Si should include Sol in the collection of notesS in anag. ; Sol = sun
874BLUESTOCKINGVHCShe could have learned wisdom at Royal Holloway clink but goes on twistinganag.; RH prison and college
857REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)VHCJohnson’s last one hundred ends in shame, defeat and ignominy – ‘that something extra’ embarrassed top flyern I C + e, t, y; red cap
849VISITEVHCWhere the bombs went off in Germany? This would have stopped the blasti.e. V1 site; ref. also IRA bombs
1987-1988
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)VHCI’m calm and controlled, Jack active and hot. I traded champers, he brewedshaded tramp as he; cool AB a h
823SARBACANEVHCCabs are an obnoxious source of toxic emissionsanag.
1986-1987
779MISSING LINKVHCSubhuman brute, hiding-place unknown – old mistress must have vague inklingmiss + anag.; ape-men named by location
770HERMITSVHCDerby that was Chaplin’s – it’s perched on back of headherm it’s; see ‘hermit’ in Brewer
766GUBBINSVHCRed and white winesgub bins; red2
764CHILDERMASSecondO, this must make Melchior sad!comp. anag. & lit.; must = frenzied; Magi indirectly caused Massacre of Innocents
1985-1986
709GINGERFirstCrackers, hats and this lively spirit make for merry gatheringscomp. anag.
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCMinim one can’t change, contributing to fugue?anag.
683BANISHVHCWhat leads to exile? Rioting in Belgium hasanag. incl. B; ref. Heysel Stadium riot
1984-1985
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)VHCNow Eastern magi encounter Saviour at rest 
1983-1984
627AMBIENTVHCSpot of bother at mine – migratory forces bait men in blueanag. incl. b, anag.; blue=sky
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCI fool with these, tho’ Jonathan flouted themi.e. latent letters.
585FLABELLIFORMVHCCrêpe I’ll flambé, beneficial to inside. Like a slice?for in anag.
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCLeader of Opposition an SDP or Liberal? It would take some swallowingtake; anag.
1982-1983
559EMBASEFirstIll-placed beams hit head on entry? Then stoopanag. + e, stoop v.t.
530PROMETALVHCIt’ll take a lot of firing to make disruptive P.L.O. tameranag.
1981-1982
513ETYMOLOGICONVHCA ready source of words, that’s me – I go to C. only rarelyanag.; rare = extraordinary
486JUMPED-UPVHCMushroom sauté, prepared for breakfast?jumped + up; sauté ballet term
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCDry bones at rest round church? Then I’ve been beatenanag. incl. Ch
1980-1981
456BALADINEVHCThe end of Southern – I.B.A. deal topples provider of public entertainmentanag. incl. n
1979-1980
419RAMILLIESVHCA queen with ana – a thousand and one long stories – protected many heads, centuries agoR. ā MI l lies; ref. Scheherazade
410CUL-DE-SACVHCIt’s most tortuously clued, as C. gets one nowhereanag.; C. = Chambers
397BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)VHCFace up to bouncer and die headless, neckless, etc.necklets; jib (rev.) + outer (= chucker-out) + (d)ie
1978-1979
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCAbove the rest, and flash with itrest; up,start & lit.; flash = start = outburst
332NUT-CASEVHCHat or Hatter – perhapsi.e. nut case
319PODESTAVHCStop-a de crook? That’s-a my line!anag.
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)VHCKing Edward in 1049, a man boozing lord deprives of functionlosing board; ER in MIL; ref. Edward the Confessor, Earl Godwine
1977-1978
310STERNFASTVHCTackle RN sets aftanag. & lit.
276AMTRACKVHCMotorised transport required initially in attack for passing over the drinkMTr for TT in attack & lit.
1976-1977
243OLYMPICVHCAt historic summit, Smith’s No. 2 is absorbed in reformulation of policym in anag.; ref. Ian S., Rhodesia talks
238CRAMBOJINGLEThirdMacRob blended whisky – it adds glee to your spreeanag. + jingle; whisky2
229METRICATEVHCGet rid of unwanted inches; set a limit to fat meat and riceanag. incl. (fa)t; set = arrange
216SCANTITYVHCIt’s no pig, certainly – can it live in a sty?anag. in sty; pig = feast, live adj.
212SURCINGLESVHCCords curés sling round their waists, by traditionanag.; cord vb., waist = girdle (obs.)
1975-1976
200The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)ThirdA right good party – eliminating Roman numbers gave me joyCaradoc; a r A do
187POWDERING-TUBFirst‘God, I burn!’ wept rakes in thisanag. & lit.; rake4
183PICKLEVHCE.g. sauerkraut (sour cabbage)3 mngs.; sour = treat with dilute acid; cabbage2
174EPEOLATRYVHCNon-standard bitter’s to be knocked back in record attempt – it avoids slurring of wordsaloe (rev.) in EP try; slur = disparage
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCAn intellectual game almost, in which unit follows unit sequentiallya rad in ches(s) & lit.
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCOh, Kings of Eastern countries whence
Came Gold, and Myrrh, and Frankincense,
Grant us means to Honest Toil.
Buddies, can you spare some Oil?
 
139PIEPOWDERVHCI never could abide taking medicine after foodpie1, powder
105Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)VHCAll on animal barge cheer – an olive bract drew our ‘Hooray!’ 
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHCAn ancient who’s received Her Majesty’s blessinganag. incl. ER; bless3 = beat, wound
97TREBUCHETSecondA large spinner once restored the determination of Robert the Bruceanag. incl. t; spin = send hurtling
92BRAINWASHVHCWill Arabs win and Holland’s leader yield to pressure to change sides?anag. + H; will2
75GROCETERIAVHCRoget and C. are fantastic – inside them one finds choice store of titbitsI in anag.; find = supply
66NONSENSEThirdIn reverse, going backward, backward, backward – BAM!on (rev.) + ESN, ESN (all rev.)
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHonest folk deserve respect; such men as a/re, get oursAmin, tregetours
1972-1973
18EPIGONEVHCSprout pie, being unusual, has Egon in rapturesanag. + anag.; sprout = scion; ref. Egon Ronay
5SCEUOPHYLAXVHCEastern holy cups are laid out by one before a crossanag. incl. E + a, X, & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1158ELEPHANT-SEALFirstSportively tells a peahen it belongs in a large podanag.
1143MORGIANAVHCI thrust into villainous captain a sharp piece of steelI in Morgan + a & lit.; ref. Capt. Henry M.; piece = woman
1969-1970
1084ANGEL-FOODVHCBacker for negro tumbling act—they eat it up on Broadwayangel + fo’ + do (rev.)

 
HCs awarded to D. V. Harry
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2016-2017
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2318 TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2283 BARGAIN
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2205 CUMBERSOME
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2083 BEWITCH
  2074 BENNET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2036 AL CONTO
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1949 PALFRENIER
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1901 SANITISE
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1849 AUXESIS
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1823 KISS
  1814 HIPSTER
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1797 HEART
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1698 CROSSTIE
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
  1646 BLACK
  1641 GADGETEER
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1992-1993
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1030 PASTILLE
  1026 LET-OFF
  1021 BEARD
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  922 REFORMADO
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  869 HOLD-UPS
  866 NECTAREOUS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  853 DEBACLE
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  809 DOLCE VITA
  801 LINCHET
  796 UPHOLSTERY
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  774 VICTORINE
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  701 BALUSTRADE
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
  688 CUCURBITAL
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  675 CONSTERNATE
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  649 AUSTRALORP
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  590 MINEVER
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  452 DISSENTERISM
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  406 BOIL
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  401 GO-AHEAD
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  375 SPREATHE
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  298 NOSER
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  221 PADDY-WHACK
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  161 ANCON
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  135 GABIONADE
  130 EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)
  123 SCATTERGOOD
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
  84 MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)
  79 SLAPSTICK
  62 SOLITAIRES
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  36 CRUSADER
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1131 CAROUSER (Misprints)
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
 


Annual Honours record of D. V. Harry
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20170 2 5
2015-20160 5 6 23
2014-20151 (0, 1, 0) 4 6 16
2013-20140 3 7
2012-20130 6 3 16
2011-20121 (0, 1, 0) 1 8
2010-20110 5 3 15
2009-20100 3 1
2008-20091 (0, 0, 1) 4 6 12
2007-20080 1 8
2006-20070 0 10
2005-20060 3 4
2004-20050 3 4
2003-20040 1 6
2002-20030 0 1
 
1995-19961 (0, 0, 1) 0 0
 
1992-19930 1 1
1991-19920 0 6
1990-19910 2 1
1989-19900 2 4
1988-19891 (0, 0, 1) 3 7 15
1987-19880 2 7
1986-19871 (0, 1, 0) 3 5 16
1985-19861 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 20
1984-19850 1 6
1983-19840 4 3 22
1982-19831 (1, 0, 0) 1 3
1981-19820 2 3
1980-19810 1 5
1979-19800 3 7
1978-19790 4 1 15
1977-19780 2 6
1976-19771 (0, 0, 1) 4 3 13
1975-19762 (1, 0, 1) 2 3 7
1974-19750 4 3 23
1973-19742 (0, 1, 1) 4 4 5
1972-19730 2 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19711 (1, 0, 0) 1 2
1969-19700 1 0