Clues written by P. W. Marlow
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P. W. Marlow83227918487Dec 1987Oct 201830y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2408LUNCHEONETTEVHCSee term for smallish resort for one tucking into croissant, sayc, h in anag. in lunette, & lit.
2399CHARMEUSEVHCSuch elegant material is woven leaving all eg in tat unsettled?anag. less anag., & lit.
2395PURITANISMVHCA must in prig with no end of pontificating, possibly?anag. less g, & lit.
2382STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)VHCEvidence, say, of top brass section with trumpeter’s opening perfectly developedbrass; s + t + ripe
2373CACOGASTRICVHCSee adjective applied to cases of consuming too acidic ingredients possibly? About rightc + a + anag. of outer letters incl. r, & lit.
2364COMPOST HEAPVHCPatch with some bits of peelings offloaded for decompositionanag. incl. p, o, & lit.
2360VIDENDASecondRavel and Verdi with no end of Bruckner? They’re appreciated by discerning typesanag. less r
2016-2017
2356PUBLIC SERVANTVHCRecorder, maybe, and clarinets played with bit of vigour behind piano and refined bassp, U, b + anag. incl. v
2338TRUMPVHCProperty mogul can be reviewed poorly, e.g. ——comp. anag. & lit.
2330BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)VHCInsipid shop I’m altering having front replaced near entrance to business zoneanag.; anag. incl. b, z
2325MASONVHCThis artisan could construct mansion as artcomp. anag. & lit.
2313PERFECTVHCPolish origins of Frédéric Chopin, pianistic expert, rated especially telling when reviewedanag. of first letters
2015-2016
2279CLEMENTINEVHCFreud, say, is associated with popular portraiture ultimately of an infallible authority?Clement + in + e; ref. Lucian F.
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCVehicle for Whistler, say – some oil applied with touches in beautifully wrought nocturnesanag. incl. b, w, n; ref. Whistler, painter & Canadian ski resort
2270FENESTRAVHCFrance’s foremost art seen in review? Louvre might feature in suchF + anag.
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCDangers with no end of dense tangle in jungle – where gorillas thrive?anag. less e; gorilla = thug
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCTime one’s spent tackling foremost character in logodaedaly – pint for celebrationpoint; l in anag.
2014-2015
2230GATES OF DEATHVHCFated stage to which finally one resorts?anag. incl. o, h, & lit.
2218FOREIGNERVHCTraining in Greek for those finishing elite college – subject that’s unfamiliar?anag. incl. Gr., e, e
2213SOLECISMVHCBad form schoolmistress disciplined expelling rowdy hard sortsanag. less anag. incl. H
2209(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)VHCInstant crisis with Isis unleashed having captured territory beside Euphrates principallyfirst letters in cr
2200BRINDISIVHCHealth treatment required for cases of infection better isolated indoorsanag. of first & last letters
2013-2014
2183SANGRAILVHCMarginals swayed with no end of Euroscepticism – an unattainable ambition?anag. less m
2012-2013
2135LOBVHCShot skied from baseline? I mark seed’s fine ——comp. anag. & lit.; ref. tennis
2118BLOKEISHVHCFamiliar slip containing what’s foremost in logodaedaly? Certainlyl oke in bish; ref. AZ slip
2113PICAROONVHCTeach, perhaps, piano or dancing around collegec in anag.; ref. Edward T., aka ‘Blackbeard’
2105TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)VHCObama’s an aloof sort? Polls in electoral battlegrounds evidence Romney gaining considerable national appeal on reflectionfirst letters; nat. it (rev.); ref. US presidential election
2096TRICKVHCJohn Terry’s original mistake is getting caught in ethnocentric kerfuffleT + rick3, & hidden; ref. racial row in football
2011-2012
2083BEWITCHVHCUnrest in much of Tibet (with West intervening) is seen by Chinese as intrigueW in anag. less t + Ch.
2078RÉCOLLETVHCI might be found in chapter following God and with old order in retreat?Re + c + o tell (rev.), & lit.
2074BENNETVHCElizabeth encapsulating the ultimate in Jane Austen characterisation?last letters in Bet, & lit.
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCFaltering European trade is deemed not half a threat to Brusselsanag. incl. E, (dee)med
2049PARTY-POOPERVHCPoor type for mixing after introductions to people at receptions?p, a, r + anag., & lit.
2010-2011
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCAmateur with one magic golf shot having taken out new driver – a feat becoming a major?A + anag. less L
2000TWO THOUSANDVHCCook was not out around close of fourth day getting a hundred scoreh in anag. + d; 20 x 100 = 2,000; ref. Alastair C.
2009-2010
1979FAR-OUTFirstTerm for modern expressed by a nut for jazzing?anag. less n, & lit.
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCNorthern clan learnt in battles to defend essential character of Scotssept + o in anag.
1967SUBORDINATELYVHCTenor’s audibly off-key? Baritone’s duly struggling in a lesser way2 anags.
1945PRISONVHCPound is prone to slide with first sign of economy failinganag. less e
2008-2009
1927TONSURE (Spoonerisms)VHCOne abandoning grooming routines dropped combanag. less I; cropped dome
1918PALAMPOREVHCA curry featured in proper cooking bringing out the ultimate in flavour in Indian spread?a + lam in anag. less r
1910BARPERSONVHCFonda might employ such acting in case of blockbuster (a piece of superlative performing)a in b, r + per s on; fonda = tavern
1906MORSEVHCCook some explorer ultimately? Endeavour’s memorably associated with himanag. incl. r; ref. James Cook, captain of ‘The Endeavour’
1901SANITISEVHCEnd for Ross? Auntie is disowning sign of uncouthness in order to turn cleans + anag. less u
2007-2008
1845UPBRAIDVHCDress down? I put on drab wear ignoring fashionanag. less ton
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCBaffling anagram? I left it lacking time as scribbles at side of paperanag. incl. I, l, i(t)
1823KISSVHCStash of crack is smuggled – and smack?hidden
1814HIPSTERVHCOriginator of Tarzan I perhaps misjudged dismissing apparently Burroughs?anag. of TI perh(ap)s; ref. E. R. and William B.
1804CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)VHCFeel for wit fair game around group being close to abusivefit wear; lot in chess + ens + e
2005-2006
1758BIMBETTEVHCI might show pout captivating male and character almost wholly without head for learningm in bib + (l)ette(r), & lit.
1753DIAGONALVHCWhat might be constructed on a grid (a line) concealing setter’s end?anag. incl l, less r, & lit.; ref. AZ’s message in d.
1752MIDWINTERVHCTerm devised to encapsulate single day with earliest signs of impending nightfall?I d w + first letters all in anag., & lit.
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)VHCTerribly idle oaf having to ditch fine idealsanag. less f; ditch
1698CROSSTIEVHCDash of Coe stirs support at trackanag.
1694MISINTERPRETVHCTwig badly loose in trees? Trim bit of pruning required!anag. incl. p
2002-2003
1615RUGATEVHCMoggy scratching head close to home on mat – characteristic of old puss?rug + (c)at + e; puss2
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCSomething akin to panic in US entails mobilising beside border in Kuwaitanag. + t; ref. panic2
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)VHCGood tennis (not one sign of nerves) played by one such as Davenportseating; g + anag. less n + a; ref. Lindsay D., US tennis player
2001-2002
1563SLYBOOTSVHCFox and Sky emptied OB slot for broadcastanag. incl. S(k)y
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCSlope, perhaps, and hotel a good resort developed no end for winteranag. incl g, less r; ref. Obadiah S.
1554PEARLVHCPossibly baroque representation of Raphael lacking in joyful expressionanag. less ha; b. = type of pear
1541CHUPRASSYFirstPage, say? Such works acquiring rupeesr in anag. incl p, & lit.
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCSeaman displaying authority remains composed around goal with the Gunners pinned backterm + RA (rev.) in anag.; ref. David S., Arsenal goalkeeper
1519CARRY-ONVHCThat appears in the wake of Morris, say, and Kingyon after car R, & lit.; ref. Desmond M./Stephen K.
2000-2001
1494MARATHONVHCMobile R. Mota, a name associated with such at finish?anag. incl. a, n, h, & lit.
1489FRONT-BENCHERVHCFoot or Benn etc, leading character in House, when recollected? Right!f + anag. incl. H + r; & lit.
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCPaisley features in colourful ran/ge men find attractive 
1999-2000
1433NEANDERTHALVHCNear the ultimate in illiberal and crude?anag. & lit.
1424HEISTSecondLeads to the security industry employing heavies if recurrent?first letters rev., & lit.
1998-1999
1402PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)VHCAcross pond, trippers delight in such swans circling near side of caféone-step; to in pens + e
1394BERGAMOTVHCWoven mat or e.g. source of balmanag. incl. b, & lit.
1996-1997
1294TRANSENNAVHCScreen that’s around shrine must be replaced; horde crush site and ——!comp. anag. & lit.
1277NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)VHCIt’s initially indicated by nightfall occurring very early (by European regulation)first letters & lit.
1273SIPOREXVHCOpera having dropped amateur is converted into big hit and material of artistic value?anag. less in six
1994-1995
1186GRISELDAVHCLarge bit of dock is uprooted – piece of patience?anag.; piece = woman, patience = type of dock
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘In’ al/ehouses should not have fake Spanish atmospherealdea
1113EMPLASTRUMVHCSlap me, when injured, on part of body? That’s about right!anag. + r in tum, & lit.
1108GREENVHCChoreographer’s finale is inspired by dancing of Gene Kelly?r in anag.; ref. Petra Kelly, former leaders of German Greens
1992-1993
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)VHCCaring for lone adult confined inside drains energyA in saps go; fare in Cologne
1078KIRBEHVHCLeads to essential relief in blistering Kuwaiti heat, when overturned?anag. of first letters & lit.
1991-1992
1039TOLERABLEVHCRoll of long, plain group with the end of ‘Widdicombe Fair’l bare lot (all rev.) + e
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHCIn area PM represented, ‘juicy variety’ Sun requires has pack scrambling for top coverage for Major?anag.; S + anag.
1990-1991
961WAVESONVHCOdd bits of wood near vessel in a wrecked state?anag. of alternate letters, & lit.

 
HCs awarded to P. W. Marlow
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2018-2019
  2417 ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2369 FACETIAE
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2347 ASLEEP
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2318 TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2300 MISHMASH
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2283 BARGAIN
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2205 CUMBERSOME
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2187 WEST
  2178 PARISON
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2161 FARRAGO
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2109 THICKETY
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2087 ROCKET
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
  2053 PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2036 AL CONTO
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  2014 HACKETTE
  2012 BLOATING
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1962 ANADEM
  1958 HANGDOG
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1797 HEART
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1762 DUDDERY
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1711 MINUS
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1667 CLARINI
  1650 SAPHENA
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1646 BLACK
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1611 LEISLER
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1593 MANSUETE
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1585 SHIATSU
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1502 RAPPEL
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1454 GET-UP
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1428 CRICETID
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1385 PANTRIES
  1367 SANBENITOS
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1325 UPROOTAL
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1303 PONIARD
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1286 CHALET
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
  1181 SLADE
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1165 YAPSTER
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1134 TOVARICH
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1126 CHEATERY
  1122 BASILIAN
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1061 MAGIC
  1056 ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  982 ALMANAC
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  930 SABULOSE
  913 ARCHIBALD
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  882 DOSSIER
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
 
1987-1988
  814 SPOUSAGE
 


Annual Honours record of P. W. Marlow
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20181 (0, 1, 0) 6 3 10
2016-20170 5 8 19
2015-20160 4 6 28
2014-20150 5 6 19
2013-20140 1 9
2012-20130 5 5 21
2011-20120 5 6 17
2010-20110 2 9
2009-20101 (1, 0, 0) 3 8 18
2008-20090 5 6 16
2007-20080 1 5
2006-20070 4 5 26
2005-20060 3 8
2004-20050 3 7
2003-20040 0 8
2002-20030 3 9
2001-20021 (1, 0, 0) 5 4 9
2000-20010 3 6
1999-20001 (0, 1, 0) 1 8
1998-19990 2 4
1997-19980 0 6
1996-19970 3 4
1995-19960 0 7
1994-19950 1 5
1993-19940 3 8
1992-19930 2 4
1991-19920 2 4
1990-19910 1 6
1989-19900 0 4
1988-19890 0 3
1987-19880 0 1