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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2403SWALE (Spoonerisms)VHCFiery men overturning European regulationsmiry fen; E laws (rev.)
2399CHARMEUSEVHCAlternative to cashmere bearing posh labelU in anag., & lit.
2390POISSON D’AVRILFirstPerhaps spaghetti trees or ravioli ponds should be treated with a pinch of saltanag. incl s; ref. famous 1957 ‘Panorama’ hoax
2376SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)VHCFollowing broadcast, Spain’s in turmoil about divided structuresow + tree in anag.; ref. Catalonia
2369FACETIAEVHCFemale, not being embarrassed, ignored affectionate off-colour quipsanag. less anag. incl. f
2364COMPOST HEAPVHCMPs too embroiled in tatty decaying pileanag. in cheap; ref. House of Commons
2016-2017
2347ASLEEPVHCAmerica to experience Trump’s extreme character, left caught nappingl in A see p
2322VENTRICOSEVHCFollowing early market upturn company involved with prominent corporationvent3 + co. in rise
2309GLOBETROTTERVHCDrop English batsman suffering from stress, last to score runs as touristglob E Trott + e, r; ref. Jonathan T.
2015-2016
2291AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCLaissez faire government le/t a steel company free to close plantref. Tata Steel
2283BARGAINVHCBank bonus broke agreementbar gain; 2 defs.; broke vb
2279CLEMENTINEVHCAttlee’s victory with electorate finally ousting W ChurchillClement (w)in + e; ref. 1945 election, C. Churchill
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCViolent gents portrayed in select literature as the Mobanag. in garland
2014-2015
2244AVANT-GARDISTEVHCI could produce deviant art as Goebbels, primarily, heldG in anag., & lit.
2013-2014
2191PLUGVHCStop pack being form of tobacco promotion4 meanings
2178PARISONVHCEgotistical character interrupting minister on inflation could produce a fiascoI in parson; f. = bottle
2148ZOLLVEREINVHCExchanging pounds sterling, levy almost zero in free trade areaanag. incl. L, less y + in
2012-2013
2105TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)VHCTime one beat stupendous Wimbledon champion, not defeated initially, an undemonstrative charactert I tan; (Stefan) E(d)berg
2096TRICKFirstSell old fob watch3 meanings
2011-2012
2083BEWITCHVHCCourt with sex appeal firing heart?w it for n in bench, & lit.
2074BENNETVHCA common habit of an Austen heroine (marriage finally for love) such as Elizabeth or Jane?bonnet with e for 0
2070MISTREATMENTVHCTeam is furious about Terry’s innermost character and players getting caught in race abuser in anag. + men in TT; ref. John T. affair
2062APPLE-KNOCKERVHCAmerican for coarse, bumbling Peckham plonkeranag. with A for ham; ref. ‘Only Fools and Horses’
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCI could rate as malevolent being downright heartlessperi sh(e)er, & lit.; rate
2010-2011
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCName for a touch of rococo in elaborate marble archn for r in anag., & lit.
2012BLOATINGVHCResult of endless overindulgence having consumed a lot indiscriminatelyanag. in bing(e), & lit.
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCPoint round about first of occasions male lit trial cigarette?o, m, in go, fag all in ace; & lit.
2000TWO THOUSANDVHCWho stands out with no end of sexiness? That’s fantastic MManag. less s; ref. Marilyn Monroe
1997FADOVHCPrimarily folk rather than soul, melancholy love songf for s in sad + 0, & lit.
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEVHCThe Faerie Queen is without measure – this might constitute a plugperi + que(en)
1962ANADEMThirdDecoration that’s trimmed, twisted and placed on onean + meda(l) (rev.), & lit.
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCKnocking our favourite finally from amateur dancing produces a shock reactionout; anag. less e
2007-2008
1871FAIRY GOLDFirstCause of inflation unknown, government in collapse, money becoming worthlessair y g all in fold
1858HUMONGOUSVHCTitanic: entertaining, no good as a slice of realityng for r in humorous; ref. film
1849AUXESISVHCA universal result of mounting libido is in tumescencea + U + sex (rev.) + is
2006-2007
1823KISSSecondDropping centre of scrum risks broken neckanag. less r; ref. rugby football
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCOperation embodied in false surrender e.g. concealing half of guns in retreatuse in anag. les sn, & lit.
1797HEARTVHCMeat balls2 meanings
1788ETHEREAL OILSVHCNow nearly everyone is enthralled by European works such as produced by Bachthere al(l) in E toils; ref. Bach flower remedies
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCWhittle about Terry not quite 100%, the basis of blooming display at Chelsea?Terr(y) in pare; ref. football, C. flower show
1762DUDDERYThirdClouts ineffective bowler across the pond, no trace of balldud der(b)y
1753DIAGONALVHCBias: a loading that’s skewedanag.
2004-2005
1719ANHELATIONVHCNeeding a pee, relief in a race leaves us gaspinghel(p) in a nation; ref. Paula Radcliffe
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)SecondEnd of voyage, Ellen finally cracks celebratory bottlelagena; e, n in gala (adj)
1689SYNODVHCLearned men set up to comprehend the ultimate in theologyy in dons (rev.), & lit.
2003-2004
1676CRINGE-MAKINGVHCConcealing joint, Mick Jagger, ninety, half cut, is prancing about – it’s ——anag. incl nin(ety) less J, & lit.
1659SCAREDY-CATVHC‘Craven A’ and popular tipple suffering a rise in tax – that’s traditionalA + cyder (rev.) in scat; ref cigarettes
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCNot straight about secret name being released, Hutton Report initially too curtailed, has riveting effectc + anag. incl. n; HR als(o)
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCA shining light revealing a tableau, Wise Men meeting a family group of threeMagi clan tern
1646BLACKVHCConrad, for example, depicting horror in ‘Heart of Darkness’ref. Conrad B., Joseph Conrad
1624BELAYVHCSecure by looping round middle of cleat in knotted fashionanag. in by, & lit.
2002-2003
1602FENESTRAVHCPossible terrorist gang interned by a judge who’s reversed summarily – a loophole perhaps?nest in a ref (rev.)
1593MANSUETEVHCOne-time domestic servant, pursued by outside police force, Queen gets releasedman + su(R)eté; ref. P. Burrell
1585SHIATSUVHCMassaging nude, therapists pretend this works as an alternative treatmentcomp. anag.
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCVirago published, there being no bar, raunchy, gay chapteranag. less pub + May; feminist publishers
2001-2002
1563SLYBOOTSVHCNothing in lobby system is manipulated – spinning by me exceptedcomp. anag. incl. 0, & lit.; ref. spin doctor
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)VHCSecurity check reports a perfunctory duty that’s not completedpat + rol(e)
1541CHUPRASSYVHCDomestic pussy-cat’s lost tail tangling with Henry and Rexanag. less t, incl. H, R
1537CAFTANThirdLoose Middle-Eastern outfit sheltering one violent fanaticanag. less I; ref. al-Qaida
1524INGRATITUDEVHCLack of appreciation because of grey demeanour Tories’ leader discardedin + gr. + a(t)titude; ref. J. Major
1519CARRY-ONVHCClamour surrounding the Gunners rising just after A Visit to Highbury perhaps?RA (rev.) in cry + on; ref. sequel to ‘Emma’ by Joan Austen-Leigh
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHCNasty Nick’s dominant character consumed by arroganceN in side; ref. TV series ‘Big Brother’
1511DEEP-SEATEDVHCProfound debate rages about sacrificing the essential character of Britishness after race is brought upspeed (rev.) + anag. less B
1502RAPPELVHCEminem’s music accompanied by endless rage is a pulsating invitation to violencerap + pel(t)
1480SAMARITANVHCLifesaver receiving a distress call: ‘Santa Maria foundering with one overboard’anag. less a
1999-2000
1463REVERSIONALVHCRecurrent source of violence in Sierra Leone, endlessly in turmoilv in anag. less e
1459GREATEST (Spoonerisms)VHCPest of the back street gang not half mixed upbest…pack; anag. incl. ga(ng)
1450PRETENDANTVHCNot quite fair about Ken, polled ahead of Dobson and Norris initially, being a candidate(K)en + D a N in prett(y); ref. London mayoralty
1437MISTLETOEVHCA seasonal excuse for ‘Brief Encounter’? A film on old-fashioned restraint, love and the essential character of the Englishmist + let2 + 0 + E
1433NEANDERTHALVHCReactionary heartland in revolt following bill abolishing foremost of blood-sportsne(b) + anag.
1428CRICETIDVHCConservative right in charge – upset veteran saying, ‘It’s lemming-like’C + r + i/c +dite (rev.)
1419SPLODGESecondGood-for-nothing poodles being incontinent – this could be the result!anag. with g for 0, & lit.
1415MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)VHCGive a gas/p when central heating is fixed promptly. 
1998-1999
1398PERMETHRINVHCWhat’s devastating near Hemiptera, last one eradicatedanag. incl. nr less a, & lit.
1385PANTRIESVHCAlternatives to drawers containing what’s used for recipe?r in panties, & lit.
1380RAPPORT (Misprints)VHCClose the gate after rebukerap port; tie
1367SANBENITOSVHCBaffled sensation born of habits acquired when confronted by Ximenes perhapsanag. incl. b; of = consisting of
1997-1998
1346PHARISEEVHCFellow endlessly going round splitting hairsanag. in pee(r), & lit.
1338SMART ALECVHCSting associated with Guinness, perhaps one too clever by halfsmart Alec
1334CATACHRESTICSecondDubious cachet associated with racist using incorrect languageanag.; ref. backlash against PC language
1996-1997
1284STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCJoseph, for example, is associated with a story: what was radiant material used to make a garment?STA(LIN ING)LE; ’s + tale
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCI’m mental about endless latheringanag. less t, & lit.
1268ARGIE-BARGIEVHCI hold, contrariwise, English to be inferior to Argentine beefI grab (all rev.) E below Argie
1264TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)VHCOld wood broken by repeated practice, game played with 3 iron taking 5 with short exclamation that’s vehement!drill in tree; V 0 in ferrous
1260OUT-AND-OUTVHCAbsolutely devastating to Ulster Unionist to embrace rising Nationalist partyNat (rev.) do in anag. incl. UU
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCPastor with perverted doctrine, the principle of apartheid having replaced loveP + anag. with a tar 0, & lit.
1242KNOCKERSVHCNew Australians following Keating’s lead, these detractors might slump without supportK n ockers, 2 defs.; ref. Paul K.
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThanks to Tories, railways al/ter city services – withdrawn 
1234AVANT-PROPOSVHCScript that’s first and foremost porn. A TV soap is savagedanag.; ref ‘Brookside’ controversy
1232The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)VHCNicholson must hate what Tories would do. 
1225CURRYVHCCall boxing a sport? That’s preposterous, victim being deadRU (rev.) in cry; ref recent tragedy in boxing
1212HILDINGThirdDrum made endless repetitive noise – that’s oldie’s description of funkhil(l) ding; ref funk music
1994-1995
1200Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)ThirdRay upset about gripe – Atherton’s position no longer tenable(C)AP(T)AINRY; pain in anag.; ref. R. Illingworth, England team manager
1181SLADEVHCClough unsettled Leeds, acting briefly after Revie’s final partinganag. + a, less e
1178BOOTLEGVHCForged logo? – bet it’s ——anag.
1169BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)VHCJolly powerful explosive following endless bomb damage ruins east of Paddington perhapsblit(z,) + HE;anag. + E
1161ADIAPHORONVHCMature restraint possessed by paranoid schizophrenic? You don’t have to believe itho in anag.
1993-1994
1130AGRESTALThirdAs garden not half let run to seed?anag. & lit.
1992-1993
1087OLD SOLDIERThirdLord’s in disarray about one that’s played a lot and is popular ex-captain perhapsoldie in anag.; ref. Gower affair
1069(P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)VHCOne tops chief-justice perhaps without old school tie being involvedanag. less o
1065TANDOORIVHC‘Indo-roast’ cooked with no end of spicesanag. less s & lit.
1061MAGICVHCAugust, not, looking back, endlessly fine spellmagnific less fin(e) (rev. )
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCSporting Etonian runs for love – that’s the spiritlove; r for 0 in anag.
1991-1992
1039TOLERABLEVHCIndifferent Ballesteros, losing heart, drops second shotanag. less s, s
1030PASTILLEVHCTake out Trollope’s first Palliser novel for something soothing to savouranag. incl. T minus r
1013ALVEARYVHCA really fantastic victory for the left – a source of sweetness for the workersanag. with V for L
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINVHCProceed with brief to crack IRA by total bar on communicationon + curt in IRA + in
982ALMANACVHCAnnual grant to charities cut throughout by capping of councilalm(s) ana c
969BUNTERFirstOne on the prowl for food with breadth rather than height as primary characteristicb for h in hunter & lit.
965EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)VHC‘Go on and on’ line repulsed attempt to drop leader of Conservativesdrop; ra(c)e (rev.) + bash
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHCOxford is one of these places associated with upper-class, dissolute loafers? Certainly not!places U anag.; 2 defs
926NERDVHCAn annoying drip – turn water completely off with both tapsdrench (rev.) less H, C
922REFORMADOThirdType active in left-wing circle?form a in red + O, & lit.
895TONE DEAFVHCConfusing do, fa and nete?anag. & lit.
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHC‘No end to mandate’, Mrs T resolved – it’s dreadful!anag. incl. e
878MOUSEPIECEVHCWeakling needs iron to get a bit of beefiron, piece = gun
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)VHCInnkeeper turning funny about extra lodging, ideal wife brought about cry of wonder in sort of penlandlord, biro; and in droll (rev.); rib (rev.) + O!
853DEBACLEVHCRush managed to return North, almost back in – the end of Aldridge?bac(k) in led (rev.) + e; ref. Ian R.
849VISITEVHCModel, in bid for success, discarded clothing above the waistsit in vie
1987-1988
823SARBACANEThirdRioting Arabs to get measure of Israelis? Hard lacking a missile launcheranag. + cane(h)
796UPHOLSTERYVHCPolyurethane giving off a nitrogen compound?anag., less a, N & lit.; ref. emission of cyanide gas from burning p. furnishings
792DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBrash Australian la/w champion crushing top-ranking opponent in dramatic court encounter 
1986-1987
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCTaking off cap to Azed, laugh at my faltering pasticheanag. less A
1985-1986
714MOTEVHCCause of contamination could be atomic pile that’s no longer in service3 meanings
712PANTOMIME HORSEVHCTerm associated with Homo sapiens in disguise (head of rear section out of sight)anag. less s & lit.
688CUCURBITALVHCLike a squash club with a court to be rebuilt, one entering for nothingI for O in anag.
683BANISHVHCTransport strike off2 meanings
1984-1985
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCLiverpool? My footb/all team is Everton! 
653INTERNUNCIOVHCFormation of union certain to be complicated without one?anag. less a, & lit.
649AUSTRALORPVHCModified part with universal solar battery might be packed with this type of layeranag. incl. U
1983-1984
627AMBIENTThirdIf miners’ leader supplants Conservative reshuffle of Cabinet could be in the airanag. with m for C
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘Home Secretary maintains Metropolitan Police for m/artial law enforcement’ (agency) 
610DOUBLETHINKVHCThis might be exhibited by far left in 2000 – or nowthin (golf) in double K (1,000) ; now = 1984
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCSteel: original leader of Alliance and SDP, associated with Scots borderoriginal; anag. + roon
1982-1983
559EMBASEThirdTake down embassy flag having been expelledembas(sag)e
558MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)VHCHeard of marvellous, fantastic E.T.? Cinema’s filling for the seasonhead; anag.
556SWEAL (Misprints)VHCToast and buttergutter; 2 meanings
543STAYING POWERVHCWhat one needs to finish race in sporting way, struggling?e in anag. & lit.
538INGRAINVHCInveterate Tory – ‘Leading member of government’s wet’i.e. g in in rain
534DODGEMVHCMargaret being returned after poll might have to make a U-turn to avoid impending crashdod + Meg (rev.)
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLEVHCRile Meg (leading character) with motel getting destroyed – the blooming thing goes on for everanag. incl. M; ref. TV’s ‘Crossroads’
495CACOETHESVHCWhat’s formed by a derivative of coca, sniffed initially, now no longer easily injected?ethe in anag. + s, & lit.
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCI’d be involved in books on mounting work which includes page protectionI in bb + p. egis in toil (rev.), & lit.
473HERRING-BONEThirdSingular result of German invasion? A certain type of struttingHerr in G.B. + one; ref. goose-step
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCForm of art comprising additional symbolic representation on the end of trireme?plus in anag. + e, & lit.
460SWOOPSecondStrike having circled round?O in swop, & lit.
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCManipulating tax, rich boss could provide this losing only a little bit of moneyanag. less m & lit.
430TEGULAVHCThatcher has no use for this endless legal bickering with Trade Unionanag.: lega(l), TU; bicker = quiver
1979-1980
371GRADINVHCFrom which we get uproar after first of the goals by the Gunners?g + RA + din; Arsenal, Cup Final
1978-1979
349ODDCOMESHORTVHCNot paired off right after amorous murmur about engagement – I might be left on the shelfodd + mesh in coo + rt.
340BOOKSIEVHCWhat one might call Lord Alfred Douglas that’s about right?OK in Bosie, & lit.
332NUT-CASEVHCCake with fruit on the outsidenut, case; cake = madcap
1977-1978
306DICKENSVHCThis author’s characters which recur in his Papers are found in haunts of miseryick from Pickwick in dens, & lit.
294HUMECTVHCA small house with interior cement half crumbled away and rising dampcem(ent) (rev.) in hut
272MALAGUETTAVHCSort of grain, not half tart, embodying burning sensationague in malt + ta(rt), & lit.
259TRANSIREVHCWhat might accompany start of trade when restraint is relaxedanag. less t & lit.
1976-1977
255ROYAL SILVER JUBILEEVHCJamboree of rule with real joy visibleanag. & lit.
249RUDOLPH THE REINDEERVHCThere’s an animal of the Northern sky about, with redness always roundthere in Dolphin in rud e’er, & lit.
229METRICATEVHCOrder mile to be in French (one badly drafted Act involved)anag., in m être & lit.
208RALPHVHCTake A to M? I might, mischievouslyi.e. r. + half of alphabet & lit.
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCA frightening word applied to effigy not fit for childrenbo + g(U)y & lit.
169THUGGEEVHCUnionist bomb thrown back in the sectarian killingU, egg (rev.) in the
1974-1975
127FRITHSOKENVHCUnderwood’s right on top of last pair of batsmen – the pavilion might provide thisfrith’s OK en; ref. Derek U.
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1058Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)VHCHenry’s goal—marry, prove we could bear a son 

 
HCs awarded to C. A. Clarke
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2017-2018
  2395 PURITANISM
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2351 RHAGADES
  2338 TRUMP
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2325 MASON
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2287 VALET
  2270 FENESTRA
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2187 WEST
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2170 SAYONARA
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2135 LOB
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2122 NICETY
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2113 PICAROON
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2087 ROCKET
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2058 ROBUST
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2036 AL CONTO
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2014 HACKETTE
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1945 PRISON
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1866 BINGE
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1845 UPBRAID
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1814 HIPSTER
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1663 ARMAMENTARIA
  1650 SAPHENA
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1615 RUGATE
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1554 PEARL
  1550 MEMORITER
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1494 MARATHON
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
 
1999-2000
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1424 HEIST
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
 
1997-1998
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1336 STOCKING
  1329 PITHOS
  1325 UPROOTAL
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1290 NITERIE
  1286 CHALET
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1273 SIPOREX
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1190 DENARIUS
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1165 YAPSTER
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1074 DEMIREP
  1052 AGANIPPE
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1034 BURLAP
  1026 LET-OFF
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  961 WAVESON
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  913 ARCHIBALD
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  866 NECTAREOUS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  831 COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  814 SPOUSAGE
  809 DOLCE VITA
  805 LITOTES
  801 LINCHET
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  774 VICTORINE
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  762 OBELISE
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  709 GINGER
 
1984-1985
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  635 ROSEMARY
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  615 HISTORIETTE
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  603 FIGULINE
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
 
1982-1983
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  564 PARAMENT
  547 GLEEMAN
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  491 SEVENTY-EIGHT
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  452 DISSENTERISM
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  401 GO-AHEAD
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  319 PODESTA
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  289 AMNESIAC
 
1976-1977
  247 FLIVVER
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  225 VALETA
  221 PADDY-WHACK
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1974-1975
  152 ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 


Annual Honours record of C. A. Clarke
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20170 3 6
2015-20160 4 4 28
2014-20150 1 9
2013-20140 3 6
2012-20131 (1, 0, 0) 1 8
2011-20120 5 6 17
2010-20110 5 7 15
2009-20101 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 27
2008-20090 0 11
2007-20081 (1, 0, 0) 2 7 24
2006-20071 (0, 1, 0) 3 7 21
2005-20061 (0, 0, 1) 2 7 25
2004-20051 (0, 1, 0) 2 7 22
2003-20040 6 4 17
2002-20030 4 5 24
2001-20021 (0, 0, 1) 5 5 9
2000-20010 4 5 24
1999-20001 (0, 1, 0) 7 4 6
1998-19990 4 4 18
1997-19981 (0, 1, 0) 2 7 22
1996-19970 5 6 17
1995-19961 (0, 0, 1) 5 2 9
1994-19951 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 9
1993-19941 (0, 0, 1) 0 3
1992-19931 (0, 0, 1) 4 4 13
1991-19920 3 6
1990-19911 (1, 0, 0) 3 4 17
1989-19901 (0, 0, 1) 3 4 17
1988-19890 5 4 15
1987-19881 (0, 0, 1) 2 9 17
1986-19870 1 7
1985-19860 4 4 20
1984-19850 3 8
1983-19841 (0, 0, 1) 3 4 17
1982-19831 (0, 0, 1) 5 4 5
1981-19821 (0, 0, 1) 3 6 13
1980-19811 (0, 1, 0) 3 4 14
1979-19800 1 4
1978-19790 3 4
1977-19780 4 3 20
1976-19770 4 4 25
1975-19760 2 1
1974-19750 1 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 1 0