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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2408LUNCHEONETTEVHCWhere one could be served one cutlet then head off?anag. less t, & lit.
2399CHARMEUSEVHCM & S haute couture fashions Oldfield’s original tutu with this perhapscomp. anag. incl. O, & lit.; ref. Bruce O.
2378PROPOSALVHCGoing after Prince Harry soap role cut short for thisP + anag. less e, & lit.; ref. Meghan M, former soap actress
2376SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)VHCBoy-child’s sheltering was encapsulating religious symbol of Christmaspi in was + tree, all in son’s
2369FACETIAEVHCGetting a fee I act out lines worthy of Oscaranag.; ref. O. Wilde
2364COMPOST HEAPVHCDon’s a regular turn at this competition – he’s top banana ultimately for cluingcomp. + anag.; ref. Monty D., D. Manley
2016-2017
2325MASONVHCA male turned up bottom of trousers over leg to become this?a m (rev.) + s + on; ref. initiation ceremony forMasons
2322VENTRICOSEVHCTenor voices must ring out like Pavarottianag. less O
2015-2016
2283BARGAINThirdSave more, striking onebar (a)gain, & lit.
2279CLEMENTINEVHCOrange men entice Loyalists initially with abuse of popeanag. incl. L; 2 defs.
2274SIMPATICOVHCSpanish/Italian originally, I’m apt to make good companyS, I + anag., & lit.
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCWhat could transport be in Oslo round winter months primarily?w, m in anag., & lit.
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCFellow engaged in Liberal protest about religious instructionanag. incl. F, RI, & lit.
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCDozens sit and start to enjoy meal arranged for Azed’s ——: something to be tastedtoasted; comp. anag.
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCOne wanting its length reduced must cut boozea + anag. incl. l in wine, & lit.
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCIt’s abusing kerb loading up?anag. & lit.
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCBearer of Christmas gifts stopped around manger finally – Eastern monarchs about to regard SaviourREINDEER/REDEEMER; REINERDEEMER; r in reined + E; deem in ER × 2
2012-2013
2118BLOKEISHVHCFor this sort there’s bosh like Nutsanag. & lit.; ref. magazine
2113PICAROONVHCOne noted for stealing gold hoisted aboardPica + or (rev.) + on, & lit.
2011-2012
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCI erase ’em spattering with DDTanag. & lit.
2010-2011
2014HACKETTEVHCTake the coalition’s leading character with artifice? One didanag. incl. c; take = cheat, deceive; ref. V. Cable
2009-2010
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCPut another way, it’s near t’ North Poleanag. incl. N, & lit.
1945PRISONVHCSpoil iron bar to make slick break out here?anag. less oil, & lit.
2008-2009
1932NINE-TO-FIVEVHCIf No 10 performs reshuffle this person has short time in office perhapsanag. incl. ten + I’ve
1910BARPERSONVHCWho could get sober patron drunk if wanting toanag. less to & lit.
1897WASH-OUTSecondA show going off on a high note? Certainly not!anag. + ut, & lit.
1888RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFor teachers marking exams: was something to be a/mended? 
2007-2008
1856LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCute missions by half-ba/ked politicians at summitref. Bali conference on climate change
2006-2007
1823KISSVHCSmack children (sons, not daughters)kids with s for d
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCWhat could be deployed, say, in Napoleon’s way with resistance by British army unit?used e.g. in rue R RE, & lit.
1797HEARTVHC‘Try a little tenderness’ comes from ithear + t, & lit.; ref. Otis Redding song
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHCWherein meat’s cooked trendily and French giving shock to those starting orders of steak and getting horseanag. + in + et; appal + first letters
1784TEARAWAYVHCOne immature, consumed by drink perhaps, ending in delinquencya raw in tea + y, & lit.
2005-2006
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHomer’s an oaf despite mar/rying to reform himref. The Simpsons
1752MIDWINTERVHCYou may find stormy and snowier times in this seasoncomp. anag. & lit.
1741LORD NELSONVHCHaving repositioned lens do see fleet all around? He denied itanag. in lo RN; ref. ‘I see no ships’
1737ANIMUSVHCOne element of masculinity in area of interest for certain psychologistsI m in anus, & lit.; see anal
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSThirdRevolutionary socialist’s foremost bogeymananag. incl. s, & lit.
1719ANHELATIONVHCWhat gets one to inhale irregularlyanag., & lit.
1711MINUSVHCWhat reduces in sum.anag. & lit.
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCA lobe’s first appearing in side of face could be thisanlage; a l in gena, & lit.
1702WORDSMITHERYSecondNovel style of modish writer with yen for a bit of innovation could show itanag. with y for i, & lit.
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCBit of fuzz I have round face manifest before dark’s first set inf + I’ve O clock + a. d in show, & lit.
1698CROSSTIEVHCTight corset is requisite to dress lines without bulgesanag.
1689SYNODVHCIt sets out terms for laymen and clergy to discussanag. of last letters & lit.
2003-2004
1659SCAREDY-CATVHCMaybe worried character at Dorothy’s rear bursting into sort of singingcared + y in scat, & lit.; ref the Cowardly Lion in ‘The Wizard of Oz’
1646BLACKVHCBaron facing shortfall (no longer in it?)2 meanings.; ref. Conrad B.
1641GADGETEERVHCWho could have contrived durable gear e.g. to save labour craftily?comp. anag. & lit.
1637AMNESICVHCWhat one could get from abusing mescalin, losing most central of facultiesanag. less l, & lit.
2002-2003
1619GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn the stable were ox, ass and ma/re – precious gifts 
1615RUGATEVHCBeing this, disguised true age getting face finally lifted?anag. less e
1611LEISLERVHCI’ll see poorly, right?anag. + r, & lit.
1598PHRASEMONGERVHCWho deploys prose range with extremes of hyperbolism?anag. incl. h, m, & lit.
1593MANSUETEVHCMeek blessed at mount, see, repudiating OTanag. less OT; bless3 ; ref. Sermon on the Mount
1589JOKESMITHVHCSee him jest outrageously? That’s about rightOK in anag., & lit.
1585SHIATSUVHCIt involves kneading tissue with hand no endanag. less end, & lit.
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCMaid seen involved with hostility – one tit is possibly cut offanag. less anag. & lit.; ref Amazons’practice of removing one breast to facilitate archery
2001-2002
1541CHUPRASSYVHCOne could deliver odd letters for party such as found in a messanag. incl. p(a)r(t)y, & lit.
1537CAFTANVHCAfghan coat could form leading items of old hippie garb together with a ——comp. anag. incl. o, h, g, a, & lit.
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHCMalicious note in spin doctored outputn in side + 2 meanings
1506BARE(-)BONESVHCNub, and what it’s made of poor thievesnub = gist, gallows; bare bones
1494MARATHONVHCWhat requires a man to run hard briefly? Quite otherwiseanag. incl. r, h, & lit.
1492The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)VHCI steered caravel to Cuba, made much history. 
1489FRONT-BENCHERVHCFoot, T. Benn or frightful Thatcher’s no longer thatf + anag. + (That)cher, & lit.
1485BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)VHCSee Footsie endlessly fluctuating fan madness of the herd besetting our financial marketanag. less e; our in BSE
1480SAMARITANVHCFirst of strangers to assist a man having been muggedanag. incl. first letters, & lit.
1999-2000
1450PRETENDANTVHCOne soliciting: ‘Fancy ardent bit of nookie, pet?’anag. incl. n
1446NEWSPAPERDOMVHCIts product’s possibly wrapped some rock-salmon finallyanag. incl. n, & lit.
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCOne in mad rush round start of Hogmanay shed inhibitions to celebratelemming/thrips; p H in let rip + sing.
1433NEANDERTHALVHCSort elder than a Cro-Magnon, ultimatelyanag. incl. n, & lit.
1428CRICETIDVHCOne’s partial to expedite circles, given a wheelhidden rev. & lit.
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEFirstA butcher’s odd bits of steak go so well in a pieanag. of alternate letters
1398PERMETHRINVHCIt takes a second to do for thrips near mecomp. anag. incl. a s, & lit.
1387Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)VHCA Swansea lad calls to mind his rich myths. 
1385PANTRIESVHCTheir contents could be cooked in repastanag. & lit.
1380RAPPORT (Misprints)VHCBlow left fellow reelingrap port;feeling
1376LOGOVHCSpecially designed bits of graphic on organisation’s letterheadanag. of first letters, & lit.
1367SANBENITOSVHCOne with such garments could have been obeisant, sin being purgedcomp. anag. incl. I, & lit.
1997-1998
1342ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)VHCNip ear in scrum? That’s violation Barbarians are right to suppress finallyanag.; a lien s
1329PITHOSVHCOenophilists’ supply could, be in sole ——comp. anag. & lit.
1325UPROOTALVHCA fate Portillo endured somehow losing Enfield rated upsetcomp. anag. & lit.
1322CARPETVHCPart leaders of European Commission played in Brussels, sayanag. incl. EC; B., type of carpet
1316FINGERLICKIN’VHCLike some takeaway food? Fish portion with batter’s popularfinger lick in
1996-1997
1284STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCHoly man’s festival as of old sheds unique message of good willSTA(BLES SING)LE; St + ale
1273SIPOREXSecondSome artists get me to model: one may arrange me, see, in sexier posecomp. anag.
1995-1996
1255CATAFALCOVHCAbuse of coca fatal? Then this could provide the ultimate tripanag.
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCHeart may be troubled with this – then a death with coronaries could resultcomp. anag., & lit.
1242KNOCKERSVHCBristol City’s strikers, source of much disparagement3 mngs.; rhyming slang
1225CURRYSecondLast bits of your leftover turkey etc you may cook in thisanag. of last letters & lit.
1220CASSANDRAVHCI issued dire warnings misrepresented as canardsanag.
1216CHAPERONVHCCompanion an individual has to inhibit the onset of sexCH + a per(s)on, &lit.
1203CLERICALISMVHCExcessive power of ministers? ‘Conservative lie’ claims lead to resignations possiblyC + anag. incl. r
1994-1995
1180COLD TURKEYVHCWhat makes you flop after effect of snow?cold + turkey & lit.
1178BOOTLEGVHCWhat Capone did making profit within the law? Not himboot + leg(Al)
1174DINGLE-DANGLESecondSwinging both ways presents bit of dilemma: fancy Nigel, fancy Glendad + anag. + anag.
1161ADIAPHORONVHCA minor bit of heresy? Nothing to get wildly paranoid abouth + 0 in anag., & lit.
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTo get into the model tra/in figure is needed 
1113EMPLASTRUMThirdMule’s male part is out of order – when used for covering it’s sterileanag. incl. m
1108GREENVHCIntegrate variable – you could have found him at itcomp. anag. & lit.; ref. George G., mathematician and physicist 1793-1841
1992-1993
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)VHCHaving humour, sex-appeal and vitality could make a crooner lustsap SA go; lunar crust
1074DEMIREPVHCWoman of ill repute – one’s engaged by certain parties for CongressI in Dem Rep
1069(P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)VHCDisguise incomplete trichoses? Some suffering hair loss hope it cananag. less s
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)SecondAids can result from unsafe sex and her/oin – many cases 
1026LET-OFFVHCWhat to do with a banger when you have a blow-out? Spare is needed3 meanings
1021BEARDVHCA feature of the fourth part in life in Shakespeare?e in Bard: ref. ‘bearded like the pard’ in The Seven Ages of Man
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHCAnother variety from Jonathan does mean pair fellow’s engaged in solving’s kept ambiguous initially – one must go on topanag.; chap’s in s, k a
1000ONE THOUSANDVHCPresent output of Azed, primarily sound puzzling, following on the cryptic power of Xanag. + anag. incl. A; 1000 = 103
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCOdd bits of hornbeams, having been trimmed?anag. of odd letters & lit.
987IRON CURTAINFirstBorder, opening up now, needs one run further before close of playI r + on + curtain, ref, Alan B., cricketer
1989-1990
908INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne needs only put an accent onto ru/nal character of ‘S’digonal
895TONE DEAFVHCSuch as may confuse nete with do and fa?anag. & lit.
1988-1989
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)SecondName held by dashing fellow certainly not gay, noble champion who gets the woman’s love?landgrave, hero; n in lad + grave; her 0
849VISITEVHCIt’s like a cardinal, it’s dressed in redit in vise; red(e)/vise = advise
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCOne engaged for money on Calais run? Definitely not striking!pro + anag.
809DOLCE VITAVHCEffortless affluence in TV oil ad shattered, City’s reverse interveningEC (rev.) in anag.
801LINCHETFirstIt’s hard for worried client to retain unfurrowed browh in anag.
792DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHorace was a classic, a lo/ver, went in for romances 
1986-1987
774VICTORINEVHCNotice vair hanging loose? Could be a ——comp. anag. & lit.
770HERMITSSecondSacking could make ’em shirtanag. & lit.
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCNoise made by bangers perhaps – risk thin panel repaired by stuff one’s put in to stop rustanag.; of feed I’s in cease
1985-1986
731STRINGVHCCheat, take inr in sting, & lit.
722SUPERNACULUMVHCIt’s peer not to be found around in drink, the ultimate in fine liquorLucan (rev.) in sup e rum, & lit.
714MOTEVHCMay once trace earthwork initiallyinitial letters and 3 mngs.
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCPieces from Philharmonic Orchestra? – this may cure nutsanag. incl. p,o & lit.
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCLike the Foreign Legion? Dashing men in action, the ultimate in romanticismanag. incl. m
692FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)VHCStick I dip in fire for lighting endlesslyspike; I dib in fus(e)
1984-1985
675CONSTERNATEVHCUpset – one can’t rest being soanag.
670TURNIP-FLEAVHCWhat gets lust to leap and bite part of cabbage (starting with bottom bitrut (rev.) + nip + leaf with f first, & lit.
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCWhat could form core up gable?anag. & lit.
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)VHCWise trio can use star on venture to a manger 
657SILLY-BILLYVHCWho’d get close in field with goat?silly + billy & lit.
653INTERNUNCIOVHCCertain union wrangling wanting a role for ACAS?anag. less a
640MACHETEVHCHack the cane – not half – with meanag. incl. ca(ne), & lit.
635ROSEMARYVHCMother involved in devilish sorcery, yielding child initiallyma in anag. less c, & lit.
631INTERLOCKVHCSplice or link etc.anag. & lit.
1983-1984
627AMBIENTVHCBlack one meant it could precipitateanag. incl. B, I & lit.
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSome times wasted at work a/re occupied with Azed 
609LUCKY-BAGVHCPick an unknown prize here having spent pence first(p)luck-y-bag & lit.
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCHost who made hot jaunt into the foe fell hit 
594DOINGSVHCRings should seal love affairs0 in dings
585FLABELLIFORMVHCWhat could describe spread wing in shape?flab ell i’ form, & lit.
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTo seem awas/h in oil endangers me, says thrifty son 
564PARAMENTSecondPast attire making one stand out?pa. ra(i)ment, & lit.
559EMBASEVHCM. Foot – and what he would like to do to the Governmentem base
547GLEEMANVHCGrass held by US cop – he’ll singlee in G-man
538INGRAINVHCPut endless colour in through and throughgra(y) in in, in & lit.
534DODGEMVHCTransport charging fair fares – former cut upset Maggiedod + Meg (rev.)
1981-1982
521ATTITUDINISEVHCPose, one featured on its p.3 in sensational ‘Sun’ idea – ittit1 (or 3!) in anag.
517IMMORTELLEVHCI’m set beside grass in stump – by flower arranger perhapsI’m + tell in more2
513ETYMOLOGICONVHCIn book of ‘Roots’ e g. I’m to colony transportedanag.; ref. Alex Haley novel
508POSTURE-MAKERSecondWho could make toes rake rump?anag. & lit.
504SIMMENTHALERVHCEnds in sirloin and meat fit to go into stew, perhapsn, t, hale in simmer, & lit.
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCDry bones strewn around at church – evidence of his activities?anag. incl. Ch
478BIBLIOPEGISTFirstI put protective cover on work in press – that’s the general ideabib + op in lie + gist, & lit.
1980-1981
464SIMKINVHCOne getting married cracks a case – of this?I, m in skin
460SWOOPVHCSouse and souse to drown sorrowwo in sop; souse = swoop
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCWhat accompanies ‘The Sting’? Early sort of tune with jerky movement in it copies a piano rag with posh playingtic in ur, aria; anag. incl. p; ref. Joplin theme music for film
443STEEPLECROWNVHCDisgraceful ‘twerp’s cone’ covering heads of lazers erstwhile? ?anag. incl. l, e, & lit.
434JARDINIÈREVHCArrangement of irid near heads of jonquil etcetera may go in hereanag. incl. j, e, & lit.
430TEGULAVHCAn appendage turning up at base of wings of tsetse?t, e + a lug (rev.) & lit.
1979-1980
414UNBOSOMERVHCOne commonly has certain touch of reticence about B.O. – I’d tell friend what the trouble is’un + BO in sure
406BOILVHCA plague on the Egyptians, as law-giver’s spoken‘Boyle’; ref. Exodus 9, 941; Boyle’s Law
401GO-AHEADVHCSimple description of Bishop – a man advanced in divinitya he A in God; ref P. Simple’s the g. Bishop of Bevingdon
397BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)VHCRefuse tipped in error on lake – waste products, possiblypaste; jib (rev.) + out + Erie
388ALEXIPHARMICFirstWith this elixir a chap gets restored having swallowed a bit of monkswoodm in anag. & lit.
384OUTSPREADINGSecondPuts a girdle on tight – must shed pounds – if figure’s this?anag. less L; light = drunk
379SCYTHEMANVHCOne who works in midst of newmown hay scentanag. incl. m
371GRADINSecondBoxing promotion in ring that’s rough held bloodthirsty spectators enthralledad in anag.
1978-1979
362SEA-SOLDIERVHCWho could be easier to have made to believe something, being taken in?sold in anag. & lit.
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)ThirdLeader of pop-group making break in America, punk, is vulgar and pretentiousbreak; p in U.S. + tart
349ODDCOMESHORTVHCDoc’s mode with management leads to winger finally getting in vehement scrapanag. + r in hot; ref. T. Docherty, W. Morgan
340BOOKSIEVHCNot quite the ultimate in prose, held by one who deals with better as ‘having literary pretensions’s in bookie
336ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)VHCA reluctant soldier wounded by old weapon – one long discarded – it could have been used in warfare – old, not A.D.cut + h(al)bert; anag. less AD
332NUT-CASEVHCUnseat Conservative in landslide? Quintin thinks only I’d do that!anag. incl. C; in ref. Q. Hogg’s ‘bankers’ speech
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCSubject of letters in the paper of Top People, eccentric mostlyU, koo(k)
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)SecondPlan made on board for Morris, etc., marks beginnings of Michael Edwardes’ reign in Leylandman played; first letters
1977-1978
289AMNESIACVHCAs CIA men after disorientation might be?anag. & lit.
276AMTRACKVHCDuck’s on the Main Course with recipe for stuffinga-M + r in tack; duck4
272MALAGUETTAVHCShaking this on could give a tang to meal, unappetising initiallyanag. incl. u & lit.
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCWith this air, men with rods weave round aboutc. in anag. & lit.
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCO thank setter! He hath constructed CCL 
247FLIVVERVHCWhat a gamble holding a pair of fives could be?V,V in flier & lit.; ref. poker
234HOROSCOPISTVHCOne who would take you in about configuration of Scorpio?anag. in host & lit.
229METRICATEVHCTo bring in new measures, Foot etc. going for irregular act re timeanag.; ref. Michael F., guillotine bills
225VALETAVHCIt may amuse some mixed doubles to serve an acevalet a
1975-1976
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCOne like Grand Old Duke of York? – leader of horde in senseless excursion round top of hillh in silly + h in sally
187POWDERING-TUBVHCPot we’d grub in, getting pickledanag. & lit.
183PICKLEVHCLiquid used for cleaning a troublesome child – hot water?3 mngs.
178A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)VHCBill Smart could put me in the ring(r)ag, st(ing)
169THUGGEEThirdTermination of a Hindu by heartless gang in the East?u,g(an)g in the E & lit.
1974-1975
152ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)FirstHe’s flighty and a Romeo – this ill-repute getting read about could give a bird’s family great worryanag. & lit.; (re)e’s clan dre(ad)
148BALLYHOOFirstBouncer? Brute unleashing one produces a storm of publicityball y(a)hoo
146CHARADESVHCIn which a word, finally, is to be found in merry searchanag. incl. a, d & lit.
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCould the finder of Piltdown skull b/one stand ingenious hoaxer? 
123SCATTERGOODVHCLacking an element of restraint, to regard cost must be unusual for himanag. less r & lit.
105Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)VHCCrab, hen, hog, oorial, vole… were in my care, all Ararat-bound 
1973-1974
97TREBUCHETVHCSlinging the first bit of boulder from this may leave the truce brokeni.e. anag. less b
84MIRLIGOES / ILL-OMENED (Right and Left)VHCEffect of too much whisky? With a litre in drunken orgies, I’m hapless, sick, need MO badlyl. in anag.; ill + anag.
79SLAPSTICKVHCEndless pasta being thrown about in crude film perhapsanag. past(a) in slick & lit.
66NONSENSEVHCEnd of Lambton and member of upper house, caught by snooper triflingn, sen. in nose
62SOLITAIRESVHCThey probably believe being desolate is soterialanag.
1972-1973
43A neologism (Neologisms)VHCGAGAVEDETTEB
40FANTOCCINIThirdKiddies’ show that’s not riotously comic finally received by loud raspberries, etc.anag., c in f acini
36CRUSADERVHCTerribly scared in pursuit of Saracens? I’m the oppositeRU in anag. & lit.; ref. rugby team
27VINEGARSecondRudely given before a saviour’s endanag. + a r, & lit.
14Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)VHCTutankhamen laid horrid spell – tamperers ail, perish 
10LINGERIEVHCIt could produce depraved leering if I were removedanag. incl. I, & lit.
5SCEUOPHYLAXVHCI’m responsible for miscellaneous eastern holy cups and a crossanag. + a, X, & lit.

 
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2018-2019
  2417 ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2395 PURITANISM
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2347 ASLEEP
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2338 TRUMP
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
 
2015-2016
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2270 FENESTRA
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
 
2014-2015
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2205 CUMBERSOME
 
2013-2014
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
 
2012-2013
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2122 NICETY
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2064 COLD TURKEY
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2012 BLOATING
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1762 DUDDERY
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1663 ARMAMENTARIA
  1650 SAPHENA
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1554 PEARL
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1502 RAPPEL
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1424 HEIST
  1419 SPLODGE
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1346 PHARISEE
  1336 STOCKING
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1286 CHALET
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1190 DENARIUS
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1165 YAPSTER
 
1993-1994
  1134 TOVARICH
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1126 CHEATERY
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1078 KIRBEH
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1065 TANDOORI
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1030 PASTILLE
  1013 ALVEARY
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  926 NERD
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
 
1987-1988
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  814 SPOUSAGE
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  766 GUBBINS
  762 OBELISE
  753 SHEEPDOG
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  709 GINGER
  688 CUCURBITAL
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  649 AUSTRALORP
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  615 HISTORIETTE
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  603 FIGULINE
  590 MINEVER
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  495 CACOETHES
  486 JUMPED-UP
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  456 BALADINE
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  452 DISSENTERISM
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1979-1980
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  327 HEMLOCK
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  298 NOSER
  281 DINOCERAS
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  243 OLYMPIC
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  212 SURCINGLES
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  200 The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)
  190 CASSANDRA
  174 EPEOLATRY
  165 Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)
  161 ANCON
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  139 PIEPOWDER
  135 GABIONADE
  127 FRITHSOKEN
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  92 BRAINWASH
  88 BLOOMERY
  57 MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  53 ALEXANDERS
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
  31 KITCHENDOM
  23 SCLERODERMIC
  1 ORGIAST
 


Annual Honours record of R. J. Palmer
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 6 2 19
2016-20170 2 5
2015-20161 (0, 0, 1) 5 3 12
2014-20150 3 2
2013-20140 0 2
2012-20130 2 2
2011-20120 1 2
2010-20110 1 6
2009-20100 2 1
2008-20091 (0, 1, 0) 3 4 16
2007-20080 1 4
2006-20070 5 4 21
2005-20060 4 7 25
2004-20052 (0, 1, 1) 6 4 4
2003-20040 4 4 28
2002-20030 8 4 5
2001-20020 2 4
2000-20010 7 4 12
1999-20000 5 4 16
1998-19991 (1, 0, 0) 6 1 8
1997-19980 5 5 17
1996-19971 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1995-19961 (0, 1, 0) 6 1 6
1994-19951 (0, 1, 0) 3 6 13
1993-19941 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 23
1992-19930 3 7
1991-19921 (0, 1, 0) 4 5 8
1990-19911 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
1989-19900 2 5
1988-19891 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1987-19881 (1, 0, 0) 3 4 11
1986-19871 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 25
1985-19860 6 5 8
1984-19850 9 3 2
1983-19840 6 6 10
1982-19831 (0, 1, 0) 5 5 5
1981-19822 (1, 1, 0) 4 4 3
1980-19810 6 5 8
1979-19803 (1, 2, 0) 5 1 1
1978-19792 (0, 1, 1) 6 5 2
1977-19780 4 3 20
1976-19770 5 6 17
1975-19761 (0, 0, 1) 4 7 7
1974-19752 (2, 0, 0) 4 4 5
1973-19740 5 4 13
1972-19732 (0, 1, 1) 5 4 1