Clues written by R. Hesketh
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R. Hesketh87197713497Jun 1993Sep 201522y 3m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2015-2016
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCIn a flutter old man in prison, tense in court after a couple of boobs, spatpa in pit + t; bust up
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCMoving a wine list one’s found under the breadbasket, perhapsanag.
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCJob selections under review after overlooking current teaching experienceanag. less I
2209(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)VHCThis month’s strong ale consumption breaks flipping record!TB in rec. (rev.)
2205CUMBERSOMEVHCClunky songs with note missing in climax(n)umbers in come
2200BRINDISIVHCA drinking-song to be repeated by one swallowing drink endlessly when drunkanag. less k in bis + I
2013-2014
2191PLUGVHCGood word for punch coming from left landed by boxer – a piece of cake for many a champ3 meanings, & l in pug
2187WESTVHCLeft turn, not right – be lost after going here?w(r)est
2178PARISONVHCAmerican in brig – gob showing some bottle after series of blows?A in prison; see gob1,2
2170SAYONARAVHCClout given by Nora Batty before partingsay + anag. + a
2165OUT OF ORDERThirdDo footer and rugby union for a change, not cricketanag. incl. RU
2012-2013
2139DE RIGUEURVHCGuilder but not pound being replaced by single currency almost expectedanag. less l + eur(o)
2135LOBVHCOn which South Africa may be seen missing boundaries of Graeme Pollock(G)lob(e); ref. former SA cricketer
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)VHCLapses involving very fat cat owner before breaking milk bottlesv in dies; a in anag.
2113PICAROONVHCFord’s second Capri modelled on a Corsairanag. incl. o + on
2105TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)VHCHuge boob by one cold and unemotional person for example embracing British Queentit + an; B ER in e.g.
2096TRICKVHCIn US u/s Jiffy bags start to ripr in tick
2011-2012
2078RÉCOLLETVHCObservant, reformed bank clerk rejected about forty per cent of coinsco in teller (rev.)
2010-2011
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCLikely to make one butcher once hit cow or a ewe very roughlyanag.; anag. incl. v
2014HACKETTESecondDaily woman runs in out of kitchen with tea freshly madeanag. less in
2000TWO THOUSANDVHCWho batted with standout score a hundred times? Originally saw Hutton do this tooanag. x 2
1997FADOVHCType, primarily, of folk song and dancef + ado, & lit.; type = lettering
2009-2010
1979FAR-OUTVHCAce service returned? ImpossibleRAF (rev.) + out
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCNorthern Line stop (not Circle) near to Barking?anag. less O; ref. London tube line
1958HANGDOGVHCDamn – an expression of anger when upset or downcasthang + God (rev.)
2008-2009
1923ELLIPTICVHCExplicitly rendered without variables? Yes and no!anag. less x, y
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCThe reverse of some maculate venture?hidden rev. & lit.; venture = prostitute
1901SANITISEFirstIt is covered by ‘compos mentis’ and ‘clean round the bend’ perhapsit is in sane
2007-2008
1836POSTHASTEVHCLike a shot, a cut shot, caught by slipanag. in paste
2006-2007
1818POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)VHCAvoid slips or blunders to get a mark one’s been after in French translationanag.; mark = suitable victim
1814HIPSTERVHCThis rep worked as someone ‘On The Road’anag.; ref. Kerouac novel
1806INEBRIANTVHCA tinnie with beer contents poured out being drunk perhapsanag. incl. b(ee)r, & lit.
1804CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)VHCAdrift when guessing wrongly he loses scenta gift when dressing; anag.
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCPossibly Trojan Horse utilized, for example, in French way? Make a mistake getting taken in by thiserr in used e.g. in rue
1788ETHEREAL OILSVHCRun hotel and realise what Basils’ strained expressions might beanag.; run = fuse; ref. ‘Fawlty Towers’
2005-2006
1762DUDDERYVHCStew and last portion of roly-poly is what Bunter might havedudder + y; see bunter
1753DIAGONALVHCLine taken by bishops relating to deacons – good for chapterg for c in diaconal
1752MIDWINTERVHCTerm taken roughly to include one day/week during the present time?I d w in all in anag.
1741LORD NELSONThirdI may be seen by commuting Londoners entering end of Whitehalll in anag., & lit.
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)VHCRemake of an oldie having to ditch new images, after reflectionanag. less n; ditch
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCTricky Dick’s vocal foe who is reason for his 1960 electoral defeat?anag.; ref. Richard Nixon
1680PILLOW-CUPVHCCop will look silly in court as the mug having one last drink before crashinganag. + up
2003-2004
1676CRINGE-MAKINGThirdHaving to tinkle during Church Assembly can be acutely embarrassingring in CE + making
1672IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)VHCMission’s tedium’s over, so I’m excited about itTitian’s mediums; past in anag.
1667CLARINIVHCAfter playing principal parts with pedals, organ stopsanag. les P, P
1659SCAREDY-CATVHCGiving out cry acted as baby without bottleanag.
1646BLACKVHCThreatening as club is or bar3 meanings; ref. cards
1641GADGETEERVHCTotty agreed entertaining brat’s a toy boyget in anag.; see totty1
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)VHCWelsh football team in Italy, lousy on the wings – dismal team prone to collapse without bit of enthusiastic supportW + Inter + l, y; anag. less e
2002-2003
1593MANSUETEVHCIn the past was mild the draught, not bitter, asked for?man + ‘sweet’
2001-2002
1554PEARLVHCPerhaps Orient could be joining, say, Conference League shortlypear + l; ref. Leyton O.’s lowly place in Div. 3
1541CHUPRASSYSecondBoss pays such rupeesanag. incl r, & lit.
1537CAFTANVHCWhat East African might change into after leaving serai refreshed?anag. less anag. & lit.
2000-2001
1502RAPPELVHCPrince and Pearl Jam bound to go down as Masters of Rock?P Pearl (anag.); famous rock performers
1500GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)VHCGoods on freighter in the main taken to island by smackCARGITACK; carg(o) I tack7
1494MARATHONVHCAll bar tail of once dominant West Indian cricket side spun outMarath(a) + on
1489FRONT-BENCHERThirdBlind Pew turned on Hawkins, for instancefront bench + re (rev.); blind (noun); ref. ‘Treasure Island’ and Nick H., Tory front-bench spokesman for Home Affairs
1999-2000
1446NEWSPAPERDOMVHCRag trade tailors sew or mend stitching in bust part?pap (= nipple) in anag.
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCPuzzle involving swap (initially Lake’s idea).dilemma/wasp; anag. incl. L.
1433NEANDERTHALVHCTool Bamey, passing by, had lent Fred Flintstone, perhapsanag. incl. (B)arne(y); ref. ‘The Flintstones’
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEThirdFashion show making The Observer’s Review?look-see; see, show = usher
1402PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)VHCYank can unravel the fibres of an Afghan greatcoatposteen; pen + tose
1387Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)VHCI say Clinton’s hi-tech war’ll smash Saddam. 
1385PANTRIESVHCChambers where commons are and are not constrained by peersan’t in pries
1372MASTERSTROKEVHCThe ultimate in performance and knack or smartest move around?anag. incl. e, k, & lit.
1997-1998
1342ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)VHCIn a balmy spell an isle’s old peregrines are trained outside to hold fast preyanag.; pin in anag.
1338SMART ALECVHCOriginally a ‘Master of Science’ later becoming a ‘Professor of Omniscience’?anag. incl. a MSc
1336STOCKINGVHCFetching calves, perhaps, and very engaging glimpse of thighs?t in socking (adv.)
1334CATACHRESTICVHCBlasted cold (as the Arctic) or too tropical?anag. incl. c; see trope
1325UPROOTALVHCThe throwing out of a lout (for being an intruder)pro in anag., & lit.
1996-1997
1303PONIARDVHCDo in with a prodanag. & lit.
1290NITERIESecondWhere might you find inebriety that’s fired by dancing?anag. less by, & lit.
1284STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCReasons doctor lets a surgical procedure cut into veinST(OPE RATION)ALE; anag.
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCI’m mental about failing to appear completely freshanag. less t’, & lit.
1995-1996
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCA stab in the chest – sort to finally do Caesar inanag. incl. o
1247PREDICANTVHCI’m positive – on dead certain groundp + anag. incl. d, & lit.
1242KNOCKERSVHCAfter King, turn up second King, then twist – receiving the Queen would make you bustK + ER in K con (all rev.)
1225CURRYVHCGroom to treat kid to race course thrash5 meanings
1216CHAPERONVHCI watch over any person surrendering to swain very freelycomp. anag. & lit.
1207EPOCH-MARKINGVHCTraffic cop making her signalanag.
1994-1995
1174DINGLE-DANGLEVHCDrop from ledge, landing on the rocksanag.
1161ADIAPHORONVHCDo pair coupling wantonly with Noah have a biblical affair that lacks judgement?anag.
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSandy ma/re at Ascot’s one that’s intimidating 
1139BENJAMINThirdWhat’s like an Ulster summit, tackling the difficult situation that’s already divided Northern Ireland?jam in NI in ben
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)VHCThe old pitcher from Minnesota’s giving up batting, and having no energy, stumblinganag. less in, E
1108GREENVHCTeenager, wanting tea, brewed fresh potcomp. anag.; g. = marijuana
1100CONCORDANCEVHCThis agreement will have to do. Blimey, 60% of Danes sided with European Community after reflection!con cor! Dan(es) + EC (rev.)

 
HCs awarded to R. Hesketh
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2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2213 SOLECISM
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2109 THICKETY
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2087 ROCKET
  2083 BEWITCH
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2058 ROBUST
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2012 BLOATING
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1962 ANADEM
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1849 AUXESIS
  1845 UPBRAID
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1758 BIMBETTE
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1719 ANHELATION
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1694 MISINTERPRET
 
2003-2004
  1663 ARMAMENTARIA
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1615 RUGATE
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1585 SHIATSU
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1454 GET-UP
  1428 CRICETID
  1424 HEIST
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
  1376 LOGO
  1367 SANBENITOS
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1346 PHARISEE
  1322 CARPET
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1273 SIPOREX
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1212 HILDING
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1126 CHEATERY
  1122 BASILIAN
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
 


Annual Honours record of R. Hesketh
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YearPrizes
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2015-20160 1 0
2014-20150 5 6 19
2013-20141 (0, 0, 1) 4 4 16
2012-20130 6 4 16
2011-20120 1 9
2010-20111 (0, 1, 0) 3 7 15
2009-20100 3 8
2008-20091 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 24
2007-20080 1 10
2006-20070 6 3 11
2005-20061 (0, 0, 1) 3 4 13
2004-20050 3 7
2003-20041 (0, 0, 1) 6 3 12
2002-20030 1 11
2001-20021 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 22
2000-20011 (0, 0, 1) 3 3 20
1999-20000 3 6
1998-19991 (0, 0, 1) 4 7 9
1997-19980 5 5 17
1996-19971 (0, 1, 0) 3 6 17
1995-19960 6 5 13
1994-19950 2 6
1993-19941 (0, 0, 1) 4 6 16