Clues written by F. R. Palmer
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F. R. Palmer181920152211210May 1952Jan 201461y 8m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2009-2010
1979FAR-OUTVHCAvant garde (of initially unconventional Art Nouveau)?anag. incl. u, & lit.
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCArctic tern: ultimate in travel, top in sea roaminganag. incl. l
2006-2007
1797HEARTVHCExpression of courage by ‘a weak and feeble woman’ in a male professionhe art; ref. Elizabeth I
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCProfessional skill shown in a display of borders of rare arrangement of flower bedsart in per r(ar)e
1762DUDDERYVHCUnconventional dude’s formal clothing?anag. in dry, & lit.
1752MIDWINTERVHCShivery time, end of year, in which ‘wind doth blow’anag. in anag. incl. r, & lit.; ref. nursery rhyme/carol
1746ENTOMICVHC‘Divided into three parts’ in Caesar’s first tome (all translated)anag. incl. C; ref. Caesar’s ‘De Bello Gallico’ I,i
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSVHCDives, the root of all evil (disreputable women)money + bags
1698CROSSTIEVHCBad-tempered match, its score upsetting support from both sidescross tie, anag.
1694MISINTERPRETThirdDistort (as tabloids might) feature on American bishop ‘accepting wrong-doing’, with endless make-believesin in miter + pret(end); ref gay clergy
2003-2004
1667CLARINIVHCThey’re deployed in miracle where perimeter falls away?anag. of in (m)iracl(e), & lit.; ref. walls of Jericho
1650SAPHENAVHCName used in designation of what takes vital fluid to heart (two go from extremity)n in sap + hea(rt), & lit.
1637AMNESICVHCSince I am lacking a bit of intellectual ‘works’, about names I get confusedanag. less i; anag. incl. C.; & lit.
2002-2003
1615RUGATEVHCAttendance at Twickenham, perhaps, is showing signs of declineRU gate
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)ThirdMeans of communication teens love – it’s mobileanag. incl. 0
1580MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)VHCMarket, having inside information, projects lost profitprojects; gen in mart
2001-2002
1563SLYBOOTSVHCThe Artful Dodger, notoriously training boys to steal, if wanting a mealanag. incl. s(tea)l
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCIt could be he’s got a minimum of learning re OTanag. incl. I, & lit.
1554PEARLSecondWhat hangs in cowslip ear, lyrically?hidden & lit.; ref. MND 2, 1, 15
1550MEMORITERVHCIn this way learner’ll be content in remembering less than half? Quite the reverse!tiro in remem(bering) (all rev)
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)VHCHe’ll provide care, parts or fuel, if the empty sign shows for onepetrol with a for E, & lit.
1537CAFTANVHCGarment, long and loose, mostly to resist winds and sun?fac(e) (rev.) + tan, & lit.
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCPossibly term I associate with seaman, leader of ratings, rightanag. incl. r + r, & lit.
1524INGRATITUDEVHCNot displaying the first signs of breeding and etiquette, being churlish about returning thanks – it shows this?(be)ing + ta (rev.) it in rude, & lit.
2000-2001
1489FRONT-BENCHERVHCMaybe Prescott’s tone getting French upset with British?anag. incl. Br.
1999-2000
1446NEWSPAPERDOMVHCWhat can make you pawn in subtle admen’s power?p in anag., & lit.
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCEndlessly predicted cause of chaos proved a damp squibbummer/wasp; bu(g was per.
1437MISTLETOEVHCIt’s no longer needed to pull a bird? Sounds like bird’ll do the pulling!‘miss’ll tow’
1424HEISTFirstBriefly, it’s forbidden to the believer, one constrained by ancient commandment(’t)heist, i in hest, & lit., ref. 8th commandment
1998-1999
1406CHASSEPOTVHCWhat might be licensed by the cops as an antique fire-arm?anag.
1402PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)VHCIllicit drinks help to make one open to seductionpoteens; hidden
1376LOGOVHCIt appears in headings for letters of groups and organisationsfirst letters & lit.
1997-1998
1355DIACATHOLICONVHCVariety of ache treated with old medication? Could be this remedy which has no limitscomp. anag. incl. (r)emed(y), & lit.
1334CATACHRESTICThirdHeavy tackle ending in player in pain rapidly has automatic response of bad languagecat + r in ache + ’s tic
1316FINGERLICKIN’VHCSteal to smoke crack? That’s hip, real cool!finger lick in
1996-1997
1307AGILE (Spoonerisms)VHC‘My bowl is empty, gimme another ladleful.’ ‘First helpings only, Twist.’mobile; anag. of first letters
1300OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)VHCBeef with destination Germany – too manifest a representative of lost causes?to; ox for D; ref. M. Arnold: ‘Home of lost causes’
1294TRANSENNAVHCYou’ll find this shroud is one to be arranged round a saint’s shrinecomp. anag. incl. I, & lit.; shroud = screen
1286CHALETVHCCountry house with no running water plugged by the French, or one found in Switzerland on a lease?le in chat(eau), a in CH let, & lit.
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCSoap freak, one of many almost completely captivated by Sky?a + to man(y) in blue
1273SIPOREXVHCPornography containing elements of indecency and prurience or ‘artistic’ material?i, p or in sex
1268ARGIE-BARGIEVHCWords are inadequate to embody the primordial features of God Immortal, God InvisibleGI, GI in are bare
1995-1996
1229GRUPPETTOVHCOld king rising to call for introduction of favourite turn?pet in CR up to; ref. Old King Cole
1216CHAPERONVHCHanky-panky in progress? See her butt in without a sign of hesitationh(er) in caper on, & lit.
1994-1995
1186GRISELDAVHCJob (female)? Where one’s unusually glad about promotion?rise in anag.
1174DINGLE-DANGLEVHCFaced with endless sleaze, was leader taking a view or dithering?ding(e) led angle
1169BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)VHCBear’s traditional practice assumes fall, discounting hint of rise: bull’s looking on the bright sidesin in ure; blithe(r), bull = nonsense
1161ADIAPHORONVHCA ‘hard’ opinion’s involved in this? Yes and nocomp. anag.
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIsn’t til/ing used in baños (‘bathrooms’)? 
1139BENJAMINVHCPeak traffic hold-up because of out-dated equipment for winter?ben jam in
1134TOVARICHVHCMate for Kasparov? Yes, it could be he’s a victorycomp. anag.
1130AGRESTALVHCLilting line, a great prime feature of Swinburne, as found in ‘A Forsaken Garden’I a great S anag.
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTFirstSpectre, but not the last – miser hasn’t fully reformedanag. less e, & lit.; ref. A Christmas Carol
1992-1993
1078KIRBEHVHCUnjustified BR hike, a recommendation to travellers to desertanag.
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCQueen showing bravery in very worrying diversions for the familyR game in parlous
1074DEMIREPFirstWith whom we see English MP’s involvement with dire resultsanag. incl. E, & lit.
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)FirstWhat troubles are not lessened by love in life?love; anag. less O + in
1052AGANIPPESecondFirst three essentials for Wimbledon champion – agility, extremes of pace, inspirationAga(ssi) + nip + p(ac)e; ref. Andre A.
1991-1992
1034BURLAPVHCBritish display of hesitation over the European President’s material for packageB ur la P
1030PASTILLEVHCFor which you’ll find pallet is not in order?anag. & lit; pallet = palette
1013ALVEARYVHCA volume, early, through which Latin would be translatedA v early with L ‘translated’, & lit.
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCE.g. Swanson, leader in sophisticated style, to wit, old-timer starSwanton; s port sc aster; ref. E.W.S.
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)FirstDo Ayatollahs practise fir/m sin control of the faithful?…first as imams in…
1990-1991
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCJazzy tune could be frame for really terrific scoreanag. + r, y
974AVANT-PROPOSVHCSomething to start with – a pepper, its centre mixed with bits of rice and nuts, and spices tooava + anag. of pp, r, n, s, too
972Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)VHCUNO tough – hence final Arab battle? 
965EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)SecondFor digger, jaw links remnants of bear with relics of firelinks; anag. + ash
961WAVESONVHCDrift created by swirling snow with hail in itave in anag.
943BARAGOUINVHCLegal profession’s convoluted lingo, perhaps, for long a prime symbol of unintelligibilitybar + anag. with a u for I, & lit.
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)VHCSuspect soccer fraud, an ideal item for embroidery by English papers wanting leadanag.; anag. less p
934LACE-UPSVHCOnset of perplexity with first of April clues dispelled – ‘They’re tied crosswise!’anag. incl. p, A
930SABULOSEVHCLike many of our beaches – sea polluted with endless rubbish dumped in itbul(l) in anag.
922REFORMADOVHCWhistleblower or passionate initiator of ‘openness’?ref or mad o, & lit.; ref. glasnost
917HOOLIGANISMSecondWith introduction of identification, Moynihan’s goal is crushing any ——comp. anag. incl. i & lit.; ref. sports minister
908INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdEnthusiast flies to mal/es on games afar – ‘I must see Lions’Malindi
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)VHCEmpiricism? What’s ensured I’m so confused with it? Possibly, rationalism has!comp. anag.
895TONE DEAFVHCOft a ground’s setting for bowling paradise – having perfect pitch? Quite the opposite!Eden (rev.)in anag.
891CATVHCE.g. Korky’s comic act in ‘The Dandy’anag., 2 mngs.; ref. K. the Cat
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHCGrotesque vision of ten more with Mrs T, no term in sightanag. less term
882DOSSIERSecondPapers give sensational account of Miss P. Bordes (with British MPs involved)comp. anag.
874BLUESTOCKINGVHCSuperior Oxford or Cambridge type, making an object of ridiculeBlue stocking, & lit.
866NECTAREOUSVHCSweet course laced with neat rumanag.
857REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)VHCM.P. embarrassed over better treatment of City with North East manifesting a measure of discriminationred cap v; anag.
840SONDEVHCMeteorologist’s guide to damage done by onset of storms + anag.
1987-1988
823SARBACANEVHCEnd of arms’ race negotiated with a ban for missile launcher?s + anag.
818EMBUSQUÉVHCBum? You do see that here, without questionQu. in anag.
809DOLCE VITAVHCWhat’s laid out with ‘Vote Conservative’?anag. incl. C & lit.
796UPHOLSTERYVHCWhat may get spoilt as your pet starts to shed loose hairs?anag. incl. s, l, h, & lit.
1986-1987
783CAMPESINOVHCWhat, with a bit of capital, you might allow peon aims to become?c + anag. & lit.
779MISSING LINKVHCI’m not really a man – you’ll see me collapse after consuming just one shortmi + singl(e) in sink
766GUBBINSVHCWhite man oppresses black – with those in power something of little importanceB in gub + ins
764CHILDERMASVHCDay bound up with heartless one giving shivers to mothersd in chi(l)ler + mas, & lit.
753SHEEPDOGVHCElder person (allowing introductions only) keeping girl and boy apart?e, p in she dog
740ESCADRILLEVHCWhat’ll stage exercise representing power in flight?p for drill in escape
735MALIGNVHCCut a person with a crude lie?lig in man
1985-1986
718FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)VHCUse of ad with this to get rid of stuff, a dubious sales activityi.e. of ad with flo in = offload
683BANISHVHCWhat UEFA’s decided to do to English clubs, an expression of disgust about recurrent criminal behavioursin (rev.) in bah; ref. England’s UEFA ban
1984-1985
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)VHCWhat’s Revelation? Ecumenical —— on behalf of mankind in the New Testamentpron(ounce)ment; pro + men in NT
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCLumber, long, used in sloping roof jobbarge + l in coupé, & lit.
657SILLY-BILLYVHC‘Cake with nuts on ——’? No good entering that!silly + ill in by; by, on = near; ref. prize-winning clue to MADCAP in Xim. comp.
635ROSEMARYFirstAn ideal companion for lamb?rose Mary, & lit.; ref. nursery rhyme
1983-1984
618CRETISMVHCCram, heading for championship, times runs devastatinglyc + anag. incl. r; cram = lie; ref. Steve C.
610DOUBLETHINKVHCParty’s central point headed ‘the contrary must be held in conjunction’do + (h)ub + anag. in link, & lit.
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCHow hale the faith of just men not loth to die! 
594DOINGSVHCMix gin and soda? That’s not accepted – you need itanag. less a
590MINEVERVHCOn snow see me disappear, tail only showing!mi névé + r & lit.
585FLABELLIFORMVHCDescription of title of Oscar? Label for film that’s exceptionalanag.; ref. O. Wilde : Lady Windermere’s Fan
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCWhere passing’s involved, parking on roads spoils itspoils; anag. P + on roads
1982-1983
559EMBASEVHCSee Mab rousing take to what? Bottomanag.; ref. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, bottom vt.
547GLEEMANThirdFame, for example, back around ’50. Or ’70?L in name e.g. (all rev.); ref. Georgie F, pop singer
534DODGEMVHCBumper, a fair device? Something skilfully designed to go after head?dod + gem; head = cut the top off
530PROMETALVHCIndication of alternative ‘Rejected,’ Mrs T (and others) hold. ‘It won’t work’or (rev.) in PM a al.; ref. ‘no viable alternative’
1981-1982
506ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA lot of skilful clipping is needed to give a fair dams/on crop 
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCOne involved in books – essential part’s binding work in pressop in lie2 between I in bb and gist, & lit.
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCAn extra bit of trimming right on the stern of a triremea plus, t, r, e, & lit.
456BALADINEVHCShow-biz type to make deal with Bani?anag.; ref. R. Reagan, B. Sadr
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCWhat’s given when, with year virtually gone, Mary, the crib, ox and ass are displayedcomp. anag. & lit.; virtually = loosely
443STEEPLECROWNVHCWhat’s adorned Welsh crone’s pate? This hascomp. anag. & lit.
430TEGULAVHCGetting at glue, you’d appear to have one looseanag. & lit.; ref glue-sniffing
423ACCOUTREVHCInvest to equip rig? The bill’s fantastic – and so is what’s to accrue3 meanings; acc. outré and anag.
1979-1980
419RAMILLIESVHCYou’d find me among advertisements for Marlboro, or Marlboroughmi in rallies (sponsored by M.)
414UNBOSOMERVHCEnergy boom run out, leaving man with no reserveanag. incl. e
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)VHCOne to think with left? He’ll be cooler, with greater age, about revolutionary thoughlink with theft; held (rev.) in can older
401GO-AHEADVHCA man without drive is the opposite of thisa he in goad & lit.
397BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)FirstRefuse tips unacceptable – rising indignation over energy waste products?paste: jib rev. + out + ire rev. + E
393INTRACARDIACVHCWhich involves atria and several components of circulation?anag. of atria and circ, & lit.
375SPREATHEThirdWhat sun and wind will make you (get out west for a bit of patois!)s + wreathe with p for w, & lit.
371GRADINVHCIt’s a curious, half-complete, grandstand without oneI in grand anag.
1978-1979
362SEA-SOLDIERVHCWho’s easier fooled, tricked, taken in? You can tell his lot anythingsold in anag.
354SHEER-HULKVHCA ship? You’ll see her dismantled, a huge structure with its top part removedshe + anag. + (b)ulk, & lit.
349ODDCOMESHORTSecondCheap piece, not even getting engaged before getting into bedodd + mesh or in cot
340BOOKSIEVHCWhat’s predicated in ‘The guy is versed in perfect English’?bo + is (rev.) in OK, E
336ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)SecondWhat M.P. may look for – arrangements to cut the bank rate (a relic of the gnomes) – it could be far loweranag. incl. br; anag.; M.P. = military police
332NUT-CASESecond‘Silly-billy’ orders cut in proceeds from North Seaanag. in anag. incl. N; ref. Healey’s tax increase on oil revenues
319PODESTAThirdSchool Latin is a help to one who would try Italianpod, est, a; help to = contribute to
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)VHCFor countrymen, force of sun’s contribution to summer illssource of fun; hidden
1977-1978
301TROLLOPISHVHCLike a pro, when Hill’s involved with sport, nothing interferesanag. incl. 0; pro = prostitute; ref. Jimmy H.
300SLINK-BUTCHERVHCA —— could make lunch time be a riskcomp. anag. incl. t & lit.
281DINOCERASSecondOnce I’d bumps on head, now not wholly visible in bones on right geological formationanag. + ras, no(w) in dice + r ås, & lit.
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCFrantic broadcast in morse boats in distress put out? Mayday’s the signal for itcomp. anag.
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDreary cafe? T/ips of ten p., all regular customers agree 
259TRANSIREVHCSome imports have it – rest I suspect get smuggled inran in anag.; suspect adj.
1976-1977
243OLYMPICVHCOf sport in which politics may become involved – its one defectanag. less its a & lit.
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCGet full employment back – individual with no opening is prescription for ‘trouble and strife’cram + job (rev.) + (s)ingle; example of rhyming slang
229METRICATEVHCGet rid of pounds? Tea-time’s out and beginnings of calorie regulation are in!anag. incl. c, r
225VALETAFirstRevolutionary steps, as in Boston, against a drink tax, with no votev ale ta(x), ref Boston Tea-Party
216SCANTITYVHCHalf fearing being topless, modern girl seeks this in swim-wearsca(red) (e)ntity
208RALPHThirdReader, for one, needs to make good to get right arrangement of lettersRalph R. r alph(abet)
1975-1976
203BOGYVHCWhat frightens a child, ends in harming psychologicallybo + g, y
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCNo longer sterling, the South African coinage be/nds 
195SHILLY-SHALLYThirdWhat’s doubly involved hospitals in senseless issue?H,H in silly sally & lit.; ref. junior doctors’ and consultants’ dispute
187POWDERING-TUBVHCJar, say, we’d pot grub inanag. & lit; jar vb.
178A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)VHCNow’s the time to take a holiday, instead of not getting one inagainst less a in
174EPEOLATRYVHCIt’s an adjunct to the make-up of any real poeti.e. anag. less an, & lit.; ’s = has; adjunct adj.
169THUGGEESecondIt’s renewed by the mugger (bar the extremes)anag. incl. (m)ugge(r) & lit.
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHCHooha (Market debate looming up – Barbara, Benn, H. Scanlon, Co. con people) 
161ANCONSecondOne’s can, crooked, inebriateanag. + on, & lit.
1974-1975
148BALLYHOOVHCSingularly vulgar nonsense (on the verge of indecency), a lot of noisy fussball(s) + y + hoo(ha), & lit.
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCNo sugar for bottling fruit – inst/all deep freeze 
123SCATTERGOODVHCWhat’s sort to cadge from? Me!anag. & lit.
110GALLOWS-RIPEFirstSuch as rope and gravity will settleanag. inc. g, & lit.
105Malabar-rat, raccoon, nylghau, oriole, aberdevine, howler (Anagram)VHC‘O hear gale’, I warn, collect, harbour on board every animal 
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHCOne to make an entrance, I – in the last scene of all?anag.
95THUNDERCLAPVHCThe country’s down with a strike – there’ll be a mighty clashth’ under clap
92BRAINWASHVHCRefuse and refuse to admit the first sign of indoctrination? Not if you suffer thisi in bran wash
88BLOOMERYVHCA slip’s what you’d start with to produce one of the plants that smeltbloomer + y
75GROCETERIAVHCWhere to buy butter or a loaf, get rice or a stewanag.
70GESTAPO (Misprints)VHCOld age pension gets reviewed – outcome’s a cruel farceforce; anag. incl. OAP
66NONSENSEVHCTripe and onions being English I love – they’re super(0)n(I)ons ens E; super = supernumerary
62SOLITAIRESVHCSingularly they set in gold display the outward signs of engagementsit in sol, air + e—s & lit.
57MINARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCGreek expert’s research in se/a – so rig in; some gas will follow 
53ALEXANDERSVHCErstwhile extra vegetable served after last part of meal(me)al + ex and ers; and ( n.)
1972-1973
50CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)VHCKing Cole put out – suffering results of merrimentanag. incl. R
45NEMORALVHCSource of most of modern ethic? Shaw’s so describedne(w) moral
18EPIGONEVHCIndividual succeeding heroic leader of Greeks, without the first sign of characterepi(c) + G + one, & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1106LEXICOGRAPHYVHCIt can be a help with the limits of your comprehending X, one to deceiveX I cog (vb.). in anag.
1968-1969
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCVulgarly show the beginnings of white hot rage? He mightslang + w, h + anger, & lit.
1041TEA-LEADVHCIt provides the source of a beverage with a dry surroundingale + a, in ted, & lit.
1967-1968
993JONATHANVHCInhabitant of N.E., perhaps, needs some sort of hat on in a winter monthanag. in Jan; New England
962PALINGVHCNothing to be put in the opening? Quite the reversenil in gap (all rev.), & lit.
1966-1967
941HYPODERMICVHCIt can produce melancholy, perverse activity, and a variety of crime.hyp + do (rev.) + anag., & lit.; hyp = hypochondria

 
HCs awarded to F. R. Palmer
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2013-2014
  2170 SAYONARA
 
2012-2013
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
  2096 TRICK
 
2010-2011
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2014 HACKETTE
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1962 ANADEM
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1906 MORSE
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1849 AUXESIS
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1814 HIPSTER
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1663 ARMAMENTARIA
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1646 BLACK
  1641 GADGETEER
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1611 LEISLER
  1602 FENESTRA
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1593 MANSUETE
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1585 SHIATSU
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1541 CHUPRASSY
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1494 MARATHON
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1428 CRICETID
  1419 SPLODGE
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1385 PANTRIES
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1346 PHARISEE
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1336 STOCKING
  1329 PITHOS
  1325 UPROOTAL
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1290 NITERIE
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1225 CURRY
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1212 HILDING
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1165 YAPSTER
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1126 CHEATERY
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1021 BEARD
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  969 BUNTER
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  926 NERD
 
1988-1989
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  869 HOLD-UPS
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  853 DEBACLE
  849 VISITE
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  831 COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  805 LITOTES
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  762 OBELISE
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  714 MOTE
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  709 GINGER
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
  688 CUCURBITAL
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  649 AUSTRALORP
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  615 HISTORIETTE
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  607 CARNEY
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  564 PARAMENT
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
 
1981-1982
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  517 IMMORTELLE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  486 JUMPED-UP
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  460 SWOOP
  452 DISSENTERISM
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  384 OUTSPREADING
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  327 HEMLOCK
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  285 BOYFRIEND (Misprints)
  272 MALAGUETTA
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  247 FLIVVER
  234 HOROSCOPIST
 
1975-1976
  200 The Extra Guest (minus CC) (Letters Latent)
  183 PICKLE
 
1974-1975
  152 ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)
  139 PIEPOWDER
  127 FRITHSOKEN
  114 PANIC
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  79 SLAPSTICK
 
1972-1973
  31 KITCHENDOM
  27 VINEGAR
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
 
1968-1969
  1054 PINACOTHECA
  1006 CHROME-PLATING
 
1967-1968
  1002 PILLAGE
  1000 THOUSAND
  984 Word containing a first name (Anonymous)
 
1966-1967
  954 CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  936 MINI SKIRTS
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
 
1961-1962
  669 DRUM
  664 MANIPULATE
  647 MADCAP
 
1953 (2)
  251 UNMETHODICAL
  243 LODESTAR
 
1952 (1)
  193 TRADUCER
 


Annual Honours record of F. R. Palmer
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2013-20140 0 1
2012-20130 0 2
 
2010-20110 0 3
2009-20100 2 2
2008-20090 0 6
2007-20080 0 10
2006-20070 1 6
2005-20060 4 7 25
2004-20051 (0, 0, 1) 2 4 22
2003-20040 3 7
2002-20031 (0, 0, 1) 2 9 24
2001-20021 (0, 1, 0) 7 2 5
2000-20010 1 6
1999-20001 (1, 0, 0) 3 6 16
1998-19990 3 4
1997-19981 (0, 0, 1) 2 7 22
1996-19970 7 6 9
1995-19960 2 8
1994-19950 4 3 18
1993-19941 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 16
1992-19933 (2, 1, 0) 2 6 8
1991-19921 (1, 0, 0) 4 5 8
1990-19911 (0, 1, 0) 5 3 8
1989-19902 (0, 1, 1) 7 1 1
1988-19891 (0, 1, 0) 5 7 8
1987-19880 4 6 17
1986-19870 7 2 11
1985-19860 2 8
1984-19851 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 10
1983-19840 7 5 6
1982-19831 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 11
1981-19820 2 6
1980-19810 6 6 8
1979-19802 (1, 0, 1) 6 2 4
1978-19794 (0, 3, 1) 4 3 1
1977-19781 (0, 1, 0) 5 3 8
1976-19772 (1, 0, 1) 4 3 7
1975-19763 (0, 2, 1) 6 2 1
1974-19751 (1, 0, 0) 4 4 11
1973-19740 10 2 1
1972-19730 3 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 2
1969-19700 1 1
1968-19690 2 2
1967-19680 2 3
1966-19670 1 3
 
1961-19620 0 3
 
1953 (2)0 0 2
 
1952 (1)0 0 1