Clues written by L. Ward
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L. Ward5025439257Jan 1988Aug 201830y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2395PURITANISMSecondTrundling up stair in courtroom ultimately gets you thinking of Ironsideanag. + m; ref. former TV series starring Raymond Burr as a wheelchair-bound lawyer
2386PENNY-A-LINERSecondWriter turning out any taradiddle to secure a bit of necessary? Right!pen + anag. + n in lie + r, & lit.
2364COMPOST HEAPVHCTrill a bit of Catullus and Sappho to me … it might help solve our problems in bedanag. incl. C; ref. erotic poets
2016-2017
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCProspector successfully extracted pu/s from scar 
2324CELEBRATIONSVHCMasses possibly lacking any recollection of beanos? Certainly!anag. less any
2313PERFECTVHCConsummate forward pounds three headers in for exhilarating comebackfirst letters in pert
2015-2016
2300MISHMASHVHCGoing by moppet’s face, I’m assuming mum has prepared macaronim + sh in I’m + anag.
2291AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe inept baker’s lo/st every tart and crumble 
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCWhere a collection of stories involving criminal gents takes place?anag. in garland, & lit.
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCNo energy at all … reduced appetite … palpitating chest: first signs of ulcerative pulmonary disorderanag. les e e; bust + u, p
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCLandmark (in delightful setting) Monet reworked when capturing features of local castcoast; îles in anag.
2014-2015
2230GATES OF DEATHVHCAt these, do those kicking off finally attain glorious repose?anag. incl. f, a, g, & lit.; re-pose
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCHaving rump and most of those Scotch bottles after hot stews, I’m stuffed on Christmas Eve and warble around crib and little KingHARICOTS/STOCKING; HARISCOTKING; H + aris + cot(c); cot K in sing
2209(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)FirstWhen insurgent left-wingers in Russia (explicitly Bolsheviks) took control?first letters rev., & lit.; ref. October Revolution
2200BRINDISIVHCHealth resort starts to ban indiscreet individuals screwing around outside!rind in anag. of first letters
2013-2014
2178PARISONSecondWhence can bottles start to appear?a in prison, & lit.
2012-2013
2126DESPERATEVHCDying sun sinks into deep shimmering river at mouth of EuphratesS in anag. + R at E
2105TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)SecondWhale carrying one ton monster calf maybe starts to give birth, experiencing rather excruciating spasm1 t in tan; anag. of first letters
2100A STITCH IN TIMEVHCSit with machine tacking clothes promptly … thereby effecting this?tit5 in anag.
2011-2012
2087ROCKETVHCShoot up coke mixed in crack (if dissipated)anag. in r(if)t
2062APPLE-KNOCKERVHCBroiling boar with Kentucky people? You bet this rube could go for that (and elk and pork and pecan nuts, too!)comp. anag.; anag.
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOFirstCount on meal being ‘non-fixed’? This menu might fit the billcomp. anag. & lit.
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCObscured by cover a weak-kneed buffalo uniting with female is twitching after passionate cryhidden; hen + O! + tic
2014HACKETTEVHCDone with what’s left of creases, take the skirt from the pressanag. incl. c; skirt = woman
2009-2010
1979FAR-OUTVHCAvant-garde work of art you finally comprehendedu in anag.
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)VHCRecalling newborn in a manger, ass proclaimed affection that his kind and oxen shareRANG ANAMNESIS; affection = disease
1945PRISONVHCFor taking lives, one’s inside…here?is in pro + (o)n(e), & lit.
2008-2009
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCWho renounced what love arouses?anag. less who, & lit.
1901SANITISEVHCRemove undesirable elements from a contingent of the sit-in ASLEF backedhidden rev.
1893EARTHYVHCInclining towards the blue, yachter steered clear of Capeanag. less C
2007-2008
1862UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)SecondKnit a con a bit of underwear – mostly plain, to curb overtures from lustful inmatesnot akin; u + l,i in nake(d)
2006-2007
1814HIPSTERVHCChap’s trite playing might ‘get’ this cat?comp. anag. & lit.
1797HEARTVHCThis failure, tragically, might create a tearful heircomp. anag. & lit.
2005-2006
1758BIMBETTEVHCOne encapsulated by B. M. (Ms Midler)? Yes and noI in BM + Bette; ref. smart US comedienne
2003-2004
1663ARMAMENTARIAVHCOld lady’s broken arm, torn retina start to absorb doctor’s entire resourcesma in arm + anag. + a
1641GADGETEERVHCNut for widgets is ragged, loosely securing pintee in anag.
2002-2003
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCET television might be broadcast live with this global communications systemcomp. anag.
2001-2002
1554PEARLVHCModel of excellence, brilliant, sat around doing nothing? Not AZED!pear + l(azed)
1546TRANSPARENTVHCPants designed to hold toddler’s poop aren’t (we hope!)r in anag. + aren’t; poop1,5
1537CAFTANVHCThis robe’s commodious behind conceals the same!aft in can
1519CARRY-ONVHCRip-off involving Rowling ’ero?’Arry in con
2000-2001
1511DEEP-SEATEDVHCIntimate act takes place in gymseat in PE in deed
1494MARATHONVHCMass race that only half finished?halves of first 4 words, & lit.
1489FRONT-BENCHERVHCIt’s strange for T. Benn and Thatcher to reject that minister of Blair’s?anag. less that
1998-1999
1398PERMETHRINVHCHe (Mr Pinter) gets involved in rewrite – it helps the plot dramatically?anag.; garden plot
1372MASTERSTROKEVHCOriginal hit for Lulu?master stroke
1367SANBENITOSVHCMore than one heretic’s scapular bone is found mingled with saints’anag.
1997-1998
1334CATACHRESTICVHCRe: ‘I learn them the artic’s geography’ – it’s ‘teach’ and ‘Arctic’s’, dopyanag.
1322CARPETVHC3-1 favourite trails colt (Arabian)c Ar. + pet
1996-1997
1303PONIARDVHCHave a stab at translating Pindaric ode. No dice!anag. less dice

 
HCs awarded to L. Ward
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2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2369 FACETIAE
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2338 TRUMP
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2322 VENTRICOSE
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2287 VALET
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2205 CUMBERSOME
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2191 PLUG
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2135 LOB
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2109 THICKETY
 
2011-2012
  2083 BEWITCH
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2074 BENNET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2058 ROBUST
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1962 ANADEM
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1910 BARPERSON
  1906 MORSE
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1858 HUMONGOUS
 
2006-2007
  1823 KISS
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1753 DIAGONAL
 
2003-2004
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1637 AMNESIC
 
2002-2003
  1593 MANSUETE
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1550 MEMORITER
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1502 RAPPEL
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1454 GET-UP
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1428 CRICETID
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1385 PANTRIES
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1338 SMART ALEC
 
1996-1997
  1290 NITERIE
  1286 CHALET
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
 
1993-1994
  1126 CHEATERY
 
1988-1989
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  849 VISITE
 
1987-1988
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
 


Annual Honours record of L. Ward
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20182 (0, 2, 0) 1 3 27
2016-20170 3 4
2015-20160 5 5 23
2014-20151 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 19
2013-20141 (0, 1, 0) 0 9
2012-20131 (0, 1, 0) 2 5 26
2011-20120 2 8
2010-20111 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 29
2009-20100 3 5
2008-20090 3 2
2007-20081 (0, 1, 0) 0 2
2006-20070 2 5
2005-20060 1 2
 
2003-20040 1 2
2002-20030 1 2
2001-20020 4 1 22
2000-20010 3 5
1999-20000 0 8
1998-19990 3 4
1997-19980 2 3
1996-19970 1 4
 
1993-19940 0 1
 
1988-19890 0 2
1987-19880 0 1