Clues written by D. H. Tompsett
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2015-2016
2270FENESTRAVHCIt could light middle of vestry in ruined faneestr in anag., & lit.
2011-2012
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCRogue Herries tracks central character for Walpole – a rascal figurep + anag.; figure
2010-2011
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCCow drover aweary embraces irenic uplifting character in thishidden; tone (rev.) in hic
2012BLOATINGVHCPuffing Billy’s first along it – off the railsanag. incl B; ref. early rail and road steam engines
2009-2010
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCLike reindeer moss’s habitat: antlers open it upanag.; up = in an excited state
1962ANADEMVHCBays – the coasts of Canada are cleft by them(C)anad(a) + ’em; cleave = sever
2008-2009
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)ThirdBeguine, valeta are unremembered dancesanag. less a
1906MORSEVHCPuzzle-solver who’s something extra … enthralling in his style …(Morse code for) s in more
2007-2008
1875GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)VHCSky – empty air – after pure tumbling drop with which para jolts tutor agapeanag. + a(i)r; comp. anag.
1862UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)ThirdSo melodically Gary’s to plink a guitar catching soul of tonalityParry’s to Glinka; nali in uke
1856LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘New Markets’ – big meeting – what might imperi/al lenders attack?see sallenders
1845UPBRAIDVHCSouth’s heart lead and a coup produces slamu Pb raid
2006-2007
1804CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)VHCBelch’s last scenes stole play: this Twelfth Night’s lured stackssteward (i.e. Malvolio) lacks; anag. incl. h
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHCI’m Steen at work – here perhaps paint’s applied by one privy to itanag.; ref Jan S., painter of tavern scenes; app. a loo SA
2005-2006
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe Abbey’s director never rated the laid-back syn/archyref. J. M. Synge, playwright, Abbey theatre
1746ENTOMICVHCMillions notice bust on such as Dors and Painted Ladiesanag. incl. m
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)VHCAbstract pictures kill oiled Academiciananag. incl. A; kill2
1724MONEYBAGSVHCDoubled game by South – No Trump – that’s his style!anag. incl. S; double = fold; ref Donald Trump, US property billionaire
1719ANHELATIONVHCDyspnoea’s advanced – new hospital – joy!a n H elation
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCDusky chaps who’d flocks, a voice disturbedanag.; ref. Christmas shepherds
1698CROSSTIEVHCResist calories and the start of overeating madly – this prevents bellyinganag. incl. c, o
2003-2004
1659SCAREDY-CATVHCWas worried in the outskirts of Sydney about first sign of the dingocared in S, y + ca t
1628ENCOMIONVHCIn brief, it’s Oliver Mellors wreathing with Connie that’s Lawrence’s for natureanag. incl O.M.; ref. ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’
2002-2003
1602FENESTRAVHCWhat can be each side of fireplace niche and of sunlit rotunda?first and last letters, & lit.
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)VHC‘From the East’, carol about origin of Epiphany, cheers spiritstangies; E in sing (rev) + ta
1589JOKESMITHVHCJoe Miller’s his, maybe – so he can dress in Joe’s mackintosh!comp. anag.
1580MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)VHCWindage forgotten: range shot sails into empty moatsails; anag. in m(oa)t; windage = margin of error
2001-2002
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCHealer got sot stinko: his cure may be ineffectualanag.; cure = care of souls
1554PEARLVHCSetter’s latest in resounding sequence – his next is rubyr in peal; ref. typesetter’s sizes
1537CAFTANVHCOttoman’s loose cover – selvages of chinchilla, felt and Acrilanfirst and last letters
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHCIn fine mess – Stan quasi dismayed, Ollie derogatorylast letters; In fine = finally
1506BARE(-)BONESVHCWilliam’s (Hudibrastic?) beanpoles bore beans entwined.anag.
1494MARATHONVHCMany race this only half-length each timehalves of first 4 words, & lit.
1999-2000
1454GET-UPVHCLetter leads to garters embellishing Twelfth-Night’s unsuspecting patsy’s ——first letters & lit., ref. Malvolio
1446NEWSPAPERDOMVHCWhimsically, per E. W., odd bits of ‘Scoop’ damns???!anag. & lit.; ref Evelyn Waugh novel
1424HEISTVHCEarly pieces taken from Hellas: Elgin initiated superior this?first letters & lit.
1998-1999
1406CHASSEPOTSecondI could lay fire quicker than Brown Bess: can Mary Jane?chassé + pot; can = dismiss, pot = marijuana
1385PANTRIESThirdMug shots seen in offices of commissariatpan tries
1997-1998
1334CATACHRESTICVHCMrs M’s abusive about Acres astride horse in classicc + h in Acres in Attic
1325UPROOTALVHCIt’s needed by me to get tropaeolum outcomp. anag. & lit.
1995-1996
1255CATAFALCOVHCPortakabin for the likes of Jock: reverse of luxury with crude cloaca outsidefat rev, in anag.; like3
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCSeedy raspberry-tart or a nice soda popanag.; raspberry-tart, rhyming slang for heart; see Brewer
1212HILDINGVHCLike Plaza-Toro – first to lie where he spent the warl in hiding: ref ‘The Gondoliers’: ‘He lay concealed throughout the war’
1994-1995
1200Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)VHCUnhappy choice as night-watchman – plays on googlyNY(CT)ALOPS; anag.
1181SLADEVHCDell where Rosie takes cider – and Lee’s heartSlad + e; setting of Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’
1180COLD TURKEYVHCWithdrawing dope?cold turkey, & lit.
1152PARACETAMOLVHCA la C. Patmore (re-edited): ‘Whence is the poignancy peaceful…’?anag.; ref. Coventry P., ‘St Valentine’s Day’
1993-1994
1139BENJAMINFirstWhat’s ‘Wedgy’ in his family circles: a pet name? jam + i’ in Benn; ref Tony (Wedgwood) B.
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCHoards of Bones – badly bungles piracyanag.; ref. ‘Treasure Island’
1992-1993
1087OLD SOLDIERVHCVeteran Rolls and De Dion almost fully restoredanag.
1084PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)VHCThat Claire be perfect doth not proof entail:
For patron serveth she, my matchless grail
 
1052AGANIPPEVHCPoetically did I – page by page – infuse G. W. Russellgan I p, p in AE, & lit.; ref. poet known as ‘Æ’
1991-1992
1034BURLAPVHCKeating’s crack: Australian Premier’s heading for rough carpetingburl A P
1026LET-OFFVHCPiece of felt could be missing dollyanag.; piece vt
1013ALVEARYVHCOne’s entered quite at the end of a line – a straight one!a l + a in very, & lit.; ref. bee-line
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI’ve given up all the co/ke for grass and snow in the Alps 
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)First‘Nonpareil’ apple-crusher ejects every other core and Coxes’ peel mashed in the twisteralternate letters; anag. incl. C(oxe)s
930SABULOSEVHCSuitable for petanque and as boules pitchanag.
1988-1989
862OFF-AND-ONVHCIn the manner that characterises female – Donnamobile!of f + anag., & lit.
840SONDEVHCStratocruiser’s heading is set with bit of data captured by oneS + d in one, & lit.
1987-1988
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)VHCTigger’s drunk maybe – pleasing a Pooh!digger’s trunk; cool a bah!
818EMBUSQUÉFirstSkipper? Board dismissing for example Caine’s!embus + Que(eg); ref The Caine Mutiny
792DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSighs Ball, ‘A/n amour! So don’t beat it, willow!’ref. The Mikado
1985-1986
731STRINGVHCEssential for starting straight the rows in neat gardensinitial letters, & lit.
727WELL-TO-DOVHCKindly explain dust on velvet!‘Well?’ + to-do
1983-1984
609LUCKY-BAGSecondWhere you pay to fish alewife and mort2 meanings each for a. and m.
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLEVHCA cat’s ear for example – that is catching a lot in fightmort2 in mell in i.e.; c.e. = antennaria
513ETYMOLOGICONThirdWhat’s ‘cento’ originally about? I go and look mine upI go lo my (rev.) in anag., & lit.
495CACOETHESVHCNot a nice drive – coaches, etc., endlessly weavinganag. incl. et(c)
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCHe soon vacated the shell – form prize by middle of termshell = coffin; body (vt.) + snatch +(t)er(m)
1980-1981
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWretched Sou/th – didn’t know King had fallen!‘Tell it not in Gath’
1979-1980
401GO-AHEADThirdWhere the kokum’s found nut butter certainly isGoa head; b. = one who butts
393INTRACARDIACVHCLike a fool’s saying – astray, arrant and acidicanag.; ref. Psalm xiv, 1
1978-1979
362SEA-SOLDIERVHCWhose indication might be the blue ensign?sea, soldier
354SHEER-HULKSecondBottom no longer decked with large pair overhead – simple bumpkinsheer hulk; bottom = ship; ref. AMND
349ODDCOMESHORTVHCA small rum – neat – holds courage!come in odd, short; courage interjection, small n.
1977-1978
310STERNFASTVHCRump-rash after lashingstern fast
1976-1977
212SURCINGLESVHCTorturing ulcers and gins – essentials for those in the saddleanag.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1145GENIPAPVHCWhat savage nip a poodle reveals—Lana’s that cut uphidden; v. lana
1969-1970
1066RAVE / PAIR (DLM)FirstSlavering over his flame—the least inspirational of spectaclesflame, vb.; pair of spectacles, cricket
1968-1969
1023CONSOLEVHCHere you can compass a note with cornetsol in cone, & lit.; organ stop
1966-1967
954CERATE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAfter slashes by savages, li/es badly cutgolf
1958-1959
495PARTISANVHCA Pristina irregular, but I ain’t there any longer!anag. less I, & lit.; P. in Yugoslavia
1957-1958
486BARACANVHCI had the semblance of Camelot: the interdict led to a final vessel for mebar a can; Tennyson, ‘The Lady of Shalott’
456PLAFONDVHCElevated feature, possibly Italian, sticking up and seldom attempted nowadaysalp (rev.) + fond (obs. vb.), & lit.
1956-1957
430GAMIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCO me/us! Bottom in Classics again! 
400Word with 400 theme (Quatercentenary)VHCMr. Melancholy’s burden—universal x in the grip of a woman! (7)ducdame; U CD in dame; ref. As You Like It II.5
1955-1956
382ABSTAINVHCWhat to do if you want to be no plumper!double mng.; plump, vb. = give all one’s votes
1954 (1)
277PRODIGALLYVHCLike a play-boy and play-girl do, extravagantlyanag.
275ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe Tories are equal, Bevan! Cri/minal—most!ref. Aneurin B.
1953 (2)
251UNMETHODICALVHCCareless on much detailanag. & lit.
235ASPHETERISMVHCPredated Das Kapital, but its essence is there passimanag.
1953 (1)
219SOCIALISTVHCSo Conservative, I must head what Ko-ko’s got if he’s this!so C I a list, & lit.; ref. Mikado, ‘I’ve got a little list’

 
HCs awarded to D. H. Tompsett
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2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2213 SOLECISM
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2012-2013
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2083 BEWITCH
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2058 ROBUST
 
2010-2011
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1823 KISS
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1797 HEART
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1771 PARTERRE
  1762 DUDDERY
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2004-2005
  1711 MINUS
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1667 CLARINI
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1650 SAPHENA
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1641 GADGETEER
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1615 RUGATE
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1593 MANSUETE
  1585 SHIATSU
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1550 MEMORITER
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1394 BERGAMOT
 
1997-1998
  1346 PHARISEE
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1322 CARPET
 
1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1290 NITERIE
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1273 SIPOREX
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1225 CURRY
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1216 CHAPERON
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1186 GRISELDA
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1126 CHEATERY
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1030 PASTILLE
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  969 BUNTER
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
 
1989-1990
  926 NERD
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  913 ARCHIBALD
  904 VOETGANGER
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  866 NECTAREOUS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  814 SPOUSAGE
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  753 SHEEPDOG
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
 
1984-1985
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  649 AUSTRALORP
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  607 CARNEY
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  594 DOINGS
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  547 GLEEMAN
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  447 URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  340 BOOKSIE
  332 NUT-CASE
  319 PODESTA
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  306 DICKENS
  298 NOSER
  289 AMNESIAC
  281 DINOCERAS
  276 AMTRACK
 
1976-1977
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  247 FLIVVER
  243 OLYMPIC
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  208 RALPH
 
1974-1975
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
 
1972-1973
  36 CRUSADER
  10 LINGERIE
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1127 TRAYBIT
  1123 MAXIMIST
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
  1089 ENCLOISTER
  1076 NEFAST (Misprints)
  1071 ORACLE (Printer’s Devilry)
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1015 HOAR-HEADED
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
 
1966-1967
  924 MIMESTER / PECULATE (Right and Left)
 
1964-1965
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1963-1964
  782 SWELL
  773 FIT-OUT
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
  717 STAR-MAN (Misprints)
  712 RHEUMATICKY
  700 SOLOMON
 
1961-1962
  682 PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)
  669 DRUM
 
1960-1961
  638 BUREAUCRAT
  626 WOMAN-TIRED
  595 INORNATE / OMADHAUN (Right and Left)
 
1959-1960
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  469 DAISY
  464 STRAWED
  451 MEGAPODE
  447 TOUSLE
 
1956-1957
  415 When the snow lay round about (Anagram)
  408 BILLET
 
1955-1956
  364 HELLEBORE
  360 WRINKLE / EGG-BIRD (Right and Left)
  343 EPIGONI
 
1954 (2)
  287 MANCHESTER
 
1954 (1)
  281 SCRAPS def. LOCALS (Wrong Number)
  279 CRYPTOGRAM
 
1953 (2)
  241 MANDOLINE
  237 BASTINADE
 


Annual Honours record of D. H. Tompsett
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2014-20150 0 4
 
2012-20130 0 2
2011-20120 1 5
2010-20110 2 5
2009-20100 2 7
2008-20091 (0, 0, 1) 1 4
2007-20081 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 15
2006-20070 2 6
2005-20060 2 7
2004-20050 5 7 17
2003-20040 2 5
2002-20030 4 7 24
2001-20020 3 3
2000-20010 3 5
1999-20000 3 2
1998-19992 (0, 1, 1) 0 2 18
1997-19980 2 3
1996-19970 0 7
1995-19960 3 6
1994-19950 4 4 18
1993-19941 (1, 0, 0) 1 6
1992-19930 3 4
1991-19920 4 4 29
1990-19910 0 4
1989-19901 (1, 0, 0) 1 6
1988-19890 2 3
1987-19881 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 17
1986-19870 0 4
1985-19860 2 2
1984-19850 0 7
1983-19841 (0, 1, 0) 0 4
1982-19830 0 4
1981-19821 (0, 0, 1) 2 3 19
1980-19810 1 6
1979-19801 (0, 0, 1) 1 3
1978-19791 (0, 1, 0) 2 5 15
1977-19780 1 4
1976-19770 1 5
 
1974-19750 0 1
 
1972-19730 0 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 3
1969-19701 (1, 0, 0) 0 6
1968-19690 1 1
1967-19680 0 1
1966-19670 1 1
 
1964-19650 0 1
1963-19640 0 2
1962-19630 0 4
1961-19620 0 2
1960-19610 0 3
1959-19600 0 1
1958-19590 1 0
1957-19580 2 6
1956-19570 2 2
1955-19560 1 3
1954 (2)0 0 1
1954 (1)0 2 2
1953 (2)0 2 2
1953 (1)0 1 0