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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2395PURITANISMVHCWhat’ll have you madly up in arms about sex?it in anag., & lit.
2012-2013
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)VHCOwner’s millions – not quite matching take from various bars?m alik(e); dive(r)s
2011-2012
2070MISTREATMENTVHCClobber in tatters about me following my – this?m’ + me in anag., & lit.
2058ROBUSTSecondHardy book supplied in Kindle?b in roust
2049PARTY-POOPERVHCSome unknown humourless person stifling start of orgyo in part y po per, & lit.
2010-2011
2012BLOATINGVHCComplaint of sheep, say, with energy going to zero?0 for E in bleating, & lit.
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)VHCPound, inspired by sun, penning end of canto in great Italian stylesound … pun; o in gran
2009-2010
1984ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)VHCHow to represent E. Blair now, after book’s come out?anag. less b, & lit.
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCListen to Opera North broadcast, missing nothing – like the company?anag. incl. N less 0; ON based in Leeds
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCWhat means I start to row with unsettling power?anag. + p, & lit.
1949PALFRENIERVHCJeweller’s conclusion: ‘Pearl fine for shaping – jade means hard work for me’anag. incl. r
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)FirstReduce boob in first stages of cosmetic surgery (nip and tuck)anag. of first letters; nip
2008-2009
1936LITMUS TESTVHC‘Trial by paper’ sparked frenzy attracting heart of Fleet Streetlit must e St
1932NINE-TO-FIVEVHCOccupying office, after turning up I’ve often worked – thus?in (rev.) + anag., & lit.
1927TONSURE (Spoonerisms)VHCLeering shocks le beau monde without failton sure; shearing locks
1923ELLIPTICVHCExplicitly not using algebraic quantities in reformulation of geometric shapeanag. less x, y
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCMaiden over’s centrepiece: one amongst weaker batsmen dismissedve + ta(I)l
1908WE THREE KINGSVHCActively seeking the origins of World’s Redeemer? That’s usanag. incl. w, R, & lit.
1901SANITISEVHCRemove offensive stuff from it before corruption of tiniesSA + anag.
1897WASH-OUTVHCWho’s a floundering mutt at heart?anag. + ut, & lit.
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERThirdOne’ll be agitating for real feed having no trace of financeanag. less f, & lit.
1879LITTER BASKETVHCDrunk on back-street, not caught staggering, showing attachment to lamp-post?lit + anag. less c
1875GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)VHCPair in United are working to lift half of team after zest shows a droppr in U + anag.; gout + te(am)
1871FAIRY GOLDVHCSpecie that’s specious, turning dull with a capital D!fair + logy (rev.) + D, & lit.
1866BINGEVHCPerson downs repeated quantity of beer in thise of being moved to end, & lit.
2006-2007
1818POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)VHCRavioli’s ‘pods’ confused one taken in by spaghetti ‘trees’anag.
1806INEBRIANTVHCWhat’s provided by bar and tinnie when getting drunk?anag. & lit.
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHCFrench café beginning to experiment – it’s meant to be Crazy Horse – apparently almost everyone loves ite + anag.; app al(l) 00 SA
2005-2006
1750PLOUGHMANVHCHang-up with loam would do for a working ——comp. anag. & lit.
2003-2004
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCIt projected indefinable aura around family providing occupant for rickety mangerclan in it in anag.
2002-2003
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)VHCChap travelling round is a gypsytsigane; is in gent + a
2000-2001
1500GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)FirstReason running short aboard hoy!SLOGITOP; logi(c) in stop!
1996-1997
1303PONIARDVHCTake one in upward thrust into belly – and it could be fatal!r a in (all rev.) in pod
1300OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)VHCCentre of religious movement supporting following of Christ? GoodGod; o’ X for D
1286CHALETVHCThe avalanche would do for this (a haven otherwise)comp. anag. & lit.
1284STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)ThirdView light in the sky – origin of Saviour’s the story proclaimedSTA(R ANG)LE; S + tale
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCYou’ll find me resorting to a balneumanag. & lit.
1995-1996
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCHeart trouble’s represented as ‘ado in core’?anag.
1220CASSANDRAVHCFortune-teller with unbelievable skill giving new reading of cards as one cutsan in anag.
1216CHAPERONVHCI may provide check acting on individual unacquainted with Societych aper(S)on, lit.
1212HILDINGVHCScab: man having left off strike?hil(l) + ding
1207EPOCH-MARKINGVHCChief male on ship getting pigeon flapping round? Such is the way we remember the great in history!Ch m + ark in anag.; ref. Nelson’s Column
1203CLERICALISMVHCXimenean influence? Turning out 1201 is really setting apart X’s successoranag. incl. MCCI less y
1994-1995
1194DONETVHCHistoric primer? ‘X on …’ would get held up as suchten o’ ’d (all rev.); ref. ‘Ximenes on the Art of the Crossword’
1180COLD TURKEYFirstGospel shows Lord in simple bed – the original crib?Ld in cot + Ur key
1178BOOTLEGVHCNumber taken from broadcast of Elton John’s going round – in such a form?anag. less n in bog, & lit.
1165YAPSTERFirstVariety of English pastry? Dane would probably look down on it!anag. incl. E, i.e. Great Dane
1161ADIAPHORONVHCThis tenet? Not a point heard tossed about with energycomp. anag. incl. E, & lit.
1156TERPSICHOREANVHCLike a ball (less clearly rendered as ‘near to spheric’)anag.
1152PARACETAMOLFirstExcellent thing for a head, taken in by mouthace tam in parol, & lit.
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCHorses, we learnt at school, make a whinnying sound (a ‘n/ay’?) 
1139BENJAMINVHCUlster-related item? Labour MP wants to trap Major over oneMaj. (rev.) + I in Benn
1134TOVARICHThirdKasparov’s mate: this ends play as Short caved in?comp. anag.
1130AGRESTALVHCGarden least dug over comes to this end?comp. anag. & lit.
1126CHEATERYVHCReason the City is corrupted (as this is not being punished?)comp. anag. & lit.
1113EMPLASTRUMVHCLump’s treatment without external protective cover? Not soanag. less tent, & lit.
1108GREENSecondSuch bottles are reduced by one in what singer sings?(a)re in gen, & lit.; ref. ‘Ten G. Bottles’
1100CONCORDANCEVHCPreacher’s reference text possibly concentrated on commandment not much followedconc. + ord(in)ance
1992-1993
1095STINKVHCTerm for noxious tang?s + tink & lit.
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)FirstPuff on stale fags a good dealstuff on pale; saps a go
1087OLD SOLDIERVHCLord’s ground will enthrall even members of side bowled out in inane fiascoanag. of alternate letters in anag.
1076PARLOUR GAMESThirdNorm L – some argue endlessly – must be moved: party managers may arrange suchpar + anag.; ref. N. Lamont
1065TANDOORIVHCDish in oriant? Possibly (if spelt correctly!)do (= cheat) in anag. & lit.
1061MAGICVHCWork the —— – conjuring ace might!comp. anag. & lit.
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCElevated tone drops when expressing love life in Parislove; en(o)t (rev.) + rain
1052AGANIPPEVHCSource of spirits invoked in Marvell-ing?nip in agape, & lit.; ref. Andrew Marvell
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDo/cks may be restricted as a result of Customs swoop 
1039TOLERABLEVHCLeft are to be working with Liberal – finding coalition that’s this?anag. incl. l, L
1034BURLAPVHCGood canvassing material? A Tory would need this to unsettle Labour Partycomp. anag.
1026LET-OFFVHCA chance wasted by inside left, possiblyof in anag.
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHCHead of Army invested in a great Apple computer, initially taking chances with amount of memory in it, for part of military outfitA in per main; c + haps + K in SA
1013ALVEARYSecondThis item? Buzzing may reveal itcomp. anag. & lit.
1000ONE THOUSANDVHCA grand Azed puzzle? Note excited addict tackling itanag. + SA in hound
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFor excitement I have Aze/d venture – some routine stuff is not for me 
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)FirstThis word’s not right for ‘shy’!b(r)ash & lit. bash = shy = attempt.
965EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)VHCNegligée has bear or rabbit onnegligée; anag.; n. = necklet, careless
956SPEAR-SIDEVHCSon not occurring? Awful despair – end of line (i.e. this)s(on) + anag. + e, & lit.
952STAR (Spoonerisms)VHCA stew of this nature may do for restaurant diner demanding sharkshiner … dark; comp. anag.
947SHOULDER-SLIPVHCIs dull sore throbbing in joint indicating this?’s + anag. in hip, & lit.
943BARAGOUINSecondSunspeak, say, would replace ‘Labour gain’ with ‘Left KO’d’anag. less l
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSSecondContrived a clue: ‘Chemists’ group?’ (The answer could be BOOTS)anag. + PS
904VOETGANGERVHCGraveney got led astray (wanting money, ultimately)? He’ll be using pads in Durbananag. less y; pad = path
1988-1989
878MOUSEPIECEVHCSome clue (cryptic, not long) snatching prize – something meaty from Dexter, perhapspie in anag. less I; ref. NCD, cattle
869HOLD-UPSSecondHeists plus road works?, I assert, will satisfy such!comp. anag. & lit.
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)VHCLegendary ‘fiery’ player in one Roses match to strike a blow with three from Lancashire going downNero, land; hidden; Lan + d; ref. Fred Trueman
866NECTAREOUSVHCIntroduction of ‘Christmas Reause’ not out of place, advertising the purest drink?anag. incl. C; ref. Perrier ads
862OFF-AND-ONVHCConcerning thing that may blow hot or cold – unfinished amour, possiblyof fan don(a), & lit.
857REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)VHCDisplay of precision in C (new edition thereof) – etymology (summary about origin of derivation), and help with handling, e.g., valise (U.S.)anag. + ety.; d in recap
849VISITEVHCIntroduction of sanctions – the thing involved in conflict in the Cape?s + it in vie
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)VHCThree goals to do it? My players need to show more applicationprayers; anag., do = beat up
840SONDEVHCA variety of weather conditions may register reaction with thiscomp. anag. & lit.
1987-1988
835PROSAICALFirstSuch works are nothing special (never entertaining English)anag. inc. O less E, E & lit.
816POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)SecondSome fetch coal to point up a winter festivalhidden rev.; ref. first-footing
814SPOUSAGEVHCWhat’s customary after love (and with no kids beforehand!)sp + 0 + usage
801LINCHETVHC‘Shelf’ in dialect – or you may see this as ‘field bound’comp. anag. & lit.; bound = spring, leap
796UPHOLSTERYVHC——’s so nice – see the embroidered polyester cushions?comp. anag. & lit.
792DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘Pain can make you go “O/w!”’ – Doctrine of a flagellant convert? 
1986-1987
783CAMPESINOSecondSuch as some Hispanic cropping his produce, possiblyanag. less his & lit.
770HERMITSVHCWhat moves them is a bit of reclusionanag. incl. r, & lit.
766GUBBINSVHCSomething trivial stimulated origins of US board game now in British shopsanag. of first letters; ref. Trivial Pursuit
762OBELISEVHCMark, showing doubt? ‘Second of gospels with insufficient faith’ admits SaintS in o belie(f)
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCRejected Foreign Office stooge is sent in to stop threat to SA’s export trade? Sounds likely to fizzle – this ado could produce no apartheid linksF.O (rev.) feed is in cease; comp. anag.
735MALIGNSecondFoul lying may, repeatedly detracting the same characteranag. less y twice & lit.
1985-1986
731STRINGVHCWhat might be tight when bloke’s dispatched by gravity?strin(gent) + g, & lit.; hangman’s rope
727WELL-TO-DOVHC‘Low-looted, expending nothing’ would clue this badlyanag., less O, & lit.; clue2
722SUPERNACULUMVHCI’m unmuscular, unco-ordinated round gym, becoming completely drainedPE in anag.
718FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)VHCWapping factory’s opening areas of new production (though Sun doesn’t appear)f + loin(S)
712PANTOMIME HORSEVHCAfter start of performance, I and some other man will cavort in this rôlep+ anag.
709GINGERThirdCould be the end of stitching, sewing-machine needing only seconds to put zip ing + (S)inger
701BALUSTRADEVHCSecurity for those on a flight involves nearly everyone in the aeroplane businessal(l) in bus trade
683BANISHVHCAspirins have been changed – there’s a new formulation to —— severe paincomp. anag.
1984-1985
670TURNIP-FLEAVHCTrue, F-plan works – if one tucks in. I could murder some cabbage, for instanceI in anag.
657SILLY-BILLYVHCWhat can lead to dope? Misfortune in society’s fringes canill in s,y + billy
1983-1984
610DOUBLETHINKVHCThis is shown by the Party in the UK Blair, expressing atmosphere, evolveddo + anag. less air, & lit.; Blair = Orwell
607CARNEYVHC75% of any cream is churned to make the local butteranag. of any cre(am)
603FIGULINEVHCThis bit of biscuit may be smashed if I bunglecomp. anag. incl. b, & lit.
594DOINGSVHCIt’s no good anagramming – that makes this business too complicatedcomp. anag.; ref. AZ clue comp.
590MINEVERVHCUse ‘vide “ermine”’ possibly for clue? Me? No way!anag. incl v., mi never!, & lit.
1982-1983
564PARAMENTVHCFlowing stuff no longer in use? It’s restricted, being interrupted by a strikea ram in pent; ref. water-worker’s strike
558MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)VHCSpicy seasonal preparation – a dash of Cointreau in me and mater will be tipsymate; anag. incl. C
547GLEEMANVHCLeg spinning – big shot sent the wrong way – I’m ready for catchanag. + name (rev.)
538INGRAINVHCAn —— dye is one way of fixing e.g. Indian yarncomp. anag. & lit.
530PROMETALVHCThere’s a switch for Palmer to a special iron, brought into play when the heat is onanag.
1981-1982
521ATTITUDINISEVHCI do it in ‘Statues’, wavering – —— so shakily, that iscomp. anag. & lit.; ref party game
504SIMMENTHALERVHCButchering these market animals could provide you with a —— steakcomp. anag. & lit.
495CACOETHESVHCUse of drugs? British athlete pitched into a variety of cheatsCoe in anag.; ref. C.’s speech to IOC
491SEVENTY-EIGHTVHCYes, the vintage playing is due to spinning a ——comp. anag. & lit.
486JUMPED-UPVHCPretentious Jude, out of place at university, riven by traces of many passionsm, p in anag. + up; ref. ‘J. the Obscure’
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCLacking hydrogen, the pulsar spins in part of Argo-Puppis?anag. less H; L. Puppis = poop, stern; part of constellation Argo
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCRash primaries in USA – really, those idiots Carter and Reagan (ignoring Anderson) – you can’t choose between them! Perhaps hostages will be released – then you could say: ‘He’s set these free’first letters; comp. anag.
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCCryptic? See heartless Azed smiling deviouslyanag. incl. A(ze)d
1979-1980
419RAMILLIESVHCRise unsteadily in a boxing match? On the contrary, show style from earlier fighti.e. a mill in anag.
410CUL-DE-SACVHCIf clued: ‘Cars turn here’, this could be about right?comp. anag. incl. r & lit.
1978-1979
319PODESTAVHCMight be a case set out before onepod + anag. + a, & lit.

 
HCs awarded to P. F. Henderson
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2012-2013
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2074 BENNET
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2053 PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)
 
2010-2011
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  2014 HACKETTE
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1997 FADO
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1962 ANADEM
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1958 HANGDOG
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1906 MORSE
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1823 KISS
  1797 HEART
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1752 MIDWINTER
 
2004-2005
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
 
2001-2002
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
 
1999-2000
  1424 HEIST
 
1998-1999
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1338 SMART ALEC
 
1996-1997
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1225 CURRY
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1190 DENARIUS
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
 
1992-1993
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1078 KIRBEH
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1030 PASTILLE
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1021 BEARD
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  969 BUNTER
  961 WAVESON
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  930 SABULOSE
  926 NERD
  922 REFORMADO
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  913 ARCHIBALD
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  895 TONE DEAF
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  882 DOSSIER
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  853 DEBACLE
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  823 SARBACANE
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  809 DOLCE VITA
  805 LITOTES
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
  764 CHILDERMAS
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  753 SHEEPDOG
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  714 MOTE
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  675 CONSTERNATE
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
  635 ROSEMARY
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  615 HISTORIETTE
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  585 FLABELLIFORM
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  559 EMBASE
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
  478 BIBLIOPEGIST
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  460 SWOOP
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  452 DISSENTERISM
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  401 GO-AHEAD
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  393 INTRACARDIAC
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  354 SHEER-HULK
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  327 HEMLOCK
 


Annual Honours record of P. F. Henderson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 0
 
2012-20130 1 1
2011-20121 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 26
2010-20110 2 6
2009-20101 (1, 0, 0) 4 7 11
2008-20090 8 3 9
2007-20081 (0, 0, 1) 4 2 11
2006-20070 3 3
2005-20060 1 4
2004-20050 0 1
2003-20040 1 0
2002-20030 1 0
2001-20020 0 1
2000-20011 (1, 0, 0) 0 1
1999-20000 0 1
1998-19990 0 1
1997-19980 0 1
1996-19971 (0, 0, 1) 4 2 12
1995-19960 6 6 13
1994-19953 (3, 0, 0) 4 6 3
1993-19942 (0, 1, 1) 6 5 4
1992-19932 (1, 0, 1) 6 4 2
1991-19921 (0, 1, 0) 7 5 4
1990-19912 (1, 1, 0) 4 6 6
1989-19901 (0, 1, 0) 1 9
1988-19891 (0, 1, 0) 8 4 3
1987-19882 (1, 1, 0) 4 5 3
1986-19872 (0, 2, 0) 4 6 5
1985-19861 (0, 0, 1) 7 2 4
1984-19850 2 7
1983-19840 5 7 17
1982-19830 5 6 11
1981-19820 5 3 13
1980-19810 3 7
1979-19800 2 7
1978-19790 1 5