Clues written by C. M. Edmunds
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C. M. Edmunds69385815380Jul 1981May 201836y 10mC. Edmunds
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2382STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)VHCTracks from Abbey Road, for instance, briefly arrived at perfectionroad; st + ripe
2360VIDENDAVHCDo see them running, and devil … take the hindmostanag. less l
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCDisfiguring cracks reach along affected epidermis (the outer bits)first & last letters
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)VHCCotton backed NHS dressing leaves skin rather nodular(sh)agree(n); dressing
2291AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWill fellers le/nding stump up for the wild life? 
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCDon’s own backyard lacking in gardening slant? Makeover requiredanag. less in; ref. Monty D. and Mafia dons.
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCWhat one fears the spread of is a new & lit crazeanag.
2235CHOCK-A-BLOCKVHCIn congested position, 3rd rank pawn advanced with checkc hock a + block
2218FOREIGNERFirstWanting a faringee or migrant? That’s meanag. less a & lit.
2013-2014
2165OUT OF ORDERVHCOffending propriety? This itself may engender furore and to-doanag.
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)VHCMen’s final is played with fire – number 2 scrapes homeScrewtape’s home; anag. incl. n + no.; ref. Wimbledon 2013
2122NICETYVHCLand freshly prepared for plants takes working yet such cultivation needs precisionNIC + anag.
2109THICKETYVHCHaving packed trunks, exhausted elephant Nellie has taken offe, t in thicky; take off = swallow; ref. popular song
2010-2011
2040EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSpeedy clipper left Portlands shor/n in a trice 
1992FOULARDVHCCostly belcher? Damage to US, primarily Florida, could make this oneanag. of U Florida less I; ref. BP oil well
2009-2010
1971WATERMANSHIPSecondOne Down absorbs us all – need for stroke of geniusman in Watership; ref. Adams novel & AZ comp.
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCAmateur dancing, when excess energy leaves shattered stage?state; anag. less E
1945PRISONVHCWhere ‘Society’ bungs rogue element?S in prion2, & lit.
2008-2009
1893EARTHYVHCDescribing Set, possibly Ra – they get muddled upanag.; ref. badgers, Egyptian deities
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERVHCAdvantage … he takes it – Olé, Spain goes, a Federer dismantledanag. less E
1836POSTHASTEVHCLike the clappers after a movement, he’s apt to receive a bit of sticks in anag.; ref. applause at Proms
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCLollobrigida? – in Andrews Sister role? In a skirt, script notesGina L. in Maria; ref. Julie A. in ‘The Sound of Music’
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCUsurer, greed confounded by advocate’s final stratagemanag. + e; ref Shylock
2005-2006
1762DUDDERYSecondPartially infected udder yields, if red, material inflammatory to bovineshidden; ‘red rag to a bull’
1752MIDWINTERVHCSeasonal present, substantially widens trim figures (as was)anag. less s; figure (obs.) = form, shape
1741LORD NELSONVHCLondoners’ stylite, centrally elevatedanag. incl. l, & lit.; elevated = drunk
1733PALESTRAFirstHardy embracing with Nelson a possibility? Disabled tar’s plea permits itanag.; ref. ‘Kiss me, Hardy’, wrestling hold
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSVHCWell-endowed one, divine, synonymous with boobs, could so characterise ‘Playboys’‘bunny mags’, ref. the Rev. Spooner
1715RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)ThirdHarsh Government cancelled miserly relief on loan(g)rasping; re lease
1680PILLOW-CUPVHCBass and Trophy after lager, all but the ultimate in drinks?pil(s) + low + cup
2003-2004
1676CRINGE-MAKINGVHCGod-awful bells in church – who brought up Martin Luther?ring in CE + ma King
1663ARMAMENTARIAVHCOperating gadgetry etc, the stock prerequisite for a Napoleon Soloarmament aria; ref former TV series ‘The Man from UNCLE’
2002-2003
1615RUGATEVHCTabloid term for Carling cover-up, possibly prompting complaint about press?i.e. RU-gate, on analogy of Watergate, etc.; ref. Will C., England rugby captain
2001-2002
1537CAFTANVHCTrios from café-chantant clobber ‘alla Turca’caf-tan
2000-2001
1506BARE(-)BONESVHCMen like Cassius Clay’s ultimate destiny (after boxing?)2 defs.; clay = human body
1476LIGNIPERDOUSThirdA touch of rabies – is dog barking with lupine, menacing bay?anag. incl. r; barking = mad
1467CANAPÉVHCTypically, one has spread – might one exercise?can a PE
1999-2000
1450PRETENDANTThirdOne who presses suits (wrinkled pant tender)anag.
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCIntroduction of millennia as a signal to delete small creatures? The reverseEmma/cimex; axe mice (all rev)
1998-1999
1402PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)VHCOpen to sell partially licensed liquors? No!poteens; hidden
1389ALL-OVERISHVHCViolers playing with lah fretted below high doh?anag.; see ‘up to the high doh’
1997-1998
1346PHARISEEVHCA figure of sourness, one with drilling in Scripture divinepH a RI see, & lit.
1995-1996
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)SecondER and Co., so distressed with Diana – ‘pain of hearts’anag.; ref. Princess D.’s self-proclamation as ‘Queen of hearts’
1220CASSANDRAVHCA girl who had vision, as saint D’Arc, but with it rejected, wastedanag. less it, & lit.
1994-1995
1181SLADEVHCThis ground could be about right for aldersanag. less r
1161ADIAPHORONVHCWhat’s held without bidding? A poor hand one’s dealtanag. incl. I
1993-1994
1108GREENVHCRegeneration, saving energy, helping recycling, is the answeranag. of regen(E ration), & lit.
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCCairns, e.g., left up by all in grief?anag. incl. I, & lit.
1992-1993
1095STINKVHCWhat can come from skunk’s rump and isn’t engaging?anag. incl. k & lit.
1052AGANIPPEVHCWhat lists ‘gap’ with ‘nap’, i.e. aid for the uninspired poetanag.
1048GALLOPADEThirdRelay leg – do a lap, step rapidly asideanag.
1991-1992
1034BURLAPVHCIves advanced piano, in short, tough stuffBurl A p
1024PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHC‘Gym-sore’, being shattered, beat, tender throughoutSEM(PRE SENT)RY-GO; anag.
1004OIL PAINTINGSVHCPickled pig’s loin sandwiches are not unrefined. Bacon creations, for example, that are Artain’t in anag.
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINVHCNot in RUC? IRA admits ‘error’ – a barrier of politics and bigotryanag.
1989-1990
930SABULOSEVHCGritty South African black gets universal following once freeSA + b + U + lose2; ref. N. Mandela
895TONE DEAFVHCThus fated, one pitches all over the placeanag. & lit.
1988-1989
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)VHCSteroid Ben, stripped of first, trod shakily with reason – hero Lewis, with nothing injected, gets praise (and timely praise too)androsterone, carol; anag. less B; Car(o)l; ref. B. Johnson, Carl L., sprinters
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCPut plainly – a first in clue slip or A’s rottenanag.; A = Azed
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)VHCGreed of bum in Aussie song about roving à la hobobreed of gum; c. + anag.
1986-1987
779MISSING LINKVHCBeing not wholly a man, thus purblind type becomes bardb(link)ard
770HERMITSVHCMarine life tires – HM’s upsetanag.
1985-1986
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCOne leader of morris men experiencing volte-face over performing in grotesque pageant – I’m opposed to knotted handkerchiefs, I shan’t ring any bells!I m + men (rev.) on in antic
688CUCURBITALThirdBadly swung club cut air, resulting in this fruity epithet (you won’t find it in my Chambers)anag.; ref. misprint in 1983 C.
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHVHCA cut above the rest?top notch & lit.
564PARAMENTVHCCourt rejects principles of life imprisonment, good old-fashioned hanging’s the answerpar(l,i)ament
538INGRAINVHCSporting rag tipped one horse, ‘Silver it’s not but it’s fast’ (though hopefully not running)in + anag. + I + n(Ag)
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLEFirstBlunt’s confession implicates right wing in chronic bloomerrt. el in I’m mole; ref. Anthony Blunt
500BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)VHCDiddle, fiddle of boddlebole; anag.; sv. bodle

 
HCs awarded to C. M. Edmunds
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2017-2018
  2395 PURITANISM
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2378 PROPOSAL
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
 
2016-2017
  2325 MASON
  2318 TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2283 BARGAIN
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2270 FENESTRA
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2170 SAYONARA
 
2012-2013
  2135 LOB
  2126 DESPERATE
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2087 ROCKET
  2083 BEWITCH
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2074 BENNET
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
  2053 PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2012 BLOATING
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1962 ANADEM
  1958 HANGDOG
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1849 AUXESIS
  1845 UPBRAID
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1823 KISS
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2004-2005
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1698 CROSSTIE
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1646 BLACK
  1637 AMNESIC
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1628 ENCOMION
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1563 SLYBOOTS
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1550 MEMORITER
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1502 RAPPEL
  1494 MARATHON
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1480 SAMARITAN
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1428 CRICETID
 
1998-1999
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1376 LOGO
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1336 STOCKING
 
1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1225 CURRY
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1134 TOVARICH
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1126 CHEATERY
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
 
1992-1993
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
 
1991-1992
  1030 PASTILLE
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1988-1989
  882 DOSSIER
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  823 SARBACANE
  814 SPOUSAGE
  809 DOLCE VITA
  805 LITOTES
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  764 CHILDERMAS
  753 SHEEPDOG
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
 
1984-1985
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  649 AUSTRALORP
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  618 CRETISM
  590 MINEVER
 
1982-1983
  559 EMBASE
  552 NOURICE-FEE
 
1981-1982
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 


Annual Honours record of C. M. Edmunds
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2016-20170 1 2
2015-20160 3 7
2014-20151 (1, 0, 0) 2 1 25
2013-20140 1 2
2012-20130 3 5
2011-20120 0 8
2010-20110 2 2
2009-20101 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 27
2008-20090 1 6
2007-20080 2 7
2006-20070 2 8
2005-20062 (1, 1, 0) 2 6 11
2004-20051 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 22
2003-20040 1 7
2002-20030 1 4
2001-20020 1 5
2000-20011 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 24
1999-20001 (0, 0, 1) 1 3
1998-19990 2 5
1997-19980 1 4
1996-19970 0 4
1995-19961 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1994-19950 2 4
1993-19940 2 6
1992-19931 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 20
1991-19920 3 4
1990-19910 1 3
1989-19900 2 2
1988-19890 1 3
1987-19880 2 6
1986-19870 2 3
1985-19861 (0, 0, 1) 1 0
1984-19850 0 4
1983-19840 0 3
1982-19830 3 2
1981-19821 (1, 0, 0) 1 0