Clues written by R. Phillips
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R. Phillips5036414459May 1985Mar 200418y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2003-2004
1659SCAREDY-CATVHCI’ve no Ginger – I’ll leave Astaire dancing with Cyd C.anag. less I; ref G. Rogers, Fred A., C. Charisse
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCMultiplying computer key pair gets right inside LANs’ encryptionCR + Esc; r in anag.; get = captivate
1650SAPHENAVHCAntithrombin’s ultimate in reducing clot here?n in saphea(d), & lit.; reduce = become smaller
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCWhat lights scene, bringing Wise Men (three) to crib family?crib = confine
1641GADGETEERVHCNerd eternally after engineering’s latest promotion?g + ad + get + e’er, & lit.
1637AMNESICVHCNew man, bumbling sice, is no retaineranag. + anag.
1628ENCOMIONThirdIn come larks leading elevated exaltationanag. + on; elevated = tipsy, see exaltation
1624BELAYVHCBight securing end of alpine linec I in bay, & lit.
2002-2003
1619GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIncreasingly stressed people are seeking the guidance of yo/re 
1611LEISLERVHCConfusing it with barbastelle confounds this bat and anothercomp. anag. incl. bat, bat
1602FENESTRAThirdHere melts the heart in soft serenade?anag. of central letters, & lit.; ref. Romeo and Juliet
1598PHRASEMONGERVHCWhat embodies my turned expression could be sharper!gnome (rev) in anag., & lit.
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)VHCSpirits singularly active round heart of Orkneys?tangies; n in geist a
1593MANSUETEVHCClement lost the second to Kenneth, with one to go in a minute’s wafflinganag. less I + e; ref. C. Freud, K. Williams in radio game show ‘Just a Minute’
1589JOKESMITHVHCOne must have contrived hokiest Joe Millers initiallyanag. incl J, M, & lit.
1580MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)VHCOld skirt bustles to give rise to garmentbustles; anag.)
1576FACADEFirstIt’s a ‘rocking-horse’ movement Lambert deliveredfalcade less l, & lit.; ref W. Walton’s musical ‘entertainment’ with words by Edith Sitwell, originally performed by Constant L.
2001-2002
1563SLYBOOTSVHCExtra in wicket’s arising from one that’s wideby in stool (all rev.)
1554PEARLVHCHere’s a prize specimen (not plain) in a brilliant linepear l, & 2 meanings
1550MEMORITERFirstSo trio member might play without bookanag. less b, & lit.
1546TRANSPARENTVHCFrank hit body of Grant’s partner, Tiffanyanag. of central letters, & 2 defs; ref T Mitchell, F. Butcher, characters in ‘EastEnders’
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)VHCBat or spree on rounds mixing port and ale mostlyanag. less e
1541CHUPRASSYVHCI’m about to go on runs when needed by secretary dispatching internal lettersc hup r as + s(ecretar)y, & lit.
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHCShowering others in unkindnessanag. of alternate letters, & lit.; other = alternate
1511DEEP-SEATEDSecondCrank up ‘mongrel’ debate, wanting British entrenchedspeed (drug) (rev.) + anag. less B
1506BARE(-)BONESSecondThe elements buffet one lost in the woodsbar + ebon(I)es
1998-1999
1363MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)VHCJonathan’s someone versed in lore and versed in general!v in main; lore
1997-1998
1355DIACATHOLICONVHCIt had a colonic lickedanag. & lit.
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAn object of Commonwealth scorn is Go/och’s departureref Enoch Powell).
1993-1994
1113EMPLASTRUMVHCTrammels up wound?anag. & lit.
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCOne Scotch with pills swells the pancreas and binds body-cavitiesyin GP in bur laces
1992-1993
1061MAGICVHCWhat could make one see spell?mag2 I c, & lit.
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCDoes this friskiness get dearest in on frolickingdearest; comp. anag.
1048GALLOPADEVHCDissipated pal ogled a flirtanag. ; flirt = move briskly
1991-1992
1030PASTILLEVHCWherein sweet’s centre will succeed over sickness?e after past ill, & lit.
1021BEARDVHCTake Daniel’s lead, brave as the lion in his denbear D
1013ALVEARYVHCPlace noted for busyness and Eros packing an arrow has lost circular characterl(o)ve in a ary; ref. Piccadilly Circus
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCI’d calm events down under stress – or act with resolution, seizing powercall; P in anag.; call (qv)
1004OIL PAINTINGSVHCOne’s stalled by blasted point and signal workspossibly due to pressure on tubes
1000ONE THOUSANDVHCUniversal invested in shoot, Anne wound up dead: thus her days are numberedU in anag. + d; ref film ‘Anne of the Thousand Days’
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINThird‘Communication barrier’ fits this, and ‘Commie bar’, looselycomp. anag. & lit.
982ALMANACVHCMay East Indian fruit brought to the West furnish a date roll?can amla (rev.)
974AVANT-PROPOSVHCMustered up after dormancy, part of navy’s not completed preparatory stuffsopor pt nava1 (rev.)
969BUNTERVHCDrab net is transformed with raw silk coveringanag. in bur
965EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)VHCWhat goes to fur transporters in the East? Neighbours’ rabbit?fur; arbas in eh?; fur = coat
952STAR (Spoonerisms)ThirdPhrase on the blunt side’s initial spur to fightingblaze … front; s + tar1
947SHOULDER-SLIPVHCHurls spoiled after such a wrench?anag. & lit.
1989-1990
913ARCHIBALDVHCA racy champion splits: one invariably shoots upch in a ribald; ref drugs in sport
891CATFirstIt’s lashed trunks afloatdouble mng.; cat-o’-nine-tails/catamaran
1984-1985
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCEvery time my French mistress com/bs, I get tense, muddled 

 
HCs awarded to R. Phillips
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2003-2004
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
 
2002-2003
  1615 RUGATE
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1585 SHIATSU
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
 
1998-1999
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1367 SANBENITOS
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
 
1994-1995
  1178 BOOTLEG
 
1993-1994
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1108 GREEN
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1078 KIRBEH
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1074 DEMIREP
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1034 BURLAP
  1026 LET-OFF
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  961 WAVESON
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  904 VOETGANGER
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
 
1986-1987
  764 CHILDERMAS
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
 


Annual Honours record of R. Phillips
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2003-20041 (0, 0, 1) 7 1 8
2002-20032 (1, 0, 1) 7 4 2
2001-20021 (1, 0, 0) 5 5 9
2000-20012 (0, 2, 0) 1 1 20
 
1998-19990 1 2
1997-19980 2 1
 
1994-19950 0 1
1993-19940 2 4
1992-19930 3 5
1991-19920 6 6 8
1990-19912 (0, 0, 2) 5 5 3
1989-19901 (1, 0, 0) 1 6
1988-19890 0 1
 
1986-19870 0 2
 
1984-19850 1 0