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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2390POISSON D’AVRILVHCRig no Paris gull ultimately avoids with one being exposedanag. incl. l less a, & lit.; rig2
2386PENNY-A-LINERThirdFitting name for a hack in general with pay not goodanag. with n for a less g, & lit.
2378PROPOSALVHCStays single keeping ring with one rejected?O in props + al(one), & lit.
2364COMPOST HEAPVHCCommon tip for garden leaves rotting happens tocom. + anag. less n, & lit.
2360VIDENDAVHCEvil divined? Imperator initially ignored one such to be seenanag. less I + a; ref. J. Caesar
2016-2017
2347ASLEEPSecondSuffering poor circulation? Daily Express regularly could beanag. of alternate letters
2338TRUMPVHCParamount regularly reduced to Twitteranag. of alternate letters, & lit.; twitter = palpitate
2334ALLELUIAHVHCReligious response quite universal in reflecting praise with ecstasyall + u in hail + E (rev.)
2325MASONFirstMurray’s first since old number one Perry associated with courtM + as + o + n; ref. Fred P., Perry Mason
2322VENTRICOSEVHCSee one in centre so having gone pear-shapedv + I in anag., & lit.
2015-2016
2300MISHMASHVHCConfused assemblage? Maybe duff referendum’s conclusion has done for itmishit with m + anag. for it
2296IMPROPERLYVHCSignify catching one with lasso, perhaps, ‘cowboy-style’?roper in imply
2291AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTasting wine, experts consider so/me in comparison to Chablis 
2287VALETThirdTorte without filling can upset Bunter, perhapst, e lav (rev.); ref. Mervyn B.; Lord Peter Wimsey’s valet
2279CLEMENTINEVHCNeed vitamin C else scurvy – advise this, perhapscomp. anag. & lit.
2270FENESTRASecondFootball Association has seen corrupt transactions within coming to lightanag. + tr. in FA; ref. Fifa scandals
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCDisquiet in German plant that’s responsible for many jobsAngst in Ger. land; ref. VW scandal
2014-2015
2244AVANT-GARDISTEVHCOne’s very daring with taste for changea + v + anag., & lit.
2235CHOCK-A-BLOCKVHCCentre’s first to stop back running forward of scrumc ho + anag. + lock; see scrum
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCChristmas scene one can back? Crucially not all uphold mother missing last vacancyMAINTAIN/NATIVITY; MAINANITVITY; a + tin (rev.) + vit(all)y; ma + inanit(y)
2213SOLECISMVHCAs learner heading up M6, perhaps, it’s not what’s expectedso L + M sice (rev.)
2013-2014
2191PLUGSecondEnd in trap with pull or hook, perhapsp + lug; ref. golf; hook = punch
2183SANGRAILVHCScattering contents of jigsaw right and left one lost piece?anag. incl. l, r, an; piece = wine cup
2170SAYONARAVHCIs this waved from a ryokan as one at end of break leaves?anag. less k, & lit.
2161FARRAGOSecondWhat contents of garage or contents of loft could be, discarding nothing?anag. less 0, & lit.
2152STUFFED SHIRTThirdFinicky duffer? His trait’s putting out affected airanag. less anag., & lit.
2148ZOLLVEREINVHCLeague that’s arranged delivery without terms in region, not Englishl + anag. less d, y in zon(E), & lit.
2012-2013
2135LOBFirstYou might see this used in mixed doublescomp. anag. & lit.
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)VHCIndian boss exhausted marijuana crop suiting US joints one’s rollingm, a lik(e); 2 meanings
2126DESPERATEVHCAbout person, wild with nothing left to lose?per. in des(0 l)ate, & lit.
2118BLOKEISHFirstLike mixing with the boys, rugged yet outgoinganag. less anag., & lit.
2109THICKETYVHCHaving ground so —— you could make it OK with scythecomp. anag. & lit.
2105TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)VHCCold leaving intact woolly mammoth calf around middle of Siberia, for exampleanag. less c; ber in e.g.
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERVHCWhat’s blowing isn’t far short of one close to galeanag. less a & lit.; on Beaufort scale strong breeze precedes near gale
2087ROCKETVHCSee my upthrust prevented without source of propellantcor (rev.) + ke(p)t, & lit.
2074BENNETVHCName borne by any of Five Sisters, central characters of great fictionn in ben1 + e, t, & lit.; ref. ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and F. S. of Kintail in Scottish Highlands
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCDread ’em creeping around woolly siteanag. in anag., & lit.
2062APPLE-KNOCKERVHCTurkey on Broadway – result of cutting article from local critic?(the) Apple knocker
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCEndless menace to society primarily – try to get shot of one?peri(l) + s + he(a)r, & lit.; shot
2045CATENATEVHCLike Albert, say, such as lion has eaten after provocationcat + anag.; ref. Marriott Edgar poem/monologue
2010-2011
2031EMBROIDERYVHCErrant, I embody not an element of truth elaboratelyanag. less an, t, & lit.
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCSee above either side of hearth one in marble sculptured?c + h + an in anag., & lit.
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCEre a vow broken, beset with dread of marriage on the rocks? One on verge of counsellinganag.; anag. + I c
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCStart of franchise, adult cinema and go-go dancing?anag. incl f, A, & lit.
2000TWO THOUSANDVHCNumber of a classic, Azed’s latest, now out – hats off to thatanag. incl. d, & lit.; ref. 2,000 Guineas
2009-2010
1971WATERMANSHIPFirstCraft apt when aim’s Head of the Riveranag. incl. R, & lit.
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)SecondMissing team on sleigh Santa curses illness of Prancer et alLOSING ANATHEMAS
1958HANGDOGVHCRats? Just one alternative to damn and botherhang + dog (= worry)
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCResult of shocking incident by Capone, not ending with one insideCapote; a in Truma(n); ref. St Valentine’s Day massacre & T. Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCLow sun – one making for nip round Norways + N in cat; nip
2008-2009
1893EARTHYVHCHard year with limit of credit, failing of some banksanag. incl. h, t
1888RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSee hospital hand simple men text/ile cleaning to counter MRSA 
2007-2008
1875GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)VHCSky hit behind wicket getting out for a blob?up (= success) + rear; out for a in gate
1871FAIRY GOLDVHCThis root of evil, dry foliage after transformation?comp. anag. incl. e, & lit.
1858HUMONGOUSFirstWhacking no good for Greyfriars’ most seen character in comic?ng for r in humorous; ref. Billy Bunter in ‘The Magnet’
1849AUXESISFirstA change from six EU’s shown?a + anag., & lit.; ref. enlargement of EU/EEC from original number
1845UPBRAIDVHCTop form dreads results in school no moreup + braid; dreads = dreadlocks; school (obs.) = admonish
1836POSTHASTEVHCAs those working with time pressure?anag. incl. t, p, & lit.
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCResult of editing à la main – pieces of red ink, generally?anag. incl. r, i, g, & lit.
1814HIPSTERVHCFormer bohemian No.1 in pop hits put out by Queenanag. incl. p + ER; ref. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
1797HEARTVHCIs that of smoker ok?position of ok, & lit.
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)FirstAlarm raised when those packing food spotted grey mould in meat set for caféappal + as (f)oo(d) (rev.); anag.
1784TEARAWAYVHCDrop to get out of rough?tear away (interj.)
2005-2006
1775ROUGH-AND-READYVHCHash or ecstasy a handy drug providing quick fix?anag. incl E
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThose administering mass a/re at one using hands 
1758BIMBETTEVHCEat snags mate’s first put on Barbiem bet in bite
1746ENTOMICThirdDell computer screens are cleared of bugstom in eniac less a; see dell2
2004-2005
1702WORDSMITHERYVHCWith it do rhymers elaborate?w + anag., & lit.
1680PILLOW-CUPSecondOil plc revised holding with top one for the sack?w in anag. + up; ref. Shell overstating its reserves
2003-2004
1667CLARINIVHCBands in coal industry initially are gone? Those of brass used to flourishclar(a)in + i
1659SCAREDY-CATSecondChild without guts, say, re act that’s dodgyanag. incl. c(hil)d, & lit.
1650SAPHENAVHCElement of network calf protects? That’s draining extremity of bloodn in saphea(d); calf = stupid person
1646BLACKSecondBachelor: miss dated one seeking mateB + lack; ref. Chess
1641GADGETEERFirstI, with love for a bit of gismology, could be eccentric to a degreeanag. with g for O, & lit.
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)VHCDull women in reality? Ones coming out loosely involved romp at heart of calendar the old supportw in + anag. less a, i; anag. incl. en; ref. WI calendar
1628ENCOMIONVHCOne in slips written about compiler’s first three?com in anag., & lit.; ref. AZ slip
1624BELAYVHCSecure on hard pitch? Bat safely cracked fast over deliveredanag. less fast (rev.); pitch section of climb
2002-2003
1611LEISLERVHCRe spell brewed, one for bit of pelt?anag. with I for p; ref. ‘Macbeth’ 4, i, 15
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCDish needed initially to see it?anag. incl. n, & lit.
1602FENESTRAFirstHole in one’s after playing shot of roundanag. less 0
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)VHCItinerant isn’t out of place in New Agetsigane; anag. in anag.
2001-2002
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCLogos he’d treat badly lacking depth?anag. less d, & lit.
2000-2001
1494MARATHONVHCTrain on tarmac mostly pounding hard for thisH in anag., & lit.
1480SAMARITANVHCAt end of blower I’m involved with mostly sad oneat r I’m sa(d) anag. + an, & lit.
1467CANAPÉVHCMight this come with cocktail of champagne and it?comp. anag. & lit.; it = Italian vermouth
1999-2000
1433NEANDERTHALVHCOne in number ten heard exploding over left not backing new ordera in n + anag. + l; ref New Labour
1419SPLODGEVHCQuelch long constrained by Greyfriars’ ultimate fatso?l in s podge; ref Billy Bunter
1998-1999
1406CHASSEPOTVHCOne on way to Winchester not repeating train cost (heaps)anag.; ref. repeating rifle
1394BERGAMOTVHCOutput of weaving to e.g. large centre of Lombardy?anag. incl. (Lo)mbar(dy), & lit.
1389ALL-OVERISHVHCOne up in hills going astray inexplicably far from Ala + over in anag.
1380RAPPORT (Misprints)VHCBasis of betting on Gunners – power in air?RA + p in port; getting
1997-1998
1342ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)VHCMaybe such as greener work entails removing bit of trash by filling refuse sackanag., less t; greener = newly-arrived immigrant; mm rape4
1338SMART ALECVHCClever me, a star not ever wrong!anag. less ever, & lit.
1336STOCKINGVHCConk’s disguised with it – good for doing job in shop?anag. + g; ref stocking mask
1322CARPETVHCShort stretch limousine a ‘Rover’?car pet
1996-1997
1294TRANSENNAVHCQueen’s new craft coming up for monumental screening?Anne’s n art (all rev.); ref Royal Yacht
1264TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)VHCOrrell, after losing first, tied cracking game with pack enthusiastic over four converted tries finallyanag. less 0; anag. + s
1995-1996
1255CATAFALCOVHCSee one at front of line of cars not half creepingc a + anag. incl. l ca(rs), & lit.
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCI do lead to coronary – reason exercising accepted in reduced form?anag. incl. c + a, & lit.
1247PREDICANTFirstSee me spouting from Corner?predica(me)nt, & lit.; ref. Speakers’ Corner
1225CURRYVHCScrabble champion associated with triples?ref. John C., former skating star
1216CHAPERONVHCSee her assigned to protecting one with flapper’s heart?a + p in C her on, & lit.
1212HILDINGVHCLow on dash, lacking heart of old?hil(l) + ding, & lit.
1994-1995
1186GRISELDAFirstJob as woman? Work lies in form of draganag. in anag.
1180COLD TURKEYVHCBeginning of convalescence having abandoned dope?col d turkey, & lit.
1156TERPSICHOREANVHCRe art with hips once twisting?anag.; & lit.
1993-1994
1147MAYDAYVHCFirst of month indeed associated with a Robinm ay Day, & lit.; ref, Robin Hood’s association with Mayday
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThere, soften protest or stir a/unt 
1130AGRESTALVHCSet about in stalag running of escape?re in anag.; escape = garden plant growing wild
1126CHEATERYVHCEmpty rhyme with, hey, cat involved fiddling?anag. incl. r, e; ref nursery rhyme
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)VHCCrock not the first to make SAS?anag. & lit.; make = arrive in sight of; SAS = Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
1992-1993
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)VHCIs knackering a life satisfying knackers’ creedsaps a go; cracker’s need
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCWhat, with millions involved, regular soap’s done for?m in anag. & lit.
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCTo leave Victoria possibly in tears almost breaks one’s heartheart; anag. less s + n
1052AGANIPPEVHCWhat’s replaced gap in English poet’s headanag. incL E, p & lit.
1991-1992
1030PASTILLEVHCVia this, form of palliative’s providedcomp. anag. & lit.
1026LET-OFFVHCFelt shaky round by hole and missed sitter, perhapsof in anag., 2 meanings
1024PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCYeomen of the Guard? Stage musical always set around verge of moat?SEM(PRE SENT)RIES; m in series
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCBrick’s thrower, a conveyor of action in Derry?Derby; sport’s caster
1004OIL PAINTINGSVHCWorks on canvas setting top in sailinganag.
1990-1991
982ALMANACVHCDig this annual up for Campanula?comp. anag.
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCFeat by such as Fletcher made cruel Bounty master quit at seaanag. less MA; ref. Fletcher Christian & Keith F, cricketer
969BUNTERVHCMean woman men ousted from Number Ten in turmoilcomp. anag.; mean 2 meanings
961WAVESONVHCRefuse in sound? See that bob about‘waive’ + s on, & lit.
956SPEAR-SIDEVHCSuccessors to title S. Edberg’s first round despair abandonedanag. in S,E; ref. S.E.’s No. 1 ranking before defeat in first round of US Open
952STAR (Spoonerisms)VHCJazz art’s groovy mate?movie great; anag.
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHCMore than one Oxford work in CUP sale?anag.
930SABULOSESecondResort suitable when it is so?anag. with so for it, & lit.
917HOOLIGANISMVHCProduct of bad schooling am I? See truant there?anag. less c & lit.
913ARCHIBALDVHCCircling about Heathrow initially is a common means of bringing down aircraftc + H in a ribald
904VOETGANGERSecondYou’ll see me evolving go at green bit of veldanag. & lit.; evolve = unravel
895TONE DEAFVHCEnd of diet – one in need of changes at odds with scales?t + a in anag.
891CATVHCI may be wild about a spot of tradc. a t, & lit.
1988-1989
882DOSSIERVHCThis on Crowther’s working could expose the crossword seniorcomp. anag. & lit. ; ref. AZ!
869HOLD-UPSVHCResults of smashes for such as King?ref. Billie Jean K. & Tom K. , highwayman
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)FirstLetters? Arranging all I’d end as champion for a Scrabble gamelandladies, faro; anag.; anag.
853DEBACLEVHCCrash? EC bedlam with millions lost in panicanag. less m
1987-1988
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)VHCModerate – one given push? Maggie’s camp was swayed by suchswaggy’s … made; cool a bah; push2
818EMBUSQUÉVHCDoctor beset by queues after surgery – he’ll not be privateMB in anag.
814SPOUSAGEVHCFor example, since being split up so, is this over?e.g. + as + anag. (all rev.) & lit.
809DOLCE VITAVHCStyle to live, c.-à-d.?anag. & lit.; live = enjoy life
1986-1987
779MISSING LINKVHCIs one almost complete within motorway network’s confinesis singl(e) in MI, n,k & lit.
774VICTORINEVHCFoxy cover? Nit possessing one?I in anag.; ref. animal rights campaign
753SHEEPDOGVHCEscort driver?2 meanings
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCBotham the man dropped being mixed up with ugly hashanag. less bo
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCEdinburgh’s sizzling plan – rethink is involved in event where foe defies changes that’ll affect blacks and whites alike?anag. ; anag. in case, ref. Commonwealth Games, S. Africa
1985-1986
727WELL-TO-DOVHCI could be so with dustwell + to-do, & lit.; dust = money
714MOTEVHCWhat could do for heap, vintage in the extreme?MOT + e, & lit.
712PANTOMIME HORSEVHCI’m, in performing art, some one hp?anag. incl. I’m & lit.
709GINGERVHCBuck Rogers?2 mngs.; ref. G. Rogers
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCThis may cure – op involved?anag. & lit.
701BALUSTRADEThirdBar ale – dust otherwise a feature of terraceanag.; ref. alcohol ban at football matches
688CUCURBITALVHCSuch as squash could be crucial – tubby by not participating otherwise?anag. less by
683BANISHVHCSlip catches one outan in bish; out vt
1984-1985
675CONSTERNATEFirstCannot steer when sick render lowanag.
670TURNIP-FLEAVHCFault in rep’s cast – Savoy’s undoing?anag.
649AUSTRALORPVHCVictim of dingo, maybe, created stir in a rural spotanag.; ref. celebrated Australian trial
640MACHETEVHCSolution for cheat wandering within confines of maze?anag. in m, e, & lit.
1983-1984
615HISTORIETTEVHCRiot with test bats going in haste – a summary of momentous event?anag. in hie ; ref. Christchurch test
607CARNEYVHCTransport and pet without moderation, perhapscar + (ho)ney, & lit.
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCJonah not the food to suit, the whale left him 
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCIs taking spoil of pandoors fencing ?spoil; taking = executing
1982-1983
572SNAKE-OILVHCQuack’s root? Maybe one’s ail deteriorates swallowing itkin anag. & lit.
564PARAMENTFirstForerunner of paper, one for the church, perhapsa for ch in parchment, & lit.
559EMBASEVHCBritish Airways seem in trouble – make private again, perhapsanag. incl. BA
547GLEEMANVHCSlippery elm, e.g. one put on scaldanag. + an; scald2
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEVHCFoot’s requirement around the House? See he’s after power with party rid of extreme elementsP + (L)abou(r) + C, he
521ATTITUDINISEVHCInstitute aid after being attacked to make out-of-the-way stand, perhapsanag.; ref. Falklands crisis
517IMMORTELLEVHCTo me, Miller’s spinning gets one out alwaysanag.; ref. Geoff M., England bowler
513ETYMOLOGICONVHCCould be I’m to undergo revision with neology about to be includedanag. incl. c, & lit.
504SIMMENTHALERVHCNeat, Alpine strain – Hammerstein involved with lyrics initiallyanag. incl l
495CACOETHESVHCConservative has to work with EEC – is this characteristic of antisocialist?C + anag.
491SEVENTY-EIGHTThirdA record by Miller, perhaps, holing a great deal with hole in viewvent in eye in sight; Glenn M., Johnny M.
486JUMPED-UPVHCCompletely hidden, not right, in coat needing to be cut down in sizepe(r)du in jump
1980-1981
469APLUSTREVHCAddition in form of art to barque’s stern, perhapsplus in anag. + e, & lit.
434JARDINIÈREVHCPot that’s served in diner on the move, perhapsjar + i.e. in anag., & lit.
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCIs pulse rising at the bat in sports car causing distraction?is dal (rev.) in in MG; bat = speed
1979-1980
414UNBOSOMERVHCI’ve no reserve playing sub no moreanag.
393INTRACARDIACVHCSuch operations can be made by a certain Parisian doctorcomp. anag. & lit.
371GRADINVHCScottish work put up in a gallery, for exampledarg (rev.) + in
1978-1979
354SHEER-HULKVHCBowling, for example, that’s been taken apart2 meanings; ref. song ‘Tom Bowling’
327HEMLOCKVHCIs it the end of one with small drop in pope, ml in hock & lit.

 
HCs awarded to Dr I. S. Fletcher
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2017-2018
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2318 TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2218 FOREIGNER
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2187 WEST
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
 
2012-2013
  2122 NICETY
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
 
2011-2012
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2027 THRENETICAL
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1823 KISS
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1771 PARTERRE
  1762 DUDDERY
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1719 ANHELATION
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1637 AMNESIC
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1615 RUGATE
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1593 MANSUETE
  1589 JOKESMITH
 
2000-2001
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
 
1999-2000
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1437 MISTLETOE
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1367 SANBENITOS
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
  1290 NITERIE
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1194 DONET
  1190 DENARIUS
  1165 YAPSTER
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1134 TOVARICH
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1122 BASILIAN
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1078 KIRBEH
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  926 NERD
  922 REFORMADO
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  866 NECTAREOUS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  805 LITOTES
  801 LINCHET
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  635 ROSEMARY
  631 INTERLOCK
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  603 FIGULINE
  594 DOINGS
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  538 INGRAIN
  534 DODGEM
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  478 BIBLIOPEGIST
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  452 DISSENTERISM
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  419 RAMILLIES
  406 BOIL
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  401 GO-AHEAD
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  306 DICKENS
  301 TROLLOPISH
 


Annual Honours record of Dr I. S. Fletcher
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20172 (1, 1, 0) 3 4 12
2015-20161 (0, 0, 1) 5 5 12
2014-20150 4 6 25
2013-20143 (0, 2, 1) 3 5 6
2012-20132 (2, 0, 0) 4 3 8
2011-20120 7 3 9
2010-20110 5 3 15
2009-20102 (1, 1, 0) 3 6 8
2008-20090 2 5
2007-20082 (2, 0, 0) 4 5 7
2006-20071 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 11
2005-20061 (0, 0, 1) 3 8 13
2004-20051 (0, 1, 0) 1 10
2003-20043 (1, 2, 0) 5 1 3
2002-20031 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 18
2001-20020 1 0
2000-20010 3 1
1999-20000 2 2
1998-19990 4 4 18
1997-19980 4 4 22
1996-19970 2 6
1995-19961 (1, 0, 0) 5 3 9
1994-19951 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 18
1993-19940 5 7 19
1992-19930 4 3 20
1991-19920 5 6 15
1990-19910 6 6 10
1989-19902 (0, 2, 0) 5 4 4
1988-19891 (1, 0, 0) 3 6 15
1987-19880 4 3 17
1986-19870 5 5 16
1985-19861 (0, 0, 1) 7 1 4
1984-19851 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 10
1983-19840 4 3 22
1982-19831 (1, 0, 0) 3 6 11
1981-19821 (0, 0, 1) 7 5 2
1980-19810 3 6
1979-19800 3 6
1978-19790 2 2
1977-19780 0 3