Clues written by R. V. Dearden
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R. V. Dearden4122379245Dec 1973Mar 200329y 3mR. Dearden
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2002-2003
1576FACADEVHCThis mask could be exposed as faked – a scamcomp. anag. & lit.
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCStirring in support, she could give us Hippolyta’s mindercomp. anag. & lit.
2001-2002
1528STROP (Spoonerisms)VHCProst crashes – coning hithoning kit; anag.
2000-2001
1511DEEP-SEATEDVHCExtremes of bigotry of this sort might be reformed in speedy debatecomp. anag. & lit.
1998-1999
1389ALL-OVERISHVHCAlcoholic’s liver could produce this kind of coliccomp. anag. & lit.
1380RAPPORT (Misprints)VHCFellow reeling – blame bagpipe musicrap port, feeling
1376LOGOVHCLabour rose, for example, largely on good organisation initiallyfIrst letters
1363MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)VHCOne versed in lore has slim volume in the pipelinev in main; lore
1997-1998
1312REST-CUREVHCThere’s zero pain with this when recuperation’s workedcomp. anag. & lit.
1996-1997
1303PONIARDFirstOne heat-oppressed brain could produce this probe thane seescomp. anag., & lit., ref. Macbeth 2, 1, 39
1994-1995
1190DENARIUSVHCGalloping diuresis is relieved by an old pennyanag. with an for is
1181SLADEThirdDamsel, without a trace of modesty, waggled bottomanag. less m
1993-1994
1113EMPLASTRUMVHCThis could have ample mustard spread around except for the edgesanag. less a, d, & lit.
1992-1993
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)VHCIdiots past could provide fabulous content of the Goons’ mirthsaps ago; moon’s girth
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCA Stoic troubled with heartburn could bear this eructationcomp. anag. & lit.
1989-1990
926NERDVHCType of disparagement centred on Lada owner-drivers?central letters of phrase
917HOOLIGANISMVHCDaft gang —— could result in damaging saloon fightcomp. anag. & lit.
904VOETGANGERVHCVet ore shaken with matrix in hoppergang3 in anag.; hopper = immature locust
891CATVHCDrop upwardly mobile member from cabinet? Spiteful lady!ca(bine)t; ref. M. Thatcher
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHCProduct of a Modern Prometheus – hero made up thiscomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Frankenstein
862OFF-AND-ONVHCSee dodgy computer circuit performing thusoff AND on, & lit.
1987-1988
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)VHCShaggy suede collected a contemptuous responseswaggy’s shade; cool a bah
827MICKEY-TAKINGVHCGuy of Irish extraction?i.e. Mickey taking
1985-1986
722SUPERNACULUMVHCThis def. could read n. measured cupfulcomp. anag. & lit.
701BALUSTRADEVHCEdge of balcony used by a cavorting star in staged duelb a + anag. in anag., & lit. ?
1984-1985
657SILLY-BILLYSecondClot close by – bad for heartsilly + ill in by
653INTERNUNCIOVHCSee certain union in disarray without a go-betweenanag. less a
649AUSTRALORPVHCA ploughed up rural spot could reveal a fertile layer down underanag.
1980-1981
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDamaged ’plane lands, with dang/er of oil on undercarriage causing anxietyaerofoil
434JARDINIÈREVHCYou could put an arrangement of Iris and Red Jasmine in this, Misscomp. anag. & lit.
430TEGULAVHCGaulter provides ingredients for this – no recipe neededanag. less r
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCDim signal could be thisanag. & lit.
1979-1980
410CUL-DE-SACVHCCould be clued as C shapedanag. & lit.
401GO-AHEADVHCFull of beans – one bean after anotherGoa (bean) + head
371GRADINVHCStrong party spirit holds small liberal group of seatsrad in gin
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEVHCMess about with initial letters of sixteen horizontals indicating nothing eventually? It must be a hoax!monkey + initial letters
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCPretentious fellow returned from college holiday to instituteholiday; up start
352FAIRY LIGHTSVHCQueen settles possible New Year decorationsfairy lights
1977-1978
294HUMECTVHCRate generator sound, with high voltage flows relievinghum + ECT
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)FirstTo CCL then! – He’s the hardest nut to crack! 
1973-1974
95THUNDERCLAPVHCRail strike follows electricity strikethunder + clap

 
HCs awarded to R. V. Dearden
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2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1593 MANSUETE
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1502 RAPPEL
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
 
1999-2000
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1367 SANBENITOS
 
1997-1998
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1290 NITERIE
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1186 GRISELDA
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1134 TOVARICH
  1126 CHEATERY
  1122 BASILIAN
  1108 GREEN
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1074 DEMIREP
 
1991-1992
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  922 REFORMADO
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  913 ARCHIBALD
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  882 DOSSIER
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  869 HOLD-UPS
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  853 DEBACLE
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  762 OBELISE
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  744 SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  727 WELL-TO-DO
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  635 ROSEMARY
 
1982-1983
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  332 NUT-CASE
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  289 AMNESIAC
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1145 GENIPAP
 


Annual Honours record of R. V. Dearden
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2002-20030 2 2
2001-20020 1 6
2000-20010 1 3
1999-20000 0 2
1998-19990 4 6 18
1997-19980 1 1
1996-19971 (1, 0, 0) 0 9
1995-19960 0 3
1994-19951 (0, 0, 1) 1 4
1993-19940 1 6
1992-19930 1 2
1991-19920 0 4
1990-19910 1 3
1989-19900 4 7 21
1988-19890 2 5
1987-19880 2 3
1986-19870 0 7
1985-19860 2 4
1984-19851 (0, 1, 0) 2 5 16
 
1982-19830 0 1
 
1980-19810 4 0 21
1979-19800 3 1
1978-19790 3 4
1977-19780 1 2
1976-19771 (1, 0, 0) 0 0
 
1973-19740 1 0
1972-19730 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 1