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D. Appleton69046513273Mar 1976Nov 201842y 8mD. R. Appleton
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2403SWALE (Spoonerisms)VHCFeast in Falmouth? Many feedfenny mead2; SW ale
2390POISSON D’AVRILVHCIn spring one had reordered provisions at deli regularlyanag. incl. alternate letters
2016-2017
2325MASONVHCStoneworker starts to maintain ancient structure on Naxos – ends in media storm when portico collapses in ruinsfirst letters, anag. of last letters
2313PERFECTVHCTense finishes in Ryder cup golf gave me terrific enjoyment – thrilling, spot-onlast letters & 2 meanings
2015-2016
2283BARGAINVHCJump the queue, going from last to first for absolute snipbarge in with a for e
2270FENESTRAVHCHole in wall gives foreign currency – dreadful ratesfen3 + anag.
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCGrotesquely it’s 50″ – misery for a kiltie holding that inanag. + L in(ches) in wae, & lit.
2244AVANT-GARDISTEVHCSomehow vintage ‘trad’ art’s not right for this personanag. less rt, & lit.
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHC‘Bend seems tight dear,’ I gulpedsend beams; anag. + ate
2235CHOCK-A-BLOCKVHCStart of coup: pawn has bishop in a jam with no room to manoeuvrec + hock + b in a lock
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCLeaders in cosmetic surgery let nose job get botched; such an experience should serve as a warninganag. incl. c, s
2218FOREIGNERVHCAfter break-up ‘good German friend’ could become ‘goddamn ——comp. anag. & lit.
2213SOLECISMVHCAwkward social mess-up with fax could bring about this faux pascomp. anag. & lit.
2013-2014
2196SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)VHCIn church we signal manse needs renovation. Built from horizontal beams, without poles, battens are warpedanag.; anag. less N, S
2178PARISONVHCAn unfinished prism, blob to be moulded?anag. less m, incl. 0, & lit.
2174CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘Nock’ and ‘no’ – t/wo similar words with the same meaning but different etymologies 
2170SAYONARAVHCGoodbye, son – for ever going abroad, defying the oddss ay + alternate letters
2165OUT OF ORDERVHCToo rude for meself-referential anag. & lit.
2157MELODRAMATICSecondChange cream to a mild yellowanag.
2012-2013
2139DE RIGUEURVHCIt’s essential to be fashionable. Tailor required, upper-class, good quality not neededanag. incl U, g, less q
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERVHCBlow causing skipper a few problems? Small Scotch ref isn’t allowing treatment2 meanings & anag.
2045CATENATEVHCClarke needs a neat tee shot for birdie. How are things after putting on links?anag. incl. t for lark; ref. Darren C.
2010-2011
1997FADOVHCSad folk music abroad – miss that with luckcomp. anag.
2009-2010
1984ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)VHC‘New Labour is missing bus’ explodes follower of Blairanag. less bus
1949PALFRENIERVHCI prefer essentially bland cooking; he’d curry most daysanag. incl. (b)lan(d)
2008-2009
1932NINE-TO-FIVEVHCIf in north-east vote labour; it’s routineanag. incl. NE
1910BARPERSONVHCSupply —— is here, cretin can furnish neither a beer nor crispscomp. anag. & lit.
1906MORSESecondReal stars ——’s clues – scare us lesser mortals to bitscomp. anag. & lit.
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCWhat might fill gutters, badly alarming those who calculate insurance premiumsanag. + IA
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCPanda, and those of his class, like coma, stripped, as a snackstripped; anag. incl. (l)ik(e) (c)om(a); coma2; Panda, Zulu chief and father of Cetewayo
1823KISSVHCMight one wake a sleeping princess? If so it would make king singi.e. k is s
1818POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)VHCTrivial spoof one associates with special date – silly, not often funnyanag. incl. s, d less anag., & lit.
1797HEARTVHCHealth Education Authority’s right. Breast – it beats bottleHEA + rt; 3 defs
1784TEARAWAYVHCDaly’s second is in casual water, agreed? Drop further from the hole. Bogeys may curb his recklessnessa in anag. + ay; tear away; ref. John D., US golfer
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCPiece of theatre needs direction before Romeo enterspart + R in ere
1750PLOUGHMANVHCChap with share in field wending up holm with naganag.
1737ANIMUSVHCAmusing, no finish, fruity, some masculine tones in a feminine bodyanag. less g; oenobabble
2004-2005
1719ANHELATIONVHCIt’s endless misery in a racehel(l) in a nation, & lit.
1694MISINTERPRETVHCReprint Times in new format to unfold properly? No!anag.
1680PILLOW-CUPVHCAlone at ten, this could become a tipple we all count oncomp. anag. & lit.
2003-2004
1646BLACKThirdAngry Liberal disrupts support for unofficial colour barL in back + 4 defs.
2002-2003
1611LEISLERVHCMan typically sheltered by the French resistance is a night flierisle in le r
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)VHCAcquire a box brownie, moving from llford to Fuji?easting; nis in get a
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCWild woman, Gerhilde (say) is this (‘Ring’, Wagner)comp. anag. incl. 0, & lit.
2001-2002
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCSea-captain bewitched tarries with mermananag.
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHCDud red coins turned up with no heads nor nuffin(r)ed (co)ins all rev.
1999-2000
1459GREATEST (Spoonerisms)VHCHirst in fight gets English art in a tizzyflrst…height; anag. incl. E, ref Damien H.
1439JOHN CANOEVHCHighlight of WI Xmas party? Joan Cohen’s cookinganag.
1433NEANDERTHALVHCWhat can make Handel and T. Arne very old- fashionedanag.
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEVHCLicensee starts to open oloroso keg for nice, slightly fuddled inspectiono, o, k for anag. in licensee
1406CHASSEPOTThirdI got out of overturned post chaise and was carried in Sedananag. less I; ref. 1870 battle
1380RAPPORT (Misprints)VHCLead in Premiership is between Gunners and Borough; United kind of reelingP in RA port; feeling
1367SANBENITOSVHCStricken Bosnia sent old clothes with Red Cross reliefanag.
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCThis may try and flourish in good peaty land by marshcomp. anag. & lit.
1996-1997
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCThis word could spell a troubled woman in playcomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Lady Macbeth
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCReformed vicar, priest, dean? variescomp. anag. & lit.
1229GRUPPETTOVHCRattle got true pianissimo for decorative figureanag.
1220CASSANDRAVHCI —— fire the troops – truly a sister of Hector and Pariscomp. anag. & lit.
1994-1995
1181SLADEVHCA sled slued, slid in Slochdanag.; village near Aviemore
1174DINGLE-DANGLEVHCMix Double Diamonds with a Glen Elgin. How one might swing from the chandeliersanag. incl. d, d
1169BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)VHCCheerful graduate has first in history and English – from hours in essayists like Chesterton?BLit h E; hidden
1165YAPSTERVHCBarking pet, Rex sayanag. incl. R; barking = mad
1993-1994
1130AGRESTALVHCSo is maiden pink before onset of giant spider typically leads to abandoned lunch?a, g rest a, l; ref Miss Muffett, snooker
1113EMPLASTRUMVHCRecipe: steam plum duff – or it could be put on to boilanag. incl. r
1992-1993
1091SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)VHCIt starts in pleasure surely since it starts in a kiss. Wow!SA + p, s + ago; Swiss cow
1981-1982
521ATTITUDINISEVHCPose suited Titian’s compositionanag.
1979-1980
414UNBOSOMERVHCOl’ man river was never one; was the Amazon?2 meanings; ‘He don’t say nuffin’; Amazons reputed to amputate breasts
1978-1979
327HEMLOCKVHCChoke badly swallowing a little liquid – this one?ml in anag. & lit.
1976-1977
243OLYMPICVHCHeavenly moly prepared Greek character before Circe’s onsetanag. + pi + C

 
HCs awarded to D. Appleton
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2395 PURITANISM
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2378 PROPOSAL
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2338 TRUMP
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2318 TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
 
2014-2015
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2187 WEST
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2161 FARRAGO
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2122 NICETY
 
2011-2012
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2058 ROBUST
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1962 ANADEM
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1901 SANITISE
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1849 AUXESIS
  1845 UPBRAID
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1814 HIPSTER
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1746 ENTOMIC
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1698 CROSSTIE
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1667 CLARINI
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1637 AMNESIC
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
 
2002-2003
  1615 RUGATE
  1602 FENESTRA
 
2001-2002
  1563 SLYBOOTS
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1480 SAMARITAN
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1454 GET-UP
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1428 CRICETID
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1286 CHALET
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
 
1994-1995
  1186 GRISELDA
  1178 BOOTLEG
 
1991-1992
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1986-1987
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
 
1984-1985
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  640 MACHETE
 
1983-1984
  615 HISTORIETTE
  585 FLABELLIFORM
  581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  547 GLEEMAN
  530 PROMETAL
 
1981-1982
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  456 BALADINE
 
1977-1978
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  208 RALPH
 


Annual Honours record of D. Appleton
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VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 2 6
2016-20170 2 5
2015-20160 1 6
2014-20150 7 2 11
2013-20141 (0, 1, 0) 5 6 12
2012-20130 1 1
2011-20120 2 4
2010-20110 1 6
2009-20100 2 8
2008-20091 (0, 1, 0) 2 5 24
2007-20080 0 6
2006-20070 6 3 11
2005-20060 3 3
2004-20050 3 7
2003-20041 (0, 0, 1) 0 7
2002-20030 3 2
2001-20020 1 6
2000-20010 1 3
1999-20000 3 7
1998-19991 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 15
1997-19980 1 3
1996-19970 1 6
1995-19960 3 3
1994-19950 4 2 18
1993-19940 2 0
1992-19930 1 0
1991-19920 0 1
 
1986-19870 0 1
 
1984-19850 0 2
1983-19840 0 3
1982-19830 0 3
1981-19820 1 1
1980-19810 0 2
1979-19800 1 0
1978-19790 1 0
1977-19780 0 2
1976-19770 1 2