Clues written by I. Simpson
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I. Simpson3025235837Jun 2001Nov 201817y 5m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2421SPASMODICALVHCSpecial area with customs in balance? Arlene’s latest to go twitchysp + a + modi in scal(e); ref. Arlene Foster
2017-2018
2408LUNCHEONETTEVHCThis I fancy could be niche outlet opening for eats around nooncomp. anag. & lit.
2395PURITANISMVHCFirst off, Trump ain’t about to embrace this (not half)(th)is in anag. less T, & lit.
2390POISSON D’AVRILVHCEccentric Boris taking the lead in Brexit? No, Davis is in place – he’s not May’s fall guyanag. less B in Pl.
2386PENNY-A-LINERVHCI can earn plenty with a new novel – a —— can’tcomp. anag. & lit.
2382STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)VHCColourful band foremost in the industry epitomising Stiff Records and punk rockpunk; anag. of first letters
2016-2017
2356PUBLIC SERVANTThirdOne might have a taxing job, struggling to nab silver cup with a round to goanag. less O
2338TRUMPVHCI may be portrayed as oddball in officetip with rum for I, & lit.; office = tip/hint
2313PERFECTSecondSuch clues do fantastically, being selected for cup?comp. anag. & lit.
2015-2016
2296IMPROPERLYVHCNot a little shoddy, without qualification, fencing cowboy might work like this?roper in (s)imply, & lit.
2274SIMPATICOFirstClue at head of slip – I. Simpson? Not unless awfully, awfully pleasinganag. incl. s less anag.
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCHere you might see characters regularly collared in drama à la Greene’s Brighton Rock?anag. of alternate letters, & lit.
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINESecondA bit of you, this eg could be shaped by eating wiselycomp. anag. incl. y, & lit.
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCI’m a little child sitting by a tree/I’m synonymous with joy/First of all attend to stocking crammed/I’m like The Snowman’s little boyCHARMIAN/ANIMATED; CHARAMINATED; ch. + a ramin, see Names in C.; ate in a(ll) mind
2013-2014
2183SANGRAILVHCA. Darling’s converted? If so, that’d be Salmond’s ultimate ——anag. less d, & lit.; ref. ‘Better Together’ campaign
2012-2013
2122NICETYVHCBritish economy? It’s bust – with boom forgotten, delicate management’s requiredanag. less boom
2100A STITCH IN TIMEVHCDowning Street craving a cosh for Salmond? It might avert a future splitst itch in a intime; cosh2
2010-2011
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCWhat can make a fireplace surround? Marble can, with a bit of hewinganag. incl. h
2000TWO THOUSANDVHCNewly out, what’s Azed’s latest no.?anag. incl. d, & lit.
1997FADOVHCDump right for a spot of dancing in Algarve capitalr for d in Faro; see dump2
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEVHCContents of pipe with queer ming?anag. incl. ip, & lit.; ming1,2
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCA half minute and tap washer will be fixed – good, it will avoid a terrible rowanag. incl. min
1945PRISONFirstCentre for keeping crooked characters in irons?p + anag., & lit.
2007-2008
1879LITTER BASKETVHCCast here might be empty beer bottles abandoned by a couple of boozers, and one half-eaten takeawayanag. of b(ee)r (bo)ttles I take(away), & lit.
2006-2007
1806INEBRIANTVHCSpecial Brew in a tin could be this, along with whiskeyanag. with W, & lit.; ref. Carlsberg product
1788ETHEREAL OILSVHCTop source of perfume extracted from a variety of heliotrope petals?anag. less top p, & lit.
2005-2006
1779NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)ThirdCry of 2006? Portuguese finally win, English knocked outcru; anag. incl. e, E; ref. World Cup
1762DUDDERYVHCWhat’s flogged here? Fuddy-duddy gear, regularlyanag. of alternate letters, & lit.
1752MIDWINTERThird—— e’en – here could be time when reindeer set outcomp. anag. & lit.
2001-2002
1519CARRY-ONVHCThis hound tale could be Arthur Conan Doyle pastichecomp. anag.; ref. ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’

 
HCs awarded to I. Simpson
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2017-2018
  2403 SWALE (Spoonerisms)
  2399 CHARMEUSE
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2347 ASLEEP
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2325 MASON
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2287 VALET
  2283 BARGAIN
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2270 FENESTRA
 
2014-2015
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2213 SOLECISM
  2205 CUMBERSOME
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
 
2012-2013
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2113 PICAROON
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2083 BEWITCH
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2074 BENNET
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
 
2010-2011
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2012 BLOATING
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
 
2009-2010
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1958 HANGDOG
  1949 PALFRENIER
 
2008-2009
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1797 HEART
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2002-2003
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
 


Annual Honours record of I. Simpson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 5 2 27
2016-20172 (0, 1, 1) 1 6 19
2015-20161 (1, 0, 0) 2 5 28
2014-20151 (0, 1, 0) 1 4
2013-20140 1 2
2012-20130 2 4
2011-20120 0 6
2010-20110 3 4
2009-20101 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 27
2008-20090 0 6
2007-20080 1 4
2006-20070 2 7
2005-20062 (0, 0, 2) 1 0 13
 
2002-20030 0 1
2001-20020 1 1
2000-20010 0 1