Clues written by P. D. Gaffey
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P. D. Gaffey3823339943Oct 1963Jan 201147y 3m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2009-2010
1962ANADEMVHCDoes AA mend old tire?anag.; tire (arch.) = headdress
1949PALFRENIERVHCWith a ‘hoss’ one might be a plier of harnesscomp. anag. & lit.
2006-2007
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCOne does see EU err with drug war strategyanag.
2005-2006
1752MIDWINTERVHCFantastic male in red/white. He is out in this seasonanag. incl. m less he, & lit.; ref S. Claus
2004-2005
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCWind one must get up after bottlelagena; gale + an (rev.); ref. baby-feeding
2001-2002
1528STROP (Spoonerisms)VHCFine weather let her sport undressedleather whetter; anag.
2000-2001
1506BARE(-)BONESVHCBeanpoles once bore beans in rotationanag.
1485BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)VHCChange in Labour’s euro-policy unsettled Footsie lacking European supporterhidden; anag. less E
1467CANAPÉVHCSomething to sit on with a soft basecan (= buttocks) + a p E, & lit.
1999-2000
1454GET-UPVHCFig: this variety is purgative yet settlingcomp. anag.
1439JOHN CANOEVHCComposer, Johann, makes proms with this festival dancecomp. anag.
1419SPLODGEVHCOne’s left from nasty dog’s pileanag. less I, & lit.
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEVHCGander right in the middle of ducks in the riverOK in Os in lee
1406CHASSEPOTVHCObsolete missile launcher botched space shotanag.
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCDo plash be good for this rustic bloomer?anag.
1996-1997
1307AGILE (Spoonerisms)VHCWhat’s nine and fifty nine and forty in years?fine and nifty; IL in age
1300OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)VHCWhere moods can lead to a degree of cross linkagemods; o’ X ford
1994-1995
1194DONETVHCIs Fowler one to be apt to bag a duck rising?0 in tend (rev.)
1181SLADEVHCUsage of kilt, we hear, has lapsed in Scotlandkilt = killed
1174DINGLE-DANGLEVHCHow are conkers played? Whack fruit of dale and glending + anag.
1156TERPSICHOREANFirstWhat’s prancer – and his toe, if fantastic?anag., & lit., ref. Milton L’Allegro ‘light fantastic toe’
1991-1992
1004OIL PAINTINGSVHCRaw energy and zip’s evident about wild Tina Turner’s greatest hitsoil + anag. in ping’s; ref J. M. W. Turner
1986-1987
774VICTORINEVHCBush, perhaps, fed with nitro compoundref. George, US vice-president
1980-1981
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCLay about birth, Mary’s first, with ox and ass presentanag. incl. c., M
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEVHCOne of the antics Jimmy Carter’s kind of nuts domonkey (nuts), do = party
319PODESTAFirstIs Latin ‘in fair round belly’ one?est in pod + a & lit., ref As You Like It
1977-1978
300SLINK-BUTCHERVHCSomehow he is from the sick runts able to make eatscomp. anag. & lit.
1976-1977
249RUDOLPH THE REINDEERVHCRed, he led per horrid tuneanag. & lit.; red = put in order
1975-1976
190CASSANDRAThirdOne, given a start in divination by the sun god, going on about a kind of horsec. ass + an d Ra & lit.; ref. Trojan horse
1974-1975
135GABIONADEVHCGo topless and have rude badinage about neat breastwork(G)o in anag.
130EADISH (Printer’s Devilry)SecondWrens aid robins. D/o tits aid sparrow? 
1973-1974
95THUNDERCLAPVHCPut chandler to redress one effect of an electricity strike?anag.
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1093MARTINETVHCI drive too hard; car overturns and I feature in courttram (rev.) + I + net
1089ENCLOISTERVHCSpecially designed silencer to put in Austins?anag.; A. = Augustinians
1080ANDROMEDAThirdOne dame in distress about what was beginning to swim upord in an + anag., & lit.
1964-1965
808WAGONERVHCBarkis’s calling. Bet it’s about being willingon (adj.) in wager; Barkis, a carter, was “willin’” to marry Peggotty in D. Copperfield
1963-1964
800Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)VHCRome gets helper from wet Aachensupposed birthplace
769PENNYVHCWeaver bird’s wing2 defs.; Penelope, wife of Odysseus; wing2

 
HCs awarded to P. D. Gaffey
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2010-2011
  2014 HACKETTE
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
 
2008-2009
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
  1906 MORSE
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2004-2005
  1719 ANHELATION
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1593 MANSUETE
  1585 SHIATSU
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1524 INGRATITUDE
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1502 RAPPEL
  1494 MARATHON
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1428 CRICETID
  1424 HEIST
 
1998-1999
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1336 STOCKING
  1329 PITHOS
 
1996-1997
  1286 CHALET
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1273 SIPOREX
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1225 CURRY
  1216 CHAPERON
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
  1186 GRISELDA
  1178 BOOTLEG
 
1993-1994
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1078 KIRBEH
  1074 DEMIREP
  1061 MAGIC
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
  1021 BEARD
  1013 ALVEARY
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  926 NERD
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  849 VISITE
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  766 GUBBINS
 
1984-1985
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
 
1978-1979
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  161 ANCON
 
1974-1975
  152 ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)
  148 BALLYHOO
  146 CHARADES
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  139 PIEPOWDER
 
1972-1973
  31 KITCHENDOM
  14 Terrapin, hermit, elephant, armadillo, rhesus (Anagram)
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1135 HILAIRE BELLOC
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
  1110 IMPERSONATE
 
1969-1970
  1097 PANTOPHAGIST
 
1966-1967
  911 DRAGON
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
  882 SNAPDRAGON
 
1964-1965
  847 FRENETICAL
 
1963-1964
  773 FIT-OUT
 


Annual Honours record of P. D. Gaffey
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2010-20110 0 1
2009-20100 2 1
2008-20090 0 4
2007-20080 0 2
2006-20070 1 3
2005-20060 1 2
2004-20050 1 2
2003-20040 0 2
2002-20030 0 5
2001-20020 1 3
2000-20010 3 6
1999-20000 3 5
1998-19990 2 4
1997-19980 1 4
1996-19970 2 4
1995-19960 0 5
1994-19951 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 13
1993-19940 0 2
1992-19930 0 5
1991-19920 1 3
1990-19910 0 2
1989-19900 0 3
1988-19890 0 4
1987-19880 0 1
1986-19870 1 2
 
1984-19850 0 1
 
1980-19810 1 0
 
1978-19791 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
1977-19780 1 1
1976-19770 1 0
1975-19761 (0, 0, 1) 0 2
1974-19751 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1973-19740 1 0
1972-19730 0 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 3
1969-19701 (0, 0, 1) 2 1 13
 
1966-19670 0 1
1965-19660 0 2
1964-19650 1 1
1963-19640 2 1