Clues written by M. Coates
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M. Coates64325915469Sep 1973Nov 201744y 2mM. M. Coates
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2016-2017
2309GLOBETROTTERVHCE. g. Cook (Captain) getting ball on footglobe + trotter; ref. Alistair/James Cook
2014-2015
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHCAround one fantastically aerated dames flewflames do; I in anag.
2230GATES OF DEATHVHCEnd of life Fates had got ordained?anag. incl. e, & lit.
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCHazard for drivers means triple bogey for short hole on carddouble par + king
2012-2013
2135LOBVHCSee Hick toss ball up, missing wicketbo(w)l (rev.)
2011-2012
2078RÉCOLLETVHCElectoral rolls are missing one withdrawn on religious groundsanag. less a
2064COLD TURKEYVHCOld tucker dished up before the end of Hogmanay?anag. + y, & lit.
2010-2011
2031EMBROIDERYVHCWhat might make elaborate my dire robe?anag. & lit.
2012BLOATINGThirdComplaint of sheep having grass for feed – too much can lead to this?oat for eat in bleating
1992FOULARDVHCLike Shakespearean murder, a king died. Was this the cause of Duncan’s death?foul + a R d; ref. ‘murder most foul’
2008-2009
1932NINE-TO-FIVEVHCKeeping time, I’ve no FE in working thus?t in anag., & lit.
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCVirgin trains late after electric power cutV (= volt) + anag.
2007-2008
1862UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)VHCTurning endlessly about a kiln damaged potter’s knees?not as peas; anag. in ue(y)
2006-2007
1797HEARTVHCThe part away from the heads?(t)he (p)art, & lit.
2005-2006
1775ROUGH-AND-READYVHCYour garden had run wild, uncultivated but pleasantanag.
1753DIAGONALVHCObliquely I go and a line I amanag. incl. l, & lit.
1750PLOUGHMANVHCStellar group with expression of admiration for one responsible for many furrowed brows?Plough + man!; ref AZ lunch
2004-2005
1719ANHELATIONVHCIt makes one inhale not freelya + anag., & lit.
1715RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)VHCEncompassing a new Spring is the sound of cricket fields constantly echoing about delivery or a catcha in anag. leas in e er (rev.) & 2 meanings
1689SYNODVHCSunday’s empty with no finishing of Azed, a convention religiously observedS, y + no d
2003-2004
1676CRINGE-MAKINGVHCUncontrolled smacking in rage, as about to be banned, is sickeninganag. less as (rev.)
2002-2003
1619GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCats don’t need attention, but ado/re demanding 
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCIt’s in what herds taste around centre of Abilene?it in anag. + I, & lit.
1602FENESTRAVHCZip fastener for what may be held by sashanag.
1593MANSUETEFirstWhat’s use meant ‘broken’?anag. & lit.
1589JOKESMITHVHCCard? Certainly one associated with spreading chestnutJ (= Jack) oke smith, & lit.; ref. Longfellow, ‘The Village Blacksmith’
2001-2002
1541CHUPRASSYVHCRupee pays such to be orderlyanag. incl. r, & lit.
1998-1999
1402PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)FirstWhat has ovine content, covering those not hotposteen; pen + t(h)ose; & lit.
1996-1997
1260OUT-AND-OUTVHCUnreservedly being topless, you are prominent when there’s no sun(y)ou + (S)tand out
1995-1996
1234AVANT-PROPOSVHCOpening salvo, without line being wayward, traps one with many short legs forwardant prop in anag. less l
1229GRUPPETTOVHCTurn to play? Try holding putter out, gripping softlyp in anag. in go
1994-1995
1165YAPSTERVHCHick’s ton precedes English runs – tail wags after himyap’s t E r
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFlowers from bri/ers, end off, are tossed to guests 
1992-1993
1087OLD SOLDIERFirstOne may have held Martinidouble mng.: Martini = drink and rifle
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThey made a seconda/ry film after King Kong that was not so good 
1990-1991
982ALMANACVHCSo serene an achievement when not caught on the boundary may be found in e.g. Wisden(c)alm an ac(t)
1988-1989
874BLUESTOCKINGVHCFemale it’s being wasteful to entertain merely for procreationstock in blueing, & lit.
1987-1988
792DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDuring zoo visit, save task – show ba/ck of the giraffe 
788CROWVHCCrack clues’ initial sequence and finish – name concealedc + row, crow(n) ; ref. AZ’s name in diagram
1986-1987
774VICTORINEVHCMarks, say, on skin when it is no longer ripeVic (M., cricketer), to rine. & lit.
757ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)VHCThe nice aroma in a stew somebody cooked on gasanag.; hooked
753SHEEPDOGVHCWhat might be unsettled by hog speedanag. & lit.
1984-1985
675CONSTERNATEVHCTake aback to the core and at once upsetstern (v.) in anag. & lit.
640MACHETEVHCOdds for hockey team reduced – it scores heavily in Americaalternate letters + team anag.; ref. Olympics
1983-1984
618CRETISMVHCMiscreant may have spread this, if swallowedanag., less an & lit.
615HISTORIETTEVHCTho’ terse, it, when unfolded, may captivate oneI in anag., & lit.
603FIGULINEVHCPot one red almost in making slight contact with ballI gul(y) in fine
1982-1983
543STAYING POWERVHCThis will make one stop wearying, if developedanag. & lit.
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEVHCPop corked while fermenting has a kick like a mulepa, bouché
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCOne used to collar stiff, freshly done by starchanag.
1980-1981
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTransplant team is no good if it does not have the hea/rt 
434JARDINIÈREVHCFeature of florid Chelsea display causes uproar in the air, jeer that is coarsedin in anag.; ref. C. Flower Show
1979-1980
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)VHC‘Bear wax up’ appears. My function might be describedwhere backs; 2 meanings
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEVHCJonathan’s bamboozling is nonsense about clue, nothing lesskey in mo(o)nshine; J = American and AZ’s first name
362SEA-SOLDIERVHCBlue, an alternative to red and white (for workers), is jollysea soldier; ref. types of ant
332NUT-CASEVHCThat to which crackers may be applied2 meanings & lit.
319PODESTAVHCOne who filled Etrurian jug, perhaps, or Spode standing-bowl?hidden
1977-1978
310STERNFASTVHCRash on rump may restrict movement in ridingstern + fast
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)VHCRegular rate provokes fiery outburst in uniondate; anag. in bond
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCHopping and skipping carried on on the First of May, with a pole in the middle?M + S in anag. & lit.
1975-1976
165Lance, pompano, bonito, porbeagle, thornback, menhaden, albacore, huso (Anagram)VHC‘Ombrophobous’, ‘ancon’ and anagram can help keep bonce lithe or able 
161ANCONVHCFound within agrarian confines or the human construction?twice hidden & lit.
1973-1974
95THUNDERCLAPThirdBewildered U.D.R. can’t help this sudden explosionanag.

 
HCs awarded to M. Coates
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2017-2018
  2369 FACETIAE
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2338 TRUMP
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2322 VENTRICOSE
 
2015-2016
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2213 SOLECISM
 
2013-2014
  2178 PARISON
  2161 FARRAGO
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2083 BEWITCH
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
 
2009-2010
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1962 ANADEM
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1901 SANITISE
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1849 AUXESIS
  1845 UPBRAID
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1667 CLARINI
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
 
2001-2002
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1439 JOHN CANOE
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
 
1995-1996
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1207 EPOCH-MARKING
 
1994-1995
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1134 TOVARICH
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1122 BASILIAN
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  969 BUNTER
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  917 HOOLIGANISM
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  866 NECTAREOUS
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
 
1986-1987
  770 HERMITS
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  709 GINGER
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
 
1984-1985
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1983-1984
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  607 CARNEY
  594 DOINGS
 
1982-1983
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  547 GLEEMAN
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  486 JUMPED-UP
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  460 SWOOP
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  430 TEGULA
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  419 RAMILLIES
  401 GO-AHEAD
  393 INTRACARDIAC
  384 OUTSPREADING
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  354 SHEER-HULK
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  340 BOOKSIE
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
 
1977-1978
  294 HUMECT
  289 AMNESIAC
  272 MALAGUETTA
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  229 METRICATE
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  216 SCANTITY
  212 SURCINGLES
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
  190 CASSANDRA
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  183 PICKLE
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
  127 FRITHSOKEN
  123 SCATTERGOOD
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  92 BRAINWASH
  79 SLAPSTICK
 


Annual Honours record of M. Coates
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20170 1 4
2015-20160 0 5
2014-20150 3 3
2013-20140 0 3
2012-20130 1 3
2011-20120 2 3
2010-20111 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 29
2009-20100 0 8
2008-20090 2 5
2007-20080 1 6
2006-20070 1 4
2005-20060 3 2
2004-20050 3 4
2003-20040 1 4
2002-20031 (1, 0, 0) 4 0 13
2001-20020 1 4
2000-20010 0 3
1999-20000 0 3
1998-19991 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
 
1996-19970 1 1
1995-19960 1 4
1994-19950 1 2
1993-19940 1 7
1992-19931 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
1991-19920 1 5
1990-19910 1 3
1989-19900 0 1
1988-19890 1 3
1987-19880 2 1
1986-19870 3 5
1985-19860 0 4
1984-19850 2 2
1983-19840 3 3
1982-19830 1 2
1981-19820 1 3
1980-19810 2 6
1979-19800 1 5
1978-19790 4 4 15
1977-19780 3 4
1976-19770 0 5
1975-19760 2 4
1974-19750 0 4
1973-19741 (0, 0, 1) 0 2