Clues written by D. R. Robinson
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D. R. Robinson72256519679Sep 1976Jul 200932y 10mD. A. Robinson
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2007-2008
1879LITTER BASKETVHCPlace for tucking away one’s ‘bits and pieces’ – funnily, a kilt’s betteranag.
1856LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTo satisfy the sensational press reporters tel/ex scandal 
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCSideline commentary from Milan/Cagliari playing after sending off odd characters in ‘calcio’anag. less c, l, i; ref. Italian football
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCLearn this! All might well collapse as erreurs du généralcomp. anag. & lit.
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCA Prêtre ‘Fledermaus’ badly done could make us feel mad herecomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Georges P., opera conductor
1741LORD NELSONVHCHaving a way with guns he could be scattering unwary dons’ galleonscomp. anag. & lit.
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)VHCStream of delusions can create these apparitions and sunset formscomp. anag.; stream
1711MINUSVHCTaking off without a modicum of decency nudism’s improperanag. less d
1680PILLOW-CUPVHCMaybe bumper contents of slip adds up to what’s foremost in cluemanshippillow + c + up; ref. AZ slip
2003-2004
1676CRINGE-MAKINGVHCA doubly no good limerick with line blue-pencilled could possibly be thisanag. incl. ng ng less l, & lit.
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)ThirdDutch painter, accepting lead from Renaissance masters, about on track for becoming greaterr in Hals; c re scent
1650SAPHENAVHCPheasant cut and cooked – a course for draining the claret?anag. less t
1646BLACKVHCBeta-blocker man might be jocularly presented as: ‘Meet Baron ——comp. anag. & lit.; ref. Sir James B., Nobel prize winner for work on beta-blockers
1641GADGETEERVHCIngenious geegaw adherent? Could be a —— when excitedcomp. anag. & lit.
2002-2003
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCHyena’s head’s dropped in cunning stealth in tall grassanag. less h
1598PHRASEMONGERVHC‘Mr Gas’, he. Prone to spinanag. & lit.
2001-2002
1550MEMORITERVHCFor a broadcast to be this one needs to remember it, lovecomp. anag. with O, & lit.
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)VHCMaybe a lot or a spread of Brussels sprouts is left after a port is drunkanag. + l; B. s., rhyming slang for scouts
1999-2000
1454GET-UPVHCCostume from ‘Hit the Deck’2 meanings; ref. musical by V. Youmans
1446NEWSPAPERDOMVHCEpsom pre-dawn work out for gathering of hacks?anag.
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCCoughing a lot and keeping away from peoplehemming/aphid; heap + hiding.
1433NEANDERTHALVHCBeing outmoded most of earls and the foremost of nobles get put outanag. less s & incl. n
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEVHCSquint features eye lacking what completes focallylooks + e(y)e
1387Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)VHCMandy’s whimsical cash loan’s titled ‘rash’. 
1367SANBENITOSVHCXimenes’ victims were stuck in these – all cracked sans one bitanag.
1997-1998
1342ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)VHCLean is recollected making strangers empathise during encounter initially getting carried awayanag.; rap in e; ref film ‘Brief Encounter’
1996-1997
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCI’m curiously mental about scrubbing remotest bit of dirtanag. less t & lit.
1273SIPOREXVHCCould be displayed by exciting Hirst expo (rejecting his extremes!)anag. less H, t, & lit.
1268ARGIE-BARGIEVHCDispute when Greek meets Greek (very put out, both) with some bickering between themb in Argi(v)e Argi(v)e
1995-1996
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCYoung Mrs Bartok’s encouraged b/y musical piecesBela Bartok
1225CURRYVHCThe Vindaloo might —— appear as uncordial (very hot)comp. anag. & lit.
1220CASSANDRASecondSee girl left ignored – and by Priam (dismissive of odd characters)c + (l)ass + (P)r(i)a(m), & lit.
1994-1995
1190DENARIUSVHCWith a this Cato could render aid unto Caesarcomp. anag. & lit.
1178BOOTLEGVHCMoonshine lit globe tonight, there being no obscurityanag. less night
1169BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)FirstThe ending of ‘Goldilocks’ in wee bear’s thible stirring is happys in urine; anag.
1993-1994
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCForbidding Chambers, perhaps, cluing by Pears is hopelessanag.; ref. Pears encyclopedia
1992-1993
1087OLD SOLDIERVHCSolo fiddler is playing (not loud). It’s ‘Down among the dead men’anag. less f
1069(P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)VHC‘Beak’ rent by nasty itch – wearing this cope of hairanag. in nose
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCThrilled to have no sun? Then weather for ducks must give you ‘go’ducks; (s)ent rain
1991-1992
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFinding my lu/te pleasing am I lasciviousref. King Richard III, 1 i, 13
1990-1991
961WAVESONVHCIt could come from ’old in wrecked snow’ave in anag., & lit.; snow2
1989-1990
930SABULOSEVHCLike gran, moving about less with passing of timeanag. less t; gran = granulated sugar
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCThe alphabet students had to learn, ’cos switch so inappropriate when instilling three R’sanag. incl. r, r, r
895TONE DEAFVHCCould a —— tenor be not feared at E. N. O.? Surprisingly, yescomp. anag.; English National Opera
1988-1989
878MOUSEPIECEVHCNeat cut from Meo’s cue unexpectedly grabbing prize?pie in anag.
874BLUESTOCKINGVHCA Chelsea-ite, maybe – but drabbly rigged out (club kit’s gone astray)anag. & lit. ; arty district/soccer club
1986-1987
779MISSING LINKVHCCuff needing this to draw together loose ends for flapping ‘long arm’2 meanings cufflink/shirt; Sergeant C/police
770HERMITSVHCSolitaires owned by the woman possessing nameless millionsmi(n)t in hers
750SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)VHCThis fairly translated could give you gallimaufrycomp. anag. & lit.
735MALIGNVHCBadly run down Cavalier with rear tray missingmalign(ant); car make; tray = set of 3
1985-1986
731STRINGThirdWhat sets off resonance in fiddler in sting, & lit.
709GINGERVHCLike the League in Holmes’ case – rugger made to lose its authority and it’s given in, helplesslyTerry H. and Sherlock H., ref. ‘The Red-Headed League’
696ANTIMNEMONICFirst‘Un Macon intime’ drunk with no indication of good breeding could be thisanag. less U & lit.
688CUCURBITALVHCOf about 18″ in length, pithy mainly inside – squashy, perhaps (like a marrow)cur(t)) in cubital
1984-1985
657SILLY-BILLYVHCIt is absurd having Budd in jerksilly + Billy; ref. Billy / Zola B.
631INTERLOCKVHCCouple, splice, entangle or link etc.anag.
1983-1984
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAzed must be thinking: I’m enjoying this simple g/ulling 
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCNever was/h one when sorting vintage bottles of wine! 
552NOURICE-FEEVHCCharge made by full-breasted neighbour’s wife, possibly. That’s our fence getting broken!anag. incl. i.e.
547GLEEMANVHCCharlemagne could inspire me with variations once daily poured outanag. less char, & lit.
530PROMETALSecondPossible product of Morpeth, hard cast and completely reducedanag. less h + al(l), & lit., NE foundry centre; reduce = bring to metallic state
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLEVHCAs for this – an arrangement of memorial florets can be made from itcomp. anag. & lit.
486JUMPED-UPVHCBehaved like a bounder in a superior class – à la M. Jourdainjumped + up; ref. Molière: ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCOne absorbed by covering of books. I work with for example catalogue bindingI in bb + I op e.g. in list, & lit.
1980-1981
430TEGULAVHCA slide shortening the ascending scalea luge t (rev.)
1979-1980
406BOILSecondGathering steam2 meanings
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)VHCMelon’s fate – any left unfinished gets kept around in chillerfelon’s mate; an(y) + held (rev.) in colder
388ALEXIPHARMICVHCIt reaches those parts that need reviving. ‘Harp!’ I exclaim, wronglyanag.; ref. Heineken adverts
384OUTSPREADINGVHCWelcoming arms are – having a guest drop in on the hopanag.
1977-1978
281DINOCERASVHC‘Credos in A’ conjure up an old fossil with two horn triosanag.
1976-1977
247FLIVVERVHCThe character leading visibly twice in an unfair start is a flopv,v in flier
234HOROSCOPISTVHCHer trade is laying bare the shape of things to come. Soho Strip Co? – no, much differentanag.

 
HCs awarded to D. R. Robinson
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2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1901 SANITISE
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1814 HIPSTER
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1797 HEART
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1637 AMNESIC
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1611 LEISLER
  1593 MANSUETE
  1585 SHIATSU
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1502 RAPPEL
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1428 CRICETID
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1329 PITHOS
  1322 CARPET
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1303 PONIARD
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1290 NITERIE
  1286 CHALET
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1234 AVANT-PROPOS
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1216 CHAPERON
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1186 GRISELDA
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1165 YAPSTER
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1108 GREEN
  1100 CONCORDANCE
 
1992-1993
  1084 PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)
  1078 KIRBEH
  1074 DEMIREP
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1034 BURLAP
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  982 ALMANAC
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  969 BUNTER
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  934 LACE-UPS
  926 NERD
  913 ARCHIBALD
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  869 HOLD-UPS
  866 NECTAREOUS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  805 LITOTES
  801 LINCHET
  796 UPHOLSTERY
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  753 SHEEPDOG
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  714 MOTE
  701 BALUSTRADE
 
1984-1985
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  649 AUSTRALORP
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  615 HISTORIETTE
  607 CARNEY
  590 MINEVER
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  559 EMBASE
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  543 STAYING POWER
  538 INGRAIN
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  495 CACOETHES
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  464 SIMKIN
  460 SWOOP
  456 BALADINE
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  452 DISSENTERISM
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  401 GO-AHEAD
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  340 BOOKSIE
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  332 NUT-CASE
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
 
1977-1978
  276 AMTRACK
  272 MALAGUETTA
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  238 CRAMBOJINGLE
  221 PADDY-WHACK
 
1975-1976
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  143 Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
  88 BLOOMERY
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  40 FANTOCCINI
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1968-1969
  1036 CORONETED
 


Annual Honours record of D. R. Robinson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2008-20090 0 8
2007-20080 2 7
2006-20070 2 7
2005-20060 2 2
2004-20050 3 6
2003-20041 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 17
2002-20030 2 7
2001-20020 2 6
2000-20010 0 6
1999-20000 4 4 21
1998-19990 3 6
1997-19980 1 6
1996-19970 3 8
1995-19961 (0, 1, 0) 2 7 23
1994-19951 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 18
1993-19940 1 6
1992-19930 3 4
1991-19920 1 8
1990-19910 1 6
1989-19900 3 6
1988-19890 2 6
1987-19880 0 7
1986-19870 4 5 25
1985-19862 (1, 0, 1) 2 4 8
1984-19850 2 3
1983-19840 1 5
1982-19831 (0, 1, 0) 3 6 11
1981-19820 3 5
1980-19810 1 9
1979-19801 (0, 1, 0) 3 2 16
1978-19790 0 6
1977-19780 1 3
1976-19770 2 3
1975-19760 0 1
1974-19750 0 2
1973-19740 0 2
1972-19730 0 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1968-19690 0 1