Clues written by J. P. Lester
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J. P. Lester38113614940Mar 1959Nov 201859y 8mDr J. P. Lester
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2403SWALE (Spoonerisms)VHCSo nun’s found here as we start to live in orderno sun; anag. incl. l
2013-2014
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCWeep about rumbling tune in score of quintetscrumbling; anag. in cry
2012-2013
2135LOBThirdA clumsy person, I’m not into limbo dancinganag. less I’m
2109THICKETYVHCDensely wooded centres for heathery ericas yokels restyledcentral letters
2011-2012
2058ROBUSTVHCTubs or churns for stoutanag.
2009-2010
1949PALFRENIERVHCGroom or preen with flair when untidyanag.
2007-2008
1862UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)VHCPotter ne’er fires a kiln with fuel insidenot a pair; anag. incl. ue
2005-2006
1753DIAGONALVHCDemonstrating Lagonda, I swerved through the cornersanag.
2004-2005
1702WORDSMITHERYVHCPoet lacking merit and rhyme – it wrecked the writer’s craftWords(worth) + anag.
2003-2004
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCCuriously recce NT’s growing charms, surprising RHS et al.anag.; anag.
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCWhat can produce glim anent arc by means of slidesanag. & lit.
1637AMNESICVHCWhat EMI scan might reveal of one suffering memory lossanag.
2002-2003
1619GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOver the twee dish ag/ree a table for lunch 
2001-2002
1554PEARLVHCIt’s snowdrop’s last real unfolding as bulb frostedp + anag.
1546TRANSPARENTVHCSee-through patterns ran when launderedanag.
1537CAFTANVHCButt (round behind) loose garment revealedaft in can
1528STROP (Spoonerisms)VHCLone on heather tors wandering quietlyhone on leather; anag. + p
1998-1999
1406CHASSEPOTVHCOTC phases out obsolete rifleanag.
1372MASTERSTROKEVHCSpecial presentation of rosette marks superior performanceanag.
1997-1998
1316FINGERLICKIN’VHCSuffering grief in clink, the alternative to fine or toppinganag.
1993-1994
1108GREENVHCThe group ‘Terra’ gets thirteen letters back concerned with care of the environmenti.e. terra becomes green 13 letters back in alphabet
1100CONCORDANCEVHCMake modulations in coda with concern for harmonyanag.
1992-1993
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCThese getting out of hand might make a gal rue rompsanag. & lit.
1991-1992
1030PASTILLEVHCBendy pale slit lozengeanag.; heraldic terms
1987-1988
805LITOTESVHCNot house-agents’ usual style, ‘Building is to let’anag.
1984-1985
675CONSTERNATEVHCSwerving? Can steer: not to worryanag.
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)FirstPlay the second movement and an/on do allegroPlay the second movement andante, the rondo allegro
1980-1981
464SIMKINVHCPerhaps the Widow is revolting, married – and cattyis (rev.), m, kin2
1979-1980
410CUL-DE-SACVHCLearner accused following smash in no through roadanag. incl. L
1977-1978
310STERNFASTVHCIt’s austere, an occasion for abstinence – not a bow-tie affairstern fast
272MALAGUETTAVHCA glutamate alters the flavouring. Heavenly!anag.
1976-1977
208RALPHVHCI’m likely to make my constituents run down to a bunless teai.e. ‘sunless sea’ misprinted; R. Alph (Coleridge) & lit.
1975-1976
190CASSANDRAVHCMy warnings were rejected, mistakenly, as canardsanag.
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCSporting a card he’s acting at party levelanag.
1973-1974
97TREBUCHETVHCWas used to pepper yet upset the b— cruetanag.
1972-1973
50CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)VHCCoulter – forepart of ploughshare – is tempered, stoutanag. incl. p
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1093MARTINETVHCOrder not strictly met—I rantanag. & lit.
1961-1962
690ASCERTAINVHCCartesian co-ordinate provides a way to find the correct answeranag.

 
HCs awarded to J. P. Lester
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
 
2017-2018
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
 
2016-2017
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2325 MASON
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2270 FENESTRA
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
 
2014-2015
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2218 FOREIGNER
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2191 PLUG
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2014 HACKETTE
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1918 PALAMPORE
 
2007-2008
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1797 HEART
 
2005-2006
  1771 PARTERRE
  1762 DUDDERY
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1667 CLARINI
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
  1646 BLACK
  1641 GADGETEER
  1628 ENCOMION
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1593 MANSUETE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1428 CRICETID
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1385 PANTRIES
 
1997-1998
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1346 PHARISEE
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1325 UPROOTAL
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1247 PREDICANT
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1225 CURRY
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1190 DENARIUS
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1139 BENJAMIN
 
1992-1993
  1078 KIRBEH
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1021 BEARD
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  930 SABULOSE
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  904 VOETGANGER
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  714 MOTE
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
 
1984-1985
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  635 ROSEMARY
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  615 HISTORIETTE
 
1982-1983
  559 EMBASE
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1980-1981
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  401 GO-AHEAD
  393 INTRACARDIAC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  327 HEMLOCK
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  294 HUMECT
 
1976-1977
  234 HOROSCOPIST
  225 VALETA
  216 SCANTITY
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
  174 EPEOLATRY
 
1973-1974
  66 NONSENSE
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
  43 A neologism (Neologisms)
  36 CRUSADER
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1119 RONDE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1969-1970
  1080 ANDROMEDA
 
1968-1969
  1039 TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)
 
1967-1968
  980 OMNIBUSES
 
1966-1967
  933 COTTABUS
  929 AMPHITHEATRE
  911 DRAGON
 
1965-1966
  894 WITENAGEMOT
 
1959-1960
  571 PESTER
  560 CONGENITALLY
 
1958-1959
  538 BANISHING
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
 


Annual Honours record of J. P. Lester
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 2
2016-20170 0 4
2015-20160 0 3
2014-20150 0 2
2013-20140 1 3
2012-20131 (0, 0, 1) 1 4
2011-20120 1 3
2010-20110 0 3
2009-20100 1 1
2008-20090 0 3
2007-20080 1 2
2006-20070 0 4
2005-20060 1 2
2004-20050 1 6
2003-20040 3 7
2002-20030 1 4
2001-20020 4 1 22
2000-20010 0 2
1999-20000 0 6
1998-19990 2 2
1997-19980 1 4
1996-19970 0 5
1995-19960 0 6
1994-19950 0 6
1993-19940 2 2
1992-19930 1 2
1991-19920 1 3
1990-19910 0 3
1989-19900 0 4
1988-19890 0 3
1987-19880 1 2
 
1985-19860 0 3
1984-19850 1 4
1983-19840 0 2
1982-19831 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
1981-19820 0 1
1980-19810 1 2
1979-19800 1 3
1978-19790 0 3
1977-19780 2 2
1976-19770 1 3
1975-19760 1 2
1974-19750 1 0
1973-19740 1 1
1972-19730 1 3
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 0 1
1969-19700 1 1
1968-19690 0 1
1967-19680 0 1
1966-19670 0 3
1965-19660 0 1
 
1961-19620 1 0
 
1959-19600 0 2
1958-19590 0 2