Clues written by V. G. Henderson
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V. G. Henderson6037506270Sep 1976Nov 201842y 2mV. Henderson
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2421SPASMODICALVHCAche —— – so a medical chap’s puzzled?comp. anag. & lit.
2011-2012
2058ROBUSTVHCWhat reportedly wowed Twickenham crowd, bouncing?‘Roe bust’; ref. Erica R., streaker
2009-2010
1967SUBORDINATELYVHCConform readily (no buts) thusanag. & lit.
2008-2009
1923ELLIPTICVHCOval: vital to drop head and duck when receiving lifting ballpill (rev.) in (zo)etic
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCWeather’s extreme leaving travel disrupted? Virgin could be the answeranag. less r
2002-2003
1598PHRASEMONGERVHCHear me prosing crudely? Not Ianag. less I, & lit.
2001-2002
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCOne who’ll vulgarize Logos with theatre?anag. & lit.
1995-1996
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn news: a man d/ies – tact seems to become most importantSA, Mandela
1232The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)VHCOld ode – I show Man’s lost touch with Nature. 
1992-1993
1048GALLOPADEVHCSpring: one’s sat out by the wallflowers turning a pale gold2 meanings & anag.
1991-1992
1024PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCWork out chimney details, give scent, set out with ‘mush’CHY(PRE SENT)IMENTALISED; anag.
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCSorts carpets out, e.g. Wilton covering nurseryWilson; anag.; ref. Julian W., nursery stakes race
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBowles on (West Indian) wouldn’t entirely disguise ra/ge 
1990-1991
965EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)VHC‘Listen, party; drop Heseltine’s aspiration at the first opportunity. I’m to go on and ondrop; (h)ear bash
952STAR (Spoonerisms)SecondIt’s blazing hot in Devon and there’s rush for the seaside in Caithnessdot in heaven; star2
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHC—— undone … I’ll give you a clue: PS, first of April!’anag.; ref. stock April Fool joke
930SABULOSEVHCAs sign of times, perhaps, South African black unity’s dawning – Nelson, unbounded, free!SA + b + u + anag. less N,n; sands of time
926NERDVHCSmartie? No (no way!)ne rd; ref brands of sweets
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCSchool was strict one, 3 R’s laboured — you’d have to learn this!comp. anag. & lit.
917HOOLIGANISMThirdBovver ‘slo-mo’ing’? Ah, I need rotary actionanag.; ref lawnmower ads
908INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)FirstCaptain’s rum deal: I’m used to occasional short, pitching ro/wer might sayref. David (D.I.) Gower
1988-1989
882DOSSIERVHCCould ‘Let’s do Harrods swine’ be read from ‘The Rowlands ——’? Possibly!comp. anag.
868ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)VHCFather, infinite God reflected by Word: champion treating men’s ills though yielding glory, filled with loveparol, andrology; pa + Lor(d) (rev.); and + 0 in anag.
857REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)SecondBogey or birdie? Woozy races first of putts in, yet clubs need adjustment – fine adjustment2 meanings, anag. + p. ref. Woosnam; anag. incl. c
1987-1988
831COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)VHCYou can work out the years, robber, in my king’s prison block (so it’s said)cobber, ... rings; ‘cooler bar’
816POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)VHCGift from the Most High, heaven-directed: behold a childcop (rev.) lo a ch.
1986-1987
766GUBBINSVHCRed or white winesgub bins; red2
764CHILDERMASVHCRachel’s dead I’m hailinganag. & lit.; ref. Matt. 2, 18
757ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)ThirdDoctor come into Hare: ‘I must have another stiff’anag.; sniff
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCSee brand of beans cooked by side of cafe, see mushy peas and thin links (run for seconds) sizzlinganag.; anag. with r for s
1984-1985
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)VHCIncarnate Son? Star gave wise men tour route 
657SILLY-BILLYVHCCharley’s Aunt, perhaps, (one standing in for the other one) a close companionI for a in Sally + billy
631INTERLOCKThird—— with Wise? There could be nowt like Eric’scomp. anag. & lit.: ref. E. Morecambe
1983-1984
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA vine work/er using the biggest clod todayref. ambiguous ‘sort of gull’
618CRETISMVHCWhat bouncer will say: ‘Settle club stir with me’anag. incl. C (= club); pounce = lie
615HISTORIETTEVHCRomantic title, not long, i.e. short?anag. less L, & lit.; romantic = wild
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCWould ‘ To the Foolish’ fit the theme, Jonathan? 
590MINEVERVHCMarch winds up and it must go without white coveringnévé in rim (rev.), & lit.; march = border
585FLABELLIFORMFirstLewis may be thus described: sadly fallible because McEnroe’s No. 1anag. + for M, ref. Wimbledon finalist Chris L.
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCSwipe wildly with this – could be devastating in old swordplayswipe; comp. anag. & lit.
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCLocal celebrity went to village and presented prizes for small fe/e 
564PARAMENTVHCUnited, after a sudden blow when returning – a rich example of splendour that is pasta rap (rev.) + ment ref. Manchester U. air disaster anniversary
558MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)VHCEnact mime crudely – there may well be no harm in it but it’s certainly fruityham; anag.
543STAYING POWERVHCIt could make you stop wearyinganag. & lit.
530PROMETALVHCPalmer to chip with an ironanag.
1981-1982
525PABOUCHESecondToss a dog a bone to chew up – you might get —— gnawed too!comp. anag. & lit.
521ATTITUDINISEVHCBit of advice to girl restricted by imperfect nudities – put on a false fronta + tit in anag.
517IMMORTELLEThirdThe flowers at memorial could be a wreath of ——scomp. anag. & lit.
508POSTURE-MAKERVHC Start of overpricing in rotten supermarket – I’ll be bending over backwards to make ends meetanag. incl. o
491SEVENTY-EIGHTVHCHave gay twenties hits? Could be what a —— is playingcomp. anag. & lit.
1980-1981
464SIMKINVHCCharley’s bubbly2 meanings; s. = fool, ref. OED cf. Champagne Ch.
460SWOOPVHCDip determining disaster?2 meanings
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCThis ‘nettly’ rash could be acutely irritant source of anxiety; photographer’s first to go spare endlessly upset about wench’s bottom: perfect models are requiredcomp. anag. & lit.; a, p + h in anag. less e
443STEEPLECROWNVHCWhat cornered simpleton is sporting – could be this hat with ‘D’ on rimcomp. anag. & lit.
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCrosswords circulated (as latest art?). Ru/m Azed tests devoteesref. Centenary Test controversy
434JARDINIÈREVHC——’s embellished with flowery artistry (might serve as a jerry, in dire straits)comp. anag. & lit.
1979-1980
410CUL-DE-SACVHCChase concludes with a crash – could be car has chosen ——comp. anag. & lit.
401GO-AHEADVHCIn the nature of one who’s mighty high-powered, active rather than deada for d in godhead & lit.
371GRADINFirstGladiator’s end could be seen from this old seatcomp. anag. & lit.
1978-1979
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCTrust one’ll grab power, given a breakbreak; p in anag.

 
HCs awarded to V. G. Henderson
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2011-2012
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1901 SANITISE
 
2006-2007
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
 
2004-2005
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
 
2002-2003
  1602 FENESTRA
 
2001-2002
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
 
1994-1995
  1181 SLADE
 
1992-1993
  1061 MAGIC
  1056 ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  969 BUNTER
  961 WAVESON
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  922 REFORMADO
  904 VOETGANGER
  895 TONE DEAF
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  866 NECTAREOUS
 
1986-1987
  770 HERMITS
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
 
1984-1985
  653 INTERNUNCIO
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1983-1984
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  607 CARNEY
  603 FIGULINE
  594 DOINGS
 
1982-1983
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  559 EMBASE
  547 GLEEMAN
  534 DODGEM
 
1981-1982
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  495 CACOETHES
 
1980-1981
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  452 DISSENTERISM
  430 TEGULA
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  393 INTRACARDIAC
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
 
1976-1977
  234 HOROSCOPIST
 


Annual Honours record of V. G. Henderson
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2011-20120 1 1
 
2009-20100 1 2
2008-20090 2 5
 
2006-20070 0 1
 
2004-20050 0 3
 
2002-20030 1 1
2001-20020 1 1
 
1998-19990 0 1
 
1995-19960 2 0
1994-19950 0 1
 
1992-19930 1 2
1991-19920 3 6
1990-19911 (0, 1, 0) 1 4
1989-19902 (1, 0, 1) 4 5 6
1988-19891 (0, 1, 0) 2 2 22
1987-19880 2 0
1986-19871 (0, 0, 1) 3 2 16
1985-19860 0 1
1984-19851 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 16
1983-19841 (1, 0, 0) 6 4 4
1982-19830 5 4 11
1981-19822 (0, 1, 1) 3 4 5
1980-19810 6 5 8
1979-19801 (1, 0, 0) 2 3 20
1978-19790 1 0
1977-19780 0 1
1976-19770 0 1