Clues written by W. F. Main
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W. F. Main31032813634Dec 1977Jan 201840y 1m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2015-2016
2270FENESTRAVHCFollowing eastern twinkling lightf + anag.
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCDisturbance in chest at an end – for palpitations pressure has been applied to it at the right timebust up; p + it + pat
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCWith increasing maturity this could expand a wine list supplyanag.
2235CHOCK-A-BLOCKVHCIn time a white wine with a drop of brandy will make you flushhock a b in clock
2012-2013
2135LOBVHCLoft is found by leaving entrance halllob(by)
2010-2011
2031EMBROIDERYVHCI’m bored silly with vessel deficient in art and imaginative detailanag. + (art)ery
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCCourt house with sculptured marble, an embellishment around entranceCH + anag.
2009-2010
1979FAR-OUTVHCSatisfying drop of Scotch taken with grubfa’ + rout
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCWith a title, one has to take on board what Steve Redgrave has achievedw a term an ship
1962ANADEMVHCSome trimmed an azalea back and made an unusual wreathhidden rev., & anag.
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)ThirdPerhaps confusion would result when a rum is drunk in tapas bar actioncontusion; anag. in ta(pas)
2007-2008
1875GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)VHCParent in court behind drop in bawling out terrorsup rear; hidden
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCWith music, say, for one, perhaps Boulez can be seen hereart for I in Pierre
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)VHCConfusing images result when you defile what’s at core of holy ideaanag. incl (h)ol(y); defile
2003-2004
1646BLACKVHCGoing into reverse, vessel’s stern does for jettyl in back
1641GADGETEERVHCI could be frightfully eager about introduction of device with baffled get in anag., & lit.
2002-2003
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCGlobal communication is possible using this one set, with it specially tunedanag.
1585SHIATSUVHCThis therapy, taking lead from acupuncture, provides treatment for hysteria at a pushcomp. anag. incl a, & lit.
2001-2002
1550MEMORITERVHCHow one might learn what could become of mitre and Rome after Reformationanag.
1546TRANSPARENTVHCNaive Stan and partner getting into another fine mess?anag.
2000-2001
1506BARE(-)BONESThirdMinimum requirements are found in books by anybody with a modicum of senseare in bb + one + s
1502RAPPELVHCPlan with rope in disarray? Possibly on this descentcomp. anag.
1467CANAPÉVHCCouch grass stem provides shelter for a pupa’s openinga p in cane
1999-2000
1454GET-UPVHCYou have to prepare yourself to drive, for instance, in reverse gearput e.g. (all rev.), & 2 meanings
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCPublic appearance is cut short by runny nosecommon/louse; colou(r) + anag.
1433NEANDERTHALVHCThe eland ran frantically out of the ark.anag.
1997-1998
1338SMART ALECThirdUnruly star with male lead in Camelot – could he be known as ‘clever Dick’?anag. + C; ref Richard Harris
1312REST-CUREVHCRecovery distinctly involving time and a bit of reposet and r separately in rescue, & lit.
1996-1997
1300OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)VHCYou will find a mathematical proof here using ‘cipher plus ten equals five hundred’prof; 0 X for D
1980-1981
443STEEPLECROWNVHCDunce’s cap, for example, is difficult to suffer interminably with honoursteep, le(t), crown
1978-1979
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCRough makes Rioch shout: ‘Find the centres, fool!’middle letters; ref. Alan Rough, Bruce Rioch, Scottish football

 
HCs awarded to W. F. Main
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2017-2018
  2378 PROPOSAL
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2287 VALET
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2113 PICAROON
  2109 THICKETY
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2053 PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2012 BLOATING
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1997 FADO
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1849 AUXESIS
 
2006-2007
  1823 KISS
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1797 HEART
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1762 DUDDERY
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
 
2004-2005
  1719 ANHELATION
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
  1637 AMNESIC
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1602 FENESTRA
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1593 MANSUETE
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1554 PEARL
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
  1494 MARATHON
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1424 HEIST
  1419 SPLODGE
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1376 LOGO
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1329 PITHOS
  1322 CARPET
 
1996-1997
  1290 NITERIE
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1247 PREDICANT
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1225 CURRY
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1194 DONET
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1078 KIRBEH
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
  1030 PASTILLE
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  559 EMBASE
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
 
1981-1982
  495 CACOETHES
 
1980-1981
  452 DISSENTERISM
  430 TEGULA
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  354 SHEER-HULK
  340 BOOKSIE
  332 NUT-CASE
  319 PODESTA
 
1977-1978
  298 NOSER
 


Annual Honours record of W. F. Main
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 0 1
 
2015-20160 1 4
2014-20150 2 4
2013-20140 0 4
2012-20130 1 9
2011-20120 0 4
2010-20110 2 5
2009-20101 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 18
2008-20090 0 7
2007-20080 1 2
2006-20070 0 4
2005-20060 1 5
2004-20050 1 8
2003-20040 2 6
2002-20030 2 6
2001-20020 2 5
2000-20011 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 24
1999-20000 3 5
1998-19990 0 5
1997-19981 (0, 0, 1) 1 3
1996-19970 1 3
1995-19960 0 6
1994-19950 0 2
 
1992-19930 0 6
1991-19920 0 3
1990-19910 0 1
 
1983-19840 0 3
1982-19830 0 2
1981-19820 0 1
1980-19810 1 3
1979-19800 0 1
1978-19790 1 7