Clues written by M. Hodgkin
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M. Hodgkin4527365654Mar 1985Aug 201732y 5m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2016-2017
2356PUBLIC SERVANTVHCMandarin perhaps found very inscrutable by westerner in PekingP + anag. incl. v; found2
2325MASONVHCFellow entering special orderSO in man & lit.
2324CELEBRATIONSSecondTime to get ebriose with clan gathered round for Christmas and New Year?t in anag.
2313PERFECTVHCFellow put in piano, upright in time for old folks’ waltzF in p erect; triple time
2309GLOBETROTTERVHCOne moving round earth better root hollow log outanag. incl. l(o)g
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)ThirdEnjoy view in common area gardened regularlya + alternate letters; area
2296IMPROPERLYVHCUnseemly to suggest sticking in Europe after rejecting EU rule(EU)rope r in imply
2283BARGAINVHCBoris’s number one aim – ‘I’m going to take over after loss of poll on Europe’ – creates strife for CameronB + a(I’m) + r(E)gain
2274SIMPATICOVHCIt’s a comp, for a change, I can enter – that’s niceI in anag.
2270FENESTRAThirdFree Santa after backside’s left jammed in ventanag. less a
2261GANGSTERLANDFirstFlowery headgear worn by flamboyant gents could be called ‘the hood of hoods’anag. in garland; ref. hood2, 3
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEFirstWith consumption of endless fibre I decrease in size?istl(e) I in wane, & lit.
2244AVANT-GARDISTEVHCEarly adopter tried satnav, losing way around outskirts of GenevaG, a in anag.
2205CUMBERSOMEVHCMembers united in struggle with company, causing management difficultyanag. incl. U, co.
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOVHCDissatisfied customer not outwardly worked up once nothing charged for selected itemsmalcontent less ment + 0
2027THRENETICALVHCMourning Becomes Electra with thin castanag.; ref. O’Neill play
2014HACKETTEVHCWoman reporting husband getting Man’s Prize in ‘fruit’ from WIh + TT in ackee; ref. IOM race
1997FADOVHCA bit of folk song and dancef ado, & lit.
2009-2010
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCPutting one’s oar in skilfully to rally MPs round a new style after Labour’s second perioda term a NS, all in whip
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)VHCDisadvantage in a skimpy undergarment – open flies cause such troubleTANGA NAIVE
1949PALFRENIERVHCOne fitting harness and primarily fettling, looking after and preparing all mountsreiner f, l, a, p (all rev.), & lit.
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCTo pinch butt is attempt to attract attention – ignorecan in st; pinch
2008-2009
1927TONSURE (Spoonerisms)VHCRipped clothing and latest in nose-rings on upper-class punk’s mate’n’ s U in tore; monk’s pate
1918PALAMPOREVHCDecomposed pap or meal spread on bed with flowersanag.
1906MORSEVHCCarpenter’s mate perhaps getting bit (minus head) back out of hole in woodmortise less (b)it (rev.)
1897WASH-OUTThirdWimbledon’s opening’s one? Soaked, thus covers onW + a + o’ in anag., & lit.; soak = beat, pummel
2007-2008
1866BINGEThirdLift end of pen and get last forgotten pig outnib (rev.) + ge(t)
1858HUMONGOUSVHCBanishment order heartless Uranus placed on mortal showing love for a Titanhuman with 0 for a + ‘go’ + U(ranu)s
1853ANTIQUITARIANVHCOld-fashioned, am not one free of ancient doctrinean’t I quit + Arian, & lit.
1845UPBRAIDVHCDress down Friday: discard outer wear, put on louder underwearup bra + Friday less fray
1840W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)VHCUpset when honeypot’s spilt last of honey? I would beanag. less y
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCLetters of anagram I scrawled either side of slip’s central text?li in anag., & lit.
1823KISSThirdX marks spoil disposed of round islandIs in (mar)ks
1818POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)VHCRancid old pissoir, outside convenience left off annual urine extraction routine?(l)av in anag.; taking the p*ss
1804CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)VHCSuch civvies seen on trannies show one with chest less developedsavvy’s seen on Trinny’s show; anag.; ref. TV show ‘What Not to Wear’, with Trinny & Susannah; tranny = transvestite
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCTrick employed, say, by Ulysses initially to slip in soldiers?used e.g. U err all in RE, & lit.
2005-2006
1779NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)VHCSome sinew I exercised a bit of recently got stiffstuff; hidden
1771PARTERREVHCRep theatre cast right for the playhouse’s lowest levelanag. with r for the
2004-2005
1715RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)VHCRight wing facility issuing strident paper full of distortionr el ease; spin in rag
1689SYNODVHCDo nylons want left leg pulling up where the cloth gathers?do ny(l on)s (all rev.)
1680PILLOW-CUPVHCA little Ovaltine after medicine and toilet, before heading bedwards?pill + o + WC + up, & lit.
2003-2004
1646BLACKVHCStar of dating game unable to make first move in mating game!ref. Cilla B., chess
1637AMNESICVHCOne whom memories can disturb no moreanag. less more, & lit.
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)VHCWhat light from yonder window breaks? Dodging the —— hour, how dreary east softly enters at morn’s crack – perchance Juliet’s backcomp. anag.; E + p in anag.
2002-2003
1589JOKESMITHThirdJoe Miller’s first skit flopped – hard for old man of comedyanag. incl M + h

 
HCs awarded to M. Hodgkin
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2016-2017
  2347 ASLEEP
  2338 TRUMP
  2334 ALLELUIAH
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
 
2013-2014
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2011-2012
  2083 BEWITCH
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1958 HANGDOG
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1893 EARTHY
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1814 HIPSTER
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1762 DUDDERY
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1641 GADGETEER
 
2002-2003
  1585 SHIATSU
 
2001-2002
  1550 MEMORITER
  1537 CAFTAN
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
1984-1985
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
 


Annual Honours record of M. Hodgkin
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20171 (0, 1, 0) 4 3 15
2015-20162 (1, 0, 1) 3 5 12
2014-20151 (1, 0, 0) 2 4 25
2013-20140 0 1
 
2011-20120 0 5
2010-20110 4 4 29
2009-20100 4 3 27
2008-20091 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 16
2007-20081 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 11
2006-20071 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 11
2005-20060 2 4
2004-20050 3 3
2003-20040 3 3
2002-20031 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
2001-20020 0 4
 
1984-19850 0 1