Clues written by W. Ransome
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W. Ransome2610259927May 2002Jan 201916y 8m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2360VIDENDAVHCKeen on fine cycling or similar exciting sporting events?avid + end cyclically
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCSkin trouble? Nasty rash round openings in groin area (downright excruciating!)first letters in anag.
2347ASLEEPVHCReckless pleasure leads to unruly raver dropping deadanag. less u, r
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)VHCGetting on in years, eager to resolve suitre in age & def.; resolve
2279CLEMENTINEVHCMy darling girl, males can get into odd places in collegemen tin in c, l, e, e
2270FENESTRAVHCPlaying Thisbe (principal character) Flute’s edging near Snout’s opening – Wall’s chinkanag. incl. T, F, e, S; ref. MND
2014-2015
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCThere’s no turning back after jobless, etc., riot in demonstration involving teachersanag. + no (rev.)
2205CUMBERSOMEVHCCollege becoming Head of the River? A bit hard to manage, perhapsHumber with c for H + some
2013-2014
2174CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe politically self-righteous bigot often goes to pri/ories 
2170SAYONARAVHCIn it you may find a valedictory’s final bit or an unusual farewella y + anag. in SA, & lit.
2157MELODRAMATICVHCDilemma actor suffers: excessively theatrical or crudely sentimental?anag.
2012-2013
2135LOBVHCGentle chip played by Luke Donald, with lanky dude unusually withdrawnanag. less anag.; ref LD & Bubba Watson in 2012 Ryder Cup match
2118BLOKEISHVHCCultivated, so like highbrow at heart? No, the oppositeanag. incl. hb
2113PICAROONFirstIs he con or pirate? ——’s either possiblycomp. anag. & lit.
2011-2012
2062APPLE-KNOCKERVHCAmerican plonker, thick person possibly; in short, thiscomp. anag. & lit.
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCIs he perpetrator? Rate this troublemaker top suspectcomp. anag. & lit; rate
2045CATENATEVHCCouple in train consumed with animal energy, having a bit of nookiecat E n + ate
2010-2011
2000TWO THOUSANDVHCSpecial number puzzle wasn’t too hard: usually difficult to begin withanag. incl. H, u, d
2009-2010
1984ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)VHCLiving as down-and-out perhaps, wore out reversed collaranag. + nail (rev.); ref. Orwell’s ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’
2008-2009
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCVirgin olive oil’s last drops mixed with what’s in vatanag. incl. e, l
2005-2006
1779NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)VHCBedding item, perhaps, in magazine I went inside and read aboutbudding; hidden rev.
1775ROUGH-AND-READYVHCRude, with a bit of gracelessness, or handy, knocked upanag. incl a g, & lit.
2004-2005
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCBeer in gallons not available – outdated form of measurementalnage; ale in g n/a
1689SYNODVHCAncient meeting of two worlds – in part uneasy, no doubthidden
2003-2004
1667CLARINIVHCHear it: shrill entrancing music comes from these high clear instrumentscomp. anag. & lit.
2002-2003
1598PHRASEMONGERVHCArtful Eng. (or metre) shaper?anag. incl m, & lit.

 
HCs awarded to W. Ransome
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2018-2019
  2430 CLERIHEW
 
2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2395 PURITANISM
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2369 FACETIAE
 
2016-2017
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2338 TRUMP
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2313 PERFECT
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2191 PLUG
  2187 WEST
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2178 PARISON
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2126 DESPERATE
  2122 NICETY
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2109 THICKETY
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2083 BEWITCH
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2058 ROBUST
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
 
2009-2010
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1958 HANGDOG
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1762 DUDDERY
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1602 FENESTRA
 
2001-2002
  1563 SLYBOOTS
 


Annual Honours record of W. Ransome
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 7
2016-20170 2 6
2015-20160 2 6
2014-20150 2 5
2013-20140 3 6
2012-20131 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 26
2011-20120 3 8
2010-20110 1 4
2009-20100 1 6
2008-20090 1 8
2007-20080 0 5
2006-20070 0 5
2005-20060 2 9
2004-20050 2 7
2003-20040 1 8
2002-20030 1 1
2001-20020 0 1