Clues written by K. Thomas
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K. Thomas29032611032Dec 1959Nov 201858y 11m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2010-2011
2040EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdChelsea fans were sor/ry scandal hit tabloidsref. John Terry, footballer
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCThis portal’s head might display carved maple branchanag. with p, & lit.
2008-2009
1932NINE-TO-FIVEVHCF° to C°? Such is environment for modern temp.temperature conversion; temp 2 meanings
1906MORSEVHCOne eating oysters with chips – a short bite?morse(l); ref. ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’
2006-2007
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCLeaders in kraal oddly associated with Masai? That’s wrongly exposedexposed; anag. incl. k, o, & lit.
1804CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)VHCBright mum’ll have epitomised this essence – ‘sloth abandoned’might Brummel; anag.
2005-2006
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWily Bunter: ‘Do d/uck shop payment for buns’. 
2003-2004
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCBath feature, chromium half-outlet traps frothy new lathersCr + esc(ape); anag. incl n; ref The Crescent, Bath
1624BELAYVHCSecure overturned leaky ale barrel’s contentshidden rev.
2001-2002
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)VHCARP lot reports a suspect round?anag.
2000-2001
1502RAPPELVHCKite’s accompaniment – twisted tail of floral paperanag. incl. i, ref Sergeant K. in Farquhar; ‘The Recruiting Officer’
1494MARATHONVHCRe-cast ‘Art’’s caught by Synge’s ‘Playboy’ in long runanag. in Mahon; ref. Christy M. in ‘Playboy of the Western World’
1467CANAPÉVHCWhat introduces cocktails and nibbles at party eveningfirst letters & lit.
1997-1998
1346PHARISEEVHCHeep’s air, dissembling, typifies oneanag. & lit.; ref. Uriah H.
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCParsonic tone’d issue from him soon!comp. anag. & lit.
1220CASSANDRAVHCSaga’s charcter telling woeful tale about ship and sunCa. SS and Ra; misleading ref to the Ancient Mariner
1992-1993
1087OLD SOLDIERVHCEmpty bank deposit – mismanaged oodles left one debtoranag. incl. l, i, dr
1074DEMIREPThirdA bloke’s all excited with one – like Pamella Bordes?comp. anag. & lit.
1990-1991
982ALMANACThirdWhat royal man acceding citeshidden & lit.
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)VHCA fee’s repaid partly over leg broken in soccerhidden (rev.); anag.
891CATVHCWhat might be familiar part of domestic atmospherehidden
1988-1989
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)VHCSubject of Gray poem – time’s ghost o’er lea windingBray; + anag.
1984-1985
631INTERLOCKVHCWhat change-ringer does with co-tinkleranag. & lit.
1983-1984
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDoes effect of fin/e last – urge on in straight course? 
1982-1983
568TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOutside a tent rac/ing enthusiasts hum with Wagnerian excitement 
Ximenes competitions
1968-1969
1049SLANGWHANGERVHCMan like Petruchio tames shrew, repeated nag, encompassing love’s beginninganag. incl. nag, nag, l
1039TEGMEN def. LEGION (Wrong Number)VHCCockroach case: cigarette butts give crime fighters leadfighters; (cigaret)te + G-men
1962-1963
746INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)VHC“P/ig ate the caretaker!” A dramatic impossibilityHarold Pinter
1959-1960
571PESTERVHCClue not given; osmose, morses, crosse, rosace†

 
HCs awarded to K. Thomas
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
  2417 ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2347 ASLEEP
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2325 MASON
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2287 VALET
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2274 SIMPATICO
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2191 PLUG
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2109 THICKETY
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
 
2011-2012
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2014 HACKETTE
  2012 BLOATING
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
  1901 SANITISE
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1849 AUXESIS
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1823 KISS
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
 
2005-2006
  1771 PARTERRE
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1593 MANSUETE
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1550 MEMORITER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1480 SAMARITAN
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1437 MISTLETOE
 
1998-1999
  1376 LOGO
 
1997-1998
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
  1329 PITHOS
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1994-1995
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1161 ADIAPHORON
 
1993-1994
  1147 MAYDAY
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
  1030 PASTILLE
  1021 BEARD
 
1990-1991
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
 
1988-1989
  882 DOSSIER
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
  762 OBELISE
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
 
1985-1986
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
 
1984-1985
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
  635 ROSEMARY
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  564 PARAMENT
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1980-1981
  452 DISSENTERISM
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
 
1976-1977
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  148 BALLYHOO
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1100 BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)
 
1968-1969
  1045 SPLIT / MOUTH (Right and Left)
 
1967-1968
  997 TREACLE
  993 JONATHAN
 
1962-1963
  743 CHEMIST
 
1961-1962
  664 MANIPULATE
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
 


Annual Honours record of K. Thomas
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 0 1
2016-20170 0 6
2015-20160 0 4
2014-20150 0 1
2013-20140 0 2
2012-20130 0 4
2011-20120 0 5
2010-20111 (0, 0, 1) 1 2
2009-20100 0 3
2008-20090 2 3
2007-20080 0 4
2006-20070 2 3
2005-20060 1 5
 
2003-20040 2 2
2002-20030 0 5
2001-20020 1 3
2000-20010 3 2
1999-20000 0 3
1998-19990 0 1
1997-19980 1 2
1996-19970 0 2
1995-19960 2 3
1994-19950 0 2
1993-19940 0 1
1992-19931 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
1991-19920 0 3
1990-19911 (0, 0, 1) 0 4
1989-19900 2 1
1988-19890 1 1
1987-19880 0 2
1986-19870 0 3
1985-19860 0 1
1984-19850 1 2
1983-19840 1 3
1982-19830 1 2
1981-19820 0 1
1980-19810 0 1
 
1977-19780 0 2
1976-19770 0 2
1975-19760 0 1
1974-19750 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 0 1
1968-19690 2 1
1967-19680 0 2
 
1962-19630 1 1
1961-19620 0 2
 
1959-19600 1 0