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P. L. Stone11151690153132Jul 1987Nov 201831y 4mP. Stone
 
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2018-2019
2417ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)VHCPlan buttress repair also rendering to church, a large area crumbling with timeprop + anag.; anag. incl. a, t
2017-2018
2390POISSON D’AVRILVHCPrank victim primarily is Paris noodle not seeing his derriereanag. incl. v less e, & lit.; prank = set in order
2378PROPOSALVHCPair opposite showing spades not clubs in complex Acol biddingpr + op. + anag. with S for C
2373CACOGASTRICThirdSee the undoing of tragic Tosca – tense going with stomach churningc + anag. less t; ref. Verdi opera
2360VIDENDAThirdWonders of the world? Did the ‘Seven’ tripping around, these being outstanding, ace!anag. less these + a
2016-2017
2356PUBLIC SERVANTVHCIn private clubs when bursting one goes for one in officeanag. less I; office = lavatory
2347ASLEEPVHCOne takes a second to undress when retiring latea + s + peel (rev.)
2338TRUMPVHCThe old game competing for tricks, aged whore’s set about ittrick = prostitute’s client; cf. strumpet
2330BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)VHCOut of brass? Give barrel scrape ’n once more make light of being poorb raze ’n; mo pish
2324CELEBRATIONSVHCBlasts from rebel action shaking Syria’s capitalanag. + S
2322VENTRICOSEVHCNo time to throw out corset sadly accepting one’s fat-belliedvent less t + anag. incl I
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCThingamy? One recalled in empty name tossed aroundone (rev.) in anag. incl. n
2313PERFECTVHCBit of patchy ground at Newlands leads to English collapse and tense finishp erf + E, c, t
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)VHCStokes exhausted from good spell but carrying on in matchre in age(s); spell; ref. Ben S., cricketer
2300MISHMASHVHCPlayers’ mix-up? It comes from mishit with Marsh run outmish(it) + Ma(r)sh
2296IMPROPERLYVHCA troop playing crimes wantonly could be acting so ——comp. anag. & lit.
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCTransport eskimo will be on to be like this, perhapscomp. anag. & lit.
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCHaving a flutter backing top tip at Ayr, placed second, overhauled in run-intap tip (rev.); put sub (rev.)
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)ThirdEvent when cheese is tasted, mildest one lacking depthtoasted; mil(d)est one; cheese2
2014-2015
2235CHOCK-A-BLOCKFirstHeaving pack to secure one against the headchock a block; ref. Rugby Union
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCCustomised Citroen —— may be blocking up entire roadcomp. anag. & lit.
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCDaft clot’s been butt of joke so that’ll teach himanag. incl. j
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCBubbly chap with red clothing marks day going south to wondrous premises delivering a million giftsCHAMPERS/PRESSIES; CHAMSPRESIES; m, s in chap re(d); S + anag. less m
2218FOREIGNERThirdBeing from Nigeria a migrant could be this in Gambiacomp. anag. & lit.
2205CUMBERSOMEVHCWe sober men much coordinated can be this when drunkcomp. anag. & lit.
2013-2014
2196SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)SecondClangers in church building? Collapse means constructing a better one using horizontal beamsanag.; anag. incl. a
2187WESTVHCOne going for grand slam, maybe, won converting set pointw + anag.; ref. bridge, tennis
2183SANGRAILThirdQuest for elusive cup? Comp. anag. & lit’s run away with itref. AZ comps.; anag. incl. r, less ’t
2174CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThae making hoo/-ha, everyone’s blootered! 
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCA number of men carving old turkey with new cutting edge to knifecold; c + anag. incl. n less k
2165OUT OF ORDERVHCOR with some fortitude suffering horrific times going over the topanag. less anag.
2148ZOLLVEREINVHCLeague with zero levying formed excluding Germany’s outsidersanag. incl. l less G, y, & lit.
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)SecondGreatly famed flier – dashing one in RAF could be this aceflamed fire; anag. incl. A
2126DESPERATEVHCDead shy speed dater circulating without hopeanag. less d
2118BLOKEISHVHCHow like bachelor riffling Sun for glimpse of whoppersanag. incl. b, with S for w, & lit.; ref. page three girls
2116YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)VHC‘Pro Come Dancing’ – elite duo round off last of ‘Strictly’ before Christmasy + anag. less o
2113PICAROONVHCE.g. Rover or Corsair or Pontiac declining with the passage of timeanag. less t; decline = deviate
2109THICKETYFirstForest of Dean’s this on east side of the Wyethick2 + E, t, y, & lit.
2100A STITCH IN TIMEVHCCouple newly at it, in Chemist obtaining precautionary deviceanag.
2011-2012
2083BEWITCHSecondSpell after tea without runs, pitch losing a bit of paceb(r)ew + (p)itch
2078RÉCOLLETVHCOne from ‘le cloitre’ reformed?anag. less I, & lit.
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCTed smiled after dropping left foot and crushing beetlesanag. less l, ft; ref. beetle-crushers
2062APPLE-KNOCKERVHCHomer, for example, not forthcoming – New York lacking the big hitter(the big) Apple + knocker; ref. H. Simpson; not forthcoming = uncivil
2045CATENATEVHCHaving round after round a teen getting sozzled goes on to vomitcat + anag.
2010-2011
2031EMBROIDERYVHCSewer’s rich output fouling up bay more making all swimming direanag. incl. anag. replacing a’
2027THRENETICALVHCNew College lament their passing Master with mournful songanag. incl. c, less M
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCFive below zero over a period we found to be daunting, much ice on the ground tending to thicken0 v era we; anag. less e; thicken = unite in friendship
2014HACKETTEVHCFilly on paper is the pick, punter ignoring outsidershack + (b)ette(r)
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCCue to start indulging in foaming ale – chap’s first litre vanishing vigorouslygo! in anag. incl. c less l; & lit.
1992FOULARDVHCA wonderful spinning could result in stylish new ——comp. anag. & lit.
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEVHCInspirational stuff lit up Proms’ opening performance of unfinished ‘Requiem’P + anag. less m
1979FAR-OUTVHCWizard! Harry at fourteen taking pains to be champion!anag. less teen; ref. H. Potter, crowned Triwizard Champion
1967SUBORDINATELYVHCToday Brunel is ‘reborn’ by us with ‘olde’ train steaming down the line2 anags.; steaming = very drunk
1949PALFRENIERVHC—— working with gee-gee may produce e.g. e’er finer pelagecomp. anag. & lit.
1945PRISONVHCCells getting ‘religious instruction’ well inside Pakistan’s bordersRI so all in P, n
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCTight skirt squeezing out midriff though holding buttocks in checkcan for kir in skirt; check
2008-2009
1936LITMUS TESTVHCHalf of young new wine is French – it could prove acidlit(tle) must est
1923ELLIPTICVHCFond political spiel turns out to be this load of spincomp. anag. & lit.
1918PALAMPOREVHCLight opera freely embraces florid counterpointlamp in anag.
1908WE THREE KINGSVHCWhat articulates royals’ introduction with the seeking doneanag. incl. r, w, & lit.
1893EARTHYVHCClear the boundary sending long hop out of the groundanag. less bound; clear = unscramble
1888RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn winter I buy de-ice/r, if I can’t I freeze 
2007-2008
1871FAIRY GOLDVHCBligh’s heart pounding throughout mutinous day for Bounty, one imaginesanag. of lig distributed through anag.
1840W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)FirstTeddy boy loved hep toon when rocking ’n’ rollinganag.; ref. Christopher Robin
2006-2007
1823KISSVHCBuss and smack make contact in search of catchfishing vessels
1804CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)SecondGalvanised steel’s chosen to make great wheel for fairfeel for wear; anag.
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHCBistro’s casseroled meat is pure horse – apparently spiced potato goes with itanag. + net; app. aloo SA
2005-2006
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI like blood or a n/asty bit of flesh 
1741LORD NELSONVHCProne on deck, all’s up for him transported with a peckcomp. anag. & lit.; ref. ‘Kiss me, Hardy’
2004-2005
1711MINUSSecondEssential clothing in nipping temperature below zeroin in mus(t)
2003-2004
1667CLARINIVHCTrumpets sound not for Claudio Ranieri, sacked without hesitationCl(audio) + anag. less er; ref. Chelsea manager
1663ARMAMENTARIASecondGP’s gear changing meant strain on armarm + anag. + aria; GP = general practitioner, Grand Prix
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCIncreasing research into care costs initially spells out ‘Alter NHS’res. in c, c; anag.
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCDisplaying this at a shop is giving curious clients phantasmagoriacomp. anag. & lit.
1637AMNESICVHCCessna I’m flying needs seconds to take off, unlike a jumboanag. less s
2002-2003
1611LEISLERVHCPoor lie troubled Els getting right flier at The Belfryanag. + anag. + r; ref. golf course
1589JOKESMITHVHCSmoke joint getting high on it then start to have a funny turnanag. incl. J + it + h
1580MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)VHCFlogging German motors, discounting makes fast profitmotors; anag. less moors
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCCover girl? Breast reduction improved her pulling powershield May
2001-2002
1541CHUPRASSYVHCOne running for office has PR guys chosen primarily for good spinninganag. with c for g
2000-2001
1511DEEP-SEATEDVHCVery fast in the outfield, dry and withered, yielding runs for Dexter, say?deep + sear with Ted for r
1480SAMARITANVHCBit of a saint? A man at end of tether desperately rings ones + anag. incl. r, & lit.
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)FirstWe hear Catholic call ‘Stop reven/ge, order marching through!’…calls to prevent Orange Order…
1999-2000
1450PRETENDANTVHCPartner amazingly holds ten diamonds, right away I claim handten d in anag. less r
1424HEISTThirdSlippery thieves may make Spain very shortly if mixed up with thiscomp. anag. incl. E, v, & lit.
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEVHCViewing beauty spot in the Glenslooks + ee
1394BERGAMOTVHCTake MGA to be re-sprayed orange – treating its outer coat proves essentialanag. incl. r
1372MASTERSTROKESecondSeason’s coup (Murdoch’s)?master’s troke, & lit.; ref. takeover of Manchester United
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCIf s wet I’m at home and blooming miserable, a good book helpsanag. incl. b
1355DIACATHOLICONVHCSanitary cleanser, a remedy for everything nasty I’d catch in looanag.
1336STOCKINGVHCBit of hose leaving thigh on show in act of stimulation(h)ock in sting, & lit.
1325UPROOTALVHCHalted Aussie score with a liberal use of bouncersup root a L; halted = at a standstill; score = have sex
1996-1997
1300OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)VHCBoy the Thames location is fantastic for post-Ximenean’s fifth do!by; for X do anag.; ref. AZ dinner
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCI’m mental about shifting the last trace of dirt awayanag. less t, & lit.
1277NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)SecondPeriod in which we remember brave ones listed as lostanag. less as & lit.; ref. Remembrance Sunday &5 Nov.
1273SIPOREXVHCSoak mostly is cut from appetite for particular brand of hard stuffsip(e) + orex(is)
1260OUT-AND-OUTThirdSouth’s hand, lacking both spades and hearts, in distribution is extreme(S)out(h’s h)and + out; ref bridge
1995-1996
1232The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)VHCDi let us in on lots; how that charm wooed us! 
1207EPOCH-MARKINGVHCEmbattled PM in charge OK – July 4th declaration had such effectanag.; ref. vote for Tory leadership and American Declaration of Independence
1994-1995
1180COLD TURKEYVHCLittle king found in cot rudely fashioned in a disused horse troughK in anag.; disused horse trough = depression front giving up heroin
1993-1994
1147MAYDAYVHCWoman finally released from many hours of labour when crowning takes placema(n)y + day; ref. childbirth, May Queen
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCEC’s ma/in governor seen trying rand marketref. Norway’s EU referendum
1130AGRESTALVHCUncontrolled gales at end of ‘leg-over’ broadcastanag. incl. r; ref Brian Johnstone
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTVHCGIFT for nativity? Surgeon cleverly inserts a sperm at tube’s openingCh. + anag. + t; GIFT = Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer
1126CHEATERYSecondTrumping clubs and hearts, South leaves East very short of a leadc h Ea(s)t (v)ery
1113EMPLASTRUMVHCRemedy for damaged cells – put slammer in order!anag.; ref. Wymott jail riot
1992-1993
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCMerrily our players may take two unknowns and add a third bit of figureanag. less y, y plus g & lit.; ref Head, bodies & legs
1991-1992
1024PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCWaite’s central character released from pounded misery, a guard being there throughoutSEM(PRE SENT)RY; anag. less I; ref. Terry W.
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWill is well – the specialist sho/t tending the bashref Prince William’s accident
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCBush trim? Nation relieved his heart is right as rainr as for US in Bush & 2 meanings
961WAVESONFirstParticular motion’s directed towards floating constituents when the tub is thumpedwave’s on

 
HCs awarded to P. L. Stone
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2395 PURITANISM
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2369 FACETIAE
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2325 MASON
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2270 FENESTRA
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2161 FARRAGO
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2135 LOB
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
 
2011-2012
  2074 BENNET
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2058 ROBUST
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2036 AL CONTO
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2012 BLOATING
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1962 ANADEM
  1958 HANGDOG
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1849 AUXESIS
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1771 PARTERRE
  1762 DUDDERY
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1719 ANHELATION
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
  1641 GADGETEER
  1628 ENCOMION
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1615 RUGATE
  1602 FENESTRA
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1585 SHIATSU
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1554 PEARL
  1537 CAFTAN
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1494 MARATHON
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1454 GET-UP
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1385 PANTRIES
  1376 LOGO
 
1997-1998
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1346 PHARISEE
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1329 PITHOS
  1322 CARPET
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1286 CHALET
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1216 CHAPERON
  1212 HILDING
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1156 TERPSICHOREAN
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1134 TOVARICH
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1065 TANDOORI
  1061 MAGIC
 
1991-1992
  1039 TOLERABLE
  1034 BURLAP
  1030 PASTILLE
  1026 LET-OFF
 
1990-1991
  978 DOUBLE-CENTURY
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  904 VOETGANGER
 
1987-1988
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 


Annual Honours record of P. L. Stone
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YearPrizes
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2017-20182 (0, 0, 2) 2 7 19
2016-20170 8 4 10
2015-20161 (0, 0, 1) 5 4 12
2014-20152 (1, 0, 1) 4 5 9
2013-20142 (0, 1, 1) 5 2 6
2012-20132 (1, 1, 0) 5 4 5
2011-20121 (0, 1, 0) 4 3 14
2010-20110 6 5 12
2009-20100 6 4 11
2008-20090 6 6 12
2007-20081 (1, 0, 0) 1 7
2006-20071 (0, 1, 0) 2 7 26
2005-20060 2 6
2004-20051 (0, 1, 0) 0 9
2003-20040 4 7 28
2002-20030 4 6 24
2001-20020 1 4
2000-20011 (1, 0, 0) 2 5 24
1999-20001 (0, 0, 1) 1 6
1998-19991 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 18
1997-19980 4 6 22
1996-19972 (0, 1, 1) 3 6 9
1995-19960 2 4
1994-19950 1 8
1993-19941 (0, 1, 0) 5 1 11
1992-19930 1 5
1991-19920 2 4
1990-19911 (1, 0, 0) 1 4
1989-19900 0 4
 
1987-19880 0 1