Clues written by R. S. Morse
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R. S. Morse6367505076Apr 1974Nov 201541y 7m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2015-2016
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCWho’ll show a bit of reason in spite of being persecuted, right?r in anag. + rt, & lit.
2009-2010
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCClub at Preston and Line, suggesting North and Northernanag.; club vt; ref. Preston North End FC
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCRacing men’s pair – what’s on display?anag. & lit.
1967SUBORDINATELYVHCTony Blair used spin as leader? Surely not!anag.
2008-2009
1923ELLIPTICVHCComprehensive slamming of police with list – so flipping unnecessarycomp. anag.; ref. outcry re Bob Quick
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)SecondThe adjective for one in veil?t’ a for I in veil, & lit.
1908WE THREE KINGSFirstChristmas strain’s showing with the bombing offensive against heart of Palestinew + anag. + reeking + s
1906MORSEVHCThis top solver’s an erudite knight (with son entering too)s in (Sir Thomas) More; RSM, son of CJM
1901SANITISEVHCAntiseptics will do this (and TCP too)comp. anag. & lit.
1897WASH-OUTVHCWashington clamour as time runs out to relieve core of Wall Street failureWA shout; as hou(r) in W, t
1888RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCTwo tugs in front should be enough to straighten the line/n 
2007-2008
1862UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)VHCWhat posh ankle socks, lined with a bit of Indian cotton innot akin; I in U + anag.
1856LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA homesp/un Derby hat, redone, is sad to see 
1849AUXESISVHCAustralia’s openers clobbered sixes, ‘going over the top’ in a manner of speakingAu + anag.
1840W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)VHCHoney-lover, upset when honeypot’s out of honey finallyanag. less y
2006-2007
1831MARGINALIAVHCImagine Arsenal matches seen being played with these additions to the side!comp. anag.
1814HIPSTERVHCI love jazz harpist’s tone gets me not as excitedcomp. anag.
1810HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)VHCI will rehabilitate my singing career and, since I aim to impress others, I will use professional help (if I can find a singing trainer who is interested). 
1806INEBRIANTFirstWhat’s drunk as ——? A Ribena isn’t!comp. anag. & lit.
1804CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)FirstGetting rare white Noel, chess set’s being played withwear right; anag.
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCSome sin by Eve? First couple must quit gardenpart err (Ev)e
1750PLOUGHMANVHCHum along furrows following Piers’ lead? That’s what I doP + anag.; ref P. Plowman
1746ENTOMICVHCWasps’ class is epitomised by this nice scrummaging round hookertom in anag.
1741LORD NELSONVHCLandmark’s prime character, with Londoners milling below?l + anag., & lit.
2004-2005
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCPM bristles, voice quavering amid shock of law being overturned (all about detention, primarily)anag. in anag. incl. d
1994-1995
1152PARACETAMOLVHCEndless binge – morning after – alcoholic ending – one should be swallowedace in part(y) + am + -ol, & lit.
1993-1994
1147MAYDAYSecondFirst of month and sign of distress? Yes to bothm + ay, d + ay & lit.
1139BENJAMINVHCCoat from before and name with good fortune involvedb(efor)e + n + jam + in, & lit.
1134TOVARICHFirstThe Russian guy Kasparov’s not half done in the Short guy(Kasp)arov anag. in tich, ref. Chess championship
1113EMPLASTRUMVHCMeasure formerly put on eruption emitting pus?em plast rum(pus), & lit.
1108GREENFirstWhat grass is (even for a fool)e’en for ass in grass, & lit.
1100CONCORDANCEVHCSorted canonic record might be this one, right?anag. less /, r & lit.
1992-1993
1095STINKThirdSmelt it is rank, emitting foul aircomp. anag. & lit.
1084PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)SecondAs a target for cupid must Beatrice be pale?
Till tender love’s arrows reach my matchless grail!
 
1076PARLOUR GAMESVHCAmid the old speeches, the Queen’s my speaker for traditional Xmas entertainmentour gam (= mouth) in panes
1065TANDOORIVHCIndo-roast cooking with no end of spicesanag. less s & lit.
1061MAGICVHCGreat! The Azed’s home and one has Chambers (for the required spelling)mag I C., 2 defs.; i.e. Observer Magazine
1056ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)VHCGo – as Joe Public might, using public transportjoe; 2 meanings
1052AGANIPPEVHCTake a drink from this and you could find page flowinga nip in anag., & lit.
1991-1992
1034BURLAPVHCRough stuff? A Tory broadcast with that could upset Labour Partycomp. anag.
1030PASTILLEVHCA sweetened pill? It could be this we needcomp. anag. & lit.
1026LET-OFFThirdWhat makes Hamlet rant? Missed opportunityi.e. let off Hamlet = ham
1013ALVEARYVHCA volume, archaic, permitting translation of LatinA v early with L transposed, & lit.
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCLoose clippings from hedge rows, slight attack and boldanag. of first letters and lit., i.e. 3 meanings
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCA score by 10 cc – rock beyond culture!20 × 10; anag.
974AVANT-PROPOSVHCWhat’s player’s object in performing Rachmaninov’s last sonata as a prelude?prop in anag.
956SPEAR-SIDEVHCWith this line you might find peers in, ladies outcomp. anag. & lit.; hereditary peerages passed through male line
952STAR (Spoonerisms)FirstOne blessed with a Pierrot’s heart?Hero’s part; St a r & lit.
947SHOULDER-SLIPVHCTreatment to cope with this might give help with discus or pole vaultingcomp. anag. & lit.
1989-1990
930SABULOSEVHCSuch as boules pitchesanag. & lit.
926NERDSecondA simple spinner dries clotheshidden
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCA full series of ‘Neighbours’ literally requires a double X ratingX = Christ, cross
913ARCHIBALDSecondFly by one undisguised? That could be that!arch I bald, & lit.
908INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBeh/est? That spells it out! 
904VOETGANGERVHCAvenger got written out (Steed not required for this role)anag.; ref. former TV series
1987-1988
805LITOTESVHCNew edition of T. S. Eliot? No mean feat, perhaps, for English studentanag.
1985-1986
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCMention Cecil’s first main blunders – that should prevent recallanag. incl. C; ref. Cecil Parkinson
1983-1984
594DOINGSVHCYank diners go, without hesitation, for theseanag. less er, & lit.
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCStray on roads having imbibed Pimm’s No. 1? It’s the sort of thing to get one nickedstray; anag. on roads +P(imms)
1981-1982
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCRansacked chantry sod and the case of Burke might point to meanag. incl. B, e; ref. Burke and Hare
1978-1979
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCLook up skywards – you might see me therehidden rev.
1976-1977
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCConjugation of ‘lie’, ‘guy’, ‘consonantal I’, and ‘where Jock’ll fry’?cram bo J ingle, & lit.

 
HCs awarded to R. S. Morse
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2010-2011
  2014 HACKETTE
  2012 BLOATING
 
2009-2010
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
 
2007-2008
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1823 KISS
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
 
2005-2006
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
 
2004-2005
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
 
1993-1994
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1122 BASILIAN
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1078 KIRBEH
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  969 BUNTER
  961 WAVESON
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
  934 LACE-UPS
  922 REFORMADO
 
1988-1989
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
 
1987-1988
  809 DOLCE VITA
 
1986-1987
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
 
1980-1981
  456 BALADINE
 
1979-1980
  384 OUTSPREADING
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  354 SHEER-HULK
  340 BOOKSIE
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
 
1975-1976
  195 SHILLY-SHALLY
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  118 OPERETTIST (Misprints)
  110 GALLOWS-RIPE
 


Annual Honours record of R. S. Morse
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2015-20160 1 0
 
2010-20110 0 2
2009-20100 3 1
2008-20092 (1, 1, 0) 5 2 8
2007-20080 4 4 24
2006-20072 (2, 0, 0) 3 2 8
2005-20060 4 3 25
2004-20050 1 1
 
1994-19950 1 0
1993-19943 (2, 1, 0) 3 5 6
1992-19932 (0, 1, 1) 5 4 4
1991-19921 (0, 0, 1) 3 6 15
1990-19911 (1, 0, 0) 5 3 8
1989-19902 (0, 2, 0) 4 3 6
1988-19890 0 1
1987-19880 1 1
1986-19870 0 1
1985-19860 1 0
 
1983-19840 2 0
 
1980-19810 0 1
1979-19800 0 1
1978-19790 1 3
 
1976-19770 1 1
1975-19760 0 3
1974-19750 0 2