Clues written by R. R. Greenfield
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R. R. Greenfield11461098152130Jul 1945Oct 200863y 3mR. Greenfield
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2006-2007
1784TEARAWAYVHCCannabis, alas, entraps inexperienced madcapraw in tea ay
2005-2006
1753DIAGONALSecondWith end of bigotry, what is shocking in a gay old bishop’s inclination?anag. with y; ref. chess
2004-2005
1719ANHELATIONVHCThis will give agony when contracted in a race, maybehel(l) in a nation, & lit.
1715RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)FirstA spring cuckoo’s strident note anticipates end of April: relief, relief!anag.; re l ease
1698CROSSTIEVHCSupporter run over by train? We have to cancel matchcross tie
1685MINO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn an epidemic MOs should keep cal/culating where the risk is greatest 
2003-2004
1676CRINGE-MAKINGVHCKnight detected in unseemly grimace before HM: that could be ——n in anag. + king, & lit.
1667CLARINIVHCHigh wind in Ivory Coast, punctuated by a drop of light and patchy rainl + anag. in CI
1659SCAREDY-CATFirstI show indecently ready compliance in order to retreat.anag. + C in scat!, & lit.
1650SAPHENAVHCIt has to drain, and starts to have effect near anklesap + first letters, & lit.
1637AMNESICSecondSwizzling in most cases can produce such sotscomp. anag. & lit.
1628ENCOMIONVHCPayment of tribute can bear grievously on incomeanag.
2002-2003
1602FENESTRAVHCSummary fine requires change from nearest hole in the wallf + anag.; ref. PM’s proposed on-the-spot fines
1598PHRASEMONGERVHCPreach good short sermon? With a bit of coaching I could do thatanag. incl. g less c, & lit.
1576FACADEVHCFront line annihilated in swift action of horsefa(l)cade
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCMild? She? That’s unusual, certainlyanag. + ay, & lit.
2001-2002
1567QUEENVHCDame? I could be that in Frenchque en; ref. French playing cards and chess
1524INGRATITUDEThirdFailure to give due credit? Could not this be rotten auditing? Yescomp. anag.
2000-2001
1515SNIDEVHCSuch an aunt could well be unsaintedcomp. anag. & lit.
1506BARE(-)BONESVHCOld rakes seen in strip joints, maybebare bones
1502RAPPELVHCClimb-down by agency in Middle East state is repudiatedpp in (Is)rael
1500GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)VHCHeavy smack with one small platform at mastheadSLOGITOP; slog I top
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWith Bart’s so busy, there’s scarcely a co/urse available 
1467CANAPÉThirdSpecial tip for female in coffee-bar lounge?nap for f in café
1999-2000
1463REVERSIONALVHCDodgy loan after game of cards? It might be coming backreversi + anag.
1459GREATEST (Spoonerisms)VHCEx-magistrate flounders in this maxi law testtallest; comp. anag.
1454GET-UPVHCGear? Use first and second to drive uphillg, e + put (rev.)
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCYou may attain it only after sweatsummit/dor; sudor + it, & lit..
1998-1999
1394BERGAMOTVHCBit of marge can yield this oil if reconstitutedcomp. anag.
1380RAPPORT (Misprints)VHCCriminal charge leads to Pinochet’s opponents rejoicing – ‘tickled pink’rap + first letters; link
1367SANBENITOSVHCMust stains be on dress to show guilt?anag.; must4; ref. Clinton/Lewinsky
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCSlough, peat-bed or swale; there you may find this – true!comp. anag. & lit.; .swale 2 meanings
1355DIACATHOLICONVHCDo not part with this; it could be an old cathartic potioncomp. anag. & lit.
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIn an anglers’ bar I heard ‘… one whi/ch got away’ 
1346PHARISEEVHCSt Paul was one endless source of light, one for the Romans to recognizephar(e) I see; ref Acts 23, 6
1342ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)VHCported plants, hybrid lines, a species of brassica hiding in sackinganag.; in in rape
1334CATACHRESTICVHCDeranging ‘epitaphs’? This in more forms could be characteristic of one Mrs Mcomp. anag. & lit.; ref Mrs Malaprop
1312REST-CUREVHCBy releasing tension it can make you secureranag. less t, & lit.
1996-1997
1303PONIARDVHCSolemn-faced, I darn, plying the old bodkinpo + anag.
1300OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)VHCI’ll carry pedestrian, aged about 100, round road10; X in of + O rd
1294TRANSENNAVHCMaybe, the veil of the temple being rent, Annas shiveredanag.; ref Matthew 27, 51 and John 18, 13
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCWhat Lady Macbeth became? One depressed with 10,000 invadinga + toman in blue
1277NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)VHCBudget time’s traditional drama: we have to pay out about a billionNo + b in veer
1273SIPOREXVHCArtists employ me for modelling; I have little to drink and appetite is lackingsip orex(is)
1995-1996
1242KNOCKERSVHCSmackers? Smart deal with them could secure Ken Clarke’s stardomcomp anag.
1238ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAged cops aid that felon – must be th/ick! 
1232The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)VHCWho aims not to salute the wondrous child? 
1229GRUPPETTOVHCRoulade, perhaps, extravagantly got up with chunks of pineapple enhancing the richnessanag. incl. first letters
1216CHAPERONVHCSatellite shielding vacuous protégée?p-e in Charon, & lit.
1207EPOCH-MARKINGVHCHMG back in power, reorganized, chucking out leaders of barmy wing. That could beanag. less b, w, & lit.
1203CLERICALISMVHCPriests throwing weight about? A monstrous lie, claim RCsanag.
1994-1995
1194DONETVHC‘Ut’ (as in Latin) used with difficulty? This could provide the answerdo net & lit.
1993-1994
1139BENJAMINVHCA coat, this coat, meant Jacob in tearscomp. anag.; ref Genesis 37, 33-35
1126CHEATERYVHCLeger’s domain? They race in fantastic style hereanag.; leger = swindler
1122BASILIANThirdReligious old soul’s collar is worn back to frontba + nail is (rev.)
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)VHCPitcher’s toss, looking stupid, gets man out, caughtanag. in anag.
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCTurning them up can be grisly one seesanag. & lit.
1100CONCORDANCEThirdCompany’s line (fruit bottling) exposes dearth of jarsco. + cord in nance
1992-1993
1078KIRBEHVHCFiasco for biker on first stage of hadj?anag. + h & lit.; fiasco 2 meanings
1069(P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)VHCBeak catches small boy adding moustaches to pin-ups, perhapstich in nose
1048GALLOPADEVHCNot exactly a plod; you must twirl a leg aboutanag. in anag. & lit.
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOn election night PM sho/ok off Labour; opposition stumbled 
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)VHCAfter training, airman (ground) could be constituent of cordon, a cover for troopers emerging from cracks in rockPE + anag.; chaps in ska
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)ThirdCustomer who chunters about the serving of ales etc could make tapster crossaces; anag.
1990-1991
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCRuns clouted by me? Possibly, with boundaries seen in my dreamsanag. less m, s & lit.
956SPEAR-SIDESecondDispraise agnates? So you snarl against us!comp. anag. & lit.
1989-1990
939A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)VHCParamount object is revealed by newspapers: eliminating rogue soccer fanshidden; anag.
908INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCInvited up Everest I said no, wish/ing to help in Nepal 
895TONE DEAFVHCGovernment economists have often messed around, heedless of discord; no defeat changes thisDEA in anag.; anag.
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHCOh, this is what no mothers ought to bearcomp. anag. & lit.
866NECTAREOUSVHCLuscious courtesan, bursting with energyanag. incl. e
857REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)VHCHalf jaunty about diamond finesse, kind of gremlin makes us carelessly drop ace, losing roundice in (jau)nty; anag. less a
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)VHCNot a deep divide? Without a bit of sounding I might be loth to agreedivine; anag. + s
840SONDEVHCSnowed unseasonably, washing out start of Wimbledon – I might have foreseen itanag. less W
1987-1988
816POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)VHCCannabis resin, taken with moderation, induces orgy of generositypot lac ho
805LITOTESVHCSlovenly one with this could not be so elitecomp. anag. & lit.
1986-1987
783CAMPESINOVHCFashion companies – here’s one whose business is growinganag.
764CHILDERMASVHCFrom Herod’s fatal crimes comes this feast or spreadcomp. anag. & lit.
757ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)VHCA persistent inspirer of hope in America on the runanag.; dope
1985-1986
692FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)VHCSlip of paper secured by spike, one advance payment sent backspike; fid, I + sub (rev.)
1984-1985
640MACHETEVHCIn West Indies I slash one caught hard inside the boundarya c H in mete
1982-1983
564PARAMENTVHCOld-fashioned hanging’s a retrograde punishment, so we approve the end of thatrap (rev.) + amen + t
1974-1975
135GABIONADEVHCSconce, perhaps, passed round in a bodegaanag.; sconce = earthwork
1973-1974
100CENTENARIANVHCInane canter upset e.g. the one-hoss shayanag.; ref. O. W. Holmes, ‘The Deacon’s Masterpiece’
97TREBUCHETVHCBaron, in violation of the truce, might bring this outB in anag. & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1145GENIPAPVHCGiven the know-how, you can produce this from a pipgen + anag., & lit.
1968-1969
1015HOAR-HEADEDVHCWhat a surprise! Alec Rose quickly given a title, wearing a grey topper?ho! + A. R. + headed; ref. yachtsman knighted a day after completing round-the-world voyage
1967-1968
1002PILLAGEVHCMounting bitterness in member of black and white group can cause thisgall (rev.) in pie, & lit.
997TREACLEVHCBill the Lizard’s head in a wooden frame—three sisters drew ita/c L in tree; ref. Alice in Wonderland, t. well
1966-1967
941HYPODERMICThirdJunkies resort to this imaginary illness and take in perplexed medicohyp + r in anag.; hyp = hypochondria
1965-1966
898POCHARDVHCOne of the divers fish inhabiting a shellchar in pod
1964-1965
856RODOMONTADEVHCDoctor wants deodorant scattered around; there’s an offensive vapourMO in anag.
834CARRIEDVHCWorried about first signs of rail-fare increase, that’s what passengers arer, i in cared
817WYLIE-COATSVHCThe Law Society’s disturbed by things that gae on in robing-roomsanag.
1963-1964
773FIT-OUTVHCAll you need for a voyage is access to the seafit out; access = fit of illness or passion
1962-1963
746INTERMIT (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWooden-legged Amazons bathe in antiseptic, for mal/es detest itformalin
743CHEMISTVHCBoyle, for example, has teachers shedding tears and then exhibits dimness(tea)che(rs) + mist; ref. Edward B., Min. of Education, and Robert B.
728ALDERMA(N) (N’s missing in def.) (Letters Latent)VHCHaving a fuddled dream after a litre, local bigwig ma-y eat his wi-g at Christmasa L + anag.; 2 defs.; a. = slang for turkey, Brewer
700SOLOMONThirdOne who laid down the law about the first essentials of motherhoodmo(therhood) in Solon, & lit.; ref. 1 Kings 3:16ff, and lawgiver of Athens
1961-1962
690ASCERTAINVHCSectarian ties himself in knots to find the truthanag.
1960-1961
642SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMy mate’s too drunk to stand, but I can t/otter home 
624PSYCHIATER (DLM)VHCA Jugular Jalopy is the car I prescribe for you, if you’re crazy about vintage models 
1959-1960
571PESTERFirstBadger should be here: look closely about both ends of setts(et)t in peer; osmose, morses, crosse, rosace
1957-1958
469DAISYVHCBeing the last of the party on the platform I won‘t get a seat in a carriagedais + (part)y; ref.“Daisy, Daisy”
1953 (2)
249BALMVHCHerb is half way to getting the boot: the rest is still unwrittenbalm(oral); ref. Herbert Morrison MP, Deputy Leader of Labour Party
247VAMPIREVHCThis plaguy bat needs repair with new leather and waxvamp ire; cricket; carrier of rabies
235ASPHETERISMVHCThis doctrine is one spelling the ruin of the misera sp. + anag., & lit..
1952 (2)
206PIEPOWDERVHCDisorderly types with explosive used to settle trade disputes in the old dayspie2 powder; ref. Luddites
205CANTANKEROUSFirstLike a dog in the manger, eating malignantly with intermittent barktan1 in cankerous
198THIRDFirstRiding used to be a cheap method of travel: now it’s a pastime for highbrows3 mngs.; Riding = one third; 3rd class carriage; BBC Third Programme
1952 (1)
190CHEQUERSVHCWho wins this seat? The question is settled by polling amid cries of approvalQu. in cheers; ref. PM’s country residence
188Beware the Ides of March (Anagram)VHCFear Cimber, what he doesor, Fear what he, Cimber, does
186ASHMOLEANVHCA massive building with no end of antiques—don’t make a noise insidesh! in a mole + an(tiques), & lit.; mole5
1945 (1)
2UNSPEAKFirstTake back breathless Gerry’s Derby mount(H)un’s peak; Peak District

 
HCs awarded to R. R. Greenfield
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2008-2009
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2006-2007
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1762 DUDDERY
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1641 GADGETEER
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1615 RUGATE
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
 
2001-2002
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
 
1999-2000
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1439 JOHN CANOE
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1428 CRICETID
  1424 HEIST
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1385 PANTRIES
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1336 STOCKING
  1325 UPROOTAL
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1290 NITERIE
  1286 CHALET
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1225 CURRY
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1161 ADIAPHORON
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
  1134 TOVARICH
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1087 OLD SOLDIER
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1074 DEMIREP
  1061 MAGIC
  1056 ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)
  1052 AGANIPPE
 
1991-1992
  1034 BURLAP
  1013 ALVEARY
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  987 IRON CURTAIN
  982 ALMANAC
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  961 WAVESON
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  930 SABULOSE
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  913 ARCHIBALD
 
1988-1989
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  849 VISITE
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  823 SARBACANE
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  814 SPOUSAGE
  809 DOLCE VITA
  796 UPHOLSTERY
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
  770 HERMITS
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
 
1985-1986
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
 
1983-1984
  618 CRETISM
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
 
1981-1982
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1974-1975
  127 FRITHSOKEN
  123 SCATTERGOOD
  114 PANIC
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
  62 SOLITAIRES
 
1972-1973
  5 SCEUOPHYLAX
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1154 CLARIONET
  1143 MORGIANA
 
1969-1970
  1091 WENCESLAS
 
1967-1968
  1000 THOUSAND
 
1966-1967
  920 ARISTATE (Printer’s Devilry)
  907 SORITES (Misprints)
 
1965-1966
  900 PARAMECIA or PAREOEANS
  882 SNAPDRAGON
  878 ENTOMOSTRACA
  860 CORSAGE
 
1964-1965
  808 WAGONER
 
1963-1964
  804 DETRUNCATE
  800 Charlemagne, Emperor of the West (Anagram)
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
  717 STAR-MAN (Misprints)
 
1961-1962
  660 RUBBER (Misprints)
  647 MADCAP
 
1960-1961
  617 COLOPHONY
 
1959-1960
  573 SCAPEGALLOWS
 
1958-1959
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  467 A humorous definition (Humorous definition)
 
1953 (2)
  255 SCUTTLE
  253 DERATION
  243 LODESTAR
 
1953 (1)
  215 BUCKFASTLEIGH
  213 LEMONADE
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  200 ACCOUNT
  197 SCALES
 
1952 (1)
  189 SALTIRE
  185 STOUT
  184 MEREST / WYOMING (DLM)
 


Annual Honours record of R. R. Greenfield
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VHCsHCsPosition
2008-20090 0 1
 
2006-20070 1 2
2005-20061 (0, 1, 0) 0 8
2004-20051 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 17
2003-20042 (1, 1, 0) 4 4 12
2002-20030 4 3 24
2001-20021 (0, 0, 1) 1 5
2000-20011 (0, 0, 1) 5 5 12
1999-20000 4 7 21
1998-19990 3 6
1997-19980 7 4 9
1996-19970 6 5 12
1995-19960 7 3 9
1994-19950 1 5
1993-19942 (0, 0, 2) 4 5 8
1992-19930 3 7
1991-19921 (0, 0, 1) 2 3 29
1990-19911 (0, 1, 0) 1 8
1989-19900 3 4
1988-19890 5 4 15
1987-19880 2 8
1986-19870 3 3
1985-19860 1 1
1984-19850 1 0
1983-19840 0 3
1982-19830 1 2
1981-19820 0 1
 
1974-19750 1 3
1973-19740 2 2
1972-19730 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 2
1969-19700 0 1
1968-19690 1 0
1967-19680 2 1
1966-19671 (0, 0, 1) 0 2
1965-19660 1 4
1964-19650 3 1
1963-19640 1 2
1962-19631 (0, 0, 1) 3 2 9
1961-19620 1 2
1960-19610 2 1
1959-19601 (1, 0, 0) 0 1
1958-19590 0 1
1957-19580 1 3
 
1953 (2)0 3 3
1953 (1)0 0 4
1952 (2)2 (2, 0, 0) 1 2 7
1952 (1)0 3 3
 
1945 (1)1 (1, 0, 0) 0 0