Clues written by Ms R. Porter & J. Vincent
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2421SPASMODICALVHCA disco lamp’s flickering, going on and offanag.
2017-2018
2408LUNCHEONETTEVHCSnack bar providing cheese (half off) and onion (more than half off) as filling for croissant, perhaps?che on in lunette
2390POISSON D’AVRILVHCFor a joke, one was hung on another’s back in old Paris, so very bizarrelyanag. incl. v; ref. original French custom
2382STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)VHCStarters of soup and tart ready to eat in bartart; s, t, ripe
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCSurface cracks (of a sort) appearing in ‘Shard’, deteriorating with ageanag.
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdAn oldie reti/cently purchased accommodation in Eastbourne 
2338TRUMPVHCThe leaders of today’s Republicanism, unfortunately: Mike Pence and ——first letters & lit.
2324CELEBRATIONSVHCThe primary elements of Christmas entertainment: laughter, extra booze and food for parties!first letters + rations
2015-2016
2287VALETVHCThose leading very affluent lives employ this type of servantfirst letters
2283BARGAINVHCAgree knock-down price for jumble in ragbag? Good going!anag. less g
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCChilcot’s conclusion: report is heading for finish, surprisingly. I’m scepticalanag. incl. t, f
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCPalpitating sensation resulting from grave stroke – spat blood initially then mostly sputum in a distressed statepit pat; b + anag. less m
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCSomething appropriate for tasting at Azed 2250 lunch: drinks, after starter cleared away, having fine qualitytoasting; (s)miles + tone
2014-2015
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHCFare rise? – a risky venture backing one at commencement of electionfire rays; dare (rev.) + I at e
2230GATES OF DEATHVHCDreadful stage characterized by start of decay and human body giving up last of vigouranag. + of + d + ea(r)th, & lit.
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCHead of Selfridges desires a bit of peace before end of December – bargain hunters especially tore apart section for gifts!SHOPPERS/PRESENTS; SHOPESPRENTS; S + hopes+ p + r; esp. rent s; ref. ‘Black Friday’
2213SOLECISMVHCMisuse of semi-colons not acceptable – it’s a grammatical improprietyanag. less on, & lit.
2013-2014
2196SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)VHCBell-like instruments giving stars backing (comprising flat, wooden support!) can be seen in orchestra, beatennames (rev.); hidden
2174CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWhat does a holiday maker in the alps do if he is injured climbing? Su/es! 
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCCook sometimes makes this – half of Xmas bird with last of gravy and, beforehand, starters of hunky edam and nibbleschunky; c, e, n + tur(key) + y; ref. Alastair C., England captain
2161FARRAGOVHCCoen Brothers’ film about two leading characters in ransom mix-upra in ‘Fargo’; ref. plot of film
2157MELODRAMATICVHCDim male actor ludicrously O.T.T. on the stageanag.
2012-2013
2135LOBVHCLoft over Bryans’ heads?first letters & lit.; ref. Bryan brothers, successful US tennis doubles partnership
2100A STITCH IN TIMEVHCSurprisingly Mitt’s a hit since losing support initially – a good example of damage limitation!anag. less s;; ref. M. Romney, US election
2010-2011
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCInclined to make one female egg, leaders of technology intend cloning a ewe or, very unusually, cowhen + O t, i, c; anag. incl. v

 
HCs awarded to Ms R. Porter & J. Vincent
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2018-2019
  2417 ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2403 SWALE (Spoonerisms)
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2395 PURITANISM
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2369 FACETIAE
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2347 ASLEEP
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2325 MASON
  2322 VENTRICOSE
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2300 MISHMASH
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2170 SAYONARA
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
 
2012-2013
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2113 PICAROON
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
 
2011-2012
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
  2053 PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
 
2010-2011
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
 


Annual Honours record of Ms R. Porter & J. Vincent
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 3 6
2016-20171 (0, 0, 1) 3 5 19
2015-20160 5 5 23
2014-20150 4 4 25
2013-20140 5 5 19
2012-20130 2 4
2011-20120 0 4
2010-20110 1 1