Clues written by Dr S. J. Shaw
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2417ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)FirstSunday’s offerings get two answers arranged with a ‘Right & Left’ design, a line below favouring Chambersanag. incl. a, a, r, l: pro + pos + a l
2412UBIQUARIANVHCHeavy metal AC/DC number eclipses Queen song worldwideQu aria in U(ranium) bi n
2017-2018
2395PURITANISMVHCFramework of ideals adopted by prim aunt possibly?i, s in anag. & lit.
2386PENNY-A-LINERVHCHack not quite earning plenty with no end of textanag. less g, t, & lit.
2382STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)VHCModifying Ford with this, as sign of velocity, might suggest fast pro drives!pro; comp. anag. incl. v, & lit; ref. go-faster stripes (qv)
2378PROPOSALVHCPlan to proceed with sin in novel format is ‘Indecent ——comp. anag. & lit.; ref. Jack Engelhard’s 1989 novel
2376SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)SecondWandering star is seen welcoming three leaders from Orient with presentsfirst letters in anag.
2373CACOGASTRICSecondSuch persons may be disposed to gripe, so can act crosscomp. anag. & lit.
2364COMPOST HEAPThirdScraps of organic matter piled outside, feeding cultivated patchesfirst letters in anag., & lit.
2360VIDENDAVHCSuggestions of visiting iconic destinations before death, a bucket list perhaps?first letters + end, a
2016-2017
2347ASLEEPVHCHow a silent corpse, not having tics nor stirring, could mistakenly appearcomp. anag. & lit.
2338TRUMPThirdShould ultimate power go to his head, he could start provoking the Russians and upsetting Mexicoinitials with p moved up, & lit.
2334ALLELUIAHSecondResounding ‘Thank God!’ is one possible outcome should Left and EU hail change following Article 50a L + anag. incl. l; ref. Brexit
2330BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)VHC Support by Azed’s core number is unashamed whilst without entries this comp could be construed as dullbra + ze + n; anag. less first letters
2325MASONVHCOriginally medieval artisan sculpting symmetrically cut stonesfirst letters + on, & lit.
2324CELEBRATIONSVHCWhat Jesu essentially gives rise to when associated with improvised crib at Noelanag. incl. es, & lit.
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCA salt may be resolved to stop many a neat line getting tangled with a ——comp. anag. & lit.
2015-2016
2296IMPROPERLYSecondDoctor acting thus to get priority GMC panelcomp. anag. & lit.
2287VALETVHCA male servant may be disposed to earn money as thiscomp. anag. incl. m, & lit.
2274SIMPATICOVHCFrom roots in Grecian lingo this may translate to ‘of a common spirit’comp. anag. incl. n, o, & lit.
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCManoeuvring with skis, this may give Eskimo bliss on first sign of winter!comp. anag. incl. w, & lit.
2270FENESTRAVHCConstructing rooms with a —— could allow Romans to see farcomp. anag. & lit.
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCTerm for rationalist (French in origin) or embodied by rebellious priestt, F, or in anag., & lit.
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCWhere Judy from Oz, for example, might harbour criminal gentsanag. in Garland, & lit.; see Judy
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCDisturbance in chest excited heart of victim to keep it pathologically palpitatingbust up; hidden centrally
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCObject numerically evaluated originally by Roman pen on start of trekpeon; miles + t + first letters; & lit.
2014-2015
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHCWrongly eject strays to root out missing caninestrongly … rays; eradi(c)ate
2230GATES OF DEATHFirstThese part to reveal alternative fates, God above and devilish heat belowanag. + anag., & lit.
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCPossible result of kerb being busy with loading upanag. & lit.
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCJesus’s noble act on cross can give us an —— ——comp. anag. & lit.
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCTip of nose in Rudolph’s headgear lights eastern worker in bay windowORIENTAL/LANTERNS; ORIEANTLERNS; n in antlers; ant in oriel
2205CUMBERSOMESecondShifting such loads and dropping nothing might give me broad musclescomp. anag. less 0, & lit.
2200BRINDISIVHCItalian song inciting drinking, principally circulated by regulars in bars and innsalternate letters + I, s, i, d (rev.), & lit.
2013-2014
2191PLUGVHCPiece of publicity and term for something packing lumenlu in p, g, & lit.
2187WESTVHCCyclically, sun heads for this whenever evening’s beginnings, t, w, e cycling, & lit.
2183SANGRAILVHCHoly Arthurian dish, initially leaving knight Sir Galahad bewilderedanag. less h, a, d, incl. n, & lit.
2170SAYONARAVHCExchange as heard in Nagoya, heading awayanag. less heading, & lit.
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCTop batsman’s sore perhaps when taking nothing from Courtney bowlingscore; anag. less 0; ref. C. Walsh, former WI fast bowler
2165OUT OF ORDERVHCWhen cashpoint’s like this it could be I can’t shopindicating anag. & lit.
2161FARRAGOFirstTerm for clutter encapsulated by jumbled contents of garage and loftr in anag. less outer letters, & lit.
2157MELODRAMATICVHCActress once wrestling with dilemma might create such scenescomp. anag. & lit.
2152STUFFED SHIRTVHCHe’s stiff and turgid, bumbling without signs of genuine importanceanag. less g, i, & lit.
2148ZOLLVEREINVHCOrganizing this way forerunner of Germany could create a levy lowering zonecomp. anag. incl. G, z, & lit.
2012-2013
2139DE RIGUEURFirstFashion guru’s term, Gallic in origin and required without questionanag. incl. u, g less q, & lit.
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)VHCOriginally Muslim aristocratic leader in Kashmir bars shabbily presented Dervishes if whirling without special order of sherifinitial letters & lit.; anag. less anag.; ref. Muslim mendicant order
2126DESPERATEFirstSmash US TV series heaped woe for such housewivescomp. anag. & lit.
2113PICAROONVHCSomeone pursuing organized piracy in the main (excluding Smee!)anag.less y + (s)o(me)on(e), & lit.
2109THICKETYVHCSuch a shaw’s deep brush could be ground packed with bushy ash treescomp. anag. & lit.
2100A STITCH IN TIMEVHCRepair that is ultimately economic before fashionable item unravelsanag. incl. c + in + anag., & lit.
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERSecondThis kind of shot constitutes one stiff drinkcomp. anag. & lit.
2087ROCKETVHCThis makes huge din when applying acceleration for start of orbitracket with o for a, & lit.
2074BENNETThirdNovel by Austen (made into films) reveals —— family maids to uscomp. anag. & lit.
2070MISTREATMENTVHCThis abuse of mongrel could reveal fearsome beast in muttcomp. anag. & lit.
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCThese coleopterans have varied diet on carpet, meal or seedscomp. anag. & lit.
2062APPLE-KNOCKERVHCThis crude hand could be cropper and knuckle-head abroadcomp. anag. & lit.
2049PARTY-POOPERVHCType of person poor at mixing, not animated so often!comp. anag. & lit.
2010-2011
2040EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe Summer holiday’s com/mended at school 
2027THRENETICALFirstComposing such poems could show I lament the corpsecomp. anag. & lit.
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCHave Egypt’s leaders, not in charge of peace process westward in view, a revolt to subdue?h, E + not i/c; hidden rev.
2000TWO THOUSANDThirdYes, setter with this number (Z) could make Azed-ers shout ‘Twenty tons!’comp. anag. incl. n, & lit.; Z = 2,000
1997FADOVHCSong and dance with origin in folk primarilyf + ado, & lit.
2009-2010
1962ANADEMVHC——’s role (a spiral ring) could be as Nero’s imperial garlandcomp. anag., & lit.
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)VHCSickly animal once signifying wasting disease of livestockLOSING ANAEMIC
1949PALFRENIERVHCPerson holding frisky foal, leaving ring, by loose rein?anag. less o + anag. all in per., & lit.
2008-2009
1923ELLIPTICVHCCertain pills we can mould to be … (answer)comp. anag. & lit.
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCInitially virgin in ancient Rome and elsewhere subsequentlyv + et al., & lit.
1910BARPERSONVHCThis politically correct s/he could serve up beer or schnappscomp. anag. incl. PC, & lit.
2005-2006
1771PARTERREThirdRepertory theatres have ground storey – the ——comp. anag. & lit.
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFor man I cure of cut I clean (or a n/ick is needed) 
2000-2001
1511DEEP-SEATEDVHCUnderlying rate rises worry journalistspeed (rev.) + eat ed.
1500GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)VHCNarrow boat docked quite carelesslyBARGITQUE; barg(e) + anag.

 
HCs awarded to Dr S. J. Shaw
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2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2403 SWALE (Spoonerisms)
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2369 FACETIAE
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2351 RHAGADES
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2313 PERFECT
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2283 BARGAIN
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2213 SOLECISM
 
2013-2014
  2178 PARISON
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2135 LOB
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2083 BEWITCH
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2014 HACKETTE
  2012 BLOATING
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1918 PALAMPORE
 
2006-2007
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1762 DUDDERY
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2000-2001
  1502 RAPPEL
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
 


Annual Honours record of Dr S. J. Shaw
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20183 (0, 2, 1) 5 5 4
2016-20172 (0, 1, 1) 5 5 7
2015-20161 (0, 1, 0) 7 3 6
2014-20152 (1, 1, 0) 5 4 8
2013-20141 (1, 0, 0) 9 2 4
2012-20132 (2, 0, 0) 4 5 8
2011-20122 (0, 1, 1) 5 4 7
2010-20112 (1, 0, 1) 3 6 9
2009-20100 3 4
2008-20090 3 2
 
2006-20070 0 1
2005-20061 (0, 0, 1) 1 4
 
2000-20010 2 3
1999-20000 0 1