Clues written by E. C. Lance
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E. C. Lance3404307438Apr 1959Jul 201859y 3mDr E. C. Lance
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCCracks in skin are not good in eggs (hard boiled)anag. with a for g
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCCorrupt MEP, one engaged in tawdry artificeanag. in tinny
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)VHCScrap in beer garden set back accordhidden rev.; scrap
2296IMPROPERLYVHCRopy prelim results from revising thus?anag.
2279CLEMENTINEVHCPowdered mineral (containing an element of lime) in earth makes a noted fertiliser for rosesl in cement + in e; ref. song v. 6: ‘Grow the roses … fertilized by C.’
2272SNOWMOBILEThirdOne’s bothered about BMW – oil needing to be changed for transport in arctic regionsanag. in anag.
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCNo hint of dryness in supremely mellow drink – an occasion for tasting?toasting; mil(d)est one
2014-2015
2244AVANT-GARDISTEVHCOne such as Paul Gauguin, mouldering in a distant graveanag.
2013-2014
2178PARISONVHCBottles may be produced from this – put one in the coolera in prison
2012-2013
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)VHC‘Endless strip joints disfigured centre of Dorking’ – Mail leaderdives(t); anag. incl. k
2011-2012
2045CATENATEVHCBoth ends of chain have corroded – can it still do this?c ate + n ate
2010-2011
2031EMBROIDERYVHCThis slash is repaired in royal bride’s hem with special decorative stitchingcomp. anag. incl s
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCCourt house has a new marble bust in decorative surroundCH + a + anag. incl. n
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)VHCLikely response to tum pain? Transplanted organ!tame pun; anag.
1997FADOVHCTraditional local music in Algarve city, with outbreak of dancing taking over centre of tourismd for r in Faro
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEVHCPipe contents exhaled with pungent aroma, by the sound of itp(ip)e + ‘reek’
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)VHCLivestock disease: malignant, so causes downfall of African peopleTONGA NAILS
1945PRISONVHCBastille taken in French revolutionary initiations of New Orderpris + N O (rev.)
2008-2009
1927TONSURE (Spoonerisms)SecondTot crept towards nurse unsteadilyto + anag.; tête cropped
1901SANITISEVHCAntiseptic’s deployed to do this with TCP?comp. anag. & lit.
1893EARTHYVHCVulgar rhyme with adult content removed is disjointed, lacking metreanag. incl. a, t, less m
2007-2008
1858HUMONGOUSVHCGigantic hoax at the expense of you and me, ready to be taken inhum + go in on us
1856LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCAlthough some people were ill after eating the freshly caught herring, sal/ted were fine 
1849AUXESISVHCExpansive embroidery: Bayeux’s is blighted by being neglectedanag. less by
1840W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)Third Now the phone’s out of order, he hears a buzzing noise and he sometimes gets a humanag.; ref. Pooh stories
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCDistinctive feature of palace garden party curtailed – the Queen’s beside herself, deranged!part(y) + ER, RE
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdTouring actors in south London sta/re at ham performance 
1750PLOUGHMANVHCForemost in pillage, with no turning aside, a Mongol Hun incorrectly styled ‘A tiller’p + anag. less no (rev.); ref Attila
1733PALESTRAVHCA plaster cast in Graeco-Roman style, perhapsanag.; wrestling style
1996-1997
1284STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)VHCLustrous babe initially emerges from stable (foul-smelling joint)STA(R ANK)LE; sta(b)le
1993-1994
1147MAYDAYVHCHelp required: maid, morning and afternoonmay, day
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTVHC‘HM Treats Princess Disgracefully’ – the Mail may carry this gratuitous article some time in Decemberanag.; Royal/Daily Mail
1980-1981
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFootballers fou/nd fighting ruined the match 
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1091WENCESLASVHCRiotous scenes—law no longer reigns in Pragueanag.; K. of Bohemia; ref. invasion of Czechoslovakia

 
HCs awarded to E. C. Lance
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2017-2018
  2403 SWALE (Spoonerisms)
  2395 PURITANISM
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
 
2015-2016
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
 
2014-2015
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2213 SOLECISM
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2135 LOB
  2126 DESPERATE
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2113 PICAROON
  2109 THICKETY
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2083 BEWITCH
  2074 BENNET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  2012 BLOATING
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1906 MORSE
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1845 UPBRAID
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1792 APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1741 LORD NELSON
 
2004-2005
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2002-2003
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
 
2001-2002
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
 
1995-1996
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
 
1989-1990
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1106 LEXICOGRAPHY
 
1965-1966
  884 MASHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1960-1961
  642 SEETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1958-1959
  534 RAIL-SPLITTER
 


Annual Honours record of E. C. Lance
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 0 4
2016-20170 2 3
2015-20161 (0, 0, 1) 4 4 19
2014-20150 1 5
2013-20140 1 6
2012-20130 1 9
2011-20120 1 5
2010-20110 4 7 29
2009-20100 3 2
2008-20091 (0, 1, 0) 2 4 24
2007-20081 (0, 0, 1) 3 3 15
2006-20070 0 5
2005-20061 (0, 0, 1) 3 6 13
2004-20050 0 1
 
2002-20030 0 1
2001-20020 0 1
 
1996-19970 1 0
1995-19960 0 1
 
1993-19940 2 0
 
1989-19900 0 2
 
1980-19810 1 0
 
1977-19780 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 1 1
 
1965-19660 0 1
 
1960-19610 0 1
 
1958-19590 0 1