Clues written by D. & N. Aspland
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D. & N. Aspland5013469954Mar 2003Nov 201815y 8m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2417ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)VHCTo support old salt, plan collection in church (sailor caught in a gale, suffering injury)prop o sal; tar in anag.
2017-2018
2408LUNCHEONETTEVHCBeing served up a cutlet? Then one could be at ——comp. anag. & lit.
2386PENNY-A-LINERVHCWriter that’s hacked inanely to gain only a bit of remuneration?pen + anag. + r, & lit.
2382STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)VHCBroad line’s seen as excellent after Stuart dismisses four tail-endersbroad; St + ripe; ref. England fast bowler
2378PROPOSALVHCForward girl gets hold of a ring – to make this?O in prop + Sal, & lit.
2364COMPOST HEAPVHCConservative MPs hope to spread around a resource to help green shoots?C + a in anag.
2360VIDENDAVHCIn V&A I’d aim to find things it’s essential to see?I’d end in V, A
2016-2017
2356PUBLIC SERVANTVHCPreparing club sarnie with slices of tongue, veal and pork (or TVP) makes one Master of the Rolls, perhaps?anag. incl. t, v, p; see TVP
2351RHAGADESSecondLeaders of DUP and Government share in new arrangement and hide divisions?anag. incl. D a G
2322VENTRICOSEVHCBulging erections found awkward after introduction of ViagraV + anag.
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCA makeshift leader in Trump I’m expecting initially to have no power overseas in New YearT + I’m + e + no p en (Fr. etc) + n, y
2309GLOBETROTTERVHCGet rotor belt fixed – one may need to do a lot of flyinganag.
2015-2016
2296IMPROPERLYVHCDeclaration of profession by hooker, a lady wanting publicity in an unseemly wayI’m pro + per + l(ad)y
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCI’m unfit for pi set, having what’s original in religious thought?anag. + r, t, & lit.
2014-2015
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCSilly bloke in a Romeo beginning to draw up alongside Golf, i.e. ——?anag. incl. R, d, + G, & lit.
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCStar entering stable a long time back, Christmas carol said, lit up a kingSTALLONE/LEONIDAS; STALNOELIDAS; eon (rev.) in stall; Noel + anag.
2213SOLECISMVHCAwkward social mistake? One might find it aka ——comp. anag. & lit.
2013-2014
2191PLUGVHCAmalgam centrally fixed in canine?l in pug, & lit.; tooth filling
2178PARISONVHCTwo incomplete vocal works by P. Glass about to be finishedP + ari(a) + son(g); ref. Philip G.
2161FARRAGOVHCScramble return of service before bit of rally and a pass? It could be Rafa and Rog playing!RAF (rev.) + r, a go; anag., ref. Nadal/Federer
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)ThirdFor inner malfunctioning (not runs), one might be a fig buyerbig fire; anag. less r
2139DE RIGUEURVHCTerm in etiquette and dress. Proper, socially acceptable and right? That’s about it!e rig in due U r, & lit.
2135LOBVHCWhat’s floated ball over? Laver ——, perhapscomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Rod L., former Australian tennis star
2126DESPERATEVHCMisprint of ‘separated’ with E for A makes one furiousanag. with e for a; ref. common misspelling
2116YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)FirstPro Come Dancing star who is released from reality show duties around Christmasanag. less anag.
2109THICKETYVHCHints of endearing traits in someone who’s daft as a brush?e, t in thicky
2011-2012
2058ROBUSTVHC‘Constitutionally healthy’ EU denied by euro knockers(EU)ro bust
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCErring re prize, has AZ wrongly disregarded this cheeky one?anag. less anag.; prize
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOSecondFixed cost of a meal in bar unexpectedly same if ——?anag. less anag., & lit.
2031EMBROIDERYVHCGet married with ‘obey’ involved: not a detail the spinster wanted adding?anag. less a; spinster (obs) = spinner; ref. royal wedding
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCDemand respect from designs re a move involving West Ham’s ultimate decamping – that should pacify worried IOC, thenanag. incl. W less m; anag.; ref. WH’s more legacy-respecting bid
1997FADOVHCMelancholy song that would be lame if transposed from minor to major?fa-do in minor becomes la-me in major
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEVHCWhat’s US pipe require? Pure —— is misconceived, perhaps!comp. anag. & lit.; ref. strength of tobacco
1984ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)VHCNo backtracking about criminal war lie told by Mr Blair?anag. in no (rev.)
1979FAR-OUTVHCAvant-garde panned as ‘art fou’anag.
1967SUBORDINATELYVHCHaving no leads, Morse sat in pub and idly puzzled – as Lewis would do?anag. less first letters of words 4-7
2008-2009
1936LITMUS TESTVHCLet’s put this piece of measurement to work: one can get pH with ——comp. anag. incl m, & lit.
1918PALAMPOREVHCPakistan’s opener advanced and hit ball right over head of extra coverP a lamp O r e
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCVirginal playing gavotte got intermittently lost and left behindanag. less got + l
1906MORSEVHCTheme using this code’s to get turned into Some Mothers sig tunecomp. anag.; ref. TV series ‘Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em’, signature tune of which used Morse code
2007-2008
1849AUXESISVHCSex up bit of intelligence as fodder for awful USA exaggerationsex (rev.) + I all in anag.
1836POSTHASTEVHCDisc having slipped, osteopath’s around immediatelyanag. less O
2006-2007
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCThese tribal chiefs rend dresses, resulting in naked Maoris?naked; comp. anag.
1814HIPSTERVHCCat hour: time spent by one having a nap?h + (t)ipster; ref. catnap
1810HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)VHCMake haste to get teacher, a person who’d impress the need for pure sound on me, after I acquire interest in learning organ. 
1788ETHEREAL OILSVHCAre these liquidised to capture essences of aloe and lily?lo, il in anag., & lit.
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCRose displays (among other things) pert rear to doctoranag.; ref. ‘Doctor Who’
1750PLOUGHMANVHCDash of pickle and half of loaf, united with hint of Gruyere and cured ham: the essence of lunch for me!p lo(af) U G + anag. + n, & lit.
1733PALESTRAVHCDevelop per Atlas here?anag. & lit.; ref. Charles A.
2004-2005
1719ANHELATIONVHCOne has to inhale with difficulty to show thisan + anag., & lit.

 
HCs awarded to D. & N. Aspland
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2395 PURITANISM
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
  2369 FACETIAE
 
2016-2017
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2338 TRUMP
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2300 MISHMASH
  2287 VALET
  2283 BARGAIN
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2270 FENESTRA
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2187 WEST
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2122 NICETY
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2074 BENNET
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2014 HACKETTE
  2012 BLOATING
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1958 HANGDOG
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1901 SANITISE
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1845 UPBRAID
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1823 KISS
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  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
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1762 DUDDERY
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1711 MINUS
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1663 ARMAMENTARIA
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
 


Annual Honours record of D. & N. Aspland
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 6 6 19
2016-20171 (0, 1, 0) 4 5 15
2015-20160 2 8
2014-20150 3 5
2013-20140 3 5
2012-20132 (1, 0, 1) 4 4 8
2011-20120 2 8
2010-20111 (0, 1, 0) 3 8 15
2009-20100 4 7 27
2008-20090 4 7 24
2007-20080 2 7
2006-20070 4 7 26
2005-20060 3 6
2004-20050 1 6
2003-20040 0 5
2002-20030 0 1