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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2011-2012
2058ROBUSTVHCWanting a coffee break after beginning to regret a drop of oatmeal stoutrobust(a); r o bust
2049PARTY-POOPERVHCWet blanket? Try (soft) loo paper when changing (don’t use end of roll!)anag. incl. p, less l
2045CATENATEVHCPuke, having misguidedly eaten something like sausagescat + anag.; something adv
2010-2011
2040EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSeveral dolphins were sighted ahead that night and mor/n 
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCSurround for fireplace? One with little latent heat within raised to ambient temperaturean L in chambré
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCCow, duck and discordant weaver bird ear’s inclined to render concordant0 + anag.; hen + otic
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)VHCPeak won is rewarded with this gold set in jade – that’s climbing!weak pun; or in nag (rev.)
2009-2010
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCShock occasioned by gold found stashed in rickety pramtram; Au in anag.
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCPinch trade from old gardener with inadequate supplies(Trade)scant; pinch
2008-2009
1936LITMUS TESTVHCNew wine bottle, lowest-alcohol (according to admen) – check for aciditymust in litest
1908WE THREE KINGSThirdOur first course was from the east: moist, hot, smoky portion of samosawet h reeking s
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERVHCHe indulges, but gets others to pay dodgy dealer for Ecstasyanag. incl E
1879LITTER BASKETVHCRambling blatherskite, hour wasted, has time and place for rubbishanag. less h + t
1856LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSelf-advertising eccentricity accounts for the celebrity da/ted from 1940 onwards 
1853ANTIQUITARIANVHCMy beliefs are old-fashioned, quaint, eccentric, heretical … That’s about it!it in anag. + Arian
2006-2007
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCTribal chiefs in Samoa, with bared skin, dancingbared; anag. incl. (s)ki(n)
1814HIPSTERVHCMonk, among others, sent me ‘Henry and Turbulent Priest’h + anag.; ref. Thelonious M, jazz pianist
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCDistressed drug user starts to experience extreme reaction, encountering phoney ‘horse’ perhapsanag. incl. first letters; ref heroin & Trojan war
1788ETHEREAL OILSVHCI see allegro is transposed – ignoring for example Bach’s sources?anag. less e.g.
1784TEARAWAYVHCRash? If weeping, you can use clean tissue to wipe thistear1 away
2005-2006
1779NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)FirstThis is fresh oat scone WI exhibits (just a slice thereof)out; hidden
1762DUDDERYVHCWhere you’d find useless bowler, bit of brim missing?dud der(b)y, & lit.
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSVHCFive hundred pounds, not a thousand, I claim makes you a wealthy personmon(K)ey bags
1719ANHELATIONVHCHalt this respiring condition? National Health could give it treatmentcomp. anag.
1715RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)VHCSee Lear, exasperated, surrender, hoarsely uttering damnation of ‘parings’anag.; anag. ref ‘King Lear’, 1, 4, 190
1702WORDSMITHERYVHC‘Do writs rhyme with fits?’ – Logodaedaly Carroll excelled atanag.
2003-2004
1650SAPHENAVHCQuivering aspen has little square leaves, example of inferior venation, largelyanag. less s
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)VHCDismal? Try wine blended with a spot of Lipton’s port, name to conjure with – champion!L in anag.; anag.
2002-2003
1602FENESTRAVHCWindow typically painting sun on English nave (ancient) from eastern endart s E nef (all rev.)
1598PHRASEMONGERVHCChurchill, for instance, dashing German hopes about end of warr in anag.
1589JOKESMITHVHCPal leaving, order him jestbook: Joe Miller, sayanag. less bo
2001-2002
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCCook? Fricassee man is rare term for him!anag.
1528STROP (Spoonerisms)VHCWhat’s used for boning in harbours east to west, Grimsby and Padstow, say?honing in barbers; ports (rev.)
1524INGRATITUDEVHCAir in G, short tenor duet, adapted theme from ‘Blow, blow thou winter wind’anag. incl. t; ref. song in AYLI, ‘…as man’s i.’
2000-2001
1502RAPPELVHCAlarming rattle, or tremulous rale, leads to pulmonary pneumoniaanag. incl. p, p
1492The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)VHCI sailed ‘over there’. A chart? You must be mad! – C.C. 
1480SAMARITANVHCAs Martina faulted, might one give service ‘on the line’?anag.
1476LIGNIPERDOUSVHCDestroying wood pigeons, I’d rule out obliterating the lastanag. less e
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)SecondHardy campers don’t mind if a day’s we/ight of snow covers them 
1467CANAPÉVHCSavoury titbit – it could make appearance rehashed, with fruit fillinganag. less pear
1999-2000
1446NEWSPAPERDOMVHCPress centre of fastening down, Pampers needing adjustmentanag. incl. e; ref nappies
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCPrime suspect in Scotland Yardjammy/louse; jalouse + y.
1998-1999
1411LOOK-SEEVHCButcher’s unrestrained, bagging a thousand before end of Junek in loose + e; ref. Mark B., cricketer
1385PANTRIESVHCLittle cakes, not square but new, more than one butteryn for s in pastries
1380RAPPORT (Misprints)SecondCriminal charge – or, in past, delationrap + or in pt; relation
1997-1998
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWith exercise, not overdo/se, muscle must be relaxed 
1346PHARISEEVHCWrithing, Heep’s air betrays himanag. & lit.; ref. Uriah H.
1338SMART ALECVHCMalpractices could be revealed by one police constable with this clever dickcomp. anag. incl. I PC
1325UPROOTALVHCPour a lot out – it’s more effective than paraquat!anag.
1322CARPETVHCThree-to-one favourite following Arc upsetanag. + pet; ref. Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe
1316FINGERLICKIN’VHCExceedingly fine ceiling Frink crafted (nobody’s attributin’ this to former arts minister!)anag.; ref. Elizabeth F., and toe-sucking attributed to D. Mellor
1312REST-CUREVHCThis’ll recharge your batteries: current’s variable, not using nuclear energyanag. less N + e
1996-1997
1290NITERIEVHCBit of territory between Northern Ireland and Eire, seething hot spott between NI and Eire (rev.)
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCReformed Episcopal, Dutch, engaged in sanctimonious expression of moral sentimentsRE D in pi cant, & lit.
1229GRUPPETTOVHCGrey overtaking favourite before turngr. up pet to
1212HILDINGVHCOnce craven pupil accepts flogging? On the contrary!L in hiding
1994-1995
1200Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)VHCI run one out, one who’s scored 100(C)EN(T)URION; anag.
1181SLADEVHCPorridge was served in this small square scoops + lade; ref. TV comedy series
1169BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)VHCSprightly, black and supple runner is abused, losing first and last of reputation – like Johnson?b + lithe; anag. less r, n; ref Dr Sam J., called ‘the Great Bear’
1993-1994
1130AGRESTALVHCPloughing Greats, one student’s rusticatedanag. + a L

 
HCs awarded to E. Cross
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2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2083 BEWITCH
  2074 BENNET
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2014 HACKETTE
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1958 HANGDOG
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1906 MORSE
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1849 AUXESIS
  1845 UPBRAID
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1797 HEART
 
2005-2006
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1737 ANIMUS
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1711 MINUS
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1667 CLARINI
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1646 BLACK
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
  1628 ENCOMION
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1596 GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)
  1593 MANSUETE
  1580 MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1559 THEOLOGASTER
  1550 MEMORITER
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1494 MARATHON
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1454 GET-UP
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1424 HEIST
  1419 SPLODGE
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1398 PERMETHRIN
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1376 LOGO
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1363 MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1342 ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)
  1334 CATACHRESTIC
 
1996-1997
  1307 AGILE (Spoonerisms)
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1216 CHAPERON
  1203 CLERICALISM
 
1994-1995
  1194 DONET
  1190 DENARIUS
  1186 GRISELDA
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1174 DINGLE-DANGLE
 


Annual Honours record of E. Cross
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2011-20120 3 3
2010-20110 4 4 29
2009-20100 2 7
2008-20091 (0, 0, 1) 1 6
2007-20080 4 7 24
2006-20070 5 4 21
2005-20061 (1, 0, 0) 1 10
2004-20050 4 5 22
2003-20040 2 11
2002-20030 3 8
2001-20020 3 3
2000-20011 (0, 1, 0) 5 5 12
1999-20000 2 8
1998-19991 (0, 1, 0) 2 7 18
1997-19980 7 3 9
1996-19970 1 8
1995-19960 3 7
1994-19950 3 5
1993-19940 1 0