Clues written by R. Gilbert
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R. Gilbert3411325836Feb 2006Nov 201812y 9m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2395PURITANISMVHCSally, equivocal about object of education, is first to mention what influenced Milton and BunyanRita in pun + is m; ref. play/film, ‘Educating Rita’
2378PROPOSALVHCA lesion primarily associated with leg bone; bending of the knee often precedes itprop os + a l
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCCracks appearing in Right – hell overwhelming Government and Theresa at lastG a in r Hades
2015-2016
2283BARGAINVHCFalls back behind first of bays, losing a hard struggle at Ayrb + Niag(a)ra (rev.)
2279CLEMENTINEVHCDon’t mince eel. Do cut and then mix in a little orangeanag. less do
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCFor him, the early principles of Enlightenment savants prove religion is the foe of rational thoughtfirst letters & lit.
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCEffect of certain lingerie’s a disturbance of passions, beginning with sex appeal hitting spot, generating singular palpitationsbust up; p + it + pat
2014-2015
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)VHCLight that guided the Magi perhaps and many a miserable wretch, vision in which art’s redefined instantlyLOADSTAR/STRAIGHT; LOADSRATIGHT; loads rat; anag. in sight
2213SOLECISMVHCFish is caught in Cam but not using a gaffsole + is in C(a)m
2013-2014
2187WESTVHCMethodist preacher recanting line on First Letter to Thessalonians – or one of the Timothys?Wes(ley) + T; ref. T. W., actor
2178PARISONVHCA satisfactory round’s achievable. As I speak, it’s evenly balancedi.e. par is on
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCFive sore old regulars caught for all to see nipping into erstwhile hostelryscore; c + U in entry
2011-2012
2087ROCKETVHCPigeon? It’s preferred to rook for roastingrocker with ’t for r
2070MISTREATMENTVHCRecollect onset of trauma, a first memento – of this?comp. anag. incl. t
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCI had stair carpet messed up – these chaps astir?comp. anag. & lit.; up = excited
2049PARTY-POOPERVHCFor instance LibDems passed motion on ‘European Right’ – a source of social discontent?party poop + E, r
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOVHCFancy a cool planet? Desperate plea ignored: ‘Not coal!’ – crazy! Thus the choice is oursanag. less anag.; anag.
2031EMBROIDERYVHCThis worn with tiara could be a rare item by Diorcomp. anag. & lit.
2014HACKETTEVHCEdit Heat, OK, etc? If out of ordinary, she mightanag. less o
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)SecondConfounded organ needed leak – peed in fantastic volumesPeake, lead; anag.; ref. Titus G., Mervyn P.
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEVHCEdmund’s head required after dubious quip about Queen Bess’s ‘piquant snout’ER in anag. + E; ref. Blackadder
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCAs was said of North: peculiarly inept … lost, ultimately, former empire in Americaanag. incl. r, e, n, a; ref. Lord North
1962ANADEMVHCWhat betrimmed a Naiad’s swept-back locks?hidden rev., & lit.
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHC‘Amateur’ communications manager’s rewiring causes shockretiring; am. UART (all rev.)
1945PRISONVHCWhere internment begins to eat into a man’s soul, the essence of liberty lostI in person less (lib)e(rty), & lit.
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCA nip of Scotch about noon’s how tippling starts, leading to needing moreS ca. n t; nip
2008-2009
1927TONSURE (Spoonerisms)VHCFormer minister’s called Brown ‘washed-up object of scorn leading a moribund operation’snot (rev.) + ure; bald crown
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCOne with Abbey habit? Time he invested in Bulgarian currency after recessiont + a2 in lev (rev.)
1893EARTHYVHCThe world’s mighty short of energy. Crude’s what’s needed!earth + (might)y
2007-2008
1862UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)VHCThe name again? ‘Sot’ if one’s having a stiff Scotch!same … not; un a like3
1858HUMONGOUSVHCGiven time, enough constant sumo wrestling can make contestant thiscomp. anag. with t, & lit.
1845UPBRAIDFirstBounce? At an end. Help! … Brown’s bottledbr. in up aid; see bounce
2006-2007
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCClan chiefs exposed as leaders of affluent minority appropriating kudos of Shaka’s impisexposed; first letters
1784TEARAWAYVHCReckless Scots greeting what Hadrian built to pen them ina wa’ in teary

 
HCs awarded to R. Gilbert
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
 
2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2325 MASON
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2313 PERFECT
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2287 VALET
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2205 CUMBERSOME
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2122 NICETY
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2113 PICAROON
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2083 BEWITCH
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2053 PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  2012 BLOATING
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1958 HANGDOG
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1849 AUXESIS
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1758 BIMBETTE
 


Annual Honours record of R. Gilbert
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 2 5
2016-20170 1 5
2015-20160 4 4 28
2014-20150 2 2
2013-20140 3 5
2012-20130 0 6
2011-20120 4 6 26
2010-20111 (0, 1, 0) 3 6 15
2009-20100 6 3 11
2008-20090 3 5
2007-20081 (1, 0, 0) 2 5 24
2006-20070 2 4
2005-20060 0 1