Clues written by T. C. Borland
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T. C. Borland5849455871Jun 2004Apr 201813y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2390POISSON D’AVRILVHCA silver spoon I’d collected, not bearing English mark of this date, seemingly Frenchanag. less E; mark = victim of trick
2373CACOGASTRICVHCAbout Cape, original course for cargo, it’s often windyca. + C + anag.
2369FACETIAEVHCCracks in decrepit Fiat, one close to scrappageace in anag. + e
2016-2017
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)SecondBloke seeking landlord as pi/nt flat 
2334ALLELUIAHVHCRecognition of almighty VW failing provoked helluva wailanag. less VW
2325MASONVHCCutting individual, as engaged by Solomon?as in (Solo)mon, & lit.; ref. building of S’s temple
2322VENTRICOSEVHCMisshapen, given corset that’s no goodanag. less g, & lit.
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCElement of rigging in money spent on polling battleanag. less s; poll = remove top of
2313PERFECTVHCFree with TCP, getting wound spotlessanag.
2309GLOBETROTTERVHCRegular migrant to get trouble working, losing universal rightanag. less u + r
2015-2016
2300MISHMASHVHCNo bad term for Hammersmith’s intertwining?anag. less anag., & lit.
2296IMPROPERLYThirdDisgracefully sloppy primer leaving beginners confusedanag. less first letters
2287VALETVHCOne serving of Caesar is healthy2 mngs; ref. Latin
2283BARGAINVHCSteal home after pub and walk it offbar + ga(it) + in
2274SIMPATICOVHCEmperor being taken in by new ‘coat’ is charmingImp. in anag.
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCI pass over flakes after sprinkling some in bowlanag.
2265ESPRIT FORTSecondTurn to ref: trip’s outside the box, he thinksanag.
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)VHCLikely to be back nesting in hole, fluttering tits raise commotionapt (rev.) in pit; bust up
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCChange to ‘lite’ was after gaining inches here?in in anag., & lit.
2244AVANT-GARDISTEThirdOne that could deliver shock to e.g. staid art circlesvan in anag., & lit.
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)ThirdVariety of aerated drinks I lay out, like Spritespray out like light; I in anag.
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCReprehensibly stopping card after six at short holedouble par + king
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCSalutary experience once jobless, taking Tebbit’s tip, circulate?t in anag.; ref. 1981 ‘on his bike’ speech
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)ThirdNuts roasting, I might play carols this month, having time off TV full of glitzORGANIST/TINSELLY; ORGAINSTELLY; anag.; inst + (t)elly
2218FOREIGNERVHCIs it referring to migrant, having forsaken origins?anag. less r, t, & lit.
2205CUMBERSOMEFirstUnmanageable canine harassed Burmese tom, slipping its leadc + anag. less t
2200BRINDISIVHCSea vessel leaving Eastern terminals to reach Italy here?brin(e) dis(h) + I, & lit.
2013-2014
2187WESTVHCIt’s reddest when the sun goes down(Ra)west, & lit.
2174CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCLeftover bones for our poo/r eats 
2170SAYONARAFirstUtter it leaving terminal in Tokyo Narita?say + o Nar(it)a, & lit.
2161FARRAGOVHCAncient mob desperate for Viagra (missing sex)anag. less VI
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)VHCSporty friend spending day on certain lakes down hereSatan lurks; anag. less d
2139DE RIGUEURVHCStandard queried urge to renew failing QEanag. less QE
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)VHCDismal Ikea store boss sounds worried: ‘I’ve surplus stock’hidden; hidden
2122NICETYSecondRevolutionary ‘citoyen’ dropping old politesseanag. less o
2096TRICKVHCSucker, take inr in tick, & lit.
2011-2012
2083BEWITCHVHCSpell Gewicht wrong, getting B for Germananag. with B for G
2078RÉCOLLETVHCBrute Corleone not one to suffer brother who shuns the mob?anag. less one + let
2074BENNETVHCFuzz nab teen concealing a bit of grass at Glastonbury?anag. less a
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCFalse steed, made with hollow interior, covering attackersanag. incl. i, r; covering = clothing/carpeting; ref. Trojan horse
2064COLD TURKEYVHCDamaged rocket duly cutting speed?anag.
2058ROBUSTVHCWith out of bounds on right, leader goes for long ironr OB + (l)ust
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)VHCLittle menace from Hibernian, first shot coming midway through match(I)rish in peer; shot
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOVHCGallery’s filling for As You Like It(b)alcon(y) + to
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)VHCWhat pique one can provoke, sounding cultivatedweak pun; ‘grown’
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEThirdPriest leading High Requiem Mass leaves pungent smokeP + anag. less m
1984ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)ThirdGeorge O.’s now struggling with real crux of deficitanag. incl. I; ref. G. Osborne
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCBradman ultimately held in check by dropping shortn in scat; check; ref. bodyline series
2008-2009
1932NINE-TO-FIVEVHC‘Groovy’ once, even if no rebel with itanag.; groovy = following set routine
1927TONSURE (Spoonerisms)VHCUnited are denied opening after loads spot Wayne’s shovedtons + U (a)re; spot one’s shaved
1893EARTHYVHCDropping aitch, sound unrefinedhearty with h dropped
2007-2008
1875GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)FirstKnowing rules about drainage channel, lift out and get free dropup + ea in r, r; anag.; ref. golf
1866BINGEVHCWhere you might go crazy on case of Glenmorangiebin + G, e, & lit.
1853ANTIQUITARIANVHCPersist, perhaps, in dancing with quaint tiaraanag.; Persist = expert on Persia
2006-2007
1810HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)VHCI’ll discard papers if their crosswords are hideous, just some show-off or pseud overdoing contrivance to grind solvers down – I’ll stick to a setter I enjoy! 
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCDeployment by Germany, for example, infiltrating Maginot’s folly from the eastuse D e.g. all in erreur (rev.), & lit.
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHCRendition of tame set in bar, comprising a couple of empty numbers, dismays a type usually fond of bluegrassanag.; 00 in appals + a
2005-2006
1762DUDDERYFirstSisters and their mother sniffily dictated what Cinders wore about the housecongested pronunciation of ‘nunnery’

 
HCs awarded to T. C. Borland
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2017-2018
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2378 PROPOSAL
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2351 RHAGADES
  2338 TRUMP
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2270 FENESTRA
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
 
2014-2015
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2178 PARISON
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
 
2012-2013
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2113 PICAROON
  2109 THICKETY
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2087 ROCKET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2012 BLOATING
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  1997 FADO
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1962 ANADEM
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1949 PALFRENIER
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
 
2006-2007
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
 


Annual Honours record of T. C. Borland
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20171 (0, 1, 0) 6 5 10
2015-20162 (0, 1, 1) 6 3 4
2014-20154 (1, 0, 3) 5 1 2
2013-20141 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 19
2012-20131 (0, 1, 0) 4 5 16
2011-20120 7 6 9
2010-20110 2 7
2009-20102 (0, 0, 2) 1 6 18
2008-20090 3 3
2007-20081 (1, 0, 0) 2 2 24
2006-20070 3 3
2005-20061 (1, 0, 0) 0 4
2004-20050 0 1
2003-20040 0 1