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2016-2017
2338TRUMPVHCBrick one set on a new wall2 meanings
2322VENTRICOSEVHCStout Cortes: name I’ve conjured withanag. incl. n
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)VHCReach concert in time to catch group belting out C & W(c)re(w) in age; time; Country & Western
2300MISHMASHVHCSalad contains e.g. sliced potato – it must be tossedmish(it) + mash
2296IMPROPERLYVHCMight one who’s into bondage demand intimate embracing thus?roper in imply
2287VALETVHCA TV listing? Inside it, Le Figaro provides onele in anag.; ref. opera character
2014-2015
2209(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)VHCTime cases of exotic bier will be drunkt in anag. of outer letters, & lit; ref. Oktoberfest
2013-2014
2174CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCrude aquatints – i.e. t/hird-rate compared to Goya, say 
2170SAYONARAVHCClout on centre of jaw leads to real agony latersay on a + r, a; see later
2012-2013
2126DESPERATEVHCSinking with deep waters swirling about could make one thisanag. less w, & lit.
2122NICETYVHCTiny shell of chinaware is crafted to show quality of the finishanag. incl. c, e; finish (adj)
2109THICKETYThirdViolet Elizabeth’s ghastly, yet somehow in solid with elders?i.e. ‘sick’ with lisp + anag.; ref. William books
2096TRICKVHCMo keeps lead in race – it’s a fast oner in tick
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERVHCThe end for Batman, trapped by Riddler? It could serve to sink spirits in Gotham Cityn in sifter; ref. comic book characters
2078RÉCOLLETVHCOne who’s into Revelations, retiring and with restricted company?co. in teller (rev.), & lit.
2074BENNETVHCBath bun? It’s not quite fresh, getting dunked in cup of teane(w) in bent1; see bun2
2070MISTREATMENTVHCWhat cannibals do in obscurity, right, must constitute thiseat men in mist rt, & lit.
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCSee maid tread clumsily, one spilling champers on carpet etcanag. less a
2064COLD TURKEYVHCOutcome for truly coked-up after crack completely withdrawn?anag. less up, & lit.
2058ROBUSTFirstTough as old boots from crate in cobblersbus in rot
2010-2011
2040EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCExperts on The Planets studied larg/o I’d recently discovered 
2036AL CONTOVHCHow one might order starters in Calabrian osteria, Lombardy albergo or Neapolitan tratanag. of first letters, & lit.
2031EMBROIDERYThirdCracking Briers comedy with central couple dropping out – something Penelope worked on for yearsanag. less s, c; ref. TV comedy series ‘The Good Life’, P. Keith & wife of Odysseus
2012BLOATINGVHCA belt going tight, eg, this will lead tocomp. anag. & lit.
2009-2010
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCTaste of Worcester Pearmain’s not quite the fresh quality of a good Cox, sayw + anag. incl. th(e)
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)VHCSkimpy garb for beach bum acquiring tan at sea – could it drop lower?TANGA NATES; lower noun
1958HANGDOGFirstIt’s looking like a wet weekend with chill to followhang + dog
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCNeed to take words of such as politicians with a pinch of salts + cant; pinch
2008-2009
1918PALAMPORESecondSpread of snorers makes one glower during baroque operalamp in anag.
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCOne having to check such as rumpy and lovers’ overturesvet + first letters; rumpy = Manx cat
2007-2008
1879LITTER BASKETVHCHendry drops red in here, carrying frame; next shot takes blacklitter + anag. incl b; red2; Scottish snooker player
1849AUXESISVHCWhat brings one to the art at Bayeux is more than just embroideryaux es (Fr.) + is
2006-2007
1814HIPSTERVHCI’ll investigate hot new culture I’d taken from heated Petri dishanag. less I’d
1797HEARTVHCWhat beats having cockles? It’s tucking right into hot choph + r in eat; 2 defs
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHCEquus to shock circle, in due course springing up before matinee’s done and heading for theatre barappal + O + so (rev.) + a; anag. + t
2005-2006
1758BIMBETTEVHCI’m into books? One such as I will never reach the end – or even startI’m in bb + (l)ette(r), & lit.
1753DIAGONALVHCGoal! – and international’s shot from a corner headed for anotheranag. incl I
1752MIDWINTERFirstTime around which man taking sack maybe appears after dark’s returneddim, rev., + t in winer, & lit.
1746ENTOMICVHCComputer that Dell’s invested in needs absolute eradicating of bugstom in eni(a)c; see dell2
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSVHCGay after theatrical hit so went joke bygone Sam crackedanag.; ref S. Johnson: ‘[The Beggar’s Opera] had the effect … of making Gay rich, and Rich gay.’
1719ANHELATIONVHCA new short skirt worn in a hotel – it makes pants noticeable, climbing stairsanag. in a, n
1711MINUSVHCAlight in a frenzy, not running to time? It can be a bit of a problem, this linein in mus(t)
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCTempest with ultimate in rotten acting? It was a fiascolagena; gale n a
1702WORDSMITHERYVHCIn trial, Met dish crook for fabrication, leading to exemplary sentence perhapsanag. in worry
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWFirst‘In Foreign Office I’ve hit trouble,’ the PM bristlesI’ve in FO + clock shadow
1694MISINTERPRETVHCArrive at wrong solution to Printer’s Devihy in new format of Timesanag. in anag.
2003-2004
1667CLARINIVHCIrenical winds? Not the first of epithets hereanag. less e, & lit.; wind2
2002-2003
1611LEISLERVHCA tea-tray in the sky? I may be taken for one by nonsense versifierIsle (= I) for a in Lear; ref. Mad Hatter’s tea party
1602FENESTRAVHCOxford detective Morse spending minimal time at New – could clue indicate Oriel?Fen + -anag. of (Mo)rse at;. ref. Gervase F. in novels of Edmund Crispin
1598PHRASEMONGERVHCOne who over-refines words in interpretation of Morgen, perhaps, neglecting pianoanag. less p; ref. Richard Strauss song
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)ThirdDope – taking it’s a crazy course, opposite of wise men’seasting; gen + anag.
1585SHIATSUVHCApplying pressure over arms etc, has it to be done with American backing to succeed?anag. + US (rev.)
1580MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)VHCTraditional alternative to shopping malls needs to stock the latest skirtmalls; gen in mart
2001-2002
1554PEARLVHCColleague of Dean and Rector dwelling within the sound of bellsR in peal; ref. P. & D. film advertisements
1550MEMORITERVHCHow maestro could conduct item Rorem composedanag.; ref. Ned R.., US composer
1546TRANSPARENTVHCIngenuous Stan and partner, gotten into a fine messanag.; ref. Laurel & Hardy
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)FirstCastro perhaps in troop making entrance after complete internal revolutionportal with inside letters reversed
2000-2001
1515SNIDEThirdFor coining such repeatedly, crook ends inside?double anag. & lit.
1999-2000
1439JOHN CANOEThirdSeasonal celebrations in office, WC 1, with large number goingJohn can o(n)e
1998-1999
1385PANTRIESFirstWhat maids must step into daily when apprehending dinner’s close?r in panties, & lit.
1380RAPPORT (Misprints)VHCHeader’s gone in net – Seaman’s left an emotional kind of pink(t)rap port; link; ref England goalkeeper
1376LOGOSecondCipher associated with brand, possibly?log + 0, & lit.
1372MASTERSTROKEVHCSea-going Pole, under sail at first, then steam, and begetter of Victory?mast erst roke; misleading ref to J. Conrad
1367SANBENITOSVHCSpecial fashion for ones bastin’?anag. & lit.
1363MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)FirstBird having to strip is in the buffmav(is) + in; strip
1997-1998
1322CARPETVHCPossible hanging matter fabricated? Marshal Earp in courtanag. in ct; matter = mat-maker (OED)
1316FINGERLICKIN’ThirdChampion Faldo losing lead with not quite par round(N)ick in fingerlin(g)
1312REST-CUREVHCPossibly relaxing time in San Jose’s ending after stay gets cut shortrest cur(t); san = sanatorium
1996-1997
1307AGILE (Spoonerisms)VHCWith 250 neat entries for Azed’s grading, illegibility’s ludicrous errortwo nifty feet; first letters
1303PONIARDVHCHalf-formed ‘air-drawn’ fancy seen with play’s leading character alone on stage?p on + air-d (anag.), & lit.; ref ‘Macbeth’ 2, 1 & 3, 4, 62
1290NITERIEFirstDive made from upturned puntsi.e. Eire tin (rev.)
1284STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)SecondHeart of Christmas story: unique gift from God abides in animals’ dwellingSTA(BLES SING)LE; S + tale
1268ARGIE-BARGIEVHCRinging changes in bigger areas, I could produce really annoying ding-donganag.
1264TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)SecondEager over-fours replaced game for under-fours with train set in box, perhapsanag.; drill in tree
1260OUT-AND-OUTVHCDog? One slipping lead in the field nips small terriersTA in (h)ound out; dog adv
1995-1996
1255CATAFALCOVHCA flat’s strewn with half-consumed Coca-Cola, the remains of late parties! holdanag.
1216CHAPERONVHCFerry operator restricts use of bars etc? My charges on trip should be smallPE in Charon
1994-1995
1180COLD TURKEYVHCYearning for horse? That’s proud king yclept Dicky (the two Princes disposed of)anag. incl. K, less p, p; ref Richard III
1152PARACETAMOLSecondWhat suppresses the aches of the chap with a molar decaying?anag., less h, h, & lit.
1993-1994
1134TOVARICHVHCShort to play against one with superb ending – it’s mate for Kasparovto(y) v a rich
1130AGRESTALVHCA great lover’s not finished performing – naturally wild in bedanag. less over
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTVHCMatchless sprinter staggered, losing lead to Linford, thus was not quite the firstanag. less L, thus = frankincense
1122BASILIANSecondLeft out of waltzing in a ball, is one possibly taken for a beguine?anag. less l; beguine2
1117STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)VHCAncient jar of Grecian 2000 (half defective) that ruined old Stan’s locksM in anag. incl. o
1113EMPLASTRUMFirstMutton and rump with salt in caper and mustard dressing, perhapsem + anag.; ref. mustard plaster
1108GREENVHCLike e.g. mint, there’s a hole in it2 meanings
1104BURYING-PLACESThirdWhere ‘lads and girls … come to dust’ (which also evokes girls and boys involved with a clean-up!)comp. anag.; ref. song from ‘Cymbeline’
1100CONCORDANCEVHCWhat’s used to locate knock-about meeting with Conrade in play?con-c. + anag. & lit.; ref. ‘Much Ado’, III, iii
1992-1993
1087OLD SOLDIERVHCPossible bank deposit in Lloyd’s – I’d öre, not yen, for exchangeanag. less Y
1076PARLOUR GAMESSecondPopular romp Sega’s displaced (after dad’s bought it)?anag. less pop & lit.
1074DEMIREPSecondIn translation, I’m perdue, not accepted in good society?anag. less U & lit.
1069(P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)VHCHelp the cops in charge to uncover counterfeitSOS + i/c in the
1052AGANIPPEVHCA rare visitor to Henley, am I to catch a crab in boat race initially?(b)ag a nippe(r); ref. WE. Henley, minor poet
1048GALLOPADEFirstIn which horse takes step to its side instead of the usual way.pad + (hors)e for way in Galloway, & lit.
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCartoon mouse producing raspberry ja/mref. Tom & Jerry
1039TOLERABLEVHCFair representation demanded by balloteeranag.
1034BURLAPVHCPlanting soft yielding kiss in attempt to soothe baby could be requirement for canvasserla(X) in burp
1030PASTILLEVHCHardly contributes to cause of cleaner teethill in paste, & lit.
1026LET-OFFVHCFire escape2 meanings
1021BEARDVHCFace down?2 meanings
1017SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)ThirdIt’s kind of pop to wrap gents’ garb for head teacher’s present, say couple we hear with mum in marketchaps in ska; ‘pair’ ma in, ‘an apple for the teacher’
1013ALVEARYVHCItem listed by Yeats before lake water lapping verse linev in a l ea + ry, & lit.; ref. ‘Lake Isle of Innisfree’
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)VHCFlowers in box on ground? Variety’s enthralling P. ThrowerBlowers; P in sport’s + caster; ref. Henry ‘B.’ Blofeld, Percy T.
1004OIL PAINTINGSSecondOne lot surprisingly paraded around past home in G. and S.pa. in in anag. + in G.S., & lit; ref ‘Ruddigore’
1990-1991
991BRASH (or BRUSH)VHCBranches axed in cuts to services, perhaps? Reduced rail network remainsBR + ash; service2
987IRON CURTAINSecondWith force of gravity, this could have crashed ruining actor’s composureanag. less g & lit.
978DOUBLE-CENTURYVHCM’s fifth rule: Bond will get into trouble with cuteyanag.; M = 1000
974AVANT-PROPOSVHCThis kind of thing has been dashed off by scholar for Chambers!i.e. (s)avant pro pos, & lit.
972Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)VHCTea clobber: half-guinea hat on ‘nut’ref. Mad Hatter’s tea party
969BUNTERVHCI’d reveal p.o.’s not materialised when cake bill’s presentedbun (pos)ter & lit.
956SPEAR-SIDEFirstDies out after a person’s popped off without male issueanag. less son + anag., & lit.
947SHOULDER-SLIPFirstIll-doers push crack? No crack here – just a joint given a pullanag. ref. drugs
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHCWhat scale models will circle aloft? Trainers – Oxford perhaps – but not Wellingtonsup in anag.
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWFirstLord King detains staff with pained expression: “I’ll have BA back in front, well ahead of KLM”Cross in Christ R, ow, ref. British Airways chairman
917HOOLIGANISMVHCRough behaviour, shaming game, involves representatives of FA and League in meetingOO, l, i’ in anag.; FA = Fanny Adams
904VOETGANGERVHCGrowing threat to countryside turns a Govt greenanag.
895TONE DEAFVHC‘Not knowing one’s brass from one’s oboe’? One must enter quality definitiona in tone def.
891CATVHCDandy lion?2 meanings
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHCNo little creature in mass – ‘enormous-est’ brute!m + anag. less mouse & lit. ; brute adj.
874BLUESTOCKINGVHCCollege beak with bust (?) in worsted (Miss Beale, possibly)comp. anag. & lit. ; ref. Dorothea B.
853DEBACLEVHCHalf of MCC able bats? That won’t debar English collapseE in anag. of DC able
840SONDEVHCEminent interpreter of Blue Skies and Stormy Weather? Song-writer wants himSond(h)e(im)
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCA la scrip o’ novel?anag. & lit.
1986-1987
783CAMPESINOVHCS. American peon could work near mecomp. anag. & lit.
779MISSING LINKVHCDon’t get at Mikhail G, source of overtures for reduction – he’s presumably an advance on his predecessorsmiss in Glink(a)
774VICTORINESecondWrap it over chin if not hot?anag. less h & lit.
770HERMITSVHCThey must interpret theism with utmost of rigouranag. incl. r, & lit.
762OBELISEVHC‘Tell … how it alters’ ? (Honour is briefly put down in Raleigh poem)OBE + ’s in (the) Lie; ref. Sir W. R.’s poem
753SHEEPDOGVHCWhat may a. appear in trials, b. sell paint, c. collect hogs, d. pee indiscriminately?anag.; ref. Dulux ad, etc.
740ESCADRILLEVHCFlying Circus? Cleese, Idle are endlessly funnyanag. less final letters; ref. M. Python
1985-1986
731STRINGVHCBite for King to tuck into?R in sting, & lit.; ref. Belloc’s Henry K.
727WELL-TO-DOVHCWith plenty of tin available, shaft sunk near Land’s End comes to nothingwell to d O; ref. crisis in tin industry
722SUPERNACULUMVHCIt beats usual cup men takeanag. incl. r & lit.
718FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)VHCAim of drummers in LPO: loud, not soft, playingf for p in anag.; drummer = commercial traveller
714MOTEVHCWhat means ‘tick’as well as ‘mound (long unused)’?mo + te(l) & lit.
712PANTOMIME HORSEVHCIn me (some part!) couple of ‘hoofers’ clownanag. incl. ho & lit.
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCIn which we’d see rhapsodic air mute psycho?anag. & lit.
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCMale’s among men in action abroad – serving in Foreign Legion, perhaps?m in anag.; ref. traditional reason for joining F.L.
692FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)SecondGet low impulses to spike punch before our party? It will set things alightspike; id3 in fib2 + us
688CUCURBITALFirstWhat makes ‘gourdy’ when defined by coot et al?curb (disease of horses) in cuit + al, & lit.
683BANISHVHCTransport strike off2 meanings
1984-1985
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne on country picnic: ‘Go/d – ant-hill!’ 
675CONSTERNATEVHCPrisoner’s on trial in connection with leaflets creating alarmcon’s ternate; trial2
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)VHCWhat you’ll find in colour supplement drops animal elementshu(manis)es
662BARGE-COUPLEFirstSawyer’s contribution to topping story shows the lighter Twainbarge couple, ref. Mark T.
657SILLY-BILLYVHCClose and Illingworth must accept (if all but opener go!) Boycott for one batsB in silly Illy
653INTERNUNCIOFirstOne not effective in bending certain unionanag. less a, & lit., ref. current (Nov. 1984) miners’ strike
649AUSTRALORPVHCA variety of our Partlets, not a little alienanag. less ET, & lit.
644EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)VHCResult of limitless bets involving a system always coming up?a syst. + e’er (rev.) in (b)et(s), & lit.
640MACHETEVHCHelp for Cuban peasants cutting through bushChe (Guevara) in maté
635ROSEMARYVHCYou’ll find ——’s offered with rue ‘with a difference’ in sorry measurecomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Hamlet IV, v
1983-1984
627AMBIENTVHCIt’s buzzing with BA menanag. & lit.; BA = British Airways
618CRETISMThirdI may be swallowed by the foolish etc (and RMs?)I in anag. & lit.; ‘tell it to the marines’
615HISTORIETTEVHCShort title, i.e. not long novelanag. less L, & lit.
607CARNEYVHCSoap opera girl has contrary craving for menyen (rev.) for men in Carmen
590MINEVERThirdWhat edges something in which peer dresses up?even (vb) in rim (all rev.) & lit.
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCEccentric soprano tackling snatch of Donizetti was both sharp and flateccentric; D in anag.
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHThirdTwo small children pounding piano not likely to get rave reviewsp, no in tot, ch
572SNAKE-OILVHCCould be mixture of aloes and ink!anag. & lit.
558MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)VHCContent of Christmas crates? Mm, nice fruity tastecates; anag., fruity = crazy
556SWEAL (Misprints)ThirdSince becoming free, Walesa appears less activesinge; anag. less a
547GLEEMANVHCHas he lots of numbers to call up (all good lays)? Gee, lover has hidden energyG + E in leman
543STAYING POWERVHCIt could make you stop wearyinganag. & lit.
538INGRAINVHCCausing fall, cycling fastraining cyclically
1981-1982
508POSTURE-MAKERVHCP. E. makes route to career for meanag. & lit.
506ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWhat’s the fu/n? As always, getting lit up with alcoholetna
1979-1980
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)VHCKeeper can lead astray forward without a back swearing job is hiswax-bearing; can + anag. less a + holder
379SCYTHEMANVHCGrotty chem; nasty maths: I get exercise in themmath = mowing
375SPREATHESecond‘Asperate’ gives one this, not ‘aspirate’, silly!i.e. gives anag. incl. a less h, & lit.
1978-1979
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCActively put end to idleness and shiftidleness; put s anag. + art, & lit.
352FAIRY LIGHTSVHCFlashy rig half the time needing attention, that could make a fir sightly?anag. incl. ti(me), anag., & lit.
340BOOKSIEVHCHalf that duo of Browning’s – that’s a description of GigadibsBook’s, i.e.; ref. ‘The Ring and the Book’ and ‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’
332NUT-CASEVHCThe hatter or the hat?i.e. nut case
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCTake a look up: you could see me soaring in a high placerev. in alp
319PODESTAVHCMan with ‘fair round belly’ and seat abroad? pod + anag.; ref. AYLI
1977-1978
306DICKENSVHCIn revolution Sydney cops chopped neck, you’ll read in meanag. in Sid (rev.); ref. S. Carton
301TROLLOPISHSecondPosh? Rot! – ill groomedanag. & lit.
294HUMECTSecondWhat tears etc. do primarily?hum + anag. & lit.
281DINOCERASVHCAmiss and I score? With my stumps on the ground I walked long agoanag.; ref. Dennis A.
276AMTRACKVHCOne’s waterproof, landing spearheads of the raid?t, r in a mack & lit.
272MALAGUETTAVHCGateau with malt, nuts and spiceanag.
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCFirst of May : what’s carried on energetically around centre of Padstow?s in anag.; ref. hobby in Brewer
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThey’re a strong team etc. What a tea – s/ad me stumped!ref. 1 ac. in puzzle
1976-1977
255ROYAL SILVER JUBILEEFirstYear J. Bull loves E.R. II afreshanag. & lit.
249RUDOLPH THE REINDEERVHCChristmas song character in need ; ‘Hither, Page!’ louder ordered kinganag. incl. p + R; ref. Wenceslas
243OLYMPICVHCDescription of sacred mountain-top elite, knowing no limits?(h)oly m-pic(k), & lit.
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCAs demonstration: ‘Make gamble, join ramble, and head it with credit.’cr + anag., & lit.
225VALETAVHCSee a radical Party-man scattering tea – could this accompany revolutionary activity in Boston?v. a L (=Liberal) + anag.; ref. B. tea party
216SCANTITYFirstYou’re sure to get it in a second lean yearit in s cant y & lit.
1975-1976
203BOGYFirstDogberry’s role: —— errors led astray?comp. anag. & lit.; ref. constable in ‘Much Ado…’
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSuccessful Palace scheme – Rover/s put in grim struggles, were finally quelled 
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCFoolish type – no leader – wanting will often and outwardly unconfident(s)illy shall in shy

 
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2017-2018
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2347 ASLEEP
  2325 MASON
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2283 BARGAIN
  2274 SIMPATICO
 
2014-2015
  2213 SOLECISM
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2178 PARISON
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2113 PICAROON
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2083 BEWITCH
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1962 ANADEM
  1953 TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)
  1949 PALFRENIER
 
2008-2009
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1897 WASH-OUT
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2005-2006
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1563 SLYBOOTS
 
1999-2000
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
 
1998-1999
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
 
1997-1998
  1338 SMART ALEC
  1336 STOCKING
 
1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
  1277 NOVE(M)BER (Letters Latent)
  1273 SIPOREX
 
1995-1996
  1220 CASSANDRA
 
1994-1995
  1186 GRISELDA
  1181 SLADE
  1165 YAPSTER
 
1993-1994
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1126 CHEATERY
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1078 KIRBEH
  1065 TANDOORI
  1061 MAGIC
  1056 ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)
 
1991-1992
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  961 WAVESON
 
1989-1990
  922 REFORMADO
  913 ARCHIBALD
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1988-1989
  882 DOSSIER
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  869 HOLD-UPS
  857 REDCAP / NICETY (Right and Left)
  844 THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)
 
1987-1988
  827 MICKEY-TAKING
  823 SARBACANE
  788 CROW
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  709 GINGER
  701 BALUSTRADE
 
1984-1985
  670 TURNIP-FLEA
 
1983-1984
  609 LUCKY-BAG
  603 FIGULINE
  585 FLABELLIFORM
 
1982-1983
  564 PARAMENT
  559 EMBASE
 
1981-1982
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  384 OUTSPREADING
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  349 ODDCOMESHORT
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  298 NOSER
  289 AMNESIAC
 
1976-1977
  247 FLIVVER
  229 METRICATE
 
1975-1976
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
  169 THUGGEE
 


Annual Honours record of R. J. Hooper
Clues  |  HCs   |  Other competitors
YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20170 2 4
2015-20160 4 2 28
2014-20150 1 1
2013-20140 2 3
2012-20131 (0, 0, 1) 3 4 21
2011-20121 (1, 0, 0) 6 5 8
2010-20111 (0, 0, 1) 3 4 15
2009-20101 (1, 0, 0) 3 6 18
2008-20091 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
2007-20080 2 2
2006-20070 3 0
2005-20061 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 13
2004-20051 (1, 0, 0) 6 1 6
2003-20040 1 3
2002-20031 (0, 0, 1) 5 3 8
2001-20021 (1, 0, 0) 3 2 17
2000-20011 (0, 0, 1) 0 0
1999-20001 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
1998-19993 (2, 1, 0) 3 1 4
1997-19981 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 22
1996-19973 (1, 2, 0) 4 4 4
1995-19960 2 1
1994-19951 (0, 1, 0) 1 3
1993-19943 (1, 1, 1) 6 2 2
1992-19933 (1, 2, 0) 3 5 4
1991-19922 (0, 1, 1) 8 3 2
1990-19913 (2, 1, 0) 5 3 1
1989-19901 (1, 0, 0) 5 3 9
1988-19890 4 5 22
1987-19880 1 3
1986-19871 (0, 1, 0) 6 4 5
1985-19862 (1, 1, 0) 9 2 1
1984-19852 (2, 0, 0) 8 1 1
1983-19842 (0, 0, 2) 4 3 4
1982-19832 (0, 0, 2) 5 2 2
1981-19820 2 1
 
1979-19801 (0, 1, 0) 2 2 20
1978-19790 6 5 11
1977-19782 (0, 2, 0) 6 2 2
1976-19772 (2, 0, 0) 4 2 7
1975-19761 (1, 0, 0) 2 3 19