Clues written by A. J. Young
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A. J. Young3805337743Jun 1952Nov 201866y 5m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2016-2017
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCSome ar/ctic problems avoiding cold buffetsorectic
2015-2016
2300MISHMASHVHCA drop of malt is grand in a mince piem is + M in hash
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCNew blooms I cultivated one winter transport me in bowl so cleverly arrangeddouble anag.
2014-2015
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCWhat berk loading up might resort toanag. & lit.
2013-2014
2187WESTVHCIn terms of show attendance and Charles Cruft this is where you may see red setter regularlylast letters
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCDuration of one major conflict – it’s true involving limits to nationality can provide the answertruce; anag. incl. n, y; ref. 100 years war
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERVHCNew features in old riddle — what is shot, blows up and keeps running backn in sifter & 3 meanings; sniff stops nose running
2070MISTREATMENTVHCT. Emin’s art met furious abuseanag.
2049PARTY-POOPERThirdHaving distributed Tory paper outside chamber one might turn jolly blue!po in anag.
2010-2011
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCSee hobble skirts put on in period window dressingc + ran in hamble
2009-2010
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCHeading for Putney and Mortlake and a win, hearts pounding – just what’s neededanag. incl. P, M; ref. Boat Race
1945PRISONVHCBird’s done at one – parson’s nose is turning into this season’s fancycomp. anag.
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCWant answers from politicians? Start by taking a pinch of salts + cant; pinch
2008-2009
1906MORSEVHCWhat would help cope with loose braids – extra grips succeededs in more
1893EARTHYVHCNeed to spend a penny? Yen goes after having visited bog, perhaps(d)earth + Y
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERVHCFederer, disturbed about a couple of lost and one close set – one set on finding generous cheerlo a in anag.
1836POSTHASTEVHCSouth with heart void gets pushed into slam, upset at the double!anag. less u in paste
2005-2006
1775ROUGH-AND-READYVHCRun up from long grass near fairway – some that fear wedges will succeedrough + dread in any
1762DUDDERYVHCThe confines of divinity have to accept ‘tit for tat’udder in d, y; ref. ‘an eye for an eye’
1752MIDWINTERVHCWind curls to fit in headdress – one might manage it better with a pair of combsanag. in miter; combs = combinations
1750PLOUGHMANVHCA long hump may he my undoing but the earth still moves for me!anag.
1746ENTOMICVHCCentimo – different version of a mite, sayanag.
2001-2002
1528STROP (Spoonerisms)ThirdFeature of gastropod – cone for safer hut!hone … cut; hidden
1999-2000
1439JOHN CANOEVHCW.I. seasonal shindig with dominos and ladies’ craftJohn canoe
1990-1991
952STAR (Spoonerisms)VHCAmazing blasphemy – black mass on the Sabbatha blazing mass for me; S + tar
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHCOpen casuals? No, as these are tied upcomp. anag. & lit.
1985-1986
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCAs to hypericum, transported it may bring a little composition to the bedsanag.
Ximenes competitions
1962-1963
730ARCH-PIRATEVHCHook, for example, a sharp curve, after exaggerated hip movement ending in drive by railing!arc + anag. of hip + rate2; ref. golf
1961-1962
686FEMALESecondBird having worm inside’s not proverbially early, though3 mngs.; worm = thread of screw
682PARAMOUR / CHIN (Right and Left)SecondWench wants our pram, having a second—must be deranged! / One’s enough for most people, but many have more in later life—must be mental!a, as second letter in anag.; cryptic def. i.e. double chin, mental2
1958-1959
519RIDICULE (DLM)VHCWhy is idle curiosity like a jolly good hand at solo?
Because they both put an end to the kitty!
jolly, vb.
1957-1958
469DAISYVHCWill a green-keeper help to raise it? Only over his dead body, it’s said!cryptic def.; pushing up the daisies
443HALF-SEAS-OVERVHCBetween shores, or having to be propped up2 mngs.; ref. drinking; shore1,2
438MACARONISecondTube fare—one buck2 defs.; fare = food
1953 (2)
257PYROTECHNICS (Straight Clue)VHCVery light construction is proverbially unsuccessful in wet weatherVery light = flare; ‘damp squib’
1953 (1)
225TOUCHSTONESVHCThey are used in the old saying—People who live in glasshouses shouldn’t even ——!i.e. touch stones; saying (obs.) = assaying
1952 (2)
202SPALPEENVHCStewed apples and a pinch of cayenne are the ingredients for this unsavoury Irish pickle!anag. incl. (cayen)ne
194KNOWLEDGE BOXVHCSconce and butter, perhaps, obtainable from the light buffet!knowledge box2 (= buffet2); i.e. head butt; see sconce4

 
HCs awarded to A. J. Young
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
 
2016-2017
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2313 PERFECT
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
 
2014-2015
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2213 SOLECISM
 
2013-2014
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2161 FARRAGO
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2122 NICETY
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2113 PICAROON
  2109 THICKETY
 
2011-2012
  2083 BEWITCH
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2058 ROBUST
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2012 BLOATING
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
 
2006-2007
  1814 HIPSTER
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
 
2004-2005
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
 
2003-2004
  1672 IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2001-2002
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
 
1992-1993
  1074 DEMIREP
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1034 BURLAP
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1978-1979
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
 
1975-1976
  161 ANCON
 
1974-1975
  146 CHARADES
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1964-1965
  839 GINGER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1962-1963
  734 NASALITY
 
1958-1959
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  456 PLAFOND
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
 
1954 (1)
  273 COUSIN
  267 TRADE
 
1953 (2)
  247 VAMPIRE
  241 MANDOLINE
 
1953 (1)
  219 SOCIALIST
  209 ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL (Wrong Number)
  207 PAGEANT
 
1952 (2)
  206 PIEPOWDER
  203 WEATHERS
  200 ACCOUNT
  196 SHAMAN / SERIAN (Right and Left)
 


Annual Honours record of A. J. Young
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 0 4
2016-20170 1 3
2015-20160 2 4
2014-20150 1 3
2013-20140 2 3
2012-20130 0 6
2011-20121 (0, 0, 1) 2 4 26
2010-20110 1 5
2009-20100 3 1
2008-20090 2 2
2007-20080 2 5
2006-20070 0 4
2005-20060 5 0 13
2004-20050 0 2
2003-20040 0 2
 
2001-20021 (0, 0, 1) 0 1
2000-20010 0 1
1999-20000 1 0
 
1994-19950 0 1
 
1992-19930 0 1
1991-19920 0 2
1990-19910 1 0
1989-19900 1 0
 
1985-19860 1 0
 
1982-19830 0 1
 
1978-19790 0 1
1977-19780 0 1
 
1975-19760 0 1
1974-19750 0 1
 
Ximenes competitions
1964-19650 0 1
 
1962-19630 1 1
1961-19622 (0, 2, 0) 0 0 17
 
1958-19590 1 1
1957-19581 (0, 1, 0) 2 1 15
1956-19570 0 1
 
1954 (1)0 0 2
1953 (2)0 1 2
1953 (1)0 1 3
1952 (2)0 2 4