Clues written by M. D. Laws
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 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2004-2005
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCRejecting whiskey, have nibbles holding beer bottlelagena; ale in gna(w)
2001-2002
1544PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)VHCWatch, cut up about art ‘superstar’ offeringanag. in lop rev.
1999-2000
1454GET-UPThirdDoctor admits case for stitching one wanting dressingetu(i) in GP
1446NEWSPAPERDOMVHCPen ample – left out sword for wielding here?anag., less l, & lit.
1997-1998
1360BOG-ASPHODELVHCWild growth, environs solely ‘pool-based’anag. incl. g, h, & lit.
1329PITHOSVHCSupply olpe’s regular contents with this?o, p this anag., & lit.
1325UPROOTALFirstWhat ends urtica invading our plot in new allotment?a in anag., & lit.
1312REST-CUREThirdOn the base, new recruits won’t have one!anag. less I + E
1996-1997
1281ABLUTOMANEVHCZealot finally going mental about scrubbinganag. less t & lit.
1995-1996
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)FirstReason a doc’s worried about patient’s hearti in anag., & lit.
1242KNOCKERSVHCDammit! With income of zero, one’s gone bust0 for I in knickers
1985-1986
718FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)VHCWhereby to make a couple of bob, if short of a bit of readies?flo(r)in, & lit.
714MOTEVHCWhat may be raised, if you’ve to poke around?(pro)mote(d), & lit.
705MUSICOTHERAPYVHCEPs charm you, undergoing treatment with it?anag. & lit.
1982-1983
564PARAMENTVHCPaper replacing two leading members of chapel with one could have its back to the wall!a for ch in parchment
552NOURICE-FEEVHCOld English cure’s fine, for treatmentanag. & lit. fine = fee
547GLEEMANVHCSee me doing a turn with a bit of accompaniment in merry England, and getting carried away?me (rev.) + a in Engl(and) anag. & lit.
543STAYING POWERVHCWith this, Playfair solver may succeed, yet gaps in row need jugglinganag. & lit.
530PROMETALVHCMore running in training needed? A novice found this, when preparing for strong heatanag. in PT + a L
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEVHCPedal ornament, oriental, incorporating possibly Arab cloth, backlessab(a) in P ouch E, & lit.
513ETYMOLOGICONVHCIn motel, go coy with embarrassment, and book giving dubious origins?anag.; ref. ‘etym. dub.’
508POSTURE-MAKERVHCSee me twist and double over in troupers’ variety?me (rev.) + ka (rev.) in anag. & lit.
495CACOETHESVHCStrong yen? It may be prejudicial to cash flow with EECanag.
491SEVENTY-EIGHTFirstSingle, on the shelf now, having been stood up days before tying the knoteves rev. + anag.
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCI may come to – put affectedly – nab thy dead corseanag. incl. d, & lit.
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCI, being into books, like binding a single work, for exampleI in bb + I op e.g. in list3, & lit.
1980-1981
464SIMKINVHCI’m imbibed by society folkI’m in s, kin, & lit.
454CHRISTMAS BOXFirstI may be full of seasonal largesse – being ‘Brahms’ it’s barmy getting in to steeranag., in cox; ‘Brahms and Liszt’, rhyming slang
452DISSENTERISMVHCBeing unorthodox, I’d stress mineanag. & lit.
443STEEPLECROWNVHCLet new poser struggle with the acme in crosswords – Ximenes’ victims had to wear it!anag. incl c; Inquisition victims wore s., see hat in Brewer
434JARDINIÈREVHCShock is followed by uproar and anger about Coe’s last lapjar + din + e in ire; ref. Seb C., Olympic final
1979-1980
419RAMILLIESVHCCovering for the pate whose day has gone, sunk by a fashion of realism?anag. in li(d) & lit.
404CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)VHCOne with wit lacks a bit of creativity – he’s brought back in quirk of droll deanlit wax; c + he (rev.) in anag.; ref AZ’s re-use of old themes
393INTRACARDIACFirstLike the cockles in a barrow wheeled by road twisting about Ireland’s capitalin + cart rev. + rd + ca. I rev., ref. Molly Malone
375SPREATHEVHCSomerset chap? Arguably, he set par for puzzlinganag.; S. Ximenes’s middle name
371GRADINVHCThis seat could be filled by tragedianscomp. anag. & lit.
1978-1979
366MONKEY-SHINEThirdIf it’s played, one may put Yank on and see him forgetting 1st of April!anag. less A & lit.
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCBreak a trust, seizing power? He mightbreak; p in anag.
352FAIRY LIGHTSVHCRailway in trouble, gripped by disputes? They should be strung up!ry in ail in fights
336ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)VHCThe French brought up a dispute supporting a rise for air men – it was crude, but could hurt someone taking time off work, perhaps; in short, the British needing to flyle (rev.) + RAF (rev.) + row; cut + anag. incl. Br.; ref. air traffic controllers’ dispute
323(C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)VHCType of usurper, primarily – also kind of oafinit. letters; type = lettering
319PODESTAVHCDope suspect starts to stand trial before oneanag. + s, t + a, & lit.
314MERIL (Spoonerisms)VHCSongster interminably belting first part of it leads to ban on ‘Maud’man on board; i(t) in merl(e)
1977-1978
298NOSERVHCYou’ll see this potential blood-letter lie uneasy in Elsinorecomp. anag.
294HUMECTVHCDutchmen, saving outlying parts, diverted wateranag. (d)utchme(n)
285BOYFRIEND (Misprints)ThirdLaver, perhaps, when young – the first to enthuse if Drobny smashed?lover; anag.
276AMTRACKVHCOne may initially manoeuvre at sea, shipping nucleus of corpsa + m + r in tack & lit.
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCIn which you’ll see a gentleman turning, and jigging about, surrounded by moresir (rev.) + anag. + c. in more, & lit.
263ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCFervent Beatles fan, shy, st/illed those idols’ fear fully 
1976-1977
247FLIVVERVHCDud would need added range, I suspect, to compose ‘Fringe’ revivalcomp. anag. ; suspect adj.; ref. Dudley Moore, ‘Beyond the Fringe’
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCBlimey, without its ending, jargon will be obscure, after Cockney’s initial rhyming!C + anag. less y
1975-1976
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCAmiss must, in retiring, be caught in two mindsilly shall in shy; ref. Dennis A.

 
HCs awarded to M. D. Laws
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2009-2010
  1958 HANGDOG
 
2008-2009
  1910 BARPERSON
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
 
2000-2001
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1450 PRETENDANT
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1428 CRICETID
  1424 HEIST
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
  1367 SANBENITOS
 
1997-1998
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
  1336 STOCKING
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1273 SIPOREX
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1264 TREDRILLE / FERVOROUS (Right and Left)
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
 
1987-1988
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  683 BANISH
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
  559 EMBASE
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
  538 INGRAIN
 
1981-1982
  517 IMMORTELLE
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
  473 HERRING-BONE
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
  456 BALADINE
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  430 TEGULA
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
  423 ACCOUTRE
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
  397 BIJOUTERIE (Misprints)
  388 ALEXIPHARMIC
  384 OUTSPREADING
  379 SCYTHEMAN
 
1978-1979
  362 SEA-SOLDIER
  332 NUT-CASE
  327 HEMLOCK
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  306 DICKENS
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  289 AMNESIAC
  281 DINOCERAS
  272 MALAGUETTA
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  250 Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)
  243 OLYMPIC
  225 VALETA
  216 SCANTITY
  212 SURCINGLES
  208 RALPH
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
 


Annual Honours record of M. D. Laws
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VHCsHCsPosition
2009-20100 0 1
2008-20090 0 1
 
2004-20050 1 0
 
2001-20020 1 3
2000-20010 0 4
1999-20001 (0, 0, 1) 1 5
1998-19990 0 5
1997-19982 (1, 0, 1) 2 3 12
1996-19970 1 6
1995-19961 (1, 0, 0) 1 1
 
1987-19880 0 1
 
1985-19860 3 2
1984-19850 0 1
 
1982-19830 5 7 11
1981-19821 (1, 0, 0) 5 5 5
1980-19811 (1, 0, 0) 4 6 8
1979-19801 (1, 0, 0) 4 7 7
1978-19791 (0, 0, 1) 6 3 5
1977-19781 (0, 0, 1) 4 7 10
1976-19770 2 7
1975-19760 1 1