Clues written by D. Arthur
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D. Arthur5111499853Sep 1978Sep 201032y 0mD. W. Arthur
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2009-2010
1988PERIQUEVHCSalute this twist, perhaps giving quiet pleasurecomp. anag. & lit.
1975SEPTENTRIONALVHCNorthern seaport with inlet developed to harbour navyn in anag.
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCHit fencing master hard in developing skill with bladesanag. incl. H in wap
1962ANADEMVHCMarinade’s not recipe I fancy for filletanag. less r I
1958HANGDOGVHCGet so frustrated with Inland Revenue – it’s hard goingcomp. anag. with IR
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCDrug now used for amateur suffering injurynot; anag. less E
2008-2009
1927TONSURE (Spoonerisms)VHCWhat’s to blame – lacking Chancellor of the Exchequer called Brown?to (CE)nsure; bald crown
1923ELLIPTICVHCExplicitly avoiding unknown factors? Not exactly soanag. less x, y, & lit.
1906MORSEVHCRecipe involved in cooking some sea creature, could be accompanied by chipsr in anag.: ref. ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’
1897WASH-OUTVHCWall Street, a majority of the House admitted, is a fiascohou in wa’ st
1893EARTHYVHCVulgar man cultivated dropping aitchhe arty with h dropped
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERVHCThis bum and gut spread warrants feed regulatorcomp. anag.
1875GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)VHCMust timeless rapture raise a tear say, almost under a spell?anag. less t; go + utte(r); must = frenzied
1858HUMONGOUSVHCHuge stink about America’s consumption of energyhum + go in on US
1849AUXESISVHCArticle I sex up to feed under-secretary extravagant claimsa + I sex (rev.) in US
2006-2007
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCAfrican leaders running amok in oasis, strippedstripped; anag. in (o)asi(s)
1823KISSVHCX mark is showing hoardhidden
1797HEARTVHC‘Dear’ sounds like ‘deer’‘hart’
2005-2006
1779NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)VHCUnderwriter regularly discloses debit itemdebut; alternate letters
1775ROUGH-AND-READYVHCReach hundred having been dropped, with a dodgy run in a scramble – crude but effectiveanag. less C
1762DUDDERYVHCNot exactly dude’s formal clothing!anag. in dry, & lit.
1753DIAGONALVHCA line doing a move obliquely?anag. incl. l, & lit.
1737ANIMUSVHCSuch hostility requires members of UNO to be in complete agreement(UN)anim(O)us
2003-2004
1672IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)VHCThey’ve hatched clues, on retirement: a drunk, an idiot, and me!clatched hues; sot sap mi (all rev.)
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCThis could display still calm, retaining not one rippleanag. less I
2002-2003
1611LEISLERVHCThis bat and pad if together confuse a slip fieldercomp. anag.
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)VHCJoshing is primarily tongue in cheekteasing; is t in gena
2001-2002
1567QUEENVHCRock Group: one with R & B capabilitiesref. chess
1533MASTER-MARINERVHCChopped meats take a day spent in pickle: recipe for Cook, perhapsanag. + r + marin(ad)e + r; Captain C.
1519CARRY-ONThirdA cloned Harry Potter to be held a ——?comp. anag. & lit.; potter verb
2000-2001
1511DEEP-SEATEDVHCPlutonic: located like Neptune?2 meanings
1502RAPPELVHCUse of snare drum perhaps, with no hint of truce on either side(t)rap pel(t), & lit.
1989-1990
904VOETGANGERVHCWhat, getting old, could manage a gorge on veldtcomp. anag. & lit.
891CATVHCI’m musical, but no squareCat(s), & lit.
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHC‘Dr’, new recipe set out, becomes ‘Mr’, on changing to oneMO + anag. incl. n r, monster with I for on = mister, & lit.; ref. Jekyll & Hyde
882DOSSIERVHCNotes the ‘Branch’ built up?dos + reis (rev.)
878MOUSEPIECEFirstSumo wrestling – epic struggles needing energy on both sides, and a bit of beef!anag. + anag. in E, E
1986-1987
744SKIRL-IN-THE-PAN / COFFEE-DISEASE (Right and Left)VHCThis could devastate Brazil – out of condition English team, making comeback in end, thwart their plan and slip away at wings – sizzling!off E + side (rev.) in cease ; anag. in skin
1985-1986
692FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)VHCPaper spike, when fanned with rage becomes fire-bug’s aidspike; comp. anag.
683BANISHVHCArrest following overthrow and ship off bereft of powernab (rev.) + anag. less p, & lit.
1984-1985
670TURNIP-FLEAVHCVerminous creature involved in something akin to rape following orgy of aleturnip f + anag.
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)VHCI’m a money-grubber – notes or a small coin will do!m(ammon)ite; mi te / mite
657SILLY-BILLYVHCBasil FawIty? His wife goes about cross, heartless ladyill in Sybil + l(ad)y; ref. TV series
1983-1984
615HISTORIETTEVHCNovel – short title, i.e. 50 leaves?anag. less L, & lit.
600Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)VHCHalt the mad hot hoof, just too few in the line 
590MINEVERVHCErmine, in camouflage around end of Nov.v in anag., & lit.
581SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)VHCSDP ran all-out to pinch the Centre from Foot in cut-and-thrust contestpinch; oo in anag.
1982-1983
547GLEEMANVHCWith tone and rhimes he could make me gentle harmoniescomp. anag. & lit.
1980-1981
464SIMKINVHCYou’ll find me served up in society familymi (rev.) in s, kin; me = mi
452DISSENTERISMVHCThe attitude of the ‘Wets’ could require a shake-up of D.E.S. Ministersanag.
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCIntelligence service gets faulty signal about the start of Doomsday, causing false alert?MI + D in anag.; ref. Pentagon computer failures

 
HCs awarded to D. Arthur
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2010-2011
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
  1997 FADO
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1901 SANITISE
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
  1845 UPBRAID
  1840 W(I)NN(I)E-THE-POOH (Letters Latent)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1814 HIPSTER
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1719 ANHELATION
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1698 CROSSTIE
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1667 CLARINI
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1654 CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)
  1650 SAPHENA
  1646 BLACK
  1641 GADGETEER
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1576 FACADE
 
2001-2002
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1494 MARATHON
 
1989-1990
  926 NERD
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  913 ARCHIBALD
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1988-1989
  874 BLUESTOCKING
 
1987-1988
  831 COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)
  823 SARBACANE
  809 DOLCE VITA
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  779 MISSING LINK
  766 GUBBINS
  764 CHILDERMAS
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  709 GINGER
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
  701 BALUSTRADE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
 
1984-1985
  675 CONSTERNATE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  649 AUSTRALORP
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1983-1984
  622 SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)
  618 CRETISM
  610 DOUBLETHINK
  607 CARNEY
 
1982-1983
  572 SNAKE-OIL
 
1981-1982
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  491 SEVENTY-EIGHT
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  469 APLUSTRE
  443 STEEPLECROWN
  434 JARDINIÈRE
  430 TEGULA
 
1979-1980
  419 RAMILLIES
  414 UNBOSOMER
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  336 ELF-ARROW / CUTHBERT (Right and Left)
 


Annual Honours record of D. Arthur
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2010-20110 0 3
2009-20100 6 5 11
2008-20090 5 6 16
2007-20080 4 6 24
2006-20070 3 5
2005-20060 5 4 13
2004-20050 0 8
2003-20040 2 8
2002-20030 2 3
2001-20021 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 22
2000-20010 2 2
 
1989-19900 2 5
1988-19891 (1, 0, 0) 2 1 22
1987-19880 0 4
1986-19870 1 5
1985-19860 2 7
1984-19850 3 4
1983-19840 4 4 22
1982-19830 1 1
1981-19820 0 3
1980-19810 3 4
1979-19800 0 2
1978-19790 0 2