Clues written by J. R. C. Michie
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J. R. C. Michie39133513043Dec 1984Nov 201833y 11mJ. R. Michie
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2421SPASMODICALVHCBroken compass dial not fixedanag.
2017-2018
2373CACOGASTRICVHCContrived acrostic – CAG: Characterising Acid Gutanag.
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCDegas’ art mostly suffering with onset of hairline surface cracksanag. incl. h less t
2014-2015
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHCFare rise return I challenge at end of freezefire rays; I dare (rev.) + at e
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCA large dram, gingerbread and a slice of gateau might result in arterial congestiondouble parkin g
2013-2014
2157MELODRAMATICVHC‘Cardamom-lite’ – could that be construed as description of spicy production?anag.
2011-2012
2078RÉCOLLETThirdHe repairs to cell after lessons in religionRE + anag., & lit.
2074BENNETVHCA bit of grass, a lot of speed and Ecstasy lead to thrillsbenn(y) + E + t
2064COLD TURKEYVHCOld tucker prepared at end of festivityanag. + y, & lit.
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOVHCWay of ordering a lot to eat with Italiancon in anag. & lit.
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCEntry into adulthood from metamorphic change of imago losing last vestige of youthanag. less h
2000TWO THOUSANDVHCHot donut was disastrous for Azed’s stupendous figureanag.
2009-2010
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCDefective armature, half of wire worn out, cause shocktorn; anag. less re
2008-2009
1927TONSURE (Spoonerisms)VHCCourt shut – our net’s brokenanag.; short cut
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERVHCThe latest member of the flea order, jumping parasiteanag. incl. e
1836POSTHASTEVHCLike the progress of the hare that Aesop adaptedanag.
2005-2006
1762DUDDERYVHCHollow diplomacy embraces tit for tatudder in d, y
1733PALESTRAVHCWrestling arts place, about no moreanag. less c., & lit.
2004-2005
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCAncient Greek bones found with a bottle from antiquitylagena; Galen a
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCCock avoids he-wolf prowling area of stubbleanag.
2003-2004
1650SAPHENAVHCSun has a bird occupying half of page, a vital aid for circulationS + a + hen in pa(ge)
1633EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)VHCFavour old, dishevelled tramp with one truly non-U wine, poured without cheeranag.; anag. less U
2002-2003
1593MANSUETEVHCUse meant composedanag. & lit.
1585SHIATSUVHCMassage has its Asian titleanag. + U, & lit.
1999-2000
1441Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)VHCThe locality favoured by small, meaner flybrommer/weevil; bro wee viler.
1437MISTLETOEVHCFix this up top and you could find lips pout to meet!comp. anag., & lit.
1998-1999
1372MASTERSTROKEFirstA major coupMasters troke (see coup2), & lit.; ref. golf
1995-1996
1250SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)VHCA1 strewn with road cones causing arterial congestion (or something similarly painful)anag.
1234AVANT-PROPOSVHCPreliminary matter, a state produced by smashing protons with powera Va + anag. incl. P
1225CURRYThirdBits of umbles removed for consumption by pack of houndsu, r in cry & lit.
1994-1995
1174DINGLE-DANGLEVHCSwinging to and fro from ledge and landing awkwardlyanag.
1993-1994
1100CONCORDANCEVHCPore over chapter on law in discarded reference bookcon c ord(in)ance
1992-1993
1069(P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)VHCIt tops chief justice perhaps and itches so confoundedlyanag.
1989-1990
930SABULOSEVHCSuch grains I’d mixed – in promoting subsoil’s drainagecomp. anag.
1988-1989
887MONSTERThirdDemon doctor reconstructed man from butchered remnantsMO + anag. less anag.
874BLUESTOCKINGVHCMurdoch’s one Tory intrusive boss at home with head of GovernmentBlue stock in G; Iris/Rupert M.
844THEOLOGASTER (Misprints)VHCSample divine cooking of star hotel, Egon, without using namesimple; anag. less n; ref. E. Ronay
1987-1988
827MICKEY-TAKINGVHCJosh, Pat, Kit and Angus dancing without usanag. less us
1985-1986
688CUCURBITALVHCSwelling in Clydesdale’s ankle and a touch of lameness might be described as gourdycurb in cuit a, l

 
HCs awarded to J. R. C. Michie
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2018-2019
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2378 PROPOSAL
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2369 FACETIAE
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2338 TRUMP
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2325 MASON
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2300 MISHMASH
  2283 BARGAIN
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
 
2014-2015
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2213 SOLECISM
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2187 WEST
  2170 SAYONARA
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
 
2012-2013
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
 
2011-2012
  2091 SNIFTER
  2083 BEWITCH
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2058 ROBUST
 
2010-2011
  2027 THRENETICAL
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
 
2007-2008
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
 
2006-2007
  1818 POISSO(N) D’AVRIL (Letters Latent)
  1814 HIPSTER
  1806 INEBRIANT
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1771 PARTERRE
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1719 ANHELATION
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1646 BLACK
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1589 JOKESMITH
 
2001-2002
  1550 MEMORITER
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
 
2000-2001
  1515 SNIDE
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1494 MARATHON
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1424 HEIST
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1389 ALL-OVERISH
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
  1376 LOGO
 
1997-1998
  1351 NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1322 CARPET
 
1996-1997
  1273 SIPOREX
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
  1260 OUT-AND-OUT
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1161 ADIAPHORON
 
1993-1994
  1126 CHEATERY
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
 
1992-1993
  1078 KIRBEH
  1074 DEMIREP
  1052 AGANIPPE
  1048 GALLOPADE
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1021 BEARD
  1013 ALVEARY
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  972 Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)
  961 WAVESON
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  913 ARCHIBALD
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  904 VOETGANGER
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1988-1989
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  866 NECTAREOUS
  853 DEBACLE
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  835 PROSAICAL
  823 SARBACANE
  818 EMBUSQUÉ
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
  809 DOLCE VITA
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  766 GUBBINS
  735 MALIGN
 
1985-1986
  731 STRING
  692 FIDIBUS def. PRICKET (Wrong Number)
 
1984-1985
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
 


Annual Honours record of J. R. C. Michie
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2017-20180 1 7
2016-20170 1 5
2015-20160 0 6
2014-20150 2 5
2013-20140 1 3
2012-20130 0 1
2011-20121 (0, 0, 1) 2 5 26
2010-20110 3 4
2009-20100 1 3
2008-20090 1 2
2007-20080 2 3
2006-20070 0 3
2005-20060 2 6
2004-20050 2 5
2003-20040 2 1
2002-20030 2 3
2001-20020 0 3
2000-20010 0 6
1999-20000 2 3
1998-19991 (1, 0, 0) 0 5
1997-19980 0 2
1996-19970 0 3
1995-19961 (0, 0, 1) 1 2
1994-19950 1 3
1993-19940 1 5
1992-19930 1 4
1991-19920 0 5
1990-19910 0 5
1989-19900 1 6
1988-19891 (0, 0, 1) 2 4 22
1987-19880 1 6
1986-19870 0 2
1985-19860 1 2
1984-19850 0 1