Clues written by D. K. Arnott
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D. K. Arnott4137314251Dec 1987Dec 201730y 0m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2376SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)VHCImplant like mine nurses snigger aboutsow + as in pit + sneer (rev.)
2016-2017
2334ALLELUIAHVHCRepetitive song entirely acceptable in recurrent bid to come first in Eurovisionall + U in hail + E (rev.)
2330BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)ThirdEntering Wipers hospital, I limp forward, overwhelmed by battalion’s ruinI in mops H; raze in bn; ref. WW1
2324CELEBRATIONSVHCTerm for festive plays with cribs at Noel?anag. incl. e, & lit.
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCHands-free is cracking little gadgetmen-open in tiny
2309GLOBETROTTERVHCDud left with e.g. Bo Derek? Cook sent him packinganag. incl. l + (D. ‘Del Boy’) Trotter; D. Moore & P. Cook
2015-2016
2296IMPROPERLYVHCSuggest vices or perversion, wanting variety so?anag. less version in imply, & lit.; vice = grip; version = variety
2287VALETVHCAre this man’s labours becoming a male servant?comp. anag. & lit.
2279CLEMENTINEVHCAnagram of ‘in Crete’ lemon? Or this, possiblycomp. anag.; ref. AZ’s faulty anagram of NERITIC
2274SIMPATICOVHCIn Scoop, needing work I’m ready and heading for Ishmaelia as foreign correspondentI’m pat + I all in Sco(op); ref. William Boot in Evelyn Waugh novel
2272SNOWMOBILESecondWombles’ No. 1 hit is perfect vehicle for Tomsk?anag.; ref. Wombles character, Siberian town
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCLibertine’s très sportif, cavorting with no end of sportivesanag. less s; see libertine
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCFancy it’s expanding with beer drinking at homeanag. in w ale containing in, & lit.
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)VHCBeginnings of awareness Adam and Eve tried desperately to purge from soulssurge from poles; anag. incl. a, A, E
2230GATES OF DEATHVHCWhere the fate God’s ordained takes one?a in anag., & lit.
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCLoading up kerb inordinately?anag. & lit.
2220A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)FirstSolitary Christmas – a little snooze, a little canned Mosel (free from M&S), a little cakeNAPOLEON/LONESOME; NAPONOELSOME; Noel some; nap on (M)o(s)el
2209(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)VHCSuspect this ale (not cloudy) could be a beltercomp. anag. incl. c, & lit.
2013-2014
2196SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)VHCAt centre, gymnasts master spinning round bars, producing sound floor exercises, initially using horizontal beams, but not vaultinganag. incl. na; beat + e
2152STUFFED SHIRTVHCIf member’s this, constituents could become most annoyedi.e. tie’s stuffing shirt = shirtiest; & lit.
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)VHCMany said dinners cooked here could be no finerdead sinners; anag.
2139DE RIGUEURThirdBuffalo innards for budget curries required by the tonanag. less first & last letters; buffalo = bewilder
2135LOBVHCBartoli’s art encapsulated by this one shot?anag. less art I, & lit.; ref. Marion B., French tennis player, predominantly from the baseline
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)SecondGoes down, ends round five heading for knockout after C. Clay’s big shotV in dies; M. Ali + k
2118BLOKEISHVHCRather coarse, certainly not suitable for everyonebluish with oke for U, & lit.
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERThirdForce six making centre of E. Grinstead windy?anag. of F rinste & lit.; ref. Beaufort scale
2070MISTREATMENTVHCIn SM tarts mete out no end of thisanag. less s, & lit.
2064COLD TURKEYFirstBoxing Day depression, annual excitement over, essential problem being crackers with no crack?d in col + rut (rev.) + key
2049PARTY-POOPERVHCDevil at pro-Pope rally, shunning everybody?anag. less all, & lit.
2010-2011
2027THRENETICALVHCArrangement for the clarinet redolent of Jeremiah Clarke’s last piece and rich talent wasteddouble anag.; of ref. Jeremiah’s lamentations; JC took his own life at an early age
2014HACKETTEVHCCoat not opening – secured by the careless squeeze of a press stud, perhaps(j)acket in anag.
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCOne freshman’s term spent cavorting with Monica Fagg?anag. incl. one less n, & lit.
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)VHCBroken-down nag or sound type produced by training stables?straining tables; anag.
1992FOULARDSecondClothing terminal to Isadora, entangled with rear of car and dancer’s heada in foul r, d, & lit.
2009-2010
1967SUBORDINATELYThirdHow sous-chef serves pie Bourdain styleanag.; pie (vt); ref. Anthony B., celebrity chef
1962ANADEMFirstNut topping – amande hachéeanag.
1958HANGDOGVHCGough and Hoggard not playing, missing fantastic tour, could become two such miserable specimensdouble anag. less anag. of tour; ref. cricketers
2008-2009
1936LITMUS TESTVHCColourful trial is result of Lawrence’s first and smuttiest novelL + anag.; ref. DHL
1918PALAMPOREVHCUsing my rag, I applied mordant in complex pattern – this grand dimity might resultcomp. anag. & lit.
1914VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)VHCLike a Virgin and Eternal Flame use sample from Jive Talkin’hidden; ref. pop songs
1908WE THREE KINGSVHCCarol Reed was knighted for directing (but not dad)anag. less dad; ref. Sir C. R., film director son of Sir H. Beerbohm Tree (knighted for services to theatre)

 
HCs awarded to D. K. Arnott
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2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2351 RHAGADES
  2347 ASLEEP
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2322 VENTRICOSE
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2300 MISHMASH
  2270 FENESTRA
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2213 SOLECISM
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2187 WEST
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2178 PARISON
  2170 SAYONARA
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2122 NICETY
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
 
2011-2012
  2074 BENNET
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
  2053 PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1988 PERIQUE
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1945 PRISON
  1940 SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1906 MORSE
 
1987-1988
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
 


Annual Honours record of D. K. Arnott
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 0
2016-20171 (0, 0, 1) 4 5 15
2015-20161 (0, 1, 0) 5 3 12
2014-20151 (1, 0, 0) 5 4 11
2013-20140 2 7
2012-20132 (0, 1, 1) 3 2 14
2011-20122 (1, 0, 1) 2 6 14
2010-20111 (0, 1, 0) 4 3 12
2009-20102 (1, 0, 1) 1 7 18
2008-20090 4 3 24
 
1987-19880 0 1