Clues written by A. Plumb
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A. Plumb3601355937Feb 2003Oct 201815y 8m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2412UBIQUARIANVHCRun-ins with quite an abrasive drunk – turns out ’e’s —— in tavernscomp. anag. & lit.
2017-2018
2408LUNCHEONETTEVHCUncle with no teeth fixed in appropriate place for a biteanag.
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCHide problems from rector as he prepared to embrace Godr + gad in anag.
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDid you see deer running around, fo/lks? 
2325MASONVHCMuch stone at new builds the —— cutcomp. anag. & lit.
2309GLOBETROTTERVHCLeft to get orbiter redeveloped, wanting current one to round the worldanag. incl. l, less i
2015-2016
2291AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne might le/t Ely home to the National Trust 
2274SIMPATICOVHCRattle impact is getting opera’s overture in harmonyanag. + o; ref. Simon R.
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCTransport some own to cross peaks of bitter Inuit landb, I, l in anag., & lit.
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCFir spotter possibly could also make forest trip, one thinks rationallydouble anag.
2014-2015
2222OBJECT LESSONVHCExample of JC set noble resolves around the Sabbatho’ + S in anag.;ref. AZ
2213SOLECISMVHCCamisole’s tight, cutting a boobanag. less a
2013-2014
2183SANGRAILVHCAngrily sour, struggling to secure first in AZED? It could become your ——comp. anag. & lit.
2152STUFFED SHIRTVHCConservative silly to obstruct and dither about Syria’s leader in motionstuff + S in anag.
2012-2013
2100A STITCH IN TIMEVHCAfter start of AZED, Chambers initially in the mitts – I fancy a timely procedureA + anag. incl. C
2011-2012
2091SNIFTERVHCStrong breeze in forest stirred up old leavesanag. less o
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCBeetles – models made despite power cut around end of warr in anag. less P; ref. VW cars
2064COLD TURKEYSecondDuly rock with the shakes after removal of heroin produces withdrawal symptomsanag. less H
2062APPLE-KNOCKERVHCApparently pan’s stuck in oven, creating goopapp + knock in leer
2010-2011
2031EMBROIDERYVHCDizzy bored, almost, with my dire jazzanag. less d; ref. D. Gillespie
2027THRENETICALVHCLike a keen jockey I canter with the rear out of pommelanag. incl. l; keen2
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCAlarm about endlessly weak reforms tending to bring into coalition a reversal of cutting of deficit, one hopesover + anag. less k; hidden rev.
2014HACKETTEVHCTake the tattered clothing around for rag-woman?c. in anag.
2012BLOATINGVHCBragging about first in Law? Bar student’s head is swellingL in boasting less s
2009-2010
1984ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)VHCLie on war motive – like Blair?anag.; motive adj.
1979FAR-OUTVHCFrequently securing first in AZED – completely satisfyingA in fr. + out
1971WATERMANSHIPVHCIt’s possibly poor, at first, in a Thames row when Oxford’s lead is lostanag. incl. p less O, & lit.
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCWound arm with gun’s second shot in LATA; anag. incl. u in TA
1949PALFRENIERVHCGroom could become paler if one runs off with ringanag. incl. r, less o
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)VHCBarely has time to nip to storecan in’s t; nip
2008-2009
1901SANITISEVHCFine anagram I sent is securing first in AZEDA in anag.; fine, anagram, transitive verbs
2006-2007
1801RUSE DE GUERREVHCStratagem Russia used with regret, almost, in the wars against the EastRU + anag. less t + E
2004-2005
1715RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)VHCGrinding pars out in German Open could make Els era end in styleanag. + in G; anag. + e
1711MINUSVHCDeficient Military Intelligence followed by America incarcerating a large numbern in MI US
2003-2004
1659SCAREDY-CATVHCJazz singing embodying clubs ready to play funkanag. + c all in scat
2002-2003
1602FENESTRAVHCOpening iron sent flying at Royal and AncientFe + anag. + R & A

 
HCs awarded to A. Plumb
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2018-2019
  2417 ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)
 
2017-2018
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2347 ASLEEP
  2338 TRUMP
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2324 CELEBRATIONS
  2313 PERFECT
 
2015-2016
  2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)
  2287 VALET
  2283 BARGAIN
  2270 FENESTRA
 
2014-2015
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2205 CUMBERSOME
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2187 WEST
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2161 FARRAGO
 
2012-2013
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2113 PICAROON
 
2011-2012
  2058 ROBUST
  2053 PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2036 AL CONTO
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  1997 FADO
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1914 VE(S)TAL (Letters Latent)
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1845 UPBRAID
 
2006-2007
  1823 KISS
  1814 HIPSTER
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1771 PARTERRE
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1737 ANIMUS
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
  1689 SYNOD
 
2003-2004
  1628 ENCOMION
 
2002-2003
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
 


Annual Honours record of A. Plumb
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 4
2016-20170 4 6 26
2015-20160 4 3 28
2014-20150 2 5
2013-20140 2 4
2012-20130 1 2
2011-20121 (0, 1, 0) 3 3 17
2010-20110 5 3 15
2009-20100 6 3 11
2008-20090 1 5
2007-20080 0 4
2006-20070 1 5
2005-20060 0 5
2004-20050 2 3
2003-20040 1 1
2002-20030 1 1