Clues written by M. Earle
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M. Earle2611244128Feb 1981Dec 199413y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1994-1995
1178BOOTLEGVHCBlack gold to be diverted, avoiding the centre of Windsoranag. less d; ref. drilling for oil near Windsor Castle
1156TERPSICHOREANVHCChinese parrot, sick as a canary, perhapsanag.; canary, dance
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdAnimal farm had initi/ator well-developed 
1126CHEATERYVHCIt is what’s turned up when balloon goes up in cityheater for it in city, & lit.
1100CONCORDANCEVHCSee what could bind African National Congress in unityc + cord ANC in one, & lit.
1992-1993
1084PIERCEABLE / SALESGIRL (DLM)VHCShould Celia be permissive, disarmed I’ll ditch the chic
Large, lissotrichous lady who works in a boutique
 
1048GALLOPADEVHCI may be sore of foot by end of onegall o’ pad e, & lit.
1991-1992
1004OIL PAINTINGSFirstBacon’s stuff we turn slain pig intoanag., ref. Francis B.
995STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCI’m not going to bed – ’is hone/ybees teemed in some quarters 
1990-1991
987IRON CURTAINVHCI’m suffering ruination – cold war’s endinganag. incl. c, r & lit.
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHCClobber used on hikeslace ups & lit.; clobber, lace = thrash
922REFORMADOVHC‘Fear doom! Right wrong!’ say Ianag. incl. r & lit.
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCSeries of letters X mean rude words exchangedmean = bad-tempered; rude words exchanged = row
904VOETGANGERVHCA fast car mounted verge on busy roundabout – I could have been killeda GT (rev.) in anag.; i.e. pedestrian
900(C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)VHCA long train has to have a buffet? That may be a false assumptionanag. incl. l
1987-1988
827MICKEY-TAKINGVHCKinnockite may start to groan, but no escaping devilish aim of Spitting Imageanag. incl. g less no
823SARBACANEVHCNasty tipped barbs may be put by one into one(b)arbs anag. + an in ace, & lit.
818EMBUSQUÉVHCLacking aspiration, he bums around entirely without anticipatory object(h)e + anag. + qu(it)e, & lit.
809DOLCE VITAVHCLuxuriation – six soggy cold tea bagsVI in anag.
801LINCHETVHCTurning-point for share-pusher? Technical changes see one unemployedanag. less. c, a
1985-1986
712PANTOMIME HORSEVHCHope monetarism worked for Christmas ‘business’ partnership (executive on boards)anag.
688CUCURBITALVHCAkin to pumpkin or squash but not quite circularanag. less final letter & lit.
1984-1985
653INTERNUNCIOVHCCertain union is without one – result of breakdownanag. less a, & lit.
1983-1984
615HISTORIETTEVHCWork about other times, its manuscript spareanag. less MS, & lit.
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLEVHCEnduring piece of poesy that’s about alley-bound floosiemort in mell in i.e.; poesy = posy
508POSTURE-MAKERVHCHe may order us to keep arm touching back of earanag. + r, & lit.

 
HCs awarded to M. Earle
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1994-1995
  1180 COLD TURKEY
  1152 PARACETAMOL
 
1993-1994
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1130 AGRESTAL
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1104 BURYING-PLACES
 
1992-1993
  1078 KIRBEH
  1065 TANDOORI
  1056 ENTRAIN def. ASTHORE (Wrong Number)
 
1991-1992
  1030 PASTILLE
  1026 LET-OFF
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1021 BEARD
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  982 ALMANAC
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  939 A-PER-SE / ESCROC (Right and Left)
 
1988-1989
  878 MOUSEPIECE
  874 BLUESTOCKING
  853 DEBACLE
 
1987-1988
  814 SPOUSAGE
  805 LITOTES
 
1986-1987
  757 ETHEROMANIAC (Misprints)
  750 SALMAGUNDY (THLMAGUY/OULMAGUY) (750 themed clue)
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  714 MOTE
  701 BALUSTRADE
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  675 CONSTERNATE
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
 
1983-1984
  594 DOINGS
  590 MINEVER
 
1982-1983
  576 TOP-NOTCH
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  564 PARAMENT
  547 GLEEMAN
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1980-1981
  460 SWOOP
 


Annual Honours record of M. Earle
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1994-19950 2 2
1993-19941 (0, 0, 1) 2 4 23
1992-19930 2 3
1991-19921 (1, 0, 0) 1 5
1990-19910 1 4
1989-19900 5 1 17
1988-19890 0 3
1987-19880 5 2 11
1986-19870 0 3
1985-19860 2 2
1984-19850 1 4
1983-19840 1 2
1982-19830 0 4
1981-19820 2 1
1980-19810 0 1