Clues written by Mrs A. M. Walden
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Mrs A. M. Walden4222383346Apr 2011May 20187y 1mMrs A. Walden
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2395PURITANISMVHCBelief in morality in Trump’s America is endlessly confoundedanag. incl. A less s
2390POISSON D’AVRILVHCAn old pissoir, very dodgy, in which Frenchman might be led astrayanag. incl. v
2378PROPOSALVHCOld maid in Morningside almost flipped after a forward suggestionprop + o + las(s) (rev.)
2376SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)VHCAfter a wee dram resistance is crumbling, about to evaporatesowp + anag. less c
2369FACETIAEVHCOffer opposition to Scots espousing independence – they make you laughface + I in tae
2364COMPOST HEAPVHCIt provides fertilizer comprising potash mixed with earthcomp. + anag. incl. e
2016-2017
2351RHAGADESVHCA bit of designer gear has fabricated tears in the surfaceanag. incl. d; ref. fashion for ripped clothing
2347ASLEEPVHCPleased, mostly active, as those retiring hope to be?anag. less d
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBrexit Minister Da/vis’ emotion on leaving EU? 
2334ALLELUIAHVHCRapturous shout acceptable in greeting famous singer making comebackU in hail Ella (Fitzgerald) (rev.)
2330BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)VHC Mooning maiden, one in awfully posh saucy undergarment, starts to zestfully expose natesm + 1 in anag.; bra + first letters
2325MASONVHCLewis is his heir, a disciple under Morse’s leadershipM + a son; see lewis
2322VENTRICOSEVHCAfter a bit of Viagra you’ll find erections abnormally tumescentV + anag.
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCLocum collected pin money with bits of temporary night-time employmentanag. incl. t, n, e
2309GLOBETROTTERFirstCricketer on tour, possibly Root, unwound with treble G&Tanag.; ref. Joe R.
2015-2016
2305AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)VHCRepair differences on entering maturityre in age; repair
2296IMPROPERLYVHCInappropriately intimate, embracing one making lunge?roper in imply; see lunge2
2291AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCriticism su/rfaces: looks the part but can’t act 
2287VALETVHCOne experienced in service accommodating male’s essential requirementsal in vet2, & lit.
2279CLEMENTINEVHCPapal cross?2 mngs.
2274SIMPATICOVHCFriendly postman introducing himself thus on roundI’m Pat in sic o’
2257BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)ThirdRow at school after police raid set teachers’ union aflutterbust up; pit PAT
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCWomen lie – it’s an awkward fact that a dressmaker needs to knoww + anag.
2213SOLECISMVHCBetween you and I, perhaps Miss Cole needs a new lookanag.; ref. Lily C., model and actress
2205CUMBERSOMEVHCHam actor dashing off set has a fewCumber(batch) + some; ham2
2200BRINDISIVHCBlack crust is first indication of incinerated toastB rind is i
2013-2014
2191PLUGVHCExhausted horse starts to pull up, losing ground badlyanag. of first letters
2183SANGRAILVHCFabulous goal celebrated by Argentina, Messi finally with header from leftsang + RA + i + l
2178PARISONVHCSomething needed to make a coupe? You’ll find it in coolera2 in prison
2165OUT OF ORDERVHCExcessive fouls do for Touréanag.; ref. Man. City footballer
2157MELODRAMATICVHCDim male actor raving might appear thusanag. & lit.
2152STUFFED SHIRTSecondBalls, Ed: endlessly stroppy, bombastic typestuff (= nonsense) + Ed + shirt(y)
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)VHCDynamic Renoir, endless pulling in new following, makes Sisley greengrisly scene; n f in anag. less r; ref. Impressionist painters
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)VHCIndian head seen in mahatma-like objects of worship, very Eastern, singular incarnation of opulencehidden; di + v E, s
2126DESPERATEVHCGagging order predates end of caseanag. + e
2118BLOKEISHVHCA bit gross, lacking a touch of urbanity? That’s about rightOK in bl(u)eish, & lit.
2116YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)VHCFestive occasion that has the old imbibing dilute rum. (To come due again in 2018)anag. in ye; Tue = Tuesday
2105TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)VHCTerrific finale for concert – it’s by a North European composer, one who’s very coolt + it + a N; E Berg
2011-2012
2083BEWITCHVHCLive through biting cold spellbe + c in with
2078RÉCOLLETVHCMinor electoral reforms are being droppedanag. less a; see minor
2070MISTREATMENTVHCWhat’s met with martinets out of control?anag. & lit.
2065DERMESTIDAEFirstArticle in German media set out what might be bad news for Brusselsder + anag.; Brussels carpet

 
HCs awarded to Mrs A. M. Walden
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2017-2018
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2338 TRUMP
  2313 PERFECT
 
2015-2016
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2230 GATES OF DEATH
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2187 WEST
  2170 SAYONARA
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2161 FARRAGO
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2135 LOB
  2122 NICETY
  2109 THICKETY
  2100 A STITCH IN TIME
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2064 COLD TURKEY
 
2010-2011
  2027 THRENETICAL
 


Annual Honours record of Mrs A. M. Walden
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YearPrizes
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2016-20171 (1, 0, 0) 8 3 6
2015-20161 (0, 0, 1) 6 4 10
2014-20150 4 7 25
2013-20141 (0, 1, 0) 5 6 12
2012-20130 6 6 16
2011-20121 (1, 0, 0) 3 2 17
2010-20110 0 1