Clues written by J. J. Moore
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J. J. Moore3911376141Dec 1953Dec 199239y 0m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1986-1987
766GUBBINSVHCBooks among Penguins with authors not shown? Rubbish!bb in (Pen)guins
740ESCADRILLEVHCFrench fleet caught in stormy sea on exercise near Spainc in anag. + drill + E
735MALIGNVHCBlack African nation on the borders of GabonMali + G,n
1985-1986
714MOTEVHCBailey’s stonewalling impressed here, England’s opener and Graveney having been sent backE + Tom (all rev.); mote3; ref. England cricketers
709GINGERVHCLike Barbarossa, a trap set by Germany, exterminating great numbersgin + Ger(many); ref. German invasion of Russia
688CUCURBITALVHCJock’s ankle, swelling inside, before long just like a loofahcurb in cuit + a, l; a = before
1984-1985
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCLighter? Match? They’ve finished off many an old timbered roofbarge, couple
649AUSTRALORPVHCA wild rural spot, it provided just what Victorian poachers neededanag.
640MACHETEVHCMack, once called ‘knife’mac hete
1983-1984
585FLABELLIFORMVHCRadiating outward in divergent folds, the onset of bombing will have destroyed all life-form aroundb in anag.
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHVHCA cut above the otherstop notch & lit.
564PARAMENTVHCFeature of Emperor’s clothes, no doubt, extremes of paranoia – king not all therep, a R ament
552NOURICE-FEEVHCFierce one, swinging wildly, catches middle of stump: this is still bedevilling Fowlerit in anag. Norman F.
1981-1982
495CACOETHESVHCCompulsive itch, first sign of chilblains; each toe’s affectedc + anag.
491SEVENTY-EIGHTVHCI’m nearing 80, too old for discos, smooth, yet gnarled in appearanceeven, anag. in sight
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCDrink and oil going up? Maggie, it’s disastrous. My work’s bound to be shelvedbib + oil (rev.) + Peg + anag.; Peg, Maggie, short for Margaret
1980-1981
447URTICARIA / APOGRAPHS (Right and Left)VHCSkin eruption – it’s to be treated with curari – active initially as pimples or gatherings, with painfully sharp repetitionsanag.; intial letters + anag.
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCarter and Reagan are hopeful, but is Anderson too fee/ble to succeed? 
426MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)VHCDreadfully dismal batting; with one scored, gone, making one mistakeanag. + in +g(one); mistake v.i.
1979-1980
406BOILVHCA gathering storm2 meanings
375SPREATHEVHCPier that is cast in sea by the rough south-westerlyp(i.e.)r in sea + the
1978-1979
354SHEER-HULKVHCHere’s, in altered form, the body of a ship, docked, deck mostly cut awayanag. + hul(l), (dec)k
352FAIRY LIGHTSVHCA set of these can make a fir sightlyanag. & lit.; set = setting
1976-1977
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)VHCThe lands catch? O.K., let’s correct the nut 
243OLYMPICVHCSuch was the success of Fox – a change of policy ending in reformSgt. J. Fox, O. gold medal winner
221PADDY-WHACKVHCTake the mickey out of me and it’s a clout I’ll be giving youi.e. paddy-whack less paddy = whack
208RALPHVHCHe could cause the hapless printer to lose false teeth in presscomp. anag. & lit.
Ximenes competitions
1970-1971
1123MAXIMISTVHCMy saws sparkle: the rule is to leave nothing out in the dampaxi(o)m in mist; saw3
1965-1966
860CORSAGEThirdHomer’s bound to put years on one: checking figures is more my linecor’s age; cor2 = homer1
1960-1961
634BEDSTEADVHCCould Queen Elizabeth have slept here? Half the “beth” is missing from the sign and the date’s wrongbe(th) + d.s. + anag.; del segno, music
1958-1959
495PARTISANVHCAmid the extremes of privation, with little artillery, I’d have the storm-troopers in pursuitart. + I + SA, all in p,n, & lit.
1957-1958
482LEASING-MAKERVHCK.’s general aim is to have a revolution here, and here’s a voice in supportanag. & lit.; Khrushchev
451MEGAPODEVHCAt a Victorian hen-party it would not be unusual to see me break into songme gap ode; gap vb.
1956-1957
415When the snow lay round about (Anagram)First“What laud you?” “The new-born Son.” 
1955-1956
382ABSTAINVHCAustralia’s opening bats are shaky at the wicket: some sobering advice is neededA + anag. + in
347TELEVISORVHCWhere we watched the downfall of Revie’s lotanag. & lit.; ref. 1955 FA cup final, Don Revie’s Man. City losing 3-1 to Newcastle
1954 (2)
302MARTINVHCAfter March it comes back NorthMar + it (rev.) + N, & lit.

 
HCs awarded to J. J. Moore
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1992-1993
  1074 DEMIREP
  1061 MAGIC
 
1991-1992
  1026 LET-OFF
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  982 ALMANAC
 
1988-1989
  887 MONSTER
  862 OFF-AND-ON
  849 VISITE
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  796 UPHOLSTERY
  792 DISTHENE (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
  770 HERMITS
  764 CHILDERMAS
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
  696 ANTIMNEMONIC
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  653 INTERNUNCIO
 
1983-1984
  603 FIGULINE
 
1982-1983
  568 TETHER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1981-1982
  525 PABOUCHE
  521 ATTITUDINISE
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
  460 SWOOP
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  430 TEGULA
 
1979-1980
  384 OUTSPREADING
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  371 GRADIN
 
1978-1979
  332 NUT-CASE
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  289 AMNESIAC
  259 TRANSIRE
 
1976-1977
  247 FLIVVER
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1970-1971
  1143 MORGIANA
  1115 FLESH-POTTERY
 
1964-1965
  825 COACHES
 
1963-1964
  782 SWELL
  760 METAMORPHOSE
 
1959-1960
  555 JURYWOMAN
  551 PITCHER
 
1958-1959
  529 BUTTY-COLLIER
  504 LEAD-LINE
  500 MOTHERS-IN-LAW
 
1957-1958
  477 SEDATENESS
  473 LISSOME (Printer’s Devilry)
  443 HALF-SEAS-OVER
 
1956-1957
  425 TRAVERSE
  417 SINECURE
 
1954 (2)
  325 MARRYING
  304 ORLEANS
  289 CISTERN
 
1954 (1)
  263 We think so then and we thought so still! (Anagram)
 


Annual Honours record of J. J. Moore
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
1992-19930 0 2
1991-19920 0 2
1990-19910 0 2
 
1988-19890 0 4
1987-19880 0 2
1986-19870 3 3
1985-19860 3 3
1984-19850 3 4
1983-19840 1 1
1982-19830 3 1
1981-19820 3 5
1980-19810 3 4
1979-19800 2 3
1978-19790 2 2
1977-19780 0 2
1976-19770 4 1 25
 
Ximenes competitions
1970-19710 1 2
 
1965-19661 (0, 0, 1) 0 0
1964-19650 0 1
1963-19640 0 2
 
1960-19610 1 0
1959-19600 0 2
1958-19590 1 3
1957-19580 2 3
1956-19571 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
1955-19560 2 0
1954 (2)0 1 3
1954 (1)0 0 1