Clues written by N. Connaughton
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N. Connaughton4243357349Feb 1997Nov 201821y 9m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2421SPASMODICALVHCJerky is sun-imbued spiced meat Aldi & Co. supplyS in Spam + anag.
2417ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)VHCChurch funds are deployed at large scheme for OAPs left all at seaa + anag.; pro + anag. incl. l
2017-2018
2369FACETIAEVHCFoyles and company’s expression to indicate anything erotic, primarilyfirst letters & lit.
2016-2017
2356PUBLIC SERVANTVHCBent Cup rivals nobbled an officialanag.
2324CELEBRATIONSVHCBoozy olés in bar, etcanag. & lit.
2322VENTRICOSEVHCBeing so, I’ve corset on tight, hiding a blobanag. less o, & lit.
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)FirstPrivates exposed if shielded by very small fig leafmen open in tiny
2015-2016
2291AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA vintage so/ng can be too dry for some tastes 
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCIs it a new shape around fifty?L in anag. & lit.
2230GATES OF DEATHVHCA fate the gods ordainedanag. & lit.
2013-2014
2170SAYONARAVHCIt ruined a yarn carrying on so longSA + o’ in anag.
2157MELODRAMATICVHCA calm mediator would be otherwise if thisanag. & lit.
2152STUFFED SHIRTFirstTroublesome turf shifted after spades budge sods + anag.; see budge2
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)VHCDivine little number old hat in ladies?Latin Hades; infer n o
2122NICETYVHCA tiny change shifting meaning, possiblyanag. less hang (n), & lit.
2105TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)VHCFrigid American bird repelled very big name bonking aroundgrebe (rev.); n at it (rev.)
2011-2012
2064COLD TURKEYVHCWhat the truly coked-up might do if withdrawing completely from itanag. less up, & lit.
2053PERISHER def. ESTIMATE (Wrong Number)ThirdRogue share price down on a hundred somehowanag. less a C; price
2007-2008
1875GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)VHCDrop out and get stoned at university? Parent to become rather angryanag.; up rear (v)
1836POSTHASTEVHCAnimated Pat’s ethos?anag. & lit.; ref. Postman P.
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCFor doing one irregularly, pro gardener cops itcomp. anag. & lit.
1746ENTOMICVHCOrganize rare —— safaris into America’s rainforestcomp. anag. & lit.
1737ANIMUSVHCNo English delight about Northern Ireland’s goal or fighting spiritNI in amus(E), 2 defs.; ref. World Cup qualifier
2004-2005
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCGirl with feminine name?Angela; gal + Ena, & lit.
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCDusky dial feature?double mng.
1698CROSSTIEVHCA snugly embedded sleeper is a warm kipper, saycross tie
1689SYNODVHCThe yen to consume too much underpinning special diet?s Yn OD
1680PILLOW-CUPVHCOut of bed after medicinal one, heading for toilet?pill o(ne) WC up, & lit.
2003-2004
1672IMPASTOS (Spoonerisms)SecondPiers heavily tainted when taken in by rogue photos? Not half!tiers…painted; as in imp (pho)tos; ref Piers Morgan
1650SAPHENAFirstOne’s on drip after clot in ——?sap + hen + a, & lit.
2002-2003
1606TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)VHCRun out of foul latrines, heading for the tall grass!anag. less r + t
1596GENISTA (Definition of Anagram)FirstIs bagged by the chap first to arrive?seating; is in gent + a, & lit.
1593MANSUETEVHCGentle old-fashioned locks absorbing a lot of canal timeSue(z) t in mane
2001-2002
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCLacking depth, he’s alert to God in a misguided wayanag. less d, & lit.
1546TRANSPARENTVHCNew entrants might accept average round in Openpar in anag.; ref golf
2000-2001
1500GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)VHCF-fool hiding in tub, curiouslyGGITUNBOAT; anag. in g-goat
1480SAMARITANVHCPop star mania? I listen to the blues, myself!anag.
1476LIGNIPERDOUSVHCUsing old pier inordinately’s damaging woodanag.
1999-2000
1450PRETENDANTVHCParent wandering about leads to this escort not dallying!initials in anag., & lit.
1419SPLODGEVHCA ——’s rinsed out? Persil’s a godsend!comp. anag. & lit.
1998-1999
1398PERMETHRINThirdBugs this’ll reduce in number e.g. thripscomp. anag. & lit.; reduce = resolve itself
1387Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)VHCA Swansea lad’s idyllic charms this month. 

 
HCs awarded to N. Connaughton
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2017-2018
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2265 ESPRIT FORT
  2261 GANGSTERLAND
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2213 SOLECISM
  2205 CUMBERSOME
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2178 PARISON
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
  2161 FARRAGO
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2126 DESPERATE
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2113 PICAROON
 
2011-2012
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
 
2010-2011
  2006 GROAN (Spoonerisms)
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
 
2008-2009
  1893 EARTHY
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
 
2006-2007
  1810 HARE / POSEUR / SERINETTE (DLM)
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1788 ETHEREAL OILS
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1779 NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1762 DUDDERY
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1741 LORD NELSON
 
2004-2005
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1694 MISINTERPRET
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1641 GADGETEER
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1615 RUGATE
  1585 SHIATSU
  1576 FACADE
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1524 INGRATITUDE
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1999-2000
  1428 CRICETID
  1424 HEIST
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1997-1998
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1294 TRANSENNA
  1290 NITERIE
 


Annual Honours record of N. Connaughton
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 3
2016-20171 (1, 0, 0) 3 3 19
2015-20160 1 2
2014-20150 2 3
2013-20141 (1, 0, 0) 2 6 25
2012-20130 3 4
2011-20121 (0, 0, 1) 1 3
2010-20110 0 2
 
2008-20090 0 2
2007-20080 2 6
2006-20070 0 5
2005-20060 3 7
2004-20050 5 4 17
2003-20042 (1, 1, 0) 0 3 28
2002-20031 (1, 0, 0) 2 5 24
2001-20020 2 6
2000-20010 3 3
1999-20000 2 3
1998-19991 (0, 0, 1) 1 0
1997-19980 0 1
1996-19970 0 2