Clues written by A. J. Whittaker
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A. J. Whittaker2903265032Dec 1989Oct 201828y 10mA. Whittaker
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2018-2019
2417ALTARAGE / PROPOSAL (Right and Left)VHCExcited at a large church offering suggestion for too-solemn contents of psalmanag.; pro po + (p)sal(m)
2412UBIQUARIANVHCBuffeted barque hit a tsunami, lost the mast at sea – it’s all overanag. less anag.
2017-2018
2408LUNCHEONETTEVHCA smart —— might serve up meat (lean) or chestnut (pureed)comp. anag. & lit.
2386PENNY-A-LINERVHCHack nearly in penury when short of acceptable linesanag. less U ry, & lit.
2378PROPOSALVHCBid for mate that involves one ring, then a secondpro + O, s in pal, & lit.; engagement/wedding rings
2369FACETIAEVHCPorn star engaged in feat I found pervertedace in anag.
2016-2017
2334ALLELUIAHVHCReplacement of EU? All hail! (What Brexiteers cried in June)anag. & lit.
2324CELEBRATIONSVHCYou have drunk beer a lot in between start and end of Christmas, and old ales tooanag. in C, s; see ale
2015-2016
2287VALETVHCTravel all over the place? Take getting unpacked – he’ll help with thatanag. less r, & lit.
2274SIMPATICOVHCIll-disposed amici stop being thisanag. & lit.
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCThis could be troubled priest in quest of truth, remorselesslyanag. + for + t(ruth)
2250MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)VHCStage fund reorganized in Leno’s timefound; anag. ref. Dan L.
2014-2015
2239ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)SecondBend seems to widen, with ‘50’ sign disappearing after a timesend beams; era + di(L)ate
2235CHOCK-A-BLOCKVHCWine in a two-litre measure put on bar once is fullhock in cab + lock; see SOED for measure
2013-2014
2196SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)VHCPounding means bars struck in Orthodox churches, constructed with beams, are battered, smashed with no sign of stoppinganag.; anag. less red
2183SANGRAILSecondWhat develops mad plot with this? A production of Spamalot, darling!comp. anag. & lit.; ref. musical based on ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’
2174CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMonsters in Scottish lo/re, a sure jackpot for tourist board 
2170SAYONARAVHCSo long a yarn, so rambling – and just beginning!anag. + a
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCMilitary unit one despatched, we hear, united army’s regularsonce; ‘sent’ U +(a)r(m)y
2152STUFFED SHIRTVHCDid farce take in this ‘translated’ pompous ass?stuffed + r in anag.; ref. Bottom in MND
2011-2012
2045CATENATEVHCEven bits of scrap, a large number corroded, make chainsc, a + ten ate; see ten
2010-2011
2027THRENETICALVHCNeed cithara – lento, con moto – to compose such an odecomp. anag. & lit.
2023CHAMBRANLEVHCOrnamental window border seen in church, if old, in sculpted marbleCh. + an in anag.
2009-2010
1979FAR-OUTVHCDizzy or Fats on Blue Note – such noble tonescomp. anag. & lit.; ref. D. Gillespie, F. Navarro, jazz trumpeters, & BN record label
1962ANADEMSecondPrize for victors at Olympia and Nemea, with the old not excluded if mobileanag., less ne
1945PRISONVHCFor porridge, put its two central ingredients, a little salt and oatmeal, in an empty panri s o, all in p(a)n
2008-2009
1908WE THREE KINGSVHCSeeking new mother in stables moves us to see inn’s ‘lamb’comp. anag. & lit.
2007-2008
1856LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)VHCMurali’s doosra sp/un, derailing English battingref. M. Muralitharan
1989-1990
920CHRIST-CROSS-ROWVHCTake in X, and round X scatter every letter in orderr in chi + cross in strow

 
HCs awarded to A. J. Whittaker
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2017-2018
  2403 SWALE (Spoonerisms)
  2399 CHARMEUSE
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2347 ASLEEP
  2338 TRUMP
  2325 MASON
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2318 TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2279 CLEMENTINE
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2270 FENESTRA
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2213 SOLECISM
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
  2205 CUMBERSOME
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2191 PLUG
  2187 WEST
  2178 PARISON
  2165 OUT OF ORDER
  2161 FARRAGO
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2113 PICAROON
  2109 THICKETY
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2083 BEWITCH
  2074 BENNET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
 
2010-2011
  2014 HACKETTE
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1949 PALFRENIER
 
2008-2009
  1936 LITMUS TEST
  1906 MORSE
 
2007-2008
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1858 HUMONGOUS
 
2006-2007
  1814 HIPSTER
 
2005-2006
  1752 MIDWINTER
 
2003-2004
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
 
2001-2002
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
 


Annual Honours record of A. J. Whittaker
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2017-20180 4 2 31
2016-20170 2 6
2015-20160 4 4 28
2014-20151 (0, 1, 0) 1 8
2013-20141 (0, 1, 0) 5 6 12
2012-20130 0 5
2011-20120 1 5
2010-20110 2 1
2009-20101 (0, 1, 0) 2 3 27
2008-20090 1 2
2007-20080 1 2
2006-20070 0 1
2005-20060 0 1
 
2003-20040 0 1
 
2001-20020 0 1
 
1991-19920 0 1
 
1989-19900 1 0