Clues written by J. Grimes
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J. Grimes4955399759Jul 1989Nov 201728y 4m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2369FACETIAEFirstWhat wags feature in acts? Turns with ——, possiblycomp. anag. & lit.
2016-2017
2347ASLEEPFirstWhat gets you this nightly? Tallying sheep, possiblycomp. anag. & lit.
2309GLOBETROTTERSecondRole of Jason going after Golden prize in film?(Golden) Globe + Trotter, & lit.; ref. film ‘Jason and the Argonauts’, David J. in TV comedy series ‘Only Fools and Horses’
2015-2016
2300MISHMASHFirstConfused mass Hamish expresses as ‘guddle’anag. less as, & lit.
2261GANGSTERLANDSecondCrooked side of town Legs D ran at end of bootlegging?anag. incl. n, g; ref. Jack ‘Legs’ Diamond, US gangster during Prohibition
2014-2015
2248WAISTLINEVHCWhat chips one eats endlessly will ultimately ruin?anag. incl. I less n, & lit.
2226DOUBLE-PARKINGVHCTransport loading up kerb?anag. & lit.
2013-2014
2196SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)VHCRaving mates ran musical bars with straight beams from strobe at edgeanag.; hidden
2191PLUGVHCCentrepiece of amalgam in canine?l in pug, & lit.
2168CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)VHCOld soldiers in a bath, introduction of Noel truce ending in muddy playbatch; anag. incl. N, y; ref. WWI incident
2012-2013
2144INFERNO (Spoonerisms)VHCFan of equestrian’s finale with rein? Hickstead’s here!Styx heads; anag. incl. n
2135LOBVHCLiberal old boy Nick’s changing sides by abandoning campaign group pitchL OB; rob with l for r; lob(by)
2126DESPERATEVHCBarge chap ignoring chart steered up the creekanag. incl. (ch.)ap
2118BLOKEISHVHCHot boys, expressing yen, like Nuts – being so?anag. incl. H less y; ref. popular lad mag
2113PICAROONVHCOne lifting what’s good from freight inspired by nip o’ rum?car(g)o in anag., & lit.
2100A STITCH IN TIMEVHCPopular Wisdom flick cinema hit about singular idiots tit in anag.; ref. 1963 Norman W. film
2011-2012
2078RÉCOLLETVHCI’ll be cloaked in le cloître détachéanag. less I, & lit.
2065DERMESTIDAEVHCEnglish covertly sited armed harbours hide destroyersE in anag.
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOVHCAs trattoria list offering numerous costed options with assorted startersanag. of first letters, & lit.
2019OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)VHCBully dealing Ecstasy round rave with harmonizing techno beat enthralling oneanag. incl. E, O, w; I in anag.
2010A COMING OF AGEVHCWhat’s represented if little adult can e.g. go with ring to bag maiden?m in anag. incl. O
2006GROAN (Spoonerisms)FirstSee king crowned, grand on horse, organ playing some allegro anthemscreaking sound; g + roan/anag./hidden
2009-2010
1984ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)SecondFan E. Blair won putting out book?anag. less b, & lit.; fan vb
1979FAR-OUTVHCFab Four at work beginning to formulate a Magical Touranag. & f + a + anag.
1967SUBORDINATELYVHCYank used Tony Blair like a lackeyanag.
1949PALFRENIERVHCUnveiling life partner could make this groom tenseanag. incl. t
1945PRISONVHCPlace right for ring involved in corruptionr for o in poison, & lit.
2008-2009
1910BARPERSONVHCOne’s found working right poser in Prohibitionanag. incl. r in ban, & lit.
2007-2008
1884FREELOADERVHCSee ace secured by staggering Federer – he’s effortlessly taking advantagelo a in anag.
1875GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)VHCTo cultivate beginning of end for love in turmoil drop ring in bottomless draine for 0 in uproar; o in gutte(r)
1849AUXESISVHCUranium treasure site in waters up north of Iceland will produce growthU ‘X’ in sea (rev.) + IS
2006-2007
1806INEBRIANTVHCFuzz ban niterie doling out Ecstasy that’s mind-blowinganag. less E
1797HEARTVHCWhat may be stolen if love supersedes sense?ear for 0 in hot, & lit.
1788ETHEREAL OILSThirdPresent in fresh aloe lilies lie leaves producing aromaticsthere in anag. less lie
2005-2006
1779NEWIE (misprint of U) (Misprints)VHCFresh constriction that is displacing trade in racecourseconstruction; i.e. for market in Newmarket
1752MIDWINTERSecondCarol’s bleak period in time R. W. died tragicallyanag. incl. d; ref. the late Richard Whiteley/‘Countdown’, and C. Rossetti carol
1746ENTOMICVHCWhat one changes in mien for parody of flits, sayi.e. en to mic in mien = mimic
2004-2005
1711MINUSVHCSign of negativity in pits with uranium used for energyU for E in mines
2003-2004
1676CRINGE-MAKINGFirstGinger McCain splashed out a thousand for colt of very little meritanag. with K for c; ref. racehorse trainer
1667CLARINIVHCCharlie in Busted – he pulls out the stops!anag. less he; ref. rock band
1654CRESCENT / ENTHRALS (Overlaps)VHCBent, booting ball out of soccer ground, thrills the Arsenal fanatical (but not team’s heart)anag. less o; anag. less ea; ref. Marcus B., Leicester City footballer
1628ENCOMIONVHCShow love for maiden in mnemonic moving tributeanag. with O for m
2002-2003
1572SHIELD-MAYVHCAli: ‘My daughter, she trained as a fighting woman’anag. incl. d; ref. Mohammad A.’s boxing daughter
2000-2001
1485BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)VHCItalian fan is too nervous about Ferrari’s number one, sweating before swerving ruse in traffic hotspotF in anag.; BO + anag.
1999-2000
1463REVERSIONALVHCSlipping back iron leaves jockey clutching racehorse’s headr in anag.; iron = stirrup
1997-1998
1334CATACHRESTICVHCUsing ‘luxuriant’ for ‘luxurious’ about arches carved in classical Greek stylec. + anag. in Attic
1322CARPETVHCThis may be Persian, as in it hides Persian catcomp. anag.
1992-1993
1069(P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)VHCWhat makes Bruce’s top hilarious does itch when wornanag. ref. B. Forsyth
1989-1990
930SABULOSEVHCGritty SAS blow up enemies? It wipes men outcomp. anag.

 
HCs awarded to J. Grimes
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2017-2018
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2338 TRUMP
  2325 MASON
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2313 PERFECT
 
2015-2016
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2291 AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)
  2287 VALET
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2272 SNOWMOBILE
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
 
2014-2015
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2239 ERADIATE (Spoonerisms)
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2213 SOLECISM
  2205 CUMBERSOME
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2183 SANGRAIL
  2178 PARISON
  2161 FARRAGO
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
  2148 ZOLLVEREIN
 
2012-2013
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2064 COLD TURKEY
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2014 HACKETTE
  2012 BLOATING
  1997 FADO
  1992 FOULARD
 
2009-2010
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1958 HANGDOG
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1918 PALAMPORE
 
2007-2008
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1836 POSTHASTE
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1827 AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)
  1823 KISS
  1814 HIPSTER
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
  1771 PARTERRE
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1762 DUDDERY
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1702 WORDSMITHERY
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1646 BLACK
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
  1602 FENESTRA
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1593 MANSUETE
  1589 JOKESMITH
 
2001-2002
  1567 QUEEN
  1546 TRANSPARENT
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1528 STROP (Spoonerisms)
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1500 GIT (on board ship) (Ship of Fools)
  1480 SAMARITAN
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1459 GREATEST (Spoonerisms)
  1454 GET-UP
  1428 CRICETID
  1419 SPLODGE
 
1998-1999
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1376 LOGO
 
1997-1998
  1329 PITHOS
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1268 ARGIE-BARGIE
 
1994-1995
  1190 DENARIUS
 
1993-1994
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
 
1989-1990
  895 TONE DEAF
 


Annual Honours record of J. Grimes
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20172 (1, 1, 0) 0 6 26
2015-20162 (1, 1, 0) 0 6 28
2014-20150 2 7
2013-20140 3 5
2012-20130 6 3 16
2011-20120 2 2
2010-20111 (1, 0, 0) 3 7 15
2009-20101 (0, 1, 0) 4 3 11
2008-20090 1 2
2007-20080 3 5
2006-20071 (0, 0, 1) 2 7 26
2005-20061 (0, 1, 0) 2 6 25
2004-20050 1 3
2003-20041 (1, 0, 0) 3 4 20
2002-20030 1 6
2001-20020 0 8
2000-20010 1 3
1999-20000 1 4
1998-19990 0 2
1997-19980 2 2
1996-19970 0 1
 
1994-19950 0 1
1993-19940 0 2
1992-19930 1 0
 
1989-19900 1 1