Clues written by M. Barnes
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M. Barnes1400143114Jan 1973Nov 201845y 10m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2395PURITANISMVHCTrump is in a spin – it generates drama in The Crucibleanag.; ref. Judd Trump, snooker player & Arthur Miller play
2005-2006
1741LORD NELSONVHCPiquet’s first, tracking leaders from lap one, readily defeating outgunned Villeneuvefirst letters + Nelson; ref. racing drivers and French commander at Trafalgar
2004-2005
1700FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOWVHCMouldy owd ’Ovis loaf – check what might need trimming at teatimeanag. & lit.
2003-2004
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCRepositioning cine-art with ‘M’, Lang’s purveyor of flickering imagesanag.; ref. Fritz L.
1989-1990
904VOETGANGERVHCSomeone walking on grave – get shiveryanag.
1985-1986
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCElephants are immune to this disorder in man; not miceanag.
683BANISHVHCHas bin affected what bad bread does to good?anag.; ref. Gresham’s Law
1981-1982
478BIBLIOPEGISTVHCBacking my fancy, I spoil big bet – ruined!anag.
473HERRING-BONEVHCGee worked with Hern and O’Brien to get uphill in snowanag. incl. g; ref. racehorse trainers
1980-1981
452DISSENTERISMVHCMinster’s redesigned after sides collapse: it’s got no room for bishopsanag. + anag.
423ACCOUTREVHCActor’s confused with cue – old ones would when tiringanag.; tire (1)
1979-1980
384OUTSPREADINGVHCSickly pseudo-grin at appearance of famous chestnutanag.; ref. Longfellow: ‘The Village Blacksmith’
1974-1975
143Jingle for BALTHAZAR, MELCHIOR, CASPAR (A jingle)VHCMary, Joseph and Jesus’ Caspar swore
As he banged his head on the stable door.
Good thinking, your majesty’, Mary said,
I’d almost decided to call him Fred.’
 
1972-1973
45NEMORALVHC‘Within a Budding Grove’ – that’s our version of le romananag.; ref. Proust: ‘A la Recherche…’

 
HCs awarded to M. Barnes
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
 
2017-2018
  2399 CHARMEUSE
 
2016-2017
  2356 PUBLIC SERVANT
  2318 TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
 
2013-2014
  2168 CENTURY (with missing C) (Missing Letter)
 
2010-2011
  2012 BLOATING
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
 
2002-2003
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
 
1997-1998
  1338 SMART ALEC
 
1993-1994
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
 
1990-1991
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
 
1989-1990
  920 CHRIST-CROSS-ROW
 
1985-1986
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  712 PANTOMIME HORSE
 
1984-1985
  653 INTERNUNCIO
 
1980-1981
  456 BALADINE
  454 CHRISTMAS BOX
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
  426 MISL(E)ADING (Letters Latent)
 
1979-1980
  406 BOIL
  401 GO-AHEAD
 
1978-1979
  358 UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)
  332 NUT-CASE
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
 
1976-1977
  247 FLIVVER
 
1975-1976
  197 CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1972-1973
  50 CORPULE(N)T (Letters Latent)
 


Annual Honours record of M. Barnes
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 1
2016-20170 0 2
 
2014-20150 0 3
2013-20140 0 1
 
2010-20110 0 2
 
2005-20060 1 0
2004-20050 1 0
2003-20040 1 0
2002-20030 0 1
 
1997-19980 0 1
 
1993-19940 0 1
 
1990-19910 0 1
1989-19900 1 1
 
1985-19860 2 2
1984-19850 0 1
 
1981-19820 2 0
1980-19810 2 4
1979-19800 1 2
1978-19790 0 3
1977-19780 0 1
1976-19770 0 1
1975-19760 0 1
1974-19750 1 0
 
1972-19730 1 1