Clues written by M. J. Bath
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M. J. Bath2311216125Nov 1990Jul 201827y 8mM. Bath
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2403SWALE (Spoonerisms)VHC‘Bike log’ describes one cycling round what’s left of English countrylike bog; Wales cyclically
2009-2010
1962ANADEMVHCCook made an onion ringanag.
2005-2006
1771PARTERREVHCMaybe Duchess’s bottom is pert rear after surgeryanag.; ref. D. Theatre, London
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHCDoes interest Char/ing Cross/Bank customer 
2003-2004
1637AMNESICVHCMachines without access to high-density floppy may be unable to retrieve informationanag. less h
1624BELAYVHCCliff’s ‘ropy’ turn to counter precipitation is live songbe lay; ref. Sir C. Richard singing at Wimbledon when rain stopped play
2002-2003
1619GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWith yo/ur philosophy as an asset the body challengesasanas
1593MANSUETEVHCBattered English team’s sunk without cover – and past caring!anag. incl. E, (s)un(k)
2001-2002
1563SLYBOOTSFirstA tinker with the computer starts one learning some dodgesSly boots; ref ‘Taming of the Shrew’
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCWithout a bit of prompting Telegraph’s too complicated for dull schoolmananag. less p; ref. crossword
1546TRANSPARENTVHCThe rail system has sacrificed its independence to the maintainer of the line – as all can seetra(i)ns parent; ref Railtrack, etc
1541CHUPRASSYVHCPage such as leaders of yesteryear’s raj directedanag. incl. p, y, r, & lit.
2000-2001
1492The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)VHCAl accrued more votes yet a rich Bush made it 
1998-1999
1363MAVIN def. THONG (Wrong Number)VHCWhip is from bird in the buffmav(is) in; whip
1997-1998
1346PHARISEEVHCIgnoring the essence of Moses he praises formanag. less s, & lit.
1316FINGERLICKIN’VHCIn KFC one liner ‘good’ is qualified thusanag. incl. I, & lit.
1996-1997
1307AGILE (Spoonerisms)VHCE.g. Ali punch-drunk? Certainly left dimmed!anag.
1273SIPOREXVHCPrince’s ex and lothario’s hind quarter cavorting – such is used in fabricationPr’s ex io anag.
1995-1996
1232The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)SecondOdd, William, how that sour sonnet touches. 
1225CURRYVHCAre Hackney scrubbers like Barking ones apparently – called Ruby?cur-ry; Ruby Murray, Cockney rhyming slang for curry
1993-1994
1128CHRISTMAS PRESENTVHCManchester’s strip taking spin – Such gets Boon given out in the ‘Australian’s summer’anag.; ref cricket players
1104BURYING-PLACESVHCPlaying ‘Bruce’s’ spin? At these grounds there are no quick deliveriesanag.; ref. current Test series
1992-1993
1065TANDOORIVHCOntario cooking encapsulates the latest thing in Red Indian style of cuisined in anag.

 
HCs awarded to M. J. Bath
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2016-2017
  2325 MASON
  2322 VENTRICOSE
 
2015-2016
  2287 VALET
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2226 DOUBLE-PARKING
 
2011-2012
  2045 CATENATE
 
2009-2010
  1960 NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)
 
2008-2009
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1910 BARPERSON
  1901 SANITISE
  1888 RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2005-2006
  1775 ROUGH-AND-READY
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1711 MINUS
  1707 GALENA (Definition of Anagram)
  1689 SYNOD
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1680 PILLOW-CUP
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1650 SAPHENA
  1641 GADGETEER
 
2002-2003
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
 
2001-2002
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
  1519 CARRY-ON
 
2000-2001
  1511 DEEP-SEATED
  1485 BOURSE / TIFOSO (Right and Left)
  1480 SAMARITAN
 
1999-2000
  1463 REVERSIONAL
  1454 GET-UP
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1441 Word containing MM displaced by a bug (Millennium Bug)
  1424 HEIST
 
1998-1999
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1387 Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)
  1376 LOGO
  1372 MASTERSTROKE
 
1997-1998
  1312 REST-CURE
 
1996-1997
  1300 OXFORD (extra O) (Extra Letter)
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1281 ABLUTOMANE
 
1995-1996
  1255 CATAFALCO
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1220 CASSANDRA
  1212 HILDING
 
1994-1995
  1200 Nine letter word (C and T latent) (Letters Latent)
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1169 BLITHE / URSINE (Right and Left)
  1165 YAPSTER
  1161 ADIAPHORON
 
1993-1994
  1139 BENJAMIN
  1134 TOVARICH
  1122 BASILIAN
  1113 EMPLASTRUM
  1108 GREEN
 
1992-1993
  1095 STINK
  1078 KIRBEH
  1076 PARLOUR GAMES
  1074 DEMIREP
  1061 MAGIC
 
1990-1991
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
 


Annual Honours record of M. J. Bath
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 0
2016-20170 0 2
2015-20160 0 2
2014-20150 0 1
 
2011-20120 0 1
 
2009-20100 1 1
2008-20090 0 4
 
2005-20060 2 1
2004-20050 0 6
2003-20040 2 3
2002-20030 2 1
2001-20021 (1, 0, 0) 3 2 17
2000-20010 1 3
1999-20000 0 5
1998-19990 1 4
1997-19980 2 1
1996-19970 2 3
1995-19961 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1994-19950 0 5
1993-19940 2 5
1992-19930 1 5
 
1990-19910 0 1