Clues written by T. A. J. Spencer
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T. A. J. Spencer2202204824Feb 1956Jan 198528y 11mA. J. Spencer
T. A. Spencer
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1983-1984
603FIGULINEVHCExample of potter’s art form – top class 50 in opening of exhibitionfig. U L in e; snooker
1981-1982
525PABOUCHEVHCSuch as father applied to babe’s extremities involving cry of pain?pa + ouch in b, e
521ATTITUDINISEVHCPose suited Titian workanag.
517IMMORTELLEVHCBrook-like flower bickering or source of energy mill metanag. incl. e; ref. Tennyson’s Brook
486JUMPED-UPVHCGo-ahead cleared leading competitorsjumped + up
1980-1981
469APLUSTREThirdOrnament at super vessel’s sternanag. incl. l, & lit.
439LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCPet ro/ll-on can slim – it strips a broad 
1979-1980
406BOILVHCStromboli throwing much sulphur up activated eruptionanag. less mort S (rev.)
375SPREATHEVHCChap, if nursing broken cuit, needs therapeutics badlycomp. anag.
1978-1979
362SEA-SOLDIERVHCBoth Tommy and Jack as orderlies lacking heart for promotionanag. less o
1977-1978
259TRANSIREVHCForm of strainer needed in order to clear portanag.
1974-1975
118OPERETTIST (Misprints)VHCTemperamental artiste lacking a top E might strain producerlight; anag. less a
114PANICThirdGrass – one source of information retained by a policemanan i in PC
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCReorganization of G.P.O. – all wires ready to be dispatchedanag.
1973-1974
92BRAINWASHVHCBrassière being laundered, whence a clean breast may emergebra in wash
79SLAPSTICKVHCFilm in which a lot of pastry is thrown aboutpast(ry) anag. in slick
1972-1973
43A neologism (Neologisms)VHCANTISEXTRIXB
Ximenes competitions
1969-1970
1100BEAU(C)LER(C) (Letters Latent)VHCA blue, upset English king—a ruler whose letters were not latentanag. + E R; lost heir, 1120
1089ENCLOISTERVHCResult of fiddling elections—Right keep inanag. + R
1963-1964
790PETER-SEE-ME (Sire and Dam)VHCMae West“Come up and see me”, Peter W. [see comments]
1962-1963
734NASALITYVHCBroken-down analyst I can still be of use in identifying gasesanag.
1957-1958
460ASTONISHMENT (Misprints)VHCThis means not drunken, though often whistled in aleawe; anag.; to w. one’s astonishment; whistled = drunk

 
HCs awarded to T. A. J. Spencer
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1984-1985
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
 
1983-1984
  615 HISTORIETTE
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
  594 DOINGS
 
1982-1983
  572 SNAKE-OIL
  558 MINCEMEAT (with one extra R) (Extra Letter)
  552 NOURICE-FEE
  543 STAYING POWER
 
1981-1982
  513 ETYMOLOGICON
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  478 BIBLIOPEGIST
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  410 CUL-DE-SAC
  404 CANDLE-HOLDER (Spoonerisms)
  401 GO-AHEAD
  393 INTRACARDIAC
 
1978-1979
  354 SHEER-HULK
  352 FAIRY LIGHTS
  340 BOOKSIE
  332 NUT-CASE
  323 (C)U(C)KOO (Letters Latent)
 
1977-1978
  310 STERNFAST
  301 TROLLOPISH
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  298 NOSER
  289 AMNESIAC
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  255 ROYAL SILVER JUBILEE
  234 HOROSCOPIST
 
1975-1976
  187 POWDERING-TUB
  183 PICKLE
  178 A(U)G(U)ST (Letters Latent)
  174 EPEOLATRY
  169 THUGGEE
  161 ANCON
  156 OMBROPHOBOUS
 
1974-1975
  152 ENAMORADO / ESCLANDRE (Right and Left)
  146 CHARADES
 
1973-1974
  95 THUNDERCLAP
 
1972-1973
  45 NEMORAL
  1 ORGIAST
 
Ximenes competitions
 
1969-1970
  1062 CALLING-CRAB
  1058 Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr (Anagram)
 
1968-1969
  1028 SATIRE
  1010 MOTORIST
 
1962-1963
  738 ANAESTHETIC
 
1955-1956
  373 PRESTONPANS
 


Annual Honours record of T. A. J. Spencer
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1984-19850 0 2
1983-19840 1 3
1982-19830 0 4
1981-19820 4 3 19
1980-19811 (0, 0, 1) 1 0
1979-19800 2 5
1978-19790 1 5
1977-19780 1 5
1976-19770 0 2
1975-19760 0 7
1974-19751 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 23
1973-19740 2 1
1972-19730 1 2
 
Ximenes competitions
1969-19700 2 2
1968-19690 0 2
 
1963-19640 1 0
1962-19630 1 1
 
1957-19580 1 0
 
1955-19560 0 1