Clues written by M. Barker
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M. Barker3002288832Jun 1985Nov 201833y 5mM. J. Barker
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2373CACOGASTRICVHCAustralia caught MCC going all to pieces: it could be this mauling triggering heartburncomp. anag. incl. c
2016-2017
2347ASLEEPVHCPoor Pelléas, one left abandoned, deadanag. less l; ref. Debussy opera
2343RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)VHCGourmet reminiscing: Ca/membert his epicurean treat 
2324CELEBRATIONSVHCBeanos etc I left right smashed?anag. incl. l, r, & lit.
2015-2016
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCBlair finally to be cleared in redraft of first Report? I’ve an open mindanag. less r; ref. Chilcot
2014-2015
2200BRINDISIVHCUltimately lacking nothing in spirit, I’d sing no end drunkenly – this?bri(o) + anag. less g
2013-2014
2178PARISONVHCRequire this be moulded for opera ‘bins’?comp. anag. & lit.; bins = binoculars
2152STUFFED SHIRTVHCOne standing on ceremony, this duffer’s possibly adhering to the core of punctilioanag. + t
2148ZOLLVEREINVHCZone involved with levies and rules – see us potentially leaving one suchanag. less anag.; ref. promised EU referendum
2012-2013
2139DE RIGUEURVHCWhat fashion demands a designer guru meddled with, overlooking potential snaganag. less anag.
2135LOBVHCFamiliar Coalition member’s making nothing of one party regarded as clownishLib with 0 for I; ref. Ukip
2131DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)VHCOne who has featured in scam, a likely fat-cat, craftily goes to groundhidden; 2 meanings
2011-2012
2083BEWITCHVHCHex, black magic ultimately mixed with whiteB + c in anag.
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOVHCAgainst consuming a lot particularly ordered? Quite the opposite, dining thusi.e. con in anag.
1992FOULARDVHCA fogle/sudary might be (eg) this, saycomp. anag. & lit.
2009-2010
1960NGANA (3 defs + letter mixture) (Parcels)VHCPainful horse disease – ‘nag clinic’ has a gentle painkillerACHING ANALGESIC
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)VHCFirst signs of horrid reaction after undergoing major accident?torrid; first letters & lit.
1940SCANT def. SNEAP (Wrong Number)ThirdPinch: character Pecksniff takes to heart with hypocritical platitudess + cant; pinch; ref. Tom P. in ‘Martin Chuzzlewit’
2008-2009
1888RASTER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe Treasury thinks it’s not fai/ling; crisis may result from dollar ‘credit crunch’ 
2007-2008
1853ANTIQUITARIANVHCI ain’t tranquil with changes, left appearing as a traditionalistanag. with a for l
2006-2007
1823KISSVHCSign of affection absent in Saki’s stories? On the contraryhidden
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHCSite meant for redevelopment as ‘Café Paolo’ unexpectedly cased by a public authority – a breed normally spotted taking someone for a rideanag.; anag. in a PSA
2005-2006
1766GEST (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘Uncle’s ample: d/on your fullest support’, says George, familiarlyBlair, Bush
1733PALESTRAVHCPT’s a real shambles? Not here, one hopedanag. & lit.
2004-2005
1728EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)SecondBride’s eager assertion given in style, having to ditch last name – such appearances may be deceptive‘I do’ in ela(n); ditch
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)VHCFirst signs of growth appearing – lichen’s elementary new archegonium?anlage; first letters, & lit.
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCDominican priests could have organized mission with mecomp. anag. & lit.
1989-1990
934LACE-UPSVHCAs distinct from P.E. casuals, possiblyanag. less as & lit.
926NERDVHCEastender’s volte face about end of affair? A graceless fellow, he!r in (Dirty) Den (rev.)
922REFORMADOVHCUnruly RAF demo involving other ranks? They made me leave the serviceOR in anag.

 
HCs awarded to M. Barker
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2018-2019
  2421 SPASMODICAL
  2412 UBIQUARIAN
 
2017-2018
  2403 SWALE (Spoonerisms)
  2395 PURITANISM
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2338 TRUMP
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2313 PERFECT
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2235 CHOCK-A-BLOCK
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2218 FOREIGNER
  2209 (O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)
 
2013-2014
  2196 SEMANTRA / TRABEATE (Overlaps)
  2187 WEST
  2174 CHARET (Printer’s Devilry)
  2170 SAYONARA
  2157 MELODRAMATIC
 
2012-2013
  2126 DESPERATE
  2122 NICETY
  2105 TITANIC / ICEBERG (Overlaps)
  2096 TRICK
 
2011-2012
  2078 RÉCOLLET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2065 DERMESTIDAE
  2062 APPLE-KNOCKER
  2058 ROBUST
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2031 EMBROIDERY
  2023 CHAMBRANLE
  2019 OVERAWE / HENOTIC (Right and Left)
  2012 BLOATING
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
  2000 TWO THOUSAND
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1958 HANGDOG
  1949 PALFRENIER
  1945 PRISON
 
2008-2009
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
  1893 EARTHY
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1871 FAIRY GOLD
  1866 BINGE
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1858 HUMONGOUS
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1814 HIPSTER
  1806 INEBRIANT
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
  1784 TEARAWAY
 
2005-2006
  1758 BIMBETTE
  1752 MIDWINTER
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1741 LORD NELSON
 
2004-2005
  1689 SYNOD
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
 
1993-1994
  1128 CHRISTMAS PRESENT
  1122 BASILIAN
 
1992-1993
  1074 DEMIREP
  1069 (P)OSTICHE (Headpieces)
 
1991-1992
  1021 BEARD
  1017 SCHAPSKA / PEARMAIN (Right and Left)
  1013 ALVEARY
  1008 SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)
  1000 ONE THOUSAND
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  982 ALMANAC
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
 
1989-1990
  913 ARCHIBALD
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
 
1985-1986
  718 FLO(GG)IN(G) (Letters Latent)
  683 BANISH
 


Annual Honours record of M. Barker
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YearPrizes
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VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 1 4
2016-20170 3 4
2015-20160 1 3
2014-20150 1 5
2013-20140 3 5
2012-20130 3 4
2011-20120 1 6
2010-20110 2 7
2009-20101 (0, 0, 1) 2 8 27
2008-20090 1 6
2007-20080 1 6
2006-20070 2 5
2005-20060 2 5
2004-20051 (0, 1, 0) 1 1
2003-20040 0 1
 
1995-19960 1 0
 
1993-19940 0 2
1992-19930 0 2
1991-19920 0 6
1990-19910 0 2
1989-19900 3 2
 
1985-19860 0 2