Clues written by R. J. Hooper in 1984-1985
Competitions from 631 to 679    All clues by R. J. Hooper  |   1984-1985 Honours list
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No.Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
635ROSEMARYVHCYou’ll find ——’s offered with rue ‘with a difference’ in sorry measurecomp. anag. & lit.; ref. Hamlet IV, v
640MACHETEVHCHelp for Cuban peasants cutting through bushChe (Guevara) in maté, & lit.
644EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)VHCResult of limitless bets involving a system always coming up?a syst. + e’er (rev.) in (b)et(s), & lit.
649AUSTRALORPVHCA variety of our Partlets, not a little alienanag. less ET, & lit.
653INTERNUNCIOFirstOne not effective in bending certain unionanag. less a, & lit., ref. current (Nov. 1984) miners’ strike
657SILLY-BILLYVHCClose and Illingworth must accept (if all but opener go!) Boycott for one batsB in silly Illy
662BARGE-COUPLEFirstSawyer’s contribution to topping story shows the lighter Twainbarge couple, ref. Mark T.
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)VHCWhat you’ll find in colour supplement drops animal elementshu(manis)es
675CONSTERNATEVHCPrisoner’s on trial in connection with leaflets creating alarmcon’s ternate; trial2
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOne on country picnic: ‘Go/d – ant-hill!’ 

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670 TURNIP-FLEA