Clues written by J. D. Moore in 1984-1985
Competitions from 631 to 679    All clues by J. D. Moore  |   1984-1985 Honours list
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No.Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
640MACHETEVHCTo make matches could involve pine whittled down by one(a)che in mate, & lit.
644EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)FirstYou’d find here a little alien after you’d worried about rates, yes?anag. + ET, & lit.
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCThe bit of gable to discover two mating swallows in?g in bare couple & lit.
670TURNIP-FLEAFirstMight it make rape nit-ful?anag. & lit.
675CONSTERNATEVHCThe effect of people having a taste of porridge on such as fairy-tale bears? To ——cons ternate; porridge = prison life
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA tour bargain! A taste of everything from Thebes to Fal/mouth 

HCs awarded in competitions:

649 AUSTRALORP
657 SILLY-BILLY
660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)