Clues written by R. J. Whale in 2015-2016
Competitions from 2250 to 2305    All clues by R. J. Whale  |   2015-2016 Honours list
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No.Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2261GANGSTERLANDVHCLasagne blended with odd bits of rigatoni, starter for diner in Little Italy?anag. incl. alternate letters + d; ref. organized crime area of NYC
2265ESPRIT FORTVHCHigh priest? Pah, say Ianag. + fort, & lit.; ref. pah1,2
2272SNOWMOBILEVHCOman’s first women’s lib gathering? Form of advancement unlikely to catch on thereanag. incl. O
2279CLEMENTINEVHCClumsy feet (nines) should make her fussy when suffering splinterscomp. anag. & lit.; ref. song v. 2: ‘her shoes were number nine’
2283BARGAINVHCSnatch flip-flops to get one in shoddy brand magasin (not M and S, unusually)grab (rev.) + a + in; anag. less anag.
2287VALETVHCNot-quite menial type, attendant to upwardly-mobile gents?lav (rev.) + et(a), & lit.
2291AVESTA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWe’re UK citizens surely – those of us offshore but working, righ/t? Us too! 

HCs awarded in competitions:

2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
2257 BUST-UP / PIT-PAT (Right and Left)
2270* FENESTRA
2274 SIMPATICO
2300 MISHMASH
2305 AGREE def. PATCH (Wrong Number)

* Competition excluded from annual honours