Clues written by M. Barley in 1983-1984
Competitions from 581 to 627    All clues by M. Barley  |   1983-1984 Honours list
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No.Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
610DOUBLETHINKSecondApparently TT, hard drinker at heart: a novel form of split personality!i.e. double T + H + (dr)ink(er)
615HISTORIETTEVHCShort title, i.e. no long novelanag. less l, & lit.
618CRETISMVHCEngland’s game lacks heart; how team’s finished off is sorry storyanag. of cr(ick)et m is
622SIMP (Printer’s Devilry)VHC‘A squa/re (“T” one) might describe a ruler in appearance only’quasi-mpret
627AMBIENTVHCIt, with BA, men crossanag. & lit.; cross = interchanged; BA = British Airways

HCs awarded in competitions:

581 SPADROON def. MAVERICK (Wrong Number)
585 FLABELLIFORM
607 CARNEY
609 LUCKY-BAG