Clues written by R. J. Palmer in 1984-1985
Competitions from 631 to 679    All clues by R. J. Palmer  |   1984-1985 Honours list
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No.Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
631INTERLOCKVHCSplice or link etc.anag. & lit.
635ROSEMARYVHCMother involved in devilish sorcery, yielding child initiallyma in anag. less c, & lit.
640MACHETEVHCHack the cane – not half – with meanag. incl. ca(ne), & lit.
653INTERNUNCIOVHCCertain union wrangling wanting a role for ACAS?anag. less a
657SILLY-BILLYVHCWho’d get close in field with goat?silly + billy & lit.
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)VHCWise trio can use star on venture to a manger 
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCWhat could form core up gable?anag. & lit.
670TURNIP-FLEAVHCWhat gets lust to leap and bite part of cabbage (starting with bottom bitrut (rev.) + nip + leaf with f first, & lit.
675CONSTERNATEVHCUpset – one can’t rest being soanag.

HCs awarded in competitions:

644 EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)
649 AUSTRALORP
666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)