Clues written by P. McKenna
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P. McKenna2304198827Jun 1999Aug 201819y 2m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2017-2018
2395PURITANISMVHCIn the course of Reformation this could find you up in arms about sexit in anag., & lit.
2369FACETIAEVHCWhat may be cutting edge, bordering on terse, fetching glimpses of ingenious acuity?face + I, a in t, e, & lit.
2014-2015
2235CHOCK-A-BLOCKVHCCape wine with a nose of burnt jam that’s fullC hock + a b lock
2213SOLECISMVHCNominativus pendens? Only a Latinist’s so upset over the term for indecorumsole + sic (rev.) + m
2209(O)CT(O)BER (Letters Latent)VHCIt is consumed by those leading CAMRA but ends in possible hangover’t in first letters and last letters, & lit.
2011-2012
2074BENNETVHCKecks? Dodgy trousers recently made shortenedne(w) in bent
2010-2011
2036AL CONTOVHCA Latin getting his greens is thus charged separatelya L conto; greens = money
2009-2010
1953TRAUMA (misprint of T) (Misprints)SecondBroken metatarsus sews badly leaving emotional shocksets; anag. less anag.
2007-2008
1871FAIRY GOLDVHCBlond Tory finally with good grip in ’Ackney means to come as a surprisefair y g ’old; ref. Boris Johnson
1862UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)VHCLike cotton holed? Start to unpick ripped inkle round onehot and cold; u + a in anag.
1858HUMONGOUSVHCWicked getting tipsy in lively mug-house with no end of aleon in anag. less e
2006-2007
1827AMAKOSI def. DENUDED (Wrong Number)VHCForemost characters from Kwazulu men, stripped of all ancient influence possiblystripped; anag. of first letters, & lit.
1797HEARTVHCBosom is what’s inside bra hidden by something excitingr in heat
1792APPALOOSA / ESTAMINET (Right and Left)VHCNag’s Head to open on second afternoon after dim inmate set alight a barappal o(pen) o’ s a; anag.
2005-2006
1758BIMBETTESecondA dumb bit of stuff? A —— could be dimmest – but a babe!comp. anag. incl. s, & lit.
1737ANIMUSVHCStreak like a man in girl’s make-up? It’s largely amusing, if indecentanag. less g
2004-2005
1707GALENA (Definition of Anagram)ThirdLansbury, say, a chap accepting a leading part in LabourAngela; a L in gena; ref. George/Angela L., Labour politician/American actress
1702WORDSMITHERYVHCConcern about cryptic method is lifting ordinary clue-writer’s artanag. less o in worry
1698CROSSTIEVHCEngineering inspectors expressing new and positive support for railwayanag. less n, p
2003-2004
1628ENCOMIONVHCIcon with endless money being wasted, Lady Pecunia’s remembered here?anag. less y; ref. satirical poem, ‘The Encomion of Lady Pecunia’ by R. Barnfield
2002-2003
1619GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCOld Scots sta/re at tract I’ve captured on film, not mounted 
1589JOKESMITHSecondScogan say, a clown entertaining king, fashion for the first of YorkistsK in Joey with smith for Y
2001-2002
1550MEMORITERVHCMore time spent close to primer is how grammar should be learnt!anag. + r

 
HCs awarded to P. McKenna
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2017-2018
  2408 LUNCHEONETTE
  2399 CHARMEUSE
  2390 POISSON D’AVRIL
  2386 PENNY-A-LINER
  2382 STRIPE def. HARLOT (Wrong Number)
  2376 SOW(PIASTRE)ENS (Christmas Pudding)
  2373 CACOGASTRIC
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2347 ASLEEP
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2322 VENTRICOSE
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2300 MISHMASH
  2296 IMPROPERLY
  2274 SIMPATICO
  2250 MILESTONE (with missing O) (Missing Letter)
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
  2244 AVANT-GARDISTE
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
  2220 A twelve-letter ‘Christmas cracker’ (Christmas Cracker)
  2205 CUMBERSOME
  2200 BRINDISI
 
2013-2014
  2183 SANGRAIL
 
2012-2013
  2139 DE RIGUEUR
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
  2126 DESPERATE
  2122 NICETY
  2118 BLOKEISH
  2116 YULETIDE (with jumble of COMEDO) (Christmas Devilry)
 
2011-2012
  2087 ROCKET
  2070 MISTREATMENT
  2064 COLD TURKEY
  2049 PARTY-POOPER
  2045 CATENATE
 
2010-2011
  2040 EASTER (Printer’s Devilry)
  2014 HACKETTE
 
2009-2010
  1984 ORWEL(L)IAN (Doublethink)
  1979 FAR-OUT
  1975 SEPTENTRIONAL
  1971 WATERMANSHIP
  1967 SUBORDINATELY
  1949 PALFRENIER
 
2008-2009
  1932 NINE-TO-FIVE
  1927 TONSURE (Spoonerisms)
  1923 ELLIPTIC
  1918 PALAMPORE
  1910 BARPERSON
  1908 WE THREE KINGS
  1906 MORSE
  1901 SANITISE
  1897 WASH-OUT
 
2007-2008
  1884 FREELOADER
  1879 LITTER BASKET
  1875 GOUTTE / UPREAR (Right and Left)
  1866 BINGE
  1849 AUXESIS
 
2006-2007
  1831 MARGINALIA
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
  1801 RUSE DE GUERRE
 
2005-2006
  1766 GEST (Printer’s Devilry)
  1750 PLOUGHMAN
  1746 ENTOMIC
  1741 LORD NELSON
  1733 PALESTRA
 
2004-2005
  1728 EIDOLA def. NULLAH (Wrong Number)
  1724 MONEYBAGS
  1719 ANHELATION
  1715 RELEASE / RASPING (Right and Left)
  1711 MINUS
  1694 MISINTERPRET
 
2003-2004
  1667 CLARINI
  1659 SCAREDY-CAT
  1650 SAPHENA
  1648 MAGIC LANTERN
  1641 GADGETEER
  1637 AMNESIC
  1633 EMPATRON / WINTERLY (Right and Left)
  1624 BELAY
 
2002-2003
  1611 LEISLER
  1606 TEOSINTE / INTELSAT (Overlaps)
 
2001-2002
  1544 PATROL (with jumble of RAPTORES) (Christmas Devilry)
  1541 CHUPRASSY
  1537 CAFTAN
  1533 MASTER-MARINER
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
 
1999-2000
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
 


Annual Honours record of P. McKenna
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2017-20180 2 9
2016-20170 0 4
2015-20160 0 4
2014-20150 3 6
2013-20140 0 1
2012-20130 0 6
2011-20120 1 5
2010-20110 1 2
2009-20101 (0, 1, 0) 0 6
2008-20090 0 9
2007-20080 3 5
2006-20070 3 3
2005-20061 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
2004-20051 (0, 0, 1) 2 6 22
2003-20040 1 8
2002-20031 (0, 1, 0) 1 2
2001-20020 1 4
2000-20010 0 1
1999-20000 0 1
1998-19990 0 1