Clues written by J. D. Moore
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J. D. Moore4446342754Nov 1975Apr 198913y 5m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
1988-1989
882DOSSIERVHCThe lists of secrets on one an agent has gathered, perhapss, s + I all in doer, & lit.; list = border
1986-1987
764CHILDERMASFirstRattle to make Mahler disc: might songs lamenting dead children be heard on it?anag., ref. Simon R.: Kindertotenlieder
1984-1985
679ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)VHCA tour bargain! A taste of everything from Thebes to Fal/mouth 
675CONSTERNATEVHCThe effect of people having a taste of porridge on such as fairy-tale bears? To ——cons ternate; porridge = prison life
670TURNIP-FLEAFirstMight it make rape nit-ful?anag. & lit.
662BARGE-COUPLEVHCThe bit of gable to discover two mating swallows in?g in bare couple & lit.
644EASY STREET (or STAPELIA)FirstYou’d find here a little alien after you’d worried about rates, yes?anag. + ET, & lit.
640MACHETEVHCTo make matches could involve pine whittled down by one(a)che in mate, & lit.
1983-1984
627AMBIENTFirstWhat’ll be filling holes in a mint confection? Airb, e in anag., confection vb.
610DOUBLETHINKVHCKind that’s ‘Blue’ tho’ revolutionary shows itanag.; that’s = that has
609LUCKY-BAGVHCBulgy sack rummaged when sailor’s cap goes missinganag. less s & lit.
1982-1983
576TOP-NOTCHSecondWhat gets you to Pilton from Chilton? A1i.e. ‘to P’, not ‘Ch’; both places near A1 road
572SNAKE-OILVHCWhat a quack hawks produced by scattering ducks in lakeanag. incl. 0’s
534DODGEMVHCWhere striking drivers must watch out – if poll in country gets Maggie returneddod + Meg (rev.)
1981-1982
508POSTURE-MAKERVHCFoot scraping back his power: fresh spur to a meek party-centre?anag. incl. r
500BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)VHCBe natural: DAZ manages to do this, competitors’ powders fail!AZ, powers; be + fool
1980-1981
456BALADINEVHCFool from Albi – ‘âne d’Albi’ translatedanag.; French town; buffoon
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCIs present cabinet schism bar to revelling at No. 10?anag. + X
1979-1980
410CUL-DE-SACSecondThis word must be clued, with solution, envelope attached: one can have one entry onlyanag. + sac
406BOILVHCIt spells infinite suffering on man’s bottombo + il(l), & lit.
388ALEXIPHARMICVHCWith this, a brew of ilex has little power to hurt one, seea + anag. + p harm I c; see(3)
371GRADINVHCRow seating Greek audience originallyGr. + a + din
1978-1979
358UPSTART def. NON-TERM (Wrong Number)VHCSocial climber who’s got out of rut, made break with pastbreak; anag.
352FAIRY LIGHTSVHCWhat one needs to make fir gay this Noel, perhapscomp. anag. & lit.
332NUT-CASEVHCWhereon ‘crackers’ might be used with justification2 meanings & lit.
1977-1978
310STERNFASTVHCFor a guy to keep ‘tub’ in check, strict diet is neededstern fast
306DICKENSVHCScratchy pen?2 mngs.; Scratch = the Devil
300SLINK-BUTCHERVHCMincemeat from him could make us blink and retchanag. & lit.
298NOSERThirdParker? No Parking sign makes person like him upsetanag. less P; ref. Nosey P.
289AMNESIACSecondAs men get so, I fancy, only odd items are recognizedalternate letters & lit.
281DINOCERASVHCI’d cone complex on headanag. + ras, & lit.
272MALAGUETTAVHCA glutamate compound used in seasoninganag.
267MORRIS-DANCEVHCFirst of May game carried on round a pole of sortsM + S in anag., & lit.; game adj.
259TRANSIREVHCThis blasted strainer allows loads of stuff to get throughanag.
1976-1977
255ROYAL SILVER JUBILEEVHCCelebration of lively rule – A1 job ER’s doneanag.
250Stands the church clock at ten to three? (Anagram)ThirdThe rack? Doesn’t hurt! The CCL Contest? Ah. … 
243OLYMPICVHCA ruinous policy: Jim’s latest this year could be so describedm in anag.; ref. J Callaghan, 1976 Olympics
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCE.g., ‘pack/black/ring/ting.’cram bo jingle, & lit.
234HOROSCOPISTVHCHe forecasts trouble for Scorpio in the pressanag. in host; p=crowd
216SCANTITYVHCIt’s being topless (concerning a term of clothing)c in S.A. (e)ntity, & lit.
208RALPHVHCHe, (——), gets paper garbled: ‘Telegraph’, perhaps?comp. anag. & lit.
1975-1976
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCAn extreme of hesitancy in one who’s foolish and diffident about everythingh in silly + all in shy & lit.
190CASSANDRAVHCFirst signs of co-operation as Smith, seeing African Nationalists, discusses Rhodesian aims? I see only a black futurefirst letters

 
HCs awarded to J. D. Moore
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1987-1988
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  770 HERMITS
 
1984-1985
  666 Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)
  660 Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)
  657 SILLY-BILLY
  649 AUSTRALORP
 
1983-1984
  600 Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of Hell (Anagram)
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  504 SIMMENTHALER
  486 JUMPED-UP
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1980-1981
  464 SIMKIN
 
1979-1980
  379 SCYTHEMAN
  375 SPREATHE
 
1978-1979
  319 PODESTA
  314 MERIL (Spoonerisms)
 
1977-1978
  301 TROLLOPISH
  276 AMTRACK
  263 ERIACH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1976-1977
  249 RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
  247 FLIVVER
  229 METRICATE
  225 VALETA
  221 PADDY-WHACK
  212 SURCINGLES
 
1975-1976
  203 BOGY
 


Annual Honours record of J. D. Moore
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
1988-19890 1 0
1987-19880 0 1
1986-19871 (1, 0, 0) 0 2
 
1984-19852 (2, 0, 0) 4 4 4
1983-19841 (1, 0, 0) 2 1 22
1982-19831 (0, 1, 0) 2 0 20
1981-19820 2 3
1980-19810 2 1
1979-19801 (0, 1, 0) 3 2 16
1978-19790 3 2
1977-19781 (0, 1, 0) 7 3 4
1976-19771 (0, 0, 1) 6 6 7
1975-19760 2 1