Clues written by A. J. Dorn
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A. J. Dorn2313194227Oct 1993Apr 201319y 6m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2005-2006
1758BIMBETTEVHCChamp retains title with bit of taunting and simple knockoutMBE t in bite
2004-2005
1724MONEYBAGSVHCEnigmatic gnome, say, with billions invested?b in anag., & lit.
1698CROSSTIEVHCToss rice in excitement as supporter of couple, carrying trainanag.
2003-2004
1648MAGIC LANTERNVHCWise men three gathered around family: this created a vivid imageclan in Magi tern
2002-2003
1580MARGENT def. BEETLES (Wrong Number)VHCHem of old garment runs freelyruns; anag.
1576FACADEVHCWalton’s masterpiece: account delving into hobby with energya/e in fad + E; ref. Izaak W.
2001-2002
1567QUEENVHCMercury et al: possibly Gustav’s best-loved piece?2 defs.; ref. Freddie M., King G. of Sweden, G. Holst’s ‘The Planets
1559THEOLOGASTERVHCHe’s got real struggle with OT, perhapsanag. & lit.
2000-2001
1492The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)SecondTruly he came to cause havoc amid red tribes. 
1472TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCIf private clinic prescribes, you expec/t it’ll make you cough up 
1999-2000
1463REVERSIONALFirstLeo arrives and Tony could be ——, playing with toy?comp. anag. & lit: ref. Blairs
1459GREATEST (Spoonerisms)VHCBlow nest egg at the races, picking outsiders at randomnoblest; anag. of first and last letters
1454GET-UPVHCCould this indicate a fleece?i.e. get up = teg
1439JOHN CANOEVHCFind WI Xmas fete ending early, once jam and honey are shifted?onc(e) ja(m) hone(y) anag.
1415MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)ThirdThat’s another Wimbledon final with noti/ons confounded. 
1998-1999
1398PERMETHRINVHCAccording to Scottish play, after first three characters vanish, Macbeth is at heart a potential monarch killerMacbeth less acb in per rin; ref m. butterfly
1387Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)VHCMS which recalls a man’s distant holidays. 
1372MASTERSTROKEVHCWork up to Maker’s rest?anag. & lit.; ref. Creation story
1997-1998
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCThe Coliseum’s audience takes to the bar: I to/o sup, and down glassENO’s up-and-down Glass
1342ALIENS / RAPINE (Right and Left)ThirdPitch, laid in a very short time, exposes foreigners to blame in England’s opening gamelie (= slope) in a ns (= nanosecond); rap in E; ref. abortive first test in WI
1338SMART ALECVHCHe may think he knows most and misguidedly cram leastanag.
1329PITHOSVHCOne among pots Hellenes primarily fashionedI in anag. incl. H, & lit.
1995-1996
1247PREDICANTVHCReformed padre in original quarters of Cape Town, perhapsanag. incl. C T, & lit.

 
HCs awarded to A. J. Dorn
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2012-2013
  2131 DIVES / MALIK (Right and Left)
 
2011-2012
  2064 COLD TURKEY
 
2010-2011
  2012 BLOATING
  2010 A COMING OF AGE
 
2006-2007
  1804 CLOTHES SENSE (Spoonerisms)
 
2005-2006
  1771 PARTERRE
  1762 DUDDERY
  1753 DIAGONAL
  1752 MIDWINTER
 
2004-2005
  1700 FIVE-O’CLOCK SHADOW
 
2003-2004
  1641 GADGETEER
 
2002-2003
  1602 FENESTRA
  1598 PHRASEMONGER
  1589 JOKESMITH
  1572 SHIELD-MAY
 
2001-2002
  1563 SLYBOOTS
 
2000-2001
  1502 RAPPEL
  1494 MARATHON
  1489 FRONT-BENCHER
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1467 CANAPÉ
 
1999-2000
  1446 NEWSPAPERDOM
  1437 MISTLETOE
  1433 NEANDERTHAL
  1428 CRICETID
 
1998-1999
  1411 LOOK-SEE
  1406 CHASSEPOT
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1394 BERGAMOT
  1385 PANTRIES
  1380 RAPPORT (Misprints)
  1376 LOGO
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1346 PHARISEE
  1322 CARPET
 
1996-1997
  1303 PONIARD
 
1995-1996
  1250 SONEOCARDIA (STENOCARDIA) (Ten to One)
  1242 KNOCKERS
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1994-1995
  1161 ADIAPHORON
 
1993-1994
  1134 TOVARICH
  1117 STAMNOS (3 Consecutive Letters)
 


Annual Honours record of A. J. Dorn
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2012-20130 0 1
2011-20120 0 1
2010-20110 0 2
 
2006-20070 0 1
2005-20060 1 4
2004-20050 2 1
2003-20040 1 1
2002-20030 2 4
2001-20020 2 1
2000-20011 (0, 1, 0) 1 5
1999-20002 (1, 0, 1) 3 4 8
1998-19990 3 7
1997-19981 (0, 0, 1) 3 3 17
1996-19970 0 1
1995-19960 1 3
1994-19950 0 1
1993-19940 0 2