Clues written by R. Jacks
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R. Jacks3415285640Jan 1974Dec 201642y 11m
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2016-2017
2324CELEBRATIONSFirstFestivities seen in church or in stable originallyCE + anag.
2005-2006
1746ENTOMICVHCDeveloping nit may become this? No ‘maybe’ involvedanag. less may be, & lit.
2004-2005
1698CROSSTIEThirdWhat’s holding up railway? Awful skid on frost and ice – wrong kind of leavesanag. less anag.
1694MISINTERPRETVHCUnfold wrongly collated Times reprintanag.
1997-1998
1351NEATEN (Printer’s Devilry)VHCWith difficult class, conscientious teacher may not be sa/d, of course 
1338SMART ALECVHCHe claims to know a star, Mel C., ‘sporty’anag.; ref Spice Girl
1336STOCKINGThirdHere we may see initial evidence of Santa Claus, one bringing Christmas gifts to put into in S C King, & lit.
1995-1996
1220CASSANDRAVHCShe reveals first indication of ruin in store after earlier introduction of horse-like thingass, r separately in C andA; & lit.
1994-1995
1180COLD TURKEYSecondTruly done with coke? Such suffering after one’s withdrawalanag. less one & lit.
1991-1992
1008SPORTSCASTER (Misprints)SecondSpray carrots with pests – one may report end of pests within five daystests; anag.
1990-1991
947SHOULDER-SLIPVHCIt might make us hold pliers awkwardlyanag. & lit.
1988-1989
887MONSTERVHCMan with a heart made of stone, perhapsanag. in Mr & lit.
878MOUSEPIECEVHCBudges cut sends city into instant profit scrambleBC in mo use pie
1987-1988
835PROSAICALVHCI’m not striking, working P & O Calais runanag. incl. r
1986-1987
766GUBBINSVHCBig buns, crackers, small beeranag.
753SHEEPDOGVHCWhistler gets him to sit in field – oddly he posed first for Gauguinanag. + G
1985-1986
727WELL-TO-DOVHCFlush nothing away from old wet loo that’s out of orderanag. less O
1984-1985
666Any word; subsidiary indication omits an animal (Beasts)VHCIt’s looking gloomy. No new control for armss(cow)ling
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)VHCSo creative an arrangement’s sure to win out 
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLEVHCWhat’s long, long time and more a-wiltinganag. incl. l, l & lit.
482BODY-SNATCHERVHCPour the C.O.’s brandy – he’ll take a stiff oneanag.
1980-1981
454CHRISTMAS BOXVHCCritic starts – B. Rix has most farcical seasonal presentationC + anag.
443STEEPLECROWNVHCNote Peel wound in county up north is what soars over browte + anag. in Worcs (rev.) + N
1979-1980
410CUL-DE-SACVHCCrisp Azed clue, cryptic? Might get prize with it. This gets nowherecomp. anag.
1977-1978
289AMNESIACVHCForgetting, names unsound clue the firstanag. + 1 ac.
281DINOCERASVHCThis animal’s lain in American soil and decayedcomp. anag. & lit.
1976-1977
238CRAMBOJINGLEVHCPack, black, ring, ting constitute itcram bo jingle, & lit.
225VALETAThirdVirginia accepts an umpire’s decision. Set moves to 3-4a let in Va; ref. V. Wade, dance time
1975-1976
197CAMERA (Printer’s Devilry)VHCBroadcast in summer – Australian tests Be/di – ‘O stop sport!’ 
195SHILLY-SHALLYVHCClose run out twice getting in horrific ditherh,h in silly sally; ref. Brian C.
1974-1975
146CHARADESVHCIn which to find tea and sin’s result in teasin’schar, Ades & lit.; teasings
123SCATTERGOODVHCOne who’s always paying tax has consequently overdrawnscatt ergo o/d
110GALLOWS-RIPEVHCPears will go rotten. Get ready for tree with no fruitanag.

 
HCs awarded to R. Jacks
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2015-2016
  2270 FENESTRA
 
2014-2015
  2222 OBJECT LESSON
 
2013-2014
  2183 SANGRAIL
 
2007-2008
  1862 UNALIKE (Spoonerisms)
  1856 LITAS (Printer’s Devilry)
  1853 ANTIQUITARIAN
 
2005-2006
  1753 DIAGONAL
 
2004-2005
  1685 MINO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2003-2004
  1676 CRINGE-MAKING
  1667 CLARINI
 
2000-2001
  1476 LIGNIPERDOUS
  1472 TORAN (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1998-1999
  1402 PENTOSE (Definition of Anagram)
  1385 PANTRIES
 
1997-1998
  1360 BOG-ASPHODEL
  1355 DIACATHOLICON
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
  1238 ELASTIN (Printer’s Devilry)
  1232 The world is too much with us; late and soon (Anagram)
  1229 GRUPPETTO
  1216 CHAPERON
 
1994-1995
  1178 BOOTLEG
  1165 YAPSTER
 
1993-1994
  1143 DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1991-1992
  1043 PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)
  1026 LET-OFF
  995 STASIMA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  974 AVANT-PROPOS
  956 SPEAR-SIDE
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  917 HOOLIGANISM
  908 INDIGO (Printer’s Devilry)
  891 CAT
 
1988-1989
  869 HOLD-UPS
  868 ROLAND (2 clues + def. of contents) (Parcels)
  866 NECTAREOUS
  840 SONDE
 
1987-1988
  816 POTLACH (with extra O in word) (Extra letter)
 
1986-1987
  774 VICTORINE
 
1984-1985
  662 BARGE-COUPLE
 
1983-1984
  615 HISTORIETTE
 
1982-1983
  559 EMBASE
 
1981-1982
  506 ELANET (Printer’s Devilry)
  500 BEFOOL (two extra Ds) (Extra Letter)
 
1980-1981
  452 DISSENTERISM
  439 LINGA (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
  406 BOIL
 
1978-1979
  366 MONKEY-SHINE
 
1977-1978
  300 SLINK-BUTCHER
  267 MORRIS-DANCE
 
1976-1977
  243 OLYMPIC
 
1973-1974
  97 TREBUCHET
 


Annual Honours record of R. Jacks
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YearPrizes
(1, 2, 3)
VHCsHCsPosition
2016-20171 (1, 0, 0) 0 0
 
2014-20150 0 1
2013-20140 0 1
 
2007-20080 0 3
 
2005-20060 1 1
2004-20051 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
2003-20040 0 2
 
2000-20010 0 2
 
1998-19990 0 2
1997-19981 (0, 0, 1) 2 2 22
 
1995-19960 1 5
1994-19951 (0, 1, 0) 0 2
1993-19940 0 1
 
1991-19921 (0, 1, 0) 0 3
1990-19910 1 5
1989-19900 0 4
1988-19890 2 4
1987-19880 1 1
1986-19870 2 1
1985-19860 1 0
1984-19850 2 1
1983-19840 0 1
1982-19830 0 1
1981-19820 1 2
1980-19810 2 2
1979-19800 1 2
1978-19790 0 1
1977-19780 2 2
1976-19771 (0, 0, 1) 1 1
1975-19760 2 0
1974-19750 3 0
1973-19740 0 1