Clues written by S. J. O’Boyle
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S. J. O’Boyle1810175219Aug 1978Oct 201739y 2mS. O’Boyle
 
 Clue wordAwardClueExplanation
2016-2017
2356PUBLIC SERVANTFirstSpeculate about liberal Sir V. Cable becoming PM, possiblyanag. in punt
2347ASLEEPVHCRail union strikes following extreme pressure with system in paralysisASLE(F) + EP
2338TRUMPVHCUS pro’s turning in a winning card if putting in Augusta’s dead centretramp with u for a (ace)
2318TIMENOPENNY (TIMENOGUY) (Penny for the Guy)VHCDoodah band taking money? No, taking the pee!m in tie + no penny; ref. 1970’s Bonzo Dog Doodah Band
2006-2007
1797HEARTVHCCentury knocked off by Atherton batting in the middleanag. less ton
1998-1999
1387Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Anagram)VHCMandelson claims drily that cash was his. 
1993-1994
1143DEATH (Printer’s Devilry)VHCGrowth drug (ma/le): test all for the high jump 
1991-1992
1043PESTO (Printer’s Devilry)VHCCooks’ wi/ves to get sparkling rings? 
1039TOLERABLEVHCFair shots, not hot, from out of form Ballesteros?anag. less s(hot)s
1030PASTILLEVHCFisherman’s friend maybe, ill at sea – porthole’s opening needed for one heaving!p for a in anag. ; brand of lozenge
1021BEARDVHCLegless Bader’s manly display?anag.; ref. Douglas B.
1990-1991
974AVANT-PROPOSVHCSupply naval troops with power for long preludep for l in anag.
972Anagram of 28 letters (Anagram)VHCA bit cheerful at Noel? Bung on a hat! 
1989-1990
891CATVHCI make tracks – I’ve two, four, or six legs4 meanings
1987-1988
823SARBACANEVHCIs hollow stem containing tipped spike one?(b)arb + a in ‘s cane, & lit.
1985-1986
696ANTIMNEMONICVHCContort me in manic knot (except head) – it’s like the effect of the lotusanag. less k; ref. yoga position
1984-1985
660Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (Anagram)VHCWinner’s sure to set out on creative anagram 
1981-1982
517IMMORTELLEVHCFlower that could inspire endless memory – till the end of timeanag. less y + e

 
HCs awarded to S. J. O’Boyle
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2017-2018
  2364 COMPOST HEAP
  2360 VIDENDA
 
2016-2017
  2351 RHAGADES
  2343 RESTORE (Printer’s Devilry)
  2334 ALLELUIAH
  2330 BRAZEN / MOPISH (Right and Left)
  2309 GLOBETROTTER
 
2015-2016
  2270 FENESTRA
 
2014-2015
  2248 WAISTLINE
 
2013-2014
  2152 STUFFED SHIRT
 
2012-2013
  2144 INFERNO (Spoonerisms)
 
2002-2003
  1619 GISMO (Printer’s Devilry)
 
2000-2001
  1506 BARE(-)BONES
  1492 The year that Columbus discovered America (Anagram)
 
1999-2000
  1415 MANATI (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1997-1998
  1316 FINGERLICKIN’
 
1996-1997
  1284 STALE (3 defs. + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
 
1995-1996
  1247 PREDICANT
 
1992-1993
  1091 SAPSAGO (Spoonerisms)
  1078 KIRBEH
 
1991-1992
  1026 LET-OFF
  1024 PRESENT (3 defs + sub. ind. of wrapping) (Parcels)
  1004 OIL PAINTINGS
 
1990-1991
  991 BRASH (or BRUSH)
  965 EARBASH def. NECKLET (Wrong Number)
  952 STAR (Spoonerisms)
  947 SHOULDER-SLIP
  943 BARAGOUIN
 
1989-1990
  934 LACE-UPS
  922 REFORMADO
  913 ARCHIBALD
  904 VOETGANGER
  900 (C)HARLATANIS(M) (Letters Latent)
  895 TONE DEAF
 
1987-1988
  831 COOLABAH (Spoonerisms)
  796 UPHOLSTERY
 
1986-1987
  783 CAMPESINO
  764 CHILDERMAS
  762 OBELISE
  740 ESCADRILLE
 
1985-1986
  722 SUPERNACULUM
  705 MUSICOTHERAPY
 
1984-1985
  679 ESTOVER (Printer’s Devilry)
 
1983-1984
  627 AMBIENT
  615 HISTORIETTE
  610 DOUBLETHINK
 
1982-1983
  564 PARAMENT
  556 SWEAL (Misprints)
 
1981-1982
  508 POSTURE-MAKER
  482 BODY-SNATCHER
 
1979-1980
  414 UNBOSOMER
 
1978-1979
  332 NUT-CASE
 


Annual Honours record of S. J. O’Boyle
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2016-20171 (1, 0, 0) 3 5 19
 
2014-20150 0 1
2013-20140 0 1
2012-20130 0 1
 
2006-20070 1 0
 
2002-20030 0 1
 
2000-20010 0 2
1999-20000 0 1
1998-19990 1 0
1997-19980 0 1
1996-19970 0 1
1995-19960 0 1
 
1993-19940 1 0
1992-19930 0 2
1991-19920 4 3 29
1990-19910 2 5
1989-19900 1 6
 
1987-19880 1 2
1986-19870 0 4
1985-19860 1 2
1984-19850 1 1
1983-19840 0 3
1982-19830 0 2
1981-19820 1 1
 
1979-19800 0 1
1978-19790 0 1