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Competition clues by Alexander Antao

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Alexander Antao has 3 clues

CompClue wordClueExplanationPosPoints Merits  
2020 Annual Competition74.5  
March 2020WARTIMEClimbing unprepared, throw out back when arms are raised (7)Climbing: reversed (down clue) | unprepared: RAW | throw out: EMIT (as in "radiators throw out/emit heat") | back: reversed | when arms are raised: WARTIME10190  3 
February 2020ATONEMENTRebuild home, tenant wanting hotel as compensation (9)(hOME TENANT)* [Rebuild: anagrammatise | home, tenant: HOME TENANT | wanting: without | hotel: H (NATO alphabet) | as | compensation: ATONEMENT]5231  1 
January 2020TWO-FACEDCrooked de facto world leader is untrustworthy (3-5)Crooked: anagrind | de facto world leader: DE FACTO W | is | untrustworthy: TWO-FACED || Surface: describes the POTUS, using his taunting descriptor "crooked" against him. Lock him up!3330  4