The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

April Competition Information
SUCKER-PUNCH


Results Information   See results

Congratulations to Paul Coulter who bags his first win since 2010! A well-worked anagram that created a very plausible surface reading.


Voting Information

Voting is open until Midnight UK time on Friday 17th May.
 
Please award FIVE points maximum to the clue you judge best: FOUR points for second, THREE for third, TWO for fourth, down to ONE point for fifth; but otherwise you may distribute your votes as you see fit including ½ marks for split voting – as long as you award no more than 15 points IN TOTAL and no more than 5 points to any one clue…
 
…and of course you may NOT VOTE for your own clue!
 
COMMENTS:
 
Your comments in general and on individual clues, however much or little you write, are always most welcome! Please remember that if any particular clue or clues do not find favour with you, it is more helpful to offer constructive criticism – many of our members are keen to learn and hone their clue writing skills through our competition – feedback may be useful for their future efforts!


Entry Information

Your challenge for April is a STANDARD CRYPTIC clue to SUCKER-PUNCH(6-5) by the closing date of MIDNIGHT BST TUESDAY 30th APRIL.
 
Remember that whilst you are composing (and pondering) your clue effort, the entry interface allows you to "Save but don't submit". But even if you "Submit this clue" you are still able to amend – or even retract – your entry right up until the end.
 
BUT DON'T FORGET TO CLICK THE "SUBMIT THIS CLUE" BUTTON BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE!

 

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34 clues entered so far.
6 days to go. Entry closes on
Sunday 30th June.


RESULTS

SUCKER-PUNCH

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3rd place Luciano Ward

Doctor runs check-up; result delivers unexpected blow

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