The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

May Competition Information
MERCURY


Voting Information

Voting is open until Midnight UK time on Thursday 20th June.
 
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

May's challenge is a STANDARD CRYPTIC clue to MERCURY (7) by the closing date of MIDNIGHT BST FRIDAY 31st MAY.
 
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!

 

ENTER

NEVER SAY DIE

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17 clues entered so far.
15 days to go. Entry closes on
Wednesday 31st July.


VOTE

FLUTTER

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50 clues to vote for.
26 votes received so far.
4 days to go. Voting closes on
Saturday 20th July.


RESULTS

MERCURY

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5th place John Fidler

Heavy metal singer