The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

March Competition Information
WARTIME


Results Information   See results

A very tightly contested competition for this one and after a few podium finishes last year Neil Mondal achieves a maiden victory with a simple but highly effective anagram – well done Neil!
 
Luciano bags second place with a neatly spotted &lit – unlucky to just miss out on the win!
 
After a fair few months of competing, Peter Hartley makes the podium for the first time with a well-disguised definition. Congratulations Peter!
 
Satyen has become a regular top five finisher now and takes fourth place with a smooth surface reading.
 
Just back in fifth place is John Appleton, with a very neat comp.anag.&lit.
 
Well done to all as ever; here's to everyone keeping healthy and safe in these difficult times – enjoy the diversion of some cryptic clue writing!


Voting Information

Voting is open until Midnight UK time on Tuesday 14th April.
 
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 March is a STANDARD CRYPTIC clue to WARTIME (7) by the closing date of MIDNIGHT GMT SUNDAY 22nd MARCH.
 
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

CAESAREAN

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35 clues entered so far.
10 days to go. Entry closes on
Sunday 26th July.


VOTE

THE YOUNG ONES

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54 clues to vote for.
42 votes received so far.
32 hours to go. Voting closes on
Friday 17th July.


RESULTS

ELDERS

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5th place Nathan Townshend

Labour's red leader retires to hug trees