The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

August Competition Information

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We can always rely on the voters to go for that clue with a "fnar fnar" factor, so sure enough, a comfortable victory for Mr Randall with his naughty but nice effort! Excellent stuff and Steve maintains his high level of consistency with a third victory of this year.
Dave Williams returns to the podium for the first time since 2010 – welcome back! – a simple but effective clue securing him second spot.
Bob Kellet also returns to the podium – only just over year gap though! – with a topical clue.
Nathan achieves his second podium of this (his first) year, so well done for that!
Tim Anderson completes the top 5 with his own return after a gap of some three years, with the anag. &lit that was also attempted by others.
Well done to all – good luck with Printer's Devilry!

Voting Information

Voting is open until Midnight UK time on Wednesday 16th September.
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!
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 August is a STANDARD CRYPTIC clue to OXHEAD (6) by the closing date of MIDNIGHT BST SUNDAY 30th AUGUST.

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.




Printer's Devilry

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41 clues entered so far.
6 days to go. Entry closes on
Wednesday 30th September.



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5th place Tim Anderson

One could easily be hoaxed