The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

Christmas Special Competition Information
A Christmas List (see instructions) (Anagram)


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Voting is open until Midnight UK time on Sunday 17th January.
 
Firstly, as you will have seen, John Tozer kindly added an anagram checker to the entry page and we can confirm that all anagrams entered are accurate – so you can concentrate on your voting, with confidence!
 
Although John maintains the CCCWC website, he is never aware of the clue challenges I set until the same time as the rest of you, consequently he is still able to compete on a fair basis. As always he has entered his own offering for this Christmas list, so as a sideline, you are invited to guess which is John's entry. I will be offering a modest extra prize for a winner picked from those that guess correctly. Other than that please vote as per normal…
 
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 ma


Entry Information

ROBERT AND JOHN'S CHRISTMAS STOCKING PREZZIE LIST (42 letters)
 
We have added an anagram checker to the Clue Entry page. Please check your anagram for accuracy before submitting, as the organisers will disqualify faulty ones!
 
Long-standing competitors will know that I always try and come up with something a little different to entertain you over the festive period.
 
Although I choose the challenges for you, our webmeister John Tozer does all the HARD work behind the scenes with the fantastic interface! So I thought you may like to show your appreciation by writing a Christmas list for John and myself, using the 42 letters in the phrase at the top: ROBERT AND JOHN'S CHRISTMAS STOCKING PREZZIE LIST.
 
Your list may contain as many items as you wish, but to give you a few tips, it MUST include:
SOMETHING TO DRINK (not necessarily alcoholic as one of us is driving)
SOMETHING TO EAT
SOMETHING TO WEAR
 
Other than that you have free rein to be as festive, amusing, quirky, topical or simply prosaic as you wish!
 
PLEASE ENTER YOUR LIST ON ONE LINE, SEPARATED BY COMMAS, FOR EASE OF READING IN THE JUDGING, AND PLEASE CHECK YOUR ANAGRAM CAREFULLY FOR ACCURACY AS FAULTY ONES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!
 
Thank you all, have fun – and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

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28 clues entered so far.
15 days to go. Entry closes on
Saturday 30th January.


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A Christmas List (see instructions)
Anagram

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37 clues to vote for.
31 votes received so far.
2 days to go. Voting closes on
Sunday 17th January.


RESULTS

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Winner John Tozer

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