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So, to the first competition of 2022 – and some new names in the frame.
Congratulations to Seerat who has achieved a first victory after commencing competition last year. A neat and concise clue and a surface reading with a hint of mystery…a very convincing win – well done!
Second place went to John Appleton – no stranger to the podium (last one in July 2021) with another double definition, the second one beautifully cryptic.
Myrtilus continued a consistent streak in the five months they have been competing. Another very nice surface along with some neat wordplay.
Another new name next – Oliver achieves fourth place after just three entries – a nice surface reading again!
Andy Smith is another who has had a consistent run over the past year or so and continues that with a fifth place. An amusing surface reading that reflects my own golfing ability!
Thanks to all for getting the new year off to a great start – onwards and upwards to February!
Voting is open until Midnight UK time on Friday 18th February.
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!
So, to a new year…and what will 2022 bring? Well for starters your challenge for JANUARY is a STANDARD CRYPTIC clue to UNDERGROUND (11) by the closing date of MIDNIGHT GMT MONDAY 31st JANUARY.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL COMPETITORS IN 2022!
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