CCCWC November 2016 competition results
46 clues entered. 34 votes cast (32 competitors, 2 others).
A very close-run competition this month sees Colin Thomas secures his second victory of the year with a nice topical clue that proved difficult to trump. Congrats Colin.
Similar topicality was the key in second place as well – and a definition that particularly took my fancy – Toby continues his excellent year with his 6th podium of 2016.
Barry switched electorates for his own piece of topicality and maintained a recent run of podium successes.
David bags 4th spot with a clue based on another popular recent subject matter.
Finally, Anthony bounces back to the top 5 after his win a couple of months ago.
Many thanks for another fine month – on to Christmas!
|1||36||Colin Thomas||Run vote corruptly, installing Republican? There might be two sides to this story||RUNVOTE* around R (= Republican); definition refers to front page news story that goes onto another page (Chambers' def. 4 of 'turnover').||39.5||1||6|
|2||6||Toby Robertson||Ballot box stuffed in vote rigged by Republican business figure||URN (Chambers: 'a ballot box') in VOTE anag. (rigged) + R; def. business figure. [Oxford: stuff the ballot box (US) = place bogus votes]||37.5||1||5|
|3||33||Barry Solomons||Rerun vote after European exit in order to reverse result?||Rerun vote (anag)… after (E)uropean exit.||35||2||6|
|4||10||David McKie||Change channels to see what could be served up on Bake Off?||TURN OVER and definition (pastry)||32||0||3|
|5||11||Anthony Nannini||Changes in Jobs' plans for Apple ?||Double definition. Turnover in jobs and apple turnover||29||2||4|
|6||8||Steve Randall||Business needing dough folded||double definition||22||1||3|
|7||29||Satyen Nabar||Pie chart of company performance?||DD||21||6||2|
|8||25||mark webberley||Movement of people upset production||Triple definition||18||1||1|
|9||15||Kenneth Horne||For all the money taken, see no potential in artist||Def + no potential ( 0 volts) in artist (TURNER) >> TURN(OV)ER||14.5||1||3|
|9||26||Russ Cook||Newspaper article features crazed voter grabbing ballot box||VOTER* round URN (Chambers definitions include TURNOVER as NEWSPAPER ARTICLE and URN as BALLOT BOX) – 'features' = link word||14.5||0||3|
|11||5||Artist captures old Victory rolling||o V in Turner; rolling noun; HMS Victory||14||1||3|
|12||3||A well-placed "please" might merit such afters?||&lit; i.e. turnover for afters/pudding; ref P.T.O.||11||2||2|
|13||19||How to get semi-revolver to produce a semi-revolution?||ie turn over to get revo(lver), action of turning over is through 180 degrees only, not 360 required for full revolution||9.5||0||4|
|14||28||Pass six balls, one to the other side||Pass = turn (per Chambers), 6 balls = over; in football, basketball, etc., a ball passed to the other side is a turnover||9||2||1|
|14||42||The man leaves the container open after dispatching the last pastry||t(he) + urn + over(t)||9||0||1|
|16||34||Revenue from samosa, say (8)||Double def – Samosa is an example of turnover (pastry) made in India. Turnover also means revenue||8.5||1||1|
|16||44||Vase found in trove. Byzantine yield?||URN in *TROVE ind by Byzantine (complex/of ancient empire); trove=treasure-trove||8.5||0||1|
|18||1||A flipping silly TV rerun involves cop in Oxford? Try another channel||def. turnover = a turning over = a flipping (Ch); dble wordplay: O in anag TV rerun, cop = head; turn over vb; Morse or Lewis||8||3||2|
|19||7||Bridie groomed our navy vet.||Bridie=Scottish turnover;Anag(groomed)our+rn+vet||7.5||1||2|
|19||13||Flip the dessert (8)||flip = turnover; turnover = dessert||7.5||1||2|
|19||17||Go on, regain posession||Go (TURN) on (OVER) – regain posession (sporting definition)||7.5||2||1|
|19||21||"King" Trump (not a representative of the people) is giddy about November upset!||("ER" + "TRUMP" – "MP") ANAGRAM AROUND "NOV"; TURNOVER DEFINITION = "UPSET"||7.5||2||3|
|23||24||Mounting excitement about star, we hear, in Hollywood production?||RUT ('Mounting excitement') reversed + NOVA homophone; ref. celebrity baker Paul Hollywood||6||1||2|
|24||40||Small folded pie sadly run over edge of tray||RUN OVER T(ray)*||5.5||0||1|
|25||4||Apple user configuring new router to head off virus||Definition: 'Apple user'; Anagram of N+ROUTER+V ('head off virus'); Anagram indicator: 'configuring'||5||1||4|
|26||18||'Goo' for dessert!||'goo' = 'go' (turn) and 'o' (over)||4.5||0||4|
|27||35||Rob's income||Double def.||4||2||1|
|28||2||A small pie oven cooked in trade union's Rolls-Royce.||Def + Anagrind (cooked) of oven in turr. (There are microwave ovens designed for cars.)||3.5||0||2|
|28||45||Voter shifts involving the ballot box deliver this to the White House||urn(=ballot box) in voter*||3.5||0||2|
|30||14||Flip Wilson lost soccer ball to Beckham (8)||Double def. : Flip = turnover; Wilson lost soccer ball to Beckham = turnover (in sports)||3||0||3|
|30||37||Run voter down for taking advantage of a bad lie (8)||anagram of "run voter" (down = broken: see Chambers): def as in rugby tackle.||3||0||2|
|30||43||Touring Dover and Turin without identity for an apple pastry?||Anagram (touring) of DOVER and TURIN less ID (identity) gives TURNOVER (an apple pastry)||3||0|
|30||46||What sales were worth a crisis? I expect an answer.||Def: what sales were worth. Turn=crisis. Over as in two-way radio.||3||2|
|34||16||Fortune teller sees artist getting naked adoration||TURNER about [l]OV[e]; turnover = wealth indicator = fortune teller||2||1||3|
|34||23||Lie on your other side, when you've coughed up the pill.||Def x2 ("turnover" = loss of possession of the ball (pill) in rugby, etc).||2||0|
|34||30||Pie made by the artist, with love essentially (8)||Definition: pie (as in an apple turnover) wordplay: TURNER (the artist, English landscape painter JMW Turner) around (with) OV (love essentially)||2||0||2|
|37||9||Chance to get complete business||TURN(chance)+OVER(complete); 'business' = def (ie total volume of sales) ref Chambers & Oxford||1.5||2|
|38||27||Overturning routine, fire up oven with baker's last pie||RUT< + OVEN* (fire up = excite) + (bake)R||1||0||1|
|38||31||Rare habit, about to consume cooked oven pie||R/RUT < (about); cooked oven = NOVE; pie = definition; TUR<NOVE>R||1||0|
|38||38||Six deliveries by Warne? (8)||CD||1||0||3|
|41||12||Confused voter given run-around: surrender's the result||T(URN)OVER voter*, run*||0.5||1||1|
|42||20||I'm one word so may use mille feuille if I were two I would need only one new leaf to start again.||Reference to TURNOVER and TURN OVER||0||0||4|
|42||22||Leaders of the union now recommend striking over staffing rate||First letters (anag) plus 'over'||0||1||4|
|42||32||Relinquish the stolen ball!||Double definition ("turnover ball" in rugby)||0||2||1|
|42||39||Slices of goo pie!||TURN (go) OVER (o) – def pie – eg apple turnover||0||1||2|
|42||41||Somerset, it’s reported, go down||Somerset = somersault (as one word) = def..; it’s reported = justifies ‘hearing' two words, go = TURN, over = DOWN.||0||1||2|