CCCWC September competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 33: Pro ran awful business
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A clue to ASTER (PRINTERS DEVILRY).
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|Comments on the clue|
|1.||Makes sense in both versions and does the business|
|2.||Undevilled version makes less sense than devilled.|
|Comments on the competition|
|A lot of entries don't seem to get the point of PD clues, which is that the undevilled version should make sense in a way that convinces the solver that the answer is correct. It's good if the devilled version makes sense too, but that is a secondary consideration. 32, 33 and 46 are examples where the undevilled version makes less sense than the devilled; 2, although it "works", doesn't give the solver enough information. Several clues used "b/aste roast", but most of them, didn't make it clear enough _why_ basting is a good thing. 21, which I gave my best score to, successfully makes both versions make sense, with a nice change of meaning between them.|