The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC September competition voters’ comments
 
Clue no. 37: Students are rewarded with books forming the subject material

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A clue to ASTER (PRINTERS DEVILRY).
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My clue 40 was actually:

"The ship has no rumpled sail or speed of fare, kept from the port"
-> "The ship has no rum; plastered sailors, peed off, are kept from the port"

but an internet problem near the deadline meant what was submitted was a mid-edit combo of two drafts. Apologies to the judges for the screw up. It wouldn't have troubled the excellent 21, 37, and 8 anyway.