The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

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Clue no. 30: Pop vocalist’s faux anguish spilled out in a record? Not half, it’s bittersweet and heady

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A clue to Christmas Cocktails (Right & Left).
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1.Perhaps the best of the 'sham pain' homonyms in terms of novel wordplay but the defs are quite broad.