The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC February competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 25: Getting caught, what one mentally should prepare for?

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A clue to ATONEMENT.
3 comments refer to this clue (from 2 competitors, 1 other)

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Comments on the clue
1.Nice try but the purported hidden indicator doesn't work.
2.Doesn't work. "Getting caught in Y, X" is how to indicate X is hidden in Y. "should prepare for?" is tagged on to wordplay.
3.Shouldn’t it be “Getting caught in”?