The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC March competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 6: Climbing unprepared, throw out back when arms are raised (7)

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

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Comments on the clue
1.Nice effort, but 'climbing' is for Down clues, 'back' is for Across ones – can't have it both ways, sorry!
2.I liked the def and the disguised clue but baulked at 'throw out' for emit as a stretch too far to be fair.
3.I like the idea but the surface is quite clumsy