The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC April competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 45: Remove cap from end of Biro before writing

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5 comments refer to this clue (from 4 competitors, 1 other)

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Comments on the clue
1.A slightly different way of using ‘pen’ puts this clue above other similar ones
2.Writing = "the pen", the article is quite important in this case
3.Reads nicely as a cohesive instruction, although writing is not synonymous with pen. So, …then write instead of …before writing, perhaps.
4.pen does not equal 'writing' (but write and writer)
5.Lovely surface, cleverly done.