The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC May competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 16: Folk in care homes? Atrocious leaders are found wanting

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A clue to ELDERS.
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Comments on the clue
1.Excellent clue. But I don't really like a=are, too 'crosswordy' for me!
2.One of the better ‘leaders’ clues
3.X found wanting = X is missing (something). You mean "leaders wanting are" in the wordplay which doesn't work in surface
Comments on the competition
Far too many went for the obvious ‘leaders’ anagram, and only 16 did anything interesting with it. Far too few tried a misleading definition, so those that did use one stood out.