The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC May competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 28: Leaders of empires, lords, diplomats, envoys, royals, statesmen (6)

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A clue to ELDERS.
2 comments refer to this clue (from 2 competitors, 0 others)

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Comments on the clue
1.An acrostic signalled by 'leaders' is obvious, so the rest of the clue needs to be topical or funny. And the examples given could be young!
2.This clue is too easy for a baby still in the maternity ward. It was so easy I got the answer before I looked at the clue.