The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

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Clue no. 8: Beheaded king reportedly bore a legendary sword

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A clue to EXCALIBUR.
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1.Makes better use of the "calibre" homophone than most of the other attempts, although in the legends Arthur wasn't beheaded.
2.8. "bore" a better definition of calibre than most others, and well hidden.