Clue of the Week – 1

Clue of the Week

25th April – 1st May

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Results Declared!

This week I thought it would be a bit of fun to select our clue of the week.    Nominations are now in, and you can start voting.

You can vote for one or more clues, results to be declared at 12 noon on Saturday 9th May.  No prizes, and the editor’s decision on matters connected with the poll is final.

Date Puzzle Clue Detail
1 26/04/2009 ST 2481 21a What torments flesh or tail of pony? (8)
2 27/04/2009 DT 25913 27a Set light to powerful explosive (9)
3 28/04/2009 DT 25914 26a Stranded dinghy had broken down crossing river (4,3,3)
4 28/04/2009 T 136 7d Greeting given to small knight when masquerade occurs (9)
5 29/04/2009 DT 25915 10a Small bonnet made of wild-pansy (4-2-5)
6 29/04/2009 T 137 14a Clarion and weapons deployed in conflict (10,4)
7 30/04/2009 DT 25916 13d One who looks for understanding (3,6)
8 30/04/2009 T 138 26a Setter’s evident bungling creates particular concern (6,8)
9 01/05/2009 T 139 13a Unnamed person has to develop a raincoat wanted by everyone in Intelligence (15)
10 01/05/2009 T 139 3d Here I’m rightly looking down on you (5,4,6)

A disappointingly small vote sees the following results:

1st with 4 votes –             What torments flesh or tail of pony? (8)

2nd equal with 3 votes –   Stranded dinghy had broken down crossing river (4,3,3)

Small bonnet made of wild-pansy (4-2-5)

Unnamed person has to develop a raincoat wanted by everyone in Intelligence (15)

Please not that a small number of votes were cast after the closing date, at a time when I was unable to close the poll.  I now have a logon to give me the ability to close it.

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2 Comments

  1. Kram
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    An excellent idea Dave, however none in my opinion could possibly compare with the one in the distant past.You will probably remember it.
    1a ? ( 4,3,3,1,4)

    • Posted April 28, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      I presume you are referring to the one that Val Gilbert, former Telegraph Crossword Editor, quoted as her favourite, although she gave it as (3,3,3,1,4).