1 Across Clueing Competition – Clues

1 Across magazine used to run a monthly clueing competition. Before I became a proper compiler, I used to enter and, from time to time, win. Here, for your entertainment, are just a few of my entries.

To enjoy the clues, you’ll need to know that the editor at the time was Tom Johnson, who compiles under the pseudonym Doc (he’s also since become more notorious as Maskerade), and that the competition attracted new sponsorship from OUP, supplementing the long-standing support of Chambers.

Answers in the next blog post …


Perhaps Chamber’s & Co rather upset? (9)


Maniac reveals male organ for Doc (3,6)


Puzzling statement is to be expected at start of article (our editor’s, reportedly) (7)

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