A great set of clues, very difficult to separate. I decided to favour clues that a solver who didn’t know the answer would having a good chance of solving – some of the others were very clever indeed, but would have been impenetrable (at least to me!)
Honourable mentions to bullfrog @ 2, greedy kite @ 11, bbm2 @ 14 and jws @ 22.
On the lower steps of the podium I choose theambler @ 32 (I may be influenced by the mention of Lancashire) and emrach @ 30 – poor narwhals!
But this week’s winner is bbm2 @ 29 for the clever anagram and the relevant reference to the wrens and finches. Well done, BigBadMarty2!
The prize comes in two versions. Those of delicate sensibilities should choose the second. As you will probably guess, I had chosen the prize before I decided what to set as the problem.
The funnier but ruder version
The cleaner version
(The differences are in the graphics)
Look forward to hearing from everyone again next week!