Welcome to Clueless, our informal weekly clue-setting competition.
The idea is to compose a cryptic clue to a given word or phrase
The winner of the previous week’s competition both sets the word/phrase to be clued and judges the entries for the current week.
The judge’s decision is final; reasons may or may not be given at the judge’s discretion. It is customary for the judge to donate a virtual prize to the winner.
To be fair to others, please do not make any comments on entries until after the winner has been declared.
Multiple entries may be submitted and new competitors are particularly welcome.
Feel free to give an explanation of your clue if you wish.
The answer to be clued is: LEAD (4)
Clues to be submitted by 16.30 tomorrow (Wednesday 30th January) and the winner will be announced soon after.