Welcome to our weekly competition to compose a cryptic clue, to be judged by your fellow contestants.
You may enter as many clues as you like and everyone is welcome. Feel free to explain your clue, if you think it will help, or to ask another setter to parse a clue.
Entrants should vote for their favourite clue. Please include the post number but please refrain from commenting on entries until voting has begun.
Clues should be posted by 1:00 pm GMT on Friday, 9th of March, when voting opens. Voting closes at 10:00 pm that evening.
The entry with the most votes wins and its composer sets next week's competition.
The setter has the deciding vote in the event of a tie and may change the rules if necessary.
The setter will declare the winner and award an online prize.
Chambers gives BANISTER/BANNISTER as alternative spellings. So to add a twist this week I am asking you to clue either:-
To avoid confusion please make sure you put in the word length and to make doubly sure put a header in with the answer!
Have fun and good luck.