Welcome to Clueless 525!
Welcome to this weekly friendly competition to compose a cryptic clue for a given word or phrase. Multiple entries may be made and new competitors are particularly welcome.
The winner of this week’s competition will set the word to be clued and judge the entries next week.
The judge’s decision is final and reasons may or may not be given. It is customary for the judge to award a virtual prize to the winner.
N.B. earlier than usual start and finish this week. I am playing online bridge 7.00-10.30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Clues should be submitted by 6.00 pm (UK time) on Wednesday, May 5. Result and award ceremony will follow soon afterwards.
This week's challenges are