ASCWC 265: clue PRIZE by October 19

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Mark Iredell

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Oct 12, 2021, 7:11:12 PM10/12/21
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Welcome to Another Simple Clue Writing Contest, edition #265. Thanks to Luciano for moderating #264. To enter please compose and post here by October 19 up to three cryptic clues for PRIZE, chosen because the Nobel Prizes were awarded last week. Bonus clues are also welcome.

Luciano Ward

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Oct 16, 2021, 11:25:42 AM10/16/21
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PRIZE:

Jimmy repeatedly said, "Outstanding!" (5)

Luciano

Luciano Ward

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Oct 16, 2021, 11:53:23 AM10/16/21
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PRIZE:

Zipper's undone; pee runs out into cup (5)

Luciano

Duke

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Oct 16, 2021, 9:42:45 PM10/16/21
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Nicely done!

Duke

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Oct 16, 2021, 9:51:57 PM10/16/21
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On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 4:11:12 PM UTC-7, Mark Iredell wrote:
> Welcome to Another Simple Clue Writing Contest, edition #265. Thanks to Luciano for moderating #264. To enter please compose and post here by October 19 up to three cryptic clues for PRIZE, chosen because the Nobel Prizes were awarded last week. Bonus clues are also welcome.

Perhaps Booker's committee's ending after publicity leads to inappropriate zeal (5)

Luciano Ward

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Oct 18, 2021, 6:38:47 PM10/18/21
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PRIZE:

FDA initially rejected Pfizer supply as answer to current challenge (5)

Luciano

Duke

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:34:12 PM10/19/21
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Poodle is starting to get up, by the sound of it, and champs reward? (5)

Mark Iredell

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Oct 20, 2021, 11:26:34 AM10/20/21
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On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:11:12 PM UTC-4, Mark Iredell wrote:
> Welcome to Another Simple Clue Writing Contest, edition #265. Thanks to Luciano for moderating #264. To enter please compose and post here by October 19 up to three cryptic clues for PRIZE, chosen because the Nobel Prizes were awarded last week. Bonus clues are also welcome.

Here are the clues and interpretations for ASCWC 265. Please correct any misinterpretations.

Luciano
Jimmy repeatedly said, "Outstanding!" (5)
PRIES(multiple jimmies) said; def = outstanding

Luciano
Zipper's undone; pee runs out into cup (5)
ZIPPER* minus P(pee); def = cup (as in championship cup)

Duke
Perhaps Booker's committee's ending after publicity leads to inappropriate zeal (5)
E(committeE’s ending) after [PR(publicity) + Inappropriate Zeal]; def = perhaps Booker, referring to the Booker Prize

Luciano
FDA initially rejected Pfizer supply as answer to current challenge (5)
F(FDA initially) rejected [from] PFIZER* (“supply” read as in pliably); def = answer to current challenge

Duke
Poodle is starting to get up, by the sound of it, and champs reward? (5)
P(Poodle is starting) + RIZE (homophone of RISE, to get up); def = champs reward

Mark Iredell

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Oct 22, 2021, 8:22:58 AM10/22/21
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On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:11:12 PM UTC-4, Mark Iredell wrote:
> Welcome to Another Simple Clue Writing Contest, edition #265. Thanks to Luciano for moderating #264. To enter please compose and post here by October 19 up to three cryptic clues for PRIZE, chosen because the Nobel Prizes were awarded last week. Bonus clues are also welcome.

Here are the results for ASCWC 265.

Luciano
Jimmy repeatedly said, "Outstanding!" (5)
PRIES(multiple jimmies) said; def = outstanding
MI: Good switch on jimmy. How it’s made plural is kind of awkward. The homophone works.

Luciano
Zipper's undone; pee runs out into cup (5)
ZIPPER* minus P(pee); def = cup (as in championship cup)
MI: Deletion after anagram is not cryptically ideal. Perhaps ‘in’ would be better than ‘into’. Nevertheless the striking disquieting surface makes this the winner.

Duke
Perhaps Booker's committee's ending after publicity leads to inappropriate zeal (5)
E(committeE’s ending) after [PR(publicity) + Inappropriate Zeal]; def = perhaps Booker, referring to the Booker Prize
MI: Good cryptic assembly and fair definition. I’m trying not to picture this inappropriate zeal. Runner-up.

Luciano
FDA initially rejected Pfizer supply as answer to current challenge (5)
F(FDA initially) rejected [from] PFIZER* (“supply” read as in pliably); def = answer to current challenge
MI: Cryptically, ‘rejected from’ would be better. I love the devilish use of ‘supply’ as an anagram indicator. The definition is too general; it could be used for any contest here.

Duke
Poodle is starting to get up, by the sound of it, and champs reward? (5)
P(Poodle is starting) + RIZE (homophone of RISE, to get up); def = champs reward
MI: Homophone non-word answer segment (RIZE) is not cryptically ideal. Consistent canine surface.

Alas it seems these contests here are on a death march. Over to Luciano to drive ASCWC one lap further.
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