Here are the entries for WG61, in which you were asked to clue a familiar (3, 3) phrase, with my comments. The winner isn't revealed until the end. Can you bear the suspense?
Decent enough rock band covering Genesis, among others (3,3)
NOT BAD: Anag ("rock") BAND around OT (the Genesis thing), def. is "Decent enough."
Great surface, and I love "rock" + Genesis. But I don't think the OT part works. "Genesis, and others," sure. But to my ear, "among others" picks out a single item. In the sentence "Einstein, among others, developed relativity," we don't come away equating "Einstein" with "physicists." With "Genesis and others" (comma or no), this would have been my favorite.
Brother has fermented tofu inside bar (3,3)
BUT FOR: BR + anag. ("fermented") of TOFU inside; def is "bar"
Nice switch on "bar," and, unlike tofu, the surface holds firm. There are probably monks outside crosswordland who use "Br" for "Brother," but they haven't made it to m-w.com
Haul a bully around a southern state, and do it at once! (3,3)
ACT NOW: Put A COW around TN; def is "do it at once"
I'm okay with "haul," though it seems to suggest more than just "put." I like the amusing surface and the whole thing works. There are a lot of southern states to choose from, of course.
Copper lays the groundwork for solicitor to stop operating (3,3)
CUT OUT: CU (copper) + TOUT, def. is "stop operating"
Oh-so-British with both "copper" and "solicitor' not being in USA usage. But ours is worldwide group (all, what, five of us?). I like the surface and the tout.
So the winner is...Steve, for his copper, just ahead of Luciano. Thanks to those of you who played. I invite Steve to moderate the next one, if he can.