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Lewd Clues

26 July, 2016

Got nothing on? Feel like a hard one? Cor, that's a bit saucy - and so's this week's prize-offering Brainstorm, where we get a chance to lace a little blue into each clue. Innuendo. Wink-wink. Raunch or steam. Anything that errs on the prurient side - so long as the clue is capable of appearing in a mainstream paper

(That proviso alone should cause mass debate....) But let's give the salacious a whirl, using the target words from last week's Targetism - your ten proper answers we get to make improper this week -

The prize? Why, a collection of double entendres called It Just Slipped Out by Russell Ash. So please create a louche alias - to ensure clean judging - and try your hand at  blue clues, where the best pair (of course) wins the book.

Both wordplay and definition are required. And please - to help my umpiring - select your own best double and file them as your submission before Thursday, 6pm. Enough of the oral. Let's get down & dirty to thrash things out:

GRAVITATE

PETROLEUM

TOLERABLE

ALLEVIATE

MIGRATION

WASTELAND

DELIVERED

ENCOUNTER

AVOIDANCE

DISMANTLE

MAGNITUDE

SPLENDOUR

Your dirty dozen awaits ravaging. Enjoy yourselves.

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