Letters not used in the pairings spelled CONCERTS. The options for clue-writers were: CONCEITS, CONCENTS, CONCEPTS, CONCERNS, CONCERTI, CONCERTO, and CONVERTS.
1 SKIT; ski(R)t
4 REVISION (RECISION); noisier (rev.)
10 CARREL; r in care L
11 APOLLO; po in all o
12 APRIL; pr in ail
13 ALMUCES; LM U in aces
15 PRECESSES (PROCESSES); c in presses
17 MEANE; mean(I)e
18 LOESSIC; 0 in less ic(e)
22 CAUDLES (CANDLES); l in cades
23 OMBRE; mb in ore
27 INVENTIVE (INCENTIVE); anag. in I + even (rev.)
28 ONE-SHOT; nesh in too (rev.)
29 TANGS; cf. stang
30 RENTAL; (t)rental
31 TI TREE; tit ree
32 ADNATION; ad nation
33 EYOT; y in toe (rev.)
1 SCAPI; ap in sci
2 IRREMEABLE; REM in anag.
3 TRICK (ERICK); hidden
4 RELEASE; leas in ree
5 ELASTIC; sale (rev.) + tic(k)
6 VALSE; S in vale
7 SOUSED (SOURED); so + anag.
8 OLEANDER; n in o leader
9 NOSHERS; nos. hers
14 CHAPLAINRY; plain in chary
16 COMMUNED (COMMUTED); o MM in cue D
18 LEONORA; on in anag.
19 CAVETTO; cave + OTT (rev.)
20 QUENTIN; que(I)nt in
21 CRISTA (CRISSA); is in cra(g)
24 OVOLI; o Vol. 1
25 STATE; t in eats (rev.)
26 BESET; s(om)e in bet
In terms of the clues submitted, some options were more popular than others: CONCEITS (2), CONCENTS (0), CONCEPTS (4), CONCERNS (14), CONCERTI (2), CONCERTO (0), and CONVERTS (11).
The winning clues were:
1st Smokers perhaps start to complain as soon as taverns bar interior fumes Richard Heald
2nd Persuades unions nuclear sector must be reformed Mick Hodgkin
3rd £100 matters to unions Mark Goodliffe
More than one gig is about £100 Noel Jones
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