It comes to something when you can't understand the answers when the paper comes out a week later, let alone solve the clues.
A couple of examples from last Saturday's Independent:
Awfully sorry to pen note demanding one compiler should spot it (6, 5) SYNTAX ERROR. Anagram of SORRY, but where does the rest come from?
Spotted in the litter is cool cheesecake (3-3) PIN-UPS ???????????
And finally the main reason I didn't finish it:
One man on show, bearing ring, requiring frightfully honest response ... (1,4,4,5,7,4,7) I CALL UPON THESE HERE PRESENT