Re(3): Listener No. 4385: PD by Dragon IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on March 6, 2016 at 11:23:30 PM by David Harry
If your two examples were acceptable, you could clue a full PD puzzle inside ten minutes - and no one would ever be able to solve a single clue. The idea is that the solver has to insert the answer into a word and in the undevilled version the answer will start within a word and finish within a word. A result where one end of the answer is hanging free is not actually unsound but itís definitely lower league stuff.
In the Azed competition it is also a good thing if the meaning of the clue changes between the devilled and undevilled versions, as in the HAS-BEENS example in the preamble. Some need to mess about with the other parts of the text adds spice although HAS-BEENS is distinctly OTT.