Examples of elegant winning clues include:-
- Item gran arranged family slides in? (12, 2 words) 
for MAGIC LANTERN. This is an anagram of "item gran" with "clan" inside and gives a literal definition.
- A possible representation of M. Hilda, yes? (9) 
for SHIELD-MAY. A shield-may is a woman warrior and the clue references ex-Prime Minister Margaret Hilda Thatcher with an anagram of "M Hilda yes".
- Marlborough’s second crusher in conclusive quartet of victories (9) 
for RAMILLIES. Ramillies, in Chambers as a hat or wig, was also the second of Marborough’s four major victories in the War of the Spanish Succession.. In the wordplay, Marlborough’s second is "a", "mill" is the crusher and these go inside "ries", the last four letters of "victories". The whole clue defines Ramillies, the battle.