Once upon a time, in a magical world far away, there was a mischievous goblin who loved to play pranks on other creatures. One day, he met a friendly hob who offered to help him with his pranks. The goblin was thrilled to have a new partner in crime.
The two of them began to work together, and soon they were causing all kinds of trouble. They would steal pies from windowsills, paint stripes on other creatures’ tails, and hide important objects just for fun.
As they continued their pranks, the hob became known as the lead-in to goblin, always there to encourage the goblin’s mischievous ways. And so, it came to be that whenever someone wanted to talk about the hob who helped the goblin, they simply referred to him as HOB.
And that’s how the crossword clue ‘Lead-in to goblin’ came to be answered by HOB.