Constructing => General Discussion => Topic started by: pleaselose on July 22, 2016, 10:22:32 PM

Post by: pleaselose on July 22, 2016, 10:22:32 PM
Do you think a publisher might accept the use of ELTHAM if clued in a way to help the solver?

For example: "London suburb found in HAMLET"

The crossing fill is all fairly straightforward, the answer is "gettable" largely from the clue alone (I can certainly see a solver jumping to ???HAM at the very least), and because the answer is anagrammed in the clue, you also get closer to it as you solve.

I was originally going to dismiss ELTHAM out of hand, except that it fits so cleanly.  I still plan on ripping it out and looking for alternate fill, but hey, if a handy clue can push it through, I might try.
Title: Re: ELTHAM
Post by: mmcbs on July 24, 2016, 03:39:02 PM
Generally, no, I wouldn't expect it to be OK, except in some the edgier puzzles that often use words that most of us don't know.