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General Discussion / Re: Is IRIE not irie?
« Last post by 4wd on January 30, 2018, 10:15:12 AM »
As someone from the Islands I'd get it and many others with similar roots, for solvers from elsewhere it'd be a little strange..  though depending on where you're from, your meal choices e.g. "Jerk Chicken", musical preferences e.g. Reggae, Dance Hall, friends Jamaican, Trini etc. IRIE would ring a bell.   

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General Support / Re: Can’t download LA Times puzzle to Crosswords App
« Last post by cbrockman on January 29, 2018, 11:13:54 AM »
I couldn't download the LA Times .puz last week until I realized that I wasn't logged in to this site.
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General Discussion / Puzzles too similar?
« Last post by atco418 on January 29, 2018, 10:27:22 AM »
I have a pair of puzzles whose themes center around the words ERA, EON, and AGE, but in different ways.  In both puzzles, there are three theme entries (one for each word).  One puzzle uses straight up word play with phrases that these words already appear in and the other adds each word to an otherwise unrelated phrase.  Is this enough similarity to annoy editors if I send them to different outlets and both end up being published?

On a side note, would using three different words rather than just, say, AGE three times (which has been done) bring up consistency issues, or is it enough that they're all periods of time?

Thanks for your thoughts!
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General Support / Re: Can’t download LA Times puzzle to Crosswords App
« Last post by Greg01748 on January 28, 2018, 04:54:57 PM »
No trouble until today. NYT links downloads/imports into Crossword Classic (Standalone app) but LA Times does not import.
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General Discussion / Re: Is IRIE not irie?
« Last post by mmcbs on January 27, 2018, 01:27:16 PM »
It's not in standard dictionaries. I never heard of it. I wouldn't try it.
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General Discussion / Re: Singular nouns that take plural form in theme answers
« Last post by mmcbs on January 27, 2018, 01:24:00 PM »
Probably not, if they like it otherwise.
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General Discussion / Singular nouns that take plural form in theme answers
« Last post by horkrat on January 27, 2018, 01:18:49 PM »
Hi - quick question for you all.

JEANS takes a plural form even if you're talking about a single pair of them.

If one of my theme answers includes JEANS or CHAPS, but others will include singular forms (e.g., BANDANA or SKIRT), would this be problematic in terms of theme consistency?

Thank you!
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General Discussion / Is IRIE not irie?
« Last post by piazza26 on January 27, 2018, 10:43:15 AM »
I'd like to use IRIE, but I don't understand why it doesn't seem to have appeared before in a NYT puzzle.  IRIE (Jamaican patois for "all right") was already familiar to me as a non-Jamaican, appears in dictionaries, and there are millions of web references.  It seems like a word that should have been used a lot in puzzles and even become "crosswordese" by now (like EIRE, ERIE, and ARIE), but it hasn't.  Would including IRIE in my puzzle cause a problem?
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General Discussion / Re: $500 Crossword Prize
« Last post by 4wd on January 24, 2018, 10:55:26 AM »
I'd be interested as well, what are the specs?
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General Discussion / Re: $500 Crossword Prize
« Last post by XWordHobbyist on January 24, 2018, 09:59:53 AM »
Do you have more information on this opportunity? I would definitely be interested!
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