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Author Topic: Thu., 10/8 C.C. Burnikel  (Read 1272 times)


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Thu., 10/8 C.C. Burnikel
« on: October 08, 2015, 08:38:10 AM »
THEME:   DOW or an anagram in four random phrases
Wall St. phenomenon…& theme   MARKET SWING [DOW going up & down, in the grid also]   
Sources of inside info.?   MRI SCANS   
Hatch in the Senate   ORRIN   
Numbers game   SUDOKU   
Verse starter?   -UNI   
Your, to Pierre  TES [but not to Peter]   
Lycee student   ELEVE [my H.S. French taught me it's l'eleve, but regardless, it's not used in  English]   
RATING: ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   


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Re: Thu., 10/8 C.C. Burnikel
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 05:36:22 PM »
When foreign words containing a letter not used in English, such as á,é, ç or ñ, appear in a crossword, the diacritical marks are almost always omitted, although I do recall one puzzle which included several Spanish words containing the letter Ñ. The puzzle's solution, published in the next day's newspaper, included the Ñ's. Of course the majority of solvers probably spelled the words with an N instead of an Ñ. The mark above the N is a tilde. The tilde also appears over vowels in a few Portuguese words, most notably in the name of Brazil's most populous city, São Paulo.

In today's crossword, the French word ELEVE is properly spelled élève. It means "pupil" or "student" and comes from the verb élever, which means "raise" or "bring up."


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