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Author Topic: The Big Reveal  (Read 1265 times)


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The Big Reveal
« on: August 02, 2016, 01:35:39 PM »

I have been working on several puzzles in an attempt to get one accepted by the NYT. The feedback I am getting ranges from "Too straightforward" to "Did not excite Will enough".

I am seeking some advice on ways to improve or generate a reveal in a way that creates that "aha" moment.


« Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 11:35:30 AM by Marty »


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Re: The Big Reveal
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 08:40:47 PM »
Grid and theme are very important, but I believe that well-built clues could upgrade every possible crossword. You could look for ideas for good clues examples on crossword clues database or on other crossword websites. I'll explain my idea: For answer ALOE - the clue may be 1) Lotion ingredient or 2) 'The potted physician' or 3) What a Muslim, returning from Mecca, hangs above the door. I hope it helps.


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