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Author Topic: With "the"  (Read 1034 times)

jrob

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With "the"
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:31:55 PM »
I have a possible theme with several answers that begin with "the". Can a puzzle have a number of answers with "the" or should/can it have a lot of clues that have the qualifier "with the" ?
Thoughts?

mmcbs

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Re: With "the"
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2016, 05:58:46 AM »
In my opinion, having THE as part of the answers is preferable to "With 'The'" in the clues. If all of your themers start with THE, it may work, though some might not like all the repeated words. However, if some start with THE and others don't, it might start to look unbalanced. If you would like to share this and get some more detailed comments, feel free to message me.
Mark McClain
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Glenn9999

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Re: With "the"
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 12:42:32 PM »
Can a puzzle have a number of answers with "the" or should/can it have a lot of clues that have the qualifier "with the" ?

Speaking as (primarily) a solver, uniformity and clarity is always good.  The problem you're going to have (imagining this grid) is whether the inclusion of "the" in either way is both interesting and logically necessary.  Of course, repetition of such a word would definitely dictate theme.  So I would say to be careful.
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