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Author Topic: Addition theme  (Read 856 times)

atco418

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Addition theme
« on: February 05, 2017, 09:51:27 PM »
Just curious what people think.  In an addition theme, is it best to vary the position of the added letters (in this case a 4-letter suffix), or (particularly because it's a suffix) would ending each theme entry with them be acceptable without looking repetitive?

Glenn9999

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Re: Addition theme
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 10:55:26 AM »
Just curious what people think.  In an addition theme, is it best to vary the position of the added letters (in this case a 4-letter suffix), or (particularly because it's a suffix) would ending each theme entry with them be acceptable without looking repetitive?

Speaking from a solver perspective, uniformity in what you do is much more key than repetitiveness.  Even more so, is the result something you can make sense of well from your cluing?  Both factors are far more important than if its repetitive or not.
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mmcbs

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Re: Addition theme
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 09:45:23 PM »
Either way can work, but I think it would be better to vary the position of the added suffix, if that's possible. But, if you do that you'll ideally position them in a balanced way (say, half in the first part of the entry and half at the end), and maybe one in the middle if you have an odd number of themers. It would not be good to have three at the end and one somewhere else.
Mark McClain
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