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Author Topic: Words too obscure? DINGES and GRIGRI  (Read 103 times)

robgonsalves

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Words too obscure? DINGES and GRIGRI
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:01:47 AM »
Greetings, I'm putting together a 15x15 puzzle that has the difficulty of a NYT Saturday.

I'm happy with the long across words and phrases. The fill is good in general, but I have two words that may be too obscure:

DINGES - (singular) South African slang for thingamabob

GRIGRI - Assisted braking device to help secure rock-climbers

I tried to replace these two words, but I end up nuking most of the puzzle. Thoughts?

Glenn9999

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Re: Words too obscure? DINGES and GRIGRI
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 01:13:06 AM »
In my view they are too obscure.
My Blog of Totally Random Crossword Observations: http://glenncrossblog.wordpress.com

cranberry44

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Re: Words too obscure? DINGES and GRIGRI
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 05:28:19 PM »
I don't know if this helps any; but "grigri," per Wikipedia, is an alternate spelling of "gris-gris," which is a Voodoo amulet.
In New Orleans, I have heard people use this word in re: some so-called Voodoo trinkets they sell down there.

 


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