I just wanted to guage the opinion of other constructors here on the situation for one of my puzzles.
I've made a 15x15 grid, with 78 words. Currently, there are 3 prefixes/suffixes, 6 abbreviations, and 2 words that the website www.crosswordese.com
considers to be "crosswordese." I've figured out a way to take out 1 of the crosswordese terms, which is the word NIB (which I can change to NEB, as in the abbreviation for Nebraska).....but that would leave me with 7 abbreviations.
I don't know what to make of this. Considering that at least 9 of the 78 entries are either prefixes, suffixes, or abbreviations, I'm wondering if it's a bad thing if I add one more abbreviation to the puzzle in order to delete a crosswordese term.
So what do you think? Should I go for one less crosswordese term, or one less abbreviation?