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Author Topic: Question on cluing etiquette  (Read 1407 times)

juanacross

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Question on cluing etiquette
« on: March 19, 2009, 07:36:38 PM »
cru,
i remember reading a discussion long ago about a certain rule for cluing. i think it was agreed that it is not correct (fair) to clue the general when the particular is the solution. for instance, cluing snakes when the solution is cobras, etc.
does anyone recall the discussion and the examples given?
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juan across

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Re: Question on cluing etiquette
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 11:25:27 AM »
Generally, I think the clue is supposed to narrow the general to the particular. For example, if cobra is the answer, then the clue should be "type of snake.

 

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