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Author Topic: crossword "etiquette"  (Read 3935 times)


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crossword "etiquette"
« on: June 05, 2009, 01:14:17 PM »
Is spelling out a title of a film or TV series (FX series "Twenty Four", e.g.) allowed by publishers?


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Re: crossword "etiquette"
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 02:56:11 PM »
Look at today's LAT 44-A.

FTENS,  for F-10 Jets. 

Coffee break time is TENAM all the time.  So my guess is that it's probably OK.
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Re: crossword "etiquette"
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 12:57:38 AM »
Numbers are often spelled out, however I think you're in a grey area. A title is a title.  On the other hand, if you look up 24 on imdb, you can find it if you type "twenty-four" in the search feature.

I can't remember where Will comes down on this, but I'm sure many editors would be inclined to cut you some slack.


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