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Author Topic: Appropriateness of a word  (Read 611 times)

quescaisje

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Appropriateness of a word
« on: February 12, 2012, 08:52:18 PM »
Hi all,
   Does anyone know whether 'uremic' would cut muster in a puzzle for the NYT?

Thanks!

Bill 

midnightmover3

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Re: Appropriateness of a word
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 09:05:36 PM »
Hey Bill,

That is a pretty giant NO. Even if the word were marginally acceptable, which it isn't, why would you want it in your puzzle in the first place? It's a very rare, specialized medical term that really isn't at all interesting for solvers. UREMIC is the kind of entry where if it's literally the only available word that will allow you to fill properly, you must backtrack out to the point where you no longer need to include it. Sorry about the bad news, and good luck.

tp

quescaisje

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Re: Appropriateness of a word
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 09:11:46 PM »
Thanks very much---I really appreciate it. Out it goes! I didn't really want it in there at all, but it's all that wiould fit in a puzzle that's nearly finished, so, on the off-chance, it seemed best to check with the experts before I started backtracking.

Thanks again,

Bill

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Re: Appropriateness of a word
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 08:10:25 AM »
I'm no expert, but I would avoid it.

Marya
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quescaisje

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Re: Appropriateness of a word
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 06:36:39 PM »
Thanks Marya---the word has been struck from the puzzle.

Bill

 

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