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Author Topic: How to Clue EBCD  (Read 3715 times)

balder

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How to Clue EBCD
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:57:54 PM »
Can anyone think of a good way to clue EBCD? The best thing I can think of is to say something like "anagram of 2-5 of 26" or something like that. Unfortunately, I can't change the E to an A. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
B.

John 59

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 02:42:39 PM »
That's a tough one indeed.

Mi Ti Do Re are the 'solmizations' of the 5th, 7th, 1st, and 2nd tones (EBCD) of the C major scale...so perhaps 'Mi Ti Do Re of sharpless/flatless major scale'...bit of a mouthful but if you're stuck it might do :-\

balder

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 12:34:57 AM »
That sounds good. Thanks for the help!

sonofagun

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 07:05:16 AM »
Balder- no editor is going to accept EBCD as an entry. You have no choice but to come up with another 4 letter word or change the E to an A. You say you can't do this... Sorry, there's no alternatives. If you're not prepared to redo a section of the puzzle, large as that area may be, the puzzle would probably be unpublishable.

It is quite common for constructors to have to do extensive rework. Don't sweat it.

John 59

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 11:16:09 AM »
If you think its worth a shot, maybe you can post a 'screenshot' of that part of the grid...maybe somebody will see a way out.

John 59

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 05:21:19 PM »
Can anyone think of a good way to clue EBCD?
If it's not too late, I may have come up with something reasonable...

"Standard reference in digital format? (abbr)"
(Encyclopaedia Brittanica Compact Disc)

wordsmix

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 03:37:58 PM »
This is a bit technical. How about :

Character code out of chips ( EBCDIC - IC )



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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 12:57:43 AM »
Balder --

I agree with the post above that you need to get rid of EBCD.  It won't fly with an editor, no matter how you clue it.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

hikeeba

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2009, 02:14:16 PM »
How about: "talphabe gstrin"?

balder

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2009, 04:21:40 PM »
Well, I understand that there's no good way to clue it, but luckily (?) my theme probably wouldn't get published anyway. But thanks for all the help, everyone!

Wordy Wordpecker

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 10:27:52 PM »
Will this be of any assistance?

http://www.ebcd.org/

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Re: How to Clue EBCD
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 10:01:50 AM »
I use this new Crossword Phrase Dictionary, and it has really helped me a lot in these types of situations.

 

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