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Author Topic: Valid entry?  (Read 178 times)

zinaphile

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Valid entry?
« on: January 05, 2021, 07:28:39 PM »
Do you all think OFANERA is a legit entry? It's in my database as having been used somewhere, clued as {Tied to a particular time}. Part of me thinks I've heard this used as a standalone phrase, the other part isn't so sure.

mmcbs

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Re: Valid entry?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 07:42:16 PM »
It's definitely not a standalone phrase. Just one of those things that snuck in to make a grid work. Used once in NYT. I'd rate it risky, to be avoided if possible.
Mark McClain
Salem, Virginia, USA
https://crosswordsbymark.wordpress.com/

zinaphile

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Re: Valid entry?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 08:11:12 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. Do you have the date of the NYT usage? 

mmcbs

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Re: Valid entry?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 08:20:49 PM »
12/29/16 per xwordinfo.com
Mark McClain
Salem, Virginia, USA
https://crosswordsbymark.wordpress.com/

zinaphile

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Re: Valid entry?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 01:48:15 AM »
Thanks. Very helpful. And shows that I should probably pony up for xword info finder access. You're right, the entry is risky, I'll see if I can find something else. But the fact that Shortz allowed it (fairly recently at that) tells me I can keep it in my pocket to use if all else fails. 

 


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