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Author Topic: Crossing entries OK?  (Read 346 times)

cranberry44

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Crossing entries OK?
« on: April 09, 2021, 09:13:25 AM »
In a 15 X 15, do you think it's OK to cross "Illgo" ("I'll go") with "Ishop" (for the start of "I shop, therefore I am")? The entries cross at the "I"

mmcbs

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Re: Crossing entries OK?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 09:32:52 AM »
Repeating the word I in the grid is seen fairly often. If you can't find anything better, I'd go with it. Worst case you'll get a request for revision.
Mark McClain
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cranberry44

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Re: Crossing entries OK?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 09:41:12 AM »
Thanks, Mark. I've seen "I" in more than one place in a 15 X 15, but wasn't sure if the "I's" crossed. I may go with this.

cranberry44

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Re: Crossing entries OK?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 01:18:40 PM »
I just realized that I can't use this entry because "i" is in the clue. I reworked one more time but
may have a problem. I have "Pemba" and "murre" crossing at the "m." Is this too difficult
a cross? This is a 15 X 15 no-theme puzzle, which, if I remember correctly, sometimes has more difficult
crosses. This is the only "odd cross" in the puzzle.

cranberry44

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Re: Crossing entries OK?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 01:26:23 PM »
"murre," I noticed, is only used in a pre-Shortz puzzle; so I guess I won't be able to use this. Sorry to take up your time
with the above entry.

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Re: Crossing entries OK?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 10:26:34 AM »
It's probably worth asking yourself, how would you feel if you were solving a puzzle with MURRE and PEMBA in it? You'd probably feel they were both pretty obscure, no? Even if they didn't cross each other.

cranberry44

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Re: Crossing entries OK?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2021, 11:35:35 AM »
You're right! Thanks!

 


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