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Author Topic: Similar words?  (Read 7137 times)


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Similar words?
« on: July 17, 2022, 01:28:42 PM »
LA Times rejected one of my puzzles. One of the comments was that "death"' and "dead" are different forms of the same word and so can't be used in the same puzzle. I now have "air gun" and "aery" in a new puzzle. Would this be considered too similar for the LAT?


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Re: Similar words?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2022, 02:11:15 PM »
Probably so as they have the same etymology; but the real problem is it appears AERY is very seldom seen in crosswords, probably because it has the same basic meaning as the much more familiar AIRY. Not in my word list; I would advise against using AERY.
Mark McClain
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Re: Similar words?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2022, 10:27:29 AM »
Thanks Mark. I'll redo the section.  Though I think this "root word" idea is a little far-fetched.


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Re: Similar words?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2024, 04:51:47 AM »
I think each puzzle certainly has its own meaning. It's nice to know your question. Nowadays, puzzle games are really challenging. Many associations come together to produce the final result.
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