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by crowsman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: DH 12/09/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: DH 12/09/2017

If those three 'gems' are typical, I am pleased I do not have access.
Perhaps the question mark in the third of them is meant to be an apology for the appalling grammar.

Crowsman
by crowsman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?

Ian, I would have no qualms if a clue like the following appeared in CrOZworld:

More extreme is to let off that female! (7)

Answer: FARTHER.

Crowsman.
by crowsman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: True cryptic?
Replies: 2
Views: 337

True cryptic?

In the July CrOZworld, President Patrick made a plea for us to discuss relevant topics on this bulletin board. Hence, I will open an issue that has been bugging me.The late Noel Jessop (Jesso) is a doyen of Australian cryptic crossword compiling, influencing many of us who are amateurs in comparison...
by crowsman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels

Sorry! I must admit I did not think of that. Getting old!

But at least it seems I got it correct anyway.

Crowsman
by crowsman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels

OK, I'll comment on each of them, without knowing if my submitted answers are correct or not. For 4, I tossed up for a long while between TYPIFIER and OVERTYPE, both of which fitted, but neither seemed quite satisfactory. My problem was that I was interpreting "keyboard's top row" as that row with a...
by crowsman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?

OK, Ian, I'll open a new topic here. We all appreciate that certain words and expressions appearing in CrOZworld puzzles should not offend anyone, and our esteemed editor ensures that. However, in a recent publication elsewhere, I was somewhat surprised to see the vulgar(?) word ARSE appear as an an...