Derek Harrison's Crossword Message Board

Please do not discuss (or even mention) current puzzles until after the solution is published. The moderators reserve the right to delete messages which do not have a valid Email address.

Message Board Rules

Re(10): What is an &lit?

You're absolutely right. Whilst X's "offshoots" would fall within the looser semi/partial definition his own ones require that the other words form a shorter definition than the full one.

In his own example:

Tower where one might see a man like Col. Fairfax show impatience (9)


which depends on Beauchamp Tower (part of the Tower of London) and Col F's being (presumably) Elsie's beau in Yeoman of the Guard (stretching a bit but on that basis it certainly works), there is nothing spare.

That's allowing "where one might see" as a (rather wonderful) link - a shame most modern setters are scared of that sort of thing.

There have been no replies.

Post a reply:
Link Name:
Link URL:
Image URL:
Check this box if you want to be notified via email when someone replies to your post.

Create Your Own Free Message Board or Free Forum!
Hosted By Boards2Go Copyright © 2000-2015
Our Sites: Wedding address collection  Wedding thank you wording