Comments: Signs that one perhaps cares too much about crosswords, #47

I'm not a crossword expert like you, but I'm good at fractions and I have to agree with you.

You could make a case for "A." being half of "A.D." but once you spell it out it's 40% of the letters.

And since there are no quotation marks around the A.D., shouldn't it be half of the concept "anno domini" like "semenstris domini".

Posted by David Scrimshaw at June 10, 2008 07:29 PM

I know! It would definitely be better to use that clue only for ANNOD or OMINI.

Posted by Orange at June 10, 2008 07:30 PM

Similarly, "Half a magic act" should only clue TELLER PLUS PENN'S LEFT LEG.


Posted by Ucaoimhu at June 11, 2008 07:42 AM

If I ever see a crossword with a five-letter word clued as "Half of A.D.," and the answer is ANNOD, I will know it's a crossword you composed! Or at least one you inspired...

On an unrelated note, Crossword Bebop has moved to

Posted by Douglas at July 17, 2008 08:15 PM
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