Crossword Clue Game

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(Nov 18, 2022 04:11 AM)C C Wrote:
(Nov 15, 2022 08:22 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: [...] Thought of this game years ago on another forum. [...]


It is an interesting adaptation, though. The weak point (compared to its provenance) is the single category. Which, if obscure enough or the "solver" is unfamiliar with, can deter participation. Whereas a crossroad puzzle simultaneously offers multiple categories/subjects to seduce interest. (If the solver gets frustrated with one, there's a bevy of others to deal with while waiting for a bulb to belatedly glow.)

Ok. Found my original post from another forum, 9 years ago. Haven't done anything else with this idea until the other day. Should be easy as hell. One line or it could be the first two lines depending how you look at it or book you got it out of. Only seven words long so each line represents one word ....

Quote:Just horsing around and came up with this. It's a bit of a cryptic look at a popular nursery rhyme's first line using a thesaurus/dictionary. Should be easy to figure out...

Socket, outlet , plug connection
Together with or in conjunction
A young woman of an earlier era
Made one's way
Heavenward
Emphasizing degree of
Prominence

Can't get much easier than that, unless I tell you how many letters in each word. Don't think necessary for this rhyme.
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Jack and Jill went up the hill.
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(Nov 18, 2022 07:24 PM)C C Wrote: Jack and Jill went up the hill.

We have a correct answer! Congrats

Should I stay with that format? Make it more difficult and continue using poems, quotes, proverbs etc? Include some help like how many letters, abbreviations, hyphenated, multiple words for clue, etc.? Call them cryptic clues? Suggestions?

You can do this with any written word even if your own. What's the difference, the idea is to search out each word using thesaurus/dictionary. Mind you, one could throw in their own clues. That's another reason I thought Crossword Clue was a good choice because when you look at the example, that is what they are.
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(Nov 18, 2022 07:35 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: [..] Should I stay with that format? Make it more difficult and continue using poems, quotes, proverbs etc? Include some help like how many letters, abbreviations, hyphenated, multiple words for clue, etc.? Call them cryptic clues? Suggestions?


Probably should when, like, it's a verse from the middle of the Quran and the primary "audience" is arguably non-Muslim or Islamic culture deficient.
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(Nov 18, 2022 07:48 PM)C C Wrote:
(Nov 18, 2022 07:35 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: [..] Should I stay with that format? Make it more difficult and continue using poems, quotes, proverbs etc? Include some help like how many letters, abbreviations, hyphenated, multiple words for clue, etc.? Call them cryptic clues? Suggestions?


Probably should when, like, it's a verse from the middle of the Quran and the primary "audience" is arguably non-Muslim or Islamic culture deficient.

Also think I could instead of a cryptic clue, just insert words like a, the, and, etc. then let the reader know by some method.
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