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rmleake

8th February 2013, 11:43
Last one, 29a ?E?S?N Shrink,talking, for example. I often struggle with which way round this should be. Is it 'lessen' or 'lesson' ?
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rossim

8th February 2013, 11:49
lessen
The definition should be at the beginning or end of the clue. Not a very good one in my opinion. There was no homophone indicator.
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rmleake

8th February 2013, 11:53
Thanks rossim, I was undecided.
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imagcq

8th February 2013, 18:32
I was not at all happy with this clue,as a clear case can be made for either answer.

As pointed out the clue def: is usually the beginning or the end,in this case i think the deff is example and the answer is lesson.parsed as sounds like lessen.

It will be interesting to see the answer in the morning,not a fan of this type of clue,being a true pedant.
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rossim

8th February 2013, 18:50
Yes, I had second thoughts after posting. To set an example is to give a lesson, I suppose. Not my favourite sort of clue either.
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