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dogvoice

28th March 2013, 17:40
Am I being a pedant? A customer (as in 9D estate agent's cutomer) is '
a person who purchases goods or services from another' When you buy a house the seller is the estate agent's customer.....ie the seller pays the bill.
And 19A, answer = you're on!.....when were apostrophied 'words' allowed?? I see them as a convenient joining of 2 words....but not really a word in it's own right for a crossword.
Oh, and everything was better in 1975! Humph.
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rambler

28th March 2013, 18:14
We in the pedants' club would not allow that extra apostrophe.
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malone

28th March 2013, 18:20
19 A. I agree - 'youre on' was ugly and I don't think phrases or words that need apostrophes should be allowed as answers.
9 D. I'm not too bothered about 'customer' -- if I was looking to purchase a house, I'd pop into the estate agent's office. And Chambers does define 'customer' as 'a buyer' so I suppose that the clue is technically correct.
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malone

28th March 2013, 18:25
As a pedant, I feel it essential to ask - is 'apostrophied' a word?
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rambler

28th March 2013, 18:31
No, I don't think it is, malone, and I was referring to the apostrophe in 'it's' - I don't think we can admit dogvoice to the club
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malone

28th March 2013, 18:47
That's maybe a bit harsh, rambler - perhaps we could ask dogvoice for an assurance that it won't happen again?
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rambler

28th March 2013, 18:51
I've been called worse than 'harsh' on the forum, malone, so you're probably right :)
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dogvoice

28th March 2013, 19:54
Apostrophiated? Or maybe the benign 'words containing an apostrophe'.....?
Minefield I know nowadays - see that council in Devon. Or maybe I'm just raw from not getting the answer?....oh and why the 'Ports of the World' fetish? That and Italian for musical speeds?
My Dad's a Daily Mail crossword guy....maybe I should slip down a gear and stop complaining?
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malone

28th March 2013, 20:09
Don't switch to the Daily Mail, dogvoice - stick with the Times (the cryptic is much more fun, by the way).
Having checked Chambers, it doesn't seem possible to make a verb from 'apostrophe' (the punctuation mark).
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