Hello, Jigjag. I'm glad my post on the other thread made sense - I got the silly 'title is too long' message a couple of times, so ended up writing shorter, snappier posts in case they weren't able to get through!
I'm pleased to hear that it's not only me who think some bits used in crosswords are (well) past their use-by date - SA and It being prime examples. I'd also include 'char' and 'daily' too if it wasn't acknowledged that they were old and seldom used. (I'd say 'never' used, but I suppose I can't speak for everyone.)