Clinical Data – Whimsical Indicators

Prompted by a recent email exchange with a crossword editor regarding the use of ‘discontented’ as a first and last letter selection indicator, I have produced a list of what I would describe as ‘whimsical indicators’, words which the solver is expected to interpret in a non-literal sense. A classic example would be ‘detailed’ indicating the removal of the last letter from a word – the verb ‘detail’ has nothing to do with tails, but if there were a word meaning ‘to remove the tail from’ it would probably be ‘detail’.

I would welcome thoughts on this list, and suggestions for additions, changes or deletions. With that in mind, for the moment I have enabled comments on the new page.

The page can be accessed from the Clinical Data main page, or directly here.

You may also like...

Add Comment

All fields must be completed. Your email address will not be published.