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  •  hello, 25-28 (3+ / 0-)
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    Nova Land, pucklady, science

    25 rake
    26 creak
    27 calker
    28 crackle

    Is 27 an alternate spelling? I dont see it in google.

    I might have to leave in 30 mins today.

    •  re: 27 (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, it's an alternate spelling.

      When I was constructing the puzzle, Design215 suggested CALKER, LACKER and RACKLE as words I could use in the 6-letter column if I used CRACKLE for the 7-letter word.

      Lacker looked like it would be easy to clue, but it didn't excite me as an answer word and I wasn't inclined to use it if I had a good alternative.

      I loved rackle as an answer, even though it's mainly Scottish, but decided against using it this time. (Maybe some time when the next word isn't crackle.)

      I was a little surprised to see calker in the Design215 list, since I thought it was spelled with a U after the A, so I looked it up at Dictionary.Com and confirmed it is indeed a legitimate variant spelling. Good enough! So that's the word I went with.

      9 out of 10 of Republicans have never visited Sunday Puzzle

      by Nova Land on Sat May 11, 2013 at 09:32:56 AM PDT

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