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The pedant's crossword.
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Solve the spelling, grammatical or punctuation errors to find accurate clues to solve the crossword.

I defer to someone more skilled to know if the said errors are varied and confusing enough to produce a viable crossword.

On a simple didactic level, this tool would introduce crosswords but also expand editing ability.

The cut from pink scissors. (3,6)

wjt, Apr 16 2018


       It's the cats lingerie. (1,1)
beanangel, Apr 16 2018

       I bunned it for the concept, but I don't understand either of the examples shared so far.
notexactly, Apr 18 2018

       While I know the answers to the two above, I'm not sure that they really fit with the "find the error" prescription...
neutrinos_shadow, Apr 18 2018

       //The cut from pink scissors. (3,3)// The answer is: "redact" (red act)
What's my prize, and where is it?
xenzag, Apr 19 2018

       So ... in [beany]'s example, there seems to be a missing apostrophe. What's that meant to suggest? I'm mystified.
pertinax, Apr 19 2018

       you put the apostrophe in square 1, and the other 1 is for the pedant's correction length as a clue.   

       I interpreted "pink scissors" as pinking and "ing" is three letters long. "oh, you meant to write pinking scissors" So I would write "ing" which is three letters long in spot 3
beanangel, Apr 19 2018

       Thank you.
pertinax, Apr 19 2018

       [+] Thank you.
FlyingToaster, Apr 19 2018

       Sorry my simple example had two errors (3,3) should have been (6)   

       [beanangel], strangely by my mistake your interpretation is better. So it should be (3,6). Thanks.   

       [xenzag], You win a prize promotion to the cryptic section.
wjt, Apr 20 2018

       I still don't get how "The cut from pink scissors" means "redact". I understand redaction is a kind of cutting, and pink = red, but scissors = act?   

       I'm still not clear on the concept, either, even though I still like it either way. Is it that you have to correct the errors, and then it's a normal clue with a normal answer, or is it that you have to enter the corrections as part of the answer?
notexactly, Jun 21 2019

       Trying to drag my clue and solution from the dried up neuron somewhere in those distant paths, simply, the error was miss'ing' and zigzag
wjt, Jun 21 2019

       So I write "INGZIGZAG" in the grid?
notexactly, Jun 21 2019


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