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Why is 'logjam' the answer to 'function held up by traffic blockage'? I guess 'log' is function, and logjam is blockage but why 'jam/maj'? L,G & A are all correct.

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    $\begingroup$ Does the clue have a question mark? If it doesn't, it is really weak. $\endgroup$ – Joel Rondeau Jan 23 at 18:39
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I fear it may just be that "jam" = "traffic" (= "traffic jam"). This would be a pretty weak clue, since the use of "jam" in what passes for the wordplay is pretty much the same as the final definition, but some crossword clues are pretty weak.

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    $\begingroup$ As mentioned in comment to OP, "function held up by traffic blockage?" feels reasonable, but without the question mark, totally agree. $\endgroup$ – Joel Rondeau Jan 23 at 18:40
  • $\begingroup$ So that would mean 'traffic blockage' was the clue to both a PART of the answer and the WHOLE answer - yes, that's really bad. In the'The Times', too! It's not what it was! Thanks for your help. $\endgroup$ – Jane Russell Jan 24 at 7:43
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    $\begingroup$ I'm suggesting that "traffic" clues JAM as part of the wordplay and "blockage" clues LOGJAM for the definition, so nothing's actually being used twice. But a pretty shoddy clue, if I'm understanding it right. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jan 24 at 22:08

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