# Cryptic crossword clue for your enjoyment

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 Best "N" (3-5)


TOP-NOTCH: the definition is "best", and the other part is "reverse wordplay": the "top" of NOTCH is the letter N.

• Is reverse-wordplay a thing?
– Sid
Apr 9 '18 at 2:33
• @Sid It's not a "standard" type of cryptic clue, but it has been done occasionally. It could be considered another definition.
– Deusovi
Apr 9 '18 at 2:34
• @Sid, I've actually encountered these regularly in the crossword books I buy. I actually consider these sort at a higher level than regular clues since they both allow for shorter clues and distort the mind even more - you have to start at the end and work back - see puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/55999/… for example.
– user15498
Apr 9 '18 at 2:45
• FWIW, the original was going to be best uppercut but I though the "N" was more cryptic.
– user15498
Apr 9 '18 at 2:46