Questions tagged [crossword-clues]

A question relating to interpretation of clues in a crossword puzzle, or to generation of clues in a crossword puzzle. Use [cryptic-clues] for clues obeying the conventions of cryptic crosswords, [crosswords] or [cryptic-crosswords] for whole crosswords rather than individual clues.

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Word length for acronyms

Is IDS Center (3, 6) or (1, 1, 1, 6)? My sense is that (1, 1, 1, 6) would have been preferred last century, but with acronyms increasingly used in everyday life, (3, 6) would now be acceptable.
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Rightmost Til Stack?

I'm rather confused by a clue and it's answer in the USA Today crossword from January 19th, 2017. The clue is 26-down. Clue Rightmost til stack Answer I had to look up that answer, and I still ...
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Cryptic clue: Bum can't stop twitching in three directions?

Just a silly crossword-type cryptic clue. 9 letters.
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A non-descript cryptic clue

Couldn't find the following cryptic clue on Puzzling, I've been told it's one of the very best: ? (1, 5'1, 3, 1, 4)
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Non-existence — it's isn't and does exist

The middle of a line stretching for eternity in both sides, in words I am. No thing is not me. Me exists but does not live. I and me—we together is non-existence. What is we? ...