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1. Bold face lines within the diagram serve simply to end and separate words.
2. Numbers in parentheses after clues indicatethe number of letters in the word answer.
3. Each clue contains more than one clue.
4. Each clue contains a definition, in some sense,of the desired word answer. At times, 2 or 3meanings for the word answer are included inthe same clue. Ex: Fashionable expression in an office document (INVOICE). Australian plans to obtain game with projectiles (DARTS - "Dart" is Australian slang for a scheme).
5. Parts of a clue may indicate specific parts(syllables, letters, etc.) of the word answer which,when put together correctly, become the wholeword. Ex: He rejects other creeds and a largepart of the Bible (BIGOT-BIG ( large ) plus O.T.as in Old Testament).
6. A word or word combination within a clue isoften an anagram or near-anagram for the wordanswer or a part of the word answer. Ex: A palmcan be badly treated with end of cane ( DATE-TREE -Note how the final "e" is provided bythe clue "with end of cane").
7. The word answer itself may be hidden withinthe clue. Ex: Antidote against snakebite obtainedfrom Nicaragua, Columbia and elsewhere(GUACO).
8. A definition or word within a clue may indicate the word answer or a part of the wordanswer in its reverse form. Ex: He runs awayafter rearing about to take a position again nextto the inner boundary fence (ELOPER is thereverse form of re-pole, as in a horse race. Note that these reversals are often, though not always, indicated by words such as "rearing about," "turn," "reflection," etc.).