• #### One clue, two answers

From Duke@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 31 14:25:49 2022
In one of today's on-line quick cryptics, I found this:

Took a picture that includes an animal (5)

The answer is the hidden word OKAPI, but I originally put in SHO(A)T. Are there other classic examples of one clue leading to two quite different words?

Just a thought,
Duke

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• From Steve = : ^ )@21:1/5 to Duke on Thu Mar 31 15:41:17 2022
On Friday, 1 April 2022 at 8:25:50 am UTC+11, Duke wrote:
In one of today's on-line quick cryptics, I found this:

Took a picture that includes an animal (5)

The answer is the hidden word OKAPI, but I originally put in SHO(A)T. Are there other classic examples of one clue leading to two quite different words?

Just a thought,
Duke

The clue is: Took a picture that includes *an* animal. SHOAT requires: Took a picture that includes *a* animal. You could fix the surface with, say, "... a young animal" but, as it stands, the clue doesn't lead to SHOAT. Or am I missing something?

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• From Mark Iredell@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 31 20:40:09 2022
On Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:41:18 PM UTC-4, Steve = : ^ ) wrote:
On Friday, 1 April 2022 at 8:25:50 am UTC+11, Duke wrote:
In one of today's on-line quick cryptics, I found this:

Took a picture that includes an animal (5)

The answer is the hidden word OKAPI, but I originally put in SHO(A)T. Are there other classic examples of one clue leading to two quite different words?

Just a thought,
Duke
The clue is: Took a picture that includes *an* animal. SHOAT requires: Took a picture that includes *a* animal. You could fix the surface with, say, "... a young animal" but, as it stands, the clue doesn't lead to SHOAT. Or am I missing something?

But inclusion can be of an element the clue is defining, and "an" is a good enough definition for "a" I'd say.

I'd also say "one clue, two answers" would make a pretty tough WG challenge.

And speaking of tough, here's a clue from a recent Harper's that I struggled with for a long time, but in the end I think it's fair. See how you do...

The onset of Ethel Merman's first musical sound (7)

Cheers,
Mark

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• From daveh471@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Duke on Fri Apr 1 08:33:36 2022
On 31/03/2022 22:25, Duke wrote:
In one of today's on-line quick cryptics, I found this:

Took a picture that includes an animal (5)

The answer is the hidden word OKAPI, but I originally put in SHO(A)T. Are there other classic examples of one clue leading to two quite different words?

Just a thought,
Duke