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Cryptic Crossword - Regional Variation - British and North American Differences
... There are notable differences between British and North American (including Canadian) cryptics ... American cryptics are thought of as holding to a more rigid set of construction rules than British ones ... American cryptics usually require all words in a clue to be used in service of the wordplay or definition, whereas British ones allow for more extraneous or supporting words ...

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