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    Scattered Crypt?

    Moist plant interspersed along route (6)

    Hint: one 'e'
    "English is the most ambiguous language in the world." ~ Yours Truly, 1969

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    tongue (letters found in "along route")

    Cute...never seen one in that style.

    Perhaps an anagram indicator also required, like:
    Moist plant interspersed randomly along route (6)
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    tongue

    Perhaps an anagram indicator also required, like:
    Moist plant interspersed randomly along route (6)
    Clever try, Denis, but that's not what I have in mind.

    Yes, if your interpretation were correct, I think the clue would definitely require an anagram indicator.
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    Well, no idea: yagott me stumped
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Hint: "interspersed along" is an indicator phrase. It has the same meaning as the indicator in the special mention appearing at the bottom of the rules that you use 99.9% of the time.
    "English is the most ambiguous language in the world." ~ Yours Truly, 1969

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    Was unaware of that example:
    must have been added recently...

    However, I'm still stuck.
    Looks like "moist" is the direct,
    made up of letters from plant and route.
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmm4444bot View Post
    Hint: "interspersed along" is an indicator phrase. It has the same meaning as the indicator in the special mention appearing at the bottom of the rules that you use 99.9% of the time.
    I think I've finally got it. Interleave a three-letter word for the VERB "plant" with a three-letter word for the noun "route". The result is a way a person can be moist. Right? (I don't know what rules you are using for spoilers.)

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    I'm sure you mean "set" and "way" for "sweaty".
    Nice one, Doc.
    But similarly to anagram and container clues,
    I don't think synonyms can be used.
    The example shown at the "rules site" indicates
    that...Texas (t,x) was part of the clue.
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Peterson View Post
    Right? (I don't know what rules you are using for spoilers.)
    Right!

    The spoiler tags broke some time ago, so we've been masking posted answers by changing the font color (i.e., highlighting reveals it). Like this:

    ** SwEaTy **
    "English is the most ambiguous language in the world." ~ Yours Truly, 1969

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    I don't think synonyms can be used.
    Well, that's no fun.
    "English is the most ambiguous language in the world." ~ Yours Truly, 1969

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