Crossword puzzle craziness

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Old 02-23-17, 03:31 PM
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Crossword puzzle craziness

Okay, so I like doing the crossword in the local paper. It is, I'm sure, from a national syndicate of some kind, although there is no attribution on the puzzle page.

A couple of times a year there are glaring errors. Drives me NUTS! And there's really nowhere to complain.

Today's? Clue: "Ho Chi Minh City". Answer is a 5 letter word.

Give up? Answer that fits? "Hanoi".

Yeah, right.
 
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Old 02-23-17, 03:54 PM
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Or maybe they can't spell saigon.
 
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Old 02-23-17, 05:16 PM
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Have a feeling the "editors" were born >1975.
 
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Old 02-23-17, 05:19 PM
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Haven't seen this in a while, but used to come across clue: "Military service [or branch]". 3 letter word. You would figure had to be USA (Army) or USN (Navy), right? Nope. "USM", of which there ain't no such service designation except as some crossword shorthand for USMC.
 
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