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Old 12-31-2012, 04:11 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
It's just Colin Dexter's writing style. His books are full of that sort of thing: in the books, Inspector Morse (like Dexter himself) is a fan of crosswords, and often puzzles over crossword clues he can't solve. It's one of the reasons that I enjoy Dexter's books,
Yes, I understand that part.

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but they probably wouldn't be so enjoyable to someone who didn't like having their vocabulary challenged in that way.
That's the part I don't understand... Not the challenge part, (many people enjoy a good challenge,) but the need to stop reading to look up the word. You don't find it interruptive? Causing a break in the flow of the story?


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