A compilation of indicators for letter selection clues.
This covers the following clue types:
- Initialisms or acrostics – the first letters of a sequence of words spell out the answer
- Odd or even letters/alternate letters – every other letter from a sequence of words form the answer
- Any other uniform letter selection pattern
|EVERY SECOND |
|EVENS OUT |
|NOTHING ODD |
|REGULAR LOSSES |
Indicates picking last letters of a series of words
- There is a plenty of overlap between letter selection indicators and subtraction indicators, where the letter sequence involves discarding letters. In fact, the "Drop Letters" style can be viewed as a special kind of deletion.