Thanks to all who voted and spread the word about the poll: Should Neyartha use fewer "GK words" in The Hindu Crossword grid?
For those who came in late, this poll was set up on 7th Jan 2010 for Hindu Crossword solvers to say what they think of compiler Neyartha's use of scholarly themes and obscure words.
It's now time to declare the much-awaited result.
A total of 90 votes were cast. The findings:
- 80% want Neyartha to use more accessible words
- 18% do not mind the specialist trivia, but want fair clues
- 2% are happy with status quo
View the poll result online here.
This may or may not be an accurate representation of the opinion of all The Hindu Crossword solvers, but like all such studies, we extrapolate the results from a subsection to reach an estimate.
Neyartha has responded on the blog in the past (link: THC 9639), and comes across as a compiler who cares about solvers' feedback, so I hope he reads this and takes our views into consideration.
Neyartha clearly has a flair for themed grid fills; it'd be great if he would choose themes more entertaining to the ordinary solver. A detailed post tomorrow with further thoughts on crossword themes.
- Poll: Should Neyartha use fewer "GK words"?
- Neyartha's Word Usage Analysis
- Hindu Crossword Compilers: Your Views?
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