In The Hindu Crossword, it is not unusual to come across homophone clues that equate V with W.
THC 10238 (Sankalak): Prisoner reportedly put on the scale and transported (8) CON VEYED ~weighed
THC 10262 (Buzzer): Escape route pronouncedly left intact (4-4) VENT HOLE ~went whole
THC 10403 (Arden): Effort to put up the painting gets an audible cry (7) TRAVAIL (TRA)< ~wail
Very few Hindu crossword solvers object to it online. The defence is that V and W sound similar enough to be acceptable in cryptic crosswords.
I'm interested to hear your opinion. Do you think the three clues above qualify as accurate homophones?
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