Added Across Lite files/Notepad
Default - 325422 Words
Transposal: LOTHLORIEN / OLLIENORTH
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The entry XTILE, clued as the Scrabble playing piece, showed up in a published puzzle. I added the rest of the ?TILE entries (that could only be clued in reference to word tile games) to take care of scoring all at once. I did the same thing with ?KEY, though I gave those entries a 40 score.
BEQ included this facetious synonym of “authentic” in a puzzle with a Simpsons neologisms theme. I was surprised that I didn’t already have it in Default. I may have once felt that the word would only be database-worthy if it were somehow accepted by a mainstream dictionary. Now, I can see that the word is a cultural artifact, and it’s as well known in popular culture as some of the sitcom costars and retired athletes whose names are also in Default with a 55 score.
This entry took some effort to confirm. The “ones who cultivate hay” clue definition that was used in crossword I pulled this from does appear in NI3 but not NI2, and scarcely any online dictionary. Inferability put aside, I was motivated to give the entry a low score because it came from a Frank Longo themeless and was among over a dozen entries in the grid that stumped my database. I don’t like that many stumpers from a single puzzle, so I’ll attribute part of the dismissive score to sour grapes.