Stick to 8-letter teatime teasers

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Philip A
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Stick to 8-letter teatime teasers

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I am of the opinion that teatime teasers should be 8 letters at all times; no more random switching from 8s to 9s and vice versa.

Keeping them 8 letters distinguishes them from conundrums more; 8 letters means a bit less strain on the brain for viewers; and it’s good to learn and work out words which wouldn’t come up regularly in letters games otherwise.
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I don't mind.
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I'm fine with both, in fact I really appreciate the 9-letter teasers for the same reason people enjoy 8-letter ones. They're good words that can pop up and 9 letter ones can really help aid you if you spot some shit like ANALGESIC; boom, 18 points up.
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Philip A wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:47 pm I am of the opinion that teatime teasers should be 8 letters at all times; no more random switching from 8s to 9s and vice versa.
I don't think it's "random". They've changed when the host has, although I do agree they should've stayed as 9s for the Les Dennis episodes - pointless to change back to 8s just for a few weeks.
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Ignore all commenters with a different opinion, Philip.
This is not a matter of opinion, it is a matter of fact.

9-letter teasers are all shades of wrongness. There is no redeeming factor.
Teasers should be of a non-conundrum length.
8 is good, 7 is good, 6 is ok, and even 5 is acceptable.

They really do need to cop themselves on with this.

(Even 10-letter puzzles, as awful as that would be for the casual viewer, would be better than 9.)
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Why not have both?
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I am at a loss as to how anyone can have a strong opinion on this.
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Graeme Cole wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:11 pm I am at a loss as to how anyone can have a strong opinion on this.
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Graeme Cole wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:11 pm I am at a loss as to how anyone can have a strong opinion on this.
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+4. Because 3 would be an absurd number and I feel very strongly about that.
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Callum Todd wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:46 am +4. Because 3 would be an absurd number and I feel very strongly about that.
Good man Callum, that's the spirit! :D

Also, when it's a weird word that no-one's ever heard of, the presenter should turn to Susie. Nick was good for that, Anne was pretty good, but Colin has been a bit hit and miss. Will give him the benefit of the doubt. He's still in his settling-in period.
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