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=== Identification === Word Compounds are a very content-focused element, and as a result the use of them in a puzzle is unlikely to be noticed by way of visual indications or hints in flavortext or title. Instead, solvers should focus on the content of the puzzle itself. Word Compound-based puzzles tend to involve list of words (or lists of clues), possibly in two distinct sets. This may be reminiscent of [[Connecting Sides]], but without the connectable points next to each entry (although Connecting Sides is a good option for combined used with Word Compounds thanks to a shared reliance on pairs of words). What's more, Word Compound puzzles tend to use sets of words with identical lengths, particularly if one set of clues is meant to represent the final results. By having all results be the same length, and all component words be the same length as each other, it removes the ability for solvers to shortcut the puzzle by finding words that could only be made by combining two specific-length words. If you're solving a set of clues like this, and find that they're all the same length, consider whether this element might be present. The one common-ish way of puzzles hinting their use of Word Compounds in flavortext or titles is by including phrases or pairs of words that can have their specific method of combination applied to them, such as in the example below 'Try and Eat'.
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