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My question was answered with "creative" answers
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I think an appropriate concept here is "contra proferentem". Essentially, where there is ambiguity this counts against the author, not the reader. If you want a unique, "correct" answer, then you ...

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How should we ask questions that rely on homophones?
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It may depend on the riddle, but I'm not sure any special treatment is necessary. Homophones are a fairly common feature of riddles and I guess most people (or most people likely to solve the riddle) ...

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