Kings and queens, e.g. [7]

The trick of a crossword is that context comes not from the sentence (fragments, often) but from the solution grid. A clue like this could be ROYALTY, but the crossings reveal that we’re talking about cards, not courts: TWO PAIR.

  • Patrick Berry, Wall Street Journal [Second Saturday Variety Puzzle], 2/18/17
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