Anyhow, another such word is “inspirational”. This is commonly misused, when the careless student of hyperbole wanted the word “fine”, maybe “splendid” (though certainly not “nice”) or perhaps even they might stretch to “excellent” or “wonderful”. Well perhaps not wonderful if the thing in question wasn’t in fact quite full of wonder, but at any rate any other synonym of the word “good” would have done.
However, this week on nikoli.com, an inspirational 36×20 Masyu puzzle authored by a character with the pseudonym juno was posted. I’m sure you’d like nothing back to ram the previous two paragraphs of pedantry right down my throat, but, alas instead I shall provide you with a 10×10 puzzle that was 100% inspired by juno’s masterpiece. Enjoy!
#022 Masyu – rated medium
All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009.
Incidentally, I am not going to post juno’s puzzle. You’ll have to suscribe to nikoli.com to have that particular enjoyment, as well as plenty of others.