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NotesThe answer IRONICAL is rarely seen, appearing only about once every 2100 puzzles.
Meaning the contrary
Like Oedipus's curse in "Oedipus Rex"
DefinitionIRONICAL as an adjective:
1. (ironic, ironical) = characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"; "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"
2. (dry, ironic, ironical, wry) = humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"