oversubtlety

oversubtlety

(ˌəʊvəˈsʌtəltɪ)
n
the quality of being too subtle
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While Hemingway's indirect method sometimes obscures his purposes,(3) the problem lies less with the oversubtlety of the text than with readers who, failing to consider every seemingly insignificant detail related to baseball, have dated the internal events of "The Three-Day Blow" on individual references to several seasons rather than on multiple allusions to a single season.