But, without a doubt, the map's advertised "recipe" is somewhat misleading. fbb would suggest thinner lines for the thinned-out ends. Cutting out the "split ends" completely would leave a very empty map!
BUSTED KEYBOARD UPDATE
All letter keys are now working fine, but the space bar has given up completely! A new keyboard will be fitted by No 3 son at the end of the month. Various techniques are being used, e.g. a combination of THREE keyboards, to overcome the problem, but reduced blogs are still likely until further notice.