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Can Special Attacks be used to perform a Cross-Up?

The rules in the combat section state (emphasis mine):

If a combatant can jump forward 2 Ranges to attack with a Basic Move and land exactly at Range 0, and then chooses to spend an additional 1 FS, the combatant can do a Cross-Up Attack.

A Basic Move is, by definition, not a Special Move, and thus cannot have Elements or Liabilities associated with it.

However, there is a Liability named Cross-Up Liability that can be added to Special Moves that reads (emphasis mine):

This move can only be used if it is used in a Cross-Up situation. Otherwise, it automatically misses.

Also by definition, a Liability can only be added to Special Moves, and not to Basic Moves.

How does this interact? It appears that it is possible to make a Special Move that can only be used as a Cross-Up, but it also appears that Special Moves cannot be used to Cross-Up at all.

Does the Liability also grant the ability to Cross-Up? (Generally, Liabilities are strictly negative effects, and such a beneficial effect would require an Element.) Does the word "situation" mean that it can be used in a similar scenario, but does not gain the usual benefits of being a Cross-Up? Is there another way to make Special Moves able to Cross-Up? Are one of the rules incorrect?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ What is the logical chain that leads you up to the "Special Moves cannot be used to Cross-Up at all" ? I am not seeing it in the rules you provide here. The first statement I would parse as "If you are able to do A but choose to spend additional resources, you can instead do B". No limitations on B here specifically. \$\endgroup\$ – Nox May 10 '18 at 14:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Nox I agree that the wording could be interpreted that way, but the section that is from is the only section that discusses Cross-Up Attacks (in its own section labeled as such). I see it as saying "The way - and the only way - to do B is to do A." I'm taking this from the context that there is no other explanation of what a Cross-Up Attack is in the book, AFAIK. \$\endgroup\$ – Southpaw Hare May 10 '18 at 15:00

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