That first sentence almost makes you think that Gretzky was the quarterback in Hamilton, and, of course, that's not true. We know that he was a great hockey player. The second sentence makes it obvious that Redell was the quarterback.
They might have said "...Wayne Gretzky, who remembered Redell..."
Word meanings: I looked up ambiguous, and I found "a word, phrase, or sentence whose meaning can be interpreted in more than one way." Yes, that seems to fit.
Muddled: An online ad was looking for "fiction or non-fiction novels." No such thing as a non-fiction novel.
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