Ahhh geeee....I have a good memory, but it's short!
If I had to bet the farm on how many years ago, I'd say 2.
I'm pretty sure at the time that it was considered ok to use
"with" this way (example):
"flyer with color" to clue "red bird"
(no other "position indicator" required...)
A true friend is a friend in spite of, not because of.