Happy times, happy days — I love voting, and here’s hoping for a stellar election-themed crossword.
(No spoilers on this thread until Monday)
Update: A very, very good DA — para Pantheon for mine:
It’s perhaps the perfect cryptic crossword theme: a grammatical feature. And what’s even better, at least for me: it’s a self-referential grammatical feature whose name is derived from another language: portmanteau is a portmanteau and is French for carries the cloak!
A quality crossword that I grappled with for most of Saturday between voting, football watching (even though the Tigers lost, I really enjoyed watching their improvement against the Saints) and election partying.
It took me a while, but I eventually worked out the theme when cinema’s Natalie made things obvious. By the sound of things, though, not too many of you are familiar with Natalie Portman. That’s a shame because, although I consider her acting to be wooden at best, she’s played in two great films: The Professional and V for Vendetta. The latter film I particularly recommend to any lefties among you who have ever daydreamed of blowing up politicians of the right (have I just revealed I voted Green?)
Labradoodle also made me laugh a childish laugh: labra in Spanish is the verb work, and, well, I don’t think I need to say anything more.