After last week’s ordinary DA, now’s the time to relive his moments of absolute glory by going over which crosswords should be new inductees into the DA Pantheon.
On the 24th of December, 2009, the DA Pantheon stood as follows:
In the second echelon, the Para-Pantheon, there stood the following triumphs:
- the AC/DC crossword;
- the Simpsons crossword;
- the George Orwell crossword; and
- the bobbing-message-in-a-bottle crossword.
Undeservedly unrecognised, I nominate the following crosswords into the Pantheon and Para-Pantheon respectively:
- the money crossword for the Pantheon;
- the Zimmerman crossword from the 24th of September, 2004, for the Pantheon;
- the Where’s Wally crossword for the Para-Pantheon;
- the indigenous crossword for the Para-Pantheon;
- the two-letter crossword for the Para-Pantheon;
- the portmanteau crossword for the Para-Pantheon;
- the product placement crossword from the 27th May, 2005, for the Para-Pantheon;
- the no-animals crossword from the 11th March, 2005, for the Para-Pantheon.
Other crosswords to have been nominated for the Pantheon or Para-Pantheon in the past but I haven’t done myself or haven’t seen since the first time I did them include the following:
- the taboo crossword on the 19th August, 2005, which featured DA breaking all known cryptic conventions, and can be found in the motherlode;
- the Muralidaran/nong’s rumba/red-handed crossword, which dates from 2007 or so I’d guess, and is more than likely somewhere in the motherlode;
- the everything-is-an-island crossword, which is dated to around 2000/2001;
- the six kings crossword, which goes undated;
- the do-re-mi crossword, which is also undated.
I’ll follow this up with another post officially inducting the hallowed crosswords into the Pantheon and Para-Pantheon.
So now I ask you: are my nominations deserving? Are there others I’ve missed?