Last week we discussed which crosswords deserved to be inducted into the DA Pantheon, and, almost as if he knew we would be discussing the topic, a few days later DA delivered a classic which shall be duly inducted undisputed into the highest of ranks.
So as of today, 14th December, 2010, the DA Pantheon features these hallowed members:
- the McCrossword;
- the footnote crossword;
- the marriage crossword;
- the noel crossword;
- the money crossword;
- the Zimmerman crossword (published on the 24th of September, 2004); and
- last week’s loop-de-loop crossword.
Not quite hitting the same heights, in the DA Para-Pantheon sit the following still remarkably good members:
- the AC/DC crossword;
- the Simpsons crossword;
- the George Orwell crossword;
- the bobbing-message-in-a-bottle crossword;
- the Where’s Wally crossword;
- the indigenous crossword;
- the two-letter crossword;
- the portmanteau crossword;
- the product placement crossword (published on the 27th May, 2005);
- the no-animals crossword (published on the 11th March, 2005).
Other DA crosswords have also been spoken of in hushed tones yet remain unrecognised. These include:
- 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, and is more than likely somewhere in the motherlode;
- the pool crossword (as in at a pub), which is dated to around 2007 or earlier and should be in the motherlode;
- the everything-is-an-island crossword, which is dated to around 2000/2001;
- the six kings crossword, which goes undated; and
- the do-re-mi crossword, which is also undated.
Thus stands the DA Pantheon; thus stand duly recognised the glories of DA’s bounty.