Never a cross word

So, a proposal of marriage has been made through The Times’ cryptic crossword. This was surely fraught with danger.

The first clue, giving the intended’s name, was ‘Pretty Welsh girl widely thought not to be all there.’ Her name is Delyth. But a clue suggesting she is regarded by many to be bonkers! Is that a good way to propose?

And what if the intended didn’t get the clues? If she’s anything like me, I can imagine her trying for about fifteen minutes before turning to the sports pages. This relationship could have foundered on the rocks at the very moment of launch.

The proposer’s name was Mr Dick. The clue? ‘Inappropriately friendly Mr Man?’

Still, apparently she said ‘Yes’.


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