Bride to be says ‘yes’ to Times crossword proposal
17 June 2015
From the section England
Mr Dick worked with the newspaper to place the message to his girlfriend
A woman has accepted an unusual offer of marriage – after her boyfriend proposed using the The Times newspaper’s cryptic crossword.
Matthew Dick, from London, arranged for puzzle editor Richard Rogan to place the message to his girlfriend Delyth Hughes inside Tuesday’s cryptic teaser.
It is thought to be the first proposal since the crossword first appeared in the paper 85 years ago.
Ms Hughes, who is from Wales, said she was “dumbfounded” by the gesture.
The couple were celebrating Ms Hughes’ birthday in Cornwall birthday when Mr Dick presented her with the proposal.
The clues included “Pretty Welsh girl widely thought not to be all there” with the six-letter answer “Delyth”, and “‘Will you marry me’, say, that’s forward also rude!”, to which the eight-letter answer was “proposal”.
Another clue read: “Draw up a set of biblical books, ending in Matthew”, while other answers to clues included “birthday” and “wishes”.
Crossword compiler Richard Rogan said the crossword proposal would be a one-off gesture
Mr Dick, 38, said: “I underlined ‘Matthew’ in the bottom corner, and ‘Will you marry me’ in the clue and reached into my pocket to reveal the ring.”
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