22 January, 2015
Macquarie Dictionary is inviting you to vote for the 2014 word of the year. (May seem a little late, but I admire the Mac for waiting until 2014 concludes.) I've been through the ballot box, lodging a preference per category, from Ag to Tech, from greylisting to tombstoning.
Of course, the same exercise unleashes new clue fodder. And below is a sampling of the current crop, each awaiting their inaugural wordplay. Good clueing, and happy voting.
DAUGHTERLESS TECHNOLOGY - removing females from a pest population
ATOMIC TYPO - keyboard error that a spellcheck won't detect - pubic servant springs to mind
JOB STOPPER - conspicuous tattoo
VOLUNTOLD - coerced into volunteering
FEELPINION - opinion based on emotions
WARMIST - one who accepts global warming (cf COOLIST)
BABY HATCH - hospital conduit for abandoned newborns
PUSH PRESENT - gift for a new mother
Who can best clue the new? Defintion & wordplay both, please.