Constructor's CommentsWhen I first tried my hand at constructing, themes were difficult to come by. However, with a few years of experience under my belt, ideas seem to pop up everywhere! This theme came to me when I was reading something about peridot and noticed the word Perot in there for some reason. The thought of H ROSS PERIDOT cracked me up (I'm easily amused), and I took it from there.
I worked with David on a couple of Orange County Register puzzles and was thrilled when he made this new venue available to constructors. As a writer and retired educator, I have found crossword constructing to be a great way to keep up with current events and pop culture and to keep my language skills as sharp as possible.