Crossword Genius

Game with lover -- stay drunk and party around pad (7,8)


I believe the answer is:

fantasy football

I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'party around pad' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I can't judge whether this works.

'game with lover stay drunk' is the wordplay.
'game' becomes 'football' (football is a kind of game).
'with' says to put letters next to each other.
'lover' becomes 'fan' (synonyms).
'drunk' indicates an anagram.
'stay' is an anagram of 'tasy'.
'football' after 'fantasy' is 'FANTASY FOOTBALL'.

'and' is the link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Another definition for fantasy football that I've seen is " management game".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.