enjambed nations GOOD ONES: Shore thing
SAND Start of something big?
MACRO Dazzling duo in Dover?
ZEDS [two z's in "dazzling" and since it's in Dover, zee is zed] Enjoys a few ribs?
BANTERS [ribs are jibes which are at times part of banter] Penny or passing follower
LANE ["Penny Lane" is a Beatles song] BTW: Family nickname
MOMMA [it's her name in the family --- hardly a nickname]
Dyeing occasion EASTER [oddly it's also an occasion of life
"___ of Love": 1989 film SEA [but I bet it's better known from the song from which the title of the film comes] Stops at the Sorbonne?
ARRETS [so any foreign word that is needed to complete the grid is okay --- why not echarse de reir?
I really did not enjoy the fusing of two countries as a theme, but I don't know why. Maybe I'm a xenophobe after all.
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun