i Cryptic Crossword 1177 Quixote

November 17, 2014

A nice gentle start to the week, with lots to like.

COD? 14ac – ‘High-up person with wan son, born to be outsider (8)’.

Here’s the 2010 blog:



4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1177 Quixote”

  1. Bracoman said

    I originally had SEDAN for 5 across which is a sort of a seat, albeit enclosed and mobile.

  2. Cornick said

    This seems slightly disloyal, but could I point anyone who’s interested in the direction of the Guardian’s prize cryptic this weekend by Picaroon. I thought it was a cracker!

    Also (nitpicking again) isn’t an ascender (10ac) merely part of a letter?

    • jonofwales said

      I’d never heard of an ascender, but apparently it’s:

      a. The part of the tall lowercase letters, such as b, d, and h, that extends above the other lowercase letters.
      b. A letter with such a part.

      So Quixote’s OK I think.

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