i Cryptic Crossword 1613 Quixote

April 11, 2016

A fairly gentle start to the week, though I did get a bit hung up in the SW corner for a while. Last in 19/20d. As Anax commented on the original blog, a good crossword for improving solvers. Has anybody used a 19d or smoked 26ac since the 60’s?

COD? 15d – ‘Wee fellow reckoned to be most important? (6,3)’.

Back to September 2011:



4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1613 Quixote”

  1. Cornick said

    Re your hasheesh/ hookah question, I couldn’t possibly comment, but I always pronounced the latter just like the rugby forward, so I’m nonplussed by Quixote’s ‘posh’ bit.

    • jonofwales said

      I’ve never had cause to pronounce it before now, but suspect I might be tempted to emphasise the ooo.

  2. AndyT said

    Furthermore, has anybody used that spelling in the last hundred years? Hookah pipes are still popular in shisha lounges I’m told … or perhaps that should be sheesha.

  3. sprouthater said

    I was in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago and found hookas for sale in quite a few specialist shops. I wasn’t tempted.

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