i Cryptic Crossword 1637 Quixote

May 9, 2016

A fairly gentle start to the week from Quixote. In his comment on the original blog he said that he was aiming for an Everyman level of difficulty to some degree, and this is what it felt like. The anagrams at 24ac and 27ac caused me a little difficulty, as they were both unknowns, but I was pleased to get them correct, albeit with most of the checking letters.

COD? 8d – ‘Exceptional Christian? Correct, one held to be unswerving (8)’.

Back to September 2011:



5 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1637 Quixote”

  1. AndyT said

    Back in the dim and distant I had a music teacher who was very keen on Penderecki – which is why 27 was familiar. Once heard, never forgotten. Not so sure about 24 though: seems that I’ve heard it used as a sophisticated political insult without having a clue what it meant. Otherwise plain sailing, and 9d was particularly nicely done.

  2. sprouthater said

    I, like Pierre aren’t keen on Spooner type clues so 1a got a bit of a groan the rest though was all good. Particularly liked 16d. I spent some time thinking of things that come out of eggs.

  3. dtw42 said

    Agreed that this was a nice gentle start to the week. I quite like the challenge of an occasional Spoonerism clue.

    “A hole in the door’s improved security according to Spooner (6,3)” πŸ˜‰

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