i Cryptic Crossword 1769 Quixote

October 10, 2016

Back in the day the consensus seemed to be that this was harder than usual for Quixote, with a few unusual words. The Don often likes to throw in some unusual vocabulary, so I didn’t quite get that bit, and overall found this to be about the normal level of difficulty. 16ac was a little tricky, unless like me you just looked at the checking letters, the likely definition, and lobbed in the answer. 😉 The answers I hadn’t heard of, of which there were plenty, were pretty evident if you followed the cryptic part, as ever.

COD? 5d – ‘Character at head of Society – what that one is, contemptible! (6)’.

Back to January 2012 today:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2012/01/16/independent-7879quixote/

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2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1769 Quixote”

  1. AndyT said

    Seemed a bit trickier than usual, but it could equally well be that I’m off form today. 16 is a clever one – it’s been a long time since we last had a definition in the middle of a clue.

  2. sprouthater said

    After reading all the across clues i’d only entered 24a with any certainty. The down clues proved more compliant. Solved 16a in exactly the same way as Jon

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