i Cryptic Crossword 1955 Quixote

May 15, 2017

Another enjoyable start to the week from the Don, a little tricky perhaps in the SW corner. Both 13d and 22ac were new to me, though gettable with a bit of thought. 24ac I knew, but couldn’t for the life of me unravel from the wordplay, so I was slightly wary of chucking it in.

Quite a few good clues to choose from today, with 1d and 15ac worthy of mention, and also 8d for raising a smile, but I’ll go with 13ac for COD – ‘Ecofriendly activity – i.e. with this making ice! (6,7)’.

To January 2013 once more:



3 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1955 Quixote”

  1. AndyT said

    Hmm … biochemistry and the finer points of French aren’t my specialist subjects. No problem with deducing the former, but 24ac could have been any of three possibilities for all I knew so it was a case of blowing the dust off the French-English dictionary. Good crossword, with a very clear frontrunner for COD.

  2. Cornick said

    Perfect analysis as ever Jon – wholly concur on all points. 🙂

  3. My French only took me as far as “I read” = “Je lis”. Lis plus a = Lisa. Wasn’t sure why she was attractive though.

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