i Cryptic Crossword 2332 Quixote

July 30, 2018

An enjoyable, fairly gentle start to the week from Quixote. The usual mix of fair clues with a sprinkling of unknown terms to add a bit of spice. I didn’t know the answer or the game referenced in 1ac so had to seek help there, which proved to be the only real issue, progress elsewhere being steady if not particularly rapid. There were a couple I couldn’t parse – notably 7d – but in each case it didn’t really make any difference to the outcome. Finish time under par for the i.

COD? I’ll go with 19d – “Little house with B&B – thing to suit fictional adventurer? (8)”.

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5 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2332 Quixote”

  1. batarde said

    That game has come up very recently – within the last week – can’t remember where though. I wasn’t especially pleased to see it again, and that goes double for the fashionable component of 22ac. In fact a sense of mild disgruntlement descended upon me whilst solving this puzzle, almost as if Quixote had set out to 7d, but only a little bit. Anyway, done and dusted in pretty short order, with a tick for 25ac … I’ve a feeling that there’s at least one person who will have been spitting feathers about that, however.

  2. sprouthater said

    I needed outside assistance with 1ac and 25ac remained unparsed but all the rest were normal for a Monday type clues with ticks for 21ac and 19dn.

  3. Cornick said

    I liked 25a plenty, and most of the puzzle, but not Ton or Ell.
    As for 1a – which I’m guessing was the setter’s first entry in the grid – frankly I thought it was inappropriate for a predominantly gentle puzzle like this; a word no-one should be expected to know, Animadvert, clued by another word no-one should be expected to know, Nim. Haven’t ever encountered either word before. 😦

    • Cornick said

      Oh, just read comments on the other side, and I see a compass point error with 25a. A forgivable error though, I’d say.

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