Sunday, December 26, 2010

Question 458: Pound Wise, Penny Foolish.

There was this British caricaturist called John Leech.
A particular sketch of his, ___X___, was commissioned by a famous author, __Y__, in order to write his novel, __Z__, based on this sketch(__X__).
A new word was inducted into the English language, __W__, named after the protagonist in the novel __Z__.
This word is typically a used to describe someone who's miserly in his ways.

Id X, Y, Z and W.

Id all, and you get 15 points, a bonus of +5.

A hint, if you need it. All related to the spirit of the times!

7 comments:

Siddarth Pai said...

X- mr. Fezzizig's Dance
Y- Charles Dickens
Z- A Christmas Carol

The word is Scrooge, like Scrooge McDuck

Also, Dickens Commisioned him to draw it, after he had faield to draw the caricatures for The PickWick Papers

Change the question wording

kapinjal said...

X IS SUBSTANCE AND SHADOW, Y IS CHARLES DICKENS, ZIS A CHRISTMAS CAROL, W IS CARTOON.

Nagaratna said...

X-Four expensive, hand-coloured etchings and four black and white wood engravings (googled)
Y-Charles Dickens
Z-A Christmas Carol
W-Scrooge
I dunno what you want for X.

SyntaXerroR said...

W - Scrooge
X - The last of the spirits
Y - Charles Dickens
Z - A Christmas Carol

Nanda said...

Y-Charles Dickens
Z-Christmas Carol
W-Scrooge

Aviral said...

X: Ebenzer Scrooge
Y: Charles Dickens
Z: Christmas Carol
W: Scrooge

Aravind V said...

X - ?
Y - Charles Dickens
Z - A Christmas Carol
W - Scrooge