Ximenes Competition No. 1015  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  1010  |  1019  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1015 Jul 1968HOAR-HEADED normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. P. M. MichaelGray’s description of rustic—not, it seems, unrimed but admittedly letterlesshoar(y)-headed, & lit.; rime = frost; ref. G.’s Elegy, lines 97, 115
SecondT. W. MelluishGray, like his swain, his end to be missinghoar(y)-headed, & lit., ref. G’s Elegy lines 97, 109
ThirdF. B. StubbsHaving one sign of advancing years, stop—take care about anotherhoa + r + AD in heed
VHCW. G. ArnottLike Father William’s brain—heard there’s nothing inside to worry abouthead in anag. incl. 0; ’s=is; ref. Lewis Carroll, ‘You Are Old, F. W.’
VHCC. Allen BakerHullo! Shot dead a large bird in the heart? A bit like the ancient Marinerho! + rhea in anag.; ref. ‘Rime of the A. M.’
VHCJ. W. BatesBaggage, we hear, made with silver locks‘whore’ + headed; head = make
VHCB. W. BrookIs the advice “Go East!” in store for one becoming this?head E in hoard; “Go west, young man”
VHCE. W. BurtonHoad, here, could become oldish looking in this new set-up, taking A.D. into accountAD in anag.; ref. Lew H., player in first professional event at Wimbledon, 1967
VHCE. ChalkleyWhat you might call a king crowned like Learho! a R headed; ref. Lear III.2, “Singe my white head”
VHCV. A. R. CooperLike Father William, faced age contrarilyi.e. parts of headed hoar rev.; ref. Lewis Carroll, Lear 3. 2, ‘You Are Ol d, F. W.’
VHCMrs J. O. FullerShocked as the Ancient Mariner distracted he heard a wedding doanag.; wed = join; ref. ‘Rime of the A. M.’
VHCF. D. GardinerHold a redhead tight? I’m looking past thatho! + anag.
VHCR. R. GreenfieldWhat a surprise! Alec Rose quickly given a title, wearing a grey topper?ho! + A. R. + headed; ref. yachtsman knighted a day after completing round-the-world voyage
VHCE. G. JonesHe had read excitedly about love—too old to practise it?0 in anag.
VHCSir S. KayeTennis pro—seed (bottom half)—without fibre and showing agerhea (=fibre) in Hoad + (se)ed; ref. Lew H.
VHCR. E. KimmonsThe beginning of Hades—a boatman—he’s accompanied by restless dead, like CharonH oar he + anag.
VHCMrs E. McFeeStop golden about the pate? Not if you’re like thishoa + head in red, & lit.
VHCMrs E. RobsonShaped course after checking the king—white on tophoa R + headed; hoa (n.) = moderation
VHCJ. R. StocksOf eight, No. 4 rowed about the best of any, having the usual mark of the veteranh (4th. letter) + head in oared

HCs in competition 1015 awarded to:

T. AndersonS. H. FieldD. MalcolmH. Stockley
M. J. BalfourB. FreedmanS. M. MansellJ. B. Sweeting
R. T. BaxterS. GoldieC. J. MorseP. C. Thornton
J. A. BlairE. M. HornbyP. K. NandiG. A. Tomlinson
J. BrockJ. G. HurstJ. A. NaughtonD. H. Tompsett
C. O. ButcherB. IliffeM. NewmanJ. Treleaven
R. S. CaffynB. K. KellyL. S. PearceM. A. Vernon
Mrs J. M. ChatfieldA. LawrieW. H. PegramJ. D. Walsh
J. H. ClearyJ. H. C. LeachR. PostillJ. F. N. Wedge
P. R. ClemowL. F. LeasonD. G. PutnamB. C. Westall
J. F. ColdwellA. D. LeggeT. E. SandersS. A. Wetherfield
J. CrowtherMrs B. LewisA. SellingsMrs M. Wilkinson
M. J. DaintithH. LyonSir W. SlimmingsP. G. Williams
A. L. DennisLt Col D. MacfieS. Sondheim