Ximenes Competition No. 1066  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  1062  |  1071  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1066 Jun 1969RAVE / PAIR DLM20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. H. TompsettSlavering over his flame—the least inspirational of spectaclesflame, vb.; pair of spectacles, cricket
SecondE. A. BeaulahAnd would have rather said “I’m on the wagon, mate. No Parisian high jinks for me”rave2; mate, vb.
ThirdMrs N. FisherSaying “Give over, amie. I’m on the wagon, so we abstain and, pure, may reap riches”rave2; pair of abstentions
VHCJ. AldersonBut rather in martial rage have routed the foe. Then praise would be justified, even in Francepair, Fr.
VHCLt Col R. L. BellToo enraptured to shout “bravo” to Taillefer, valiantly harping until cleft in twain by house-carlsT., troubadour, led charge
VHCJ. F. ColdwellBut unwaveringly would have sought the Storm of battle, needing no mate after his spiracular retreadmate, vb.
VHCT. E. GirdlestoneWould have gone on the wagon. However, a sharp instrument won him victory while the couple dalliedrave2
VHCW. F. GoodmanNor dallied with a piece on the side, however alluring, whilst the English were rapidly put to flightrave2; pair = flight of stairs
VHCB. F. JonesAnd blither spirits would have risen to brace the Norman ranks and win the day for a price less dearblither, vb.
VHCA. LawrieBut with a prayer, a vow to crush the foe, have set forth caparisoned to brace himself for battlecrush = infatuation
VHCMrs B. LewisA very libertine, but taking fire would have let slip arrows more deadly, marry!, than the love-god’sfire, vb.
VHCG. A. LinsleyNor kept a side-piece—a very questionable combination living in pari delictorave2
VHCDr T. J. R. MaguireWhere avouterers have shared Scotch with a flight of harpiesrave3 = rive = share2; pair = flight of stairs
VHCG. D. MeddingsAnd would have won a veritable storm of adulation in Paris Match 
VHCC. G. MillinAnd would have renounced sex with contemptuous rage, except to sire a prince or two 
VHCMrs E. M. PhairBut, infatuation over, armoured in greve and brace, he would have let rip against the foe 
VHCR. PostillAnd, if you think this utter nonsense, read what Matilda revealed in “Ma Conquête” (Paris Match, 1067)utter, vb.
VHCS. SondheimCarved up Harold’s side piece by piece, put him to flight, and deserved history’s praiserave2; pair = flight of stairs
VHCBrig R. F. E. StoneyFeigning talk as if enraptured. Is this a very fair page of history, or a pack of old lies?pair (obs.) = pack of cards
VHCF. T. WaltonBut, ruddier, than the chérie, varied his flattery with a rapid “Now catch Harold’s eye, mate”rave (obs.) = extravagant praise

HCs in competition 1066 awarded to:

W. G. ArnottH. J. GodwinMrs E. McFeeC. A. Sears
F. D. H. AtkinsonMrs S. HewittT. W. MelluishA. H. Seville
Col P. S. BainesN. L. HindleyD. P. M. MichaelMrs I. G. Smith
J. W. BatesS. HolgateDr K. MitchellJ. Sparrow
T. E. BellD. R. HopkinC. J. MorseJ. B. Sweeting
J. BuntingE. M. HornbyT. N. NesbittJ. W. Taylor
R. S. CaffynD. E. G. IrvineM. NewmanW. H. Thorne
E. ChalkleyJ. E. JenkinsDr W. D. OliverG. A. Tomlinson
E. S. ClarkD. R. JoyL. W. G. OxleyMrs M. Watson
P. M. CoombsJ. R. KirbyB. G. PalmerJ. Webster
J. CrowtherL. F. LeasonS. L. PatonR. A. Wells
N. C. DexterA. F. LerrigoM. L. PerkinsRev C. D. Westbrook
A. FairheadMrs M. B. MarshallA. R. RitchieS. A. Wetherfield
C. R. GambleH. W. MassinghamMiss C. F. SampsonDr R. L. Wynne
J. GillL. MayMrs C. M. Scott