Ximenes Competition No. 116  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  115  |  117  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
116 Nov 1949WATERLOO normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. H. RowleyLast stand of old buffers resisting Southern infiltrationdouble mng.; ref. Old Guard of French army, and station for trains south
SecondD. S. MilfordWon, presumably, by the O.E. war lot, muddling through!anag.; Old Etonian; “playing fields of Eton”
ThirdRev E. B. PeelHammond’s Fifty Too Late. Tail End Ducks Lead To Crushing DefeatL to end in Walter + 0,0; ref. W. H., Glos. and England batsman
HCC. Allen BakerCase of a cast-iron defence being later broken down in courtanag. in woo; battle
HCR. BrainBridge may be a wet card game, but Nap’s damper!water loo, 2 defs.; W. Bridge, defeat of Napoleon
HCH. P. ChubbWhere do we go from here? To a lower latitude, if you get the connection!anag.; W. station for trains south
HCRev D. FordBelle from Bournemouth arrives here; later head over heels in bid for loveanag. in woo; B. Belle service from W. station
HCH. J. HowellsA clumsy wooer at fifty, but celebrated engagement, neverthelessanag. incl. L; battle
HCC. H. HudsonBattle instructions: “Alert” order to be changed and put into War Office cipheranag. in WO, 0
HCC. B. JoynerA knock-out blow, or a towel tossed in perhapsanag.; defeat of Napoleon
HCC. KoopIn a big fight I’m well content with a game finish—or a towel thrown in!water (content of well) + loo (card game)
HCA. F. LerrigoThis station is certainly a change from the 2LO eraanag. of two LO era; ref. early London radio station
HCJ. P. LloydWhere a chapeau à cornes was thrown into the ring? Or a towel, perhaps!anag.; ref. Napoleon’s bicorn hat
HCE. L. MellershThe end of Pompey’s line and a Caesar’s rule2 mngs.; Portsmouth railway line; Napoleon
HCD. P. M. MichaelOld Guard could still be in van here!double mng.; railway station, O. G. of French army
HCF. E. NewloveWet-bobs’ home game results in victory for Dry-bobswater loo; ref. rowing and cricketing Etonians; “playing fields of Eton”
HCMiss E. H. RidlerResults from 2LO are confused? Then try another stationanag. of two LO are; ref. early London radio station
HCS. P. ShanahanBridge cup battle badly relayed in 2LO eraanag. of two LO era, 3 defs.; ref. early London radio station; W. Cup dog race
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsOval (Close). Great English Victory. Hammond Twists Kangaroo’s Tailanag. of Walter + (kangar)oo, 2 defs.; ref. W. H., Glos. and England batsman; W. station close to Oval
HCR. H. TurnerWhere an Emperor threw the sponge up.—or a towel inanag.; Napoleon’s defeat
HCM. A. VernonSmall incident caused delay here. Guards had to waitdouble mng.; W. station, Old Guard of French army

Runners-Up in competition 116:

E. S. AinleyS. B. GreenMrs E. M. LucasH. Rainger
Maj P. S. BainesW. E. GreenD. MalcolmH. I. T. Rees
G. BownessW. E. GreenG. H. McConnellH. Ingram Rees
P. A. BrowneJudge F. Kingsley GriffithT. W. MelluishA. Robins
W. T. CliftP. G. HallA. J. B. MilneA. H. Taylor
Miss ComynJ. P. HancoxG. M. NeighbourP. H. Taylor
J. M. DoultonL. R. HuxtableA. C. NorfolkJ. D. Thomas
E. G. DurhamE. IrvingR. C. PaynF. Wallace-Hadrill
Mrs N. FisherL. W. JenkinsonR. J. PocockW. R. Watson Smyth
E. H. FreedmanJ. JewellR. PostillMaj W. G. Webb
S. J. C. GoddardA. S. KingE. R. PrenticeJ. F. N. Wedge