Ximenes Competition No. 124  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  123  |  126  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
124 Feb 1950BARHAM or BRAMAH normal10


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. O’DonoghueHe is railing against Hamlet without restraint and advocates Bacon as the authorbar + Ham(let), bar (lawyers) + ham; let = restraint
SecondS. B. GreenHinder part of animal—where the legendary wag comes frombar ham; hinder, vb.
ThirdJ. H. Dingwall“Battleship might have made Derby winner”—Bookmakeranag. of Bahram, Derby winner 1935; Battleship, Grand Nat. winner 1938; HMS Barham
HCF. A. ClarkExcept for the Bacon element in Hamlet, his works are frankly legendarybar Ham(let); ref. ‘Ingoldsby Legends’
HCA. J. CroftHolding one hydraulic engine in contempt, he invented anotherram in bah; Bramah-press
HCC. V. JonesWriter who made his name by a false tale about Irish societyRHA in bam; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
HCLt Cdr W. G. MarshallDerby winner’s girths have slipped! Battleship’s there though!middle letters rev. in Bahram, Derby winner 1935; Battleship, Grand Nat. winner 1938; HMS Barham
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsClergyman who collected Stories and wrote articles about “Leaders of Religion and Humour” in the British MuseumR, H in a, a in BM
HCL. E. ThomasWhere one can get a drink a short while before midday in Kentbar + h. (= hour) + a.m.; Barham near Canterbury
HCL. W. TitmanRichard Harris, penniless poet, village writer of comic versebar(d) + ham; R. H. Barham

Runners-Up in competition 124:

C. A. BakerF. H. W. HawesD. P. M. MichaelJ. Walton
Mrs N. FisherD. E. G. IrvineR. PostillJ. S. Young
G. C. FullerC. KoopA. Robins 
J. P. HancoxMrs F. LaingMiss D. W. Taylor 
P. A. HarrowE. L. MellershP. H. Taylor