Ximenes Competition No. 152  Ximenes Slip  |  < 151  |  153 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
152 Oct 1950SEA-LION normal17

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstI. A. H. MunroA lone little island upset this cross-Channel time-tableanag. incl. Is; ref. Operation S., planned German invasion of England, 1940
SecondC. KoopHis essay on fish would go with a roaranag. of Elia’s + on; see Elia’s on hash
ThirdA. RobinsOwner of bark with one sail negotiates globe skilfullyanag.; balances ball
HCMrs CaithnessSouth east England nearly underwent invasionSE Al(b)ion; ref. Operation S., planned German invasion of England, 1940
HCJ. H. DingwallAbortive operation consequent on a lesion with complicationsanag.; ref. Operation S., planned German invasion of England, 1940
HCE. G. DurhamDiet and tricks indicate Pisces and Libra for horoscope. Name shows Leo is an obvious alternativeanag.; i.e. diet of fish and balancing tricks
HCC. E. GatesThe brute makes a horrible noise about nearly everythingal(l) in anag., & lit.
HCS. B. GreenUnsuccessful corporal operation to reduce a lesionanag.; r. = arrange; ref. Operation S., planned German invasion of England, 1940
HCMiss K. A. HowarthBarker—popular submarine personagei.e. lion below sea; ref. Eric B., in radio comedy ‘HMS Waterlogged’
HCB. J. IliffeThe South Eastern Amateur League are leading 1—0 against the North: hear the Barking RoarsSE A l I-0 N; B. in SE London
HCMrs L. JarmanThis sleek performer has the flappers’ support, even in his biggest flopscryptic def.
HCR. C. MacfarlaneSubmarine hero portrayed by Barker!i.e. lion below sea; ref. Eric B., in radio comedy ‘HMS Waterlogged’
HCP. J. MeadeOne sail ruined Hitler’s plan for invasionanag.; ref. Operation S., planned German invasion of England, 1940
HCD. P. M. MichaelLies on a rocky, salt-water, much sought after eminenceanag., sea lion, & lit.
HCW. B. O’HanlonFor The Great Barker Jumble Sale, First—On—Right!anag. + I on; Barkers of Kensington dept. store
HCRev E. B. PeelTotal immersion makes me thrive: I should get on after baptismseal I on
HCE. R. PrenticeFed up with fish and salt water, I can be seen somewhere in the North half of Londonsea + I in Lon(don); ref. London Zoo
 

Runners-Up in competition 152 to:

C. A. BakerMrs J. FullerL. PirouetJ. Thomas
J. W. BatesMrs GrahamR. PostillL. E. Thomas
F. A. ClarkW. E. GreenN. J. ReedJ. Thompson
J. ColebyP. A. HarrowD. W. ReedsJ. F. N. Wedge
Cdr DicksonDr HartiganMiss RidlerJ. S. Young
L. E. EyresL. W. JenkinsonT. E. Sanders 
Mrs FisherA. F. LerrigoJ. C. Saunders 
B. FrancoF. E. NewloveMiss Speight