Ximenes Competition No. 164  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  163  |  165  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
164 Apr 1951NEWTON normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. A. BakerOne who is “fresh” and not well brought up is notable for making advances with his optics!new + not (rev.); ref. Conduitt’s description of a “fresh-faced” Isaac N. and his early years, fatherless with absentee mother
SecondR. PostillWest Country Abbot associated worldly attractions with forbidden fruit2 mngs.; N. Abbot, Devon; N.’s law of gravity; apple, Adam & Eve
ThirdD. P. M. MichaelFollowing modern fashion, this scientist had attractive explanation for the Fall in the Gardennew + ton2; N.’s law of gravity; apple, Adam & Eve
HCE. S. AinleyDealt with light subjects with force and gravity in the modern stylenew ton2; N.’s theory of light, law of gravity
HCRev B. ChapmanHe realised the gravity of the situation, but went rashly onanag. + on; N.’s law of gravity
HCF. A. ClarkCambridge man that conceived the long pull—modern stylenew ton2; N.’s law of gravity
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonModern heavy-weight; he early discovered why bodies fallnew ton; N.’s law of gravity
HCS. GoldieStudied small weight—and the light brokewt in neon, & lit.; ref. A. Pope’s epitaph to N.,“and all was light”
HCMrs K. N. GrahamPhilosopher: he found the world very attractive, so work went on erraticallyanag.; N.’s law of gravity
HCJ. Hardie KeirIn all gravity, he proved the obvious—there’s little weight in a light gaswt in neon; N.’s law of gravity
HCG. G. LawranceDevonian Abbot who originally associated the apple with the reason for the Fall2 mngs.; N. Abbot, Devon; N.’s law of gravity; apple, Adam & Eve
HCA. R. McInroyThe personification of modern French fashion: he could cope with any kind of figurenew ton2; mathematician
HCE. L. MellershBarrow boy (modern style) studied fruit and knew how to make moneynew ton2; ref. Newton’s tutor Isaac B., apple, N.’s law of gravity; Master of Mint
HCC. J. MorseUnfortunately I had that Diamond, or I could have won ten by ruffinganag.; ref. bridge and Newton’s legendary dog called D.; see Brewer or ODQ
HCW. B. O’HanlonHe was a kinematic pioneer and spotted stars like Robert2 mngs.; ref. R. Newton, film actor
HCE. R. PrenticeDown goes the current heavy-weight! He explained why!new ton; N.’s law of gravity
HCT. E. SandersNone could be more productive of illumination about weightwt in neon (anag. of none), & lit.; N.’s law of gravity
HCL. E. ThomasUnaccustomed to fashion, he had novel ideas about what attracted every bodynew + ton2; N.’s law of gravity
HCH. S. TribeHe observed profoundly that states of repose went on unchanged or—went on changedanag.; N.’s first law of motion
HCL. C. WrightExponent of light composition—modern stylenew ton2; N.’s theory of light
HCJ. S. YoungModern style writer of light literaturenew ton2; N.’s theory of light

Runners-Up in competition 164:

A. N. ClarkT. O. HughesE. G. PhillipsJ. F. N. Wedge
T. N. DowseMrs L. JarmanD. W. ReedsL. E. Woodage
L. E. EyresA. F. LerrigoMiss D. Salmon 
J. A. FloodC. H. MacmillanL. D. Wakely 
P. A. HarrowF. E. NewloveJ. Walton