Ximenes Competition No. 174  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  173  |  175  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
174 Sep 1951ANACREONTICS normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. H. DingwallCar so ancient, it needs reconditioning. Try Cowley worksanag.; ref. Abraham C., English poet, and Cowley car plant
SecondA. Robins“The Poetry of Clubs”—a tract on physical jerksan acre on tics; ref. The Anacreontic Society, a gentlemen’s club; Indian club exercises
ThirdT. E. SandersLines offering free passages for transoceanic crossinganag.; cross = mix
HCE. S. AinleyFree compositions of transoceanic provenanceanag.
HCA. H. AshcroftIt is these festive songs, which, accompanying the dance, can make the can-can tire soanag.
HCC. A. BakerThough we may praise the pleasures of wine, our reactions can vary considerably!anag.
HCJ. A. BlairWe have much pleasure going by foot, but not since a car is ordered for usanag.
HCMaj H. L. CarterOdes with cancerations perverse!anag.
HCG. N. CoulterStanzas written in a small field on some skylarks round aboutacre on in antics
HCE. C. DoubleVerse of transoceanic originanag.
HCJ. A. FinckenForm of Grecian cantos eschewing gravityanag. less g, & lit.
HCRev J. G. GrahamSome of the things Robbie Burns put on paper would have shocked a cannier Scot!anag.
HCR. J. HallFestival measures, which take care no antics become unrulyanag.
HCD. Hawson“Can-can,” “Eros,” “It,”—the Greeks had a word for them allanag.
HCMrs L. JarmanNot exactly the naicer cantos!anag. & lit.
HCC. KoopLyrics on Love, Wine—possibly on Circe, Satananag.
HCMrs F. LaingPoems which might have earned an ancient “Oscar?”anag. & lit; earn2 = curdle
HCT. W. MelluishIf the King supported one of these efforts of Cowley, someone would be credited with a plotan acre on tic(K); indic. of singular; ref. Abraham C., English poet and Royalist
HCC. J. MorseVerses made by a Greek who was a prince among jestersa Creon in antics, & lit.; ref. mythological ruler of Thebes
HCD. A. NichollsSuch free verse could be made the subject of a transoceanic exchange long before 1941!anag.; ref. transatlantic calls between Churchill & Roosevelt
HCMrs M. G. PorterResults of making a frolicsome creation scananag. & lit.
HCG. W. PughGay love lyrics of transoceanic originanag.
HCE. J. RackhamWhat is the content of these poems? “Erotic” can answer in briefanag. incl. ans., & lit.
HCA. R. ReadRough transoceanic passages which are free on certain specified Greek linesanag.
HCA. RivlinWhat crude reactions can these wanton verses cause!anag.

Runners-Up in competition 174:

M. AndersonC. E. GatesL. D. MorphewF. B. Stubbs
M. L. BookerS. B. GreenM. NewmanJ. Thomas
T. A. L. CairnsJ. J. HollowayA. P. O’LearyL. E. Thomas
D. A. CampbellF. G. IllingworthR. PostillJ. Thompson
J. C. R. ClaphamG. G. LawranceE. R. PrenticeH. T. R. Twyford
F. A. ClarkP. W. W. LeachH. RaingerCapt C. Tyers
A. E. ClaytonJ. P. LloydN. J. ReedMrs K. Walling
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonC. R. MalcolmW. RennieJ. F. N. Wedge
F. E. DixonE. L. MellershB. RidleyH. T. Young
B. Donne-SmithD. P. M. MichaelMrs J. RobertsonJ. S. Young
Mrs N. FisherW. L. MironO. Carlton Smith