Ximenes Competition No. 933  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  929  |  935  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
933 Dec 1966COTTABUS normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. J. ThorpeSuccess in this brought Aphrodite’s blessing to cubs at sportanag. & lit.
SecondMrs B. LewisGreek play with vintage cast appearing in terra-cotta buskinshidden
ThirdE. GomersallOut in small boats, tossing in the drink—not a sport for the youth of todaytabu in cots; out = forbidden
VHCC. Allen BakerIt was a trial of skill proving the Grecian bend to act with only half a bustleanag. incl. bus(tle)
VHCP. M. CoombsRare old game in company; chucking wine with a small vessel aroundCo. TT a + sub (rev.), & lit.
VHCR. M. S. CorkAncient amusement consisting in throwing the contents of a but into vesselsanag. in cots, & lit.; cot3; but2 = butt
VHCFlt Sgt J. DromeyPlay with the contents of a butt in Grecian isle?anag. in Cos, & lit.
VHCL. JohnsonFrivolity in Greek period: crib put to almost improper usecott (= cot1) + abus(e)
VHCE. G. JonesThis gave fun to cubs at playanag. & lit.
VHCSir S. KayeIt, to be brief, could be seen in the equivalent of a bar in Greek territory.’t in tabu in Cos, & lit.
VHCJ. D. H. MackintoshThis old habit of delivering wine to vessels by launch is prohibited in small boatstabu in cots; cot3
VHCMrs E. McFeeIn an Aegean island mockery of a butt was a pastime of Greek youthsanag. in Cos
VHCC. J. MorseWhat kept young Athenians amused? First cutting off tyrants’ heads, then ostracismsc, o, t, + tabus: ref. Gk. hist.
VHCR. S. G. NaylorGetting liquid into vessels—small boats—Prohibition in—that was a game!tabu in cots; cot3
VHCF. E. NewloveAttic party game—using parts of cellar too—insufferable in cottagestabu in cots; cot2
VHCR. PostillThis wine game is nothing new; otherwise cost is just about prohibitive.tabu in anag.; topical
VHCT. E. SandersAncient pastime involving wine being roughly cast but in which a sign of love may be seenO in anag., & lit.
VHCMrs E. M. SimmondsTots were cast in this Greek play, but act so atrociouslyanag.
VHCF. B. StubbsProgramme of flings which made a splash long ago—but a Scot must have shudderedanag.
VHCP. H. TaylorHaving fun with a butt’s contents in Greek island?anag. in Cos
VHCD. WarrenA small bed and an unfinished kiss? Adepts at this game hoped for more!cott (= cot1) + a bus(s)
VHCG. R. WebbVintage casting in terra-cotta bust, by one seeking to marry beauty with his skillhidden
VHCRev D. J. C. WeberOld boat, a small two-master with shortened poop, showed the kind of smack you could expectcot3 a bus(s); buss2; i.e. fortune in love

HCs in competition 933 awarded to:

D. B. J. AmblerG. A. DicksonG. JohnstoneE. G. Phillips
W. G. ArnottL. A. DiehlA. H. JonesT. Proctor
F. D. H. AtkinsonL. L. DixonD. P. KleinmanE. J. Rackham
M. K. BarfordT. DolanG. A. LangdonJ. Reville
Lt Col R. L. BellA. S. EverestCapt G. LanghamB. Russell
C. I. BullockM. FairyG. G. LawranceD. F. Sampson
E. W. BurtonJ. A. FinckenA. LawrenceMrs R. S. Scott
C. O. ButcherA. J. FisherJ. H. C. LeachN. E. Sharp
E. ChalkleyF. FoxcroftL. F. LeasonS. Sondheim
A. R. ChandlerK. GibsonJ. P. LesterBrig R. F. E. Stoney
P. R. ClemowG. P. GoddardMrs J. MackieJ. G. Stubbs
A. L. CliftMrs J. GordonDr T. J. R. MaguireJ. W. Taylor
J. F. ColdwellMrs K. N. GrahamS. M. MansellP. W. Thacker
W. H. ColemanP. R. L. HeathG. D. MeddingsM. J. Tomkinson
V. A. R. CooperG. T. HewittD. P. M. MichaelF. T. Walton
A. J. CrowA. J. HughesDr R. G. MonkW. Watts
Dr J. CrowtherA. J. HyndP. H. MorganJ. F. N. Wedge
J. McI. CruickshankE. G. IllingworthM. NewmanB. C. Westall
G. CuthbertH. W. JenkinsW. H. PegramG. Williams
T. DaviesL. W. JenkinsonG. PerryA. C. Withall