Ximenes Competition No. 97  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  96  |  98  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
97 Feb 1949NESTOR normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstS. B. GreenHeroic Greek crossword composed by Ximenes and Torquemada jointlyi.e. hidden in Ximenes Torquemada
SecondLt Cdr G. DennisonDoes this oracle tell us where to find the goose that laid the golden eggs?i.e. nest or2
ThirdG. R. Long“Ne sutor …” Enough, old wiseacre, you sound lackingne s(u)tor; ‘you’; see ultracrepidate in C.
HCDr J. N. FellHercules did not kill him, but the monster lost his head and got badly mauled aboutanag. of (m)onster; ref. story of sons of Neleus
HCS. R. GibbsHe’s a wise man to get out of the clutches of Ximenes, Torquemada and Co.!hidden in Ximenes Torquemada
HCH. F. HenfreyEarly type of successful solver who would have been completely taken in if Torquemada had succeeded Ximeneshidden in Ximenes Torquemada
HCJ. B. JobSo Ximenes and his predecessor get inside advice!hidden in Ximenes Torquemada, & lit.
HCD. A. LloydXimenes? Torquemada? A wise man gathers something from each(Xime)nes, Tor(quemada)
HCE. L. MellershGold beyond the North-East strait—he sought and gave adviceNE St or2; ref. Argonaut
HCD. P. M. MichaelSecret adviser on completion of Ximenes to Royal Personhidden
HCF. E. NewloveFinish Ximenes and then start on Torquemada? That’s a counsel of perfection!(Xime)nes, Tor(quemada)
HCMrs D. M. Newton“From Ximenes. Torquemada and Co., Good Lord deliver me!”—the wise man sayshidden in Ximenes Torquemada
HCA. E. NorthType of wisdom employed by both Ximenes and Torquemada for their own ends(Xime)nes, Tor(quemada)
HCR. PostillAntipodean parrot sensibly has learned Greek! What a talker!hidden rev.; genus of kea parrots
HCH. Ingram ReesSage is just the thing for egg substitutenest or
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsHe suggests that X. latterly has begun picking Torquemada’s brains, and his advice is usually sound(Xime)nes, Tor(quemada)
HCD. W. H. TrippIt takes a wise man to translate our Latinanag. of noster (L.)
HCJ. WaltonWise man! He’s being converted to the rightanag. of ens + to R
HCE. WardThe right man to go to with your problems in Ximenes, Torquemada, etc.hidden
HCJ. F. N. WedgeYou’ll find the sage under the goose—that laid the golden eggs?i.e. nest or2
HCJ. B. WiddowsonIt’s a wise man who boxes nearly all the compass clockwisei.e. N, E, S to r(ight)
HCF. K. WilsonWithin an ace of being involved in treason, the wise old bird keeps both home and foreign goldanag. of tre(A)son, nest or (Fr.)

Runners-Up in competition 97:

E. S. AinleyBrig W. E. DuncanR. C. MacfarlaneMrs E. M. Simmonds
D. AmblerMrs N. FisherMrs E. MellershMrs A. L. Stevenson
Rev L. BlackburnRev B. FoleyN. MeredithW. C. Tame
B. BurtonMrs D. FullerW. L. MironT. R. Tear
Mrs Castle-KnightD. GoddenB. A. NewmanL. E. Thomas
R. A. W. CohenS. GoldieA. P. O’LearyJ. Thompson
P. M. CoombsR. G. GordonG. H. PodmoreH. S. Tribe
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonL. W. JenkinsonA. R. ReadH. D. Wakely
J. H. DingwallMiss W. LawsonT. W. RiggR. J. Worrall
J. M. DoultonA. F. LerrigoJ. L. RuddleL. C. Wright
Mrs M. E. DuncanJ. P. LloydE. O. SeymourJ. S. Young