Ximenes Competition No. 103  Ximenes Slip  |  < 102  |  104 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
103 May 1949MOSES normal27

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. A. ThorogoodThe mosquitoes leave nothing out, he prophesiedmosquitoes less quit 0; plagues of Egypt
SecondO. Carlton SmithThough drawn out by the fair sex when quite young, he did not succumb to calf lovecryptic def.; drawn fom Nile, golden calf
ThirdMrs L. JarmanA leading purveyor of corrective tablets for the travel-sickcryptic def.; Jews in wilderness
HCC. Allen BakerIt’s some scramble on Sunday—X rules and his words are law!anag. + S; ten commandments, Mosaic law
HCD. AmblerMosquitoes discharge one round missing Liberator protected by smoke-screenmosquitoes less quit 0; ref. WW2 fighters and bombers; Mt. Sinai
HCMaj P. S. BainesSuffers disease, as a horse. Mosquitoes leave nothing out!mosquitoes less quit 0; mose = to have glanders
HCMrs F. BeggI was rescued from the drink, and guided my family through the perils of itcryptic def.; drawn from Nile, crossing of Red Sea
HCD. L. ClementsTake the drawer out! There are writings there containing bits of old EnglishOE in MSS; drawn from Nile
HCJ. H. DingwallHas, and was instrumental in spreading, disease of horsesmose vb.; plagues of Egypt
HCMaj A. H. GilesDid he pull a cat’s tail when in the ark?cryptic def.; cat’s-tail = type of reed; found in rushes
HCS. B. GreenUnder a cloud when he was called up—some trouble about a shilling shorts in anag.; Mt. Sinai
HCL. R. HuxtableBeginning as a doctor, he won renown for his tablets, but caused more pestilence than he curedstarts with MO; tablets of stone, plagues of Egypt
HCP. IrvingOne of the Primroses found by the “river’s brim.”2 mngs.; Moses P. in ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ by Oliver Goldsmith; ref. ‘Peter Bell’ by Wordsworth; drawn from Nile
HCL. W. JenkinsonHebrew writings with Anglo-Saxon interpolationsOE in MSS
HCG. G. LawranceHow the sick bay carries on perhaps, with half the nurses arriving after the doctorMO (nur)ses; mose vb.
HCR. W. LerrigoHad he spared the rod, the children would have been spoiledcryptic def.; M.’s staff
HCC. J. MorseSuffers from strange disease. Is that why he was given those miraculous tablets?2 mngs.; mose = to have glanders; tablets of stone
HCR. A. C. Norris-JonesI broke the law and obtained simply dozens of coloured glasses2 mngs.; M. Primrose in ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ by Oliver Goldsmith: “a groce of green paltry spectacles”; broke tablets
HCR. PostillA simple Primrose—found by the river’s brim2 mngs.; Moses P. in ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ by Oliver Goldsmith; ref. ‘Peter Bell’ by Wordsworth; drawn from Nile
HCG. W. PughPrimrose found by a river’s brim2 mngs.; Moses P. in ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ by Oliver Goldsmith; ref. ‘Peter Bell’ by Wordsworth; drawn from Nile
HCMiss G. SavoryPrimrose found by a river’s brim2 mngs.; Moses P. in ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ by Oliver Goldsmith; ref. ‘Peter Bell’ by Wordsworth; drawn from Nile
HCMrs E. S. G. SheehanSubject of an old eau-de-Nil drawingcryptic def.; drawn from Nile
HCA. H. TaylorEminent jurist who made a digest of Old English manuscriptsOE in MSS; Mosaic law
HCJ. ThomasNotable find “by a river’s brim”: the Green Primrose2 mngs.; Moses P. in ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ by Oliver Goldsmith; ref. ‘Peter Bell’ by Wordsworth; drawn from Nile; green = inexperienced
HCW. ThwaiteHe had two stones in hand and ran away with his racecryptic def.; tablets of stone, flight from Egypt
HCE. W. TullochLooked after children for forty years and made them learn their tablescryptic def.; Jews in wilderness, commandments
HCA. G. H. WaldeHe was the subject of an eau-de-Nil drawingcryptic def.; drawn from Nile
 

Runners-Up in competition 103 to:

E. S. AinleyMrs M. GibbsE. L. MellershT. E. Sanders
Dr S. H. AtkinsS. R. GibbsA. D. MersonA. J. C. Saunders
G. W. BainJ. H. GrummittD. P. M. MichaelS. P. Shanahan
Dr A. H. BaynesG. M. GwynnD. G. C. MockridgeW. K. M. Slimmings
R. D. BinnieMrs B. P. HallRev A. C. MorrisRev H. M. Springbett
M. L. BookerR. HarrandellA. C. NorfolkR. G. Tate
Rev B. ChapmanMiss S. J. HomerMrs A. M. OsmondP. H. Taylor
P. M. CoombsG. A. HornsbyJ. D. P. O’LearyMiss V. Telfer
F. CropperH. J. HowellsR. C. PaynL. E. Thomas
W. DarbyH. Ingram ReesRev E. B. PeelH. T. R. Twyford
L. DixonMrs M. E. JenkinsG. PerryRev J. W. Waddell
Brig W. E. DuncanMrs F. LaingW. O. RobertsonE. Ward
C. EwanMrs J. H. C. LawlorA. RobinsR. J. Worrall
T. C. FitzpatrickJ. P. LloydF. RoseL. C. Wright
E. H. M. GeorgesonMrs B. A. MallettP. H. Rowley