Ximenes Competition No. 1039  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  1036  |  1041  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1039 Xmas 1968TEGMEN def. LEGION Wrong Number18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. E. BellThe capsule will bring ’em back with added gravitational force after ten orbitsforce; ’em (rev.) + g in ten; orbits, vb.
SecondC. Allen BakerOne of many users of sheepskin chaps (or hide)many; i.e. teg men: ref. chaps = chaparajos
ThirdS. HolgateStrong wing forward needed—could well be last in first division without wingersdivision; strong; firs(t) + (s)egmen(t)
VHCCol P. S. BainesThe F.B.I. follow an endless number. There’s protection in flightendless; te(n) + G-men
VHCDr R. L. H. BarnardA covering military force after the strategists’ heartforce; ((stra)teg(ists) men
VHCJ. W. BatesAn envelope, for example, the opening of many being compassed by Xmany; e.g. m(any) in ten; ref. Ximenes comp.
VHCJ. A. BlairDig in retreat with troops providing covertroops; get (rev.) + men; dig = understand, Suppt.
VHCD. L. L. ClarkeUnder-cover F.B.I. agents after atomic material, unit 52, in shortunit; Te (= tellurium) + G-men
VHCP. M. CoombsThe last thing to act? Here’s an example, “Soldiers”, that coverssoldiers; (ac)t e.g. men
VHCJ. CrowtherShell to hit retreating troopstroops; get (rev.) + men
VHCJ. GillForward wing shielding body running backwards screws gem into netbody; anag. in net (rev.)
VHCE. M. HornbyProtection is the beginning and end of the police forceforce; t(h)e G-men
VHCJ. R. KirbyWhat may be a protective body covering over and around for example the forepart of the mantisbody; e.g. m in (mosquito) net (rev.), & lit.
VHCJ. SparrowCovering force of F.B.I. agents following Texas’s leadersforce; Te(xas) G-men
VHCT. L. StrangeA coat for example is a necessary sight in the north country draughtssight (= a great many); e.g. in t’ men
VHCK. ThomasCockroach case: cigarette butts give crime fighters leadfighters; (cigaret)te + G-men
VHCG. A. TomlinsonWing covering centre of section cut off behind last of hosthost; (hos)t + (s)egmen(t)
VHCDr E. YoungCome back, troops—that shell is livetroops; get (rev.) + men

HCs in competition 1039 awarded to:

W. G. ArnottN. C. DexterDr T. J. R. MaguireSir W. Slimmings
F. D. H. AtkinsonJ. A. FinckenE. L. MellershW. Spendley
W. A. BarnardA. L. FreemanD. P. M. MichaelR. Stephenson
N. S. BarrettR. M. GreenhalghC. G. MillinF. B. Stubbs
R. T. BaxterE. W. HarperC. J. MorseJ. G. Stubbs
Mrs K. BissettJ. G. HullF. MossJ. D. Walsh
Rev L. BlackburnR. H. F. IshamF. E. NewloveP. Watson-Smyth
T. H. BowesL. W. JenkinsonC. J. OberstG. R. Webb
C. O. ButcherSir S. KayeS. L. PatonJ. F. N. Wedge
J. T. CatlowA. LawrieMiss M. J. PatrickA. R. Wheatley
E. ChalkleyK. F. LawtonR. PostillJ. B. Widdowson
R. N. ChignellL. F. LeasonT. E. SandersG. H. Willett
J. G. ChilversA. F. LerrigoD. J. Short 
Mrs M. P. CraineJ. P. LesterF. G. Simms