Ximenes Competition No. 106  Ximenes Slip  |  < 105  |  107 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
106 Jun 1949HELIOTROPE normal14


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. E. SandersI laid into the slave with a rope end for making a bloomerI in helot + rope
SecondA. H. TaylorI’m covered with red spots and my head turns—due to the sun—or cherry pie?cryptic defs; cherry-pie = the common garden heliotrope
ThirdR. PostillThe poor lie ill—but surely not in an apple-pie bed?anag.; flower bed; h. thought to smell of apple pie
HCD. AmblerAmbassador leads labour rising—cable in Mirror; (or is it just a plant?)HE, toil (rev.), rope; 2 defs., heliograph and plant
HCT. E. CatonThe poor lie may be caused by a stoneanag.; ref. bad lie in golf
HCF. L. ConstableThis is hard work, going up 20 feet of quartz!h.e. (hoc est), + toil (rev.) + rope
HCJ. H. DingwallYou tell me they report oil, eh? We can use some of that for turning into scenthidden (rev.)
HCH. C. HillsJasper spots the mineral, but he has to work back twenty feet to get it!he + toil (rev.) + rope; see bloodstone
HCL. F. JohnsonAlmost all report oil, eh? Then get the plant fixed uphidden (rev.)
HCC. KoopA signaller in peril, he too can make a bloomer mixing up red with blueanag. of peril he too; 2 defs., see heliograph
HCG. G. LawranceSignalling device salvaged from a small observation post on the Loireanag. of OP the Loire; see heliograph
HCT. W. MelluishHue and cry after Persephone of the North, if you get the figure of speechio following Hel + trope
HCA. P. O’LearyPica Cerasina: variety of Ohio petrel: green with red spotsanag.; Pica Cerasina jocularly = cherry pie; pica = magpie = pie, cerasus (L.) = cherry tree
HCP. H. TaylorThe poor lie, in the rough, may give cause for momentary reflectionanag.; ref. bad lie in golf; see heliograph

Runners-Up in competition 106 to:

M. AndersonA. B. GardnerMrs F. LaingRev H. M. Springbett
C. Allen BakerS. B. GreenR. LeslieW. H. Thorne
E. A. C. BennettP. GrossR. LumleyH. S. Tribe
D. L. L. ClarkeP. A. HarrowT. A. MartinJ. Walton
G. H. ClarkeG. A. HornsbyJ. G. MilnerL. C. Wright
E. G. DurhamD. M. JamesD. G. C. MockridgeJ. S. Young
L. E. EyresMrs L. JarmanW. K. M. Slimmings 
J. A. FloodE. A. G. JunksO. Carlton Smith