Ximenes Competition No. 1106  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  1100  |  1110  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1106 Apr 1970LEXICOGRAPHY normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. P. M. MichaelWhat, if amiss, makes X go preachily potty?anag. & lit.
SecondN. C. DexterOpening for his XI—ploy Grace developed—was the famous Dr.’s artanag. incl. h; ref. Dr Samuel Johnson
ThirdM. NewmanGiving X a go, I cry “help!” when in trouble—it does helpanag. & lit.
VHCT. E. BellTheme of Chambers’s introduction, for example, or, haply, one intricately bound up with X?anag. incl. e.g., & lit.
VHCC. O. ButcherYou must know words for this chap X, e.g. roily, plaguyanag.
VHCJ. CrowtherSolving X cypher, one goal for which Chambers’s is recommendedanag. incl. I
VHCS. GoldieRevised provides X with gear—he’s original with policyanag. & lit.
VHCW. E. GreenGray X-ophile in confusion needs C. This might help himanag. & lit.
VHCMrs S. HewittExhaustive word compilation; after decoding cypher I go laxanag.
VHCE. M. HornbyGraecophil has two unknown quantities; Liddell & Scott’s work will sort that outanag. incl. x,y; ref. Greek dictionary
VHCMrs D. B. JenkinsonX recommends Geddie’s axe policy—R. H. G. given new lookanag.; ref. G.’s ed. of C.: cf. ‘Geddes axe’, 1920s economic policy
VHCL. W. JenkinsonCommander in turbulent Phrygia stuck to the law of Rome—this was Festus’s linelex + CO in anag.; ref. Acts 25 & 2c. AD lexicographer
VHCMrs B. LewisWork of a giant-hearted chap I rely on when tackling XX in anag. incl. Og; tackle = seize
VHCS. M. MansellMad editor’s first xylographic dictionary productionanag. incl. e
VHCMrs E. MorganDefining of words can be inexact—cp. Gyro: a helixanag.
VHCC. J. MorseAge and pox richly dressed was Webster’s specialityanag.; ref. lexicographer, playwright—“much possessed by death”
VHCF. E. NewloveSam’s bookmaking business employs chirpy ex-gaol characters—in harmless drudgery?anag.; ref. S. Johnson’s def. of ‘lexicographer’
VHCF. R. PalmerIt can be a help with the limits of your comprehending X, one to deceiveX I cog (vb.). in anag.
VHCG. J. S. RossJohnson’s great achievement, the destruction of gay, prolix Chéanag.; ref. C. Guevara, Lyndon J., Samuel J.
VHCC. A. SearsX with cypher has one goal, to show differently the art of defining wordsanag. incl. I
VHCMrs E. M. SimmondsOccupation making one excel verbally—involving endless hack work and semi-drudgeryanag. of I ‘XL’ hac(k) op. (drud)gery; ref. S. Johnson’s def. of ‘lexicographer’
VHCM. E. VenthamChé, gay and prolix, upset Johnson’s workanag.; ref. C. Guevara, Lyndon J. , Samuel J.

HCs in competition 1106 awarded to:

R. AbreyMrs N. FisherSir S. KayeMrs N. Perry
R. H. AdeyT. E. GirdlestoneR. E. KimmonsR. Postill
D. B. J. AmblerE. GomersallDr E. C. LanceA. Rivlin
F. D. H. AtkinsonR. B. HarlingCapt G. LanghamF. B. Stubbs
M. J. BalfourR. A. HarveyJ. LangtonJ. G. Stubbs
E. A. C. BennettG. M. HornbyL. F. LeasonH. G. Tattersall
Maj A. S. BirtF. G. IllingworthMrs E. McFeeD. J. Thorpe
Mrs A. BoyesW. IslipC. G. MillinRev C. D. Westbrook
R. BrainG. JohnstoneD. G. C. MockridgeG. H. Willett
E. ChalkleyB. F. JonesS. L. PatonD. C. Williamson