Ximenes Competition No. 118  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  117  |  119  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
118 Xmas 1949MARAVEDI normal13


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. Allen BakerWinds varied in the morning: hail during the day to the north of the Pyrenees: little change to the southanag. of varied, a.m.; ave in mardi (Fr.Tuesday)
SecondW. B. O’HanlonPlease read new script of drama I’ve just recast—a real part for you nowanag.of drama I’ve; part of a real
ThirdJ. P. LloydThe wreck of his fleet without a struggle didn’t, in the issue, make Philip lose face!anag. of armad(a) + vie; ref. image of Philip II on coin
HCF. A. ClarkIn re Tadema, R.A. v. Editor of Spanish Modelling. Finding: one farthing, if that!hidden; ref. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, RA
HCJ. H. DingwallTuesday, in France: intermittent hail; in Spain, little changeave in mardi, (Fr. Tuesday)
HCA. MitchisonMonday’s weather forecast for France (by Old Moor): hail after midday to-morrowave after middle of mardi (Fr. Tuesday); Moorish coin; i.e. little change in forecast; cf. ‘Old Moore’s Almanac’
HCR. J. PocockDiscovered by a body of braves in 1501 (and by the padre in the collection?)a (b)rave(s) in MDI
HCMrs M. G. PorterSpanish main yields disappointing haulcryptic def.; main = banker’s shovel
HCA. R. ReadReached Madeira about five, changed, and saw a little of the old Spanish capitalV in anag.
HCT. E. SandersHail during Tuesday in Paris but little real change expectedave in mardi, (Fr. Tuesday)
HCO. Carlton SmithVery small change in Madrid; and in Madeira very small change, tooanag.; v. = very
HCW. B. WigleySpanish Trifle. Make it with Madeira mixture and serve about fiveV in anag.
HCJ. S. Young… Hail. Outlook for Tuesday districts Finistere—Biscay little changeave in Mardi, (Fr. Tuesday)

Runners-Up in competition 118:

E. S. AinleyDr J. N. FellMrs L. JarmanP. H. Taylor
D. AmblerMrs N. FisherCapt G. LanghamT. R. Tear
Maj P. S. BainesE. H. FreedmanG. PerryL. E. Thomas
E. A. C. BennettE. H. M. GeorgesonR. PostillCapt C. Tyers
Rev B. ChapmanS. B. GreenH. RaingerR. A. Whitley
J. L. CrosbyJ. P. HancoxH. Ingram Rees 
L. DixonE. L. HaywardE. O. Seymour 
Brig W. E. DuncanH. J. HowellsR. G. Tate