Ximenes Competition No. 121  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  119  |  122  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
121 Jan 1950SNAPSHOT normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstI. M. NewallBite on the bullet—it’s all over in next to no timesnap + shot
SecondG. G. LawranceA photo finish with two horses neck and neck coming up in the leadspan (rev.) in shot (= lead pellets)
ThirdP. G. W. GlareOne result of films was to deal a death-stroke to the short theatrical engagementsnap + shot
HCD. AmblerIt’s so warm after the sudden cold spells we take it to be a recordsnaps + hot
HCM. L. BookerNo wonder I get excited after having a bob each way on the tipster’s selection. It’s a photo finishnap in s,s + hot; bob = shilling
HCG. H. ClarkSudden exposure of pants with a mingled chorus of ohs!anag. of pants, ohs
HCMiss A. M. DaviesExecuted after hasty meal, as a result of evidence taken in camerasnap + shot
HCT. N. DowseSharper criticism should produce quick reaction in film worldsnap shot; snap = sharper, cheat (old sl.)
HCBrig W. E. DuncanBuffalobility on the films? But such a provoking word is summarily dealt with in A. P. H’s “nots”snap (= provoking word) + shot, anag.; ref. A.P. Herbert’s poems, e.g. ‘The Doctor’; B. Bill, sharpshooter
HCMrs N. FisherView taken of a short engagement by the elderly!snap + shot2 (= advanced in years)
HCA. B. GardnerThere’s only time for a quick round! Call for a double and put it on the bill!snap! (in card game) + shot (= bill)
HCP. A. HarrowFilm Flash—Crack Producer gets the Bullet!snap + shot
HCCapt G. LanghamTaking the likeliest tips into my reckoning, I forecast a photo finishnaps in shot
HCRev H. D. Owen BrownHave a quick one? The answer is in the negativecryptic def.
HCJ. D. P. O’LearyPicture, for instance, the Kings’ meeting! The shout which greets them! The motley host!snap! (in card game) + anag.
HCRev E. B. PeelSudden exposure after cold spells feverish sequelsnaps + hot
HCR. E. PooleFeels secure in the attempt: operates by daylight, and gets taken instantaneouslynaps in shot; nap = “feel drowsy and secure” in contemporary ed. of C.
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsTaken by a brownie down among the good men—and very warm indeed!nap2 in SS + hot; Brownie camera
HCG. Stanhope-LovellPhoto finish shows at least four horses coming up hot footspans (rev.) + hot
HCH. G. TattersallSteal aboard ship when it’s afire below? The answer is in the negativenap4 in SS + hot
HCL. E. ThomasGame in Spades called and only one picture-card! Result may make you look very silly!nap3 in S,S + hot2 (= called)
HCJ. ThompsonAfter a light meal one pellet will suffice: it’s taken in an instant!snap + shot
HCJ. A. WatsonIs this bitter weather really warm? The answer is in the negativei.e. snap’s hot?
HCT. WilsonUnexpected try is a proof of uneven marking by lighter elements among the All-Blackssnap (adj.) + shot; proof, i.e. first print from negative
HCL. C. WrightSecond by nine inches going up to a furious finish—it may prove a near thing at the post!s + span (rev.) + hot

Runners-Up in competition 121:

G. W. BainDr J. N. FellH. M. LeysH. B. Ridley
C. A. BakerJ. P. FordLt Cdr W. G. MarshallA. Robins
K. F. BevanC. E. GatesT. W. MelluishP. H. Rowley
Rev L. BlackburnS. R. GibbsC. J. MorseT. E. Sanders
A. N. ClarkS. B. GreenS. MumfordS. P. Shanahan
D. L. L. ClarkeP. GrossP. M. NeweyRev L. F. Simmonds
W. G. CraigenP. A. HallF. E. NewloveO. Carlton Smith
J. C. B. DateH. J. HowellsG. PerryP. H. Taylor
H. F. DixonJ. G. HullE. G. PhillipsA. G. H. Walde
F. DowW. IslipR. PostillB. W. Webster
J. P. EganC. B. JoynerE. R. Prentice 
W. J. EmersonE. L. R. KilnerH. Rainger