Ximenes Competition No. 126  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  124  |  128  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
126 Mar 1950RASPBERRY normal16


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstCdr H. H. L. DicksonA Lloyd George product lately received by his successors2 mngs; Ll.G., popular variety of r.; ref. poor result for Liberals in 1950 Gen. Election
SecondW. L. MironA cane is needed! Present day outburst of disapproval gives one the pip!3 mngs
ThirdA. F. LerrigoMay be preserved for those whom the gods do not love2 mngs; gods = theatre gallery; r. jam
HCC. A. BakerThe cane’s responsible for my springing up from my stool!cryptic def.; stool = stump
HCF. A. ClarkIn a jam, ’Erb prays King for a dissolutionanag. incl. R; ref. Herbert Asquith’s government 1915-16
HCJ. ColebyThe bird is a kind of pie: when clipped, as it often is, makes a harsh grating noise4 mngs.; ‘give the bird’; pie = magpie
HCP. A. HarrowTo produce fruit, spray round about the end of September and the middle of March(Septem)ber, (Ma)r(ch) in anag.
HCF. H. W. HawesBird of the godscryptic def.; ‘give the bird’; gods = theatre gallery
HCMrs L. JarmanBrr …… spray and east wind! There’s little ruddy joy in the English summeranag. incl. E; wind, vb., signifies anag.
HCF. E. NewloveBird in the bush?2 mngs.; ‘give the bird’
HCG. PerrySpar tossed about by swell may be the result of the gods’ hostilityanag. + berry (= swell); gods = theatre gallery
HCA. RobinsBoo-hoot-iful frui-hoot!hoot = raspberry; cf. soup in ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Mock Turtle’s song
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsIt’s jammed, blow it! Have you a file? Swell!rasp + berry (= swell), 2 defs.
HCO. Carlton SmithShakespeare specifies figs, but from internal evidence this fruit would have done for Cleopatra just as wellref. Antony and C. V.2; asp hidden in figs and in r-asp-berry
HCMiss D. W. TaylorIn a jam? Prayers, little brother, bear fruitanag. incl. br., 2 defs.
HCL. C. WrightStrike me! Here’s a blasted sparrer by one of the fruit bushes!anag., 2 defs.; sparrow

Runners-Up in competition 126:

D. AmblerC. HighamW. D. OliverA. J. C. Saunders
J. H. DingwallC. H. HudsonA. P. O’LearyA. H. Taylor
B. FrancoJ. G. HullRev E. B. PeelL. E. Thomas
S. R. GibbsF. JacksonE. G. PhillipsH. S. Tribe
C. C. M. GiffinD. P. M. MichaelR. PostillH. D. Wakely
S. B. GreenD. G. C. MockridgeH. Ingram Rees 
D. HawsonC. J. MorseW. O. Robertson