Ximenes Competition No. 143  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  139  |  145  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
143 Jul 1950LAMPREY normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstH. RaingerI like a stone to lick, but split up to lick a whole quarry!lam prey
SecondE. S. AinleyFifty-one, m’sieur, impair means a sucker on the rocks!L a M. prey; ref. roulette
ThirdP. M. CoombsStrike at the quarry, so I stick to stones from the riverlam prey
ThirdMrs N. FisherI’m not the hag of my family, and my pearl becomes meanag.; hagfish
ThirdMrs L. JarmanHere’s an oil-burning vessel, truly all out to get fishlamp re(all)y
ThirdC. KoopOne reading of Mr. Paley’s evidences was too much for Henry!anag.; ref. William P., theologian, and death of Hen. I
ThirdI. J. NicholasThe abused Pym real regicide? At any rate the poor fish did kill the kinganag.; ref. John P., Parliamentarian, deaths of Charles I and Henry I
ThirdH. S. TribeMortally upset the king, the sucker—might have become Earl Pym otherwiseanag.; ref. John P., Parliamentarian, deaths of Charles I and Henry I
HCJ. H. DingwallAm always ready to give rocks a licking—but quarry has strike on!lam + prey
HCBrig W. E. DuncanThirty-six, combined with Pym (and perhaps dozens more!), brought about a tragic end to King’s Partyanag. of Lear Pym; ref. John P., Parliamentarian, deaths of Charles I and Henry I; 36 ac. = Lear
HCL. E. EyresSet light to King of Spain; finally extinguished King of Englandlamp rey (= king, Sp.); ref. death of Henry I
HCS. B. GreenEarly afternoon scramble for fish!anag. incl. p.m.
HCC. H. HudsonThe wave breaks into song—and even the fish is light-headedanag. of perm. in lay, starts with lamp
HCG. G. LawranceOne might have been ample for Henry IV and V: Henry I had more than enoughanag. + ry (4th and 5th letters of Henry); ref. ‘surfeit of l.s’
HCE. L. MellershStrike victim found on the rocks—only reply—Am Brokelam prey, anag.
HCJ. G. MilnerIf you cast softly into the rough water of the R. Yealm, you might catch this fishp in anag.; river in Devon
HCF. E. NewloveThis throws some light on Godfrey’s end as well as Henry’s!lamp + (Godf)rey; ref. G. of Bouillon, crusader, d. 1100, and death of Hen. I
HCE. R. PrenticeSecond note to M.P.—make a song about it—can’t say I’m not a sticker!re MP in lay; re 2nd tonic note
HCG. A. WainMy pearl-powder always sticks just by the mouth!anag.
HCJ. B. WiddowsonHaving got hit on the head, the victim may perhaps be caught in the gully, though not by the spinnerlam prey; spinner = angler’s fly

Runners-Up in competition 143:

C. A. BakerG. M. GwynnJ. T. OliverO. Carlton Smith
Mrs BeggD. HawsonJ. D. P. O’LearyA. H. Taylor
A. M. BernardJ. J. HollowayRev E. B. PeelL. E. Thomas
M. L. BookerF. JacksonR. PostillJ. Thompson
F. A. ClarkL. W. JenkinsonE. J. RackhamH. D. Wakely
H. EbdenA. F. LerrigoE. W. RichartJ. Walton
Mrs J. O. FullerJ. P. LloydT. E. Sanders 
D. GoddenT. W. MelluishA. J. C. Saunders 
R. G. GordonA. E. NorthA. E. Smith