Ximenes Competition No. 147  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  146  |  148  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
147 Aug 1950GATHER normal11


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. KoopIt’s vital to get harvests—waistcoats off!anag. of get har(vests); [see comments]
SecondS. B. GreenHer bearing close to gun shows pluckgat + her; bear = be situated
ThirdL. W. JenkinsonReap what one has sewn, maybe2 mngs.; gather (n.) = pleat or fold sewn in cloth; ref. Galatians 6:7
HCG. W. BainPlait that Annie got back to fronther gat with halves swapped; ref. musical “A. Get Your Gun”
HCMaj P. S. BainesIncrease Goliath?cryptic def.; G. of Gath, i.e. Gath-er (cf. Londoner)
HCMrs L. JarmanIncrease the geyser’s ends: make pie with the heat insideanag. of heat in g(eyse)r; pie2
HCD. P. M. MichaelSwell the crowd! Gate closing within hourgate with last letter inside hr
HCW. L. MironThe Cloth may be retrograde but still includes the collectthe in rag (rev.); The Cloth = clergy; collect = short prayer
HCRev E. B. PeelBeing half senile and not quite all there, I’m always taken inga(-ga) + ther(e); gather (n) = fold or pleat
HCE. W. RichartAn Elgar finale, plainly written about the Harvestthe in (El)gar; ref. E.’s harvest anthem “Fear Not O Land”
HCT. E. SandersPluck is an essential attribute in tilting at heroeshidden

Runners-Up in competition 147:

E. W. BlishenJ. A. FloodI. W. PhillipsMrs A. L. Stevenson
Maj H. L. CarterR. W. HawesR. PostillJ. O. Tomlin
Rev B. ChapmanD. HawsonH. Ingram ReesH. S. Tribe
J. ColebyG. G. LawranceMrs J. RobertsonJ. F. N. Wedge
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonC. J. MorseE. O. SeymourJ. S. Young
Maj A. J. DouchI. J. NicholasS. P. Shanahan 
H. H. ElliottB. G. PearceW. K. M. Slimmings