Ximenes Competition No. 156  Ximenes Slip  |  < 155  |  157 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
156 Xmas 1950LAVEROCK normal18

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. A. BakerOne-pound Hailstone Found in Field—Morning HeraldL, ave, rock; field lark; ref. newspaper published until 1869
SecondC. E. GatesLook fondly over King’s College backs. You may hear its carols in the distancela2 + anag. of over + KC (rev.); fondly = foolishly, i.e. anag. indication
ThirdR. PostillTake the stone to rest in Scotland—not everyone’s idea of a larkrock following lave2; ref. theft of Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950
HCE. S. AinleyI’m up early so often carol singing I must have rest and quiet nowlave2, rock2, i.e. rock baby to quieten
HCS. BellBath stone destined for Heaven’s Gatelave1, rock; ref. Shakespeare’s “Hark, hark, the lark”
HCO. Carlton SmithI’m a little dicky with that early morning feeling, but only rest and quiet are needed to get me rightlave2, rock2, i.e. rock a baby to quieten
HCJ. C. B. DateI can get very high when I sing, but I need rest and quiet afterwardslave2, rock2, i.e. rock a baby to quieten
HCMrs N. FisherA flyer, one hears, may account for a pound hailstoneL, ave, rock
HCS. B. GreenA lot of “debunking” has been done in my time. What’s left to throw stones at?lave2, rock; up with the lark, i.e. out of bunk
HCJ. JonesDid the Abbey thief say ‘I —— for a lark?’i.e. ‘I’ll ’ave a rock’; ref. theft of Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950
HCE. L. MellershA little bird tells what is left in Scone—large detached stoneaver2, rock; ref. theft of Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950
HCD. P. M. MichaelWhat Scots have left with a large stone? This is an unusual larkaver2, rock; ref. theft of Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950
HCW. L. MironRest quiet and I’ll sing to youlave2, rock2 , i.e. rock a baby to quieten
HCC. J. MorseThe possessor of a delicate tongue leaves for the dining-room before the cocktaillaver1 + (c)ock; lark’s tongues valued as delicacy
HCM. NewmanI rise early to wash and put the baby to sleeplave1, rock; up with the lark
HCE. J. RackhamMorning Herald exposes bad over-centralisation and shortage all roundanag. of over in lack; ref. newspaper published until 1869; housing/food shortages after the war
HCH. B. RidleyScots leaving with the Stone? What a lark!lave2 rock; ref. theft of Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950
HCT. E. SandersAn early Whistler in wash and chalk perhaps?lave1, rock; Rex W., painter
 

Runners-Up in competition 156 to:

G. BownessA. Forster-CooperC. KoopH. Rainger
Rev B. ChapmanJ. H. GawlerCapt G. LanghamD. W. Reed
H. ChownS. GoldieG. G. LawranceE. O. Seymour
J. C. R. ClaphamG. M. GwynnG. M. MercerW. K. M. Slimmings
Miss L. M. CollinsJ. Hardie KeirF. E. NewloveA. E. Smith
T. G. CordesP. A. HarrowW. B. O’HanlonR. E. Stephens
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonF. H. W. HawesRev E. B. PeelH. S. Tribe
B. Donne-SmithB. J. IliffeMrs M. G. PorterE. F. Watling
L. A. DunnW. IslipG. W. Pugh