Ximenes Competition No. 164  Ximenes Slip  |  < 163  |  165 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
164 Apr 1951NEWTON normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. A. BakerOne who is “fresh” and not well brought up is notable for making advances with his optics!new + not (rev.); ref. Conduitt’s description of a “fresh-faced” 23 year-old I. Newton and his early years, fatherless with absentee mother
SecondR. PostillWest Country Abbot associated worldly attractions with forbidden fruitN. Abbot, Devon; N.’s law of gravity; apple, Adam & E.
ThirdD. P. M. MichaelFollowing modern fashion, this scientist had attractive explanation for the Fall in the Gardennew, ton; N.’s law of gravity; apple, Adam & E.
HCE. S. AinleyDealt with light subjects with force and gravity in the modern stylenew, ton; ref. N.’s theory of light/law of gravity
HCRev B. ChapmanHe realised the gravity of the situation, but went rashly onanag. + on; ref. N.’s law of gravity
HCF. A. ClarkCambridge man that conceived the long pull—modern stylenew, ton; ref. N.’s Law of Universal Gravitation
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonModern heavy-weight; he early discovered why bodies fallnew, ton; ref. N.’s law of gravity; boxing
HCS. GoldieStudied small weight—and the light brokewt. in neon; ref. A. Pope’s epitaph to N.,“and all was light”
HCMrs K. N. GrahamPhilosopher: he found the world very attractive, so work went on erraticallyanag.; ref. N.’s law of gravity
HCJ. Hardie KeirIn all gravity, he proved the obvious—there’s little weight in a light gaswt. in neon; N.’s law of gravity
HCG. G. LawranceDevonian Abbot who originally associated the apple with the reason for the FallN. Abbot, Devon; N.’s law of gravity; apple, Adam & E.
HCA. R. McInroyThe personification of modern French fashion: he could cope with any kind of figurenew, ton; mathematician
HCE. L. MellershBarrow boy (modern style) studied fruit and knew how to make moneycryptic def.; Isaac B. was Newton’s tutor; apple/N.’s law of gravity; Master of Mint
HCC. J. MorseUnfortunately I had that Diamond, or I could have won ten by ruffinganag.; ref. Bridge and Newton’s legendary Dog called D.; see Brewer or ODQ
HCW. B. O’HanlonHe was a kinematic pioneer and spotted stars like Robertref. R. Newton, film actor, popular in 1940s/1950s
HCE. R. PrenticeDown goes the current heavy-weight! He explained why!new, ton; N.’s law of gravity
HCT. E. SandersNone could be more productive of illumination about weightwt. in neon (anag. of none) & lit.; ref. N.’s law of gravity
HCL. E. ThomasUnaccustomed to fashion, he had novel ideas about what attracted every bodynew, ton; N.’s law of gravity
HCH. S. TribeHe observed profoundly that states of repose went on unchanged or—went on changedanag.; ref. N.’s First Law of Motion
HCL. C. WrightExponent of light composition—modern stylenew, ton; ref. N.’s Theory of Light
HCJ. S. YoungModern style writer of light literaturenew, ton; ref. N.’s Theory of Light

Runners-Up in competition 164 to:

A. N. ClarkT. O. HughesE. G. PhillipsJ. F. N. Wedge
T. N. DowseMrs L. JarmanD. W. ReedsL. E. Woodage
L. E. EyresA. F. LerrigoMiss D. Salmon 
J. A. FloodC. H. MacmillanL. D. Wakely 
P. A. HarrowF. E. NewloveJ. Walton