Ximenes Competition No. 194  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  193  |  195  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
194 Jun 1952KNOWLEDGE BOX normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseIt takes skill to hit the coconutknowledge box2; coconut (19C sl.) = head
SecondMrs E. ShackletonNaturally the scholarship holder is at the top of the formknowledge + box1
ThirdCapt J. Burton-PageLearning to mill will enable you to make a loaf!knowledge box2; mill1 (vb.); loaf 1 (sl.)
HCC. A. BakerThe sconce yields its light to a blowknowledge + box2; sconce4
HCR. J. BowenIndulge in fisticuffs after learning leads to the headknowledge + box2; leads, n. & vb.
HCR. N. ChignellInformation on the case is found at the top of the columnknowledge + box1; spinal column
HCW. J. DuffinKeep it under your hat—a suitable catchword for an Information Bureau?knowledge box1
HCMrs N. FisherIt’s a case for Intelligence, so keep it under your hati.e. knowledge box1
HCC. E. GatesA bowler often disguises it—Knox, for example, bowled deceptivelyanag. of Knox, e.g., bowled; ref. Neville A. K., Surrey fast bowler, ret. 1910
HCS. B. GreenThere’s a block along here, but if it is crammed by coaches, we may be able to get throughcryptic def.
HCP. W. W. LeachLively case with the crown involved!nowl in kedge2 + box, & lit.
HCG. A. LinsleyThe principles of Bede glow dimly in the bosom of the Scottish reformer, but what a store of learning!anag. of Bede glow in Knox; ref. Bede, English monk and John K., Scottish reformer
HCT. W. MelluishChump, you must observe the 50 limit in the middle of Ken WoodL edge in know box3
HCM. NewmanSmall house found, following information—Chez Nous, central for main arterial routes. (Good for home if vacant!)knowledge + box1, cryptic def.; nous = intelligence; i.e. needing a care home
HCE. J. RackhamThough sometimes made to look uncomfortable by bowlers, may yet be capped for the countrycryptic def.
HCC. P. ReaThe distracted globe we’d expect to find in the great reformeranag. in Knox, & lit.; cf. Hamlet I.5; ref. John K. Scottish reformer
HCA. RobinsA tree ultimately assumes the ancestral tree’s power, and a nut appearsknowledge + box3; see “Tree of Knowledge” in C.
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsKen Wood? There’s a part that’s badly used by ramblers!knowledge + box3
HCF. B. StubbsSmall tree, after application of Golden Kew Compound, is above shoulder heightanag. + box3
HCMiss A. C. TathamWhere the mysterious gowned bloke, “X,” keeps his secrets?anag.
HCJ. ThompsonDope case to be tried here: Keep it under your hat!knowledge box1; dope = information
HCA. J. YoungSconce and butter, perhaps, obtainable from the light buffet!knowledge box2; i.e. head butt; sconce4, buffet2

Runners-Up in competition 194:

E. S. AinleyG. O. GibbA. L. JefferyL. M. Row
S. AshworthMaj A. H. GilesH. W. JenkinsJ. L. Ruddle
A. J. BissetT. E. GirdlestoneL. JohnsonT. E. Sanders
J. A. BlairA. S. GlideCapt G. LanghamE. T. Smith
C. M. BrownR. G. GordonD. ListerMrs A. L. Stevenson
Rev B. ChapmanR. M. GraceJ. P. LloydMrs C. Taylor
Miss E. C. ChapmanRev J. G. GrahamC. J. LoweMiss D. W. Taylor
D. L. L. ClarkeMrs K. N. GrahamJ. MartinJ. Thomas
B. G. H. CleggC. P. GrantMaj A. D. Martin-SperryL. E. Thomas
F. E. DixonC. R. HaighG. M. MercerH. S. Tribe
W. M. EastherP. F. HeverinJ. G. MilnerW. G. Webb
W. J. EmersonP. J. HigginsW. L. MironR. Wells
J. E. EvansA. R. M. HooperFlt Lt W. O. Mitchell 
J. A. FinckenT. O. HughesH. Rainger 
M. B. FisherMrs L. JarmanN. J. Reed