Ximenes Competition No. 196  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  195  |  197  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
196 Jun 1952SHAMAN / SERIAN Right and Left17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstW. K. M. SlimmingsKeep Mum! A bloke has to be a wizard—wants all I earns, roughly, would describe the old China!sh! a man; anag.
SecondMiss D. W. TaylorChinese, made tipsy by a siren—the charmer’s a false one! (He’s a wise man who keeps off spirits in Asia)anag.; a sham an
ThirdJ. A. BlairA siren in Oriental attire—believed to be an absolute charmer out East—has stirred the English maleanag.; anag. + man
HCC. Allen BakerAh Sin! Thy realm is a baited snare, drawing one in: a medium of enchantment in which a man has become enmeshed!I in anag.; anag.; ref. A.S. in Bret Harte’s “Heathen Chinee”
HCD. B. J. AmblerIt’s merely deception, if the conjuror is near producing the celestialsham an2; anag.
HCJ. W. BatesCharmer has man bewitched—content is near celestial!anag.; anag.
HCJ. W. DuffinTrouble is near for Chinese Priest who poses as a magician: he’s obviously not a real oneanag.; i.e. a sham an
HCC. E. GatesOut of the orient has arisen mysteriously a sort of witch doctor—not the genuine article!anag.; i.e. a sham an
HCR. J. HallGive me a small helping of sandwiches with ham to tuck into—wizard! But kidneys with a grilling—that’s celestial!ham in san(dwiches); anag. of reins, a [see comments]
HCL. JohnsonQuiet please! An individual, Asiatic version of The Sorcerer, composed by A. S. (Erin), completely orientalisedsh!, a man; anag.; Arthur Sullivan, Irish
HCMrs LawlorA siren, temperamental, oriental has bewitched man, the dusky charmeranag.; anag. + man
HCA. E. NorthPriest using magic to impose upon an Oriental is near being beaten upsham, an; anag.
HCR. PostillWarlock, a fellow after the English audience’s heart, is near torture to a Chinese(the Engli)sh (audience) + a man; anag.; ref. Peter W., English composer
HCE. R. PrenticeThis wizard makes the deceptive one rise the wrong way to one—indicating a Chinamansham an; anag. + an; C. = left-hander’s googly (cricket)
HCE. J. RackhamEnchanting person, quiet! A fellow easily goes astray to a siren from the Eastsh! a man; anag.
HCT. E. SandersHe does his stuff with a spell employing a wrong ’un like a Chinaman and is near achieving a total collapsesham, an; anag.; C. = left-hander’s googly (cricket)
HCF. B. StubbsArtfully a siren of eastern origin uses magic to deceive an adherentanag.; sham an; adherent, adj.

Runners-Up in competition 196:

Mrs F. BeggJ. A. FinckenC. KauffmanC. P. Rea
H. BernardD. J. FurleyJ. P. LloydE. W. Richart
T. BilsboroughH. J. GodwinR. LumleyL. J. Sears
A. J. BissetS. B. GreenH. LyonL. T. Stokes
R. N. ChignellS. HaycraftT. W. MelluishJ. Vallely
D. L. L. ClarkeJ. J. HollowayC. J. MorseRev E. J. Warner
R. M. S. CorkC. H. HudsonF. E. NewloveA. J. Young
J. H. DingwallT. O. HughesJ. W. Parr 
W. M. EastherH. W. JenkinsS. L. Paton 
L. E. EyresL. W. JenkinsonMaj J. N. Purdon