Ximenes Competition No. 202  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  201  |  203  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
202 Sep 1952SPALPEEN normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs L. JarmanNaughty type of Limerickcryptic def.
SecondD. J. FurleyMike gone wrong—circuit’s out of order: quiet—must he a short even nowanag. of lap’s + p + e’en
ThirdP. M. CoombsWhat a mischievous party! I need a nap! (Sleep to make up)anag.
HCE. C. BinghamSeen swallowing a mouth organ! Would he be after uttering false notes?palp in seen
HCA. J. BissetRogue who gives you a nasty slap with the business end of a hammeranag. + peen
HCJ. A. BlairThe black sheep defiles the pen with a lapseanag.
HCDr A. J. EntwistleSome monkey’s left untidy peel spread about!anag. in span
HCJ. A. FinckenBlighter of apples split half openanag. + (op)en
HCA. R. M. HooperSeen about friend Patrick denying a fraud? He’s no broth of a boy!pal + P(a trick), all in seen; see ‘broth of a boy’ in C
HCL. W. JenkinsonRip finds a disturbed nap sleep enoughanag.
HCC. KoopWanted—Cork limb. Would exchange for apples—New England varietyanag. incl. NE; limb = imp
HCE. W. PadgettUndesirable character from Limerick “There once was a hoary old tory”cryptic def.; orig. mng. of tory
HCE. R. PrenticeThis rascal gets a friend to start the puzzles in Sunday Observers!pal + p, all in S een
HCE. J. RackhamLimerick version of a mischievous fellow of Birmingham?cryptic def.; ref. George A. B.’s, Irish stories
HCA. RobinsThe Knave of Spuds!cryptic def.
HCT. E. SandersNo proper sleep and a disturbed nap mean I am good for nothinganag.
HCRev H. M. SpringbettWas the Irish broth bad or was it the baked apples en surprise? Both!anag.; see ‘broth of a boy’ in C
HCL. E. ThomasOne has a bit of spurt with a good mount—even in the Irish Sweep!sp(urt) alp e’en; sweep (sl.) = blackguard
HCA. J. YoungStewed apples and a pinch of cayenne are the ingredients for this unsavoury Irish pickle!anag. incl. (cayen)ne

Runners-Up in competition 202:

E. S. AinleyT. DwyerL. JohnsonH. B. Ridley
C. Allen BakerMrs N. FisherG. G. LawranceMrs J. Robertson
T. E. BellC. K. FosterC. J. LoweN. Roles
M. H. BenolielA. L. FreemanR. S. MeldrumE. T. Smith
E. J. BrookC. P. GrantD. P. M. MichaelH. G. Tattersall
Maj V. E. BrookeR. J. HallC. J. MorseE. W. Tulloch
B. G. H. CleggT. O. HughesF. E. NewloveF. L. Usher
D. L. ClementsF. JacksonM. NewmanM. Woolf
G. N. CoulterD. S. JohnsonMiss G. M. PreeceH. T. Young