Ximenes Competition No. 215  Ximenes Slip  |  < 213  |  217 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
215 Jan 1953BUCKFASTLEIGH normal21

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. W. MelluishAn order of black hue, given gifts, here reconstructedanag. & lit.; B. Abbey (reconstructed post 1882), Benedictines “black monks”
SecondJ. P. LloydHere abstinence is observed within, while, without, the stag is pursued by one of the Huntsfast3 in buck1 Leigh & lit.; B. Abbey; Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b.1784; Dartmoor Hunt
ThirdMiss D. W. TaylorThere’s something bigger than Hamlet in the Moor, shaking a huge black fist!anag.; i.e.. B. in Dartmoor larger than a hamlet; Othello IV:1, striking of Desdemona
HCE. S. AinleyHunt chasing stag (or dashing fellow!) may be seen about near herefast2 (archaic) in buck1 Leigh & lit.; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b.1784; Dartmoor Hunt
HCJ. W. BatesA dandy set, a famous Desdemona —here’s the place to go to see the Moor!buck1, fast2 Leigh; B. on edge of Dartmoor; Vivien L. played D. on stage
HCP. BrownHind’s master settled here before acquiring the name of Elizabethan herobuck2 fast2 Leigh & lit.; ref. Amyas L., Westward Ho!; Drake, Golden Hind [see comments]
HCW. M. EastherA pleasant Devonshire retreat for the man-about-town, if the gals get awkwardbuck1 + anag. B. abbey
HCMrs N. FisherThere’s a place of retreat for a game beast swiftly chased by a well-known Huntbuck1 fast1 Leigh & lit.; B. Abbey; Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b. 1784; Dartmoor Hunt
HCB. J. IliffeDarts? There’s one here; try to throw a snappy 50. Not quite—8!buck1 (vb.) fast1 L eigh(t); i.e. darts (sing.) = Dart (river at B.)
HCMrs L. JarmanSpecies of cart—reckless Old Uncle Tom—non-existent horse: that’s a well-known Devonshire hauntbuck2 fast1 (Cob)leigh; Uncle T.C., Widecombe fair; cob1; B. Abbey reputedly haunted
HCM. J. JonesFound on the edge of Dartmoor the thugs file back disconcertedanag.; B. on edge of Dartmoor; Dartmoor prison
HCD. P. M. MichaelHunt follows quickly upon heels of quarry near Princetownbuck1 fast1 Leigh; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b. 1784; Dartmoor Hunt
HCC. J. MorseTry to throw quick fifty followed by double four. No, not quite. Dart’s just outside itbuck1 (vb.) fast1 L eigh(t); Dart, river flowing past B.
HCF. E. NewloveWhere’s the Benedictine? Gone west—I’ve upset the big caskful!anag.; B. Abbey, Benedictine monks
HCR. PostillJump to it! Then if the lags should be unruly, you can find sanctuary across the Moorbuck1 (vb.) + anag.; B. Abbey; Dartmoor prison
HCN. J. ReedHunt after deer near herebuck1 fast2 (archaic) Leigh & lit.; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b.1784; Dartmoor Hunt
HCT. E. SandersHunt goes on resolutely after a negro just out of Dartmoorbuck1 (offensive) + fast2 + Leigh; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b.1784; B. on edge of Dartmoor
HCR. I. SavageI’ve got the light fuse back in order, but my neighbours, though in order, are still in the darkanag.; B. Abbey, Benedictines “black monks”
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsHere one might get worsted by a famous Moor, shaking huge black fist!anag.; B., edge of Dartmoor Associated with wool trade; Othello IV. i, striking of Desdemona
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsWhere a famous Hunt follows hard after the deer?buck1 fast2 Leigh & lit.; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b.1784; Dartmoor Hunt
HCI. YoungHere in Devon you’ll find deer disinclined to run before the jolly old Huntbuck1 fast2 Leigh; ref. Leigh Hunt, Eng. writer and critic, b.1784; Dartmoor Hunt
 

Runners-Up in competition 215 to:

T. E. BellT. DwyerD. S. JohnsonK. Reed
E. R. BestJ. A. FloodMiss M. H. H. JohnstonP. H. Rowley
A. J. BissetF. D. GardinerW. L. MironMiss E. F. C. Sanders
Mrs A. L. BoormanI. C. GilchristA. P. O’LearyJ. A. L. Sturrock
R. M. S. CorkS. GoldieS. L. PatonP. H. Taylor
G. N. CoulterC. P. GrantMrs M. G. PorterH. T. R. Twyford
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonR. R. GreenfieldE. R. PrenticeJ. B. Widdowson
D. A. DoddsD. HawsonMaj J. N. PurdonP. R. Wilson
E. C. DoubleD. HendersonH. Rainger 
Brig W. E. DuncanL. W. JenkinsonC. P. Rea