Ximenes Competition No. 291  Ximenes Slip  |  < 289  |  293 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
291 Jul 1954APAGOGE normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs N. FisherAn oblique check for the afternoon, with the latest thing in buttonsa + go in page; go (n.) = fashion
SecondMiss D. W. TaylorMonkey about with spirit to get the required proofagog in ape
ThirdR. PostillI initially get antithesis, prove absurdity—then take its antithesisego + initial letters (all rev.), & lit.
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonBy turning the argument round I can hit on the flaw and the answerego gap a. (all rev.), & lit.
HCB. D. CorbettTaking the opposite view, the thinker is led to break with what is assumed at the outsetego gap a (all rev.), & lit.
HCC. R. DeanTaking a keen interest in Gibbon makes one like the Romans’ being reduced to the absurdagog in ape; like the R. = Latin
HCL. E. EyresThis should lead to a conviction, and you’ll find one of the servants has to go insidego in a page
HCA. L. FreemanA pass back—own goal! England’s lead—this is what shows the error of the other sidea + gap (rev.) + o.g. + E
HCS. B. GreenBit of Geometry, Part I which can be grasped by a boy who attendsg(e)o in a page, & lit. [see comments]
HCR. J. HallI produce a void answer, when the contrary aspect is viewedego gap a. (all rev.), & lit.; gap vb.
HCD. P. M. MichaelFather gets excited about East End demonstration that what’s Left must be Right!pa in agog + E
HCC. J. MorseFor example, the interval between nought and one is plainly not descending—therefore the reverse is correcte.g. + gap in O, a (all rev.), & lit.
HCJ. S. PyettGood left-half in a side like this makes the other side look sillygo(od) in a page; side like this = (newspaper) page
HCE. J. RackhamFather’s back all excited with a middle cut of leg. Could we deduce “rational” conclusion from this?pa (rev.) + agog + e; ref. meat rationing
HCD. RaperThis could be demonstrated by a pedagogue, but not directlyanag. less due, & lit.
HCT. E. SandersApril time’s about only half gone—that’s a good enough reason for some showersAp. + go(ne) in age; i.e. show-ers
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsLogically, it involves showing opposite conclusion to be gagaanag. of op. (b)e gaga, & lit.
HCF. B. StubbsPrimate goes about eager to offer rebuttal of all non-conformityagog in ape
HCMiss D. TennantA giant in a split-pea? Surely a case of “reductio ad absurdum”Gog in anag. of a pea
HCM. WoolfWith this I pass to the answer by exposing the lie of the oppositeego gap a. (all rev.), & lit.

Runners-Up in competition 291 to:

C. Allen BakerCdr H. H. L. DicksonL. JohnsonG. W. Pugh
T. E. BellH. H. ElliottC. KoopN. Roles
Lt A. S. BirtJ. A. FinckenJ. LeeceMiss R. L. Saw
P. BrownD. GoddenJ. P. LloydW. Steinberg
A. N. ClarkE. GomersallE. L. MellershJ. B. Sykes
E. J. CollmanP. GraystoneR. MizelL. E. Thomas
G. N. CoulterR. W. HawesJ. W. ParrL. K. Upton
J. H. DeterdingH. HindleM. G. Powell-DaviesT. G. Wellman