Ximenes Competition No. 44  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  43  |  45  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
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AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. R. L. GreenWhere to find errant couples?anag. of pairs, & lit.
SecondD. Marsh-SmithWasn’t I like my dad in my pram?i.e. I in pram = Priam; father of P.
ThirdC. H. HudsonWhat’s Hecuba to him? If you know, mum’s the wordcryptic def.; H., mother of P.
HCRev L. BlackburnAlexander Herbert TurnerSir A. P. (rev.); P. also known as Alexander; ref. Sir A. P. Herbert, humorist and writer
HCA. E. BrookesHelen’s partner in the mixed doublesanag. of pairs; H., partner of P.
HCN. GrangeIn a state of equality beginning is the end of capitalpar + is
HCS. B. GreenCapital raised by notorious company promoters is standing close to paranag. of pairs, par + is; i.e. ‘two’s company’
HCC. T. HattenInterest for Helen, capital for Helène2 mngs.; Helen, love interest of P.
HCH. C. HillsCapital judge of form, yet backed the wrong horse!2 mngs.; ref. judgment of P., Trojan horse
HCE. IrvingA set of clues with acrostics [see comments]
HCH. JoyceThe nominal value of the shares is not revealed, but the capital is frankly statedpar is; pun on ‘franc’
HCT. W. MelluishTown with about 101 bally letters couldn’t be longer in any casei.e. parisyllabic less CI bally (rev.); case = inflection
HCD. G. C. MockridgeFace value is sufficient for the judge of beautypar is; ref. judgment of P.
HCRev E. B. PeelThe judge in a beauty competition is after face valuepar + is; ref. judgment of P.
HCMrs PorterLiberty! Equality! Fraternity! Strange only one of them is herei.e. par is; ref. motto of France; par = equality
HCG. E. SalisburySeek out name of foundling prince reared in Asia Minori.e. initial letters give Priam, father of P.; ref. story of Paris being left as a baby on Mount Ida
HCMiss D. W. TaylorCapital soundly realised by the banks of the sanei.e. ‘Seine’
HCL. E. ThomasState of equality exists where liberty and fraternity are proclaimedpar is; ref. motto of France
HCW. R. Watson-SmythDid Love give him the pip?cryptic def.; ref. judgment of P., Aphrodite, apple of discord
HCG. J. WillansNominal value of capital derived from braces is left untoldanag. of pairs, Paris less is = par

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