Ximenes Competition No. 700  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  694  |  703  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
700 Jun 1962SOLOMON normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. N. NesbittWise family man takes lone Whitsun hol.solo Mon.
SecondT. L. StrangeHaving 300 mistresses, no wonder I was sued for an affiliation order!cryptic def.; ref. 1 Kings 11:3 and 3:16ff
ThirdR. R. GreenfieldOne who laid down the law about the first essentials of motherhoodmo(therhood) in Solon, & lit.; ref. 1 Kings 3:16ff, and lawgiver of Athens
HCC. Allen BakerIndividual appearing to have married continuously!solo m. on, & lit.; 700 wives
HCF. D. H. Atkinson“Divide the son”—see the mother’s start comprehended. This order reveals the sagelo mo(ther) in son, & lit.; ref. 1 Kings 3:16ff
HCR. T. BaxterI commenced sagacious living—majestic, noble—interrupted regularly by love0,0,0 between s,l,m,n & lit.
HCC. O. ButcherIndividual married to a back number? A long way back, yes—but what a number!solo m. + no. (rev.); 700 wives
HCK. GibsonRuler whose seal is star-shaped or moon-shapedsol (= or, heraldic) + anag.
HCS. B. GreenSolution of a difficulty? Nothing to it! The king has cunning to spare!sol + 0 + mon(arch), & lit.
HCF. G. IllingworthA man for women: alone, set up with a thousand willing to participate!solo M on, & lit.; wives and concubines
HCL. JoyceThough he was outshone in the field, he wisely umpired the parents’ matchcryptic def.; ref. Matt. 6:29 (lilies) and 1 Kings 3:16ff
HCA. LawrieHe might have used Davidson as a second name (for one must have a second name)solo mo n.; son of D.
HCJ. D. H. MackintoshA game of cards in progress? He was no fool, and even got married during that!m. in solo on
HCDr T. J. R. MaguireAs has been stated, wanton, bedding a thousandso + M in loon, & lit.; wives and concubines
HCD. P. M. MichaelFor one thousand, forward! 700 gave me legitimate pleasure; 300 more were undoubtedly enjoyable!solo M on; wives and concubines
HCW. L. MironOf a very high order among the sageOM in Solon, & lit.; S. of Athens
HCC. J. MorseSingle at first, he ended by getting married continually!solo m on, & lit.; 700 wives
HCM. NewmanSingular songster—or pianist—married continuallysolo m. on, & lit.; 700 wives, Song of S., and 20c. pianist S.
HCR. PostillAlone with a thousand willing to participate—no wonder he was sick of love!solo M on, & lit.; wives and concubines, and Song of S. 2:5
HCR. E. ScratonSend back lawyers who miss the point: I’ll pronounce judgement!nomolo(gist)s (rev.); judgement of S.

Runners-Up in competition 700:

Lt Col P. S. BainesCdr H. H. L. DicksonH. LyonA. Robins
J. W. BatesMrs N. FisherMrs S. M. MacphersonW. Rodgers
T. E. BellF. H. W. HawesMrs E. McFeeE. O. Seymour
J. M. BennettD. HawsonE. L. MellershF. G. Simms
R. BrainMrs L. JarmanT. W. MelluishF. B. Stubbs
Rev C. M. BrounV. JenningsF. E. NewloveMiss D. W. Taylor
E. ClarkM. J. LanchesterK. PerryD. H. Tompsett
C. R. DeanMiss J. S. LumsdenE. J. RackhamJ. F. N. Wedge