Ximenes Competition No. 79  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  78  |  80  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
79 Jun 1948SALOME normal16


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMaj G. W. ShepherdPerplexed damsel wanting a head and requiring nothing moreanag. of (d)amsel incl. 0 and literal mng.
SecondT. E. S. JobsonShe danced up and down in front of the Lords and demanded a capital levy!cryptic def.; ref. Mark 6:21
ThirdJ. H. DingwallMeal so arranged requires no dressing but capersanag.
HCE. J. BeltBoy! What a strip-tease! When she took off almost everything, there was still some left!al(l) in some
HCC. B. JoynerJust a tripper needing no meals cookedanag. of 0 meals
HCF. C. MacIntoshShe did a capital take-off and got an Oscar for her portrayalcryptic def.; O. Wilde; head of John the Baptist
HCD. Marsh-SmithA Baptist lost his head to her and a Sabbatarian, Lollard and Methodist might do the sameSa Lo Me
HCT. W. MelluishHer pa was decidedly not anti-her pascryptic def.; i.e. Herod Antipas; pas = dance steps
HCD. P. M. MichaelShe wouldn’t take half a crown for herself but she did for Johncryptic def.; J. the Baptist; ref. Mark 6:23, “up to half my kingdom”
HCA. MontgomerieYoung artiste with good head for footwork gets an Oscarcryptic def.; O. Wilde; head of John the Baptist
HCF. E. NewloveDancer who appeared in seven films and came to London in ’05cryptic def.; i.e. seven veils; production of Wilde’s S.
HCW. O. RobertsonA filly that had to be given her headcryptic def.; head of John the Baptist
HCA. H. TaylorMarkswoman (under an assumed name) dances away with the King’s Prizecryptic def.: S.’s name not mentioned in Mark 6; Bisley; i.e. Mark’s woman; King Herod
HCJ. ThomasDamosel danced away aheadanag. of (d)amosel, & lit.; i.e. away, a head
HCCapt C. TyersHistory credits her with a man’s head, she was so male by dispositionanag.; head of John the Baptist
HCJ. S. Youngohn with the dance, she saidcryptic def.; i.e. John the Baptist lost head

Runners-Up in competition 79:

D. AshcroftD. HawsonMrs MallettD. I. Randell
P. A. BarrowH. J. HendersonB. MurrayT. E. Sanders
J. L. BrooksJ. G. JenkinsA. E. NorthO. Carlton Smith
R. A. W. CohenG. G. LawranceRev E. B. PeelR. Taylor
J. DuffillR. C. MacfarlaneE. G. PhillipsF. L. Usher