Ximenes Competition No. 821  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  817  |  825  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
821 Oct 1964SOMERSET normal22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs B. LewisHardy girl’s up to an intake of half a gallon, when dry: a tumbler will do meomer in Tess (rev.); ref. Tess of the d’Urbervilles
SecondG. PerrySeveral on right go down: more than one will in this Housesome r set; wills kept in S. House
ThirdP. W. W. LeachStrange meteors falling from Sun—Wellsian scene?S + anag.; ref. H.G.W. and Wells in S.
VHCMiss V. K. AbrahamsBath’s in here: put at least a gallon inomers in set; Bath in S.
VHCT. AndersonRand’s in certain form to make a spectacular leapR. in some, set; ref. Mary Rand, winner of gold medal in long jump, 1964 Olympics [see comments]
VHCR. T. BaxterBath here: old fool about to plunge—I’m off!(im)merse in sot (obs.); Bath in S.
VHCE. GomersallCheddar is one of my delights—but disturbed rest follows just a little!some + anag.; Cheddar in S.
VHCC. H. HudsonI’m most upset about the tongue; we’ve Bath chaps here—or a turnoverErse in anag.; Bath in S.; s. = somersault
VHCW. H. JohnsonSocialist involved with meteors—that places Wells!S. + anag.; ref. H.G.W. and Wells in S. [see comments re abbreviation]
VHCA. H. JonesWhere Virgin plays, but White no longer; met Eros’s dissipation!anag.; ref. S. cricketers R.T. Virgin, J. White
VHCT. P. KellyA revolutionary bound to give certain people disturbed rest!some + anag.; s. = somersault
VHCL. F. LeasonSpring over, we find its successor soundly established‘summer set’; s. = somersault
VHCMrs E. McFeeA catherine-wheel is something that’s seen in various English stores around the fifth of November(Nove)m(ber) in anag. incl. E; s. = somersault
VHCC. J. MorseSomewhere to go to ground after a little bit of rough and tumble: Alfred found it sosome r set (= badger’s burrow); s. = somersault; ref. Athelney Abbey in S., founded by King Alfred after taking refuge there
VHCM. NewmanSouthern place around Bath, or part of itomer in S set; bath2; Bath in S.
VHCR. PostillPlace in which half-gallons (**brew!) are bound to make one rollomers in set; s. = somersault; **brew indicates Hebrew
VHCD. R. PownallSounds as if everybody isn’t agile enough to turn head over heels‘some are set’; s. = somersault
VHCT. E. SandersPart of an address written by Wells is bound to be revolutionary2 mngs.; S. follows Wells in postal address; s. = somersault; ref. H. G. Wells
VHCJ. B. SweetingTurnover—apple centre2 mngs.; s. = somersault; S. apples
VHCC. T. TullochNoble who was told he had a diseased rose with broken stemanag. of rose, stem; ref. Hen. VI. Pt. 1, II.4, “Hath not thy rose a canker, S.?”
VHCJ. F. N. WedgeBath’s here—soak and soak in it, but I’m off!(im)merse in sot1; soak = habitual drinker; ref. Bath in S.
VHCA. J. WilsonHere’s a chance to try Cheddar as the last bits of Edam and Double Gloucester hardenso + m,e,r, + set; Cheddar in S.

HCs in competition 821 awarded to:

F. D. H. AtkinsonG. CuthbertE. J. GriewMiss D. M. Perkins
J. W. BatesL. J. DavenportE. M. HornbyE. J. Rackham
T. E. BellN. C. DexterJ. G. HullG. H. Ravenor
Maj A. S. BirtI. D. DoakL. W. JenkinsonP. J. Scott
Mrs K. BissettG. H. DuBoulayE. G. JonesW. K. M. Slimmings
Rev C. M. BrounR. N. ExtonR. V. LeighT. L. Strange
C. O. ButcherMrs N. FisherH. LyonJ. T. Stringer
R. S. CaffynDr P. A. FrenchJ. D. H. MackintoshH. S. Tribe
F. A. CarterJ. FrydeD. P. M. MichaelW. D. Wigley
R. F. S. ChignellA. B. GardnerH. B. MortonMrs M. Wishart
P. M. CoombsW. F. GoodmanL. S. PearceN. D. Young