Ximenes Competition No. 941  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  936  |  945  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
941 Feb 1967HYPODERMIC normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. PostillDespondency, Reichenbach’s effect, unsolved crime … could have led Holmes to this.hyp od1 + anag., & lit., ref. R. Falls, H.’s supposed death; hyp = hypochondria
SecondE. M. HornbyJabber and do my cipher wrong? This seldom helps to win a prize.anag., 2 defs.; ref. doping, racing and Playfair
ThirdR. R. GreenfieldJunkies resort to this imaginary illness and take in perplexed medicohyp + r in anag.; hyp = hypochondria
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonIt could get you drugged, perverted into horrific vile crimedopy (rev.) in H + anag., & lit.; H, film classification
VHCJ. W. BatesIt could soothe Holmes’s head, bewildered over strange crimedopy (rev.) in H + anag., & lit.
VHCC. O. ButcherCompiling my cipher do I needle some queer people?—Well, sometimesanag.; i.e. ill and not ill
VHCV. A. R. CooperIt could make me chirpy injected with forceod1 in anag., & lit.
VHCN. C. DexterI make many a patient shout: Cor! My soft hide’s bruisedanag. incl. p
VHCW. E. GreenDo my cipher incorrectly and you will get the needleanag.; ref. Playfair
VHCSir S. KayeIt could make me rich introducing narcotic arounddopy (rev.) in anag.
VHCCapt G. LanghamTo depress with chemical action before unravelling crime. This was Holmes’s methodhyp OD + anag.; hyp = hypochondria
VHCA. F. LerrigoA shot, perhaps, something to fix the copper before risky crimehypo d. + anag.
VHCMrs B. LewisDormice in poor shape after mumps—must be shothyp + anag.; hyp = hypochondria, mumps = melancholy
VHCH. S. MasonCrack my cipher do, before you get the needleanag.; ref. Playfair
VHCMrs E. McFeeThis drug can produce morbid depression, perturbed Medical Officer criedhyp + anag. incl. MO; hyp = hypochondria
VHCD. P. M. MichaelIf poor dope is removed from this, it’ll make him cryanag. of dope him cry, & lit.
VHCC. J. MorseDrug-taking is often the basic force linking depression with random crimeod1 in hyp + anag., & lit.; hyp = hypochondria
VHCF. R. PalmerIt can produce melancholy, perverse activity, and a variety of crime.hyp + do (rev.) + anag., & lit.; hyp = hypochondria
VHCC. QuinDrug to depress, with strange force, before kinky crimehyp od1 + anag., & lit.; hyp = hypochondria
VHCN. E. SharpAgent for developing introduction of drugs leading to crime in a wayhypo + d + anag.
VHCS. SondheimMy rich dope is dispersed in solutionanag. & lit.
VHCP. H. TaylorCrack my cipher, do; it’s an acute vehicle for transmitting a solutionanag.; ref. Playfair
VHCJ. TorringtonDo do my cipher—my addicts will get the pointanag.; ref. Playfair

HCs in competition 941 awarded to:

R. AbreyE. A. CunninghamF. LunnyR. W. Shearing
W. AndersonT. DaviesJ. G. MilnerSir W. Slimmings
W. G. ArnottMiss D. FennellF. E. MorganB. D. Smith
N. S. BarrettJ. A. FinckenP. H. MorganJ. Sparrow
R. T. BaxterDr J. FosterW. G. MowforthL. T. Stokes
K. BlewettS. C. GilchristA. M’IntyreF. B. Stubbs
Rev C. M. BrounM. InnesF. E. NewloveJ. G. Stubbs
R. BurrellMaj G. J. InsleyM. NewmanA. Sudbery
E. ChalkleyMrs L. JarmanMrs N. PerryJ. B. Sweeting
A. N. ClarkA. L. JefferyE. G. PhillipsD. J. Thorpe
P. R. ClemowG. JohnstoneF. B. RamseyK. Unsworth
Mrs M. P. CraineM. A. LassmanMrs M. E. RobinsonE. F. Watling
A. E. CrowA. LawrieW. RodgersDr R. L. Wynne
J. McI. CruickshankA. D. LeggeA. G. Rowlinson