Ximenes Competition No. 902  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  900  |  907  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
902 May 1966WINCOPIPE normal16


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. B. StubbsIt used to be quoted in weather lore—start about the first of October to ploughO pip3 in wince
SecondT. E. SandersThis style of red bloomers is antiquated; mine used to lead the company to whistle!win (= mine, vb.) co. pipe
ThirdH. RutleyVictory, said Celtic before the whistle: it was a bloomer!win co’ (= quoth) pipe
VHCF. D. H. AtkinsonCould be chewed up in cow but while flowering in fields served as a rustic barometeranag. + pipe; but = butt, pipe
VHCE. C. BinghamAn old name for a wayside flower with blossom in a rich red colourco- (prefix) + pip (= blossom), all in wine, & lit.
VHCMrs K. BissettLeads to Percy’s pseudonym—well, not exactly—it’s obsolete in Chambers’s New Editionanag. of initial letters, & lit.; ref. Sir Percy Blakeney, the Scarlet Pimpernel
VHCP. M. CoombsTake over small firm with tube producing plant that’s old-fashionedwin co. pipe
VHCJ. FrydeOld-world plant, with blossom in a rich red colourco- (prefix) + pip (= blossom), all in wine
VHCA. H. JonesOld country flower with blossom in rich red colourco- (prefix) + pip (= blossom), all in wine
VHCR. E. KimmonsCommon old garden weed with a flower in redco- (prefix) + pip (= blossom), all in wine
VHCL. F. LeasonOriginal version of The Scarlet Pimpernel screened in P.O.W. epicanag.; screen = sift, sort
VHCMiss M. J. PatrickIt opened wide in nice conditions; otherwise, perhaps, it pointed earthwardsinitial letters, & lit.
VHCMrs E. M. SimmondsThe Baroness’s title was locally a success but the County has muscled in!Co. in win pipe; but = butt, pipe; ref. ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ by Baroness Orczy
VHCW. K. M. SlimmingsOld red bloomers made me succeed in getting C.O. to whistle!win CO pipe
VHCBrig R. F. E. StoneyEffect with tube obtained by obsolete form of poor man’s weatherglasswin co- (prefix) pipe
VHCG. R. WebbOld countryman’s flower opens when illuminated, nocturnal closing of petals indicates phototropism’s endedinitial letters

HCs in competition 902 awarded to:

E. S. AinleyMiss D. CondorT. P. KellyC. J. Morse
W. G. ArnottR. M. S. CorkC. KoopM. Newman
C. Allen BakerMrs M. P. CraineA. LawrieR. Postill
Mrs H. M. BarclayA. J. CrowJ. H. C. LeachE. J. Rackham
Mrs D. BarkerN. C. DexterMrs B. LewisP. J. Reardon
E. A. BeaulahFlt Sgt J. DromeyJ. D. H. MackintoshJ. G. Stubbs
Lt Col R. L. BellS. GoldieDr T. J. R. MaguireA. Turner
R. BrainE. GomersallMrs E. McFeeJ. D. Walsh
R. E. C. BurrellF. H. W. HawesE. L. MellershMrs M. P. Webber
A. C. BurtonMiss K. A. HowarthT. W. MelluishJ. F. N. Wedge
C. O. ButcherJ. G. HullD. P. M. MichaelRev C. D. Westbrook
R. S. CaffynL. JohnsonJ. G. MilnerG. H. Willett
Mrs J. ChalkleyB. JordanT. K. MilsomM. Woolf
P. ClemowSir S. KayeP. H. Morgan