Ximenes Competition No. 39  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  38  |  40  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
39 Dec 1946GNATHIC normal16


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstP. M. CoombsAbout two we open for refreshments: you can get gin and have a chat hereanag. of gin, chat; i.e. pair of jaws
SecondMaj D. P. M. MichaelMix a gin and chat of chaps we messed withanag.; chaps = cheeks
ThirdC. B. JoynerThis sock would be a striking giftcryptic def.; i.e. sock in the jaw
HCC. B. DaishA Hundred in Gath Slaughtered. Samson’s Weapon Describedanag. incl. C; jawbone of an ass, ref. Judges 15:16
HCCdr H. H. L. Dickson, RNHang it, chaps! Barring accidents it could be the making of youanag. less haps, & lit.; chaps = cheeks
HCG. W. H. EdgcombDescribes the basis of the upper and the lower setcryptic def.; teeth
HCL. E. EyresLittle Gaius, hating being chewed up, coins an uncomplimentary epithet for Orbiliusanag. incl. C; ref. O. Pupillus, strict teacher of G. Catullus
HCS. B. GreenIt’s choppy; the night short crossing is disorganisedanag. incl. ac. (= crossing); i.e. like chops
HCC. H. Hudson100 in Gath routed (but Samson managed 1000 with such a bone)anag. incl. C; jawbone of an ass, ref. Judges 15:16
HCRev E. B. PeelYou get cheeky, or near it, in calling a sovereign a thick ’unhidden
HCR. PostillAching teeth can give you such pain—even if you have nearly all of them outanag. of aching t(eeth), & lit.
HCW. O. RobertsonRunning a temperature together with aching of the jawsanag. incl. t (= temperature)
HCA. RobinsThis motion is defeated by gaggingcryptic def.
HCJ. F. SmithA nasty taste comes back with an involuntary spasm of the jawstang (rev.) + hic
HCG. O. SmithWhen tea is tucked into aching of the jaws may be producedanag. incl. t (‘tea’)
HCL. E. ThomasSort of exercise one gets from chatting with half one’s dental set missinganag. less t; d and t are the dental consonants

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