Ximenes Competition No. 51  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  50  |  52  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
51 May 1947LLANELLY normal18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs B. A. MallettAll back Orange Girl for the Welsh Town Selling Plateall (rev.) + Nelly; ref. Nell Gwyn, tin plate manufacture
SecondD. AshcroftEvery one’s backed the royal favourite for a place. Welsh!all (rev.) + Nelly; ref. Nell Gwyn; welsh, vb.
ThirdA. G. TaylorEllish town—but Evans there?cryptic def.; i.e. town with L’s, Welsh surname
HCA. H. AshcroftThe Welsh Sparta? The town’s all taken aback when deprived of Helen’s familiar formall (rev.) + Nelly; known for metalwork
HCDr G. R. Aspinwall£2 a yard and a quarter in any Welsh market-townL, L + ell in any
HCC. B. DaishMiss Gwynn met Mr. Sloper at the seaside, and the consequence was ——anag. of Nell, Ally; ref. Nell G., Ally S., comic strip character
HCJ. DuffillWhere Helen lies after all is over?—but not in Kirkconnel Lea; that’s over the wrong borderall (rev.) + Nelly; ref. Scottish ballad ‘Helen of K.’
HCC. E. GatesIt’s all up with Helen: it must be the port!all (rev.) + Nelly
HCMaj A. H. GilesThe town is all taken aback with the carrying on of the King’s mistress—look you!all (rev.) + Nelly; ref. Nell Gwyn, Welsh expression
HCJ. A. HydeWhat’ll make the Plate? Nelly, by Rebel Lal out of Welsh Walesanag. + Nelly; ref. tin plate manufacture
HCMrs L. JarmanIt’s a long lane that has no turning—hundred-yard limit in WalesL + lane + LL + y; 100 = L + L
HCMrs D. M. KissenIt’s all up with little Nell: port the cause of her downfallall (rev.) + Nelly; down clue
HCT. W. MelluishWelsh town shows what English king’s last words were all aboutall (rev.) + Nelly; ref. Charles II, “let not poor Nelly starve”
HCF. E. NewloveUn-English rugger club, surely?—all backs and one girl forward!all (rev.) + Nelly
HCR. C. PaynTwo pounds each way on the French donkey. Why, after that, you’ll never find a Welsherâne (Fr.) in LL, LL + y (‘why’); i.e. more Welsh; welsh, vb.
HCRev E. B. PeelIf pounds are put on a successful favourite from the King’s establishment, there will be Welshers all over the placeL, L + a + Nelly; ref. Nell Gwyn; welsh, vb.
HCT. E. SandersA small port and everything’s topsy-turvy and dim for Helenall (rev.) + Nelly; dim. = diminutive
HCE. D. TuthillNell and an ally compose a deathly rhymeanag.; i.e. Llanelly rhymes with deathly

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