Ximenes Competition No. 86  Ximenes Slip  |  < 85  |  87 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
86 Sep 1948ODOMETER normal28

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. W. J. NewtonBishop with nothing to do, having met with her in London, clicks at the turning of the naveOdo or 0 do, met ’er, ref. Odo, Bishop of Bayeux 1049–1067; nave2=hub
SecondRev B. ChapmanThe Home Secretary uses his motor illegally—that’ll check his career!anag. of Ede motor; ref. James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary 1945–1951
ThirdRev L. BlackburnRound the Cathedral three times (on a bike?)O dome ter
HCC. Allen Baker“It’s nothing to do with me-me-me...” This may prove a broken record0 do me ter, i.e. ‘me’ three times
HCMrs A. BarkasRecord-maker set on turning cart-wheels from Edinburgh to Romeanag. of Ed. to Rome
HCC. H. F. BentleyJust but inhuman judge on circuitOdo meter & lit.; cryptic def.; ref. Odo of Bayeux, first Chief Justice of England
HCMiss P. J. BlameyRevolver attachment—for counting the rounds?cryptic def.
HCCol CampbellHow many rounds does this indicate? O, the same on me three timesO do. me ter
HCF. A. ClarkTells tales of revolutions, disquieting me—too Red!anag. of me too red
HCF. L. ConstableI count each successive revolution to be the crack of doom heralding eternityanag. of doom, eter(nity)
HCMrs N. FisherRecords the progress of the Home Secretary, injured in a motor crashanag. of Ede motor; ref. James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary 1945–1951
HCI. C. GilchristCounter revolutionary disorder involves the Home Secretary in motor smashanag. of Ede motor; ref. James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary 1945–1951
HCD. HawsonA check on all revolutions might make me too redanag. of me too red
HCR. MacleodA counter-revolutionary is a wrong-doer to meanag. of doer to me
HCA. R. McInroyAxis associate, specialising in revolutionary measurescryptic def. ref. Axis powers in WWII
HCT. W. MelluishO for a change in moderate reform to make this revolution totter!anag. of moderate with o for a
HCD. P. M. MichaelIt’s a revolutionary measure that would make me red too!anag. of me red too
HCW. L. MironDialled instrument recording volume displaced in riveranag. of tome in Oder
HCP. M. NeweyHeadless body of long-haired star found in German river: Revolutionary measure indicated?(c)omet in Oder
HCG. H. PodmoreAxis instrument: not counter-revolution but the reversei.e., revolution counter; cryptic def. ref. Axis powers in WWII
HCP. H. RowleyCounts each turn round the cathedral three timesO dome ter
HCE. O. SeymourThe Home Secretary mixed up in the motor racket! A revolutionary measure is called foranag. of Ede motor; ref. James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary 1945–1951
HCO. Carlton Smith“Nothing to do with me … nothing to do with me … nothing to do with me” Have too many revolutions broken down my recording?0 do me ter, i.e. ‘0 do me’ three times
HCA. H. TaylorAxis Satellite checks Revolutioncryptic def. ref. Axis powers in WWII
HCT. R. TearCounter revolutionary involves Home Secretary in motor smashanag. of Ede motor; ref. James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary 1945–1951
HCJ. ThompsonYou may reorganise or demote if you like, but it’s a revolutionary measureanag. of or demote
HCE. WagstaffHome Secretary injured in motor accident: revolutionary activity indicatedanag. of Ede motor; ref. James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary 1945–1951
HCA. F. WebbRota measure set up concerning the Letters Primary of Temple, Archbishop of Canterburyre tem(ple) Odo (rev.); ref. Odo ‘the Severe’, Archbishop of Canterbury 941–958
 

Runners-Up in competition 86 to:

E. S. AinleyR. HaydenE. L. MellershT. E. Sanders
D. AshcroftJ. J. HilaryJ. MorrisonR. Savage
H. W. BristerH. C. HillsB. MurrayJ. A. Stafford
Cpl N. ChristieA. HodgkinsonB. C. NewmanW. B. Taggart
D. ConnellG. C. HowesJ. D. P. O’LearyW. C. Tame
A. G. G. CooperF. P. HusseyE. W. PadgettL. W. Titman
E. C. DoubleMrs JarmanRev E. B. PeelF. L. Usher
E. G. DurhamMrs LaingR. PostillH. D. Wakely
L. E. EyresG. G. LawranceE. H. PyleW. R. Watson-Smyth
C. C. M. GiffinJ. P. LloydT. W. RiggA. E. Wynne
P. G. W. GlareR. LumleyW. O. Robertson 
W. E. GreenD. H. J. MarchantN. F. Rogers 
J. D. HastingsG. C. MasonN. Roles