Ximenes Competition No. 997  Ximenes Slip  |  < 993  |  1000 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
997 Mar 1968TREACLE normal23

 

AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs B. LewisMaterial for a black confection that might become Electraanag.; t. toffee; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
SecondA. J. CrowBlack clinging stuff becomes Electra in distressanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
ThirdJ. FrydeWhat “becomes Electra” in play? Thick dark stuff.anag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
VHCC. Allen BakerElectra complex: this exhibits excessive adherenceanag.
VHCA. L. FreemanBlandishments often bestowed upon tarts2 mngs.
VHCR. R. GreenfieldBill the Lizard’s head in a wooden frame—three sisters drew ita/c L in tree; ref. Alice in Wonderland, t. well
VHCG. S. HalseThis, rice equally, actuated carnivore’s little explosion initiallyinit. Letters, & lit.; “Pop goes the weasel”
VHCS. HewittFawning becomes Electraanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
VHCMrs E. J. HolmesFlattery, laid on thick, was meat and drink to these well-disposed sisters2 mngs; ref. Alice in Wonderland; i.e. living in a well
VHCE. M. HornbyFawning becomes Electraanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
VHCC. H. Hudson“Electra,” miscast, has sticky runanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
VHCMrs L. Jarman“Glib and oily art”, etc., that worked with Learanag. & lit.; ref. Lear I.1; work = ferment
VHCG. JohnstoneLet Acer supply thisanag. & lit.; maple; supply advb.
VHCSir S. KayeForm of electuary? Yes, usage initially expressedanag. less y, u, & lit.
VHCR. E. KimmonsFawning becomes Electraanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
VHCA. D. LeggeElectra complex, and the classic antidoteanag.
VHCLt Col D. MacfieCarroll wrote about this well, but Lear, etc., badlyanag.; ref. Alice in Wonderland, t. well, and Edward L.
VHCT. W. MelluishElectra complex left by a mother’s smears?anag.; mother = moth-hunter
VHCR. PostillSet out to catch hawks perhaps: caught a tercelanag.; hawk-moths; catch = entangle
VHCG. J. S. RossElectra complex shared by three well-educated sistersanag.; ref. Alice in Wonderland; i.e. living in a well
VHCL. J. SearsFawning becomes Electraanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
VHCJ. B. SweetingFawning becomes Electraanag.; ref. O’Neill, ‘Mourning Becomes E.’
VHCMrs M. P. WebberWhat was in the well? Absurd cat with leer? It’s the same old storyanag.; ref. Alice in Wonderland, t. well, Cheshire Cat
 

HCs awarded in competition 997 to:

C. J. AndersonDr J. FosterL. F. LeasonJ. R. Stocks
F. D. H. AtkinsonMrs J. O. FullerL. E. LodgeBrig R. F. E. Stoney
M. J. BalfourH. R. GameD. P. M. MichaelJ. G. Stubbs
A. BarkerL. H. GarrettC. J. MorseDr W. G. A. Swan
C. O. ButcherS. R. GibbsF. E. NewloveK. Thomas
E. ChalkleyR. H. F. IshamS. L. PatonM. F. Thorogood
J. F. ColdwellL. W. JenkinsonB. A. PikeH. S. Tribe
P. M. CoombsC. JonesE. J. RackhamR. P. Vincent
Mrs M. P. CraineM. A. LassmanW. RodgersJ. F. N. Wedge
J. CrowtherA. LawrieMiss D. SalmonP. Young
N. C. DexterMrs C. LeachL. G. D. Sanders 
F. E. DixonP. W. W. LeachJ. E. Smith Wright