Ximenes Competition No. 109  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  108  |  110  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
109 Aug 1949PERI normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. TalmanSindbad had one in every pieranag.; ref. “girl in every port”
SecondW. O. RobertsonThe hob is back in the fireplacehob2; hidden rev.
ThirdA. C. NorfolkLittle blighter ripe for reforminganag.
HCE. S. AinleyWhen a soft answer has turned away wrath, the spirit is composedp + ire (rev.); Proverbs 15:1
HCE. J. BellA sprite, ripe for mischiefanag.
HCRev B. ChapmanImagine her charming the heart of a Titan!hidden in Hyperion; i.e. she is imaginary
HCD. H. ClaytonHaving more than three feet, this fairy can certainly get around!i.e. peri with meter = perimeter
HCC. B. JoynerImagine being caught from a swipe right on the edge of the boundary!hidden; peri-meter; i.e. being you imagine
HCG. G. LawranceShe stood at the gate but wasn’t given an opportunity to see over itperi(scope); ref. Thos. Moore, ‘Paradise and the P.’
HCA. R. McInroyIs this a spirit that turneth away wrath softly?ire p (rev.); Proverbs 15:1
HCD. P. M. MichaelExperience includes being seen with Peer at Savoyhidden; ‘Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the P.’, Savoy opera by G & S
HCR. MillsDo you want some delicious spirit? Answer softly and turn the wrath to come!p + ire (rev.); Proverbs 15:1
HCD. G. C. MockridgeShe was created by Persians not lacking in imaginationPersians less sans
HCP. M. NeweyFay lacks the opportunity to get an Observer over the seaperi(scope)
HCR. C. PaynShe might be seen with a Peer at the Savoy or with me disguised at the Empireanag. of (Em)pire; ‘Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the P.’, Savoy opera by G & S
HCRev E. B. PeelMy parents came down in the world, but I was once seen with a peer at the Savoy‘Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the P.’, Savoy opera by G & S; “begotten of fallen spirits” (Brewer)
HCH. RaingerAngelic child gives the right answer—soft, and turning away wrathp + ire, (rev.); ref. Thos. Moore, ‘Paradise and the P.’; Proverbs 15:1
HCMrs E. ShackletonAbout ripe at the bottom of our gardenanag.; “There are fairies …”
HCMiss D. W. TaylorLadies’ cricket team in Germany? Comes from Persia, but no sex appeal!Persia less SA; elf (Ger.) = eleven

Runners-Up in competition 109:

Maj P. S. BainesG. D. DunlopJ. JonesD. W. Reed
C. Allen BakerMiss R. Le S. FilleulJ. Standard JonesA. Robins
W. H. BallantyneMrs N. FisherC. KoopF. Rose
E. P. BarrettMiss J. M. ForsythMrs F. LaingW. K. M. Slimmings
Dr A. H. BaynesS. R. GibbsA. F. LerrigoO. Carlton Smith
J. BuistC. C. M. GiffinR. W. LerrigoW. C. Tame
E. F. ClaytonS. B. GreenJ. P. LloydMiss A. C. Tatham
Miss C. CoenMiss I. M. HauberC. J. MorseA. H. Taylor
H. J. ConnellH. C. HillsJ. D. P. O’LearyH. L. Tinkler
H. D. CowanC. H. HudsonG. H. PodmoreD. L. Tuckett
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonD. S. JohnsonR. PostillSqn Ldr G. Wright