Ximenes Competition No. 93  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  92  |  94  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
93 Jan 1949BUMBLE-PUPPY normal15


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. E. Newlove Rookies’ irregular use of pack, frowned on by Battle Schoolcryptic def.; pack of cards; recruits, tyros; ref. Charles Lamb essay ‘Mrs. Battle’s Opinions on Whist’
SecondL. E. ThomasGame rounded up by inexperienced dog may spoil drivebumble puppy, 2 defs.; whist drive
ThirdC. Allen Baker“The law is a ass,” he said, joining the youth contemptuously in unruly gameBumble puppy; ref. Mr B. in Oliver Twist, ch. 51
HCR. D. BinnieWhist! Here’s a B.E.P. pump; buy fifty regardless of the rulesanag. of B.E.P. pump, buy, L; British Empire Petroleum Co.; petrol rationing
HCF. S. DanksFirst called “Twist!”; then uppish because 21 and under. But the game’s not vingt-et-unBumble + puppy; Mr B. gave Oliver Twist his name
HCC. P. GrantIt’s a poor sort of game to set the petty tyrant on the under-dogBumble + puppy; ref. Mr B. in Oliver Twist
HCS. B. GreenBattle doubtless fought strenuously; clubs, etc., employed ad libcryptic def.; ref. Charles Lamb essay ‘Mrs. Battle’s Opinions on Whist’; disorganised game
HCMrs L. JarmanThe unruly rabbit’s tricky game: get the full pack out!cryptic def.; rabbit = inferior golfer; ref. whist (game of tricks); pack of cards
HCMrs F. LaingIt’s a silly game running my two pubs with only one cockney help!anag. of my, pub, pub, ’elp
HCT. W. MelluishIf baby’s bread and butter sandwiches be plum jam, I suggest only half a roundanag. of be plum inside ‘buppy’; game of 9 holes
HCRev E. B. PeelJust the game, Alice might have thought, for the busy bee that delights to bark and bitei.e. bumble (bee) puppy; ref. flamingo croquet in ‘A. in Wonderland’
HCA. H. TaylorGame laws suspended:—the work of a petty, dogged Jack-in-officei.e. Bumble, followed by a dog; ref. Mr B. in Oliver Twist
HCP. H. TaylorUnruly behaviour at table might spoil one’s best suit!cryptic def.
HCF. L. UsherOne who wished for a clear fire would surely have preferred poker to this game!cryptic def.; ref. Mrs Bumble in Oliver Twist
HCJ. S. YoungBorn humble (says Heep—a conceited fellow none the less), I’m not allowed in the best clubsb, ’umble, puppy; ref. Uriah H.; bridge clubs, etc.

Runners-Up in competition 93:

R. H. AllenF. W. EdwardsB. A. NewmanR. H. Taylor
S. BellMrs FisherD. A. NichollsJ. Thompson
H. ChownMrs FullerA. C. NorfolkL. D. Wakely
F. A. ClarkD. HawsonH. C. PilleyJ. M. Wolstenhulme
F. L. ConstableC. B. JoynerH. Ingram ReesP. G. Woodcock
F. CropperA. F. LerrigoM. R. Sampford 
G. E. DenyerP. H. MabeyJ. C. W. Springbett 
Mrs M. E. DuncanA. D. MersonMrs Stevenson