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- adjective Of or pertaining to the
cryptic crosswordstyle used and defined by "Ximenes" (Derrick Somerset Macnutt), whereby an acceptable cryptic clue must have a precise definition, a fair subsidiaryindication, and no redundantelements beyond these.
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Ximenes + -an
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There are critics who bemoan his failure to obey strict Ximenean rules.
He then turned to the solution for yesterday’s puzzle, a strict Ximenean which had been set by his fellow compiler Albert Beamish.
Her Fearful Symmetry AUDREY NIFFENEGGER 2009
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