Ximenes Competition No. 1123  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  1119  |  1127  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1123 Aug 1970MAXIMIST normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstN. C. DexterI must take endless time with Xmas crackersanag. less e, & lit.
SecondFlt Sgt J. DromeyI’m an uncrowned wit connected with Xmas crackersanag. less w, & lit.
ThirdP. HurstXmas crackers are my forte—I’m “it” with Xmas crackersanag.
VHCD. B. J. AmblerAfter an early gin I become muzzy, I talk sententiouslymax I mist
VHCE. A. C. BennettHaze follows gin before one conceives gnomesmax I mist; pause after “one”
VHCR. E. C. BurrellWho writes pithy mottoes? I’m it—Xmas crackersanag.
VHCA. A. CallandI’m it—Xmas crackers; crackers need meanag.
VHCA. J. CrowTruth, nothing less, is found within the bounds of my precept, I would have you believeaxi(o)m is in m, t, & lit.
VHCJ. A. FinckenSaw producer with opera girl having a kiss in streeta X in Mimi + St; saw3
VHCG. P. GoddardAfter the old gin I become hazy, I pontificatemax I mist
VHCMrs R. HarveyI lay down the rules—next season’s wear must go with its weatherMaxi mist; Keats, “Season of Mists”
VHCJ. LangtonI might produce a principle lacking nothing in condensationaxi(o)m in mist, & lit.
VHCMrs B. LewisI’m touching no more strong drink—it’s raging, so one has saidmax + I’m + anag., & lit.; Prov. 20:1, King James Bible
VHCH. W. MassinghamSaw man’s dampened air—after a fashion down-at-heelMaxi mist; saw3
VHCJ. J. MooreMy saws sparkle: the rule is to leave nothing out in the dampaxi(o)m in mist; saw3
VHCR. PostillLong skirt reduced visibility; one probably imagined more than one sawMaxi mist; saw3
VHCMrs I. G. SmithQueen of Sheba fell for one new-length veilMaxi mist; Solomon
VHCL. H. StewartHave I a habit of excessive length and lack of clarity? Surely notMaxi mist
VHCL. T. StokesFull-length skirt to obscure the view—I’m all for using a sawMaxi mist; saw3

HCs in competition 1123 awarded to:

Miss V. K. AbrahamsMrs N. FisherJ. C. LeylandF. R. Palmer
W. G. ArnottA. L. FreemanMrs J. MackieK. Reed
Col P. S. BainesS. GoldieA. A. MalcolmC. A. Sears
C. Allen BakerG. N. GuinnessMrs E. McFeeSir W. Slimmings
M. J. BalfourR. B. HarlingD. P. M. MichaelJ. Sparrow
T. E. BellA. HarringtonC. G. MillinBrig R. F. E. Stoney
J. M. BennettR. A. HarveyD. I. MorganJ. G. Stubbs
Mrs A. BoyesC. H. HudsonP. H. MorganJ. B. Sweeting
Mrs M. P. CraineG. JohnstoneC. J. MorseD. H. Tompsett
J. CrowtherJ. H. C. LeachF. R. OliverJ. F. N. Wedge
Mrs W. FearonP. W. W. LeachMrs K. OrrH. J. L. Withrington