Ximenes Competition No. 130  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  128  |  135  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
130 Apr 1950MODERN normal18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. E. SandersCurrent’s just right for the fleet to get under waymode RN
SecondS. B. GreenFar-from-ancient mariners following a decorative little piece!mode RN; mode in lacemaking
ThirdB. W. WebsterPresent-day way to join the Navy: just put R.N. at the bottom of the formmode RN, twice
HCE. S. AinleyDoes custom prevent sailors getting fresh?mode RN; prevent = precede
HCF. A. ClarkFall of Rome not dated? That’s right—not datedanag. of Rome n.d.
HCD. L. L. ClarkeSmall decorative piece the Navy’s after—quite unlike the girls of the old brigade!mode RN; mode in lacemaking
HCL. E. EyresThis kind of German is absorbed in die Wacht am Oder nowadayshidden; R. Oder, post-war German border [strictly, ‘an der Oder’]; cf. song ‘Die Wacht am Rhein’
HCG. G. LawranceRecent attempt to introduce monarchy broken by Communist risingred (rev.) in mon.
HCMrs E. L. LucasLatest from Reno—750 couples reunited!anag. of Reno MD; i.e. 2 × 750; ref. Reno, NV, divorce capital
HCMiss I. F. MarchantLatest fashion service—remake or mendmode RN, anag.
HCLt Cdr W. G. MarshallMighty battleship of French Navy is present-day state secretMo de RN, Mo. dern2; ref. USS Missouri, “Mighty Mo”
HCC. J. MorseIt’s late, but never too late to mar or mendanag.
HCA. C. OkellOne who lives to-day would find even a short month dreadful in Shakespeare’s timemo. dern2
HCE. W. PadgettWill make or mend so that you can hardly tell it from newanag.
HCE. J. RackhamM.N.D. “O’er” should be amended. Instances of this kind in As You Like Itanag.; ref. AYLI II.7, “… wise saws and m. instances”
HCA. R. ReadUp-to-date style navy two-piece ensemblei.e mode and RN
HCA. H. TaylorRecent division reveals Minister of Health in hidingMO dern2; M. of H. = doctor
HCCapt C. TyersQuite recent? Yes—just a month-dead-kidney diseasemo. d. + anag. of ren.

Runners-Up in competition 130:

G. R. M. BeadleMrs D. FullerMrs F. LaingRev F. R. Standfast
E. J. BellMrs J. O. FullerA. F. LerrigoMiss D. W. Taylor
D. ConnellC. C. M. GiffinI. M. NewallP. H. Taylor
S. A. CooperI. C. GilchristP. M. NeweyRev K. G. Thompson
E. DaviesS. GoldieRev E. B. PeelH. S. Tribe
J. H. DingwallD. E. G. IrvineG. W. PughE. Wainwright
Maj A. J. DouchRev M. JarvisN. J. ReedA. G. H. Walde
Mrs N. FisherE. E. R. KilnerMrs J. Robertson 
B. FrancoC. KoopE. O. Seymour