Ximenes Competition No. 154  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  153  |  155  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
154 Nov 1950RABBIT normal25


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstT. E. SandersSaving up a little does multiply it quicklybar (= except) (rev.) + bit; does = females
SecondD. P. M. MichaelA B.R. casualty—got teeth into bun!anag. + bit; ref. British Railways catering
ThirdP. M. NeweyHe doesn’t play games well: you don’t know him if you say he does2 mngs; i.e. does are shes
HCC. A. BakerSave up: a little in the bank will soon multiplybar (= except) (rev.) + bit
HCJ. W. BatesTail-ender, but good for the odd hat-trick!2 mngs; ‘r. out of a hat’
HCMaj H. L. CarterSomething that does produce a poulette du garenne for restaurateurs!cryptic def.; does = females; euphemism for r. on menus
HCJ. C. ChavasseQuick in the field, and does maintain his speedy delivery—otherwise a poor player2 mngs; does = females; ref. cricket
HCG. CorderyInside scratch? Some yarn, he’s a hopeless playerabb in rit; see Chamb.; ref. golf
HCL. E. EyresMaster at tennis? No, indeed, he’s not got beyond the initial stageRabbi + t(ennis), & lit.
HCMrs N. FisherBunting’s out for me and the band’s turned up. The boring part comes afterbar (rev.) + bit; ref. rhyme ‘Baby Bunting’, “gone to fetch a r. skin”
HCA. R. FraserHarvey unfit to play in Tests—problem for Australia3 mngs.; ref. Neil Harvey, cricketer, and play and film ‘Harvey’
HCS. B. GreenLet up a little for me!bar (= let) (rev.) + bit, & lit.; i.e. poor player
HCJ. P. LloydGame I may be, but no ‘gamesman’—though Potter made one of my family famous2 mngs.; ref. Stephen P., ‘Gamesmanship’ and Beatrix P., ‘Peter Rabbit’
HCC. C. McInroyWhat a yarn! Scratch round for twenty-four-handicap man?abb in rit; ref. golf
HCF. E. NewloveShut up a little! You can have a muffin OR a bun. (What breeding!)bar (rev.) + bit; muffin = fool at games
HCR. PostillA hopeless bat perhaps has the makings of a first-class bowler2 mngs.; felt for hats
HCG. W. PughA 24-handicap man? Forget the yarn: he’s scratch at St. Andrewsi.e. rabbit less abb = rit; ref. golf
HCW. RennieRound in say 99. The doctor to a tee!rabbi + t; ref. golf
HCH. B. RidleyGreen on the courts, and courts on the green!2 mngs.
HCA. RobinsHarvey is a poor batsman? Confound it, he gets his scores at a phenomenal rate!3 mngs; r. = confound!, gets = begets; ref. Neil Harvey, cricketer, and play and film ‘Harvey’
HCE. O. SeymourAn heroic success at multiplication can be a game failure in addition2 mngs.; m. = reproduction
HCMrs E. S. G. SheehanA poor player; still, if he keeps off the gin and knows the part backwards, he may yet get the lead2 mngs.; gin = trap = part (rev.); lead = shot
HCF. G. SimmsMy stock is unlimited and I often break the bank, but seldom have I three figures to my name2 mngs.; stock = family; century in cricket
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsOne that does produce something out of a hat occasionally!cryptic def.; i.e. poor player; does = females; ‘r. out of a hat’
HCDr D. W. WilliamsGood runmaker and has makings of a fine bowler, but not worth his place in the fielddouble mng.; ref. felt for hats and cricket

Runners-Up in competition 154:

E. S. AinleyS. GoldieJ. JonesB. Rowbotham
Mrs BeggC. D. HardingC. KoopJ. L. Ruddle
F. A. ClarkR. W. HawesG. G. LawranceA. E. Smith
D. L. L. ClarkeH. C. HillsR. H. LemonR. I. Sutherland
A. E. ClaytonH. J. HowellsT. W. MelluishR. G. Tate
Rev H. J. CreesR. N. H. HughmanE. G. PhillipsA. H. Taylor
T. N. DowseL. R. HuxtableMrs M. PorterL. E. Thomas
Brig W. E. DuncanB. J. IliffeE. J. RackhamE. W. Tulloch
W. EiteMrs JarmanH. RaingerH. D. Wakely
S. R. GibbsL. W. JenkinsonD. W. ReedsJ. F. N. Wedge
P. G. W. GlareC. V. JonesE. W. RichartSqn Ldr G. Wright