Ximenes Competition No. 209  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  207  |  211  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
209 Dec 1952ELAPSION def. IMPERIAL Wrong Number17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. C. W. SpringbettThere is a seat for a small one in the back row for the “March of Time”seat; lap in noise (rev.); ref. newsreel series 1935-51
SecondG. N. CoulterFor passing time, a cat’s favourite seat is curled round in one’s new dressseat; lap + is (rev) in anag.
ThirdP. T. HeathGoing!—seat for a youngster in the back rowseat; lap in noise (rev.)
HCC. Allen BakerPassing is a set-back to a partner absorbed in the achievement of a grand slamgrand; pal in noise (all rev.)
HCLt Col P. S. BainesThe virtue of a dome of silence is no peal from it!dome; anag.; elapse = pass quietly
HCJ. W. BatesThe “March of Time,” seen from a seat in the back rowseat; lap in noise (rev.); ref. newsreel series 1935-51
HCJ. A. BlairSovereign a head for places in the back row: going—going—gone!sovereign; L a p(laces) in noise (rev.)
HCR. N. ChignellPartner gets into an almighty row all round for passingalmighty; pal in noise (all rev.)
HCA. B. GardnerHow time flies when you’ve a comfortable seat in the back row!seat; lap in noise (rev.)
HCR. M. GraceSlipping quietly away from seat in back rowseat; lap in noise (rev.)
HCS. B. GreenNote, in passing, that there’s a seat for a little one in the back rowseat; lap in noise (rev.)
HCB. J. IliffeMakes an aeon slip into absolute obscurityabsolute; anag. & lit.
HCL. W. JenkinsonUnfamiliar passage in Aesop about a sovereign gone astraysovereign; L in anag.; poss. ref. to fable “The Monkey as King.”
HCC. J. MorseA gliding coral-snake, not quite the animal to beard in its den!beard; elaps (l)ion
HCT. E. SandersPassage by P. & O. line’s arranged for about the first of Augustaugust; A in anag.
HCL. C. WrightSliding seat for petting in the back rowseat; lap in noise (rev.)
HCR. F. ZobelThere’s a seat in the back row, if you want to see the “March of Time”seat; lap in noise (rev.); ref. newsreel series 1935-51

Runners-Up in competition 209:

E. S. AinleyJ. G. HullSgt L. W. G. OxleyO. Carlton Smith
F. A. ClarkL. JohnsonG. PerryJ. A. L. Sturrock
B. G. H. CleggH. JoyceE. G. PhillipsJ. Thompson
P. A. DrillienMrs J. H. C. LawlorMrs M. G. PorterH. S. Tribe
W. M. EastherP. W. W. LeachJ. PotterMaj Wavell
L. E. EyresR. H. LemonM. G. Powell-DaviesR. Wells
Sub Lt W. R. EyresMiss J. LloydH. RaingerW. D. Wigley
Miss N. R. FellJ. P. LloydA. R. ReadK. R. R. Wilson
J. A. FinckenJ. MacintyreK. ReedM. Woolf
Maj A. H. GilesT. W. MelluishN. J. ReedA. J. Young
C. P. GrantK. NealeE. W. Richart 
R. R. GreenfieldM. NewmanA. Robins