Ximenes Competition No. 217  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  215  |  219  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
217 Feb 1953DEPOSIT normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. A. FinckenOne means of making a dope refrain from standinganag. + sit, & lit.; i.e. candidate’s election d.
SecondMrs E. ShackletonA complete solution leaves none to settledep. (= departs) 0 sit & lit.
ThirdC. J. MorseIt’s difficult for the liberal to save money in the bank!2 mngs.; ref. Liberals’ poor 1950 and 1951 election results and lost d.
HCE. S. AinleyLay up or down—or one inside the otherepos in dit1, & lit.
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonLay consists of an old song written about a traditional heroic storyepos in dit1
HCJ. A. BlairExposed by the spade position, I’m a bit down on the contracthidden
HCP. M. CoombsWhat a come-down after the solution I posted so light-heartedly!anag.; d. in a solution; ref. Ximenes comp.
HCJ. A. FloodUse side, screw, and pot. This gets rid of the red and returns you to blackanag.; ref. snooker
HCS. B. GreenLay or epic poem in Spenserian strainepos in dit1
HCC. T. HattenI posted correct Solution: token, please!anag. + 2 defs.; ref. Ximenes comp.
HCR. W. HawesThe trailer of Cavalcade has positive appeal—might be a fine film(Cavalca)de pos it; ref. 1933 film
HCF. McNeillAn odd tip does put money in the bankanag.
HCE. MorganKeep safe—don’t stand around the deep-end(de)ep in do sit
HCF. E. NewloveGoes on the bottle (a common enough plight)—brought to book—sunk!4 mngs.; d. common on glass bottles; plight2; d. entered in ledger; d. sinks
HCA. E. NorthLeft ’tis hoped without aspiration for return’tis (h)oped all rev., & lit.
HCG. PerryLay: old song about series of heroic eventsepos in dit1
HCM. G. Powell-DaviesYou’ll have to readdress the letters I posted to Arlesanag.; arles (archaic) = d.
HCE. R. PrenticeFirst instalment for a fur coat?2 mngs.
HCH. RaingerIn the old song heroic events are set downepos in dit1
HCN. J. ReedPound shows a marked loss—the result of deflation3 mngs; pound2; löss = loess: defl., geological; ref. monetary deflation of the 1950s
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsWhat the lodger might do is depart, leaving no address: it’s nothing unusualdep(art) + anag. incl. 0
HCF. B. StubbsSilt from the river, helping to strengthen the banks2 mngs.
HCH. S. TribeMy lodger was allowed to stand—contrarily hoped (with suppressed aspiration) to sit(h)oped (rev.) + sit; i.e. lodge d. to stand in election

Runners-Up in competition 217:

Dr S. H. AtkinsC. E. GatesT. W. MelluishMiss R. E. Speight
C. Allen BakerC. C. M. GiffinG. M. MercerW. Steinberg
J. W. BatesD. GoddenW. L. MironE. B. Stevens
T. E. BellS. GoldieA. D. MitchnerL. T. Stokes
V. E. BrookeR. M. GraceM. NewmanJ. A. L. Sturrock
C. M. BrownG. M. GwynnA. P. O’LearyJ. D. C. Tomlin
Rev B. ChapmanC. HighamE. W. PadgettH. Walsham
R. N. ChignellF. N. HoddellT. J. PimbleyJ. F. N. Wedge
E. ClarkB. J. IliffeMaj J. N. PurdonC. E. Williams
J. ColebyF. G. IllingworthH. RotterM. Winterbottom
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonMrs L. JarmanK. E. SalmonT. Young
J. H. DingwallM. A. LassmanC. M. Sherrell 
P. A. DrillienC. J. LoweL. R. Smith 
W. EiteG. H. McConnellMiss N. Smith