Ximenes Competition No. 229  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  227  |  231  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
229 Apr 1953MASCOT normal13


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. Allen BakerUp in the morning with the sun and early bed is said to bring good fortunea.m. (rev.) + S + cot
SecondMrs E. M. SimmondsEndless stomach disorder may be the outcome of Christmas pudding!anag. less h; gifts hidden in C. p.
ThirdS. GoldieCauses endless stomach trouble—unlike Jonah!anag. less h; ref. J. and the whale
HCJ. A. BlairI’m jolly lucky to have the master’s crib!MA’s cot
HCB. G. H. CleggThe charm of an afternoon fashion paradem. + Ascot; i.e. after noon
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonI’m nuts about the Colonel and the regiment is nuts about meCO in mast2
HCC. E. GatesIt’s all “nuts” about the Colonel being the image of the regimental goat!CO in mast2
HCC. P. GrantI’m nuts about the Colonel—the idol of the regimentCO in mast2
HCC. R. Haigh‘Amulet’ might be clued as an animal at the head of the troops2 mngs.; i.e. amulet = a mule t
HCJ. Hardie Keir“The Daughter of the Regiment”—and obviously “nuts” about the ColonelCO in mast2; ref. Donizetti opera
HCS. L. PatonMay augment student’s chance of taking “Firsts”!initial letters, & lit.
HCA. RedstoneI am lucky—it’s a thousand to one meeting with Royalty!M a scot (= payment)
HCJ. D. Wallace‘It will always bring the goods’ is what one said about the Service Corps in the first World WarASC in mot; not then RASC

Runners-Up in competition 229:

E. S. AinleyDr G. P. HartiganF. E. NewloveJ. A. L. Sturrock
F. D. H. AtkinsonD. HawsonA. P. O’LearyJ. A. Watson
J. W. BatesE. L. HillmanR. PostillJ. F. N. Wedge
Miss L. M. CollinsH. T. E. HoneE. J. RackhamMrs S. E. Wilson
P. M. CoombsB. J. IliffeE. W. RichartM. Winterbottom
T. R. H. DavenportC. J. LoweJ. S. Rioch 
R. M. GraceT. W. MelluishA. Robins 
S. B. GreenC. J. MorseW. K. M. Slimmings