Ximenes Competition No. 253  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  251  |  255  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
253 Oct 1953DERATION normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. A. NichollsAbandon the cut-aways and cross-overs of standard pattern books—try a neat Dior creation!anag.; ref. ration books and coupons
SecondS. GoldieMake ample amends to a dineranag. & lit.
ThirdB. J. McCannSmash a red in to improve the position on the table, though it may not be good for the pocketanag.; ref. snooker
HCE. S. Ainley“I dare not” be damned—to —— absolutely! That’s resolution, by George!anag. & lit.; ref. Gwilym Lloyd George, Food Minister, and end of e.g. sweet rationing in 1953
HCC. Allen BakerI’m well laced in—I dare not relax the control of certain lines!anag.
HCJ. W. BatesStop allowances?!—maybe end with a riot!anag.
HCE. W. BealSelf-restraint? Ignore the doctor and let people have as much as they like(MO)deration
HCR. N. ChignellIt could make an Editor remove the limit on short articlesanag.
HCCdr H. H. L. DicksonWe hope Lloyd George will soon damn near do it.anag. & lit.; ref. Gwilym Lloyd George, Food Minister
HCW. J. DuffinLet us eat as much as want for tea or dinner—not half! Smashing!anag. incl. din(ner)
HCMrs D. C. FullerAbolish “Fair Shares”? That’ll cause a devil of a riot in the Underworld!anag. in den
HCR. J. HallWe have free trade in nothing! Abolish restricted markets!anag. incl. 0
HCR. W. HawesTo make things easier for the dealer, don’t have any more marked cardscryptic def.; ref. ration cards
HCJ. A. HydeHow to get rid of surplus fat for one of those neat Dior creationsanag.
HCMrs L. JarmanStop using the controls to keep level: let George do it!cryptic def.; G. = autopilot (RAF slang); ref. Gwilym Lloyd George, Food Minister
HCW. H. JointTemperance? No, take the doctor away and free us from restrictions(MO)deration
HCC. J. MorseSince the Doctor’s abandoned self-restraint, let everyone eat as much as he likes!(MO)deration
HCE. J. RackhamGive freedom to housewife, to diner a varietyanag.
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsNeat, Dior fashions—what they did to our clothes!anag.; ref. end of clothes rationing, 1949
HCF. B. StubbsFree Trade! Let digestion know no law!anag. + (digest)ion, & lit.; digest2
HCJ. S. YoungAbolish the Pools!cryptic def.

Runners-Up in competition 253:

A. J. BarnardE. GomersallP. J. JutsumE. T. Smith
T. E. BellR. M. GraceR. LeeJ. E. A. Stuart
E. C. BinghamS. B. GreenF. C. LillR. E. Stumbles
J. A. BlairR. R. GreenfieldJ. P. LloydE. Sunderland
Rev B. ChapmanC. R. HaighD. P. M. MichaelMrs J. E. Townsend
F. DaleP. A. HallMrs H. M. MorrisonG. F. W. Turner
L. E. EllisDr G. P. HartiganMrs A. M. OsmondW. H. Victory
J. A. FinckenF. H. W. HawesE. G. PhillipsB. J. Wain
M. B. FisherA. D. HollandMaj J. N. PurdonC. E. Williams
A. L. FreemanL. B. HutchingsW. H. W. RidleyM. Winterbottom
D. J. FurleyL. W. JenkinsonJ. RimingtonI. Young
A. B. GardnerL. JohnsonW. I. D. Scott