Ximenes Competition No. 265  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  263  |  267  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
265 Jan 1954THERMAE normal16


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. J. MorseGeysers rattle and knock about 3 a.m. (The heater blows up about noon)anag. of three am, m. (= noon) in anag.
SecondE. L. MellershThey are seen coming up from the Underground—busts that are fitted to a TT + Hermae; escalator advts.
ThirdW. K. M. SlimmingsYou want comforts in cold winters, or warm springs? The recipe? Try the soft, alluring Westthe r. Mae (West)
HCE. S. AinleyPlurality of warm spring suits, obtainable from the Shop before the end of the Salethe + RMA + e; Royal Military Academy (Sandhurst), known as ‘the Shop’
HCC. Allen BakerMal-de-mer—and heat—can produce swimming spots accompanied by vapoursanag. of mer heat
HCJ. W. BatesArriving at three a.m. so fuddled, one might get into hot water!anag.
HCMrs R. M. BlakeNew Zealand has these sights to show the Queen after she’s headed Westthe R Mae (West), & lit.; ref. Royal visit 1953-4
HCC. R. HaighThese springs constituted the surroundings for the Queen’s meeting with the Maoris’ leadersER Ma(oris) in the, & lit.; ref. Royal visit 1953-4
HCB. J. IliffeEarly hot house flowerscryptic def.; flow, vb.
HCR. PostillYou won’t find a single bath mat here oddly enoughanag. & prob. lit.
HCE. J. RackhamHot spot for the Queen? Yet see her mate in one moveanag.; ref. Royal visit to New Zealand 1953-4
HCA. RobinsA victory for Persia—we must abandon poly-synthetic geysersThermopylae less anag. of poly
HCC. RosebourneDips in the course at Cheltenham upset the mareanag.; C. Spa, watercourse
HCT. E. SandersThree a.m. and drunk! You may he getting into hot water hereanag.
HCH. S. TribeWhere the Dipper used to be visible from 3 a.m., roughlyanag. of three am; ref. constellation
HCC. T. TullochCaught in another maelstrom bound for Aguascalienteshidden; A. = hot springs (Sp.)

Runners-Up in competition 265:

Lt Col P. S. BainesD. J. FurleyT. W. MelluishC. M. Sherrell
Miss A. W. BaldyC. E. GatesD. P. M. MichaelMiss R. E. Speight
Mrs P. L. BayntonS. GoldieJ. B. MidgleyJ. A. L. Sturrock
V. E. BrookeS. B. GreenMrs A. M. OsmondJ. B. Sykes
G. E. ChappellRev A. D. HodgsonJ. E. PoveyMiss A. C. Tatham
D. L. L. ClarkeJ. J. HollowayM. G. Powell-DaviesH. G. Tattersall
J. McI. CruickshankP. HoltbyE. R. PrenticeJ. Thomas
C. P. DearnleyA. R. M. HooperG. W. PughB. J. Wain
P. A. DrillienC. KoopH. RaingerH. Walsham
W. J. DuffinMrs H. M. LloydN. RolesW. D. Wigley
Mrs D. M. D’EathJ. P. LloydE. O. SeymourR. Worth