Ximenes Competition No. 267  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  265  |  269  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
267 Jan 1954TRADE normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstE. J. RackhamWould Mr. Butler agree that extra determination must produce it, if destruction is to be avoided?ex(tra de)termination, & lit.; ref. Rab B., Chancellor
SecondD. P. M. MichaelMystery of the Headless Detective—Holmes would spot it immediately(Les)trade; H.’s skill in spotting a person’s trade
ThirdR. W. HawesHolding several tricks, I’m calling; some firm bidding may secure this contract3 mngs.; tricks of the trade
HCB. D. CorbettDeal or ply board of chief interest to cabinet-makers3 defs.; Board of Trade
HCF. E. DixonOne of the winds, and one way of raising it2 mngs.; trade w., raise the w. = raise funds
HCSurg Lt A. J. EntwistleTraffic coming to a light at red is also involved in extra delayanag., hidden; light = giddy
HCJ. B. FilburnExchange and Mart—Traditional English miniatures. Apply now—only five left—adverttrad. + E., anag. less V, 2 defs.
HCS. GoldieTraffic halting at red—change gearanag. (halt2), 2 defs.
HCMrs M. H. GrayIf I was stuck in this traffic, there would be some swearingt(I)rade
HCT. J. GuffickIt’s a singularly hard blow for men in the same job to be rated differentlyanag., 2 defs.; trade wind
HCJ. G. HullSort of Union that betrays itself in those extra demandshidden & lit.; T. Union
HCF. J. IronsI’ll take no part in the slanging match: craft is neededtirade less I
HCSir P. LairdIf I got into this business, there would be some strong languaget(I)rade
HCG. G. LawranceAssociation with this business would turn a Unionist into a Labour supporteri.e. T. Unionist
HCF. E. NewloveTraditional English custom (selon Napoléon?)trad. + E; selon = according to (Fr.); “Nation of shop keepers”
HCW. RennieMedicine men like Guinness and Worthington!2 defs.; Trade = people engaged in the liquor trade
HCA. RobinsIf I were in this business, you’d have a special issue of cross words!t(I)rade
HCF. L. SmithBefore this deal the bears join for protection against a sudden fall(balus)trade
HCE. B. StevensYou could call the bizarre art of Picasso’s rubbishanag. + de (Sp.); trade = rubbish (dialect)
HCMiss D. W. TaylorTruck for goods traffic2 mngs; truck2
HCT. G. WellmanTraffic light at red means a deal of extra delayanag., hidden; light = giddy
HCG. H. WillettMystery count unscrupulously buying and selling. Exchange to take steps5 mngs.; mystery2
HCC. E. WilliamsTraffic light at redanag.
HCR. WoodhouseI dropped off during the sermon. Is that your business?tirade less I

Runners-Up in competition 267:

E. S. AinleyW. J. DuffinJ. W. JenkinsJ. A. L. Sturrock
F. D. H. AtkinsonMrs D. M. D’EathL. JohnsonJ. B. Sykes
Lt Col P. S. BainesT. H. EastJ. Hardie KeirH. G. Tattersall
J. W. BatesJill E. FisherLt MartinJ. Thompson
Miss M. BehrendtMrs N. FisherA. D. MitchnerH. L. Tinkler
T. E. BellMrs D. FullerA. MorrisC. T. Tulloch
A. F. BrazierA. B. GardnerC. J. MorseCapt C. Tyers
C. M. BrownC. C. M. GiffinG. PerryLt Col C. E. White
A. CampbellR. McD. GrahamR. PostillS. E. Wilson
J. CampionS. B. GreenC. RosebourneM. Winterbottom
D. L. L. ClarkeC. R. HaighS. SaltA. J. Young
R. M. S. CorkF. H. W. HawesT. E. Sanders 
Mrs C. CrawfordD. E. HodgsonA. J. C. Saunders 
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonF. G. IllingworthMrs A. L. Stevenson