Ximenes Competition No. 269  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  267  |  271  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
269 Jan 1954ASCENT normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstFlt Lt N. D. YoungEmanation of powder and perfume following a make upa + scent; up, noun
SecondC. Allen BakerA track from a quarry?a scent, & lit.; i.e. upwards
ThirdB. J. IliffePooh follows a receding line of forebearsa scent; ref. Winnie-the-Pooh, bear
HCA. J. BissetBeginning without a beginning—that’s a journey back in time(n)ascent
HCRev B. ChapmanLatin American currency shows an upward trendas3, cent
HCJ. A. FinckenYou shouldn’t let a clue get you down!a scent; down3
HCS. GoldieRise in accidents involved special police being sent outanag. less CID
HCS. B. GreenLay a pound to a penny—what’s this, a ramp?as3, cent
HCR. W. HawesPlant growth may be seen in spring but not in the fall2 mngs.
HCD. HawsonUpward movement in Latin American moneyas3, cent
HCL. W. JenkinsonA climb may be regarded as a near necessity for a Hunta scent; ref. Henry C. J. Hunt, leader of 1953 Everest expedition
HCE. E. R. KilnerA paper dropped by would-be escapers, which betrays the flighta scent (= paperchase); flight of steps
HCC. J. MorseBeing born without capital and growing up without an allowance—that’s uphill work!(n)ascent, a(dole)scent
HCG. M. NeighbourThere’s an odour—this joint is getting higha scent; joint = joined
HCF. E. NewloveRising from a humble station, being born without a name(n)ascent; humble = low
HCE. G. PhillipsUp-grade of Latin American Currencyas3, cent
HCE. J. RackhamA trace of the fox, naturally the objective of a Hunt!a scent; ref. Henry C. J. Hunt, leader of 1953 Everest expedition
HCC. P. ReaGetting a paper with a sporting following together is uphill worka scent (= paperchase)
HCMrs J. RobertsonBeing born without a name is no deterrent to climbers(n)ascent
HCE. O. SeymourAdopting a faulty stance—that’s the way to top!anag.; top (vb.) = topple
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsWhen the penny drops you should get a rise!as cent

Runners-Up in competition 269:

E. S. AinleyC. P. DearnleyS. HolgateA. Robins
F. D. H. AtkinsonCdr H. H. L. DicksonMrs L. JarmanJ. S. Russell
Lt Col P. S. BainesW. J. DuffinT. E. S. JobsonT. E. Sanders
A. J. BarnardL. E. EyresL. JohnsonMiss D. W. Taylor
J. W. BatesMrs N. FisherC. KoopM. R. Wetherfield
Mrs M. M. BushA. B. GardnerD. P. M. MichaelJ. B. Widdowson
Maj H. L. CarterC. E. GatesD. MurrayG. H. Willett
J. W. Clark-LewisK. N. GrahamG. PerryS. E. Wilson
R. P. CollettMrs M. H. GrayR. PostillM. Winterbottom
G. N. CoulterV. W. D. HaleG. W. Pugh 
G. DavisP. G. HallH. Rainger 
Mrs N. DeanRev A. D. HodgsonJ. S. Rioch