Ximenes Competition No. 281  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  279  |  283  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
281 Apr 1954SCRAPS def. LOCALS Wrong Number15


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. E. NewloveDoes away with brushes and rags—dusts and shines without polish!rags; 5 defs.; dust = brawl (inf.), shine = shindy
SecondCdr H. H. L. DicksonTwo reasons pubs need chuckers-outpubs; cryptic def.; i.e. for fights and food waste
ThirdH. T. E. HoneThey sometimes occur in pubs, and the chuckers-out deal with thempubs; cryptic def. i.e. fights and food waste
HCE. S. AinleyScenes in which even seconds aren’t needed, but smart blows arescenes; sc(ene s) + raps, & lit.; boxing seconds
HCRev B. ChapmanStudents who plod on steadily for exams gain credit in Smallsexams; cr. in saps
HCE. J. CollmanFood for the denizens of a lowly abode—to wit, a back-yarddenizens; sc. + spar (rev.)
HCS. B. GreenSpots of bother which give one the shivers!spots; 2 mngs.; shiver2
HCF. G. IllingworthPlaces blows with little scienceplaces; sc + raps, & lit.
HCMrs L. JarmanAfter oily expressions, blubbers, and the briny natives dwindled—the walrus didn’t leave any!natives; 3 defs.; dwindle, trans. vb. (i.e. fish scraps); native = oyster; ref. “The W. & the C.”
HCE. L. MellershDives from the high board with these satisfied one of the neighbours who couldn’t take a dip laterneighbours; cryptic def.; board = table; ref Luke xvi. 21, 24
HCD. P. M. MichaelA candidate may refer to these in History examinations and wangle pass with creditexaminations; anag. incl. cr.; i.e. scraps of paper
HCW. L. MironStudents who plod away at examinations get credit for their strugglesexaminations; cr. in saps
HCC. J. MorseThose who work hard for exams should get a credit in “smalls”exams; cr. in saps
HCA. RobinsYou’ll find places on the shelf for boxesplaces; 2 mngs.; on the shelf = redundant
HCMiss D. W. TaylorWhat remained after the Walrus and the Carpenter had eaten the natives? Crumbs! Think of the R.S.P.C.A.’s reaction!natives; anag.

Runners-Up in competition 281:

J. W. BatesBrig W. E. DuncanMaj A. D. Martin-SperryL. T. Stokes
Mrs BlanchardJ. A. FinckenD. A. NichollsH. Tillier
R. C. BrewinMrs N. FisherE. G. PhillipsD. H. Tompsett
A. N. ClarkC. E. GatesR. PostillF. L. Usher
D. L. L. ClarkeT. J. GuffickT. E. SandersB. J. Wain
D. L. ClementsJ. Hardie KeirMiss G. SavoryJ. S. Young
R. M. S. CorkK. F. LawtonMrs E. M. Simmonds