Ximenes Competition No. 70  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  69  |  71  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
70 Feb 1948GARBAGE normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstS. B. GreenDoes half-crazy Robert Browning say “Grow old along with me”? Refuse completely!(ga-)ga + R.B. + age; ref. poem ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra’
SecondF. L. UsherThe lights are bad and it takes a long time to dressgarb age; lights = offal
ThirdC. KoopCattle truck? Rubbish! It’s those beastly tubes that are unfit for usecryptic def.; truck = rubbish, tubes = bowels
HCDr G. R. AspinwallRefuse to get dress which has not got the New Lookgarb + age; ref. Dior’s New Look, 1947
HCP. M. CoombsRubbish bin the place to put one’s car these daysb in garage; bin = b in; ref. petrol rationing, introduced in 1948
HCE. H. EvansDon’s heading for a century! It’s rubbish to say otherwise!garb + age; D. Bradman, cricketer; garb, don vbs.
HCT. E. FaberThe Times is the worse for wear. It’s become not worth readinggarb + age
HCI. C. GilchristRefuse to boast how old one isbrag (rev.) + age [published clue missing ‘about’?]
HCW. E. GreenRefuse to have the Austin baby born at homei.e. b in garage; type of car
HCE. M. HornbyLet’s put the bus away and leave it; it’s no goodb in garage; let us leave bus = b
HCT. W. MelluishRefuse to put on period costumegarb + age
HCD. P. M. MichaelIt may be rubbish, but Genesis suggests this followed the Age of Innocencei.e. Garb Age; ref. Adam and Eve
HCG. M. NeighbourIn this country the work of a revolutionary artist ahead of his time might be called tripeRA (rev.) in GB + age
HCRev E. B. PeelChanging gear with clutch in shows gutsbag in anag.; cattle guts
HCH. RaingerRefuse to tip when your luggage is carried into the stationbag in gare
HCL. D. WakelyRefuse bin where a car should beb in garage; bin = b in
HCW. R. Watson-SmythRefuse to be years behind the fashion! Abdominal padding is coupon-free!garb age; offal not rationed

Runners-Up in competition 70:

E. P. BarrettMaj A. H. GilesF. E. NewloveJ. F. Smith
H. A. BarringtonMrs M. KidnerJ. A. PlowmanO. Carlton Smith
G. H. ClarkeG. G. LawranceMrs D. A. ReidMiss R. Speight
R. G. CollinsJ. P. LloydN. RolesJ. Thomas
Brig W. E. DuncanR. C. MacfarlaneMrs E. Shackleton 
C. E. GatesR. MacleodW. K. M. Slimmings