Ximenes Competition No. 76  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  75  |  77  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
76 May 1948VALEDICTORY normal23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstG. H. PodmoreIf a penny on beer is all there is in winning the war, I’m saying good-byeale d in victory; ref. leaked details of 1947 budget, and resignation of Hugh Dalton, CE
SecondR. PostillTwo byes, turning precarious lead into certain winanag. in victory; bye-bye
ThirdC. TheobaldCondensation of the cold variety, but not hailanag.; hail opp. of goodbye
HCE. S. AinleyHail? Certainly not—though it does take place in a very cold spellanag. of it a very cold
HCR. BrainI can see the old vicar yet, making his farewell addressanag.
HCMrs Castle-KnightCan a 5-calory diet help you to fare well?anag. incl. V
HCF. A. ClarkFarewell credit—to-day I’ve quids to chuck aboutanag. incl. cr., L
HCL. P. CookYour heartless vital code’s unravelled___so farewell!anag. incl. y(ou)r
HCF. E. DixonYou’ll find it a very cold collation at the breaking-up partyanag.
HCB. Donne-SmithSwan song effect—of Leda confused by her embarrassing conquestanag. in victory; L. transformed into swan
HCJ. J. HilaryWhen saying good-bye one starts with a mild depression and ends up truly bluei.e. vale…Tory
HCH. C. HillsMr. Dalton made one (despite success about the penny on beer!)ale d in victory; ref. leaked details of 1947 budget, and resignation of Hugh Dalton, CE
HCT. E. S. JobsonTaking leave of an old flagship with warped timber in its frameworkanag. of deal in (HMS) Victory
HCC. B. JoynerTo lead astray in triumph denotes the last word in abandonmentanag. in victory
HCG. G. LawranceLike Mr. Dalton’s last budget, a great success—about a penny on beerale d in victory; ref. leaked details of 1947 budget, and resignation of Hugh Dalton, CE
HCR. LumleySo longing for old veracityanag.; i.e. saying “so long”
HCMiss Malcolm“Kiss me, Hardy.” Such words the result of lead spattered in the speaker’s flagship?anag. in Victory; reported last words of Lord Nelson
HCE. L. MellershAs the molten lead poured into his flagship, Nelson gave this messageanag. in Victory; ref. death of Nelson at Trafalgar
HCF. E. NewloveFarewell performance of century-old variety turnanag. incl. C
HCE. G. PhillipsA little win, a drink, a back-yard party and so farewell!V(ictory) + ale + CID (rev.) + Tory
HCT. E. SandersVelocity a driver quickly achieved with the wind speeding on roadanag. incl. dr.
HCD. L. Tuckett“Kismet, Hardy” for example—the result of lead shot in the flagshipanag. in Victory; reported last words of Lord Nelson
HCJ. T. YoungIs not the old vicar yet at his “lastly?”anag.

Runners-Up in competition 76:

G. C. AgerH. W. FlewettMrs KidnerD. I. Randell
Maj BainesL. G. FlukeR. C. MacfarlaneW. O. Robertson
K. BirdH. L. FordMrs MallettR. V. H. Roseveare
Rev T. C. Hunter ClareA. B. GardnerA. McIntyreMrs Shackleton
D. L. L. ClarkeJ. H. GawlerW. T. Meade-KingJ. B. Sladen
G. H. ClarkeS. R. GibbsT. W. MelluishO. Carlton Smith
A. CochraneC. C. M. GiffinD. P. M. MichaelN. P. C. Stewart
Rev C. F. DaveyMrs HarveyDr MorrisonR. A. Street
J. DavollD. HawsonMrs MumfordW. C. Tame
W. DevlinT. E. HendrieLt MunroJ. Thomas
Cdr DicksonS. HolgateR. H. MurphyE. Wagstaff
E. G. DurhamE. M. HornbyMiss O’KaneF. Wallace-Hadrill
T. H. EastL. G. HuggettK. M. PattersonMaj Webb
J. C. P. EllistonE. A. G. JunksW. H. PawseyJ. B. Widdowson
E. H. EvansJ. Hardie KeirRev E. B. PeelL. C. Wright