Ximenes Competition No. 936  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  935  |  941  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
936 Jan 1967MINI SKIRTS normal24


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. C. RaphaelAbbreviations not in Chambers, but should not be looked up anyway!cryptic def.; not in contemporary ed. of C.
SecondR. E. KimmonsLift going up: Number One—Ladies’ clothing, teen-age fashions—going upnim (= steal) (rev.) + I + skirts
ThirdG. JohnstoneTake no more up, girls—about middle of thigh will do for us(th)i(gh) in nim (= take, obs.) (rev.) + skirts, & lit.
VHCC. Allen BakerThey’re so Parisian, up to the minute, and just right with the young cats aroundmin + si (Fr.) (rev.) + r in kits, & lit.
VHCMaj A. S. BirtThere’s a dreadful risk in mist: try engaging bottom gearanag.
VHCMrs F. Castle-Knight“Unspecified number of inches is between bottom of them and top of knees” is about rightin. is in m k + rt. in is, & lit.
VHCN. C. DexterThey show one skin naughtily in dress rising above stocking-topI + anag. all in trim (rev.) + s
VHCK. GibsonFashion for young girls or old to take up—and risk it shocking societynim (= take, obs.) (rev.) + anag. + S
VHCS. GoldieThey are always fetching on girl-skaters, inducing chronic rink-itis in masculine societyanag. in m S
VHCR. McD. GrahamThere’s one frightful risk in Scottish ventures—they leave most of the stocks out in the openI + anag. all in mints; mint3; stock = stocking
VHCJ. Hardie KeirWe’re fashionable, eye-catching—and teeny-weeny? Not half! Sit around carelessly and there’s a shocking risk involvedmin(ute) + anag. in anag., & lit.
VHCMrs B. LewisWhen they’re in a breeze, 1000-1 it’s kni…rs you’ll be able to see.M I + anag., & lit.
VHCA. LoudonI trim skins in order to make small seat-coversanag.
VHCA. A. MalcolmNote about fashionable dress items:—they’re up to date, but far from down to earth.mi + in (rev.) + skirts
VHCD. W. G. MatthewBrief borders for up-to date seat coversmini skirts
VHCC. J. MorseWith these you have to lift up and, disregarding the awful risk involved, sit askewnim (= steal) (rev.) + anag. of risk, sit , & lit.
VHCM. NewmanOur upward movement is affectin’ ’Arry—curved shape withinS in strikin’ ’im (rev.), & lit.
VHCG. PerryScanty garments impress no end—pity I’m had upstrik(e) sin I’m (rev.)
VHCMrs N. PerryWe can’t go much higher in mist and risk having a crashanag.
VHCRev E. G. RileyThey’re affectin’ ’im strongly rising round the top of the stockings in strikin’ ’im (rev.), & lit.
VHCMrs K. M. RussellIn money-making concerns, one possible risk may cause you to feel the draughtI + anag. all in mints
VHCL. H. StewartThere is a mist risk in some parts, and brief showers which may move northwards lateranag.; i.e. showing briefs
VHCF. B. StubbsWe’re almost restricted to bottom gear in mist—risk must be reducedanag.
VHCJ. G. StubbsTwo-thirds of a bikini, with further trims, is enough material for one of theseanag., incl. (bi)kini, & lit.

HCs in competition 936 awarded to:

R. B. AllnuttJ. H. DingwallT. A. MartinR. A. Smith
D. B. J. AmblerFIt Sgt J. DromeyH. S. MasonL. W. Stanton
Mrs W. I. AndersonA. S. EverestMrs E. McFeeG. M. Stark
N. S. BarrettJ. A. FinckenD. P. M. MichaelBrig R. F. E. Stoney
E. A. BeaulahB. FreedmanS. C. NormanA. Sudbery
D. L. BettsE. GomersallS. H. OlorenshawJ. Sutton
Mrs K. BissettS. HolgateR. O’DonoghueP. H. Taylor
Mrs H. BowserE. HunterF. R. PalmerMrs C. M. Theodorson
A. BristowJ. G. HurstS. L. PatonMrs J. Thomas
Rev C. M. BrounA. L. JefferyW. H. PegramD. J. Thorpe
C. O. ButcherL. W. JenkinsonR. PostillA. F. Toms
A. N. ClarkA. H. JonesLady ReayB. C. Westall
Maj B. P. ConnorsJ. A. KnowlerL. ReeceG. H. Willett
P. M. CoombsA. LawrieT. E. SandersC. E. Williams
V. A. R. CooperL. F. LeasonE. O. SeymourG. Williams
J. CrowtherA. D. LeggeMrs E. M. SimmondsR. F. I. Williams
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonMrs S. M. MacphersonB. D. Smith