Ximenes Competition No. 104  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  103  |  105  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
104 May 1949STARE Printer’s Devilry23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMiss D. W. TaylorEureka! I’ve come across a flat Atla/ntic, rowing! 
SecondR. PostillPlot of “The Be/ast of Indore” may be based on “The Bending of a Twig”divining rod
ThirdG. BownessTru/ckless engine! Driver not here! May be an accident 
HCJ. S. CasselsThe editor must sometimes write le/aders late? Such lack of industry! 
HCJ. C. R. ClaphamAre National Health Administration and Co/al source of worry to Sir Stafford?Sir S. Cripps, Chancellor in 1949
HCR. A. W. Cohen“The King’s madness has co/gency at last,” cried Grenville gleefullyGeorge G., PM under George III
HCF. S. DanksHow fa/ther ate soft women, one on cinders, the other on grass? 
HCE. DanterI’ve done my favourite jacket in Atla/ntic ant-hide 
HCL. DixonAssam co/p eats his malapropos words. Millions laugh heartilySam Costa, actor in radio comedy ‘Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh’
HCL. E. EyresMu/d in your eye, Mr. Stalin! Always be a hero! 
HCR. P. IrvingGuide should be taught to. Tru/e, father rallies sooner than a granny 
HCB. A. JacksonTo make a cast you need fir/e, land, then water 
HCMrs L. JarmanBreathe quietly while eating le/mons: trance should follow 
HCT. W. MelluishNever tru/e—Dunstable straws or woman’s promises! 
HCW. L. MironLo/in chop? Off a length of leather! 
HCRev E. B. PeelWho can get a sweet ju/gular customer?food rationing
HCMrs M. G. PorterWatch: Neapolitan /winder by 3 p.m. Saturday, please… Neapolitan Star e.w. in Derby …; N. S. came last in 1949 Derby [see comments]; e.w. = each way
HCD. I. RandellSwallow tail first there/, now hereSwallowtail, 3rd place in 1949 Derby [see comments]
HCA. R. ReadHighways Department/ very roughly used by “Ways and Means.” Extravagance?… tar every … byway. Sand means …
HCRev H. M. SpringbettHere’s the M.O.; ju/gular inspection 
HCSir R. G. TateIndia’s hot te/a softens low-down people’s brains 
HCL. E. ThomasAs I e/at, tunes hum—and inner organs!re-attunes
HCL. C. TudorI intend owning /Dover, England. What a hope!Labour PM Clement Attlee

Runners-Up in competition 104:

E. S. AinleyS. B. GreenA. I. OldakerW. K. M. Slimmings
K. W. AndrewsMrs B. P. HallL. C. PaymanL. R. Smith
Dr S. H. AtkinsDr G. P. HartiganE. G. PhillipsMiss Telfer
C. Allen BakerH. J. HowellsF. V. PollardJ. Thompson
K. BirdL. JohnsonE. J. RackhamJ. P. Titchmarsh
Mrs R. Le S. FilleulJ. P. LloydL. A. RobertsH. L. Trachtenberg
A. C. FoskettR. LumleyA. RobinsJ. F. N. Wedge
A. R. FraserR. C. MacfarlaneF. RoseW. H. J. Wheeler
Maj A. H. GilesA. McIntyreT. E. SandersT. Wilson
D. GoddenR. J. MunningsMrs E. M. SimmondsL. C. Wright