Ximenes Competition No. 1127  Ximenes Slip  |  < 1123  |  1131 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
1127 Aug 1970TRAYBIT normal19


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. Allen Baker“A tip, this?”, the waiter snappedtray bit
SecondL. F. LeasonSuch a tip would make a waiter bridletray bit, & lit.; bit, bridle (vbs.) = restrain
ThirdC. O. ButcherThis would account for waiter getting painedtray bit, & lit.
VHCW. G. ArnottBat I try to swing makes—how many?—sixanag.; make2 = ½d.
VHCCol P. S. BainesIn special appearance near to retiring—still good for some matchesby (rev.) in trait, & lit.; 3d. bit to be withdrawn in 1971
VHCT. E. BellThree wins may not amount to much—you’ll see me go some little time without onea in try (n.) + bit1; win3
VHCRev C. M. BrounYoung waitress, perhaps, might be caustic about one and near sending it backi.e. tray bit (= young woman), I by in tart1 (all rev.), & lit.
VHCE. ChalkleyWhat could be tossed up by Illingworth on opening of Test?T(est) Ray bit, & lit.; bit = snack; ref. Ray I., test cricketer
VHCJ. CrowtherBacking skilfully—it’s what’s required twice for testerby art (rev.) + it; tester2; driving test
VHCN. C. DexterWhat may not be converted without a scrapa in try + bit, & lit.; rugby try; 3d. bit to be withdrawn in 1971
VHCR. E. KimmonsIn character reverse side illustrates thriftby (rev.) in trait; side, by (adjs.) = subsidiary
VHCJ. R. KirbyIt’s easy to recognise me with sharp edges all the way roundI by (me with) in tart1 (all rev.), & lit.; 12-sided coin
VHCMrs B. LewisTender being devitalised, alas, before end of Feb.—it will do for me(t(ende)r + ay1 + (Fe)b + it, & lit.; vitals = inward parts; 3d. bit to be withdrawn in Feb 1971
VHCLt Col D. MacfiePeculiarly arty, somewhat small piece: not many round to-dayanag. + bit, & lit.; ref. old round, and current 12-sided, 3d. bits
VHCC. J. MorseI go twice to tester—for test involving one minutea in try + bit; tester2 = 6d.
VHCW. H. PegramTommy’s first period dress part in “Half A Sixpence”T(ommy) ray4 bit; ref. musical starring T. Steele
VHCR. PostillI’m extremely abstemious: with a double I’m all of a tizzy: after three I need restrainttray bit; i.e. has TT at extremities; tizzy = sixpence
VHCMrs E. M. SimmondsWaiter’s somewhat meagre tip?tray bit; bit = somewhat
VHCD. J. ThorpeRetiring piece—keeping one aside?I by in tart (all rev.), & lit.; tart, piece = woman (offensive); collector’s piece; 3d. bit to be withdrawn in 1971

HCs awarded in competition 1127 to:

R. H. AdeyA. S. EverestMrs E. McFeeR. A. Russell
F. D. H. AtkinsonB. FrancoA. G. McPhieM. C. Souster
J. M. BennettJ. GillB. L. MeekBrig R. F. E. Stoney
Mrs A. BoyesG. P. GoddardT. W. MelluishJ. B. Sweeting
J. C. BrashE. M. HornbyD. P. M. MichaelD. H. Tompsett
E. J. BurgeA. H. JonesW. L. MironJ. Webster
A. H. P. CardewCapt G. LanghamD. G. C. MockridgeJ. F. N. Wedge
Mrs M. B. CarterA. LawrieP. H. MorganC. E. Williams
G. CuthbertJ. C. LeylandD. A. MylesM. Woolf
E. DaviesB. J. McCannR. F. Pardoe