Ximenes Competition No. 151  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  150  |  152  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
151 Oct 1950OPEN-SESAME normal20


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMrs N. FisherTo spread goes against the grain? Just have this, to go in and out at the right places!open sesame; couture
SecondCdr H. H. L. DicksonThe only way to defeat the slam when there is no means of entry in the handcryptic def.; bridge
ThirdJ. ThompsonPatent oil-producer may cause unemployment in key industryopen sesame
HCE. S. AinleyThey make a charming entrée, plain sausage skins doopen + s, e + same; do3 = ditto
HCC. A. BakerNot the sort of bidding likely to result, in a grand slamcryptic def.; bridge
HCS. B. Green’Ee, some snap! Frame it in passe-partout!anag.; frame = adopt
HCMrs L. JarmanOpening speech disclosed assets: company bemoaned oil-shares going to potcryptic def.; ref. Ali Baba, thieves in oil jars
HCG. G. LawranceLove, the French think, has such a charming way of laughing at locksmiths!0 + pense (Fr.) + same; such, same = of like kind (C.); ref. proverb “love laughs at l.”
HCT. W. MelluishThis Key to the Golden Treasury by literal analysis gives a poem senseanag.; ref. Ali Baba, Palgrave
HCD. P. M. MichaelTranslates into sense a poem once said to entrance!anag.
HCC. J. MorsePassepartout, perhaps, but this one went round the world in 1,001 nightscryptic def.; ref. valet in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, and Arabian Nights
HCF. E. NewloveThere’s nothing, the French think, like charm: it gets you anywhere!0 + pense (Fr.) + same
HCA. P. O’LearyMight one see spam en ragoût make an entrée for the Forty?anag.; ref. Ali Baba, F. thieves, and F. Club
HCRev E. B. PeelRecipe for entrée:—Take half a chop: add yolk of hen’s egg: continue as before(ch)op + (h)en’s e(gg) + same
HCE. J. RackhamA poem with sense obscured, but gained admission to Golden Treasuryanag.; ref. Ali Baba, Palgrave
HCH. Ingram ReesThe Foreword to A Golden Treasury is, in a sense, a poem reviewanag., i.e. re-view; ref. Ali Baba, Palgrave
HCE. O. SeymourOpening bid which might have been followed by a take-out in Diamondscryptic def.; ref. Ali Baba, bridge
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsScheherazade’s charm, passée with a thousand and one blemishes!anag. incl. M; ref. Arabian Nights; blemish vb.
HCJ. F. N. WedgeGenerous oil-plant combine gave free passages to travellers in oil-containersopen sesame; ref. Ali Baba, thieves in oil jars
HCJ. S. YoungUse this opening call if you want Diamonds and be on the look-out for a slamcryptic def.; ref. Ali Baba, bridge

Runners-Up in competition 151:

A. H. AshcroftJ. H. DingwallJ. P. LloydG. A. Shoobridge
G. W. BainT. N. DowseM. NewmanMiss A. C. Tatham
Maj P. S. BainesMrs D. FullerG. PerryMiss D. W. Taylor
Miss A. W. BaldyMrs J. O. FullerE. G. PhillipsP. H. Taylor
R. L. ChambersC. E. GatesC. P. ReaH. D. Wakely
H. P. ChubbD. HawsonH. B. Ridley 
F. A. ClarkL. R. HuxtableW. O. Robertson 
F. L. ConstableC. V. JonesT. E. Sanders