Ximenes Competition No. 189  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  188  |  190  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
189 Mar 1952SALTIRE normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstD. J. FurleyThe charge for arms has put the pound into a sharp depreciationL in satire; heraldic mngs. of charge & arms
SecondCdr H. H. L. DicksonRate is very ragged, around fifty, and both strokes are leaning sideways!L in anag. of rate is; ref. cross on saltire, and rowing
ThirdF. B. StubbsPart of our universal flag(univers)sal + tire, & lit.; saltire part of Union Jack
HCE. S. AinleyThat spunky gal with the old-fashioned dress—piquancy and passion are ordinary, you’ll find, in her.Sal + tire3; salt + ire; heraldic mng. of ordinary (n.); her. =  heraldry; ref. song ‘Pollywollydoodle’
HCC. A. BakerArms-cross! Bend—right … over … bend—left …! Try it fifty times outside on rising. This develops the bearingit L in eras (all rev.); heraldic mngs. of arms, bend, bearing
HCJ. A. BlairSign of the cross connected with a fishermansalt + ire, & lit.; ref. St. Andrew
HCW. J. DuffinLittle Sarah needs a rubber hoop to look anything like ordinary: two bends in her.Sal + tire; heraldic mngs. of ordinary (n.) and bend; her. = heraldry
HCE. J. FinchamAn ordinary charge will result, if overcharge leads to angersalt (sl.) + ire; heraldic mngs. of ordinary (n.) and charge
HCR. J. HallStart looking in the Union flag for mel in SA, tire, & lit.; Union of South Africa; saltire part of Union Jack
HCR. W. HawesTo charge too much leads to a strong resentment and makes one crosssalt (sl.) + ire
HCJ. Hardie KeirTirl aboot in sic Hielan’ fashion, an’ ye’ll mak’ the Scots Cross!anag. of tirl in sae (so, Scot.)
HCC. KoopA sinister figure appears, crossing Right. It’s Lear—quite mad!anag.; heraldic mng. of sinister; ref. King Lear, IV:6
HCT. W. MelluishOne of the Herald’s charges in spreading ridicule about the LeftL in satire; ref. Daily H. newspaper; heraldic mng. of charge
HCR. PostillSee ’ow much yer’ve got to pay on a season? Makes yer cross!salt + ’ire (hire)
HCE. R. PrenticeX looks like an awful trial on Sunday, and there’s a bit of Everyman to finishS + anag. of trial + E
HCE. J. RackhamFirst a bend one way, then a bend the other—enough to make dorsal extremity grow weary!(dor)sal + tire; heraldic mng. of bend
HCT. E. SandersTo cure anger needs a X from her.salt ire; her. = heraldry
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsAn ordinary, plain X, but art lies in its constructionanag.; heraldic mng. of ordinary (n.)
HCE. T. SmithI show keen resentment following overcharge. I am altogether crosssalt (sl.) + ire
HCM. A. VernonTo overcharge leads to resentment, making the Scots cross!salt (sl.) + ire
HCM. WoolfX is enough to make the ordinary realist barmy!anag.; heraldic mng. of ordinary (n)

Runners-Up in competition 189:

J. BarrowB. FrancoC. J. MorseJ. A. L. Sturrock
J. W. BatesB. FreedmanMrs E. K. MumfordG. B. Tower
A. J. BissetA. B. GardnerI. M. NewallH. S. Tribe
A. N. ClarkS. B. GreenF. E. NewloveR. Wells
P. M. CoombsR. R. GreenfieldE. G. PhillipsW. D. Wigley
G. DavisL. JohnsonMrs M. G. PorterG. H. Willett
Mrs D. M. D’EathJ. JonesMaj J. N. PurdonR. F. Zobel
Mrs N. FisherG. G. LawranceMrs E. Shackleton 
Rev B. FoleyD. P. M. MichaelF. N. Shimmin