Ximenes Competition No. 197  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  196  |  198  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
197 Jul 1952SCALES normal18


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. B. StubbsAttached to skates, they help to give you balance2 mngs.; fish scales
SecondMrs F. BeggOur weight goes up and down, but we keep firm in a belt2 mngs.; zodiac belt
ThirdMiss R. L. SawClimbs on the piano and scrapes the ivories2 mngs.; music, dentist
HCD. B. J. AmblerA major’s one of several giving Staff College drinking partiesSC ales; mus. scale of A Major
HCT. E. BellBad luck about young Albert! That’s what comes of being next door but one to the lion house!Al in anag. of cess; Libra relative to Leo in zodiac; ref. Stanley Holloway’s ‘Albert and the Lion’
HCRev B. ChapmanFilm-stars, showing frilly lace amidships!anag. in SS; 2 defs.; constellation Libra
HCW. J. DuffinBalance is an essential part of snakes and ladders3 mngs.
HCP. G. W. GlareRules covering Snakes and Ladders3 mngs.
HCJ. A. Maxtone GrahamWe go from one do to another, having a little Scotch and several beersSc(otch) + ales; do = keynote
HCA. F. LerrigoOne of the signs that will show when you are putting on too much weight2 mngs.
HCN. W. G. LloydSome overbalance, and when they fall—what a sight!2 mngs.; ref. Acts 9.18
HCT. W. MelluishMixed class in French for graduatesanag. of classe (Fr.)
HCC. J. MorseOne of the Company of Twelve, an all-star group, climbs ladders, balancing dishes and plates6 mngs.
HCE. G. PhillipsIt’s a sign of the beginning of the Autumn Sales when there’s a bit of a crush insidec in sales; sign of Libra
HCH. RaingerJust what slimmers need. Removes unwanted layers, reduces all parts to correct proportions3 mngs.
HCC. P. ReaClass E destroyers at least afford some protection at seaanag.; some, pronoun
HCW. H. VictoryWhen they drop, we see the fishy side2 mngs.; ref. Acts 9.18
HCM. WoolfWith a little schooling you can make a performing seal balance dishessc(hooling) + anag.

Runners-Up in competition 197:

J. W. BatesS. GoldieA. D. MitchnerW. K. M. Slimmings
T. BilsboroughR. R. GreenfieldF. E. NewloveL. R. Smith
Mrs BoysR. J. HallM. NewmanO. Carlton Smith
E. T. CaddyK. J. HardingJ. W. ParrJ. A. L. Sturrock
F. A. ClarkJ. G. HullRev E. B. PeelMrs H. Tattersall
D. L. ClementsF. G. IllingworthR. PostillMiss D. W. Taylor
G. N. CoulterL. W. JenkinsonE. R. PrenticeH. S. Tribe
Cdr H. H. L. DicksonR. E. KimmonsMaj J. N. PurdonE. B. Uvarov
J. A. FinckenG. G. LawranceA. RedstoneW. G. Webb
M. B. FisherJ. P. LloydA. RivlinB. W. Webster
Mrs N. FisherH. LyonA. RobinsR. Wells
T. E. GirdlestoneN. McMillanT. E. SandersG. H. Willett