Ximenes Competition No. 201  Ximenes Slip  |  < 200  |  202 >  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
201 Aug 1952AMETHYST normal14


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstMaj L. N. PurdonMyths have been woven about “the cup that cheers but not inebriates”anag. & lit.
SecondS. GoldieHave a stout with methylated in it—half-and-half; take it from me, you won’t get drunkmethy(lated) in a st(out), & lit.
ThirdJ. A. BlairThe vessel for getting out of a tight situation—and the stuff it was made of!double mng.; ref. HMS A., the Yangtse Incident, and cup
HCD. AshcroftThose who plied me suffered little from fire slipping down the red lanedouble mng.; ref. HMS A., the Yangtse Incident, and cup
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonIn the third row with Agate for St. Joan?—a brilliant piececryptic def.; ref. Exodus 28:19, breastplate of judgement; James Agate, theatre critic, G. B. Shaw play
HCT. BilsboroughMakes drinkers stay sober? No, makes them stay drunkanag.
HCB. G. H. CleggDrink to this vessel—thought to keep men sober, but actually making them stay fuddled!anag.
HCC. E. GatesStumped by a yard at the end of a miserably tame hour—for a Blue that’s definitely not exhilarating!anag. + h + y + st
HCD. P. M. MichaelShe avoided so-called Salvation Army in China: being a Methodist sounded less odd‘a meth(odd)ist’.; ref. HMS A., the Yangtse Incident
HCC. J. MorseI used to make drinkers stay sober; now I make them stay drunkanag.
HCA. RobinsPeople thought I couldn’t make them stay tipsy, but I can!anag. & lit.; ‘canned’
HCJ. L. RuddleShe fluffed Maths., yet got through in History (1949 papers)anag.; ref. HMS A., the Yangtse Incident
HCE. T. SmithUsers of this once thought it would make them stay sober. Actually it makes them stay tipsyanag.
HCM. WoolfMeat pie, and by Harry it’ll take a good man to finish it—it’s a mauve one!anag. + Hy + St

Runners-Up in competition 201 to:

A. L. BackarachC. HighamT. W. MelluishE. J. Rackham
R. M. S. CorkVery Rev N. M. KennabyD. S. MilfordH. Rainger
T. DwyerP. W. W. LeachJ. MontgomerieW. K. M. Slimmings
R. G. GordonA. F. LerrigoM. NewmanL. T. Stokes
S. B. GreenDr N. LevyMrs A. M. OsmondF. B. Stubbs
G. M. GwynnC. J. LoweE. G. PhillipsP. H. Taylor