Ximenes Competition No. 211  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  209  |  213  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
211 Xmas 1952CAROL-SINGERS or HOLLY-BERRIES normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstM. WinterbottomI, Scrooge, parting with nothing, with a snarl would turn them outCS; anag. less O & lit.
SecondR. PostillWhen they’re out of tune, closing your ears may spare you!CS; anag. less you & lit.
ThirdJ. W. ParrComplements of the season from Lily, Rose and HerbHB; anag.
HCC. Allen BakerBad losers gain little credit: they simply create a strain in harmonious companyanag. incl. cr.
HCLt Col P. S. BainesReal crossing jam—pedestrian waits!anag.; wait1 (n.)
HCJ. A. BlairHe’ll he sorry I served up fruit on top of Christmas pudding!anag.
HCR. N. ChignellWorried racing losers hope to pick up a bit at Christmas meetingsanag.
HCM. B. FisherA cacophony of groans, cries and singular Latin is all we might get from them!anag. incl. L & lit.
HCS. B. GreenWaits by the lamp-post, perhaps, to receive letters from racing losers!anag.; wait1 (n.)
HCC. HighamNoel rags the better part of rich society in The Vortex: our Noel can be too familiar!anag. with ric(h) and S; ref. play by N. Coward
HCS. HolgateThe spinners change ends and serve up tempting but dangerous balls on the treacherous greenchanging ends, (Eric) Hollies and (Bob) Berry, English spin bowlers
HCMrs F. LaingPresent at Christmas? Get hosiery and be fifty-fifty right. There’s a ladder!—Hang!anag. of hosiery be LL r, 2 defs.
HCT. W. MelluishWaits near the mistletoe but scares no girl improperlyanag.; wait1 (n.)
HCF. E. NewloveReds in Hollywood? Many are tied up with the pictures now—a pretty poisonous bunch!3 mngs.; slightly poisonous to humans
HCS. L. PatonCars linger so in a jam—that’s how you get such waitsanag.; wait1 (n.)
HCM. G. Powell-DaviesCollecting coin or largess for some good cause? Ring away—here’s the wherewithalanag. less O & lit.
HCO. Carlton SmithNo caress! Girl in confusion, yet waits expectantanag.
HCF. B. StubbsThey bid us rejoice or sling cares to the windsanag.
HCJ. A. L. SturrockNo girl cares to be cut by Society, thus waits, hoping for charm to get its rewardanag. + S (cut = drunk/adulterated); charm = blended singing
HCJ. B. SykesThose weather-forecasters ought to be hung right now, or else horribly mutilated!anag.; Autumn h.b. thought to herald bad winter
HCH. S. TribeIn the Street at Christmas—wait, wait, wait! Real crossing reform neededanag.; wait1 (n.)

Runners-Up in competition 211:

E. S. AinleyP. A. HallC. J. MorseA. E. Smith
Mrs M. AndersonC. T. HattenMrs M. G. PorterL. R. Smith
Mrs W. R. ChalkleyF. G. IllingworthE. J. RackhamMiss N. Smith
L. G. ChasteyA. L. JefferyC. P. ReaMiss D. W. Taylor
E. ClarkL. W. JenkinsonR. C. ReevesMrs J. W. Taylor
B. G. H. CleggD. S. JohnsonE. W. RichartJ. Thompson
H. J. ConnellC. KauffmanA. RivlinMary Walker
Brig W. E. DuncanJ. Hardie KeirA. RobinsH. Walsham
T. DwyerMrs J. H. C. LawlorJ. L. RuddleJ. R. Wheeler
L. E. EyresP. W. W. LeachC. B. RyvesS. E. Wilson
Dr J. N. FellJ. A. LochheadT. E. SandersL. C. Wright
J. A. FloodH. LyonE. O. SeymourI. Young
F. C. GearyT. A. MartinMrs E. ShackletonJ. S. Young
R. M. GraceE. J. MillerMrs E. M. SimmondsJ. T. Young