Ximenes Competition No. 233  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  231  |  235  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
233 May 1953SAWDUST normal7


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. Allen BakerSpotted duff—that‘s the stuff for stuffing!saw dust; duff1 = coal dust
SecondE. S. AinleyChild’s fretting may lead to this—spotted, dispirited condition—on the carpet—and mother having to beat itsaw dust; i.e. fretwork
ThirdW. J. DuffinSouth leads. Ace put down by West has a grave meaning—fills Dummy with heavinessS + A + W + dust
HCC. R. HaighYou must have discovered the money: it was dropped on your floor, landlord!saw dust
HCD. P. M. Michael’Twas round about dusk almost. That’s what comes of cutting through the wooddus(k) in ’twas (rev.)
HCC. J. MorseReceived money in the form of chipssaw dust
HCE. G. PhillipsStarts with a wise-crack, then comes to earth—on the floor of the pub!saw3 dust

Runners-Up in competition 233:

T. J. GuffickC. KauffmanMiss D. W. TaylorD. L. Tuckett