Ximenes Competition No. 24  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  23  |  25  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
24 May 1946SWELL-MOBSMAN normal17


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstF. E. DixonThief who might even break into the almsmen’s bowlanag.
SecondMiss J. FryLittle Willy bones small change. A smart thief!anag. incl. Wm.
ThirdRev L. BlackburnMight have caused railway hold-up, but L.M.S. now blames distributionanag.
HCMiss D. M. AngleIf this pickpocket were demobbed without a shilling he’d still be a dressy fellowi.e. swell(mob s)man
HCH. P. ChubbIf he’s as smart as he looks, you won’t feel the pinch till latercryptic def.; swell = smart
HCMrs CraibLamb’s low men’s resort for well dressed thiefanag.
HCG. H. DicksonHe’s a thief of the Smart Set. Snob as well? M’m... perhapsanag.
HCC. D. EagleThe pickpocket had a good start, but the crowds got their man in the endswell mobs man
HCC. D. HallowsLambs lost in scattered snow? Elm is the stuff for the crook you needanag. of lambs snow elm
HCH. C. HillsWhat is needed to get larger crowds, man? Raffles maybeswell mobs man; ref. Arthur J. Raffles
HCW. S. HoldsworthToo smart for heavy-handed work, he may yet take his pick in a moment of abstractioncryptic def.; swell = smart
HCC. B. JoynerSmart thief jogs man’s elbow on L.M.S.anag. of man’s elbow LMS
HCMrs R. L. KempCatch the thief! You will if you increase the crowds by one manswell mobs man
HCMrs J. KennedyA smart crook puts a man on to increase the size of the crowdsswell mobs + man
HCA. B. KingsfordIncrease crowds? Man, it’s just criminal!swell mobs man
HCMaj D. P. M. MichaelLawless nob with a couple of thousand turns out to be a smart pickpocketanag. incl. MM
HCR. C. ShorterOur swagger doctor, having taken a surgical degree, now keeps a man! It’s our money he’s after!swell MO BS man

No Runners-Up in competition 24