Ximenes Competition No. 243  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  241  |  245  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
243 Aug 1953LODESTAR normal21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstC. E. GatesLeader of the Magi, subtly portrayed by del Sartoanag.; ref. Andrea d. S., Renaissance painter
SecondW. RodgersThe guide pointed to “The Madonna,” del Sarto’s compositionanag.; ref. Andrea d. S., Renaissance painter
ThirdH. WalshamA seam specialist, not likely to shine on Australian wicketslode star
HCE. S. AinleyMakes bearings comprehensible by rough old marineranag. + E, S + tar, & lit.
HCF. D. H. AtkinsonA man learning songs needs the pitch for a guideL odes tar
HCJ. A. BlairIt may give a lead to disheartened ramblersanag. incl. r(ambler)s, & lit.
HCV. E. BrookeRelied on for centuries when things looked black in Lord’s tea-breakanag.
HCJ. A. FinckenSee what leads to your destiny, mariner!lo des(tiny) tar, & lit.
HCE. GomersallOldest arrangement, before the inception of arithmetic, used as an aid to navigationa in anag., & lit.
HCC. R. HaighGuided by this light the wise men were excitedly led to journey’s end before a Kinganag. incl. s. + a R, & lit.
HCH. HeathA sign in the heavens lots read when in troubleanag. & lit.
HCP. HoltbyBecause it’s short Dior’s latest creation is the cynosure of all eyesanag. less it’s
HCJ. P. LloydDitches a sailor? But it shouldn’t!lodes tar, & lit.
HCW. L. MironThis may guide a mariner with narrow waters aheadlodes + tar, & lit.
HCA. RobinsPilot to Pilot: Watch trade winds bearing Southlo + s in anag.; winds, vb.
HCT. E. SandersSee Shiner playing a leading part as a sailor for ha-haslodes tar; ref. 1953 play ‘Seagulls Over Sorrento’ and comic actor Ronald S.; ha-ha = ditch
HCA. J. C. SaundersNavigational aid for a sailor when he comes to the open waterslodes + tar, & lit.
HCMrs E. M. SimmondsHeavenly guidance for a Saint in a terrible ordealSt. in anag.
HCO. Carlton SmithAn oldster, having strayed from the North, could get a new reading from thisanag. less N, & lit.
HCI. YoungHere’s a certain way of getting lost—read the Traveller’s Guide!anag.
HCR. F. ZobelThe scintillating ball is produced by a combination of seam and shinelode star; ref. cricket

Runners-Up in competition 243:

C. Allen BakerMrs J. O. FullerS. LeekieH. Rainger
H. BarnardD. J. FurleyA. W. MaddocksJ. S. Rioch
J. W. BatesMaj A. H. GilesD. P. M. MichaelC. Rosebourne
T. E. BellD. GoddenC. J. MorseJ. C. Shaw
C. M. BrownR. M. GraceF. E. NewloveMiss R. E. Speight
W. C. CartnerJ. A. Maxtone GrahamA. NewnhamR. E. Stumbles
A. J. CroftC. P. GrantD. A. NichollsW. Sunderland
G. H. DicksonR. R. GreenfieldA. C. NorfolkS. A. C. Vann
F. E. DixonJ. P. HancoxSgt L. W. G. OxleyM. J. Venning
Brig W. E. DuncanD. P. HendrieF. R. PalmerM. A. Vernon
W. A. EassonF. N. HoddellL. C. PaymanE. F. Watling
W. EiteJ. J. HollowayL. S. PearceJ. F. N. Wedge
H. H. ElliottB. J. IliffeT. C. PerksM. Woolf
Mrs C. de B. FlemingF. G. IllingworthF. J. Philbrick 
J. A. FloodL. JohnsonA. J. Polson 
A. L. FreemanJ. Hardie KeirE. R. Prentice