Ximenes Competition No. 251  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  249  |  253  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
251 Sep 1953UNMETHODICAL normal27


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstCdr H. H. L. DicksonAll over the place, though not like a doctor doing the roundstho’ in unmedical, & lit.
SecondD. P. M. MichaelMaking the lucid moan!anag. & lit.
ThirdA. RivlinOn detail, much at faultanag. & lit.
HCC. Allen BakerMuch led into a muddleanag. & lit.
HCM. L. BookerMunich led to a realignment here regardless of law and orderanag.; ref. M. Agreement, 1939
HCR. M. S. CorkHaving no plan of the mould, I can do nothing but redesign itanag.
HCMrs W. FearonLike the Foolish Virgins—lacking care and oil—unmatched confusion!anag.; ref. Matt. 25:1-13
HCMrs N. FisherDo lunch with me at one. We’ll make it quite informalanag. incl. I; one = I
HCRev B. FoleyHaphazard setting of clue! Oh, damn it!anag.
HCMaj A. H. GilesI am unclothed—highly improper! It should certainly be against all rulesanag.
HCR. M. GraceNo detail—much confusedanag. & lit.
HCMiss V. GrantI can mould the jigsaw pieces together, with no system whatsoeveranag.
HCC. R. HaighBeing untidy about the house culminated in confusionho in anag. of culminated
HCT. HeaneyNo detail! Much confusion! Unsystematic!anag.
HCC. J. MorseIrregular and varying much on detailanag.
HCMrs M. G. PorterHaphazard variety of clue: oh, damn it!anag.
HCJ. E. PoveyPlanless muddle led to a Munichanag.; ref. M. Agreement, 1939
HCE. J. RackhamI am unclothed, running amok, and liable to a charge of disorderly conduct!anag.
HCD. RussomFrom jumbled letters I can mould the key-word, without any systemanag.; ref. Playfair
HCT. E. SandersCloud in the morning with winds irregularanag. incl. a.m.
HCW. I. D. ScottI am unclothed, mad, but not as Hamletanag.; ref. Hamlet II.2, “madness, yet there is method in’t”
HCR. E. StumblesI am unclothed, drunk and disorderlyanag.
HCJ. ThompsonYou can have the clue! I’m hot and bothered—inclined to leave things to chanceanag.
HCD. H. TompsettCareless on much detailanag. & lit.
HCJ. F. N. WedgeThe man I could vivisect for being very unjustly disposed!anag.; ‘vivisector’ encoded solution in puzzle
HCA. H. WrightAn old tie, much creased and lacking patternanag.
HCFlt Lt N. D. YoungNot what the doctor ordered—swallowing a hot pickle! It’s bad for the system!anag. in unmedical

Runners-Up in competition 251:

E. S. AinleyA. B. GardnerR. H. LemonP. P. Simpson
Miss H. M. BarkasC. E. GatesDr W. A. MaclureW. K. M. Slimmings
A. J. BarnardE. GomersallA. W. Maddocks2 Lt J. P. Smith
H. BernardC. P. GrantT. W. MelluishO. Carlton Smith
J. A. BlairS. B. GreenG. M. MercerJ. A. Stafford
J. C. R. ClaphamW. E. GreenP. H. MorganF. B. Stubbs
J. ColebyH. HeathR. J. MunningsMiss D. W. Taylor
F. L. ConstableP. T. HeathI. MunroP. H. Taylor
D. A. DoddsE. L. HillmanF. E. NewloveH. S. Tribe
W. J. DuffinH. T. E. HoneD. A. NichollsM. A. Vernon
L. E. EyresMiss B. J. HuttF. R. PalmerB. J. Wain
Dr J. N. FellB. J. IliffeR. PostillJ. B. Welman
J. A. FinckenF. G. IllingworthE. R. PrenticeM. Winterbottom
J. A. FloodD. E. G. IrvineK. ReedL. C. Wright
Rev D. FordMrs L. JarmanJ. RileyJ. S. Young
E. M. FowlerG. G. LawranceH. Rotter 
Dr H. D. FriedbergB. M. LeggMrs E. M. Simmonds